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NFL Power Rankings 2014, Week 6: Eagles rebound

Ranking all 32 NFL Teams.

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Now that Week 5 of the 2014 NFL season is over, it's time to see where all 32 teams rank. For reference purposes, here is a link to last week's NFL Power Rankings.

The Philadelphia Eagles advanced to 4-1 with an ugly home win over the St. Louis Rams.

Let's dive right in to the rankings.


1) Seattle Seahawks (Last Week: 1) - The champs are still on top.

2) Denver Broncos (LW: 2) - Peyton Manning joined the 500 TD club in a win over the previously undefeated Cardinals.

3) San Diego Chargers (LW: 4) - The San Diego Super Chargers look really good. Two straight weeks where they've faced a much lesser opponent and absolutely blown the doors off of them. That's what good football teams do. Philip Rivers is on a tear.

4) Indianapolis Colts (LW: 6) - Indy owns the second best point differential in the NFL right now at +48. The Colts earned a quality victory at home over Baltimore and are now on a three-game win streak.

5) Philadelphia Eagles (LW: 9) - I was probably a little too harsh by dropping the Eagles from 4 to 9 last week. I've made up for it this week by being a little generous. The Eagles are 4-1 and it hasn't been pretty. The truth is I'm not sure what to make of this team going forward and they still have a lot to prove. For now, 4-1 is 4-1.

6) Cincinnati Bengals (LW: 3) - It looked like the Bengals might be the best team in football. Then they got blown out by New England on the road.

7) Arizona Cardinals (LW: 5) - Tough spot for the Cards on the road in Denver. The good news for Arizona is that Carson Palmer may be coming back as soon as this week.

8) San Francisco 49ers (LW: 10) - Jim Harbaugh apparently won't be back with the 49ers after this season even if the team wins the Super Bowl. The 49ers are winning but what a weird situation out there in San Fran.

9) Dallas Cowboys (LW: 11) - Four straight wins for the Cowboys. If only they had a home field advantage. Dallas faces a tough test in Week 6 with a road game against the Seahawks.

10) Detroit Lions (LW: 7) - The Lions were in position to win this game but then Alex Henery happened. The former Eagles kicker was cut on Monday after going 0-3 against the Bills and 1-5 in two weeks with Detroit.

11) Green Bay Packers (LW: 12) - Can't count out the Pack when Aaron Rodgers is playing well.

12) Baltimore Ravens (LW: 8) - Baltimore couldn't muster much in the terms of offense playing away in Indy. Joe Flacco finished with a passer rating of 65.1.

13) New England Patriots (LW: 20) - The Patriots are back! Or are they. I think so? I have no idea what to make of this team. In any case, they earned a much-needed win.

14) New York Giants (LW: 17) - The G-Men have won three straight games after starting the season 0-2. Rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. looked good in his NFL debut.

15) Houston Texans (LW: 14) - The Texans took the Cowboys to overtime. Ryan Fitzpatrick couldn't get much going through the air but Arian Foster ran all over that Dallas defense: 23 carries for 157 yards (6.3 average) and 2 TD.

16) Carolina Panthers (LW: 18) - The Panthers are the only team in the NFL with a winning record and a negative point differential. That doesn't sound very sustainable.

17) Buffalo Bills (LW: 21) - Buffalo capitalized on Alex Henery's missed kicks and showed the benefit of having a real kicker. Dan Carpenter hit a shot from 58 yards deep to advance the Bills to 3-2.

18) Kansas City Chiefs (LW: 16) - No revenge game for Alex Smith against the 49ers. The Chiefs are playing better football in recent weeks and now head into their bye week. Everyone knows how Andy Reid is the master of the post-bye game.

19) Atlanta Falcons (LW: 15) - Two straight road losses for a team that's just not very good on the road.

20) Miami Dolphins (LW: 19) - Bye week. Next up for Miami is a home game against the Pack.

21) Chicago Bears (LW: 13) - Two straight losses for Chi-town. Don't look now but the Bears are in last place of the NFC North.

22) Pittsburgh Steelers (LW: 22) - Beating the Jaguars by only eight points (and only scoring 17) isn't too much of an accomplishment.

23) New Orleans Saints (LW: 25) - Still not very impressed by this Saints team. They almost blew the game to the Buccaneers. The Saints have allowed the fourth most points in the NFL. Jairus Byrd, who was placed on injured reserve last week, has been a massive free agent bust.

24) Cleveland Browns (LW: 27) - It looked like Cleveland was headed to 1-3 before they pulled off the largest comeback by a road team in NFL history.

25) St. Louis Rams (LW: 24) - The Rams looked like they were going to get blown out before scoring 21 unanswered points. St. Louis couldn't muster the comeback. Quarterback Austin Davis has shown some encouraging signs.

26) Minnesota Vikings (LW: 23) - It goes without saying that the Vikes should be better off with Teddy Bridgewater than Christian Ponder.

27) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (LW: 28) - The Buccaneers entered their Week 5 game as 11 point road underdogs and almost upset New Orleans. The Bucs took the Saints to overtime and have shown some improvement in the last two weeks.

28) Washington Redskins (LW: 29) - Washington dropped to 1-4 with a loss to the defending champs. Give credit DC for playing it tough, but the reality is Washington is staring 1-5 right in the face with a trip out to Arizona on short rest.

29) Tennessee Titans (LW: 30) - The Titans blew a chance at winning their first game since Week 1. At least they showed some life.

30) New York Jets (LW: 26) - Geno Smith was benched for Michael Vick. That makes this GIF is even more relevant. Smith will apparently remain the starter moving forward, however.

31) Oakland Raiders (LW: 31) - Tony Sparano has taken over as the interim head coach out in Oakland. Good luck, Raiders.

32) Jacksonville Jaguars (LW: 32) - The Jaguars only lost by eight points! Progress?!

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