VA
  • TGT on YouTube
  • About TGT
  • The TGT Team
  • How TGT rates
  • Responsible Gambling Advice
  • Contact Our Team
  • Writers Wanted
  • Content Disclaimer
  • Affiliate Disclosure
Contains commercial content
Billboard Left
Billboard Left
The Grueling Truth - Where Legends Speak / NFL Power Rankings a Week after Free Agency Started

NFL Power Rankings a Week after Free Agency Started

NFL Off-Season Power Rankings
Publish Date: 03/18/2017
Fact checked by: Mark Lewis
Nov 6, 2016; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders outside linebacker Bruce Irvin (51) reacts towards the crowd before a play against the Denver Broncos in the first quarter at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports



It might be a little early for Power Rankings, but free agencyย and the draft is where you get a sense of what teams are trending up and which are headed in the wrong direction.

1) New England Patriots

They were the best team at the end of the season and believe it or not, they look like they have gotten a lot better over the past week.

2) Atlanta Falcons

The Falcons, of course, blew a 25-point lead in losing the Super Bowl. This is still a very talented team and they lost no players of any note.

3) Oakland Raiders

The Raiders lost players in free agency, but they were guys that for the most part should be easily replaced. Derek Carr will only be better next year and getting a running back would help. The defense needs to improve.

4) New York Giants

The Giants just may be the favorite in the NFC East if they can solidifyย the offensive line in the draft. The defense was excellent last year and the offense seems to be nearing take off.

5) Pittsburgh Steelers

The Steelers are still loaded on offense and I expect they will make strides to fix the defense come draft time.

6) Dallas Cowboys

The retirement of Doug Free could be a big blow to this team’s hopes. Can Prescott repeat last season and can “The Boys” fix the holes in their defense?

7) Seattle Seahawks

The Seahawks answered the running back problem by signing Eddie Lacy. Now the question becomes will Lacy get in shape? The Hawks need to address both the offensive and defensive lines if they want to contend for another Super Bowl Championship.

8) Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Bucs were close to making the playoffs last year and I think this is the year they make it. DeSean Jackson is a huge addition. Now, can Winston take his game to the next level?

9) Green Bay Packers

The Packers have Aaron Rodgers, the rest is a question of what are they going to do about a bad defense? Losing Micah Hyde does not seem like an answer. It is time Ted Thompson is held accountable. With Aaron Rodgers at the helm this team should be better than what they have been.

10) Kansas City Chiefs

This team has holes and they have probably reached the ceiling with Alex Smith at quarterback.

11) Tennessee Titans

I expect this will be the year the Titans break through and make the playoffs. A good draft moves them into the top 10 when I do this after the draft.

12) Detroit Lions

The offensive line is looking solid and if Stafford doesn’t get hurt last year the Lions would have won the division.

13) Denver Broncos

The Ronald Leary signing was huge for a bad offensive line. If they can get solid QB play they will be in the mix again.

14) Houston Texans

They are this low because they do not have a viable option at QB.

15) Miami Dolphins

The Dolphins improved their team in free agency, but to be a serious contender they need big time improvements on the defensive side of the ball.

16) Baltimore Ravens

The Ravens need to have a great draft. They will be very good on defense and they have a great head coach. More team speed is a must, but they know have a great safety combo.

17) Philadelphia Eagles

After a week of free agency the Eagles have some offensive weapons. Next up will be the draft. Will they be looking to add a running back? If they do they could get near the top 10 real soon.

18) Washington Redskins

The Skins have been a mess during this off-season.

19) Carolina Panthers

The Panthers brought back Peppers which will helps the defense. They still need to upgrade their defensive backs and offensive line.

20) Indianapolis Colts

The Colts’ defense is a mess, and until they fix it, they will continue to miss the playoffs.

21) Arizona Cardinals

Arizona is getting older as we speak. They better knock it out of the park during the draft.

22) New Orleans Saints

The Saints still have Drew Brees, and the defense was better last year. It wouldn’t surprise me if they climb this ranking page very quickly.

23) Minnesota Vikings

The Vikings are seemingly a mess and I don’t know if there is a quick fix available.

24) Los Angeles Chargers

I think they are close to getting very good, very quickly.

25) Cincinnati Bengals

The Bengals over the last two years have lost multiple pieces to a consistent playoff team. After looking like he might have a clue for five years it has nowย been confirmed that Mike Brown has no clue how to run a professional football team.

26) Jacksonville Jaguars

With free agent signings, it seems the Jags are on the right track. I will believe it when I see it.

27) Buffalo Bills

The Bills still have some pieces, but as of right now not nearly enough.

28) Los Angeles Rams

A couple of nice pickups in free agency. Maybe this team is finally on the right track?

29) Chicago Bears

Mike Glennon looks to be the Bears starting QB. With that being said, I might have them rated too high.

30) San francisco 49ers

This team still has a lot of holes, but they seem headed in the right direction.

31) New York Jets

The Jets have signed a long snapper in free agency. This team as always seems to be a mess.

32) Cleveland Browns

It would not surprise me if they are not at the bottom of this list much longer. They have made some moves.



