by National Football Post
October 12, 02010
Every Tuesday, the National Football Post brings you our NFL Power Rankings: a breakdown of how we stack up the league.
Week 6 Power Rankings (previous ranking in parenthesis)
1. (1) Baltimore Ravens: 4-1
Our No.1 team looked the part running all over the Broncos on Sunday.
2. (2) N.Y. Jets: 4-1
L.T. is carrying the load for the Jets—who have reeled off four straight.
ICONRoethlisberger returns to the Steelers' lineup on Sunday.
3. (3) Pittsburgh Steelers: 3-1
Ben Roethlisberger returns to the lineup for a club that is playoff ready in October.
4. (6) New England Patriots: 3-1
The Pats come off the bye week with Ray Lewis and the Ravens on the schedule.
5. (7) Chicago Bears: 4-1
Mike Martz finds the running game in Chicago with Jay Cutler on the sidelines.
6. (8) Atlanta Falcons: 4-1
Another fourth quarter win for the Falcons who continue to pound the ball with Michael Turner.
7. (10) Indianapolis Colts: 3-2
The Colts grind out a win over the Chiefs on a below average day for Peyton Manning.
8. (14) N.Y. Giants: 3-2
The Giants are starting to look the part on defense under Perry Fewell--and WR Hakeem Nicks is becoming a red zone weapon.
9. (4) New Orleans Saints: 3-2
Suddenly, the Saints look slow on offense. Are the champs starting to slip?
10. (16) Washington Redskins: 3-2
Big plays from Donovan McNabb and LaRon Landry keep the ‘Skins atop the NFC East.
11. (5) Green Bay Packers: 3-2
Will the Packers be able to stay in the NFC North race with the injuries adding up?
12. (13) Kansas City Chiefs: 3-1
Lose on the road at Indy, but the Chiefs will be a player in the AFC West all season long.
13. (20) Philadelphia Eagles: 3-2
Kevin Kolb puts together a good night out west for the Eagles. Time for another QB decision in Philly?
14. (23) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 3-1
The Bucs will continue to be a factor in the NFC South as long as Josh Freeman keeps making plays.
15. (15) Miami Dolphins: 2-2
The Dolphins come off of the bye and head north to Lambeau on Sunday.
16. (9) Houston Texans: 3-2
Did we jump on the Texans’ bandwagon too early?
17. (21) Tennessee Titans: 3-2
When the Titans get production from Chris Johnson they can play with anyone.
18. (22) Jacksonville Jaguars: 3-2
David Garrard throws 3 more TDs for the Jags—who are quietly playing good football.
ICONFavre and the 1-3 Vikings host the Cowboys on Sunday.
19. (17) Minnesota Vikings: 1-3
Randy Moss will have a major impact for Brett Favre and the Vikings offense—but Minnesota is on the ropes early in the season.
20. (11) San Diego Chargers: 2-3
Another day of poor special teams from the Chargers wipes out big numbers from Philip Rivers.
21. (12) Dallas Cowboys: 1-3
Turnovers and penalties add up for the ‘Boys—who now travel to Minnesota in a must-win situation.
22. (18) Cincinnati Bengals: 2-3
Carson Palmer has been the biggest disappointment in the NFL this season.
23. (19) Denver Broncos: 2-3
Josh McDaniels’ team looked soft in the road loss to Baltimore.
24. (27) Arizona Cardinals: 3-2
Will Max Hall be the difference for the Cards out in the NFC West?
25. (28) Oakland Raiders: 2-3
The Raiders find a way to close out the Chargers with Jason Campbell at QB.
26. (25) Seattle Seahawks: 2-2
Pete Carroll’s Seahawks will have a new look with Marshawn Lynch at RB on Sunday in Chicago.
27. (30) Detroit Lions: 1-4
The Lions slap the Rams around for their first win of the season.
28. (24) St. Louis Rams: 2-3
That big talk after two straight wins goes quiet after the Rams fail to show up in Detroit.
29. (29) Cleveland Browns: 1-4
The QB position in Cleveland is going to be an issue all season long.
30. (26) San Francisco 49ers: 0-5
More mistakes in crucial situations for the winless Niners—again.
31. (31) Carolina Panthers: 0-5
Not much going on offensively down in Carolina right now with Jimmy Clausen at QB.
32. (32) Buffalo Bills: 0-5
Buffalo finds another way to fold in the second half--this time at home to the Jags.
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