|NFL power rankings|
But three weeks into the season, it's actually clear which is the better team and for the first time since the 2011 season, the Jets have moved ahead of the Giants in the Daily News power rankings. In beating the Bills while the Giants were being squashed by the Giants, the Jets looked strong where the Giants are weak – along the offensive and defensive lines. They climbed eight spots into the 19th spot while the Giants fell five spots to 27th.
Of course, the Giants aren't the only disappointing team. They're joined at 0-3 by the Steelers and Vikings, who both began the year with legitimate playoff hopes. Meanwhile, the 49ers, Packers and Vikings all lost to fall to 1-2 and tumble out of our top 10.
Meanwhile, the Broncos and Seahawks remained in the top two spots after convincing victories.
As usual, feel free to disagree (join the discussion in the comment section below):
1. (Last week - 1) Broncos (3-0): Who needs Von Miller? Not with that offense scoring points.
2. (2) Seahawks (3-0): They've got a two-game lead in the division, full steam ahead.
3. (5) Saints (3-0): Rob Ryan has done wonders with this defense.
4. (8) Bears (3-0): Jay Cutler still hasn't turned it over.
5. (9) Bengals (2-1): That's the kind of win that can make a season.
6. (10) Patriots (3-0): Always finding a way to get it done, aren't they?
7. (11) Chiefs (3-0): Love their defense. Andy Reid has everyone playing at high level.
8. (12) Dolphins (3-0): Ryan Tannehill comes of age.
9. (13) Ravens (2-1): Defense has turned it around since Denver.
10. (16) Cowboys (2-1): Most complete win in years.
11. (17) Colts (2-1): They're hoping their beatdown of Niners turns out to be a signature win.
12. (3) 49ers (1-2): Have defenses solved them? Colts followed Seahawks' blueprint.
13. (4) Texans (2-1): They finally built a hole they couldn't climb out of.
14. (6) Falcons (1-2): Injuries are one thing but the offense needs TDs, not FGs.
15. (7) Packers (1-2): Come up short in crunch time . . . again.
16. (18) Titans (2-1): Jake Locker finally gets it done.
17. (19) Lions (2-1): Finally broke D.C. curse. Bears, Packers next.
18. (23) Panthers (1-2): Biggest win ever, most sacks ever. Things got a whole lot better in one week.
19. (27) Jets (2-1): They've got a top 10 defense.
20. (14) Chargers (1-2): Back to blowing the close ones.
21. (15) Eagles (1-2): Michael Vick taking too many hits.
22. (20) Rams (1-2): Worst loss of Jeff Fisher's brief tenure. Niners next, an early must-win.
23. (31) Browns (1-2): Let the Hoyer Paranoia begin.
24. (21) Vikings (0-3): They've forced eight turnovers the last two weeks and lost both games.
25. (25) Bills (1-2): Step back for the Bills when they had a chance to step forward. Same old?
26. (26) Cardinals (1-2): Shooting it out with the Saints is never a good idea.
27. (22) Giants (0-3): How did they get this bad? And it may only get worse in KC.
28. (28) Steelers (0-3): Recipe for disaster: Nine giveaways. No takeaways.
29. (29) Raiders (1-2): Pryor concussion the last thing they needed Monday night.
30. (30) Bucs (0-3): They're a mess. Maybe their defense can salvage a few wins.
31. (24) Redskins (0-3): Defense has allowed most yards in history through first three games.
32. (32) Jaguars (0-3): Time to start considering the No. 1 pick.