Billboard Left
Billboard Left
Read Also
The Greatest College Basketball Team of All Time
Rating the greatest college basketball teams ever has been done many times ...
Come Fly with me: How the 1988-89 Chicago Bulls pushed forward to an NBA dynasty.
Find the best sportsbook to bet on the NBA Playoffs! Prologue: By ...
SI Sportsbook Promo
Esteban de Jesus, Roberto Duran y AIDS (1972-89)
Many of us dream of celebrity sports fame, but only cruel individuals ...
What is the Best Decade of Basketball in NBA History?
15Every NBA player and fan thinks that their generation of basketball was ...
Elmer Ray: The Humble Man of Hastings
"Men judge generally more by the eye than by the hand, for ...
Grading every NFL teamโ€™s picks from the 2021 NFL Draft
Quickly, click away if youโ€™re going to get upset by reading draft ...
Sam Teets 2021 NFL three-round predictive mock draft 6.0
This is a predictive NFL mock draft and my final of the ...
Sam Teets 2021 NFL mock draft 4.0- Free agency shakes things up
Despite the salary cap dropping to $182.5 million, the start of NFL ...
Top 100 remaining 2021 NFL free agents after Day 1
This is the most up-to-date list of available NFL free agents following ...
Sportsbook of the month
SI Sportsbook - Get your Free Bet now! Get your Free Bet now!
Latest News
Boxing Beterbiev vs Yarde: Odds, Tips and Predictions 01/28/23
๐ŸฅŠย Boxing Match: Beterbiev vs Yarde ๐Ÿ“…ย Date: January 28 ...
6 Takeaways as Trayce Jackson Davis leads the Hoosiers to a fourth straight win
Indiana won its fourth consecutive game with a ...
NHL Red Wings vs Canadiens: Odds, Tips, and Predictions 01/26/23
๐Ÿ“… Date: Thursday, January, 26 ๐Ÿ•š Game Time: ...
Our Latest YouTube Videos
Video: NFL๐Ÿˆ Predictions Show: Conference Championship Game previews
NFL Predictions Show: Conference Championship Game previews
Video: Bengals Weekly Show W/Joe Kelly: Bengals/Bills Preview with Guest Tony Da Tiger
Bengals Weekly Show W/Joe Kelly: Bengals/Bills Preview with Guest Tony Da Tiger
Video: NFL๐Ÿˆ Predictions Show: Giants vs Eagles, will the Giants pull the upset?
NFL Predictions Show: Giants vs Eagles, will the Giants pull the upset?
Betting Tips
Sportsbook of the month
SI Sportsbook - Get your Free Bet now! Get your Free Bet now!
Top Betting Sites
Top Betting Bonuses
SI Sportsbook
SI Sportsbook
SI Sportsbook Review
97/100
DraftKings
DraftKings
DraftKings Review
96/100
FanDuel
FanDuel
FanDuel Review
94/100
PointsBet
PointsBet
PointsBet Review
94/100
BetMGM
BetMGM
BetMGM Review
93/100
SI Sportsbook
SI Sportsbook Bonus
BET $20 GET $200 IN FREE BETS
T&Cs apply
9.7/10
First deposit only | 21+ & located in VA | Promo code as seen| A qualifying bet is $20 or more | Min odds of +120 or more | Free Bet Tokens credited after bet is settled and expire after 7 days | Free Bet stakes not included in winnings | Please Gamble Responsibly - Gambling Problem? VA: CALL 1-888-532-3500 | Full T&C apply
DraftKings
DraftKings Bonus
20% up to $1000
T&Cs apply
9.6/10
FanDuel
FanDuel Bonus
Bet $5, Get $150 in Bonus Bets
T&Cs apply
9.4/10
BetMGM
BetMGM Bonus
100% up to $1000
T&Cs apply
9.3/10
BetRivers.com
BetRivers.com Bonus
100% up to $500
T&Cs apply
9.2/10
Our Team
Mike GoodpasterAuthor IconJosh SchwartzSamuel TeetsMark Lewis
+8
Mike Goodpaster
Mike Goodpaster
Chief Editor
Author Icon
Christopher Carlson
Content Writer
Josh Schwartz
Josh Schwartz
Editor
Samuel Teets
Samuel Teets
US Sports Veteran
Mark Lewis
Mark Lewis
Editor
Simon Briffa
Simon Briffa
Sports Editor
Chris Benedict
Chris Benedict
Editor
Author Icon
Malik Zorrok
Author
Author Icon
Daniel Kornhauser
Author
John Raspanti
John Raspanti
Author
Author Icon
Buddy Gibbs
Author
Brian Coburn
Brian Coburn
Author
Peter Bonahoom
Peter Bonahoom
Author
Find out what the legends have to say about sports this week....

If you enjoy hearing from the legends of pro sports, then be sure to tune into โ€œThe Grueling Truthโ€ sports shows, โ€œWhere the legends speakโ€

Contact us: [email protected]

Players must be 21 years of age or older or reach the minimum age for gambling in their respective state and located in jurisdictions where online gambling is legal. Please play responsibly. Bet with your head, not over it. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, and wants help, call or visit: (a) the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey at 1-800-Gambler or www.800gambler.org; or (b) Gamblers Anonymous at 855-2-CALL-GA or www.gamblersanonymous.org.

This site is using Cloudflare and adheres to the Google Safe Browsing Program. We adapted Google's Privacy Guidelines to keep your data safe at all times.

sdfgfdgcsdfgfdgcww
Move to Top
Close
Stake.us Exclusive Bonus
5% Rakeback
Promo Code
Copy
Visit Site
T&Cs apply, 21+
Payment Methods
Bitcoin
Litecoin
Ethereum
Dogecoin
Highlights
  • Social casino loved by Drake!
  • Play Plinko, Hilo, Crash and more!
  • Get Stake Cash bonuses every day!
Stake Originals
Dice
Crash
Plinko
Mines
×
Your Bonus Code:
The bonus offer of was already opened in an additional window. If not, you can open it also by clicking the following link:
Visit Site