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The NFL officially returns on Thursday, and Shutdown Corner is rolling out the red carpet, previewing everything to come for the 2013 season. We’ll finish it off by picking our individual awards and the Super Bowl winner on Thursday before the Ravens and Broncos kick off the season.
Back before the preseason started, we rolled out some power rankings . A lot has happened since then.
We don't know if the Bills have a functional quarterback. We don't know if the Jets do, either. The NFL made Von Miller's reported four-game suspension a six-game suspension. The Steelers sound ready to roll with Felix Jones as their starting tailback (yikes). Dozens of Vikings fans threatened to hunt us down if we didn't move their team up.
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So with all those moving parts, the power rankings from a month ago needed some tweaking.
So here are the power rankings, which will be updated every Tuesday morning here, headed into the regular season with a comment on what we've learned in the last month about each team (this time, the "last week" rankings will be from our initial pre-preseason rankings):