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TNT NFL power rankings -- Week 3

Here's our TNT power rankings for Week 3. I dropped the Seattle Seahawks down three spots from No. 26 to No. 29 this week.

And here's how other folks nationally have Seattle ranked.

Brian Billick of Fox Sports puts Seattle at No. 30.

Pete Prisco of CBS Sports puts Seattle at No. 31.

USA Today ranks Seattle at No. 31.

Don Banks of Sports Illustrated Ranks Seattle at No. 31.

Elliott Harrison of ranks Seattle as the worst team in the league.

The National Football Post also ranks Seattle as the worst team in the league.

I’m sensing a trend here. ESPN’s panelist of experts ranks Seattle the worst team in football.

1. Green Bay (1) (2-0): Aaron Rodgers is 13-6 against NFC North teams, including 5-2 against the Bears, the Packers’ opponent today.

2. New England (2) (2-0): Patriots leaning on two tight-end sets. Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez have combined for 24 receptions and 5 TDs.

3. Houston (5) (2-0): The Texans seek their first-ever 3-0 start with a win at New Orleans.

4. New Orleans (6) (1-1): The Saints have outscored their opponents 128-78 in winning four of their last five home games.

5. N.Y. Jets (7) (2-0): The Jets face a tough test on the road in Oakland – Raiders averaging 160.5 yards a game on the ground.

6. Philadelphia (3) (1-1): Looks like Mike Vick has recovered enough from last week’s concussion to make the start on Sunday against the N.Y. Giants.

7. Pittsburgh (9) (1-1): Steelers will blitz Colts QB Kerry Collins early and often.

8. San Diego (8) (1-1): Chargers get a bye this week – also known as hosting the Kansas City Chiefs. 9. Atlanta (10) (1-1): 35-year-old Tony Gonzalez still getting it done, with 12 rec. for 155 yards and 2 TDs in first two games.

10. Detroit (12) (2-0): Quarterback Matthew Stafford has his team’s offense rolling. The Lions are second in the league in scoring at 37.5 points a contest.

11. Baltimore (4) (1-1): Rookie WR Torrey Smith needs to step up with Lee Evans (ankle) ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Rams.

12. Buffalo (14) (2-0): Fred Jackson leads the league in rushing with 229 yards and two touchdowns, and now he wants to be paid like an elite back. 13. Tampa Bay (13) (1-1): Bucs trying to break five-game losing streak against Falcons. 14. Chicago (11) (1-1): The Bears already have allowed 11 sacks, and face Clay Mathews and the rest of Green Bay’s imposing defensive front on Sunday. 15. Washington (18) (2-0): Redskins get a boost on defense, with safety LaRon Landry making his season debut after missing the first two weeks with a hamstring injury. 16. N.Y. Giants (19) (1-1): No fake injuries this week for the Giants, they’ve got real ones to deal with at receiver.

17. Dallas (20) (1-1): The Cowboys have won four of their last five against Washington, who they face on national TV Monday night. 18. Jacksonville (15) (1-1): The Blaine Gabbert era officially starts for the Jags against the Panthers in Carolina. 19. Arizona (16) (1-1): Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt his 5-3 against Seattle.

20. Oakland (17) (1-1): RB Darren McFadden is doing it all for the Raiders, averaging 110 yards a game and leading team in receptions with eight for 77 yards and a TD.

21. Tennessee (27) (1-1): Matt Hasselbeck has a 94.2 passer rating, and he’s only been sacked twice this year22. Denver (28) (1-1): WR Eric Decker has been impressive in his second year, leading the Broncos with eight receptions for 166 yards and 2 TDs. 23. Cleveland (29) (1-1): RB Peyton Hillis is under the weather, but still expects to play on Sunday. 24. St. Louis (21) (0-2): Injuries and poor play have Rams facing the real possibility of 0-3 with Ravens coming to town. 25. San Francisco (22) (1-1): Niners still trying to figure out how they lost to Cowboys last week. 26. Cincinnati (23) (1-1): WR A.J. Green proving he’s the real deal – 11 rec. for 165 yards and 2 TDs.

27. Carolina (32) (0-2): Can Cam Newton throw for over 400 yards for a third straight week? It’s possible against porous Jags’ defense. 28. Minnesota (25) (0-2): Adrian Peterson has 814 yards rushing in eight games against the Lions, today’s opponent for the Vikings. 29. Seattle (26) (0-2): No Seahawks’ team in franchise history has started the season 0-2 and made the playoffs. 30. Miami (30) (0-2): The Dolphins’ defense giving up a league-worst 483.5 yards per game. 31. Indianapolis (31) (0-2): QB Kerry Collins is 3-1 against the Steelers, Sunday’s opponent for Indy. 32. Kansas City (24) (0-2): Chiefs have only scored 10 points this season.