Full preseason NFL power rankings: Where the Falcons should rank
Yes, the Los Angeles Chargers are ranked in the top three, and sadly for the Atlanta Falcons, they have to play them this season and they are in for a rough ride.
Why are the Chargers so high on this list? Their roster is full of talent and they are led by a superstar quarterback, that obviously being Justin Herbert.
Herbert is surrounded by Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, Austin Ekeler, and Isaiah Spiller while being protected by a line that is really good. Justin Herbert is a star, he can do anything he wants on the football field.
Then their defense could be downright dominant. They have Joey Bosa and now Khalil Mack to rush the passer, with J.C. Jackson and Derwin James backing them up in the secondary. Not to mention you have one of the best defensive minds in the game as your head coach.
Speaking of a dynamic young quarterback, Josh Allen is the best in the league, there I said it. What he can do is straight-up insane, he has an accurate cannon for an arm while also having the ability to run through anyone using his legs. His accuracy, his arm power, his scrambling, his playmaking, his speed, and his power as a runner, what does he not have?
He has Devin Singletary and James Cook in the backfield and Stefon Diggs, Gabriel Davis — who is going to be a star in no time — Dawson Knox, and O.J. Howard to catch passes. Simply unfair.
Then the best defense from last year got even better when they signed one of the most feared pass rushers in NFL history in Von Miller. Don’t forget that they get Tre’Davious back from his season-ending injury as well. It was hard not to put them first.
Really quick, the job that their general manager, Brandon Beane, has done is simply remarkable. He has taken the Bills from a team that is a perennial disaster, to one of the most feared teams in the league.
Why are the Rams ranked the highest? Well, to be the best, you have to beat the best, and the Los Angeles Rams proved they were the best team in the league by winning the Super Bowl. Much like how the Atlanta Braves are still the best team in the MLB, the Rams are still the best team in the NFL.
Obviously, everyone knows how good this team is, Matt Stafford, Cooper Kupp, Van Jefferson, and Cam Akers on offense, with Aaron Donald, Leonard Floyd, and Jalen Ramsey on defense, it is a complete team.
Oh, and by the way, they added Allen Robinson on offense and Bobby Wagner on defense.
So now, their defense has one of the best corners with Jalen Ramsey and two of the best defenders the NFL has ever seen with Bobby Wagner and Aaron Donald.
The Rams ranking number one really doesn’t take much explanation.