There was no shortage of action in Week 6. It seemed that last week’s games gave us plenty of explosive rushers, ruthless defenses, and a handful of close games. We also got to see one of two undefeated teams lose.
Can the red hot Rams hold on to the top spot? Can the Chiefs bounce back from their first loss? Many questions like this will be answered this week. So without further adieu, here are our Week 7 NFL Power Rankings:
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- Los Angeles Rams (6-0)
The Rams’ box score in Denver doesn’t showcase how in control they were during the entire game. Todd Gurley rushed the ball 28 times for 208 yards and two touchdowns. The Rams did look a little flat playing at Mile High, however, they still are the only undefeated team.
2. Kansas City Chiefs (5-1)
Patrick Mahomes threw two more interceptions, but he did throw four second-half touchdowns to almost take down the Patriots in Foxborough. The problem is that the Chiefs left too much time on the clock for the quarterback across the field, who’s pretty good at the whole “comeback, game-winning drive” thing.
3. New England Patriots (4-2)
Tom Brady was 24-of-35 with 340 yards and a touchdown. Most importantly, Brady was able to lead the Pats down the field for the last score and moved New England back on top of the AFC East.
4. New Orleans Saints (4-1)
The Saints got to enjoy a Bye Week. Heading into Week 7, New Orleans is prepping for what could be the game of the week in Baltimore.
5. Los Angeles Chargers (4-2)
The Chargers were just too much for Cleveland in Week 7. Melvin Gordon was a key part of their success as he rushed 18 times for 132 yards and two touchdowns. Receiver Tyrell Williams also had a field day as he caught three receptions for 118 yards and two touchdowns.
6. Minnesota Vikings (3-2-1)
7. Baltimore Ravens (4-2)
Joe Flacco and the offense had a great day, but the defense was much better. The Ravens had 11 sacks and smothered Tennessee all day long.
8. Cincinnati Bengals (4-2)
The Bengals are still a solid team, but they still can not overcome Pittsburgh. Cincinnati fans need not worry though as this team still looks playoff bound to this point.
9. Carolina Panthers (3-2)
The Panthers let Washington start the game out fast and couldn’t fully recover from then on. Cam Newton seemed to be the only driving force on the offense and even led the team in rushing.
10. Chicago Bears (3-2)
Mitchell Trubisky had an excellent game going 22-of-31 with 316 yards and three touchdowns. The Bears, however, couldn’t take advantage of a strong third quarter and let it go in overtime.
11. Pittsburgh Steelers (3-2-1)
Le’Veon Bell’s situation in Pittsburgh is still ambiguous after holding out for half the season. His presence will be felt when he returns to the team, positively or negatively. James Conner has been solid in his absence. He rushed for 111 yards on 19 carries and scored twice.
12. Philadelphia Eagles (3-3)
Carson Wentz was all over the Giants throwing three touchdowns. But the Eagles should count on him to repeat this performance every week. They should really consider bringing in a running back to jumpstart the running game since Jay Ajayi won’t be back this season.
13. Miami Dolphins (4-2)
Brock Osweiler. Just when you forgot his name, Osweiler creeps back into the news. Nicely done Brock.
14. Green Bay Packers (3-2-1)
Mason Crosby nailed the game-winning field goal and gave the Packers a much-needed win. If Green Bay would have lost the game, how many articles would you be reading this week about the struggles of Aaron Rodgers or of locker room drama?
15. Jacksonville Jaguars (3-3)
The Jags are falling hard and don’t look like the elite defensive team that they were last season. The defense could not stop Dallas and Blake Bortles clearly was missing his star running back Leonard Fournette.
16. Washington Redskins (3-2)
The Redskins came out of their Bye Week and delivered. Alex Smith didn’t have a jaw-dropping performance, but he did throw two touchdowns and avoided turnovers.
17. Tennessee Titans (3-3)
Tennessee definitely didn’t show up in Week 7. The team was only able to get 172 yards on offense but Marcus Mariota lost 66 yards after being sacked 11 times.
18. Seattle Seahawks (3-3)
Discord in the locker room? It didn’t look like it in Week 7 as the Seahawks handled the Raiders with ease. Seattle held Oakland to 185 yards on offense.
19. Dallas Cowboys (3-3)
The Cowboys handled the Jags like it was nothing. The problem with this team though is their consistency in stringing together wins. It’s an easy yes if Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott are heavily involved.
20. Atlanta Falcons (2-4)
The Falcons were fortunate to pick up a win against a division foe, but their underachieving season was dealt quite the blow. Running back Devonta Freeman will miss some time after his MRI revealed that he needs surgery on his groin.
21. Houston Texans (3-3)
The Texans almost let one get away from them against Buffalo. This team managed to do enough and get to .500 for the season.
22. Cleveland Browns (2-3-1)
The Browns just could not keep up with Los Angeles in Week 7. Cleveland was only able to score one touchdown in this game.
23. New York Jets (3-3)
Kicker Jason Myers almost score enough points on his own to beat the Colts. He was 7-of-7 and even made three extra points for 24 total points.
24. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-3)
Jameis Winston and company could have won this game but came up short in the end. Tampa Bay is starting to play somewhat better but this team seems as inconsistent as they were last season.
25. Detroit Lions (2-3)
The Lions were the other team with a Bye for Week 6. This week they take on the Miami Dolphins.
26. Denver Broncos (2-4)
John Elway called the Broncos defense soft. The problem with that though is he put this defense together. This team is in a free-fall having lost four straight. At this point, there are numerous issues with this team that may not be able to be addressed until after the season.
27. San Francisco 49ers (1-5)
You got to give C.J. Beathard his props. Somehow this kid has been able to step in and keep the 49ers competitive. The big question is if he can lead them to victories.
28. Indianapolis Colts (1-5)
Andrew Luck threw four touchdowns. He also threw three interceptions. The Colts need to have better ball control if they plan to win close games like this.
29. Buffalo Bills (2-4)
Josh Allen left the game early after he was hit hard and replace by Nathan Peterman. Peterman was able to get the Bills into striking distance of a win. But Buffalo could not hold the Texans back and let one slip away.
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30. New York Giants (1-5)
Saquon Barkley had his best pro day so far. As for the rest of the team, just look at the stats.
31. Arizona Cardinals (1-5)
Patrick Peterson on the trading block? If Peterson is traded, the Cardinals are waving the white flag.
32. Oakland Raiders (1-5)
Just when you couldn’t even think of the Raiders getting any worse, Jon Gruden looked at the Davis family and said “Hold my beer, man”.
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