Rant Sports Official NFL Power Rankings: Week 7
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More upsets equal more drama in the NFL and who would have it any other way? Those who predicted the Green Bay Packers to beat the Houston Texans on Sunday Night Football didn’t forecast the absolute demolition that took place at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas. Six touchdown passes from Aaron Rodgers?
What about the Seattle Seahawks topping the New England Patriots? Predicting that was about as likely as predicting Richard Sherman getting in Tom Brady’s face afterward.
All of these exciting happenings in Week 6 of NFL play, including Peyton Manning’s historic comeback in San Diego on Monday Night Football, have led us to arguably the most uncharacteristic set of power rankings in recent memory. We hope you enjoy! Special thanks to the following RantSports.com writers who contributed:
32. Jacksonville Jaguars
The Jaguars started off their season well, but haven’t done much since. A trip to Oakland probably won’t change that.
31. Kansas City Chiefs
The 1-5 Chiefs are well on their way to the first overall pick and get a much-needed bye in Week 7.
30. Tennessee Titans
The Tennessee Titans (2-4) saved their season with a win over the Steelers in Week 6 and hit the road to play the inconsistent Bills in Week 7.
28. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Buccaneers (2-3) crushed the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 6 and get the awful Saints at home next.
27. Indianapolis Colts
The Indianapolis Colts (2-3) got demolished by the Jets (weird to say, we know) and get the red hot Browns (also weird) at home next.
25. Carolina Panthers
At 1-4, the Carolina Panthers are absolutely reeling and get the inconsistent Cowboys at home next.
24. Pittsburgh Steelers
The Pittsburgh Steelers (2-3) are not off to a good start to the season and now must go on the road to Cincinnati for a primetime game in Week 7.
23. New York Jets
The Jets (3-3) finally found the way to win in Week 6, but will likely forget it by the time they get to New England in Week 7.
21. Detroit Lions
The Lions (2-3) are slowly climbing back from a slow start and a win over the reeling Eagles is definitely a step in the right direction.
20. St. Louis Rams
The St. Louis Rams (3-3) gave up a surefire win to the surprising Dolphins. Every time the Rams gain some momentum, some teams bursts their bubble.
18. San Diego Chargers
The Chargers (3-3) are likely in for a coaching change after a 24-point blown lead on Monday Night Football.
17. Dallas Cowboys
The Cowboys (2-3) continued their inconsistent play by beating the Ravens in every aspect of the game except points on Sunday. Shocking, we know.
16. Buffalo Bills
The Buffalo Bills (3-3) fit right in with all the other .500 teams in the AFC East after knocking off the Cardinals in Week 6.
15. Philadelphia Eagles
The Philadelphia Eagles (3-3) can’t win for losing. Rookie quarterback Nick Foles might replace the $100 million man, Michael Vick, if that doesn’t change.
14. Miami Dolphins
The 3-3 Miami Dolphins get a bye in Week 7 before they get another shot to show they’re for real.
13. Washington Redskins
The Washington Redskins beat the Vikings in a shootout on Sunday to improve to .500 but haven’t shown any consistency this year. A trip to New York likely won’t help that.
11. Arizona Cardinals
The Arizona Cardinals started the season off very strong at 4-0 but have since lost two straight. A trip to Minnesota might make it three.
10. New England Patriots
The Patriots are just 3-3 through six games this year and their most recent one ending in a loss to the Seahawks. New England gets the inconsistent yet dangerous New York Jets at home next.
9. Minnesota Vikings
Who would have thought the Minnesota Vikings would have been 4-2 after six games with a sophomore quarterback and an ailing Adrian Peterson? Well they are and are playing relatively consistent.
8. Seattle Seahawks
The surprising Seahawks (4-2) knocked off the defending AFC champs on Sunday and then trash talked them afterward. Seattle looks to be more than just a flash in the pan.
7. Green Bay Packers
The Packers silenced all critics with the most dominant performance of the season on Sunday night when they absolutely crushed the then-undefeated Texans. At this point, Green Bay’s 3-3 record looks very deceiving.
5. San Francisco 49ers
The 49ers (4-2) came away from Sunday’s beating scratching their heads, but as dominant as they’ve been for most of this season, they should be fine.
3. Baltimore Ravens
The Ravens (5-1) survived a scare at home from the Dallas Cowboys and have another tough test against the one-loss Texans up next.
2. Houston Texans
The Texans looked like the best team in the league until they were derailed by the Packers on Sunday night. With the 5-1 Baltimore Ravens up next, Houston might drop in these rankings a week from now.
1. Atlanta Falcons
The Atlanta Falcons are the only undefeated team left in the NFL after six weeks. At 6-0, it appears the road to the Super Bowl will go through the Dirty Bird city in 2012.