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2013 NFL Power Rankings - Who Is Number One?

By Edited Jan 28, 2014 1 0

NFL training camps will open soon and teams will get to work for the upcoming season, but before they start, fans and football experts have their opinion on what teams are the best heading into the 2013 season.


With most of the big name free agents signed and the draft now in the books, it's time to get the year going with the first set of power rankings for the year. These are based on play from last year and the new players each team added for the upcoming football season.


  1. Denver Broncos – Say what you want, Peyton Manning made a huge difference with this team and big expectations are on this franchise this year. After going 13-3 in 2012 and a heartbreaking double overtime loss to Baltimore in the playoffs, this team went out and signed Sylvester Williams and Terrance Knighton to strengthen their defensive front and if these two players can contribute as expected, the Broncos will be the team to beat this season.


  1. Seattle Seahawks – Most football experts believe Seattle is the best team in football after the roster changes they made this off-season. Adding Percy Harvin to the offense and Cliff Avril on defense, this team filled two big needs and could be the team to beat in the NFC. The Seahawks have had some off field issues, but the talent is in place and head coach Pete Carroll has done a terrific job making this a contending team.


  1. San Francisco 49ers – San Francisco game just a few seconds away from winning the Super Bowl last season and many would expect them to be a top team this season, but a major injury to star wide receiver Michael Crabtree will put a lot of pressure on a young group of wide receivers and could cost this team a couple wins this season. Quarterback Colin Kaepernick proved doubters wrong after taking over the starting job last year and another year of experience will only help improve his game, but can the young signal caller handle the pressure? That will be the big question for this team all year long.


  1. Green Bay Packers – Aaron Rodgers could finally have a running game after the Packers drafted Eddie Lacy and Jonathan Franklin. If one of these young backs can take control of the running game, this could be the best team in football by the end of the season. Green Bay does have some issues on defense, but the offense is key for this franchise and Rodgers has been ranked first or second in passing each year he's started for this team.


  1. Houston Texans – Houston has been coming on strong for the last couple years and this could be the season they make their first trip to a Super Bowl. With stars on bot sides of the ball, finding a second wide receiver to help the offense and they think that rookie DeAndre Hopkins from Clemson is the answer. If this team improves just a little over last year, the rest of the NFL may be in trouble as this team is set to become a major contender as the top team in the league.


This is just a first installment of the power rankings and they will change throughout the season, but heading into training camp, these five teams are looking like the best for the 2013 season.   



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