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BRIAN BILLICK'S Brian Billick is an acclaimed NFL game analyst for FOX Sports and a Super Bowl-winning coach.

NFL Power Rankings: Week 3


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Posted September 24, 2013 09:51 AM EDT

The 49ers and Packers are falling fast, while the Bengals and Jets are on the rise.

Watch Brian Billick explain his Week 3 rankings further here.

+11

New York Jets

-10

San Francisco 49ers

FOX SPORTS NFL POWER RANKINGS

RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

3-0 - 1/5
Peyton Manning will tell you that the Broncos offense still has plenty of things to work on, but I can tell you that most teams don't even look this sharp in 7-on-7 drills during practice.
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2

3-0 - 1/4
Is there a tougher place to play in the NFL than Seattle right now? With the 49ers struggling and a head-to-head win already in the books, the Seahawks hold a comfortable two-game lead in the NFC West.
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3

3-0 2 3/9
I really liked how the Patriots simplified their passing game on Sunday for Tom Brady and his targets to get back on the same page. Easy three-step routes … no thinking, just playing.
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4

3-0 3 4/20
The Bears got a win on the road against a desperate Steelers team and turned them over five times in the process. We will know even more about the Bears over the next two weeks as they travel to Detroit and then host New Orleans.
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5

2-1 4 5/13
The Bengals had a 14-point cushion before Aaron Rodgers ever took a snap on Sunday. Then they faced a 16-point deficit after the Packers dished out 30 unanswered points. But Cincy responded by scoring the final 20 points to win 34-30. I'm out of breath jExpand Description
The Bengals had a 14-point cushion before Aaron Rodgers ever took a snap on Sunday. Then they faced a 16-point deficit after the Packers dished out 30 unanswered points. But Cincy responded by scoring the final 20 points to win 34-30. I'm out of breath just thinking about that. Collapse Description
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6

3-0 5 2/16
The Saints are the fifth best scoring defense in the NFL right now, giving up just 12.5 points per game. But its not like the Bucs or Cardinals are extremely dangerous offenses. Let's see how they stack up against Miami, Chicago and New England the next Expand Description
The Saints are the fifth best scoring defense in the NFL right now, giving up just 12.5 points per game. But its not like the Bucs or Cardinals are extremely dangerous offenses. Let's see how they stack up against Miami, Chicago and New England the next three weeks. Collapse Description
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7

3-0 3 1/19
The Chiefs have now surpassed their entire 2012 win total and are the first team in NFL history to start a season 3-0 following a season in which they lost 14 or more games.
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8

2-1 4 5/25
It's only fitting that on a day when Ed Reed and Ray Lewis were both back in Baltimore that the Ravens scored a defensive touchdown en route to a 30-9 shellacking of the Texans.
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9

2-1 5 4/32
Houston actually outgained the Ravens through the air and on the ground, but surrendered a special teams touchdown and an interception return for a touchdown and you simply can't overcome those types of mistakes in the NFL.
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10

3-0 3 10/25
With two road wins and two wins against 2012 playoff teams, the 3-0 Dolphins need to be taken seriously. Miami hasn't started 4-0 since 1995, but they will need to beat the 3-0 Saints -- in New Orleans -- to match that feat next week. Expand Description
With two road wins and two wins against 2012 playoff teams, the 3-0 Dolphins need to be taken seriously. Miami hasn't started 4-0 since 1995, but they will need to beat the 3-0 Saints -- in New Orleans -- to match that feat next week. Collapse Description
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11

2-1 3 10/18
If only DeMarco Murray could play the Rams every week…
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12

2-1 3 4/15
I think Ahmad Bradshaw was a little motivated after the Trent Richardson signing. I haven't seen him run that hard and angry … ever.
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13

1-2 10 1/13
So Colin Kaepernick is averaging just 138.5 passing yards in the last two weeks with a combined four interceptions, but it's time the defense took some criticism as well. There are currently 24 teams in the NFL that are surrendering fewer points than theExpand Description
So Colin Kaepernick is averaging just 138.5 passing yards in the last two weeks with a combined four interceptions, but it's time the defense took some criticism as well. There are currently 24 teams in the NFL that are surrendering fewer points than the 49ers. Collapse Description
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14

2-1 3 6/20
Calvin Johnson has reached the 100-yard receiving mark in 10 of his last 12 games and tied Tory Holt on Sunday as the fourth fastest receiver to reach 8,000 receiving yards in a career.
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15

1-2 9 6/24
The Packers turned the Bengals over on four consecutive possessions, but only had 13 points to show for it. The Packers now find themselves in an early two-game hole behind the Chicago Bears in the NFC North.
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16

