PFT’s Week 8 2020 Power Rankings

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1. Steelers (last week No. 3; 6-0): Good news, the Steelers are No. 1. Bad news, a trip to Baltimore is up next.

2. Chiefs (No. 4; 6-1): They’ve gotten back on track quickly, as they always seem to do.

3. Titans (No. 2; 5-1): Down 20 in the second half, the fact that their game against the Steelers came down to a missed field goal makes it a very encouraging sign for the Titans.

4. Ravens (No. 5; 5-1): Five tests are coming, with Colts, Patriots, and Titans serving as the three layers of meat in a Steelers sandwich.

5. Buccaneers (No. 8; 5-2): The most complete team in the NFC is now the best, too.

6. Packers (No. 6; 5-1): After shredding the Texans in Week Seven, Aaron Rodgers said the Week Six loss to the Buccaneers was an anomaly. They may need to reverse that anomaly at some point in the postseason.

7. Seahawks (No. 1; 5-1): The Seahawks have been living on the edge far too often, and it finally caught up with them.

8. Saints (No. 9; 4-2): They’ve become the forgotten elite team in the NFL. It will be hard to forget them once Michael Thomas returns (especially since no one made the Saints an offer they couldn’t refuse for him).

9. Bills (No. 10; 5-2): The inability to run and stop the run doesn’t bode well with Part One of the annual Patriots series looming.

10. Rams (No. 11; 5-2): They’ll be fine, as long as they don’t have to play other teams in the NFC West.

11. Cardinals (No. 15; 5-2): Can we please have Kyler Murray in prime time every week?

12. Browns (No. 16; 5-2): They won’t miss OBJ as much as many believe.

13. Colts (No. 14; 4-2): The best kind of bye is the bye during which the other three teams in the division play, and lose.

14. Bears (No. 7; 5-2): Winning ugly > losing pretty >>>>>>>>> losing ugly.

15. 49ers (No. 19; 4-3): Dr. Jekyll wishes the 49ers would figure out who they are.

16. Raiders (No. 13; 3-3): If they’re on the cutting edge of beating the virus, we’d hate to see where they’re be if they weren’t.

17. Patriots (No. 12, 2-4): They’re on the ropes, and every AFC playoff contender should be hoping that someone punches them through.

18. Dolphins (No. 18; 3-3): Tua Time > Hammer Time.

19. Panthers (No. 17; 3-4): Don’t rule out a run at the No. 7 seed, especially with Christian McCaffrey getting healthy.

20. Chargers (No. 21; 2-4): I have seen the future. And it is the Chargers becoming the kings of L.A., thanks to Justin Herbert.

21. Eagles (No. 22; 2-4-1): They’re picking themselves up off the mat earlier than usual.

22. Lions (No. 24; 3-3): Don’t look now but the lowly Lions quietly have become contenders.

23. Broncos (No. 20; 2-4): Doubts already are growing about whether Drew Lock can be a franchise quarterback.

24. Washington (No. 30; 2-5): The sentimental favorites to win the division just might.

25. Bengals (No. 23; 1-5-1): Joe Burrow deserves better.

26. Falcons (No. 25; 1-6): Todd Gurley is the Bizarro Brian Westbrook.

27. Vikings (No. 28; 1-5): Hey, Vikings, take next week off, too.

28. Cowboys (No. 26; 2-5): They’re bad, and they’re increasingly not competitive.

29. Giants (No. 27; 1-6): Tom Brady picked a good time to try to get some revenge on the Giants.

30. Texans (No. 29; 1-6): Deshaun Watson deserves better.

31. Jaguars (No. 31; 1-6): It made sense to see what Gardner Minshew can do with a full season as starter. And now we’ve seen it.

32. Jets (No. 32; 0-7): “We only lost by eight points!”

FMIA Week 7: A Strange Day in NFL, and Why Bucs Signed Antonio Brown

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These are strange days in the NFL, and not just because of COVID-19. New England, Houston, Atlanta, Dallas: 6-21. Tampa Bay, Arizona, Buffalo, Pittsburgh: 21-6. The starting Dallas quarterback this morning is named Ben DiNucci. Cam Newton, benched. Baker Mayfield, five TD passes in 34 minutes. Michael Thomas, hurt and doghoused. No one in a [more]

Most trades are likely to happen by Wednesday or Thursday

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The NFL’s 2020 trade arrives on the Tuesday after Week Eight. It’s currently believed that most trades that happen will happen before then.

As one league source explained it to PFT, most remaining trades (if any) likely will occur by Wednesday or Thursday of this week.

The distinction comes from the COVID-19 protocols. If a player is acquired on the November 3 deadline, he won’t be able to play until Week 10. If a trade is completed on Thursday, October 29, the player could practice the following Wednesday, and then play in the Week Nine game.

For the teams having Week Nine byes (Bengals, Browns, Eagles, Rams), acquiring new players before November 3 won’t matter. Also, for the teams that play on Thursday, November 5 (Packers at 49ers), it will make plenty of sense to get any trades done by Tuesday, October 27, at the very latest.

Regardless, the COVID-19 rules will for many teams move the trade deadline from the real deadline to an earlier date, in order to ensure that teams will get the benefit of the new player for Week Nine.

NFL overtime procedures

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When a NFL game ends in a tie, the game continues with overtime.

Overtime commences with a coin toss. The visiting team captain calls the toss. The winner of the toss can choose whether to receive the kick or to kick off, or the team winning the toss can choose which goal to defend.

