10. Jets (will beat Chargers on MNF)
20. Chargers (will lose to Jets on MNF)
30. Kansas City
These is a seriously early ranking after only week 3. I am throwing some of these teams in at this point. I've tried to put some thought into this. I refuse to follow conventional thinking just because it is what people say. I go with who I feel is better. I'm a little uncomfortable putting the Steelers and Giants at #7 and #8, but they are playing well right now. I think they both will fall lower down the list in a few weeks. But later is later. Right now is what we are talking about. I think the Vikings should rise. But I think they might be a little high on this ranking, along with the Bears who both lost close games they should have won. In any case, I'm sure many people will not like what I write. But who cares? This is my ranking. Enjoy tearing it apart.
-----There are some things I might do differently after some thought. My thinking with this ranking is that every team ranked lower would lose to any team ranked higher. But take Washington. I had them as the worst team in the NFL to start the season, but they've actually won a couple games...barely. I would put them a little higher. Not much higher because they would lose many more games to other teams. I would put Washington above the Lions or Raiders at 27, no higher. Take the Packers as well. They won some games and are ranked higher on everyone else's board. But they got lucky their first two games. The Packers/Cowboys' game score should have been worse. The Packers would lose and will lose to a lot of teams this year. I almost ranked them lower, but gave them some credit. They have a good defense after all. That's why they won any games at all. The Vikings will still probably win the NFC North.
I could go over every team here, but that would take a long time. It would be fun for me, but you all would have a lot to read. And in the end, it would all be futile. This ranking will mean nothing six weeks down the line. Teams will win and lose. And all of our smart talk will sound foolish in hindsight.