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2021 NFL power rankings, preseason countdown

Where will your favorite team land in out NFL power rankings as we countdown to training camp.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady looks on during the fourth quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium. Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL season is sneaking up on us, so it’s time to come up with some arbitrary rankings! Well, I’d like to believe they are informed by research and NFL knowledge, but by the end of the 2021 season they very well may look arbitrary.

We’re counting down the top 32 teams as we close in on the July 27th start to training camp. You can see where we are on our list and click on through to our team analysis just below here.

Who will be No. 1? It’s hard to argue against the Kansas City Chiefs or Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Can the Buffalo Bills usurp either or both this season? Will the Packers be dead in the water if Aaron Rodgers doesn’t show up? Will the Browns take another step this season? Will rookie quarterbacks pull the Jaguars and Jets out of the NFL basement? Will Matthew Stafford get the Rams over the hump? Does Trey Lance take the league by storm under the tutelage of Kyle Shanahan? Does Carson Wentz have anything left to give the Colts?

So many questions that we just won’t know the answers to until we get deep into the season, but the fun is in trying to answer them before the fact. Check back as we countdown to the No. 1 team just before training camp gets under way.

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