14. Las Vegas Raiders (+7)
Anything can happen when you play rivalry games, so it shouldn’t have been a shock to see the Raiders beat the Kansas City Chiefs. However, it was an absolute shock to see the Raiders beat the Chiefs and anyone who tells you they saw it coming has some serious work to do to convince me that they aren’t Raiders fans.
The Raiders have been a team that has to be run through Darren Waller and some plays to Josh Jacobs, but Henry Ruggs, Nelson Agholor, and Devontae Booker were great today for Vegas. I haven’t had high expectations for the team, but maybe that should change now.
13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-1)
I have been lower than most on the Bucs since Tom Brady signing, so their spot in my power rankings isn’t changing very much. In fact, the biggest issue I had with the Bucs loss on Thursday was that their defense looked bad.
Offensively they were fine, but I think that is what you should expect of Tom Brady on most games going forward, not someone who is going to hit 5 TDs to 5 different players.
The Bucs road gets harder from here on out so don’t be surprised if we get to November and this team is 4-4 and personalities are starting to clash.