NFL Power Rankings 2016: Where Each Team Stands as Season Approaches

August 5, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The long wait is almost over. The Green Bay Packers and Indianapolis Colts kick off the preseason with the Hall of Fame Game Sunday night to begin a stretch of six straight months of NFL action before a champion is crowned in Houston next February.
Three tiers of teams head into the campaign: the likely contenders, the muddled middle and the long shots. What's intriguing about this season is the lack of a clear-cut favorite, at least for now, and the increased size of the middle of the pack outside of the top seven or eight teams.
So let's check out an initial set of power rankings before the preseason gets underway. That's followed by a closer look at the top squads as the new season inches closer.
Preseason Power Rankings
Breaking Down Top Teams 1. Denver Broncos
The reigning champion Broncos deserve the top spot until their play during the regular season proves otherwise. The only exception would be if the quarterback play is atrocio...

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