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NFL Power Rankings: Steelers back in No. 3 spot heading into the offseason

The Pittsburgh Steelers are back in their usual spot of No. 3 on the first edition of offseason Power Rankings.

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The NFL offseason is officially underway, and while the fans in Philly continue to party, celebrating their Super Bowl 52 victory, the rest of the NFL turns to Free Agency, the NFL Draft and more offseason events.

With that said, some, like ESPN, have released their first offseason Power Rankings. Yes, I realize Power Rankings are meaningless in the grand scheme of reality, but they do bring up a good amount of debate.

For instance, how could Philadelphia, who won the Super Bowl with a backup quarterback, be behind New England, who is set to lose their top two coordinators? Also, How in the world are there only 3 AFC teams listed in the top 10? Is the AFC that bad, or are people just all about the NFC?

Like I said, it can cause some great discussions and debate. So, check out ESPN’s way-too-early Power Rankings Top 10 below:

Power Rankings Top 10

1. New England Patriots
2. Philadelphia Eagles
3. Pittsburgh Steelers

“The Steelers are 39-17 (.696) over the past five seasons when Ben Roethlisberger, Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown all play. Bell is a pending free agent, but if he returns, there’s no reason to expect the Steelers to take a step backward from their 2017 season.”

4. Minnesota Vikings
5. Jacksonville Jaguars
6. New Orleans Saints
7. Atlanta Falcons
8. Green Bay Packers
9. Los Angeles Rams
10. Carolina Panthers