1-2 8 4/31
The Falcons didn't lose their second game until Week 14 last season, but it's not like this is uncharted territory in Atlanta. The last time the Falcons started 1-2 was in 2011 … they finished with 10 wins and made the playoffs.
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17

2-1 3 14/26
Jake Locker had a career-high 68 rushing yards in the win over the Chargers on Sunday, but that needs to be commonplace for this offense if they want to win consistently.
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18

2-1 11 12/30
The defensive line in New York may push the line of scrimmage better than any other front in the league right now, but 20 penalties in a game is concerning. This is the first time a team in the NFL won a game with 20+ penalties since the Browns did it inExpand Description
The defensive line in New York may push the line of scrimmage better than any other front in the league right now, but 20 penalties in a game is concerning. This is the first time a team in the NFL won a game with 20+ penalties since the Browns did it in 1951. 1951! Collapse Description
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19

1-2 3 11/26
Philip Rivers looks like the league's most improved player after three weeks. His 83.3 completion percentage on Sunday was good for the second-most accurate day of his career.
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20

1-2 1 9/23
The Eagles had five giveaways on Thursday night and have now lost eight straight at home.
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21

1-2 - 16/27
The Bills were just 4-of-18 on third downs and failed to score a touchdown on three trips in the red zone. They have to be more efficient.
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22

1-2 6 2/28
The Panthers' 38-point win over the Giants was the largest margin of victory in team history … beating their prior high of 34 against Kansas City in 2008.
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23

1-2 5 14/28
The Rams gained just 18 yards of total offense in the first half on Sunday and were a brutal 1-for-13 on third down conversions in the game. That ain't gonna cut it.
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24

1-2 1 9/29
I don't care how undersized he is or how unimpressive his 40-yard dash time was … Tyrann Mathieu is going to be a star in this league. His ability to create turnovers reminds me of Charles Tillman in Chicago.
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25

0-3 2 13/30
Big Ben threw for 406 yards on Sunday, but had four turnovers in the process … two of which were returned for touchdowns by the Bears.
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26

1-2 4 17/31
So that's what tanking the season looks like, huh? But in all seriousness, turning the ball over four times isn't going to result in many wins.
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27

0-3 5 21/32
This is the 12th time in team history that the Bucs have started a season 0-3 … only the Bengals have more.
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28

0-3 2 13/31
You think it's bad in the nation's capital right now? Wait until they lose to the Raiders on their cross-country road trip next week.
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29

0-3 5 15/31
The Giants are 0-3 for the first time since 1996 and the 38-point loss to the Panthers is the team's worst loss in the Tom Coughlin era.
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30

0-3 5 10/30
Adrian Peterson is averaging just 93.6 yards per game and, believe it or not, that is better than his 230 rushing yards after the first three weeks last season. 2,000 yards is still a reality for All Day in 2013.
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31

1-2 - 25/32
Terrelle Pryor made some big league throws last night on Monday Night Football. He showed me some signs that he can develop into a long-term starter in the NFL. There are still five winless teams ranked higher than the Raiders, but that may change next Expand Description
Terrelle Pryor made some big league throws last night on Monday Night Football. He showed me some signs that he can develop into a long-term starter in the NFL. There are still five winless teams ranked higher than the Raiders, but that may change next week -- if he can go after his concussion against the Broncos. Collapse Description
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32

0-3 - 25/32
The Jaguars are now 1-15 in their last 16 games. It wouldn't be right to continue to pick on them at this point.
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NFC STANDINGS

East Division 

TEAM W L T
Eagles    7 3 0
Cowboys    7 3 0
Giants    3 7 0
Redskins    3 7 0
 

West Division 

TEAM W L T
Cardinals    9 1 0
49ers    6 4 0
Seahawks    6 4 0
Rams    4 6 0
 

North Division 

TEAM W L T
Lions    7 3 0
Packers    7 3 0
Bears    4 6 0
Vikings    4 6 0
 

South Division 

TEAM W L T
Falcons    4 6 0
Saints    4 6 0
Panthers    3 7 1
Buccaneers    2 8 0
 

AFC STANDINGS

East Division 

TEAM W L T
Patriots    8 2 0
Dolphins    6 4 0
Bills    5 5 0
Jets    2 8 0
 

West Division 

TEAM W L T
Broncos    7 3 0
Chiefs    7 4 0
Chargers    6 4 0
Raiders    1 10 0
 

North Division 

TEAM W L T
Steelers    7 4 0
Bengals    6 3 1
Ravens    6 4 0
Browns    6 4 0
 

South Division 

TEAM W L T
Colts    6 4 0
Texans    5 5 0
Titans    2 8 0
Jaguars    1 9 0