NFL Week 2 Power Rankings: Chiefs rise to No. 2 while Super Bowl teams fall, but don’t overreact to wild start

NFL Week 2 Power Rankings: Chiefs rise to No. 2 while Super Bowl teams fall, but don’t overreact to wild start
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We’ve had one week of the NFL season and let’s just say it’s already nuts.

The San Francisco 49ers, considered a possible Super Bowl team, lost on the road to the Chicago Bears, who are far from it. 

The Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts tied in a game that the Texans actually dominated.

The Cincinnati Bengals lost a game in overtime to the Pittsburgh Steelers thanks to a blocked extra point on the final play in regulation, a game that started with Joe Burrow looking awful.

The New Orleans Saints needed a late kick to rally to beat the Atlanta Falcons as their supposedly dominant defense sure didn’t look that way in that game.

It was just a weird open to the season. The only two constants were the dominance shown by the Buffalo Bills and the Kansas City Chiefs. They both opened on the road with statement victories that featured high-flying offenses with their star passers putting on impressive shows.

The Bills remain in the top spot of my Power Rankings, with the Chiefs now in the second spot. Just remember, though, it’s just one week for all 32 teams. That means overreactions all this week leading into the second week.

Such as: 

The Packers are done.

The Patriots can’t score.

The Eagles are going to the Super Bowl.

Maybe one or two of those will be true, but not yet. It’s way too early. We can’t get a true gauge on this league until October. We really won’t know the true contenders until November, when separation really begins. 

So take that into account when reading these Power Rankings. Just because a team pulled off an upset doesn’t mean they should shoot up 10 spots. Let it play out for a bit.

The Bears won’t finish with a better

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Don’t feel like running? Here’s a 10-minute HIIT walking workout

Don’t feel like running? Here’s a 10-minute HIIT walking workout

If you aren’t a big fan of running, are just getting back into the swing of cardio or need to give your joints a break from jogging, walking is a great alternative.

Many people assume walking is a leisurely activity — and it can be. But you also can make it a high-intensity workout by adding intervals.

High intensity interval training has been shown to reduce body fat and improve cardiovascular fitness. These workouts typically alternate between high and low-intensity exercise, which helps boost metabolism and calorie burn (even after the workout is over). You can easily incorporate this style of exercise into your walk by mixing up your pace.

Follow this routine to turn your walk into a HIIT workout. Complete this workout a few times a week and when you feel it becoming easier, increase the amount of time you spend in each interval or begin with a quicker pace.

10-minute HIIT walking routine

Be sure to start with a quick warmup of dynamic stretches, like we do in this warm-up routine.

  • 0-4 minutes: Maintain a steady pace. You probably have a walking pace that you’re used to and that’s a great way to kick off your workout. During this interval, feel free to relax and focus on your breathing, taking in your surroundings and preparing mentally for the next interval. Maintain this pace for 4 minutes before moving on.
  • 4-6 minutes: Pick up the pace. After 4 minutes of walking at a comfortable pace, it’s time to build up your momentum to a brisk walk. Remember to pump your arms and get your body involved. Keep your head up and look forward without slouching your shoulders or back. Engage your abdominals while keeping your back straight and roll your feet from heel to toe. Maintain this
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