These power rankings are unique in that I have devised a system to help me determine the contenders from pretenders. Below you will find the gold, silver, bronze, and then all the rest of the teams (no color). The point is that the medal teams all are capable of making the playoffs while the teams that have no color need a lot of work to become playoff caliber.

This list is dynamic and will be updated every Tuesday throughout the season. There is no set number of teams allocated to any particular level. It is possible for there to be 32 gold teams or 32 colorless teams. The tiered ranking is completely based on my discretionary view of the league at that moment. It is my belief that on the day of posting, any team ranking higher would likely beat the team ranked lower if they met on a neutral field. Feel free to leave your feedback.

T1 1. Patriots New England Patriots (1-0)
2. Ravens Baltimore Ravens (1-0)
3. Jets New York Jets (1-0)
4. Packers Green Bay Packers (1-0)
T2 5. Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers (0-1)
6. Saints New Orleans Saints (0-1)
7. Eagles Philadelphia Eagles (1-0)
8. Chargers San Diego Chargers (1-0)
T3 9. Bears Chicago Bears (1-0)
10. Falcons Atlanta Falcons (0-1)
11. Texans Houston Texans (1-0)
12. Lions Detroit Lions (1-0)
13. Cowboys Dallas Cowboys (0-1)
T4 14. Raiders Oakland Raiders (1-0)
15. Redskins Washington Redskins (1-0)
16. Vikings Minnesota Vikings (0-1)
17. Giants New York Giants (0-1)
18. Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-1)
19. Broncos Denver Broncos (0-1)
T5 20. Dolphins Miami Dolphins (0-1)
21. Jaguars Jacksonville Jaguars (1-0)
22. Browns Cleveland Browns (0-1)
23. Bills Buffalo Bills (1-0)
24. Cardinals Arizona Cardinals (1-0)
25. Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs (0-1)
26. Rams St. Louis Rams (0-1)
T6 27. Panthers Carolina Panthers (0-1)
28. 49ers San Francisco 49ers (1-0)
29. Colts Indianapolis Colts (0-1)
30. Titans Tennessee Titans (0-1)
31. Bengals Cincinnati Bengals (1-0)
32. Seahawks Seattle Seahawks (0-1)