NFL Power Rankings: No. 1 until they're not

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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2018, file photo, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles throws during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns, in Cleveland. Eagles coach Doug Pederson says Nick Foles will start against the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night. Pederson made the announcement on Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, one day after a testy exchange with reporters in which he insisted he wanted to wait. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, Fle)

JACKSONVILLE – Senior writer John Oehser's pre-Week 1 2018 NFL power rankings. And we all know how important these are:

Rank. Team (record) | Comment

1.Philadelphia Eagles (0-0) | No. 1 until they're not

2.New England Patriots (0-0) | No. 1 in the AFC until they're not

3.Jacksonville Jaguars (0-0) | A chance for something special

4.Minnesota Vikings (0-0) | As talented as anyone

5.Pittsburgh Steelers (0-0) | Where Art Thou, Le'Veon?

6.New Orleans Saints (0-0) | Still feels like a team on the rise

7.Green Bay Packers (0-0) | Aaron Rodgers is healthy – so they are, too

8.Los Angeles Rams (0-0) | Feels like the team to beat in the NFC West

9.Atlanta Falcons (0-0) | Feels like a team that can push for the Super Bowl

10.Dallas Cowboys (0-0) | Can they live up to this Top 10 ranking?

11.Los Angeles Chargers (0-0) | Philip Rivers' best chance in a long while

12.Kansas City Chiefs (0-0) | New quarterback, new era … still a threat

13.Baltimore Ravens (0-0) | Always consistent, usually contending, always tough

14.Houston Texans (0-0) | Development of the young quarterback is everything

15.San Francisco 49ers (0-0) | Development of the young quarterback is everything

16.Tennessee Titans (0-0) | New coach, coordinators need Mariota to bounce back

17.Carolina Panthers (0-0) | Seeking first division title since 2015

18.Seattle Seahawks (0-0) | Is Russell Wilson enough anymore?

19.Detroit Lions (0-0) | Can new head coach Matt Patricia get Lions to double-digit victories?

20.Arizona Cardinals (0-0) | Look for a new, run-oriented look under new Head Coach Steve Wilks

21.Washington Redskins (0-0) | Alex Smith Era begins

23.New York Giants (0-0) | Has the look of a very improved team

23.Cincinnati Bengals (0-0) | Has the window closed?

24.Denver Broncos (0-0) | Defense still elite, but the offense?

25.Chicago Bears (0-0) | Roster improving rapidly

26.Indianapolis Colts (0-0) | First few weeks could tell a lot about Andrew Luck

27.Buffalo Bills (0-0) | Quarterback questions must be answered quickly

28.Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-0) | Jameis' early suspension not only issue

29.Miami Dolphins (0-0) | Is this Tannehill's last chance?

30.Oakland Raiders (0-0) | The Jon Gruden era begins – as does the post-Khalil Mack era

31.New York Jets (0-0) | Let the Darnold Era begin

32.Cleveland Browns (0-0) | No. 32 until they're not

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