nfl power rankings week 6
As we reached our NFL Power Rankings Week 6, it’s looking more and more clear that the AFC – also in this year’s wild parody awesome – has a good dose of the elite teams. The Ravens and the Jets are rolling right now, battling for first place in our Power Rankings is now a week.
Pittsburgh should be a more serious challenge now that Ben Roethlisberger’s return, while New England and several teams in the AFC South is still capable of doing harm.
But the biggest problem is that the great hopes of the NFC are falling left and right. Dallas? 1-3 after a home loss to Tennessee. Minnesota? 1-3 with a tough slate. Green Bay? 2.3, but with nearly the entire population of Wisconsin in DL.
So where teams fall in Week 6 of this season’s NFL upside down? Take a look …
1. Ravens (4-1) | Last week: 3
The Ravens and the Jets are 1 and 1a at the moment – it is really difficult to decipher between the two. Great defense, very solid running game and quarterbacks who are good enough to keep winning. We will know more about Baltimore after Sunday’s trip to Foxboro to take on the Patriots.
2. Jets (4-1) | Last Week: 1
Fussy, sure, but the Jets’ struggles in opposition to the territory Monday night and the inability to close the Vikings combine to give the first place. In terms of planning ahead, it would be downright shocking if 4-1 did not reach at least 5.11.
3. Steelers (3-1) | Last Week: 4
Big Ben comes to ease back in the lineup against Cleveland before a trip of three games (Miami, New Orleans, Cincinnati) with two games nationally televised. Pittsburgh will likely have his record of 3-1 in the absence of Roethlisberger, but the punishment of four games cost the Steelers a home loss to Baltimore, which could loom large as we go.
4. Patriots (3-1) | Last Week: 5
Patriots Put here with a bullet. With Randy Moss, who looked like an elite team in the AFC. We’ll have to see how they do with Deion Branch in the lineup in place. Upcoming games against Baltimore, San Diego and Minnesota provide a nice litmus test.
5. Falcons (4-1) | Last Week: 12
After losing their first game of the season, the Falcons have reeled off four wins in a row, the first time the team has made the tenure of Mike Smith. The defense has increased, allowing only 70 points in five games this season. Only three teams are better at holding opponents to score. – Knox Bardeen
6. Colts (3-2) | Last Week: 8
Sure, it probably has regained its place as the favorite in the AFC South. But the 03/02 principle has not exactly been a thing of beauty, and the offense – with a battered backfield – he looked average Sunday against Kansas City.
7. Bears (4-1) | Last Week: 7
No bonus points for beating the Panthers horrible, especially with Todd Collins to forget that the team to throw the ball. Is Jay Cutler or bust of the Bears, who need their quarterback to stay healthy all year to keep their place NFC North.
8. Titans (3-2) | Last Week: 17
As the Texans slid back to the pack, Tennessee, made a statement in Dallas, upsetting the Cowboys. Suddenly, the Titans are right on the combination of the AFC South. Any team with Chris Johnson running the ball has to be taken seriously.
9. Santos (3-2) | Last Week: 2
The Saints lost just three games during the past year but have already lost twice in the first five weeks of the 2010 season. Injuries to runners Reggie Bush and Pierre Thomas did not help, but the team just has not gelled yet. A trip to Tampa Bay in Week 6 could help revive a sputtering offense. – KB
10. Redskins (3-2) | Last Week: 14
The Redskins did not win consecutive games all of last season back. So this is progress – even if it was not enough and it was thanks in part to Aaron Rodgers concussion. One thing is clear: Mike Shanahan has the ‘Skins believe they can meet in the NFC. – Michael Katz
11. Giants (3-2) | Last Week: 20
Hey, look: the Giants are well again. New York has recovered from an 1-2 start with consecutive wins, and currently has the No. 1 defense in the NFL. Oh, and you have to love 12 catches, 130 yards and 2 touchdowns to Hakeem Nicks. I’ll do. – MK
12. Eagles (3-2) | Last Week: 24
Quarterback controversy! OK, probably not. Kevin Kolb has published an index of 103.3 against a 49er secondary sorry, but after the match Andy Reid said:. “Michael (Vick) is still the starting quarterback so that the dispute will not get to go there” Now, if Kolb beat the Falcons next week … – MK
13. Texans (3-2) | Last Week: 7
Round and round and round we go. Houston story has become all too familiar: win big, bad loss. Repeat. The Texans are still one of the most frustrating inconsistent teams in the NFL, and rocking attitude appeared again as an egg at home against the Giants.
14. Packers (3-2) | Last Week: 11
Green Bay feels like a contender in the NFC. But this problem of all injuries are beginning to ridicule. The Packers are completely sold out everywhere – doing the work Sunday against the Redskins put my foot even harder to swallow. This team, now can not afford to miss opportunities.
