The official PFT preseason power rankings landing page

It’s over. It’s done. The full 32-team PFT preseason power rankings are posted, with all teams ranked from top to bottom.

We’re not saying you should click every single link and then come back here, but you should click every single link and then come back here.

And then you should insert comments about how accurate and fair the various assessments are.

1. New England Patriots.

2. Atlanta Falcons.

3. Green Bay Packers.

4. Pittsburgh Steelers.

5. Dallas Cowboys.

6. Oakland Raiders.

7. Seattle Seahawks.

8. Kansas City Chiefs.

9. New York Giants.

10. Tennessee Titans.

11. Miami Dolphins.

12. Denver Broncos.

13. Houston Texans.

14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

15. Detroit Lions.

16. Baltimore Ravens.

17. Carolina Panthers.

18. Philadelphia Eagles.

19. New Orleans Saints.

20. Minnesota Vikings.

21. Cincinnati Bengals.

22. Arizona Cardinals.

23.  Buffalo Bills.

24.  Los Angeles Chargers.

25. Washington.

26. Indianapolis Colts.

27. Los Angeles Rams.

28. Jacksonville Jaguars.

29. San Francisco 49ers.

30. Chicago Bears.

31. Cleveland Browns.

32. New York Jets.

76 responses to “The official PFT preseason power rankings landing page

  1. 13 down, 19 to go and so far only the very first one released is right although I grudgingly predict you will get number one right. It’s also not going too far out on a limb to predict the whining over it will be endless. I don’t have to like the Pats as the odds on favorite for number one but the truth is just like it was with the Broncos last year the champ is the champ until someone dethrones them.

  2. Thank God we now have a “landing page.” My arms were getting really tired.
    Seriously, thanks Mr. Florio. It’s nice to be catch up in one place, as opposed to searching past days to put things into perspective.

  3. The Kansas City Chiefs should be in the preseason top 5.
    At the end of the season Thee Kansas City Chiefs will be #1
    You read it here first.
    Take it to the bank.

  4. I don’t agree with most of this list either… Their are 1-2 teams missing from this list that surely don’t belong higher than 20…

  5. Your campaign against the Washington Redskins’ name is useless. You, in fact, bring more attention to the sympathetic side of the issue. Change your tactics, because they won’t work.

  6. Not sure what’s worse: Complaining that someone asked for a logical, no-brainer feature of having a landing page for your rankings or admitting you weren’t going to do it until someone asked. It’s such a low-hanging fruit of a usability accomplishment to have a landing page. Then again, it’s also low hanging usability fruit not to have the headlines on your home page have all caps. So I shouldn’t be surprised.

  7. knowitall says:
    Jul 16, 2017 2:14 PM

    The Kansas City Chiefs should be in the preseason top 5.
    At the end of the season Thee Kansas City Chiefs will be #1
    You read it here first.
    Take it to the bank.

    No, you read ite here frst, now that Reid has stabbed everyone in the back to gain full control the Chiefs will be lucky to get 6 wins. You peaked last season and now your done.

  8. cheo25 says:
    Jul 16, 2017 2:26 PM
    Not sure what’s worse: Complaining that someone asked for a logical, no-brainer feature of having a landing page for your rankings or admitting you weren’t going to do it until someone asked. It’s such a low-hanging fruit of a usability accomplishment to have a landing page. Then again, it’s also low hanging usability fruit not to have the headlines on your home page have all caps. So I shouldn’t be surprised.
    _________________________________

    Maybe you would be happier with the pretty pictures over at foxsports

  9. KC is a nice team with a bad QB situation. The one they have, they don’t want. The one they drafted is a reach and they traded too much to get an iffy prospect.

    10-6. out in the wildcard round

  10. As a Chiefs fan, I doubt they belong in the top 20. I don’t know what the problem is, but they somehow manage to screw up every season.

  11. I like the landing page.

    Let me suggest an enhancement:

    1. what you have with this page is column 1 of a cool graphic of the upcoming season

    2. plot a trend line for each team with data points for their PFT rank each week of the season. Each week adds a new column to the trend lines.

    3. as you update the weekly rankings, do a quick rundown of which teams have a significant rise/fall in the PFT rankings (is one team falling because of injuries/upsets/turnovers/penalties, and is another rising because they are running/passing/forcing turnovers, etc.)

    4. After the SuperBowl, the graphic will show the ebb and flow of the entire season as the ranking trend lines for each team criss-cross one another.

    Thumbs up if you like the idea, thumbs down if you hate it.

  12. Thank you, it’s always nice to have a single place where both your lack of imagination and obvious bias-ness are fully on display

  13. thegreatgabbert says:
    Bet you a hundred bucks your rankings don’t turn out to be accurate at the end of the season…. C’mon… show some confidence…

    Since you seem so confident, let’s see YOUR current rankings. I’m willing to bet they wouldn’t be any more accurate by the end of the season.
    Truth is, almost nobody’s pre-season rankings end up being accurate because there are so very many variables and so many surprises over the course of a regular season.
    If you really want to bet, stack your rankings up against his. At least he’s here, with his name on his picks, and will have to live with the inevitable criticism from guys like you when they turn out wrong.
    You’re just another anonymous guy taking potshots at low-hanging fruit. You put up nothing, therefore you have nothing to lose.

  14. EJ says:
    Jul 16, 2017 3:01 PM
    PFT is sleeping on Buffalo, which is fine by me.
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    You got that right!! This year’s surprise team…11-5…even with their tough schedule.

  15. Eagles should be next.. Yes they added some big names.. but still lack a solid secondary in a passing league. dont give them too much credit.