If the team that receives the opening kickoff scores a touchdown on the kickoff return or the ensuing possession, the game is over and that team has won the game. There is no one- or two-point conversion attempt.

If the team that receives the opening kickoff does not score a touchdown or a field goal on its initial possession, the next team to score wins the game.

If the team that receives the opening kickoff is tackled in the end zone for a safety, the game is over and the second team has won the game.

If the team that receives the opening kickoff scores a field goal on the initial possession, the second team receives an opportunity to possess the ball.

If after the first team scores a field goal the second team scores a touchdown, the game is over and the second team has won the game. There is no one- or two-point conversion attempt.

If after the first team scores a field goal the second team scores a field goal, the next team to score wins the game.

If after the first team scores a field goal the second team fails to score during its possession, the game is over and the first team has won.

If after the first team scores a field goal the second team loses possession by interception or fumble, the play continues until its conclusion. For example, the first team can return the ball for a touchdown, winning by nine points. Or the first team can lose possession during the return, the second team can recover the ball, and the second team can return it for a touchdown, winning the game.

Possession means simply an opportunity to possess the ball. An onside kick or a muffed kickoff recovery or a live ball recovered by the kicking team constitutes an opportunity to possess.

In the regular season, overtime continues for up to 10 minutes of clock time. If the game remains tied after the extra 10 minutes, the game ends in a tie. Both teams have two time outs, and the two-minute warning applies.

In the postseason, the initial overtime period proceeds for 15 minutes. If the game remains tied after the initial 15-minute period, another 15-minute period begins, and so on until the game ends.

After a second 15-minute overtime period, the third period begins like the third quarter of a normal game, with a new kickoff. Both teams have three time outs for each two quarters of postseason overtime.

Week 7 early inactives: Aaron Jones out for Packers

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Every week we bring you all the inactives from the 1 p.m. ET games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information.

This week’s list is headlined by Packers running back Aaron Jones‘ absence from the lineup. Jones is dealing with a calf injury that kept him from practicing on Friday and led to a questionable designation on the team’s final injury report.

Check back to see the full list as it becomes available 90 minutes ahead of kickoff.

Packers at Texans

Packers: RB Aaron Jones, T David Bakhtiari, QB Jordan Love, CB Kevin King, S Darnell Savage, RB Tyler Ervin, DL Tyler Lancaster

Texans: WR Keke Coutee, CB John Reid, OL Charlie Heck, TE Jordan Akins, LB Peter Kalambayi

Bills at Jets

Bills: QB Jake Fromm, RB T.J. Yeldon, WR John Brown, TE Dawson Knox, TE Lee Smith, G Cody Ford, CB Josh Norman, DT Harrison Phillips

Jets: QB James Morgan, K Sam Ficken, CB Quincy Wilson, OL Alex Lewis, LB Jordan Willis, OL Cameron Clark, WR Jamison Crowder

Browns at Bengals

Browns: G Wyatt Teller, TE Austin Hooper, WR Taywan Taylor, LB Jacob Phillips, DE Joe Jackson

Bengals: K Austin Seibert, WR John Ross, CB William Jackson, RB Joe Mixon, OL Keaton Sutherland, TE Cethan Carter

Cowboys at Washington Football Team

Cowboys: G Zack Martin, DE Bradlee Anae, QB Garrett Gilbert, S Reggie Robinson, WR Malik Turner, LB Rashad Smith, LB Luke Gifford

WFT: QB Dwayne Haskins, WR Robert Foster, LB Thomas Davis, T Geron Christian, WR Isaiah Wright, DE Casey Toohill, DL James Smith-Williams

Lions at Falcons

Lions: CB Desmond Trufant, S Miles Killebrew, RB Bo Scarbrough, WR Quintez Cephus, G Logan Stenberg, QB David Blough

Falcons: DB Jordan Miller, RB Qadree Ollison, DB Jaylinn Hawkins, OL John Wetzel, DL Deadrin Senat

Panthers at Saints

Panthers: QB Will Grier, C Stantley Thomas-Oliver, RG John Miller, OL Mike Horton, WR Marken Michel

Saints: WR Michael Thomas, OL Nick Easton, DL Malcolm Roach, OL Derrick Kelly, S D.J. Swearinger

Steelers at Titans

Steelers: QB Joshua Dobbs, DL Isaiah Buggs, OL Derwin Gray, DL Carlos Davis, CB Mike Hilton, FB Derek Watt, TE Zach Gentry

Titans: DB Joshua Kalu, LB Derick Roberson, LB David Long, C Daniel Munyer, T Isaiah Wilson, DE Matt Dickerson

Week 7 NFL injury report roundup

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Week Seven of the 2020 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Eagles and it continues with 12 more games on Sunday, which means that the 24 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday.

The teams playing on Monday night won’t release their final injury reports until Saturday and are not listed here.

With that housekeeping out of the way, here are all the injury reports for Sunday.

Packers at Texans

Packers RB Aaron Jones (calf) was added to the injury report Friday and listed as questionable. DE Montravius Adams (foot), C Corey Linsley (back), LB Preston Smith (shoulder), and TE Robert Tonyan (ankle) are also in that category. RB Tyler Ervin (wrist) and DT Tyler Lancaster (shoulder) won’t play and three others — T David Bakhtiari (chest), CB Kevin King (quadricep), and S Darnell Savage (quadricep) — are listed as doubtful.

TE Jordan Akins (ankle, concussion) and LB Peter Kalambayi (hamstring) are questionable to suit up for the Texans.

