NFL Power Rankings 2016: Examining the Best Teams Before Start of Regular Season

August 15, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The first week of preseason games is in the books. Look for NFL teams to ramp up their workloads and their preparation levels as the start of the regular season looms.
While teams have backed off significantly in the amount of hitting that goes on in training camp and in preseason games in recent years, the game is still football, and the teams that can advance their physical play the most will have an advantage when the season gets underway in September.
Our power rankings are based largely on the way teams finished the 2015 season and what they have done in the offseason. In addition to ranking the 32 teams in the league, we take a deeper look at the three best teams before the start of the regular season.
New England Patriots
The New England Patriots are in our top spot, but they are likely to slip in the first four weeks of the season without quarterback Tom Brady. Jimmy Garoppolo is a fine backup, but it's unlikely that he will be able ...

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