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NFL Power Rankings, Week 3: Bills, Redskins Continue To Climb

SB Nation's NFL power rankings move onto Week 3 where the Packers remain the No. 1 team in the league, while the Eagles are barely holding onto a top 10 spot and the Redskins, Lions and Bills are surging up the board.

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ESPN's NFL Power Rankings For Week 3 Move Buffalo Bills To No. 16

ESPN's 2011 NFL power rankings for Week 3 were handed out and I immediately looked for the Buffalo Bills -- No. 16. After the Bills throttled the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 1, 41-7, ESPN had Buffalo ranked No. 27, which caused a stir among the Bills faithful.

This week, ESPN moved them up a lot more. The Bills go up 11 spots to No. 16 in ESPN's power rankings this week after they capped an awesome comeback over the Oakland Raiders. In fact, they were the highest risers in SB Nation's NFL power rankings this week.

The Bills are still the lowest ranked undefeated team, right behind the 2-0 Washington Redskins

The New Orleans Saints (4) and Houston Texans (5) enter the top five after the Philadelphia Eagles and Baltimore Ravens dropped this week. On the other side of things, the Browns move out of the cellar, which is now occupied by the Seattle Seahawks, right behind the Kansas City Chiefs. 

Like most power rankings around the media, ESPN has the Green Bay Packers at top followed by the New England Patriots

Here are SB Nation's power rankings this week.

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NFL Power Rankings: Bills, Redskins Rising; Rams Falling

SB Nation's 2011 NFL power rankings for Week 3 are out and there are a couple of big risers and fallers on the list. That's usually to be expected early in the season as some teams aren't as good as we thought (Chiefs) and some teams are better than we thought (Bills). 

The Buffalo Bills and Washington Redskins were a couple of our biggest risers this week.

I had the Bills ranked 21st last week after they stomped the Kansas City Chiefs, 41-7. Frankly, I thought it was a fluke but, for the second game in a row, the Bills proved me wrong. Head coach Chan Gailey knows how to make an average offense very good and he's demonstrating that with the Bills.

In addition to the Bills, the Redskins are rising up the board. I had them ranked 22nd last week after they beat the New York Giants in Week 1 and, like the Bills, I was wondering if this was a fluke. Week 2 proved me wrong as they edged out a victory over the Arizona Cardinals. Next up is Dallas week and, if Tony Romo is out, we could be seeing them get another victory and potentially move into the top 10. 

The St. Louis Rams were one of my big fallers this week going from No. 15 to No. 22. I really thought this would be the team to come out of the NFC West but but an 0-2 start doesn't help things. The good thing is that, well, it's the NFC West. They can still come back.

Check out the entire Week 3 power rankings here

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NFL Power Rankings, Week 3: Packers, Patriots Lead The Way; Eagles Take A Tumble

SB Nation's NFL power rankings move onto Week 3 where the Packers remain the No. 1 team in the league, while the Eagles are barely holding onto a top 10 spot and the Redskins, Lions and Bills are surging up the board.

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