Bills at Jets

The Bills ruled out WR John Brown (knee), LB Tyrel Dodson (hamstring), T Cody Ford (knee), TE Dawson Knox (calf), and CB Josh Norman (hamstring). DB Cam Lewis (wrist), LB Matt Milano (pectoral), and CB Tre'Davious White (back) are listed as questionable.

Jets QB Sam Darnold (right shoulder) is expected to start, but got a questionable designation. K Sam Ficken (right groin) and G Alex Lewis (shoulder) are doubtful to play. T Mekhi Becton (shoulder), WR Jamison Crowder (groin), T Chuma Edoga (calf), and T George Fant (knee) join Darnold in the questionable group.

Browns at Bengals

Browns TE Austin Hooper (illness), LB Jacob Phillips (knee), and G Wyatt Teller (calf) will be out on Sunday. S Karl Joseph (hamstring) and DT Sheldon Richardson (Achilles) are listed as questionable.

CB William Jackson (concussion) and RB Joe Mixon (foot) won’t play for the Bengals. WR John Ross (illness) and S Shawn Williams (hamstring) are designated as questionable.

Cowboys at Washington Football Team

The Cowboys offensive line will be missing T Brandon Knight (knee) and G Zack Martin (concussion).

Washington ruled out T Saahdiq Charles (knee), WR Antonio Gandy-Golden (hamstring), DE James Smith-Williams (concussion), and WR Isaiah Wright (shoulder). T Geron Christian (knee) is listed as questionable.

Lions at Falcons

CB Desmond Trufant (hamstring) is out for the Lions, but the other 52 players on the active roster are set to play.

The Falcons also have a one-man injury report. DE Takkarist McKinley (groin) is deemed questionable to face Detroit.

Panthers at Saints

CB Eli Apple (hamstring), CB Donte Jackson (toe), G John Miller (ankle), and WR Curtis Samuel (knee) are listed as questionable for the Panthers.

The Saints ruled out WR Michael Thomas (ankle, hamstring) and they also placed WR Emmanuel Sanders on the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, so they’ll be down two top wideouts. G Nick Easton (concussion) is also out while S J.T. Gray (hamstring) is the lone questionable player.

Steelers at Titans 

The Steelers ruled CB Mike Hilton (shoulder) and FB Derek Watt (hamstring) out for the meeting of unbeaten teams.

The Titans did not issue any injury designations.

Buccaneers at Raiders

S Andrew Adams (hamstring) is questionable for the Buccaneers.

WR Bryan Edwards (foot, ankle) and CB Keisean Nixon (groin) are out for the Raiders. DT Maliek Collins (shoulder) and DE Carl Nassib (toe) are considered questionable.

49ers at Patriots 

The 49ers ruled out LB Kwon Alexander (ankle), RB Raheem Mostert (ankle), S Jaquiski Tartt (groin), and S Jimmie Ward (quadricep). Mostert is likely to land on injured reserve before the game. T Trent Williams (ankle), and RB Jeff Wilson (calf) are considered questionable.

DT Carl Davis (concussion) is out for the Patriots. DT Adam Butler (elbow), S Kyle Dugger (ankle), WR Julian Edelman (knee), G Shaquille Mason (calf), and DE Derek Rivers (back) are listed as questionable for the home team.

Chiefs at Broncos

The Chiefs will head to Denver without DE Taco Charlton (knee), DE Alex Okafor (hamstring), T Mitchell Schwartz (back), and WR Sammy Watkins (hamstring).

Broncos LB Jeremiah Attaochu (quadricep), and WR Diontae Spencer (shoulder) are out. TE Andrew Beck (hamstring), TE Jake Butt (hamstring), and G Dalton Risner (shoulder) are questionable.

Jaguars at Chargers 

Jaguars TE Tyler Eifert (neck), LB Myles Jack (ankle), and S Jarrod Wilson (hamstring) will miss this weekend’s game. G A.J. Cann (shoulder) is listed as questionable.

G Trai Turner (groin) is out for the Chargers and T Storm Norton (knee) is likely out after being tagged as doubtful. T Bryan Bulaga (back), WR K.J. Hill (hip), RB Justin Jackson (knee), and QB Tyrod Taylor (ribs) are listed as questionable.

Seahawks at Cardinals

The Seahawks are without S Jamal Adams (groin) for another week. G Mike Iupati (back) is their lone questionable player.

T Kelvin Beachum (ankle), LB Kylie Fitts (hamstring), LB Dennis Gardeck (foot), WR DeAndre Hopkins (ankle), CB Dre Kirkpatrick (foot), and DT Jordan Phillips (foot) are listed as questionable for Arizona.

PFT’s Week Seven picks

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Six weeks in, the competition between MDS and yours truly is getting very tight.

Last week, I picked up a game in the head-to-head competition, 8-6 vs. 7-7. We each went 6-8 against the spread.

For the year, we’re dead even in the straight-up chase, at 57-34. Against the spread, I’m 44-45-2 and he’s 41-49-1.

We disagree on a pair of Week Seven games. For all picks, scroll away.

Giants (+4) at Eagles

MDS’s take: The Eagles have been ravaged by injuries, but I still think they’re a better team than the Giants, not that that’s saying much. This game has major NFC East title implications, not that that’s saying much.

MDS’s pick: Eagles 28, Giants 17.

Florio’s take: Someone has to win. Anyone who watches will lose.

Florio’s pick: Eagles 24, Giants 10.


