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Steelers Top AFC in ESPN Power Rankings

The ESPN has released its latest power rankings today after week 1 is officially completed.  The Steelers are ranked #2 overall trailing  what appears to be the favored Dallas Cowboys in the NFC.

The Steelers jumped four spots from #6 overall to #2 overall after showcasing a strong performance routing the Houston Texans 38-17.  Of course, the season ending injuries to both Tom Brady of the New England Patriots and Shawn Merriman of the San Diego Chargers had something to do with that.

Discuss the latest power rankings at our Planet Steelers Message Board

Dallas Cowboys

1. Dallas Cowboys

This team owns Sept. and Oct. It made the Browns look awful. (MM)

Pittsburgh Steelers

2. Pittsburgh Steelers

New England has been a thorn in the side of the Steelers for quite some time. With Tom Brady out, the Steelers can start to dream big. (JW)

San Diego Chargers

3. San Diego Chargers

The Chargers are too good to keep squandering games in the first month. (BW)

New Orleans Saints

4. New Orleans Saints

Defensive overhaul is working wonders and Reggie Bush is off to a hot start. (PY)

New York Giants

5. New York Giants

Three teams in The Beast could be in the top five, but that would be blatant favoritism. (MM)

*Provided by ESPN.com

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