NFL Power Rankings Week 1: Kansas City Chiefs set the tone
By Will Lomas
6. Dallas Cowboys
-The Cowboys have shifted from a team dominated by the “feed Zeke” mentality to a team that now can force defenses to treat him as an afterthought. With two 1,000 yard receivers in Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup, CeeDee Lamb is in a prime position to be a guy who thrives on the disrespect that rookie wide receivers get.
This may feel like a high spot in the power rankings at first glance, but don’t sleep on them to end up as the NFC’s highest rated team in these power rankings if they can find a way to use their weapons correctly.
5. Tennessee Titans
-The Tennessee Titans made it to the AFC Championship Game last year despite:
-A historically bad season from kickers.
-Taylor Lewan being suspended for 4 games.
-Malcolm Butler, Cameron Wake, Adoree Jackson, and Jayon Brown all missing multiple games or going on I.R.
-Derrick Henry having a hamstring injury and missing a game.
-Starting Marcus Mariota over Ryan Tannehill for 6 games.
And people have the nerve to talk about them like they are guaranteed to regress in 2020? The Tennessee Titans deserve the 5th spot in these power rankings and people need to understand how much closer they are to the Chiefs and Ravens than they are to the Colts and Texans.
These power rankings weigh QB, EDGE, CB, OT, and head coach heavily and last year the Titans had the most efficient QB, they added Jadeveon Clowney, they have one of the best trio of CBs in the NFL, have Taylor Lewan, and Mike Vrabel seems to be one of the most relatable coaches in the NFL.
That is why they are here, and they are going to have to lose to move down in these power rankings because we didn’t even talk about the upside of A.J. Brown, Jonnu Smith, Rashaan Evans, Harold Landry, Jeffery Simmons, and the list goes on.