Lions (+2.5) at Falcons

MDS’s take: After ugly starts to their seasons, the winner of this game will find itself on a two-game winning streak. I think that when Julio Jones is healthy the Falcons still have an elite passing game, and the Lions will struggle to stop it.

MDS’s pick: Falcons 28, Lions 24.

Florio’s take: Lions coach Matt Patricia must win the games he should, or his chances to continue to lose games will disappear. The Falcons’ Week Six win was impressive, but they beat a team that has by all appearances given up on the season.

Florio’s pick: Lions 24, Falcons 21.


Browns (-3) at Bengals

MDS’s take: The Steelers and Ravens have made clear that the Browns aren’t the best team in the AFC North. But in Cincinnati on Sunday, the Browns will make clear that they aren’t the worst team in the AFC North, either.

MDS’s pick: Browns 30, Bengals 17.

Florio’s take: Cleveland beats the teams they should, loses to the teams they should. The Browns should beat the Bengals, especially with so many players not happy with their roles.

Florio’s pick: Browns 34, Bengals 21.


Steelers (-2) at Titans

MDS’s take: The best matchup of the day is in Tennessee, where the Titans have been surprising people all season. I think they’re going to keep surprising with an upset victory.

MDS’s pick: Titans 21, Steelers 20.

Florio’s take: The Steelers had their most complete game of the season against the Browns, and they’ve already spent a week preparing for Tennessee while the Titans were locked out of their building. If Tennessee pulls this one off, they definitely should not desecrate any Terrible Towels.

Florio’s pick: Steelers 23, Titans 20.


Panthers (+7.5) at Saints

MDS’s take: The Saints have been a little more up and down than I was expecting them to be, but I still believe they’re Super Bowl contenders. The Panthers have been a little more up and down than I was expecting them to be too, but I still see them as a rebuilding franchise.

MDS’s pick: Saints 28, Panthers 17.

Florio’s take: The bye week coupled with the potential return of Michael Thomas spells the difference for a Saints team that knows it’s time to find the gas pedal and mash on it.

Florio’s pick: Saints 38, Panthers 27.


Bills (-13) at Jets

MDS’s take: The Bills have lost two in a row, but if there’s one team they can bounce back against, it’s the Jets.

MDS’s pick: Bills 38, Jets 10.

Florio’s take: The Bills get the next best thing to a bye week after playing a couple of good teams.

Florio’s pick: Bills 28, Jets 7.


Cowboys (-1) at Washington

MDS’s take: Andy Dalton is no Dak Prescott, but he’ll play better than he did on Monday night and the Cowboys will remain atop the terrible NFC East.

MDS’s pick: Cowboys 20, Washington 17.

Florio’s take: Unless and until Washington flips to Alex Smith, the losses will continue.

Florio’s pick: Cowboys 23, Washington 20.


Packers (-3.5) at Texans

MDS’s take: The Packers got dominated on both sides of the ball last week against the Buccaneers, but they can do too many things on offense for the Texans to keep up.

MDS’s pick: Packers 30, Texans 20.

Florio’s take: A get-right game for Green Bay, which can’t afford to lose another game with the Bears surging.

Florio’s pick: Packers 34, Texans 24.


Seahawks (-3.5) at Cardinals

MDS’s take: I like the way Kyler Murray is playing right now, but I love the way Russell Wilson is playing, and I don’t see the Cardinals’ defense stopping him.

MDS’s pick: Seahawks 28, Cardinals 20.

Florio’s take: The Cardinals have a six-day turnaround, the Seahawks have two weeks to get ready. Also, the Cardinals may not be able to slow down the high-octane Seahawks Offense enough to outscore it.

Florio’s pick: Seahawk 34, Cardinals 27.


Chiefs (-9.5) at Broncos

MDS’s take: The Broncos’ defense did impressive work in upsetting the Patriots on Sunday, but there’s no slowing down the Chiefs’ offense.

MDS’s pick: Chiefs 28, Broncos 17.

Florio’s take: The Chiefs already have stubbed their toe in the division this month. It’s not likely to happen again, Denver’s upset of the Patriots notwithstanding.

Florio’s pick: Chiefs 31, Broncos 21.


49ers (+2.5) at Patriots

MDS’s take: The Patriots are better than they looked Sunday against the Broncos. The 49ers are worse than they looked Sunday against the Rams.

MDS’s pick: Patriots 21, 49ers 14.

Florio’s take: A full week of practice will make a difference for the Patriots, who should be able to generate enough points to slow down San Francisco’s creative attack. Also, no one knows the flaws and limitations of Jimmy Garoppolo like the coach who drafted him.

Florio’s pick: Patriots 24, 49ers 17.


Jaguars (+8) at Chargers

MDS’s take: The Jaguars came out playing hard this season, but the reality that they’re among the NFL’s least-talented teams is starting to sink in. Justin Herbert should have a big game.

MDS’s pick: Chargers 31, Jaguars 20.

Florio’s take: The Jaguars continue to be the tonic for bad teams who need a win, and the Chargers got two weeks to get ready for this one.

Florio’s pick: Chargers 34, Jaguars 17.


Buccaneers (-3) at Raiders

MDS’s take: Tom Brady is playing efficient football and the Buccaneers’ defense is playing physical football. I think Tampa Bay is going to be a tough team to beat and will go to Las Vegas and win big.

MDS’s pick: Buccaneers 35, Raiders 17.

Florio’s take: With the entire starting Las Vegas offensive line sent home due to COVID-19 protocols, they won’t be ready to deal with the best defense the Bucs have had since the days of Warren Sapp.

