The time has come again. Coming off a wonderful 2013-14′ campaign, the NFL is finally back in action. Tonight marks the beginning of the 2014-15′ NFL season; featuring a very intriguing match up as Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers march into what will be a hostile crowd in Seattle. Can the Seahawks can pick up where they left off – or – will the Green Bay Packers be able to prove to the rest of the league that they too are legitimate contenders? Regardless, we are in for a great show tonight.
With that being said, here is my first version of the 2014-15′ Power Rankings. Enjoy.
Number 1: Seattle Seahawks
The Seahawks have dominated their last two preseason games against the Chargers and Bears. The offense looks just as good as last season and with a healthy Percy Harvin there is no telling how good this team will be.
Number 2: Denver Broncos
Losing Wes Welker is not exactly a big deal. Emmanuel Sanders should fill his role with ease. The Broncos are extremely deep and with their offseason acquisitions, they will be one of the leagues best come January. Oh, and they have this guy called Peyton Manning. I heard he’s pretty good.
Number 3: New England Patriots
With depth and quality at nearly every position, the New England Patriots are one of the most complete teams in the National Football League. Outside of Brandon Spikes, the team has not lost much. To make up for the loss, they added Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner. Not to forget, they will be getting back Gronk and Wilfork.
Number 4: New Orleans Saints
Mixed with an explosive offense, the New Orleans Saints also feature one of the leagues best defenses. Brandin Cooks will open up the offense, while serving as a great complement to Graham and Colston. They also have one of the best coaching staffs in the entire league. Should be a fun race in the NFC.
Number 5: Green Bay Packers
Last season Eddie Lacy provided a huge spark for the Packers offensively. The biggest issue was Aaron Rodgers missed almost half of the season. We’ll get a pretty decent idea of how good the Packers are, as they travel to the West Coast to take on Seattle.
Number 6: San Francisco 49ers
This preseason, we really got to see the depth that the Niners have; however, the loss of multiple defensive starters is troublesome. It will be hard to make that up right away, which could potentially cause another slow start. I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Niners have a bit of a down year. They’ll still be competitive, no doubt. Since they share the same division as Seattle, I think they are a fringe playoff team. The NFC is VERY deep.
Number 7: Indianapolis Colts
The Colts are one of the best teams in the league and are heavy favorites to repeat as AFC South Champions; for the most part, you could thank Andrew Luck. The offensive line and the run defense need to improve to make a deep run in the playoffs.
Number 8: Philadelphia Eagles
Expectations are quite high in Philadelphia this season. Barring a sophomore slump from Foles, they have the potential finish as one of the top offensive units in the league. Having LeSean McCoy doesn’t hurt either. Ultimately, Philadelphia needs to improve their pass defense. They finished last in the league last year in passing yards per game.