NFL Power Rankings week 6:
1.(2) Minnesota Vikings (5-0): Only unbeaten left and they made this week look easier than any other and they did so without Stefon Diggs. They get a bye week now to get healthy.
2.(5). New England Patriots (4-1): The Patriots are the best AFC team and Tom Brady proved there is no rust at all as he exploded. The Patriots are probably Super Bowl bound.
3.(11). Atlanta Falcons (4-1): This offense is a freaking machine. They took down the Broncos defense in Denver even with Julio as a non-factor. The defense looked good granted it was a rookie QB but they finally got pass rush and played well as a unit.
4.(1). Denver Broncos (4-1): If I was a Bronco fan I would be worried about their O-line because they had no way to stop the pass rush of Atlanta and they just couldn’t get going on offense. They are still Super Bowl Contenders I just don’t know if they are as good as the Patriots.
5.(6) Green Bay Packers (3-1): The Packers offense is without a doubt awesome but their impressive thing is their run defense. They are first in the league and it is an incredible upgrade over the past years.
6.(4). Pittsburgh Steelers (4-1): The Steelers are a top dog in the AFC and they now have a much easier path to an AFC North title with the Bengals seemingly struggling and the Ravens already showing they couldn’t be top dogs long.
7.(13). Dallas Cowboys (4-1): The Cowboys are lighting it up with Zeke and the rest of the team is falling into place around him. The Cowboys against the Packers this week will be one hell of a test for both teams.
8.(7). Seattle Seahawks (3-1): The Hawks will take on Atlanta this week and that game should be game of the week without a doubt. The Seahawks fast defense and aggressive style vs. the Falcons offense we should see what the Seahawks look like coming off their bye week.
9.(3) Philadelphia Eagles (3-1): The Eagles really shouldn’t have struggled let alone lost to the Lions but they did after mounting a comeback, Ryan Matthews coughed up the ball and handed his team their first loss at the same time.
10.(16). Buffalo Bills (3-2): These guys keep on rolling and they now get San Fran and Miami next and should be set to move to 5-2 before too long. This team has so much talent.
11.(10). Oakland Raiders (4-1): The Raiders struggled against the Chargers and I still worry about this team’s defense and think they are playoff worthy but they aren’t quite at their pinnacle yet.
12.(18). Arizona Cardinals (2-3): The Cardinals are bouncing back and I believe they will be in top form again soon after picking up a road win in prime time with a backup QB. David Johnson just keeps exploding and moving forward.
13.(17). Kansas City Chiefs (3-2): The Chiefs are coming off a bye week and with all the casualties to the teams above them in the power rankings they are here for at least a week.
14.(19). Washington Redskins (3-2): They won in Baltimore and have picked up a couple good wins and look to be a middle level team with the potential to get better in the next couple years.
15.(9). Houston Texans (3-2): The Texans got dismantled by the Vikings. Brock is just honestly an underwhelming QB and I still can’t figure out why the Texans paid him so much money to be the starter. I think they could miss the playoffs if Brock doesn’t get back on track.
16. (8). Cincinnati Bengals (2-3): The Bengals are not anywhere near as good as I thought they were. They need Eifert back and for Marvin to wake up and realize the talent this team has and get them producing on the level they should be on. The Bengals really worry me.
17.(12). LA Rams (3-2): The Rams loss really hurt them at home but as long as they let Case Keenum keep playing they are going to struggle offensively. They need to let Goff start soon or their record will keep seeing numbers added to the loss column.
18.(14). Baltimore Ravens (3-2): The Ravens shouldn’t have lost at home to the Redskins they have the better team but when they lost Steve Smith they just seemed to lack the energy they needed. They did get Kenneth Dixon now and all they need for this offense to wake up would be Steve Smith to stay healthy.
19.(29). Detroit Lions (2-3): The Lions stepped up and beat the fierce Eagles. Their defense at times looked good and Stafford really has something special with Theo Riddick. The Lions are going to need to keep playing solid defense and turnover-less offense if they want to continue to win games.
20.(15). New York Giants (2-3): The Giants are going through a rough run as of late and they are going to need Odell and Eli to get their heads straight if they want to turn it around any time soon. I mean they had a hard time passing on the Packers who were missing their top 2 corners.
21.(23). Tennessee Titans (2-3): The Titans were finally firing on all cylinders this weekend, granted it was against the Dolphins, but it is a confidence booster for sure. The Titans could battle the Texans if they don’t figure things out in that division.
22.(24). Jacksonville Jaguars (1-3): The Jaguars are coming off a week of rest and a win before the week of rest and could be looking up now, only time will tell but I have a feeling that this division could have a 4 team race soon.
23.(25). Indianapolis Colts (2-3): The Colts defense still is horrible and their o-line is a joke and as much as I don’t think Andrew Luck is a top 3 QB, he is a top 5 if they could build the right team around him. They need a ground game and a defense.
24.(22). New Orleans Saints (1-3): The Saints are coming off a week of rest and if they can get Willie Snead healthy and the rest of their offense can too then they will be able to have shootouts with anyone. Their defense though needs a lot of improvement.
25.(27). Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-3): The Buccaneers put together a hard fought win on Monday night and when they did that they beat the reigning NFC Champs and their division rivals.
26.(21). San Diego Chargers (1-4): It is time to get rid of Mike McCoy and this team needs to hold a lead for once. The Chargers are a good team with a lot of talent but they just aren’t being coached well and their talent is faltering late in games.
27.(20). Carolina Panthers (1-4): The Panthers are just a nightmare. Their best defensive game of course happened without Cam Newton. They basically need to go 9-2 to finish the season to have a hope to make the playoffs.
28.(26). New York Jets (1-4): The Jets are without an effective offense and their record does and will continue to show that. They need to bench Fitz and let the youth movement begin I will say it until I am blue in the face.
29.(28). Chicago Bears (1-4): The Bears just need to help Hoyer out that guy is giving it his all and the defense is sleeping in the meantime.
30.(30). San Francisco 49ers (1-4): Kaep starting should put them 32nd but they aren’t the worst team in the league. That being said they are far from a team truly on the rise.
31.(31). Miami Dolphins (1-4): The Dolphins are horrendous, Tannehill can’t do nearly anything right, and the defense is just getting walked on. The Dolphins are a terrible team with a lot of talent and it makes no sense.
32.(32). Cleveland Browns (1-4): The Browns are just flat out horrible. End of story.
- Matt Koontz
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