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

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Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Nick Foles warms up before an NFL preseason football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

JACKSONVILLE – Senior writer John Oehser's preseason, Week 1 2019 NFL power rankings. And we all know how important these are:

Rank.Team (record) | Comment

1.New England Patriots (11-5) | - | No. 1 until they're not

2.Los Angeles Rams (13-3) | - | Last season's high bar will be difficult to clear

3.Kansas City Chiefs (12-4) | - | Jaguars face one of NFL's toughest tests Sunday

4.New Orleans Saints (13-3) | - | As good as any team in the top four

5.Los Angeles Chargers (12-4) | - | Early absence of S Derwin James, RB Melvin Gordon could hurt

6.Chicago Bears (12-4) | - | Often overlooked last season; is Trubisky for real?

7.Philadelphia Eagles (9-7) | - | Wentz's health could define season

8.Seattle Seahawks (10-6) | - | Clowney another piece in impressive rebuild

9.Dallas Cowboys (10-6) | - | Can 'Boys negotiate the negotiations, fulfill expectations?

10.Pittsburgh Steelers (9-6-1) | - | Always consistent Steelers open versus Patriots in prime time

11.Baltimore Ravens (10-6) | - | Lamar Jackson must maintain last year's late-season momentum

12.Houston Texans (11-5) | - | All in for '19

13.Minnesota Vikings (8-7-1) | - | Fewer expectations this season … could that mean better results?

14.Green Bay Packers (6-9-1) | - | New head coach, new OC … same elite quarterback

15.Atlanta Falcons (7-9) | - | Must reverse recent downward trend

16.Cleveland Browns (7-8-1) | - | Can they live up to the megahype? Stay tuned

17.Jacksonville Jaguars (5-11) | - | Elite defense, rebuilt offense ... have they found the right QB?

18.Carolina Panthers (7-9) | - | Cam Newton's shoulder remains No. 1 question

19.Indianapolis Colts (10-6) | - | Let Life Without Luck begin

20.Tennessee Titans (9-7) | - | Season could turn on consistency of QB Mariota

21.Detroit Lions (6-10) | - | Could be a surprise team in brutally tough division

22.Oakland Raiders (4-12) | - | Year 2 of Gruden era must be a step forward

23.Cincinnati Bengals (6-10) | - | A lot of adversity in first year of a new era

24.Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-11) | - | Arians looking to pull Bucs out of long slide

25.New York Jets (4-12) | - | Hopes high that improved offense will mean playoff push

26.Denver Broncos (6-10) | - | Hopes for a rebound focused on Flacco

27.Buffalo Bills (6-10) | - | Second-year QB Josh Allen key to Bills rebuild

28.San Francisco 49ers (4-12) | - | All eyes on Jimmy G

29.New York Giants (5-11) | - | A QB transition waiting to happen … how soon?

30.Washington Redskins (7-9) | - | Another QB in waiting … how soon?

31.Arizona Cardinals (3-13) | - | Rookie coach, rookie quarterback could mean long season

32.Miami Dolphins (7-9) | - | All about the future, but what about the present?

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