Welcome to FTF Media's NFL Power Rankings for Week 7!
Week 6 of the NFL is in the books and Week 7 begins tonight! There's a big shake up at the top of our rankings -- let's jump right into it below:
1. Seattle Seahawks (5-0)
The Hawks continue to click offensively and Russell Wilson is the clear frontrunner for MVP right now. The team is apparently pursuing the soon-to-be reinstated Antonio Brown, as well. Can the defense improve by January, though? That's the big question in Seattle.
2. Kansas City Chiefs (5-1)
The Chiefs got back to their winning ways this past week against Buffalo. The run game will get a boost from the recently signed Le'Veon Bell, too. We'll see how well he fits in alongside Clyde Edwards-Helaire, but things definitely look good for the defending champs right now.
3. Tennessee Titans (5-0)
Another impressive win by the Titans this past Sunday, who now get to play unbeaten Pittsburgh this week. Ryan Tannehill and Derrick Henry have picked up exactly where they left off last January, making this team one that you don't want to play right now.
4. Baltimore Ravens (5-1)
Despite their 5-1 record, the Ravens really haven't clicked on offense yet. At least not to the degree that they did last season during Lamar Jackson's MVP run. If they do, though, watch out. In the meantime, Baltimore upgraded its defense by trading for DE Yannick Ngakoue.
5. Pittsburgh Steelers (5-0)
Dismantling the Browns is a Steelers tradition like no other. As is finding stars at the WR position through the draft, with Chase Claypool looking like the latest gem Pittsburgh has uncovered. A big test this Sunday against Tennessee, but these guys look good so far.
6. Green Bay Packers (4-1)
A real humbling loss for Green Bay this past Sunday against Tom Brady and the Bucs. Aaron Rodgers had one of his poorest performances in recent memory and struggled with Tampa's pass rush all day. How he and the Pack bounce back this week will be very telling indeed.
7. Chicago Bears (5-1)
The Bears just keep on trucking. Very impressive to be sitting at 5-1 and atop the NFC North despite making a change at QB just a few games into their season. Chicago's defense continues to keep them in every game -- will the good times continue moving forward?
8. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-2)
It wasn't the Buccaneers offense that had us all talking after Tampa's impressive victory over Green Bay this past Sunday. While the offense has been solid despite missing pieces, it's their defense that's been playing truly outstanding. Bucs are in the NFC South drivers' seat.
9. Indianapolis Colts (4-2)
Good bounce back win by Indy over the Bengals this past week, especially after falling behind by three scores to start the game. At some point, though, T.Y. Hilton's lack of production is going to become a big concern. They need the veteran WR to step up soon.
10. Buffalo Bills (4-2)
Back-to-back games against top AFC opponents and back-to-back losses for the upstart Bills. Despite their 4-2 record, Buffalo has very little breathing room in the AFC East. After his extremely hot start, Josh Allen has looked shaky and inaccurate the past two weeks.
11. Los Angeles Rams (4-2)
The Rams kept pace in the ultra competitive NFC West with a win last weekend and displayed a fairly dominant running game. In a division with Seattle, Arizona and even injury-riddled San Fran, the Rams' margin for error is razor-thin, so they'll have to avoid slip ups.
12. Arizona Cardinals (4-2)
Kyler Murray continues to make things happen for Arizona. Despite their record, this team has been a bit streaky thus far and things will get tougher for them from here on out. Like the Rams, this squad has very little margin for error in the NFC West moving forward.
13. Cleveland Browns (4-2)
After a surprising 4-1 start, the Browns had a big letdown game against their hated rivals from Pittsburgh. Cleveland has to be wondering if it has the right Quarterback to lead them, as Baker Mayfield's performance continues to be very sporadic and unpredictable.
14. Las Vegas Raiders (3-2)
Las Vegas, still humming from its upset victory over Kansas City, now gets another tough test this Sunday against Tom Brady (and what seems to be an extremely feisty Tampa Bay defense). With reports of a COVID outbreak, though, will that game go on as scheduled?
15. Miami Dolphins (3-3)
It's officially 'Tua Time' for the upstart Dolphins, who have now won three of their past four games. Back-to-back wins for the Fish has got to have their fans hopeful for the first time in about a decade. Miami is playing with house money right now, can it make a playoff run?
16. Carolina Panthers (3-3)
Injuries and inconsistency have absolutely plagued this team so far. The fate of the Panthers will likely be decided over the next 3 games. Are they going to be chasing a Playoff spot come November/December, or will they be playing for positioning in the upcoming NFL Draft?
