NFL POWER RANKINGS: Where Every Team Stands Going Into Week 7

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We’re into the heart of the NFL season, and both conferences are still wide open.

While Seattle and Denver are the frontrunners, the top 14 teams in our power rankings have a shot to make a run.

San Diego and Dallas took nice leaps this week, while New Orleans and Indy fell.

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title=”32. Jacksonville Jaguars (previously 32nd)”
content=”Record: 0-6

Result: 35-19 loss to Denver

Biggest thing we learned this week: Justin Blackmon makes a big difference. He has 19 catches and 326 yards since he came back from suspension.

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title=”31. New York Giants (previously 31st)”
content=”Record: 0-6

Result: 27-21 loss to Chicago

Biggest thing we learned this week: Eli Manning has 15 interceptions, the same amount as all of last year.

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title=”30. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (previously 30th)”
content=”Record: 0-5

Result: 31-20 loss to Philadelphia

Biggest thing we learned this week: They shot themselves in the foot with eight costly penalties for 72 yards.

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title=”29. Minnesota Vikings (previously 27th)”
content=”Record: 1-4

Result: 35-10 loss to Carolina

Biggest thing we learned this week: It might be Josh Freeman time after Matt Cassel’s rough day.

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title=”28. Washington Redskins (previously 22nd)”
content=”Record: 1-4

Result: 31-16 loss to Dallas

Biggest thing we learned this week: RGIII had his worst game of what’s turning into a nightmare season. He completed less than 50% of his passes and only averaged 6.3 yards per attempt.

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title=”27. Oakland Raiders (previously 26th)”
content=”Record: 2-4

Result: 24-7 loss to Kansas City

Biggest thing we learned this week: Terrelle Pryor got sacked 10 times. I don’t even understand how that’s possible.

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title=”26. Buffalo Bills (previously 23rd)”
content=”Record: 2-4

Result: 27-24 OT loss to Cincinnati

Biggest thing we learned this week: They’re straight-up stockpiling QBs at this point. They just picked up Matt Flynn.

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title=”25. Arizona Cardinals (previously 24th)”
content=”Record: 2-4

Result: 32-20 loss to San Francisco

Biggest thing we learned this week: Vernon Davis might be the only one who can score against this Arizona secondary. He had 180 of his team’s 252 receiving yards.

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title=”24. Carolina Panthers (previously 28th)”
content=”Record: 2-3

Result: 35-10 win over Minnesota

Biggest thing we learned this week: Cam Newton might be going back to his bread and butter. He ran the ball nine times, his most all year.

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title=”23. Pittsburgh Steelers (previously 29th)”
content=”Record: 1-4

Result: 19-6 win over New York Jets

Biggest thing we learned this week: This was a throwback performance for the defence, who took advantage of some costly Geno Smith errors.

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title=”22. Houston Texans (previously 18th)”
content=”Record: 2-4

Result: 38-13 loss to St. Louis

Biggest thing we learned this week: This Matt Schaub thing is taking a dark turn.

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title=”21. St. Louis Rams (previously 25th)”
content=”Record: 3-3

Result: 38-13 win over Houston

Biggest thing we learned this week: The Rams offence was still pretty bad. They only had 15 first downs.

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title=”20. Cleveland Browns (previously 20th)”
content=”Record: 3-3

Result: 31-17 loss to Detroit

Biggest thing we learned this week: Brandon Weeden is as bad as we feared, which is a worrying sign for America’s team.

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title=”19. Atlanta Falcons (previously 17th)”
content=”Record: 1-3

Result: Bye

Biggest thing we learned this week: Nothing!

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title=”18. Philadelphia Eagles (previously 21st)”
content=”Record: 3-3

Result: 31-20 win over Tampa Bay

Biggest thing we learned this week: Nick Foles is at least better in the red zone than Michael Vick.

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title=”17. New York Jets (previously 15th)”
content=”Record: 3-3

Result: 19-6 loss to Pittsburgh

Biggest thing we learned this week: The Jets are still a conservative team at heart. They really took the ball out of Geno Smith’s hands until they were down two scores late.

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title=”16. Tennessee Titans (previously 16th)”
content=”Record: 3-3

Result: 20-13 loss to Seattle

Biggest thing we learned this week: They actually faired better than most teams who play Seattle on the road. The defence is really solid.

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title=”15. San Diego Chargers (previously 19th)”
content=”Record: 3-3

Result: 19-9 win over Indianapolis

Biggest thing we learned this week: Philip Rivers discovered Keenan Allen (9 catches for 107 yards and a TD).

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title=”14. Baltimore Ravens (previously 10th)”
content=”Record: 3-3

Result: 19-17 loss to Green Bay

Biggest thing we learned this week: Still the most inconsistent team in the NFL.

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title=”13. Miami Dolphins (previously 12th)”
content=”Record: 3-2

Result: Bye

Biggest thing we learned this week: Nothing!

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title=”12. Detroit Lions (previously 14th)”
content=”Record: 4-2

Result: 31-17 win over Cleveland

Biggest thing we learned this week: The offence is really good with Calvin Johnson. Scoring 31 on the Browns isn’t easy.

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title=”11. Dallas Cowboys (previously 13th)”
content=”Record: 3-3

Result: 31-16 win over Washington

Biggest thing we learned this week: Nice win, but the injuries to DeMarco Murray and DeMarcus Ware could be troublesome next week.

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title=”10. Indianapolis Colts (previously 7th)”
content=”Record: 4-2

Result: 19-9 loss to San Diego

Biggest thing we learned this week: They were probably looking ahead to this week’s massive Broncos game.

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title=”9. Chicago Bears (previously 11th)”
content=”Record: 4-2

Result: 27-21 win over New York Giants

Biggest thing we learned this week: Linebacker DJ Williams went down with a chest injury, which is not good for the already-shaky Bears D.

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title=”8. Cincinnati Bengals (previously 9th)”
content=”Record: 4-2

Result: 27-24 OT win over Buffalo

Biggest thing we learned this week: Andy Dalton was able to get the ball to AJ Green, and he had a good game as a result.

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title=”7. New England Patriots (previously 8th)”
content=”Record: 5-1

Result: 30-27 win over New Orleans

Biggest thing we learned this week: Tom Brady can still run the two-minute drill like none other.

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title=”6. Kansas City Chiefs (previously 6th)”
content=”Record: 6-0

Result: 24-7 win over Oakland

Biggest thing we learned this week: THEY HAD 10 SACKS!

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title=”5. Green Bay Packers (previously 5th)”
content=”Record: 3-2

Result: 19-17 win over Baltimore

Biggest thing we learned this week: The injuries are piling up now. Randall Cobb will be out for 6-8 weeks.

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title=”4. New Orleans Saints (previously 3rd)”
content=”Record: 5-1

Result: 30-27 loss to New England

Biggest thing we learned this week: Jimmy Graham got manhandled by Aqib Talib. That’ll be the blueprint for how teams attack the Saints going forward.

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title=”3. San Francisco 49ers (previously 4th)”
content=”Record: 4-2

Result: 32-20 win over Arizona

Biggest thing we learned this week: Vernon Davis is a beast, and San Francisco’s only real receiving threat right now.

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title=”2. Seattle Seahawks (previously 2nd)”
content=”Record: 5-1

Result: 20-13 win over Tennessee

Biggest thing we learned this week: Almost got undone by a freak touchdown before halftime, but the defence is still a different beast at home.

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title=”1. Denver Broncos (previously 1st)”
content=”Record: 6-0

Result: 35-19 win over Jacksonville

Biggest thing we learned this week: They didn’t cover the biggest point spread ever. It’s their first failure of the season.

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