The NFL power rankings is finally here, with the NFL season one day away from starting. ESPN released their first power rankings of the new season on Sept. 3 and the Seattle Seahawks rank as the top team heading into the 2013 NFL season.
Seattle was one of the top teams in the NFL in 2012 thanks to one of the best defenses in football and a great running game. With the addition of Percy Harvin as a wide receiver, they might have filled in that one missing piece to be a Super Bowl team.
The Atlanta Falcons rank second in the NFL power rankings, ahead of last year's Super Bowl contending San Francisco 49ers. The Falcons return the same team that almost went to the Super Bowl in 2012, minus Michael Turner, and the 49ers added Anquan Boldin to improve their offense this year.
The best team in the AFC comes in at fourth place in the Denver Broncos. Peyton Manning adds Wes Welker to the already powerful offense and looks to dominate the AFC with the Baltimore Ravens suffering losses on both offense and defense. The Ravens drop all the way to eighth, following the Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots and Houston Texans.
Other notable teams in the NFL power rankings include the Washington Redskins at 10th, New Orleans Saints at 13th, Dallas Cowboys at 18th and Detroit Lions at 21st.
The New York Jets rank dead last in the NFL power rankings, below the Oakland Raiders and Buffalo Bills.