Week seven of the NFL season has been unlike any other week. The six prior weeks were filled with tons of upsets, surprises and drama. Outside of Tom Brady marching the Patriots offense with a minute left and no timeouts to win the game against the undefeated Saints, there weren’t too many shocking victories. I guess you can say the St. Louis Rams pulled off a huge upset. They had to go into Houston and take on the Texans. Despite the fact that the Texans have had their fair share of struggles this season, they were still favored to defeat the Rams. Yesterday, Schuab went down due to injury and so did the Texans season.
The Steelers were able to earn their first victory of the season against the Jets, while the New York Giants continue their futile season, losing to the Chicago Bears, 27-21. These two teams are fulled with veteran talent and were both expected to perform much better than they have been. Even with a win, the Steelers have a long way to go before they can truly be satisfied with one result. The same goes with the Giants.
One last thing I would like to talk about before this weeks rankings are revealed is the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs were the worst team in the league last season, finishing 2-14. With a new coach and new quarterback, this franchise is officially rejuvenated. The defense has been ridiculous this season. They were able to sack Oakland quarterback, Terrelle Pryor ten times. They should give the Broncos a run at the division this year.
Here are my Power Rankings for week 7. Feel free to leave your comments and opinions below. Also, make sure you check back every Tuesday morning as I will continue to post my Power Rankings throughout the season.
Number 1: Denver Broncos (6-0) – Last Week 1
The Denver Broncos continued their dominating season with a 35-19 win over Jacksonville. Surprisingly, Manning looked human.
Number 2: Kansas City Chiefs (6-0) – Last Week 4
The Chiefs have been the most impressive team this season in my opinion. Their defense is as good as they come in the NFL. They proved that with a 10 sack performance against the Oakland Raiders.
Number 3: Seattle Seahawks (5-1) – Last Week 3
The Seahawks continue their march towards the Super Bowl with a victory over a good Tennessee team at home this past Sunday.
Number 4: New England Patriots (5-1) – Last Week 6
Tom Brady has this team in first place in the division. What an impressive drive by Brady at the end. What is even more shocking is the fact that the defense completely shut down the most dominating skilled player in the league in Jimmy Graham.
Number 5: New Orleans Saints (5-1) – Last Week 2
The Saints lost a close game in New England. They get the opportunity to re-group this week with a bye week.
Number 6: San Francisco 49’ers (4-2) – Last Week 7
The 49’ers were tested this week by a pretty decent team in Arizona. They should continue to get Vernon Davis involved like they did this past Sunday.
Number 7: Indianapolis Colts (4-2) – Last Week 5
The Colts played very poor in Andrew Luck’s Monday Night Football debut. Despite the loss this team is still the clear favorite to win the AFC South. They will take on the Denver Broncos next Sunday Night in the Peyton’s return to Indy. Should be a classic.
Number 8: Chicago Bears (4-2) – Last Week 8
Jay Cutler is continuing to have a tremendous season. If he can continue to play like he has been then this team will have a great shot at being contenders once January comes around.
Number 9: Green Bay Packers (3-2) – Last Week 9
Big day for the Packers offense. Eddie Lacy has really been able to help balance out their offense.
Number 10: Cincinnati Bengals (4-2) – Last Week 10
Despite the win, the Bengals should not be encouraged that Thad Lewis was able to take them to the wire. I’m not so sure if Cincy is going to end up with the division. But at least Dalton had a huge game for them.
Number 11: Detroit Lions (4-2) – Last Week 12
The Lions continued to roar against the Browns. What I would like to know is how does Joseph Fauria have more receiving touchdowns than Calvin Johnson?
Number 12: Baltimore Ravens (3-3) – Last Week 11
Tough weekend for the Ravens defense. Aaron Rodgers threw for over 300 yards and Eddie Lacy rushed for over 100. Uncharacteristic like for the Ravens team.
Number 13: Dallas Cowboys (3-3) – Last Week 14
The Cowboys won a huge in division game on Sunday Night Football against the Redskins. If Romo can continue to not turn the ball over this team will finally be able to win the division.
Number 14: Miami Dolphins (3-2) – Last Week 13
The Dolphins used their bye week to get healthy. Cameron Wake and Dmitri Patterson both returned to practice this week. Next up, in division rival Buffalo Bills.
Number 15: Tennessee Titans (3-3) – Last Week 15
Since the Titans have lost Locker they have been 0-2, but both have been to the Chiefs and the Seahawks who have a combined record of 11-1. They were in both games as well. However, it doesn’t get any easier as they have to take on the 49’ers next weekend.
Number 16: San Diego Chargers (3-3) – Last Week 21
The Chargers played great last night against the Colts. Philip Rivers was very efficient and the defense was able to contain Andrew Luck. Big time win for the Chargers on the big stage. This is definitely a team to keep an eye out on in one of the wild card slots.