NFL Power Rankings Week Six
Written by Adrian Gregory Glover // October 9, 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 // 1 Comment
The bottom half of the top ten gets a major shift in week six.
#1 Houston Texans (5-0)
The Texans roll on but they may have lost a key defensive piece in Brian Cushing for the remainder of the year.
#2 Atlanta Falcons (5-0)
Atlanta continues to play teams with lesser talent dangerously close. Beware the trap game in the visiting Oakland Raiders.
#3 San Francisco 49ers (4-1)
Since losing to the Vikings two weeks ago, winning has not be enough for San Francisco. They are settling for nothing short of complete and absolute murder.
#4 New England Patriots (3-2)
Now that they have dug themselves out of the hole, are the Patriots indeed back?
#5 Baltimore Ravens (4-1)
They scratched out a soft win over the Chiefs and their talent level is still premium.
#6 Minnesota Vikings (4-1)
With a strange brew of their win and certain losses, the Vikings make another positive move They face a depleted Redskins team that can still burst their bubble during the sixth week.
#7 Chicago Bears (4-1)
Beating down the Jags should not be anyone’s crowning achievement. But the way their defense is scoring right now should be.
#8 New York Giants (3-2)
The Champs let the Browns go up early on them before they launched another comeback. They need more four quarter victories such as the one that they put on Carolina to crack the top five.
#9 St. Louis Rams (3-2)
What? Who? Yes the Rams are in the building for the first time in who knows how long. Their defense is playing like animals at the moment and Sam Bradford is starting to look comfortable throwing the deep ball again.
#10 Arizona Cardinals (4-1)
I won’t even lie to you. Their previous record is the only reason they are in the elite 10. They might even be gone by next week as they don’t have a true starting running back and Kevin Kolb has gone back to holding the football for “10 Mississippi” before he slings the rock.
#11 Philadelphia Eagles (3-2)
Michael Vick is single-handedly holding back a very elite team back from dominance. In time Vick will cure his ills with fumbling the football.
#12 Cincinnati Bengals (3-2)
The Bengals dropped a game to a Dolphins team that they should have defeated. They still have an enviable cache of weapons that can get the job done.
#13 Green Bay Packers (2-3)
Injuries are ripping them apart on both sides of the ball and they can’t find an emotional rallying point.
#14 Seattle Seahawks (3-2)
Seattle had the chance to go off on the Panthers but they barely got out of the stadium with the win.
#15 Pittsburgh Steelers (2-2)
The Steelers are in hanging on mode and it would not be surprising to see them head south sooner than later.
#16 San Diego Chargers (3-2)
They had a chance to put the ailing Saints away and they choked plain and simple.
#17 Miami Dolphins (2-3)
The Dolphins have scratched and clawed their way into legitimacy. Their season is far from over for them.
#18 Dallas Cowboys (2-2)
The Cowboys looked heartless the last time that they stepped on a football field.
#19 Denver Broncos (2-3)
The Broncos are amassing mile-high problems.
#20 Indianapolis Colts (2-2)
When talent meets inspiration amazing things can happen.
#21 Washington Redskins (2-3)
Regardless of who starts on Sunday in the quarterback position, the luster of the Redskins season is wearing off fast.
#22 New York Jets (2-3)
At this part of the chart it is not about wins and losses as much as it is who got their tails kicked with a lesser measure of dignity. The Jets are still a mess but they avoided being totally humiliated on Monday night.
#23 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-3)
Let’s see how the bye week impacted their level of play.
#24 Kansas City Chiefs (1-4)
When the fans get more attention than the players that says a lot.
#25 Buffalo Bills (2-3)
The past six quarters of football have been cruel to the Bills.
#26 Tennessee Titans (1-4)
The day the music died is near.
#27 Carolina Panthers (1-4)
There has never been a team that needed a bye week more than the Carolina Panthers.
#28 New Orleans Saints (1-4)
How many tricks does this offense have in their bag?
#29 Detroit Lions (1-3)
After a week off, the Lions have a shot to prove that the first quarter of the season was a fluke.
#30 Oakland Raiders (1-3)
If the Raiders can pull off the upset in Atlanta, they can turn their season around.
#31 Jacksonville Jaguars (1-4)
Bad is bad and the Jags are the worst. The moment the Browns win a game, the Jags will probably hit the cellar and stay there.
#32 Cleveland Browns (0-5)
The Browns are starting to display a certain measure of potential.