Florio’s pick: Buccaneers 34, Raiders 21.


Bears (+5.5) at Rams

MDS’s take: Khalil Mack is playing excellent football and the Bears’ defense should keep this game close, but I don’t trust the Bears’ offense and think Aaron Donald is going to give Nick Foles a very hard time.

MDS’s pick: Rams 14, Bears 10.

Florio’s take: A get-right night for the Rams and an overdue correction for the Bears.

Florio’s pick: Rams 20, Bears 9.

PFT’s Week Seven 2020 power rankings

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1. Seahawks (previously No. 1; 5-0): If the Seahawks used the bye week to get even a little better on defense, they may be unstoppable.

2. Titans (No. 5; 5-0): Vastly underrated offense, possibly overrated defense.

3. Steelers (No. 7; 5-0): Perhaps the second most balanced team in the league.

4. Chiefs (No. 3; 5-1): All those running plays called by the Chiefs can mean only one thing — Andy Reids face shield had fogged up so much that he couldn’t see the call sheet.

5. Ravens (No. 4; 5-1): They can’t screw around with a team like the Eagles and expect to hang with the elite franchises in the AFC.

6. Packers (No. 2; 4-1): When the Matt LaFleur Packers lose, they don’t mess around.

7. Bears (No. 12; 5-1): Winning ugly is better than losing pretty is better than losing ugly is better than being ugly.

8. Buccaneers (No. 15; 4-2): With all the focus on the offense, the Bucs may have their best defense since the days of Sapp, Brooks, Rice, Barber, and Lynch.

9. Saints (No. 10; 3-2): If Michael Thomas returns after the bye, the Saints could start making their move.

10. Bills (No. 8; 4-2): When the Chiefs decide to run all day long, you know you have a really bad run defense.

11. Rams (No. 9; 4-2): The unofficial NFC East champs apparently aren’t ready for the NFC West portion of their schedule.

12. Patriots (No. 6, 2-3): It’s hard to win games without practice, especially with a roster full of new pieces.

13. Raiders (No. 13; 3-2): With Tom Brady coming to town, Derek Carr has a chance to go from beating the best in the quarterback currently in the game to the best who ever played the game.

14. Colts (No. 16; 4-2): Good news, they came back from a 21-0 deficit against the Bengals. Bad news, they had a 21-0 deficit against the Bengals.

15. Cardinals (No. 17; 4-2): Kyler Murray needs more prime-time exposure in order to be fully appreciated.

16. Browns (No. 11; 4-2): If they win the games they should, they’ll still make the playoffs — despite what happened in Pittsburgh.

17. Panthers (No. 14; 3-3): They’re still overachieving, and laying the foundation for a bright future.

18. Dolphins (No. 18; 3-3): The Bills may have to be more worried about the Dolphins than the Patriots.

19. 49ers (No. 20; 3-3): The win over the Rams won’t mean anything if they can’t keep the momentum going.

20. Broncos (No. 24; 2-3): As coach Vic Fangio said after the win at New England, field goals will not beat the Chiefs on Sunday.

21. Chargers (No. 21; 1-4): The Jaguars a/k/a Shad Khan’s Slump Tonic are coming to town just in time.

22. Eagles (No. 22; 1-4-1): Glass half full, they played the Ravens competitively. Glass half empty, they blew their shot at stealing one.

23. Bengals (No. 23; 1-4-1): See above. Replace Ravens with Colts.

24. Lions (No. 27; 2-3): Built lead? Good. Held lead? Better.

25. Falcons (No. 30; 1-5): Built lead? Good. Held lead? Better.

26. Cowboys (No. 19; 2-4): Nice knowin’ ya, Mike Nolan.

27. Giants (No. 31; 1-5): Another year, another win over Washington that will give Washington a higher spot in the draft order.

28. Vikings (No. 25; 1-5): Kirk Cousins thinks he’ll be benched if he keeps throwing interceptions. He’d have to throw a lot of interceptions to be benched for Sean Mannion.

29. Texans (No. 26; 1-5): I like the Romeo Crennel decision to go for two up seven, even though it didn’t work.

30. Washington (No. 28; 1-5): They need to switch to Alex Smith before the season slips away.

31. Jaguars (No. 29; 1-5): If only the Jaguars could play the Jaguars, they’d begin to turn things around.

32. Jets (No. 32; 0-6): Has there ever been a team worse than the 2020 Jets? And why does it feel like it will keep getting worse?

FMIA Week 6: Ryan Tannehill, Titans Are Changing The Narrative In AFC

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You can learn so much about a team, and about its quarterback, when the fire alarms are blaring. Those fire alarms, in this case, sounded in Nashville as the clock ticked down on the Titans’ perfect season . . . :14, :13, :12 . . . with the Titans Offense down seven and jogging to [more]

Week Six early inactives

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Every week we bring you all the inactives from the 1 p.m. ET games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. Check back to see the full list as it becomes available 90 minutes ahead of kickoff.

