NFL Power Rankings 2015: Breaking Down Preseason Look at League’s Pecking Order

August 26, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

A weird thing has happened over the past two years: Fewer weird things happened in the NFL.
In a league made for parity, two No. 1 seeds have clashed in each of the last two Super Bowls. A 16-game season and single-elimination postseason begs for wonky results, but the predicted powerhouses have instead run the gamut.
Other than the New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers stinking while the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals soared, little from 2014 would stun anyone handicapping the season this time last year. That may give early prognosticators some false confidence for projecting the upcoming season, but don't get too comfortable.
Unforeseen breakouts, busts and injuries will alter the NFL landscape on a week-to-week basis, making preseason power rankings more of a rough draft than a formal blueprint. Don't get too attached to this early order.
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