The NFP Power Rankings
Every week, the National Football Post brings you our weekly power rankings: a rundown of how we stack up the league.
Week 6 (previous rankings included)
1. (1) NY Giants: 5-0
The Raiders didn’t belong on the field with the Giants, but it gets tougher this Sunday.
The Saints host the Giants on Sunday in what could be a preview of the NFC Championship game.
3. (3) Indianapolis Colts: 5-0
Another win, and another 300-yard day from Peyton Manning. Too easy.
4. (6) Minnesota Vikings: 5-0
Favre says the Vikings are for real, and we should believe him.
5. (8) Denver Broncos: 5-0
Josh McDaniels is the coach of the year at this point of the season.
6. (9) Philadelphia Eagles: 3-1
Remember us? The Eagles are the league’s best one-loss team.
7. (13) Cincinnati Bengals: 4-1
Carson Palmer stepped up again in the fourth quarter for the first-place Bengals.
8. (12) Atlanta Falcons: 3-1
Roddy White is just another option for Matt Ryan and his loaded offense.
9. (4) New England Patriots: 3-2
Where has the big play gone for Tom Brady and Randy Moss?
10. (11) Chicago Bears: 3-1
Jay Cutler and the Bears face the Falcons in a tough primetime matchup Sunday night.
11. (14) Pittsburgh Steelers: 3-2
The Pittsburgh defense is starting to make plays again after racking up seven sacks on Sunday in Detroit.
12. (5) Baltimore Ravens: 3-2
The Ravens allowed a 100-yard rusher for the first time in 39 games—and paid for it.
13. (7) NY Jets: 3-2
The Jets defense produced zero sacks and zero turnovers last night—and looked average.
14. (16) Dallas Cowboys: 3-2
Tony Romo might have found a deep threat in Miles Austin on Sunday.
15. (15) San Diego Chargers: 2-2
The Bolts are looking up at Denver—but they meet on Monday night.
16. (10) San Francisco 49ers: 3-2
Mike Singletary’s club was pushed around on Sunday—and you don’t hear that often.
17. (22) Miami Dolphins: 2-3
With Chad Henne and the running game, the Dolphins are a player in the AFC East.
18. (18) Arizona Cardinals: 2-2
It shouldn’t take a goal-line stand to beat the Texans. Where is the running game in AZ?
19. (19) Green Bay Packers: 2-2
Is newly signed OT Mark Tauscher the answer to the offensive line woes in Green Bay?
20. (27) Seattle Seahawks: 2-3
The Seahawks are a different team with QB Matt Hasselbeck—now he has to stay on the field.
21. (17) Jacksonville Jaguars: 2-3
A dreadful performance just adds more questions to who this Jacksonville team really is.
22. (20) Houston Texans: 2-3
Houston needs to find something else besides Matt Schaub and Andre Johnson.
23. (25) Carolina Panthers: 1-3
The Panthers found an offensive rhythm in the second half to get their first win of ’09.
24. (21) Washington Redskins: 2-3
Jim Zorn’s seat is on fire for a team that can’t figure out their offense—still.
25. (23) Detroit Lions: 1-4
Jim Schwartz’s team continues to improve—now they need wins.
26. (24) Tennessee Titans: 0-5
The ’08 magic is gone in Nashville—and Jeff Fisher has to find answers.
27. (26) Buffalo Bills: 1-4
Lee Evans and Terrell Owens aren’t a factor. Is it time to question Trent Edwards?
28. (30) Cleveland Browns: 1-4
Eric Mangini gets his first win as the Browns coach—but he still doesn’t have a QB.
29. (28) Oakland Raiders: 1-4
The Raiders should cherish their win over the Chiefs, because there won’t be many more.
30. (29) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 0-5
QB Josh Johnson showed some flashes, but that doesn’t win games in the NFL.
31. (31) Kansas City Chiefs: 0-5
Todd Haley’s club showed some promise for the first time in ’09.
32. (32) St. Louis Rams: 0-5
Steven Jackson continues to be the only bright spot for a team that should pick No.1 in April.