NFL Power Rankings: Where Does Every Team Stand Heading into Preseason Week 3?

August 25, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

There's a trick to watching preseason football. Mostly, just don't look at the scoreboard.
Oh sure, it's better when the NFL team in your city wins a game, however meaningless the win column may be right now. But the preseason is rooted in one goal: progress.
There was progress from individuals in Week 2 of the preseason, such as San Francisco 49ers running back Jarryd Hayne and New England Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. He's pictured above enjoying a well-earned icy refreshment, and the defending champs may need to ride his arm for the first month of their 2015 season.
There was plenty of regression too, most notably from Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, who spent much of Thursday evening staring deeply into the night sky.
That's how the preseason shuffle takes place and how these power rankings are arranged. Are there signs, however small, of progress? Or could a sputtering August spill over into September?
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