15. Chiefs (3-1) | Last Week: 9
The only undefeated team in the league in Week 5 came as a big favorite for the Colts, and Indianapolis took over the business and handed the Chiefs their first loss of the season. Brandon Flowers and Jamaal Charles are emerging as elite players in the league. – RW
16. Buccaneers (3-1) | Last Week: 21
Josh Freeman has five touchdown passes this year and three have gone to rookie fourth-round pick, Mike Williams, who also leads the team in receptions with 19. Freeman Williams could be a regular occurrence for the Bucs to move on. – KB
17. Dolphins (2-2) | Last Week: 19
Enjoy a week of rest and move up two spots in qualifying. Hurra. Miami place in this division seems pretty clear: better than Buffalo, is not as good as the Patriots (at least in pre-Moss) and the Jets. Let’s see if they can prove that wrong.
18. Jaguars (3-2) | Last Week: 22
Jacksonville is part of that mess four-way tie for first place in the AFC South, but at least on paper, still looks like the weakest of the group. But you already beat the Colts, and if Tennessee in Week 6, they might have to be considered the favorite of the new division. Unbelievable.
19. Chargers (2-3) | Last Week: 10
The Chargers fell remarkably fluky play the Raiders in which he had two blocked punts early, resulting in nine quick points. Marcus McNeill is on its way back to the left tackle position, which is great news for an offense that is already playing well, thanks to chemistry, Philip Rivers, the new No. 1 WR Malcolm Floyd. – RW
20. Cardinals (3-2) | Last Week: 27
They rank 31st in the league in points allowed and last in the NFC, but the Cardinals are sitting on top of the division after a stunning victory in New Orleans. Two defensive touchdowns ultimately made all the difference in victory, and the offense seems to be headed in the right direction with Max Hall QB. – RW
21. Broncos (2-3) | Last Week: 15
Kyle Orton is maintained at a historic pace in passing yards, while Brandon Lloyd is becoming a bona fide No. 1 receiver. You probably felt strange reading that last sentence as I did in writing. Josh McDaniels would make the trade for Jay Cutler and again. The ground offensive Knowshon Moreno really need healthy. – RW
22. Vikings (1-3) | Last Week: 16
For one night, extending Monday, Minnesota, looked every bit the contender for the NFC title. But then the defense would be slashed for a touchdown and Brett Favre threw a terrible choice and six. Finally, this team will be very good. But is it too late? The Vikes are now 1-3 and have Dallas at Green Bay in New England in the next three weeks.
23. Seahawks (2-2) | Last Week: 26
The Seahawks were busy during the bye week, the first trade of Marshawn Lynch, Deion Branch then shipping back to New England. Both operations should help an offense that needs an edge runner, and more playing time as a young receiving corps. – RW
24. Bengals (2-3) | Last Week: 23
Cincinnati games are starting to feel like an action movie where the clock is ticking down slowly on a pump … except the Bengals do not seem to have tools or means to stop it. loss of back-to-back to Cleveland and Tampa Bay put Cincinnati on the verge of total collapse.
25. Lions (1-4) | Last Week: 29
Detroit started the filling of San Luis on Sunday, again demonstrates that it is a better team – the offense has a lot of weapons, and defense is at least less terrible compared to 2009. Lions are three plays away from being 4-1.
26. Raiders (2-3) | Last Week: 28
Bruce Gradkowski had to leave the Week 5 victory over San Diego at the beginning, and Jason Campbell came in and showed the coaches that may have been fast out of the lineup. With the Raiders 2-3 in the heat of the struggle for the division title after five weeks, the team should not be afraid to explore all options. – RW
27. Cowboys (1-3) | Last Week: 18
A victory over the Texans facing a bye week was just what the Cowboys need to turn their season around, right? To cite Hertz, not exactly. After the fall of the Titans, the boys are 1-3, and the wheels are falling off the wagon Super Bowl – if not already done so. – MK
28. Rams (2-3) | Last Week: 13
The season-ending injury in his right knee Mark Clayton was a devastating blow to a passing offense that has been significantly responsible for this year. Rumors swirl expected anointing of the Rams in the perfect landing spot for Vincent Jackson. Give the Lions their biggest victory in 15 years certainly requires some sort of change. – RW
29. Browns (1-4) | Last Week: 25
That victory in Cincinnati in Week 4 was nice. But look the other way, guys, because this is going to be ugly in Week 6. Colt McCoy probably making his first NFL start … Pittsburgh … Roethlisberger debut in 2010. Hopefully get there in one piece.
30. 49ers (0-5) | Last Week: 30
Now 0-5, the 49ers might be about to make wholesale changes. It would not be surprising to see San Francisco with both a new quarterback and new coach in the coming weeks, especially if it falls short to Oakland and Carolina in their next two games. – RW
31. Bills (0-5) | Last Week: 32
Buffalo is no closer to getting its first victory and Marshawn Lynch now plays for the Seahawks. At the sight bills on the plateau of three or four-win would be awesome. Seeing them challenge would not be 0-16.
32. Panthers (0-5) | Last Week: 31
Through five games – and remember that only played a few snaps in Week 1 – rookie quarterback Jimmy Clausen has turned the ball over five times and has a passer rating of 52.2. His three interceptions and two fumbles pretty bad sound. When you consider that is fumbled five times this year and possession is not lost, is the extent to which Clausen was not ready to take over an NFL franchise. – KB
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