Scout.com NFL Power Poll
RB LaDainian Tomlinson (Lenny Ignelzi/AP)
RB LaDainian Tomlinson (Lenny Ignelzi/AP)
NFL Lead Analyst, Scout.com
Posted Sep 16, 2007


As we gear up for Week 2 action, take a look at where the teams are currently sitting in Scout.com's NFL Power Poll. It's a new feature that we'll be presenting on Wednesday through the rest of the season.

2007 Power Rankings: Week 2
  Rk Team Comments
1. Chargers
(1-0)
A win against the Super Bowl runner-up with LaDainian Tomlinson gaining only 25 yards is scary! Defense totally shut down the Bears.
2. Patriots
(1-0)
Looked like they were in midseason form and they made it look easy. The class of the AFC East will run away with the division.
3. Colts
(1-0)
Peyton's performance was expected, but shutting down the Saints vaunted offense bodes well for the defending Super Bowl champions
4. Cowboys
(1-0)
Defense disappointed, but QB Tony Romo and the rest of the offense impressed in a division victory over the Giants.
5. Bears
(0-1)
League's top defense can't do it alone. RB Cedric Benson struggled as team's primary ball carrier -- and Rex was Rex
6. Saints
(0-1)
Secondary was exposed versus Colts. Brees struggled along with the rest of the offensive personnel.
7. Bengals
(1-0)
Talented unit on both sides of the football. Hey, Chad Johnson ... just keep your mouth shut and play the game!
8. Broncos
(1-0)
Many people felt the Broncos were lucky to pull this one out, but that's what good teams do with the game on the line.
9. Seahawks
(1-0)
Put a lot of pressure on Bucs QB Jeff Garcia and showed well on both sides of the ball. Impressive outing for comeback RB Shaun Alexander.
10. Panthers
(1-0)
Winning on the road is never easy, but shutting down the high-powered Rams offense is downright impressive.
11. Ravens
(0-1)
Ravens hung in there versus the Bengals, but couldn't get it done at nut-cutting time. Early rash of injuries could be a factor
12. Steelers
(1-0)
Pittsburgh totally dominated a very poor, uninspired Browns squad -- but a win is a win.
13. Rams
(0-1)
Offense just couldn't get untracked and defense still can't stop the inside run (too many missed tackles).  Injury to Orlando Pace could be devastating.
14. Eagles
(0-1)
Two-time Eagle returner J.R. Reed sent packing after critical late-game muff. McNabb looked out of sync and will need to pick it up
15. Jaguars
(0-1)
The Jaguars did little on the offensive side of the football. WR and QB positions could pose a season-long problem
16. Lions
(1-0)
One down and nine to go, Jon Kitna. Liked what I saw on both sides of the ball. Old Lions would have folded their tent trailing late in the game.
17. Titans
(1-0)
RB Chris Brown didn't get a sniff in free agency, but ran around and through the usual stout Jaguars defense front.
18. Packers
(1-0)
Packers will be hard-pressed to win many more if they don't uncover some weapons on the offensive side of the football.
19. Vikings
(1-0)
Young Vikings offense hopes to build on win over the hapless Falcons. Impressive debut for rookie sensation RB Adrian Peterson.
20. Texans
(1-0)
Solid debut for QB Matt Schaub, but real test should come this week versus the Panthers. Questionable RB depth might lead to problems.
21. 49ers
(1-0)
Winner in possibly the worst Monday night football game of all time. Nice finish, but QB Alex Smith still has a great deal to prove.
22. Giants
(0-1)
Defense looked lethargic & played uninspiring football. Injuries to Eli Manning and Brandon Jacobs spells big trouble for Big Blue.
23. Bills
(0-1)
Push the ball down the field J.P. Losman!  Rookie RB Marshawn Lynch was impressive in pro debut. Best wishes go out to Kevin Everett.
24. Jets
(0-1)
The CIA could have been signaling the defenses and it wouldn't have made a difference.
25. Redskins
(1-0)
Running game carried them to an uninspiring win over Miami. If this is the new, improved Jason Campbell, it's going to be a long season.
26. Dolphins
(0-1)
One has to be able to run the ball and stop the run in order to win consistently ... and the Dolphins could do neither.
27. Buccaneers
(0-1)
Offensive front was manhandled by an aggressive Seahawk front. Could be a very long year in the other city by the bay.
28. Cardinals
(0-1)
See the new boss? Same as the old boss. The opening series of the second half set football back 20 years. QB lacks mobility, quickness.
29. Falcons
(0-1)
Vikings dominated a bad Falcons football team in the trenches. Running the football could be a challenge for the 2007 season.
30. Chiefs
(0-1)
This is not a good football team. QBs are incapable of getting the ball down the field. Hey, is Lennie Dawson still living in the area?
31. Raiders
(0-1)
Close only counts in hand grenades and horseshoes. QB play was bright spot, but wins will be hard to come by for this once-proud franchise
32. Browns
(0-1)
Browns employ 3 outstanding WRs -- Paul Warfield, Jerry Butler, and Wes Chandler. Unfortunately, they no longer make their living on the field.


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