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By Danny Cox

The Houston Texans, Arizona Cardinals, and Seattle Seahawks all are in the top ten of this week’s power rankings.

The Detroit Lions, New York Jets, and New Orleans Saints aren’t even in the top 15 of this week’s power rankings.

Ready to admit that the NFL is one of the strangest and most unpredictable sports ever? Well, you should be, because there is just no way of telling what is going on and Week Three brought about even stranger things than have happened early on.

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The Saints' loss to the Chiefs in Week 3 was surprising, to say the least. (Credit, Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

New Orleans lost an 18-point lead to the Kansas City Chiefs to drop to 0-3 and equal their loss total from all of last season. The Arizona Cardinals are 3-0 for the first time since 1974.

New England and Green Bay are sitting at 1-2. Atlanta and Houston are the only other two teams that are undefeated along with the Cardinals. Minnesota and Buffalo have each racked up two wins already. There is absolutely no way of telling what is going to happen week in and week out, but that really is what makes it fun.

Mind you, the Packers really should have two victories as opposed to one, but maybe you haven’t heard of that whole story yet. You know, the one that marked one of the craziest games endings in NFL history thanks to a missed offensive pass interference call and a Hail Mary that was called differently by two different refs?

That isn’t all that’s gone on, though, and it just is going to get weirder as the season goes along. Week One brought some strange happenings and it was believed that things would have evened out by now. Well, they haven’t and they’ve actually been turned completely upside-down.

With the NFL and the regular officials seemingly nowhere near striking a deal to have them return to work, things are only going to get worse as far as that is concerned. So many missed or bad calls have decided games and given teams a win or loss that perhaps they didn’t deserve.

No matter what the case may be, the action through Week Three has certainly affected the power rankings and they look nothing at all like they did in the preseason. Chances are, we could see a little more normalcy by season’s end, but for now, it’s great wondering just who will be where after the final whistles blow.

  1. Houston Texans 3-0
  2. Atlanta Falcons 3-0
  3. Baltimore Ravens 2-1
  4. Arizona Cardinals 3-0
  5. San Francisco 49ers 2-1
  6. New York Giants 2-1
  7. Philadelphia Eagles 2-1
  8. Seattle Seahawks 2-1
  9. Green Bay Packers 1-2
  10. New England Patriots 1-2
  11. Dallas Cowboys 2-1
  12. Chicago Bears 2-1
  13. San Diego Chargers 2-1
  14. Cincinnati Bengals 2-1
  15. Denver Broncos 1-2
  16. New York Jets 2-1
  17. Pittsburgh Steelers 1-2
  18. Buffalo Bills 2-1
  19. Detroit Lions 1-2
  20. Minnesota Vikings 2-1
  21. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1-2
  22. Tennessee Titans 1-2
  23. Carolina Panthers 1-2
  24. Washington Redskins 1-2
  25. Kansas City Chiefs 1-2
  26. Oakland Raiders 1-2
  27. St. Louis Rams 1-2
  28. New Orleans Saints 0-3
  29. Jacksonville Jaguars 1-2
  30. Miami Dolphins 1-2
  31. Indianapolis Colts 1-2
  32. Cleveland Browns 0-3

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Danny Cox knows a little something about the NFL, whether it means letting you know what penalty will come from the flag just thrown on the field or quickly spouting off who the Chicago Bears drafted in the first round of the 1987 draft (Jim Harbaugh). He plans on bringing you the best news, previews, recaps, and anything else that may come along with the exciting world of the National Football League. His work can be found on Examiner.com.

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