NFL Power Rankings Week 7
Written by Adrian Gregory Glover // October 16, 2012 // Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens, Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Feature, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, Lists, Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, New York Jets, NFL, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, St Louis Rams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans, Washington Redskins // No comments
David Bowie wrote a song called “ Changes.” It certainly describes the Week 7 power rankings. Let’s go.
#1 Atlanta Falcons (6-0)
As the only undefeated team in the NFL, they earned the spot regardless of how sloppy their play has been as of late.
#2 Houston Texans (5-1)
The Texans are still the most complete team in the AFC. They got slapped in the face by the Packers which may wake keep them from taking wins for granted in the future.
#3 New York Giants (4-2)
The champs beat the tar out of the 49ers in what was supposed to be a Pier-Six brawl.
#4 Baltimore Ravens (5-1)
They lost so much in victory against the Cowboys that it’s hard to envision what they will do now. Today their record has them in the Top 5.
#5 Green Bay Packers (3-3)
Was their knockout over the Texans a sign of things to come or a quick reminder of what they used to be?
#6 San Francisco 49ers (4-2)
The 49ers are indeed mortals. When they can’t punk their opponents they need to have another mode of operation on deck. The multiple quarterback thing is not it.
#7 Chicago Bears (4-2)
The Bears return after a bye week to knuckle up with the Lions in a game they should win. If cornerback Charles Tillman makes this his third straight game with a defensive touchdown, he will punch his Pro Bowl ticket.
#8 Minnesota Vikings (4-2)
Reality set in on the Vikings as RG3 left their defenders in the dust. Now what are they going to do about it?
#9 New England Patriots (3-3)
Something is not right about these 2012 Patriots. If the Jets strike them down don’t be surprised if Rex Ryan steps to the podium during his postgame presser and screams ‘you mad bro?!’
#10 Seattle Seahawks (4-2)
The Seahawks have almost arrived…almost.
#11 Denver Broncos (3-3)
I won’t predict big things for Denver until they play four complete quarters of football. But what happened against the Chargers on Monday Night Football was something to see.
#12 Arizona Cardinals (4-2)
That initial four game winning streak will only get you so far.
#13 Miami Dolphins (3-3)
To their credit the Dolphins did not believe it when the world said they had no chance.
#14 Washington Redskins (3-3)
As electric as RG3 is, he is still playing reckless and that defense still has holes in it.
#15 Philadelphia Eagles (3-3)
A mediocre spot for a talented team that’s playing like a mediocre team.
.#16 Dallas Cowboys (2-3)
The Cowboys proved that they can beat quality teams; the problem is that they won’t.
#17 St. Louis Rams (3-3)
Just when you thought the Rams were turning the corner they come up short.
#18 New York Jets (3-3)
Last week they went back to what works for them against the Colts. Will that work against a suddenly-struggling Patriots team?
#19 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-3)
The Buccaneers tour of lesser teams continues as they prepare for a shootout against the New Orleans Saints. Josh Freeman should be on his game.
#20 Buffalo Bills (3-3)
Like everyone else in the AFC East they are tied for first and last place. Their running game should help them find separation.
#21 Detroit Lions (2-3)
They have the talent to be player better than the Bad News Bears but they refuse to act like it.
#22 Cincinnati Bengals (3-3)
The Bengals are another talented team that is losing its grip on sticking with the winning path.
#23 San Diego Chargers (3-3)
Nobody knows how to crash and burn like the Chargers do. Norv Turner has turned blowing big leads into an art-form.
#24 Pittsburgh Steelers (2-3)
Steel City fans can hate all you want but there is nothing cool about losing to a Titans team that has more issues than an episode of Maury Povich.
#25 Indianapolis Colts (2-3)
How fuel do they have left in the tank?
#26 Carolina Panthers (1-4)
Cam can run, Can can pass and Cam can design clothes. Now when will Cam win?
#27 Oakland Raiders (1-4)
Could have, would have and should have don’t win football games. The fact that they had the Falcons on the ropes and let them off the hook with costly penalties and turnovers proves that they have a discipline issue.
#28 New Orleans Saints (1-4)
If they don’t find a way to beat Tampa Bay, turn out the lights…it’s over.
#29 Tennessee Titans (2-4)
Paging Kenny Britt. Your services are needed to save your team.
#30 Kansas City (1-5)
Brady Quinn is not the answer. It’s going to be a long season for the Chiefs.
#31 Cleveland Browns (1-5)
As was stated in Week 6, the moment that the Browns win, the Jags will hit the bottom. Cleveland welcome to the 31st spot.
#32 Jacksonville Jaguars (1-4)
The worst team in football assumes their rightful position. That’s not said to be mean, it’s said to be honest and it’s sad what general manager Gene Smith has done to that franchise.