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Week 2 Power Poll: Ravens, Bears on rise; Colts plummet

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My, how the Indianapolis Colts have fallen.

How they voted ...
While the NFL.com Power Poll has the Pats ranked No. 3, they could have moved ahead of Baltimore into the No. 2 spot had two experts not ranked them closer to 10th than first. Who were they? More ...

» Harrison: Bears rising, Steelers falling » Fan Rankings: Prove experts wrong

Losing in blowout fashion to the Houston Texans sent the Colts from No. 10 to No. 30 in this week's NFL.com Power Poll. The 20-spot plummet was the most eye-opening change from our panel of nine experts, but it was far from the only big move:

» Coming off impressive wins over expected Super Bowl contenders, the Baltimore Ravens and Chicago Bears each rose seven spots.

» The Buffalo Bills, fresh off a road blowout victory over the Chiefs, jumped 11 spots. Kansas City, meanwhile, plummeted nine spots.

» A strong peformance from the Redskins, who doubled up the Giants, resulted in a 10-spot leap for Washington and six-spot fall for New York.

Check back every Tuesday to see how our panel voted and where your favorite team ranks. Disagree with our panel's votes? Let your voice be heard in NFL.com's Fan Rankings.


 

NFL.com Power Poll

Teams ranked Nos. 1 through 32, as voted on by a panel of nine NFL.com and NFL Network experts. Total points based on 32 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 32nd-place vote.
Rank
Previous
Team
W-L
First-place votes
Last-place votes
Points
1
1
Green Bay Packers
1-0
9
-
288
2
9
Baltimore Ravens
1-0
-
-
271
3
2
New England Patriots
1-0
-
-
267
4
6
Philadelphia Eagles
1-0
-
-
257
5
7
New York Jets
1-0
-
-
249
6
4
New Orleans Saints
0-1
-
-
241
7
8
San Diego Chargers
1-0
-
-
228
8
12
Houston Texans
1-0
-
-
224
9
16
Chicago Bears
1-0
-
-
223
10
3
Pittsburgh Steelers
0-1
-
-
213
11
14
Detroit Lions
1-0
-
-
201
12
5
Atlanta Falcons
0-1
-
-
195
13
23
Washington Redskins
1-0
-
-
166
14
15
Dallas Cowboys
0-1
-
-
165
15
11
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
0-1
-
-
162
16
19
Oakland Raiders
1-0
-
-
142
17
28
Buffalo Bills
1-0
-
-
138
18
21
Arizona Cardinals
1-0
-
-
134
19
13
New York Giants
0-1
-
-
122
20
20
Jacksonville Jaguars
1-0
-
-
122
21
17
St. Louis Rams
0-1
-
-
94
22t
22
Miami Dolphins
0-1
-
-
91
22t
29
San Francisco 49ers
1-0
-
-
91
24
31
Cincinnati Bengals
1-0
-
-
84
25
25t
Tennessee Titans
0-1
-
-
70
25
25t
Minnesota Vikings
0-1
-
1
62
27t
18
Kansas City Chiefs
0-1
-
-
54
27t
32
Carolina Panthers
0-1
-
-
54
29
24
Cleveland Browns
0-1
-
-
51
30
10
Indianapolis Colts
0-1
-
2
43
31
30
Denver Broncos
0-1
-
3
29
32
27
Seattle Seahawks
0-1
-
3
21


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