WEEK 6 NFL POWER RANKINGS
1. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (5-0)
We are 5 weeks in and the Eagles are still the only undefeated team left standing. Who would have thought the NFC East would be this entertaining? I definitely did not.
2. BUFFALO BILLS (4-1)
Bills Mafia must have put a hit on the Steelers this week – because Buffalo KILLED Pittsburgh.
3. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (4-1)
A 17-point deficit? No problem. Mahomes once again worked his magic, finding Travis Kelce 4 times for TD’s to eek out a win at home against the Raiders.
4. MINNESOTA VIKINGS (4-1)
Vikings fans have to be happy with where they’re at. They’re 4-1 and hold a 1-game lead over division rival Green Bay in the NFC North, whom they beat head-to-head. Plus, I still believe this team has another gear that they have not reached yet, but that’s just my opinion.
5. DALLAS COWBOYS (4-1)
Dallas jumped on the Rams in a rush on Sunday. That along with the phenomenal rushing attack that Dallas displayed, made this game very manageable for the backup QB. (4/4 on Cooper Rush puns).
6. BALTIMORE RAVENS (3-2)
They should just change their name to the “Baltimore Fightin’ Justin Tuckers”. Has a kicker ever been this valuable to his team?
PS – The “Baltimore Ass Kickers” would also be a suitable name.
7. GREEN BAY PACKERS (3-2)
The Packers have looked better than some expected in the post-Davante Adams era. However, on Sunday they were in a high-leverage spot on offense where it looked like they missed him.
8. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (3-2)
I wonder what the exact terms of the deal that Tom Brady made with the devil were. I know this is old news, but he shouldn’t still be playing at this level in the NFL at age 45.
9. MIAMI DOLPHINS (3-2)
There are a lot of people out there who claim that Tua Tagovailoa just benefits from having a great team around him… so what’s the excuse for Sunday’s performance?
10. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (3-2)
If the Niners keep winning games like this, what happens with Trey Lance & Jimmy G after the season? How far does Garoppolo have to go in the postseason for San Francisco to want him back at the helm next year? Food for thought.
11. LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (3-2)
The Chargers were able to squeak out a win in Cleveland to stay a game of Kansas City for the division lead. It seems like these injuries are really hindering this team since even in their wins they aren’t performing nearly as well as expected in the preseason.
12. LOS ANGELES RAMS (2-3)
Is this the same team that we saw win the Super Bowl? Is this the same Allen Robinson we saw in Jacksonville & Chicago?
13. NEW YORK GIANTS (4-1)
Although many people may not want to admit it, the NFL is more entertaining when the Giants are good. Hopefully these wins aren’t just a flash in the pan, as a 3rd contender for the NFC East would make for a very entertaining final stretch a couple months from now.
14. CINCINNATI BENGALS (2-3)
This season really isn’t going as planned after their surprise Super Bowl appearance. When does it become appropriate to start worrying?
15. TENNESSEE TITANS (3-2)
I expected this to be a rough year for the Titans after their 0-2 start. They have ripped off 3-straight wins, though, to make me feel foolish.
16. ARIZONA CARDINALS (2-3)
The Cardinals hung in there against one of the best teams in the league. They’re below .500 but there’s no need to panic yet.
17. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (2-2-1)
The Colts were the winners of the Thursday Night Snooze-fest. A win is a win, but they don’t get much uglier than that.
18. DENVER BRONCOS (2-3)
Here we have the losers of the Snooze-fest. You know you’re having a rough year when your starting QB is the punchline of a new meme every week.
19. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (2-3)
The Patriots put a 29-0 beat down on Detroit this week. The offense sure isn’t the same, but the defense looks as formidable as ever.
20. NEW YORK JETS (3-2)
Let the Zach Wilson debates commence. Is he for real? I’m still on the fence.
21. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (2-3)
The Jags team that we saw on Sunday was the one that we are accustomed to seeing. Let’s hope they aren’t backsliding because it’s both unique and entertaining to see Jacksonville winning football games – much like seeing a dog walk on it’s hind legs.
22. CLEVELAND BROWNS (2-3)
It’s gotta be painful to be a Browns fan. On top of the years of torture and a list of failed QB’s that could fill a Harry Potter book, they have had 2 heartbreaking losses at home.
23. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (2-3)
The Saints found themselves in a nice “get-right” spot against Seattle (if those even exist in the NFL). They will try to use their 7-point victory as a momentum builder.
24. LAS VEGAS RAIDERS (1-4)
This team is clearly better than their 1-4 record reflects. Unfortunately, this is the NFL – you don’t exactly have a ton of time to right the ship before the season becomes a lost cause.
25. ATLANTA FALCONS (2-3)
The Falcons lost to division rival Tampa Bay by 6 on Sunday, but that’s not exactly a horrible result as they were 10-point dogs without the services of Cordarelle Patterson & Kyle Pitts.
26. CHICAGO BEARS (2-3)
The Bears showed some heart on Sunday, but ultimately came up short. At least it looked like Justin Fields has made some progress.
27. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (2-3)
The best thing that the Seahawks have going for them is the fact that they have been playing some high-scoring, entertaining games.
28. DETROIT LIONS (1-4)
The Lions entered the week with the top offense in the NFL. But in typical Detroit fashion they were shut out on Sunday.
29. HOUSTON TEXANS (1-3-1)
Congrats Houston. Every NFL team is now in the win column.
30. PITTSBURGH STEELERS (1-4)
It hasn’t even been a full calendar year since Ben retired, but Steelers Nation have already lost their minds. The number of people I have seen that want to fire Mike Tomlin is insane… as is the idea of firing him.
31. WASHINGTON COMMANDERS (1-4)
Wentz put forth a much better performance than the weeks prior, but the same can’t be said for his teammates.
32. CAROLINA PANTHERS (1-4)
It looks like my fictitious quote from last week was pretty accurate after all.