Here’s a look at the top five teams for 2012 NFL Power Rankings Week 6:
For a team that faced plenty of questions over the first three weeks, the Patriots’ offense has looked unstoppable over the last two weeks and made a big statement against the Denver Broncos by displaying a strong performance on the ground. With the way the other three teams are playing in the AFC East, it’s safe to say New England is the favorite to win the division at this point in the season.
It may have been a win against the Jacksonville Jaguars, but the Bears deserve all of the credit in the world for the way they’ve played over the last two weeks. Not only are they 4-1, Chicago may have the best defense in football as they’ve recorded four touchdowns over the last two weeks.
What’s even better–Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall finally appear to be getting on track like the good old days.
It finally happened–Alex Smith threw for over 300 yards and three touchdowns as the 49ers cruised by the Buffalo Bills for an easy win to improve to 4-1 on the season. San Francisco has looked like one of the best overall teams over the first five weeks and appear to have the talent to make a strong run at the Super Bowl.
It may not have been as big of a win, but the Texans managed to escape with a key win against the New York Jets in Week 5 to remain undefeated on the season. Just like San Francisco, Houston has one of the top overall teams in football and have a major advantage with Arian Foster–who recorded 152 rushing yards and one touchdown against the Jets–at running back.
A big road win against the Washington Redskins, the Falcons continue to roll in 2012 with one of the most high-powered offenses in football. Matt Ryan (345 passing yards and two touchdowns) continues to play at an MVP level and Tony Gonzalez (13 catches for 123 yards and one touchdown) is still one of the top pass-catching tight ends in the game–which makes this team look like the team to beat in the NFC.
Of coures, the important factor will be whether or not they can win when it matters the most–in January.
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