Here are your Week 7 power rankings for the 2015 NFL season!
*Each team’s win-loss record is in the first parenthesis and last week’s ranking in parentheses.
- New England Patriots (5-0) (1) – Who’d have thought the big rivalry in the AFC East would be good ole Pats-Jets?
- Green Bay Packers (6-0) (2) – Bye comes right about the right time. This team is a bit frayed.
T-3. Denver Broncos (6-0) (3) – This is probably the best defense in the NFL right now, so if you haven’t faced them, you haven’t really been tested.
T-3. Cincinnati Bengals (6-0) (4) – Somehow all of these undefeated teams got the bye in the same week. Go figure.
- Carolina Panthers (5-0) (8) – This is the tough part of their schedule, but so far so good.
- Pittsburgh Steelers (4-2) (9) – Name another team that would be looking this good with their 3rd string QB in there.
- Atlanta Falcons (5-1) (5) – Never discount the power of divisional rivalries.
- Arizona Cardinals (4-2) (6) – Despite some rather unexpected slip ups, they have a firm command on the NFC West lead.
- New York Jets (4-1) (12) – Wow, even their offense is better than I thought.
- Seattle Seahawks (2-4) (7) – They have to win the next four in a row or they are truly done this year.
- Minnesota Vikings (3-2) (14) – In great position to make a mid season run.
T-12. New York Giants (3-3) (10) – Three very winnable games in a row coming right up.
T-12. Philadelphia Eagles (3-3) (16) – I truly can’t believe I’m saying this, but, they’re tied for first place.
- Buffalo Bills (3-3) (11) – This is the NFL’s most inconsistent team, injuries or no injuries.
- Indianapolis Colts (3-3) (13) – Way to panic your way right out of a chance to beat New England. This team is NOT READY for prime time.
- St. Louis Rams (2-3) (15) – This team is where quarterbacks go to watch their stats die.
T-17. Dallas Cowboys (2-3) (18) – OK, the Matt Cassel era will begin.
T-17. Oakland Raiders (2-3) (T-19) – This tough stretch coming up will tell us how close – or far – this team is from where they need to be.
- San Diego Chargers (2-4) (17) – Digging a hole that will very soon be too deep to escape.
T-20. Cleveland Browns (2-4) (21) – After that week one whitewash, this team has given every opponent a good fight.
T-20. Miami Dolphins (2-3) (24) – So, what, they’re all better now?
- New Orleans Saints (2-4) (25) – Clearly, this team is a pushover on the road, but still poses a threat at home. So play them in your building, OK?
- Washington RacialSlurs (2-4) (T-19) – Before you go criticizing Kirk Cousins, keep in mind that alien probes, circadian rhythms, solar flares, Big Foot, Nickelback and Carly Fiorina all contributed to his poor play. Not that we’re making excuses or anything.
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-3) (27) – Is it just me, or is this the most interesting bottom feeder team this year?
- San Francisco 49ers (2-4) (31) – This team is still a disorganized mess, but they do have talent at certain positions.
- Kansas City Chiefs (1-5) (23) – They need to revamp their passing game. And they’ll get a chance to now that Jamaal Charles is out.
- Baltimore Ravens (1-5) (21) – Hands down the season’s worst and most disappointing failure.
- Chicago Bears (2-4) (26) – Hope the Bears didn’t have you fooled. This is right where they belong.
- Houston Texans (2-4) (30) – If I didn’t know better, I’d swear they were playing like crap on purpose so they could finally get a real quarterback in the draft.
- Detroit Lions (1-5) (32) – The Lions were never really 0-5 bad, but you are what your record says you are and, well, it’s not very good.
- Tennessee Titans (1-4) (T-28) – At times this team has looked very game and at other times they’ve looked just rank. Will the real Titans please show up?
- Jacksonville Jaguars (1-5) (T-28) – Ugh. I hate to do this to the Jaguars, but despite all the good things they are doing this year, especially in the passing game, they still obviously have NO IDEA how to win a football game.