2012 NFL Power Rankings Week 7: Looking at the Top Five Teams

Here’s a look at the top five teams for 2012 NFL Power Rankings Week 7.

5. New York Giants

The Giants made a big statement in Week 6 after crushing the San Francisco 49ers 26-3 on the road thanks to an impressive performance by the defense–who forced three interceptions on Alex Smith. Six weeks into the season, New York may be the team to beat in the NFC East.

4. Chicago Bears

Not only will the Bears be well rested coming off the bye week, but they may have the top overall defense in the NFL heading into Week 7. If Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall can continue to establish their chemistry from the last couple of weeks, Chicago could be one of the top teams to beat in the NFC.

3. Houston Texans

Unfortunately for the Texans, they were the victims of a Green Bay Packers team playing with a chip on their shoulders after all of the heat they took for their Week 5 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. The offense couldn’t seem to get into rhythm and the defense had no answers to shut down Aaron Rodgers, but this is still one of the top teams to beat in the AFC.

No worries–they’ll bounce back just fine.

2. Baltimore Ravens

The Ravens managed to hold off the Dallas Cowboys despite a late rally, but losing Ray Lewis and Lardarius Webb for the season could set this team back. For now though, they can enjoy a comfortable two-game lead in the AFC North.

1. Atlanta Falcons

It may not have been pretty, but the Falcons found a way to come through once again when it mattered the most to remain the only undefeated team in the NFL. Give Matt Ryan credit for leading this team to another big win despite throwing three interceptions on the day.