The NRG Stadium staff in Houston hasn't even finished cleaning confetti off the turf -- and ESPN has released it's initial NFL Power Rankings for the 2017-18 season, which will end with Super Bowl 52 being played in Minneapolis.

ESPN's 2017-18 NFL Power Rankings: Initial Offseason Rankings

  1. New England Patriots
  2. Atlanta Falcons
  3. Dallas Cowboys
  4. Green Bay Packers
  5. Seattle Seahawks
  6. Pittsburgh Steelers
  7. Oakland Raiders
  8. Kansas City Chiefs
  9. New York Giants
  10. Denver Broncos
  11. Carolina Panthers
  12. Washington Redskins
  13. Baltimore Ravens
  14. Detroit Lions
  15. Houston Texans
  16. Arizona Cardinals
  17. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  18. Minnesota Vikings
  19. Indianapolis Colts
  20. Tennessee Titans
  21. Miami Dolphins 
  22. Cincinnati Bengals
  23. Philadelphia Eagles
  24. New Orleans Saints
  25. Los Angels Chargers
  26. Buffalo Bills
  27. Jacksonville Jaguars
  28. Los Angeles Rams
  29. Chicago Bears
  30. New York Jets
  31. San Francisco 49ers
  32. Cleveland Browns

ESPN comments:

An overhaul of the offensive coaching staff, led by new coordinator Pat Shurmur, should better marry the team's personnel scheme, and the Vikings remain strong from a personnel standpoint on defense. But there are still a ton of unanswered questions. Whether or not tailback Adrian Peterson returns, the Vikings must find another featured runner. It's possible they'll need as many as four new starting offensive linemen. Also, Minnesota won't have a first-round pick to jump-start the process, as it gave it up to acquire Bradford last summer.

See you in the fall!


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