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Power Rankings (week 6)

October 19, 2016 by Steel Haven

Rnk LW* Team Record Comments
1. 1. Minnesota Vikings 5-0 Bradford returns to Philly off the bye.
2. 2. New England Patriots 5-1 Cruising after return of Brady, face Steelers at the perfect time sans Roethlisberger.
3. 5. Seattle Seahawks 4-1 Overcame some defensive confusion with Chancellor out injured.
4. 6. Dallas Cowboys 5-1 Dak broke Brady's record of 162 consecutive pass attempts without an interception at the start of a career. The streak came to an end late in the game at 176 when Dak and Witten didn't seem to be on the same page.
5. 3. Pittsburgh Steelers 4-2 A different, obviously much worse team on the road. Also a much worse team without injured Roethlisberger. Missed an opportunity against a legitimately bad opponent with rest of division also losing.
6. 4. Green Bay Packers 3-2 Steelers retired the Bumble Bee throwbacks, now they need to hang up the Acme Packers uniforms for good.
7. 7. Atlanta Falcons 4-2 Remember last year when they won 5 of 6 games to start the season and then collapsed? Should have a tough time losing the division this year with Panthers in free fall.
8. 8. Denver Broncos 4-2 Last season's Super Bowl champs reeling a bit after a pair of losses. Couldn't have been easy for Kubiak to watch on Thursday night from home due to health issues.
9. 11. Buffalo Bills 4-2 Undrafted 33 year old journeyman Alexander playing because of an injury to 1st rounder Lawson leads the NFL with 8 sacks.
10. 12. Washington Redskins 4-2 Reported locker room grumbling about Cousins earlier in the season has gone quiet.
11. 14. Kansas City Chiefs 3-2 Reid improved to 16-2 after the bye in his head coaching career.
12. 9. Oakland Raiders 4-2 Road trip to Jacksonville not as easy as it looks with defense struggling.
13. 10. Philadelphia Eagles 3-2 Hurt by lack of running game, not unexpected regression of rookie Wentz.
14. 15. Arizona Cardinals 3-3 Arians easily handled his protege Bowles.
15. 16. Houston Texans 4-2 Struggling Osweiler returns to Denver with somewhat surprisingly the same record as his former team.
16. 19. New York Giants 3-3 Fighting an uphill battle with rest of the division all over .500.
17. 24. Detriot Lions 3-3 Have won 3 games by a total of 8 points, lost 3 games by a total of 11 points.
18. 13. Cincinnati Bengals 2-4 Could Lewis still winless in the postseason find himself on the hot seat?
19. 17. Baltimore Ravens 3-3 Firing Trestman and releasing Forsett didn't help.
20. 20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2-3 Had a bye to prepare for cross country trip to Santa Clara.
21. 21. Jacksonville Jaguars 2-3 Offense hibernated for 3 quarters at Soldier Field before awakening in the 4th quarter to score 17 points and beat the Bears by a point.
22. 25. New Orleans Saints 2-3 Brees to Cooks torched the abysmal Panthers secondary.
23. 23. Tennessee Titans 3-3 Murray looks like he did with the Cowboys, not the the Eagles.
24. 18. Los Angeles Rams 3-3 Losers of a pair to return to .500, the natural state of a Fisher coached team.
25. 29. San Diego Chargers 2-4 Under extreme fire McCoy had his team ready to play at home on a short work week.
26. 22. Indianapolis Colts 2-4 Gore became the franchises first back to rush for triple digits in 56 ganes, last was Ballard in '12.
27. 30. Miami Dolphins 2-4 Ajayi shredded the Steelers for 204 rushing yards, had 158 total yards from scrimmage for the season entering the game.
28. 26. Carolina Panthers 1-5 The nightmare continues even after return of Newton, Stewart.
29. 27. New York Jets 1-5 Should they give Geno a look? Petty? Fitzgerald has been predictably awful after last season's career year. Sadly for the only team carrying 4 QBs on the roster the other options unlikely to be better.
30. 28. Chicago Bears 1-5 Not exactly sure what Fox sees in Hoyer, not that Cutler is really any better.
31. 31. San Francisco 49ers 1-5 Kaepernick was not the answer. Is anyone surprised?
32. 32. Cleveland Browns 0-6 Barring injury will stick with Kessler over McCown which actually makes sense.

*Last week's ranking

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