Broncos at Patriots

Broncos: RB Melvin Gordon, TE Noah Fant, WR K.J. Hamler, LB Jeremiah Attaochu, QB Jeff Driskel G Netane Muti, DL McTelvin Agim

Patriots: QB Brian Hoyer, DL Carl Davis, DB Myles Bryant, RB J.J. Taylor, TE Dalton Keene

Browns at Steelers

Browns: S Karl Joseph, S Ronnie Harrison, LB Jacob Phillips, G Wyatt Teller, DE Joe Jackson, DE Vincent Taylor

Steelers: G David DeCastro, WR Diontae Johnson, QB Joshua Dobbs, TE Zach Gentry, LB Ulysees Gilbert, DT Carlos Davis

Bengals at Colts

Bengals: K Austin Seibert, WR Auden Tate, RB Trayveon Williams, LB Markus Bailey, OL Keaton Sutherland

Colts: TE Mo Alie-Cox, T Chaz Green, LB Darius Leonard, DE Ron’Dell Carter, QB Jacob Eason, WR Daurice Fountain, WR Dezmon Patmon

Lions at Jaguars

Lions: CB Desmond Trufant, WR Quintez Cephus, G Logan Stenberg, G Kenny Wiggins, LB Elijah Lee, QB David Blough

Jaguars: QB Jake Luton, WR Dede Westbrook, CB Luq Barcoo, DE Josh Allen, DT Abry Jones, DT Daniel Ekuale

Texans at Titans

Texans: Keke Coutee, CB Cornell Armstrong, RB Buddy Howell, OL Charlie Heck, TE Jordan Akins, LB Peter Kalambayi

Titans: CB Chris Jackson, OL Daniel Munyer, LB Will Compton, T Isaiah Wilson, DE Matt Dickerson

Washington Football Team at Giants

WFT: QB Dwayne Haskins, DE Nate Orchard, LB Thomas Davis; G Joshua Garnett, T David Sharpe, TE Marcus Baugh

Giants: S Adrian Colbert, LB T.J. Brunson, T Jackson Barton, TE Eric Tomlinson, DE R.J. McIntosh, LB Lorenzo Carter

Ravens at Eagles

Ravens: QB Trace McSorley, WR Chris Moore, DB Anthony Levine, OL Trystan Colon-Castillo, OL Ben Bredeson, DE Derek Wolfe

Eagles: T Lane Johnson, WR DeSean Jackson, WR Alshon Jeffery, CB Avonte Maddox, LB Duke Riley, S Marcus Epps, QB Nate Sudfeld

Falcons at Vikings

Falcons: CB Jordan Miller, RB Qadree Ollison, S Jaylinn Hawkins, T John Wetzel, DE Takk McKinley

Vikings: RB Dalvin Cook, CB Holton Hill, CB Kris Boyd, G Dru Samia, WR K.J. Osborn

Bears at Panthers

Bears: CB Duke Shelley, S Deon Bush, G Arlington Hambright, WR Riley Ridley, LB Trevis Gipson

Panthers: QB Will Grier, WR Curtis Samuel, CB Eli Apple, G Dennis Daley, DT Woodrow Hamilton

Week Six injury report roundup

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There was no Thursday night game this week, so Week Six of the 2020 NFL season kicks off on Sunday afternoon. There will be 12 games on Sunday, which means that the 24 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday.

The four teams playing on Monday night won’t release their final injury reports until Saturday and are not listed here. With that housekeeping out of the way, here are all the injury reports for Sunday.

Browns at Steelers

QB Baker Mayfield (ribs), WR Jarvis Landry (hip, rib), and WR Odell Beckham (illness) are three notable questionable players for the Browns. S Ronnie Harrison (concussion), S Karl Joseph (hamstring), LB Jacob Phillips (knee), and G Wyatt Teller (calf) definitely won’t be playing. P Jamie Gillan (left groin), DT Larry Ogunjobi (abdomen), and DE Olivier Vernon (groin) round out the group of questionable players.

G David DeCastro (abdomen) and WR Diontae Johnson (back) are the only Steelers with injury designations. Both players have been ruled out.

Broncos at Patriots

The Broncos listed QB Drew Lock (shoulder) as questionable, but head coach Vic Fangio expects him to start. LB Jeremiah Attaochu (quadricep) and WR K.J. Hamler (hamstring) are out for Denver while TE Noah Fant (ankle) and RB Melvin Gordon (illness) join Lock in the questionable group.

The Patriots didn’t practice on Wednesday or Friday this week. They still listed DT Adam Butler (shoulder), WR Julian Edelman (knee), G Shaquille Mason (calf), and T Isaiah Wynn (calf) as questionable to play. C James Ferentz was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday.

Bengals at Colts

Bengals WR Auden Tate (shoulder) is set to sit out after being tagged as doubtful. CB Mackensie Alexander (hamstring) has more hope with a questionable designation.

TE Mo Alie-Cox (knee) and T Chaz Green (back) are out for the Colts. LB Darius Leonard (groin) didn’t practice this week and is listed as doubtful. DT Denico Autry (ankle, knee), T Anthony Castonzo (rib), DE Justin Houston (hip), and RB Jordan Wilkins (calf) are considered questionable.

Lions at Jaguars

The Lions ruled out CB Desmond Trufant (hamstring). S C.J. Moore (calf) and C Frank Ragnow (groin) drew questionable tags.

Jaguars LB Dakota Allen (foot), DE Josh Allen (knee), WR D.J. Chark (ankle), TE Tyler Eifert (neck), and DT Abry Jones (ankle, hamstring) are listed as questionable to play on Sunday.

Texans at Titans

TE Jordan Akins (ankle, concussion), CB Cornell Armstrong (knee), RB Buddy Howell (hamstring), and LB Peter Kalambayi (hamstring) are questionable to play for the Texans.

DT DaQuan Jones (foot) is a one-man Titans injury report. He’s listed as questionable as well.