    –eagles fan

  16. I have been on this website since it started its a amazing Florio has in the last couple years is offended by Redskins. Look back at his early stories and Redskins was used multiple times. Does he have a problem with Oklahoma which means red people in Indian. I think not. So Florio should not be a hippacrite

  17. mclennon99 says:
    Jul 16, 2017 3:39 PM
    EJ says:
    Jul 16, 2017 3:01 PM
    PFT is sleeping on Buffalo, which is fine by me.
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    You got that right!!
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    The fact they are not on the list yet means the exact opposite. Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of Bills fans. Which one of you bought Rex’s old truck?

  18. Er, Bills just won the offseason, yet again, so how could you not rank them #1 right now? Are you still judging them on losing to the Jets by 20 points on Jan 1st? That was months ago and they haven’t lost since!

  19. Congrats to the NFCW for being the first division to have 3 teams on the list. Confirming their distinction as the worst Div in the NFL.

  20. Detroit Lions, Baltimore Ravens, Philadelphia Eagles, New Orleans Saints, Minnesota Vikings, Cincinnati Bengals, Arizona Cardinals > Buccaneers

    December will confirm this!

  21. Well, if your team is not in the top 12, then they will be sitting home for the playoffs. That’s why its hard to argue the Vikings at #20 is way too generous, what difference does it really make when we all know they will be sitting home for the playoffs (yet again)

  22. Enos Stan Kroenke’s Rams are too high. With a rookie
    head coach, a Goof at QB, Girly at RB, and name a WR or OL on the team seems like they will fight the Browns for 1st overall.

  23. rubinho1369 says:
    Jul 16, 2017 6:58 PM
    How long do I have to wait to see my Patriots at #1?

    7 15
    Report comment

    All the Patriot ladies are showing their rudeness…..insecure attention seekers.

  24. peytonwantsaflag says:
    Jul 16, 2017 2:57 PM
    Thank you, it’s always nice to have a single place where both your lack of imagination and obvious bias-ness are fully on display
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    I do so enjoy snark but had to give you a thumbs down for using bias-ness when bias alone would have been enough. But do keep the snarky coming and really, it’s the off season so I should have cut you some slack……….talked myself into it, thumbs up baby!

  25. peytonwantsaflag says:
    Jul 16, 2017 2:57 PM
    Thank you, it’s always nice to have a single place where both your lack of imagination and obvious bias-ness are fully on display
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    I do so enjoy snark but had to give you a thumbs down for using bias-ness when bias alone would have been enough. But do keep the snarky coming and really, it’s the off season so I should have cut you some slack……….talked myself into it, thumbs up baby!

  26. Nofoolnodrool says:
    Jul 22, 2017 6:56 PM
    rubinho1369 says:
    Jul 16, 2017 6:58 PM
    How long do I have to wait to see my Patriots at #1?

    7 15
    Report comment

    All the Patriot ladies are showing their rudeness…..insecure attention seekers.
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    Then there’s this guy. One jealous, envious, covetus, envying, invidious, zealous one trick pony. Oh well, got to take the good with the bad.

  27. I think Green Bay, Oakland, Pittsburgh at 3, 4, 5 whatever the order (with NE and ATL at the top), is too generous. Based on your rankings, the Raiders have a very difficult schedule. If they break even that will be amazing to see.

  28. Sorry until the Raiders can actually beat the Chiefs, they should not be ranked above them.

  29. Ravens are going to surprise this year (maybe not the rest of the league but they will surprise the people who made this list). Not saying they are going to win the SB – not even saying they are going to win the AFC North – but behind Detroit, Tampa Bay and Houston? I don’t think so.

  30. I’m never using Mike’s last name again as someone could be offended for any possible reason under the sun. Poor Mike, he gets offended so easily. And when you’re a bleeding liberal, no one dares offend you!

  31. Its a travesty that the Bears are listed lower than the Vikings. A damn travesty I tell you. I guess by October 10 this will be rectified.

  32. I could make a case for the Dolphins to slide down a spot or two down to #9 or #10 spot from the 11th rank – Gase has them headed in the right direction (and this is coming from a lifelong Pats fan)…

  33. HOUSTON MIAMI TEN AND LA RAMS ALL TOO HIGH.

    WASH, DETROIT, LA CHARGERS, AND CINCINATTI ALL TOO LOW

  34. Sports media is really gassing up the raiders for no reason. Just like every offseason! I’d bet money that the raiders will pile up illegitimate wins once they move to Vegas, because everyone already wants to bet on them. That team will be ran by the mob.

  35. Now why didn’t you just put this page up to begin with, oh yeah that’s right florio has to have 2000 word posts every few days so this allowed him to drag it out!

  36. So basically, we have the 2016 season ending power rankings. That’s never how things go the following year.

    Dallas and Oakland will fall back because their defenses suck, Atlanta will likely suffer a SB hangover, and teams like Carolina and Seattle will rebound.

    Exploring the reasons why would take more effort than merely listing the teams in order of finish from the previous season, though.

  37. Oakland, Seattle, and Kansas City should all be ranked ahead of Dallas. But who cares. when the dust settles, Seattle will be on top of the pile.

  38. I’d switch Cincy with Detroit. I’d switch my Giants to one spot back with the Titans, and I’d switch Arizona with Philly. Other than that, sounds about right

  39. The Giants, Titans, Texans, Dolphins, and Saints, are rated too high. Things change fast as we know, the Dolphins don’t even have a QB right now. Minnesota is a top 15 team.

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