17. San Francisco 49ers (3-3)
The 49ers are starting to get marginally more healthy, but still have some glaring holes. Given how tough we already stated that the NFC West is, it might be too late for the defending NFC champs to get back into the thick of things. They need wins now and can't afford any slip ups.
18. New Orleans Saints (3-2)
The Saints need to find a way to get the ball downfield more, as their lack of deep passing is making it easier for opposing defenses to game plan for them. Another big problem is that their star WR Michael Thomas isn't very happy. Is this team's contention window closing?
19. Denver Broncos (2-3)
Tough win for the Broncos on the road this past Sunday without some of their biggest offensive contributors. Drew Lock has to be a lot better protecting leads and not settling for Field Goals, though. Can he and the Broncos offense get back on track this week?
20. New England Patriots (2-3)
The Patriots are under .500 this far into a season for the first time since 2002, definitely unfamiliar territory. The game of musical chairs the Pats are playing on the offensive line certainly doesn't help, but Cam Newton also looked like a guy who had 1 practice in 3 weeks.
21. Detroit Lions (2-3)
Stop me if you've heard this before: the Lions are once again toying with being mediocre. Unless Matt Patricia can right the ship quickly, I foresee big changes coming in the Lions' very near future. They aren't the biggest disappointment in the NFC North, but they're close.
22. Los Angeles Chargers (1-4)
If this team can somehow, someway find a way to stop losing games in which they have late leads, it'll go a long ways towards what looks like a bright future. That's the silver lining for the Chargers right now. 2020 might be a lost cause for them, but Justin Herbert certainly isn't.
23. Philadelphia Eagles (1-4-1)
A valiant comeback and tough loss against Baltimore this past Sunday for the Birds, but they're still somehow in 2nd place in the horrid NFC East and just one game out of first. The Eagles front office has a lot of questions to answer in the coming weeks. Buyers or sellers?
24. New York Giants (1-5)
The Giants have finally gotten into the win column and, like Philly, are somehow only a game out of the divisional "race" with their 1-5 record. But this team needs help everywhere right now. Could they be potential sellers at the deadline? The next two weeks could decide that.
25. Dallas Cowboys (2-4)
So much for Andy Dalton not skipping a beat, daily sports talk (or TAKE) programs! The Red Rifle looked horrid this past Monday Night and Dak Prescott is essentially cementing a big upcoming payday while sitting on his couch. Best wishes to Dak on a speedy recovery.
26. Cincinnati Bengals (1-4-1)
There's a lot to like about the way the Bengals are playing right now, despite their record. This group competes in every game. That said, this team should trade their vets for future assets to start building around Joe Burrow. He's getting beat up right now and needs some help.
27. Houston Texans (1-5)
There are a TON of questions in Houston, despite their improved play since Bill O'Brien's dismissal. A fire sale could be coming soon. Despite the fact that he just got paid, you have to feel for Deshaun Watson. Losing is no fun and neither being surrounded by ineptitude.
28. Washington Football Team (1-5)
New name (kind of), new logo, same problems in D.C., as things remain a mess for Dan Snyder's team. After completely mismanaging Dwayne Haskins, this team is still searching for a QB. Start looking at mock drafts, Washington fans - another top pick is on the horizon.
29. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-5)
'Minshewmania' is fun and all, but the Jaguars will soon have decisions to make about their QB situation. Personally, I'd look at the defensive side of the ball first, as there are plenty of holes there as well for a rebuilding Jacksonville team. Could a coaching change come soon?
30. Minnesota Vikings (1-5)
The Vikings keeping their time honored tradition alive of being a playoff team one year and then being quite awful the next. A fire sale is already underway, as recently acquired DE Yannick Ngakoue was sent to the Ravens earlier today. Other players may soon follow.
31. Atlanta Falcons (1-5)
Dan Quinn and Thomas Dimitroff are gone, but questions about Julio Jones and Matt Ryan's respective futures in Atlanta still remain. Like Minnesota, this team could soon find itself in a complete and total rebuild. Hard to believe these guys were in a Super Bowl 4 seasons ago.
32. New York Jets (0-6)
This team has a legitimate chance to go 0-16, that's how horrid it is. The continued employment of Adam Gase still baffles us all. Stay in school, Trevor Lawrence. Another year at Clemson living off ramen noodles just HAS to be better than joining this dumpster fire.
Do you agree with where your favorite team is ranked? Feel free to sound off in the comments below and let us know your thoughts. Be on the lookout for a new Power Rankings from us next week! Enjoy Week 7, everyone!
- Brian (@FTFBrian)