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NFL power rankings: Packers the top team entering Week 1

NFL power rankings: Packers the top team entering Week 1

In early August, when I released my monthly power rankings at the start of the preseason, some of you said it was too early to gauge how the NFL's 32 teams stack up against each other. Too early for power rankings? Psssh. A little premature speculation has never hurt anyone. After all, it's just that -- speculation and nothing tangible. The real deal starts Thursday night when the Packers and the Saints play in the NFL’s season-kickoff showcase. And on Sunday, the Ravens and Steelers will smash their faces together in the latest installment of the NFL’s hardest-hitting rivalry. But for now, let’s have some fun and do some power-ranking heading into Week 1. ...

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