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TNT NFL power rankings -- Week 3

Here are my NFL rankings for Week 3. I've got the Seattle Seahawks ranked at No. 25 this week, dropping them four spots from No. 21 last week after the loss to Denver.

Sport Illustrated's Don Banks has Seattle ranked at No. 23.

Pete Prisco of CBS Sports has the Seahawks at No. 26.

Adam Caplan at Fox Sports puts Seattle at No. 24 overall.

ESPN places Seattle at No. 26 overall.

1. New Orleans (1) (2-0): QB Drew Brees leads the league in completion percentage at 74.3 percent and hasn’t turned the ball over.

2. Green Bay (2) (2-0): After an easy win at home, the Packers face a tough test on the road against surprising 2-0 Chicago.

3. Indianapolis (6) (1-1): No surprise that the Colts have the top-ranked passing offense with Peyton Manning at the controls.

4. Cincinnati (7) (1-1): Bengals played up to their potential in beating a good Baltimore team at home.

5. New England (4) (1-1): The Patriots get Buffalo at the right time after an ugly loss to the Jets in New York.

6. Baltimore (3) (1-1): Ravens defense still hasn’t given up a touchdown this season.

7. San Diego (8) (1-1): Chargers looking for balance on offense, but having rookie Ryan Mathews out could hurt running game.

8. Houston (5) (1-1): Averaging a league-high 32 points a contest.

9. N.Y. Jets (9) (1-1): The Jets got a big win at home over New England, and are looking to build on that on the road against Miami.

10. Philadelphia (10) (1-1): Proclaimed the starter for the rest of the season, we’ll see how QB Michael Vick handles the fickle Philly fans. 11. Miami (18) (2-0): The Dolphins defense is holding team’s to a league-low 10 points a contest.

12. Pittsburgh (16) (2-0): The Steelers are proving it doesn’t matter who starts at quarterback, veteran team is finding a way to win.

13. Atlanta (17) (1-1): Falcons struggled on the road against Pittsburgh to open the season, and face a much better team on Sunday at New Orleans.

14. Chicago (22) (2-0): Still waiting for QB Jay Cutler to turn into the turnover machine we all know he is. 15. Minnesota (12) (0-2): Vikings still trying to figure out communication issues between QB Favre and receiving corps.

16. Tennessee (13) (1-1): Can we expect Vince Young to be benched again at the end of the game against the Giants in favor of Kerry Collins?

17. Arizona (14) (1-1): The Cardinals have a soft landing in hosting Oakland after looking awful last week in Atlanta.18. N.Y. Giants (15) (1-1): Hopefully RB Brandon Jacobs won’t throw his helmet in the stands for a second straight week.

19. Dallas (11) (0-2): Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips received the kiss of death this week – a vote of confidence by owner Jerry Jones.

20. Tampa Bay (25) (2-0): QB Josh Freeman developing into one of the better young quarterbacks in the league.

21. Kansas City (26) (2-0): The Chiefs get another chance to prove they are for real by hosting San Francisco.

22. Denver (27) (1-1): Don’t expect Peyton Manning to throw three picks against the Broncos like Hasselbeck did last week.

23. Jacksonville (19) (1-1): Vick should have a field day against one of the worst pass defenses in the league.24. Washington (20) (1-1): Redskins let one get away last week against Houston. Don’t expect that to happen at St. Louis.

25. Seattle (21) (1-1): Hawks holding opponents to just 2 yards a carry on the ground.

26. Carolina (23) (0-2): The Jimmy Clausen era begins for the Panthers at quarterback this week.

27. San Francisco (24) (0-2): Niners need a win on the road against Kansas City this week.28. Detroit (28) (0-2): Lions playing better than their record indicates.

29. Oakland (29) (1-1): Raiders switch to reserve QB Bruce Gradkowski appears to be an act of desperation for head coach Tom Cable.30. Cleveland (30) (0-2): Offense can’t score and they’re playing against the best defense in the league in Baltimore – not a good combination.31. Buffalo (31) (0-2): The Bills have scored a total of 17 points so far this season, and a change to Ryan Fitzpatrick at QB won’t help much.

32. St. Louis (32) (0-2): The Rams are throwing the ball almost twice as much as they run it – more offensive balance needed to protect QB Bradford.

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