PFT’s final Week Six power rankings

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[Editor’s note: With the NFL playing a Tuesday night game for the first time in nearly a decade, we posted an original list of rankings yesterday. The final set comes now, with one of last night’s teams going up, and the other going down.]

1. Seahawks (previously No. 2; 5-0): The Seahawks have made it to 5-0 for the first time ever. Far more importantly, they’ve made it back to No. 1.

2. Packers (No. 4; 4-0): They’re so good that they go up even when they don’t play.

3. Chiefs (No. 1; 4-1): They’re vulnerable when playing opponents that don’t have their full attention.

4. Ravens (No. 5; 4-1): They’ve recovered pretty damn quickly from their Week Three encounter with Kryptonite.

5. Titans (No. 8; 4-0): The Titans provide further proof of the fact that football teams will search for motivation anywhere and everywhere.

6. Patriots (No. 6; 2-2): The fact that a team as buttoned up as the Patriots are having COVID-19 issues shows how unrelenting it is.

7. Steelers (No. 9; 4-0): With four close wins against not-great teams, how good are they? We’ll find out this weekend against the Browns.

8. Bills (No. 3; 4-1): Josh Allen has left the MVP chat, at least for now.

9. Rams (No. 12; 4-1): Winning can make ugly uniforms look a lot better.

10. Saints (No. 10; 3-2): A win is a win, but the Saints are still a long way from the dominant force they’ve been in the past few regular seasons.

11. Browns (No. 13; 4-1): Cleveland fans deserve this. Based on the schedule, they should get a lot more of it.

12. Bears (No. 14; 4-1): If the offense could put it together for four quarters, they’d run the table.

13. Raiders (No. 18; 3-2): To his credit, Derek Carr finally unleashed the deep ball.

14. Panthers (No. 15; 3-2): Who needs Christian McCaffrey? (Actually, pretty much every team. But the Panthers somehow are 3-0 without him.)

15. Buccaneers (No. 7; 3-2): Tom Brady‘s mental mistake has been compounded by his refusal to admit it.

16. Colts (No. 11; 3-2): Just when the bandwagon was starting to fill up, everyone is going to start jumping off.

17. Cardinals (No. 19; 3-2): Kyler Murray gets his chance to show a national audience what he can do on Monday night against the Cowboys.

18. Dolphins (No. 21; 2-3): Does that count as revenge for Super Bowl XIX?

19. Cowboys (No. 17; 2-3): Losing Dak may lower expectations just enough for Andy Dalton to exceed them.

20. 49ers (No. 16; 2-3): The next seven games will either re-establish the defending NFC Champions or bury them.

21. Chargers (No. 20; 1-4): They’re too good to be 1-4.

22. Eagles (No. 22; 1-3-1): They’re not good enough to be 1-3-1.

23. Bengals (No. 23; 1-3-1): It’s time to take whatever they can get for A.J. Green.

24. Broncos (No. 24; 1-3): An unscheduled bye gives Drew Lock even more of a chance to return for the Patriots game.

25. Vikings (No. 25; 1-4): They squandered their best chance to beat Seattle, without an assist from Blair Walsh.

26. Texans (No. 30; 1-4): The Artificial Interim Coach Bounce is real.

27. Lions (No. 26; 1-3): Texans, Falcons, Lions?

28. Washington (No. 27; 1-4): Alex Smith gives them a much better chance than Kyle Allen to turn this thing around.

29. Jaguars (No. 28; 1-4): Tank for Trevor is back on.

30. Falcons (No. 29; 0-5): The fumes of 28-3 have lingered longer than anyone ever would have expected.

31. Giants (No. 31; 0-5): If they could ever get a win, maybe they could string a few together.

32. Jets (No. 32; 0-5): The current path is not sustainable, for any NFL franchise.

31 responses to “PFT’s final Week Six power rankings

  1. Great more crying…

    Waaaaaaaaa why are the Patriots 6

    My team beat that team and that team beat this team after we played the. Waaaaaa

    Did I cover all the crying????

  2. Reminder: You heard it hear first. LV is 55. This years Super Bowl is 55. LV will be there and win Super Bowl LV.

  3. Bears (No. 14; 4-1): If the offense could put it together for four quarters, they’d run the table.

    If the Bears get Le’Veon and have solid receiving RB, they could really get the offense going.

    The health of Akiem Hicks is the key to the Bears defense.

  4. The combined record of the 4 teams the Packers have beaten is 5-14, New Orleans being the only team with a winning record making up 3 of those 5 wins. Yet, there they are, CLIMBING the power rankings, on a bye week no less, to the number 2 slot? I’m not saying they’re a bad team, but seriously, the GB love affair thing is so old. Top 10, sure, but 2nd best team in the league based on what we know, come on now.

  5. Waaaaaaa! I hate power rankings. And reading people complaint about the rankings.

    So I always read them and complain about it first thing!!!!

    Sad.

  6. As a Packers fan, I like it better when they are flying under the radar. But these rankings are realistic.

  7. ryvanslo says:
    The combined record of the 4 teams the Packers have beaten is 5-14 . . .
    ==

    The combined records of any team’s opponents is irrelevant. All you can do is play the teams on your schedule. The real key is how you fare against allegedly inferior competition.
    Did you play a string of weak foes and barely beat them, looking average in the process? You probably aren’t a great team. Did you look good or great at times, but unfocused and unengaged other times? You probably have talent, but lack a focus or killer instinct that will catch up to you in big games or the playoffs.
    The Packers haven’t been perfect, and may not be one of the best teams in the league. Time will tell. For now, they’re one of only three unbeaten clubs, have been explosive on offense behind a Hall of Fame QB off to perhaps his best start ever, and they didn’t struggle to beat any of their “inferior” opponents.
    Last night aside, the Titans haven’t looked like world-beaters. Seattle is great on offense but horrible on defense, and hasn’t run away with games or really beaten anyone either. In the context of an early-season power ranking, placing Green Bay at No. 2 is not at all unreasonable. It’s a long season and all this will work itself out.

  8. ryvanslo says:
    October 14, 2020 at 9:58 am
    The combined record of the 4 teams the Packers have beaten is 5-14, New Orleans being the only team with a winning record making up 3 of those 5 wins. Yet, there they are, CLIMBING the power rankings, on a bye week no less, to the number 2 slot? I’m not saying they’re a bad team, but seriously, the GB love affair thing is so old. Top 10, sure, but 2nd best team in the league based on what we know, come on now.

    ——————–

    Considering there are only a handful of good teams, this is how basically any good teams SOS will look. Feast on bad teams, then beat the good teams when the time comes.

  9. I’m a Packers fan and even I believe they’re ranked rather high.
    I definitely think they should swap spots with the Patriots. 😉

  10. The Bills beat themselves, which according to their fans is a quality win, so they should be ranked higher.

  11. Raiders beat the saints and KC. They also played 4 out of the top 10 teams and went 2-2 with a ton of injuries. They should easily be ranked higher then the Saints

  12. I dunno … Vikings got trounced in their first two games, but except for some rookie mistakes and bad bounces, they could have (even should have) gone 3-0 since then. The teams they’ve played have a combined record of 17-6; #25 is too low for them, despite their woeful record.

  13. The Bills dropping 5 spots after 1 loss to an undefeated team is a bit extreme. LOL at the second place, 2 loss Pats (in one fewer game) being 2 spots above them.

  14. I disagree with these power rankings just a bit…..Of course, I just watched the majority of the Sunday Games…….I think the TB Bucs need to come up significantly with that defense. The Steelers are number 1, Seahawks 2, Ravens 3, Titans 4,

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