NFL Power Rankings Week 1: Buccaneers defend #1 rank

Check out the NFL Power Rankings as we head into week 1 of the 2021 NFL season.

NFL Power Rankings Week 1
[email protected] -- from the Washington Football Team vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers at FedEx Field, Landover, Maryland, January 9, 2021 (All-Pro Reels Photography)

NFL football is back and it is time for the first NFL Power Rankings of the season. Heading into week 1, we don’t have a lot to base the rankings off of. We had to look at last year, free agency signings, potential drafted player impacts, health, and preseason evaluations. Things like the Buccaneers retaining all starters on offense and defense or the Minnesota Vikings adding 10 new starters to their defense weighed heavily into these initial rankings.

A lot will change in the first few weeks as we get to know the 2021 identity for each team. That is why the Super Bowl winning Tampa Bay Buccaneers hold the top spot until someone takes it from them.

NFL Power Rankings Week 1

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Kansas City Chiefs

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Buffalo Bills

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Green Bay Packers

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Tennessee Titans

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Los Angeles Rams

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Next game: vs Chicago Bears

Baltimore Ravens

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Cleveland Browns

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Seattle Seahawks

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Arizona Cardinals

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Dallas Cowboys

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Minnesota Vikings

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Indianapolis Colts

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New Orleans Saints

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Next game: @ Green Bay Packers

Miami Dolphins

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Next game: @ New England Patriots

San Francisco 49ers

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Next game: @ Detroit Lions

Pittsburgh Steelers

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Los Angeles Chargers

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Next game: @ Washington Football Team

New England Patriots

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Washington Football Team

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Las Vegas Raiders

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Chicago Bears

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Denver Broncos

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Atlanta Falcons

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New York Giants

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Carolina Panthers

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Cincinnati Bengals

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Detroit Lions

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Philadelphia Eagles

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Jacksonville Jaguars

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New York Jets

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Houston Texans

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Next game: vs Jacksonville Jaguars

NFL Week 1 Schedule

Thursday, September 9

AwayHomeTIME  (CST)TV
DallasTampa Bay7:20 PMNBC

Sunday, September 12

Away Home TIME  (CST)TV
PhiladelphiaAtlanta12:00 PMFOX
PittsburghBuffalo12:00 PMCBS
MinnesotaCincinnati12:00 PMFOX
San FranciscoDetroit12:00 PMFOX
ArizonaTennessee12:00 PMCBS
SeattleIndianapolis12:00 PMFOX
Los AngelesWashington12:00 PMCBS
New YorkCarolina12:00 PMCBS
JacksonvilleHouston12:00 PMCBS
ClevelandKansas City3:25 PMCBS
MiamiNew England3:25 PMCBS
Green BayNew Orleans3:25 PMFOX
DenverNew York3:25 PMFOX
ChicagoLos Angeles7:20 PMNBC

Monday, September 13

AwayHomeTIME  (CST)TV
BaltimoreLas Vegas7:15 PMESPN/ABC