In our NFL Power Rankings heading into week 7, we have some key movers up and some dramatic movers down. The Browns see a significant fall while the Bills and the Chargers move down after slipping up this weekend.
Here are our NFL Power Rankings going into week 7!
|2.||TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS||5-1|
|6.||GREEN BAY PACKERS||5-1|
|9.||KANSAS CITY CHIEFS||3-3|
|13.||NEW ORLEANS SAINTS||3-2|
|14.||SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS||2-3|
|16.||LAS VEGAS RAIDERS||4-2|
|18.||NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS||2-4|
|26.||WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM||2-4|
|27.||NEW YORK GIANTS||1-5|
|28.||NEW YORK JETS||1-4|
NFL POWER RANKINGS ANALYSIS
The Cardinals continued their unbeaten streak against a Browns team who were viewed among the elite in the AFC. The Arizona offence is explosive and is schemed perfectly around their playmakers.
On the other hand, the Browns could not get anything going. The Cleveland offence continues to look better when Odell Beckham is on the sideline and Baker Mayfield needs to start showing why he deserves his second contract.
Last weekend’s big game was the Chargers against the Ravens, and if you are a fan of Baltimore, it did not disappoint. Lamar Jackson well and truely announced himself in the MVP conversation and the Ravens offence showed they can beat you in anyway possible. We also got glimpses of what first round pick Rashod Bateman will have to offer in the passing game as the Ravens continue to successful evolve.
For the Chargers, Justin Herbert didn’t look horrendous, but he probably put in the worst performance of his young, blossoming career. He looked inaccurate and void of ideas at times, but Herbert will have games like this so early on.
The Vikings continue their march up the rankings after an overtime win in Carolina. But, in truth the game should have been finished off by Minnesota well before Sam Darnold had the chance to put a game tying drive together.
Coming off their bye, the 49ers will be interesting this week. Many had week 7 pencilled in as the week we finally got to see Trey Lance. Lance has, of course, had to take to the field before then as an injury cover for Garoppolo, but not in a favourable scheme. However, Lance suffered a knee sprain during the 49ers week 5 loss. With Garoppolo now back in training, does he get his job back?
The Jaguars finally got their first win of the season in London! What an ending to their game against the Dolphins in Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, which saw both quarterbacks put in good performances. Jacksonville will be hoping that this is the catalyst for further success. They have finally got the monkey off their back.
As for the Dolphins, it was always going to be difficult with both starting cornerbacks out. But, some poor play calling, especially on defence and in the 4th quarter, cost them. Miami are in a difficult place. Tua was not the problem in this game, but with Deshaun Watson’s name being banded around and waiting in the wings, he needs to show he can get the Dolphins out of this slump.
As the only team without a win, the Lions almost go to bottom of the NFL Power Rankings by default. They have shown promise and fight while being competetive in games. But, ultimately that only gets you so far.
The Seahawks continue to freefall with Geno Smith at QB. We expect them to bounce back when Russell Wilson returns, but there are more holes in the roster in than originally thought.
The Washington Football Team are another team who have surprised. Many thought that the FT’s defence would be the best in the NFL and would be able to carry them. Instead, they rank among the worst. They haven’t been much better on offence either. Taylor Heinicke hasn’t shown he is better than a back up and with limited options at QB up coming, it could be a tough off season in Washington.