2017 NFL Power Rankings Week 2: Rams make major jump after crushing Colts

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3. Pittsburgh Steelers (3)

Deep down, the Pittsburgh Steelers knew their first matchup against the Cleveland Browns was a game they should have no issues winning when looking at how the two AFC North rivals compare on paper. However, the Steelers should consider themselves lucky when considering they only went on to defeat the Browns by three points but at the end of the day, a win is a win, no matter what.

Once again, it was Antonio Brown that was the big difference maker for Pittsburgh on offense after the wideout caught all 11 passes thrown in his direction for 182 yards, which is quite the impressive way to kickoff a new season. Along with Brown, tight end Jesse James came up big as a reliable target for Ben Roethlisberger after catching six passes for 51 yards, two of which included trips into the end zone.

Even though they struggled at times, the Steelers will once again be considered to be a team that has the potential to have one of the most high-powered offenses in the league, assuming everyone can stay health. Of course, how long it takes Le’Veon Bell (32 rushing yards on 10 carries) to look like his normal self after spending all of that time away from the football field while holding out for a new contract before returning at the end of preseason.