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NFL power rankings: Brady's Bucs top list, where do Broncos sit?

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers take the top spot in our preseason power rankings. Where do the Broncos rank?

TAMPA, Fla. — Can you hear the music? We're officially just one week away from the start of the 2021-22 NFL season. 

This year, the Locked On Podcast Network and TEGNA sports departments have teamed up to vote weekly to rank all 32 NFL teams in our Locked On/TEGNA NFL Power Rankings. 

The first edition is preseason rankings, based on teams' offseason's and preseason performances. 

Our local Locked On NFL hosts and TEGNA sports journalists ranked their 1-32 power rankings and the averages created the official power rankings. Check back after Week 1 for our first power rankings of the new season.

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Preseason Power Rankings

1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 

2020 record: 11-5, Super Bowl champions
Key players: Tom Brady, QB; Lavonte David, LB; Mike Evans, WR 

Highest/lowest vote in power rankings poll: 1/3 

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2. Kansas City Chiefs

2020 record: 14-2, lost in Super Bowl
Key players: Patrick Mahomes, QB; Travis Kelce, TE; Tyreek Hill, WR
Highest/lowest vote in power rankings poll: 1/2

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3. Buffalo Bills

2020 record: 13-3, lost in AFC Championship
Key players: Josh Allen, QB; Stefon Diggs, WR; Tre'Davious White, CB
Highest/lowest vote in power rankings poll: 2/6

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4. Green Bay Packers

2020 record: 13-3, lost in NFC Championship
Key players: Aaron Rodgers, QB; Davante Adams, WR; Jaire Alexander, CB
Highest/lowest vote in power rankings poll: 3/8

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5. Los Angeles Rams

2020 record: 10-6
Key players: Matthew Stafford, QB; Aaron Donald, DT; Jalen Ramsey, CB
Highest/lowest vote in power rankings poll: 3/8

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6. Baltimore Ravens

2020 record: 11-5
Key players: Lamar Jackson, QB; Marlon Humphrey, CB; Calais Campbell, DE
Highest/lowest vote in power rankings poll: 4/11

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7. Seattle Seahawks

2020 record: 12-4
Key players: Russell Wilson, QB; D.K. Metcalf, WR; Bobby Wagner, LB
Highest/lowest vote in power rankings poll: 4/14

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8. Cleveland Browns

2020 record: 11-5
Key players: Myles Garrett, DE; Nick Chubb, RB; Denzel Ward, CB
Highest/lowest vote in power rankings poll: 5/12

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9. Tennessee Titans

2020 record: 11-5
Key players: Derrick Henry, RB; Julio Jones, WR; Ryan Tannehill, QB
Highest/lowest vote in power rankings poll: 5/15

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10. San Francisco 49ers

2020 record: 6-10
Key players: George Kittle, TE; Fred Warner, LB; Nick Bosa, DE
Highest/lowest vote in power rankings poll: 4/24

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11. Los Angeles Chargers

2020 record: 7-9
Key players: Keenan Allen, WR; Joey Bosa, EDGE; Justin Herbert, QB
Highest/lowest vote in power rankings poll: 6/17

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12. Pittsburgh Steelers

2020 record: 12-4
Key players: T.J.Watt, LB; Minkah Fitzpatrick, S; Cameron Heyward, DE
Highest/lowest vote in power rankings poll: 8/21

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13. New England Patriots

2020 record: 7-9
Key players: Stephon Gillmore, CB; Devin McCourty, FS; Mac Jones, QB
Highest/lowest vote in power rankings poll: 10/22

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14. Miami Dolphins

2020 record: 10-6
Key players: Xavien Howard, CB; Bryon Jones, CB; Tua Tagovailoa, QB
Highest/lowest vote in power rankings poll: 10/21

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15. Arizona Cardinals

2020 record: 8-8
Key players: DeAndre Hopkins, WR; Kyler Murray, QB; J.J. Watt, DE
Highest/lowest vote in power rankings poll: 11/24

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16. Washington Football Team

2020 record: 7-9
Key players: Kendall Fuller, CB; Chase Young DE; Terry McLaurin, WR
Highest/lowest vote in power rankings poll: 8/22

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17. New Orleans Saints

2020 record: 12-4
Key players: Alvin Kamara, RB; Cameron Jordan, DE; Demario Davis, LB
Highest/lowest vote in power rankings poll: 9/24

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18. Indianapolis Colts

2020 record: 11-5
Key players: Deforest Buckner, DT; Darius Leonard, LB; Carson Wentz, QB
Highest/lowest vote in power rankings poll: 11/24

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19. Dallas Cowboys

2020 record: 6-10
Key players: Dak Prescott, QB; Ezekiel Elliott, RB; Amari Cooper, WR
Highest/lowest vote in power rankings poll: 12/22

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20. Minnesota Vikings

2020 record: 7-9
Key players: Dalvin Cook, RB; Eric Kendricks, LB; Harrison Smith, S
Highest/lowest vote in power rankings poll: 13/22

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21. Chicago Bears

2020 record: 8-8
Key players: Khalil Mack, LB; Allen Robinson, WR; Eddie Jackson, S
Highest/lowest vote in power rankings poll: 17/28

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22. Las Vegas Raiders

2020 record: 8-8
Key players: Darren Waller, TE; Josh Jacobs, RB; Casey Hayward Jr., CB
Highest/lowest vote in power rankings poll: 14/28

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23. Denver Broncos

2020 record: 5-11
Key players: Von Miller, LB; Justin Simmons, S; Kyle Fuller, CB
Highest/lowest vote in power rankings poll: 14/25

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24. New York Giants

2020 record: 6-10
Key players: Saquon Barkley, RB; James Bradberry, CB; Kenny Golladay, WR
Highest/lowest vote in power rankings poll: 17/29

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25. Atlanta Falcons

2020 record: 4-12
Key players: Calvin Ridley, WR; Grady Jarrett, DE; Matt Ryan, QB
Highest/lowest vote in power rankings poll: 18/30

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26. Carolina Panthers

2020 record: 5-11
Key players: Christian McCaffrey, RB; Brian Burns DE; Robby Anderson, WR
Highest/lowest vote in power rankings poll: 19/30

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27. Philadelphia Eagles

2020 record: 4-11-1
Key players: Fletcher Cox, DT; Darius Slay, CB; Jalen Hurts, QB
Highest/lowest vote in power rankings poll: 23/30

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28. Cincinnati Bengals

2020 record: 4-11-1
Key players: Jessie Bates, S; Joe Mixon, RB; Joe Burrow, QB
Highest/lowest vote in power rankings poll: 24/30

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29. New York Jets

2020 record: 2-14
Key players: Quinnen Williams, DT; Marcus Maye, S; C.J. Mosley, LB
Highest/lowest vote in power rankings poll: 23/31

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30. Jacksonville Jaguars

2020 record: 1-15
Key players: Trevor Lawrence, QB; Myles Jack, LB; James Robinson, RB
Highest/lowest vote in power rankings poll: 28/31

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31. Detroit Lions

2020 record: 5-11
Key players: T.J. Hockenson, TE; Trey Flowers, DE; Romeo Okwara, DE
Highest/lowest vote in power rankings poll: 28/32

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32. Houston Texans

2020 record: 4-12
Key players: Brandin Cooks, WR; Bradley Roby, CB; Desmond King, CB
Highest/lowest vote in power rankings poll: 31/32

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