Washington Football Team at Giants

G Joshua Garnett (illness) and T David Sharpe (illness) won’t play for the Football Team. DE Ryan Anderson (back) is listed as questionable.

The Giants listed S Adrian Colbert (shoulder), DE Dexter Lawrence (knee), WR Darius Slayton (foot) as questionable to face their NFC East rivals.

Ravens at Eagles

Ravens DE Derek Wolfe (neck, concussion) is not expected to play after drawing a doubtful tag. WR Miles Boykin (thigh), S Anthony Levine (abdomen), WR Chris Moore (finger, thigh), CB Marcus Peters (thigh), G Tyre Phillips (shoulder), CB Jimmy Smith (knee), and T Ronnie Stanley (shoulder) are all listed as questionable.

The Eagles ruled out S Marcus Epps (rib), WR DeSean Jackson (hamstring), WR Alshon Jeffery (foot), T Lane Johnson (ankle), CB Avonte Maddox (ankle), G Matt Pryor (illness), and LB Duke Riley (rib). Pryor was later placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.  CB Darius Slay (concussion) is questionable after a pair of practices to close the week.

Falcons at Vikings

The Falcons will play their first game under interim head coach Raheem Morris without S Jaylinn Hawkins (concussion) and DE Takkarist McKinley (groin). DE John Comiskey (illness) is listed as questionable.

Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (groin) will not play. CB Kris Boyd (hamstring), WR K.J. Osborn (hamstring), and G Dru Samia (wrist) are also out while CB Holton Hill (foot) is considered doubtful.

Bears at Panthers

S Deon Bush (hamstring) will not play for the Bears. G Alex Bars (shoulder), S Sherrick McManis (hamstring), and DT Brent Urban (knee) are listed as questionable.

All four players on the Panthers injury report — CB Eli Apple (hamstring), CB Donte Jackson (toe), DT Zach Kerr (toe), and WR Curtis Samuel (knee) — are listed as questionable.

Jets at Dolphins

The Jets listed QB Sam Darnold (right shoulder) as doubtful, but they’ve already said Joe Flacco is playing in Miami. LT Mekhi Becton (shoulder) is also listed as doubtful. CB Blessuan Austin (calf, not injury related), DE John Franklin (foot), G Alex Lewis (shoulder), WR Breshad Perriman (ankle), and DT Quinnen Williams (hamstring) make up the questionable group.

DE Shaq Lawson (shoulder), TE Durham Smythe (knee), and LB Kyle Van Noy (groin) are considered questionable for the Dolphins.

Packers at Buccaneers

Packers RB Tyler Ervin (wrist) is out. DE Montravius Adams (neck), LB Rashan Gary (ankle), CB Kevin King (quadricep), and LB Za'Darius Smith (ankle) are questionable for the trip to Tampa.

Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians suggested WR Mike Evans (ankle) would be a gametime call, but he didn’t receive an injury designation. CB Carlton Davis (abdomen), DT Khalil Davis (ankle), and RB Leonard Fournette (ankle) are listed as questionable, however.

Rams at 49ers

The Rams’ injury report is made up of two linebackers. Ogbonnia Okoronkwo (elbow) is out and Micah Kiser (groin) is questionable.

LB Kwon Alexander (ankle) and CB Dontae Johnson (groin) are out for the 49ers. S Marcell Harris (ankle), CB Emmanuel Moseley (concussion), and RB Jeffery Wilson (calf) are listed as questionable.

PFT’s Week Six picks

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Week Five was a good week in that most of the games were played. Week Five was a bad week in that we didn’t do very well picking games, especially against the spread.

Straight up, my faith in the Panthers delivered a one-game bump, 9-5 versus 8-6 for MDS. Against the spread, I hit on only six of 14. MDS was 4-10.

For the year, he’s 50-27 straight up and 35-41-1 against the spread. I’m now 49-28 and 38-37-2.

Our picks for Week Six appear below, with three straight-up disagreements.

Texans (+3) at Titans

MDS’s take: The Titans made a major statement with Tuesday night’s win over the Bills, and I see them keeping it going on Sunday. Despite having to come back from a short week against a Texans team that’s motivated to turn things around after its ugly start.

MDS’s pick: Titans 24, Texans 14.

Florio’s take: The Titans thrive on adversity and turmoil. The Texans don’t.

Florio’s pick: Titans 30, Texans 13.


Bengals (+7.5) at Colts

MDS’s take: Joe Burrow has been struggling mightily to deal with pass pressure, and the Colts’ defense is good at bringing the pressure. This one could get tough for the rookie quarterback.

MDS’s pick: Colts 17, Bengals 7.

Florio’s take: The Bengals need a least two drafts to get enough help around Joe Burrow.

Florio’s pick: Colts 24, Bengals 10.


Falcons (+4) at Vikings

MDS’s take: The Falcons’ problems go far beyond head coach Dan Quinn, and firing him isn’t going to fix much.

MDS’s pick: Vikings 28, Falcons 13.

Florio’s take: Sometimes, going with an interim coach makes a team instantly better. Sometimes, it doesn’t.

Florio’s pick: Vikings 31, Falcons 20.


Broncos (+9.5) at Patriots

MDS’s take: The Patriots have been hit hard by COVID-19, but the Broncos have been hit even harder by injuries.

MDS’s pick: Patriots 28, Broncos 17.

Florio’s take: The extra week allowed both teams to get their starting quarterbacks back. Advantage, team with the former MVP at quarterback.

Florio’s pick: Patriots 31, Broncos 17.


