Wednesday, October 8, 2014

NFL Power Rankings - Week 6

This week's power rankings below.

1. San Diego Chargers: 125
Last Week: 3
Notes: The new #1 and deservingly so. Yes it was a win against the Jets, but the Chargers look flat out dominant. They even found a way to run the ball effectively against them.

2. Dallas Cowboys: 97
Last Week: 5
Notes: As a Giants fan, it pains me to have them this high, but there's no arguing that they've been playing great football. They have a very difficult game ahead on the road against the Seahawks.

3. Philadelphia Eagles: 79
Last Week: 8
Notes: They made you sweat it out, but the Eagles beat the Rams and maintain first place in NFC East.

4. Denver Broncos: 74
Last Week: 12
Notes: The Broncos only loss this season came on the road against the Seahawks. The toughest game on anyone's schedule.

5. Seattle Seahawks: 72
Last Week: 9
Notes: They move up to 3-1 after a road win against the Redskins. It was good to see them beat a team on the road after losing badly to the Chargers, but it wasn't much of a convincing road win. After Dallas, they have two games on the road against the Rams and Panthers.

6. Indianapolis Colts: 68
Last Week: 10
Notes: The Colts are back and are winners of 3 in a row.

7. Cincinnati Bengals: 66
Last Week: 1
Notes: The Bengals found themselves playing against the Patriots when they were hungrier than ever for a win.

8. Baltimore Ravens: 66
Last Week: 2
Notes: The Ravens lose to the Colts, but they have still been playing impressive football so far. Their two losses were by 1 possession and against the Bengals and Colts

9. Green Bay Packers: 58
Last Week: 19
Notes:  The Packers win big for their second straight week and look like the team to beat in the NFC North.

10. Arizona Cardinals: 55
Last Week: 4
Notes: Does anyone realize how brutal the Cardinals' schedule has been, but they still are at 3-1? Their first 3 wins came against the Chargers (4-1), Giants (3-2), and 49ers (3-2) and lost their first game against a very good Broncos team on the road. Their schedule gets easier with games against the Redskins and Raiders. This team can easily be 5-1 after 6 games.

11. New York Giants: 52
Last Week: 14
Notes: The Giants west coast offense seems to be coming together. The team has put together 3 straight wins. Coming up are important divisional games against the Eagles and Cowboys (both on the road). Win the next two, would mean the Giants go into their bye week first place in the division.

12. Detroit Lions: 50
Last Week: 6
Notes: The Lions let their lead slip away against the Bills and are now tied with the Packers for first.

13. Houston Texans: 47
Last Week: 7
Notes: The Texans are certainly an improved team from last year, but not quite a playoff team just yet. They have the makings of an 8-8 team.

14. San Francisco 49ers: 44
Last Week: 15
Notes: They've won 2 in a row, but this 49ers team still doesn't look like the 49ers team of last year. With the way the Cardinals are playing and the Seahawks being the Seahawks, a playoff birth isn't a guaranteed thing this year.

15. Buffalo Bills: 37
Last Week: 17
Notes: A big win for the Bills that keeps them tied with the Patriots for first place.

16. New England Patriots: 36
Last Week: 22
Notes: The Patriots looked like the Patriots we all expected against the Bengals, but is it for real? A big game on the road against the Bills will decide that.

17. Pittsburgh Steelers: 26
Last Week: 18

Notes: The Steelers' win, but their biggest problem is that they play down (or up) to their competition. I can almost guarantee they'll lose to the Browns for this reason.

18. Carolina Panthers: 14
Last Week: 23
Notes: The Panthers come back big against the Bears and are now in first place in the NFC South.

19. Kansas City Chiefs: 13
Last Week: 13
Notes: With the way the Chargers and Broncos are playing, it will be very difficult for this Chiefs team to get into the playoffs against this year.

20. Cleveland Browns: 8
Last Week: 24
Notes: .Don't look now, but the Browns are back at .500. A win at home against the Steelers would be huge.

21. Atlanta Falcons: 3
Last Week: 11
Notes: The same old story with the Falcons: great offense, terrible defense. They have the makings of a .500 team.

22. Miami Dolphins: -1
Last Week: 21
Notes: The Dolphins had a losing bye week with wins by the Bills and Pats. Tough games ahead against the Packers and Bears.

23. New Orleans Saints: -14
Last Week: 26
Notes: The Saints (barely) win against Tampa Bay. They are sitting at 2-3, but they (fortunately) play in a division with other mediocre teams.

24. Chicago Bears: -20
Last Week: 20
Notes: Very tough loss to overcome.

25. Minnesota Vikings: -30
Last Week: 16
Notes: The Vikings need to shake off the beating from the Packers and find a way to beat the Lions.

26. St. Louis Rams: -60
Last Week: 25
Notes: A good comeback effort, but the loss drops the Rams to 1-4.

27, Washington Redskins: -74
Last Week: 27
Notes: The Redskins didn't look as terrible as they did against the Giants, but with wins by all 3 NFC East teams, they have a long way to go to catch up with the rest of the division.

28. Tennessee Titans: -91
Last Week: 29
Notes: The Panthers had a great comeback against the Bears, but the Browns comeback against the Titans was even better. Unfortunately for the Titans, this drops them at 1-4.

29. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: -93
Last Week: 30
Notes: They couldn't hold on against the Saints and are now last in the NFC South.

30. New York Jets: -98
Last Week: 28
Notes: The Jets look downright terrible. The QB situation is a mess. At 1-4, things don't get easier with games against the Broncos and Pats.

31. Oakland Raiders: -112
Last Week: 31
Notes: A tough game after the bye week against the red hot Chargers.

32. Jacksonville Jaguars: -177
Last Week: 32
Notes: .The Jaguars have a big opportunity for their first win with a game against the Titans

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