NFP Power Rankings
Every week, the National Football Post brings you our NFL Power Rankings: a breakdown of how we stack up the league.
Week 7 Rankings (previous rankings in parenthesis)
1. (3) Pittsburgh Steelers: 4-1
With Roethlisberger back under center, there is no question this is the league’s top team.
2. (2) N.Y. Jets: 5-1
Wasn’t easy on the road in Denver, but the Jets get a break this week after winning five straight.
ICONBrady and the Pats' looked like a contender without Randy Moss.
3. (4) New England Patriots: 4-1
Randy Moss? The Patriots look like a more complete team without him.
4. (1) Baltimore Ravens: 4-2
The Ravens lost in OT to the Pats, but we could see this matchup again in January.
5. (8) N.Y. Giants: 4-2
Very quietly, the Giants have won three straight and are tied for first in the NFC East.
6. (7) Indianapolis Colts: 4-2
The Colts head into the bye with two weeks to game plan for the Monday night re-match with Houston.
7. (9) New Orleans Saints: 4-2
The Saints dominated the Bucs in Tampa—and looked like the defending champs.
8. (12) Philadelphia Eagles: 4-2
Questions on who should be the No.1 QB in Philly? Not with the way Kevin Kolb is playing right now.
9. (15) Miami Dolphins: 3-2
The Dolphins looked more physical than the Packers up at Lambeau.
10. (16) Houston Texans: 4-2
With the amount of weapons the Texans have on offense, they are never out of the game.
11. (17) Tennessee Titans: 4-2
Chuck Cecil’s defense is the real story down in Tennessee.
12. (5) Chicago Bears: 4-2
The Bears will continue to drop until they learn how to pick up a blitz off of the edge.
13. (8) Atlanta Falcons: 4-2
Were the Falcons exposed in the loss to Philly?
14. (10) Washington Redskins: 3-3
Donovan McNabb returns home to face the Bears this Sunday at Soldier Field.
15. (12) Kansas City Chiefs: 3-2
Two tough road losses to Indy and Houston—but we still see the Chiefs as the favorites in the AFC West.
ICONRodgers and the Pack have dropped two straight--and host the Vikings Sunday.
16. (11) Green Bay Packers: 3-3
Aaron Rodgers and the beat-up Packers host Favre and the Vikes on Sunday night.
17. (19) Minnesota Vikings: 2-3
The Vikings can run the ball better than anyone in the NFC North—and that makes them dangerous.
18. (12) Dallas Cowboys: 1-4
Time to push the panic button in Dallas.
19. (26) Seattle Seahawks: 3-2
Marshawn Lynch is already a factor for Pete Carroll and the Seahawks.
20. (22) Cincinnati Bengals: 2-3
Coming off of the bye week, can we expect better play out of QB Carson Palmer?
21. (24) Arizona Cardinals: 3-2
We still aren’t sold on Max Hall and the Cards.
22. (14) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 3-2
23. (28) St. Louis Rams: 3-3
Impressive win at home over the Chargers a week after getting blown out in Detroit.
24. (20) San Diego Chargers: 2-4
Plenty of talent—but still no real results in San Diego.
25. (23) Denver Broncos: 2-4
Tim Tebow scored his first TD as a pro, but at 2-4, it is safe to call Denver a disappointment.
26. (18) Jacksonville Jaguars: 3-3
How bad did the Jags look on the Monday night stage at home against the Titans?
ICONSingletary and the Niners avoided an 0-6 start with a win over the Raiders.
27. (30) San Francisco 49ers: 1-5
QB Alex Smith and the Niners found a way to close out the Raiders for their first win of the season.
28. (27) Detroit Lions: 1-5
Can we still call the Lions “competitive?” They need to start winning games.
29. (25) Oakland Raiders: 2-4
The Jason Campbell experiment should be over after Sunday.
30. (29) Cleveland Browns: 1-5
Colt McCoy made some mistakes, but did enough in our eyes to keep the QB job in Cleveland.
31. (31) Carolina Panthers: 0-5
Matt Moore is back in at QB for the winless Panthers. Will it make a difference?
32. (32) Buffalo Bills: 0-5
It doesn’t get any easier for the Bills coming off the bye week as they travel to Baltimore.
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