Power Rankings Week 7:
1.(1). Minnesota Vikings (5-0): Bye week will only help this team as they will not have Stefon Diggs back healthy. They are an intimidating team to say the least.
2.(2). New England Patriots (5-1): The Patriots rolled over the Bengals and they look like the best AFC team for sure.
3.(7). Dallas Cowboys (5-1): The Cowboys are probably the shocker of the year but if you look at that offensive line, I mean I could run through that. So credit to the front office for building the team with the big guys. The only question is after their bye week this coming week if they start Romo will it ruin team chemistry.
4.(8). Seattle Seahawks (5-1): They honestly should be 4-2 but since they aren’t I guess here they are.
5.(3). Atlanta Falcons (4-2): Atlanta is a great team and they should have won against the Seahawks a blown call really ruined that. The Falcons are a great team and they are a true contender in the NFC.
6.(10). Buffalo Bills (4-2): The Bills are hot as hell and they will stomp the Dolphins this week and be poised to face the Pats the following week in Buffalo.
7.(12). Arizona Cardinals (3-3): The Cardinals might finally be back on track and headed up to the top of the NFC. This week against the Seahawks should be a great game and a great test to see which team is the top dog of the west.
8.(13). Kansas City Chiefs (4-2): The Chiefs defense and offense are firing on all cylinders and they could be winning that division.
9.(5). Green Bay Packers (4-2): Aaron Rodgers needs to step up and play a lot better if they will continue to collapse.
10.(4). Denver Broncos (4-2): The Broncos are doing nothing offensively and it will cause them a lot of problems going forward. I don’t see them repeating this year for sure.
11.(14). Washington Redskins (4-2): The Skins just keep proving me wrong and I can’t figure out why I keep doubting them.
12.(6). Pittsburgh Steelers (4-2): The Steelers without Ben might tumble down the standings as the weeks continue.
13.(9). Philadelphia Eagles (4-2): The Eagles defense keeps sleeping on the run game and they will keep falling further and further, good luck to them when they play Zeke in 2 weeks.
14.(15). Houston Texans (4-2): The Texans have to find a way to keep Lamar Miller as the star of this team. If they can find a way to get their offense moving, they might be able to stick around a while.
15.(11). Oakland Raiders (4-2): The Raiders lost a rough game but I think they could bounce back and still win this division. This could become a fun 3 team race for this division though.
16.(19). Detroit Lions (3-3): The Lions are so inconsistent, if they can find a way to get a little consistency they could really take a charge and battle with Green Bay and Minnesota.
17.(26). San Diego Chargers (2-4): The Chargers should be 6-0 and I think they could bounce back and finish even 9-7. They just need to stop imploding on themselves late in games and just play Charger brand of football.
18.(20). New York Giants (3-3): The NY Giants won but I believe they are still in turmoil. Eli spoke pretty poorly of Odell and Ben Macadoo after their win and I think it could cause some issues on the field moving forward.
19.(18). Baltimore Ravens (3-3): The Ravens are like the Chargers, by that I mean all of their loses came late and they have played their games close from beginning to end. They are a tough and gritty team and that style gets wins.
20.(21). Tennessee Titans (3-3): The Titans are starting to pick it up and I think they could win some games. Remember they are technically just a game behind first place in their division.
21.(16). Cincinnati Bengals (2-4): The Bengals just seem like they are missing something on offense and on defense. Maybe its coaching I honestly don’t know but they have the talent to be a top 10 team.
22.(22). Jacksonville Jaguars (2-3): The Jaguars played an excellent 15 minutes of football and that led them to a 17 point 4th quarter which was enough to win the game. They are a growing team there will be growing pains.
23.(17). LA Rams (3-3): Jeff Fisher what is happening to your team, Keenum is playing better and yet you are finding ways to lose. C’mon Rams.
24.(24). New Orleans Saints (2-3): The Saints offense is clicking and the defense looked good for about 35 minutes and then they let the Panthers fight all the way back and take the game to a final drive.
25.(31). Miami Dolphins (2-4): They finally looked like an NFL team not a college team when they beat up the Steelers.
26.(25). Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-3): Off the bye week they can only hope they figured things out.
27.(23). Indianapolis Colts (2-4): The Colts chocked away a big lead on prime time and Andrew Luck failed to deliver the goods once again. I still can’t figure out why there is an Andrew Luck hype train every single week.
28.(29). Chicago Bears (1-5): The Bears played a great 45 minutes of football and then they forfeited a 13 point lead and lost 17-16 last week. The positive is that Hoyer and Jordan Howard are lighting it up.
29.(27). Carolina Panthers (1-5): The Panthers don’t look they have been to a Super Bowl in years the way they are playing. Their defense probably couldn’t stop a pee-wee football team from passing on them.
30.(30). San Francisco 49ers (1-5): The Kaepernick experiment failed it actually lead to the biggest loss for the 49ers this year which is saying something considering only one of their losses has been by less than 12 points. The 49ers need to let Ponder start and see what happens. Can’t be much worse than losing 45-16.
31 (32). Cleveland Browns (0-6): Yeah the Browns are the only team left without a win but they have been close many times and they are doing what they can with their top 2 WR’s out. They aren’t the worst team in the league.
32.(28). New York Jets (1-5): I SAID IT WEEK 1! GET RID OF FITZ, now they listen. Except they are going with Geno and I truly don’t see much of an improvement there. The Jets are absolutely terrible. They should let Petty or Hackenburg get a shot I think they with time because the Jets have it now could be a good option at QB for them.
- Matt Koontz
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