Antonio Brown dominated Week 1 (photo credit:

1 – New England (1-0)

The Patriots, without Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski, Rob Ninkovich and Dion Lewis, were supposed to fall to the Cardinals. Didn’t happen. Belichick 1, NFL 0.

2 – Pittsburgh (1-0)

Like the Patriots, no Le’Veon Bell, Martavis Bryant, and Heath Miller is retired. The Steelers dominated on both sides of the ball.

3 – Denver (1-0)

The defending champs showed that they’re not just going to go into rebuilding mode. C.J. Anderson may end up being a lot better than most think.

4 – Cincinnati (1-0)

The Bengals faced a difficult Jets team on the road without Tyler Eifert and Vontaze Burfict. Despite taking a beating from the Jets’ defense, Andy Dalton threw for 366 yards and score to A.J. Green (12-180).

5 – Green Bay (1-0)

Aaron Rodgers was able to make several great plays, despite defenders being in his face. The defense bent, but did not break and the Packers were able to get a road win over what could be a good Jacksonville team.

6 – Seattle (1-0)

Russell Wilson was able to pull a victory…er…rabbit from his hat as the Seahawks escaped a possible defeat at the hands of the Dolphins. The great teams win games they should lose, but offensive line situation is concerning, as is the status of Wilson’s ankle.

7 – Tampa Bay (1-0)

Number 7 may seem a bit high, but Tampa is a team on the rise. They were able to prove that they could win a big division road game by throttling Atlanta and limited Julio Jones.

8 – Oakland (1-0)

The Raiders are another team on the rise and you have to hand it to Jack Del Rio for going for the win by going for 2 in the closing seconds.

9 – Kansas City (1-0)

The Chiefs looked like they were done, but fought back against a good Charger team. The AFC West is going to be the best division in football this year.

10 – Houston (1-0)

The Texans look like a better team with Brock Osweiler and Lamar Miller in that offense.

11 – Minnesota (1-0)

The Vikings have work to do on offense, but their defense looks elite.

12 – Baltimore (1-0)

Anytime you have John Harbaugh, you have a chance to win. The Ravens should exceed expectations this year.

13 – New York Giants (1-0)

The Giants have a deep passing attack and an improved defense. It’s very possible that they win the NFC East.

14 – Arizona (0-1)

The Cardinals still have the most complete team, but they need to win the big games. The Patriots outplayed and outcoached them.

15 – New York Jets (0-1)

The Jets have a great defense and if the offense can improve, they should make the postseason.

16 – Carolina (0-1)

The offense looks very good, especially with Kelvin Benjamin back in the lineup. The Panthers just need to figure out how to win those close games.

17 – Jacksonville (0-1)

The Jaguars have nothing to be ashamed of as they nearly pulled off a win at home versus Green Bay. They were able to move the ball at will and get after Aaron Rodgers.

18 – New Orleans (0-1)

The Saints still have a bad defense, but as long as they have Brandin Cooks, Willie Snead, Mark Ingram and of course, Drew Brees, the offense should keep them in most games.

19 – Detroit (1-0)

Most did not see Detroit posting 39 points, but it’s possible their offense is very underrated.

20 – San Francisco (1-0)

They’re not playoff-bound, but with an improved offensive line and a swarming front seven, the Niners should win more games than most would have thought a week ago.

21 – Indianapolis (0-1)

The Colts have a good offense, but a not-so-good defense. They will have to improve if they want to sniff the postseason.

22 – Dallas (0-1)

Rookies Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliot should make Dallas a threat, but with the several defensive stars absent, Dallas will likely miss the postseason.

23 – Washington (0-1)

Kirk Cousins and the offense weren’t able to get started, but this should still be a competitive team in 2016.

24 – San Diego (0-1)

With Keenan Allen sidelined for the season, the Chargers will be an exciting team, but will likely lack the things a team needs to make the postseason.

25 – Atlanta (0-1)

Matt Ryan, Julio Jones, and an improved defense make the Falcons dangerous. The problem is, you don’t know which Falcon team will show up.

26 – Miami (0-1)

You have to credit Miami’s heart and strategy in Seattle. They just always seem to be a day late and a dollar short.

27 – Philadelphia (1-0)

They should probably be higher on this list. Just not sure who should move down.

28 – Chicago (0-1)

The Bears are another team that could climb this list even by next week. They just didn’t play well against Houston.

29 – Buffalo (0-1)

The Bills should challenge for a playoff spot, but need to play better.

30 – Tennessee (0-1)

The Titans have the talent, but this is probably not the year.

31 – Los Angeles (0-1)

The Rams could not have been more bad than they were on Monday Night Football. They may have to think about switching quarterbacks sooner than most thought.

32 – Cleveland (0-1)

They were barely competitive against the Eagles. Now with Robert Griffin out, they just seem destined to be in last.