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Power Rankings (week 7)

October 17, 2012 by Steel Haven

Rnk LW* Team Record Comments
1. 2. Atlanta Falcons 6-0 Last undefeated standing. Do I really think they are the best team? No. I would probably take the Giants, Packers and 49ers over them in a head-to-head matchup.
2. 6. New York Giants 4-2 They are the reigning champions for a reason.
3. 4. Baltimore Ravens 5-1 Loss of Lewis and especially Webb is a blow to a defense that already wasn't playing up to their reputation.
4. 12. Green Bay Packers 3-3 Unstoppable when Rodgers is firing on all cylinders.
5. 1. Houston Texans 5-1 Franchise remains winless in prime time, failing again in their sixth attempt.
6. 3. San Francisco 49ers 4-2 Punched in the nose by the Giants and folded like a cheap suit.
7. 7. Chicago Bears 4-1 Only way the bye could have been better is if the Lions and Packers would have lost.
8. 14. Seattle Seahawks 4-2 Wilson has beaten Brady, Rodgers, Romo and Newton in his first 6 starts.
9. 5. New England Patriots 3-3 Looked completely out of synch on both sides of the ball while blowing a 13 point fourth quarter lead.
10. 8. Minnesota Vikings 4-2 The longest run by a QB in 16 years by RGIII effectively ended their comeback bid.
11. 18. Denver Broncos 3-3 Sitting pretty tied atop the worst division in football with the tie breaker in their favor and the toughest part of the schedule already having been played.
12. 9. Pittsburgh Steelers 2-3 Can't win on the road.
13. 10. Philadelphia Eagles 3-3 Sacrificed DC Castillo heading into the bye when their problems since the first half of last season have been on offense.
14. 11. Arizona Cardinals 4-2 Back to Skelton after offensive line got Kolb injured.
15. 19. Miami Dolphins 3-3 Surprisingly tied for first (and last) in the AFC East.
16. 13. Cincinnati Bengals 3-3 Their 4 game winning streak against in-state rival Cleveland came to an end.
17. 21. Washington Redskins 3-3 Lost in the RGIII hype was the defense forcing 3 fumbles against the Vikings.
18. 22. Detriot Lions 2-3 Saved their season in the second half in Philadelphia.
19. 25. New York Jets 3-3 Sudden emergence of Greene and the running game made all the difference.
20. 20. New Orleans Saints 1-4 Need to make it through just 1 more game with Kromer before the return of Vitt.
21. 15. Dallas Cowboys 2-3 Keystone Cops routine in the final minute a condemnation of both Garrett and Romo.
22. 16. St. Louis Rams 3-3 Gibson’s one handed catch on the sidelines while doing a full backward layout dive (alas not in the pike position) was the highlight of the week.
23. 17. San Diego Chargers 3-3 Blew a 24-0 halftime lead in large part due to 5 turnovers by Rivers. Sort of sad not to be able to blame Norv for the debacle.
24. 26. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2-3 A visit from the Chiefs always helps a team feel better about itself.
25. 27. Buffalo Bills 3-3 Williams finally came alive albeit against arguably the worst offensive line in the league.
26. 29. Tennessee Titans 2-4 Finally showed some life. Why did it have to be against the Steelers?
27. 24. Oakland Raiders 1-4 Need to get McFadden untracked.
28. 28. Carolina Panthers 1-4 Is Rivera in over his head?
29. 23. Indianapolis Colts 2-3 Letdown after emotional win the previous week was predictable.
30. 30. Jacksonville Jaguars 1-4 Had a bye last week. Did anybody notice?
31. 32. Cleveland Browns 1-5 Losing streak halted at 11 games. New owner Haslam didn't wait to replace Homgren with Banner. Shurmur unlikely to last long.
32. 31. Kansas City Chiefs 1-5 Only TD was on opposing punter Koenen's impression of Yepremian.

*Last week's ranking

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