Washington (+2.5) at Giants

MDS’s take: There are major questions about whether Washington has a capable starting quarterback on its roster, either for now or for the future. And yet I have a feeling Ron Rivera’s defense will demonstrate that the Giants have a pretty big question mark at quarterback as well.

MDS’s pick: Washington 17, Giants 13.

Florio’s take: Something’s Gotta Give week lets Washington get their second win of the season.

Florio’s pick: Washington 20, Giants 14.


Ravens (-7.5) at Eagles

MDS’s take: Carson Wentz is looking better the last couple weeks than he did in his disastrous start, but the Ravens’ defense should dominate the Eagles up front and the Ravens’ running game will sit on the lead.

MDS’s pick: Ravens 20, Eagles 10.

Florio’s take: The Ravens are running roughshod over every team not from Missouri.

Florio’s pick: Ravens 34, Eagles 20.


Browns (+3.5) at Steelers

MDS’s take: I’m tempted to pick the Browns in what is one of the biggest games the franchise has played since its return in 1999. But I just think the Steelers are a little more experienced in big games and more prepared to win a game like this one.

MDS’s pick: Steelers 27, Browns 21.

Florio’s take: It’s easy to be influenced by the fact that the Browns have been the Browns and that the Steelers have been the Steelers. Set that aside; the Steelers have had a hard time with a quartet of not-so-good teams. The Browns, in contrast, have held up very well against better competition. The key will be whether Baker Mayfield can buy time against the Pittsburgh front seven, and whether the Cleveland offensive line can give Mayfield the time he needs.

Florio’s pick: Browns 21, Steelers 20.


Bears (+1.5) at Panthers

MDS’s take: The Panthers are on a roll, and I see them keeping it going, with their defense stifling Nick Foles.

MDS’s pick: Panthers 13, Bears 10.

Florio’s take: The Panthers have rewritten the rules of rebuilding. But the Bears quietly are building their own powerhouse, and the fact that Chicago is an underdog at 4-1 will get them properly lathered up to end Carolina’s unlikely three-game winning streak.

Florio’s pick: Bears 20, Panthers 17.


Lions (-3) at Jaguars

MDS’s take: The Lions’ defense has struggled to protect leads all season, and I see it happening again, with Detroit taking an early lead but Gardner Minshew leading a Jaguars comeback.

MDS’s pick: Jaguars 21, Lions 20.

Florio’s take: The Jaguars have become the ultimate tonic for a struggling team. If Detroit can’t beat Jacksonville with two weeks to prepare, they should move across the border and join the CFL.

Florio’s pick: Lions 24, Jaguars 17.


Jets (+9.5) at Dolphins

MDS’s take: The Dolphins won a blowout last week and they’ll make it two in a row this week, as Ryan Fitzpatrick continues to keep Tua Tagovailoa on the bench.

MDS’s pick: Dolphins 30, Jets 13.

Florio’s take: It would be fitting for FitMagic to flip back to FitzTragic against the Jets. Meanwhile, this may be the last, best chance to the Jets to win a game before the bye week.

Florio’s pick: Dolphins 24, Jets 20.


Packers (-1) at Buccaneers

MDS’s take: Sunday’s marquee matchup is a meeting of Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady, and I think Rodgers gets the better end of that battle in a close Packers win.

MDS’s pick: Packers 31, Buccaneers 30.

Florio’s take: Aaron Rodgers has a chance to emerge from a rare battle with the GOAT reminding Tom Brady and everyone else that, if Rodgers had been New England’s quarterback over the last 15 years, they’d possibly have 10 Super Bowl titles.

Florio’s pick: Packers 34, Buccaneers 27.


Rams (-3.5) at 49ers

MDS’s take: I have a feeling the 49ers are heading toward a long losing streak, as their injuries are catching up with them and their schedule is brutal.

MDS’s pick: Rams 28, 49ers 14.

Florio’s take: The unofficial NFC East champs face the worst team in the NFC West, at a vulnerable time.

Florio’s pick: Rams 27, 49ers 17.


Chiefs (-3.5) at Bills

MDS’s take: Both of these teams are coming off upset losses, but I trust the Chiefs more to bounce back quickly.

MDS’s pick: Chiefs 21, Bills 17.

Florio’s take: Desperation quickly sets in for a pair of previously 4-0 teams. The Chiefs tend to bring it when they think they must.

Florio’s pick: Chiefs 31, Bills 24.


Cardinals (-2) at Cowboys

MDS’s take: If Dak Prescott were healthy I’d pick the Cowboys, but I have my doubts about how well the Cowboys’ offense can perform with Andy Dalton at the helm.

MDS’s pick: Cardinals 20, Cowboys 10.

Florio’s take: Kyler Murray and Kliff Kingsbury, buoyed by a return to Texas, take care of a Cowboys team still reeling from the injury to Dak Prescott.

Florio’s pick: Cardinals 27, Cowboys 20.

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.

PFT’s 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, I had a decision to make regarding the Week Six power rankings: Hold them until Wednesday or post them on Tuesday? I decided on a mixed approach. The original version comes Tuesday. The rankings then will be updated on Tuesday night, after the Bills-Titans game. If there’s a Bills-Titans game.]

1. Seahawks (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. Bills (No. 3; 4-0): Whether they hold this spot depends on whether they can win in Tennessee. If they win big enough, could they leapfrog Seattle?

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

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

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

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. Titans (No. 8; 3-0): Must . . . resist . . . making . . . a comment . . . that refers to . . . that movie.

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.

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