Who tops the Power Rankings after the preseason?
The Vikings are my preseason tip to win it all. The defense is elite, they have quality skill position players and a quarterback with three straight 4,000-yard seasons under his belt.
My leading AFC team is the Jags and I believe their defense and running game can carry them all the way to the Super Bowl. I'd feel even better if the passing game did more than "just enough."
Now the games are beginning, let's find out if the cracks are beginning to appear in Fortress Foxboro. Tom Brady gives this team a chance every week but there could be trouble in paradise.
10. *Pittsburgh Steelers*
This Le'Veon Bell stuff is getting serious and some of the comments coming from his offensive linemen are worrying. That's a major black mark on a team with genuine title ambitions.
11. *Los Angeles Chargers*
Don't be surprised to see LA's 'other' team make a serious run in 2018. The Chargers boast an elite QB, elite pass rushers x 2 and an elite corner. Now, they just need a little bit of good luck.
12. *Houston Texans*
13. *Tennessee Titans*
Mike Vrabel will bring some attitude to a Titans team that is now loaded with talent on both sides of the ball. Anything less than a return to the AFC playoffs will be deemed a disappointment.
14. *Baltimore Ravens*
Joe Flacco is clinging to his starting job by his fingertips but could be saved by an improved receiving corps and a solid ground attack. The D is traditionally one of the best around.
15. *San Francisco 49ers*
16. *Carolina Panthers*
17. *Chicago Bears*
18. *Detroit Lions*
19. *New York Giants*
20. *Washington Redskins*
21. *Cincinnati Bengals*
22. *Dallas Cowboys*
23. *Denver Broncos*
24. *Seattle Seahawks*
Seattle have always been a competitive bunch under Pete Carroll but they have lost so much and so quickly in this offseason. The presence of Russell Wilson means a disastrous season will be avoided.
25. *Miami Dolphins*
Not many are predicting good things for the Dolphins and I'm not sure what to make of them. They're pretty non-descript right now but Adam Gase's men seem ready to prove us all wrong.
26. *New York Jets*
27. *Arizona Cardinals*
28. *Tampa Bay Buccaneers*
Jameis Winston is suspended for the first three weeks of the year and it's not nearly the disaster it might be for some other teams. That tells you everything you need to know about his status.
29. *Cleveland Browns*
30. *Buffalo Bills*
Anyone fancy a game on Buffalo's offensive line? The first five fans onto the field get to start. Okay, it's not quite that bad but it is the reason that Josh Allen is being kept on the bench.
31. *Oakland Raiders*
What is going on with the Silver and Black? I find it hard to believe this is part of the master plan. Khalil Mack was a generational player and you do not let those guys leave the building.