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NFL Power Rankings 2013, Week 7: Eagles Step Up

Ranking all 32 NFL Teams.

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Now that Week 6 of the NFL is over, it's that time to see where all 32 teams rank. For reference purposes, here is a link to last week's NFL Power Rankings.

The Eagles' victory over the Bucs moved them up for the second straight week.

Let's dive right into the rankings.


1) Denver Broncos (Last Week: 1) - DEN "only" beat the Jags by 16 points, but there's no doubt they're still the best team in the NFL. Denver is scoring an average of 44 points a game. They have the league's best point differential (+107).

2) Kansas City Chiefs (LW: 4) - KC is allowing just under 11 points per game. +87 is good for the league's second best point differential. +12 is good for the league's best turnover differential.

3) Seattle Seahawks - (LW: 3) - Despite beating TEN the 'hawks don't move up because KC leaped over them. Their offense is performing around the same level as KC's but Andy Reid's team has the better defense. That isn't a slight to Seattle's also very good defense.

4) New Orleans Saints (LW: 2) - The Saints lost to NE on the road in a close, controversial game. NO is still a really good team. They own the league's fourth best point differential: +58. But that won't stop me from posting this Rob Ryan GIF:


5) San Francisco 49ers (LW: 5) - No change for the Niners. SF took care of business like they needed to by beating their division rivals.

6) New England Patriots (LW: 7) - Tom Brady is still good. He led his team to a win on a game winning drive. Although I wonder if he had some special help.

7) Chicago Bears (LW: 8) - Chicago's offense is playing well but the defense isn't as great. Chi-town didn't necessarily look impressive in their victory over the Giants. That's probably because it was just another lackluster Thursday Night Football game.

8) Green Bay Packers (LW: 9) - A quality result for the GBP on the road in Baltimore. The offense struggled to score points though as they had to kick four field goals in their 19-17 win.

9) Detroit Lions (LW: 10) - A comeback win over the Browns in Cleveland bumps them up a spot.

10) Indianapolis Colts (LW: 6) - I was wary of moving the Colts up too high last week and my suspicions were confirmed. Andrew Luck struggled in his Monday Night Football debut as the Colts lost to SD.

11) Cincinnati Bengals (LW: 11) - A 27-24 win over the quarterbackless Bills isn't too impressive. No movement in the rankings here.

12) San Diego Chargers (LW: 17) - A very nice win for the Chargers over the Colts on MNF. Don't take my word for it, look at Phillip Rivers' reaction.

13) Miami Dolphins (LW: 13) - Bye week. No change.

14) Baltimore Ravens (LW: 12) - Close loss to GBP at home. Their run game wasn't working as BAL ran 22 times for 47 yards (~2 yards per carry).

15) Tennessee Titans (LW: 14) - The Titans are without their starting QB in Jake Locker but they are playing tough without him. They have been playing their opponents tough all year, really.

16) Dallas Cowboys (LW: 19) - Romo and the Cowboy's offense struggled but their special teams got them a win over their divisional rival.

17) Philadelphia Eagles (LW: 21) - Philadelphia's offense is awesome but their defense is not. It will be interesting to see how the QB situation works out.

18) New York Jets (LW: 15) - Despite a 3-3 record the Jets have the seventh worst point differential (-31) and third worst turnover differential (-11). Losing to the lowly Steelers at home is a bad loss.

19) Cleveland Browns (LW: 16) - Brandon Weeden isn't very good.

20) Arizona Cardinals (LW: 20) - It looks like the Cardinals will be without Larry Fitzgerald as they take on the Seahawks this week in Thursday Night Football.

21) Carolina Panthers (LW: 25) - Cam Newton led the Panthers to a 25 point road win against MIN. Carolina's defense is only allowing 13.6 points per game.

22) Atlanta Falcons (LW: 24) - Bye week. ATL moves up due to teams previously in front of them losing. They have a chance to earn their second win when they face TB at home this week.

23) Oakland Raiders (LW: 22) - There's not too much shame in losing to the second best team in the NFL on the road. Terrelle Pryor threw 3 INT in Oakland's loss to KC.

24) St. Louis Rams (LW: 27) - Kudos to the Rams for beating up on the crappy Texans on the road.

25) Houston Texans (LW: 18) - I haven't been a fan of this team all year but I kept giving them the benefit of the doubt. No more. They are 2-4 and those two wins came on big comebacks against SD and MIN. Houston has the league's third worst point differential (-71) and second worst turnover differential (-12).

26) Buffalo Bills (LW: 23) - This team is cursed by injuries at the QB position. They have reached "signing Matt Flynn" levels of desperation.

27) Pittsburgh Steelers (LW: 30) - PIT finally got on the board with a win. With 88 points scored (17.6 per game) they are one of only three teams who have not scored at least 100 yet.

28) Minnesota Vikings (LW: 26) - Killed by the Panthers at home. Matt Cassel averaged 5 yards per pass attempt and threw for 2 INT.

29) Washington Redskins (LW: 28) - Robert Griffin III doesn't look 100%. DC's defense held Dallas's offense in check but their special teams units failed in coverage.

30) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (LW: 29) - The least worst of the winless teams... for now. Bucs fans are furiously calling for the firing of head coach Greg Schiano.

31) New York Giants (LW: 31) - The Giants simply stink: 35 allowed points per game. Their season is over. They're also dealing with a number of injuries and they may trade away WR Hakeem Nicks.

32) Jacksonville Jaguars (Last Week: 32) - They only lost to the Broncos by 16 points! Now that's what I call a moral victory.

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