Week 7 of the 2017 NFL regular season schedule is in the books. Now it's time to see where all 32 teams rank. For reference purposes, here is a link to last week's NFL Power Rankings.
BLG's WEEK 8 NFL POWER RANKINGS
1 - Philadelphia Eagles (Last Week: 1) - There should be no more doubt at this point. The Eagles literally have the best record in the NFL at 6-1. Carson Wentz is playing at an MVP level. The offense is balanced and efficient. The defense ranks No. 1 in stopping the run. From there, the Eagles can generate pressure and get after the quarterback. The Eagles are legitimately the best team in the NFL.
2 - Pittsburgh Steelers (LW: 3) - After beating the NFL’s only remaining undefeated team in Week 6, the Steelers returned home to beat a division rival by 15 points.
3 - New England Patriots (LW: 4) - I’ve already seen some outlets rank the Patriots at No. 1, which is ridiculous. Sure, the Pats have seemingly found their grove. No one is doubting they’re a good team. But that doesn’t change the fact they’ve also looked vulnerable at times this season, especially on defense.
4 - Kansas City Chiefs (LW: 2) - Two losses in a row for Kansas City. The Chiefs are having some troubles on defense.
5 - New Orleans Saints (LW: 5) - The Saints own the second longest winning streak in the NFL: four games in a row. New Orleans’ offense is back on defense and their defense is receiving a boost thanks to rookie cornerback Marshon Lattimore.
6 - Seattle Seahawks (LW: 8) - Seattle seems to be settling in after some early season struggles.
7 - Los Angeles Rams (LW: 9) - The Rams own the best point differential in the NFL. Sean McVay is doing a good job with that team. Jared Goff is a lot better than he was last year. Of course, it would’ve been hard for him to be worse.
8 - Buffalo Bills (LW: 11) - Advanced to 4-2 with a close win at home over the Bucs.
9 - Minnesota Vikings (LW: 16) - The Vikings are in a weird spot where they’re winning games but they’re not super threatening due to their quarterback situation.
10 - Jacksonville Jaguars (LW: 17) - The Jaguars own the second best point differential in the NFL. They’re a good team. If they could be more consistent, they’d be a great team. But that’s not likely to happen with Blake Bortles at quarterback.
11 - Green Bay Packers (LW: 6) - I didn’t majorly drop the Packers last week despite losing Aaron Rodgers. I wanted to see how they’d fare without him. They had a respectable showing but they’re obviously just not as good.
12 - Detroit Lions (LW: 12) - Bye week. Up next: a tough challenge against the Steelers on Sunday Night Football.
14 - Atlanta Falcons (LW: 10) - This team just doesn’t look the same with Kyle Shanahan gone. After averaging over 35 points per game in 2016, the Falcons only managed to score seven points in Foxborough.
15 - Houston Texans (LW: 15) - Bye week. Deshaun Watson’s next test is the Seahawks in Seattle.
16 - Miami Dolphins (LW: 21) - Three wins in a row for the Dolphins. They’re not winning pretty, but they’ve been able to get the job done. We’ll see how the Jay Cutler injury impacts things.
17 - Carolina Panthers (LW: 7) - Cam Newton isn’t so happy-go-lucky when things aren’t going Carolina’s way. Really bad loss for the Panthers. They didn’t even show up to a game they had 11 days to prepare for.
18 - Washington Redskins (LW: 14) - YOU LIKE THAT? Washington blew their opportunity to keep their NFC East hopes alive by losing to the Eagles on Monday night. Washington is a dealing with a number of injury issues as well.
19 - Denver Broncos (LW: 13) - The Broncos have managed to score a combined 10 points in their last two games. That’s awful. Who would’ve thought counting on bad quarterbacks would burn them?
20 - New York Jets (LW: 19) - The Jets are a respectable team. They fight hard and they’re better than people would expect. But they do have their limitations with Josh McCown under center.
21 - Los Angeles Chargers (LW: 24) - Don’t look now but the Chargers have won three in a row. Beating a division rival by 21-0 is a nice weekend.
22 - Oakland Raiders (LW: 27) - The Raiders really, really needed a win over the Chiefs to keep their season alive. It took some help from the refs and a last-second effort, but they got the job done.
24 - Chicago Bears (LW: 26) - Kudos to the Bears for winning back-to-back games for the first time since 2015. The only problem is that their model isn’t very sustainable. They’re not going to win with Mitchell Trubisky throwing SEVEN pass attempts. That’s some Tim Tebow stuff. Makes sense since John Fox is involved.
25 - Cincinnati Bengals (LW: 20) - The Bengals still aren’t good. They’re very much the Bengals.
26 - Arizona Cardinals (LW: 23) - So that Adrian Peterson revival lasted one week. The Cards got shut out by the Rams in L.A. by a final score of 33 to 0.
27 - Baltimore Ravens (LW: 25) - Joe Flacco has the lowest passer rating in the NFL among qualified quarterbacks. The Ravens’ offense is terrible and Baltimore is going nowhere fast.
28 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers (LW: 28) - Three losses in a row for the Bucs. They’ve been losing close games.
29 - New York Giants (LW: 29) - I know there were some Giants fans who thought the win in Week 6 over the Broncos meant they might be able to revive their season. Lol, nope.
30 - Indianapolis Colts (LW: 30) - The Colts are just a waste of time without Andrew Luck.
31 - San Francisco 49ers (LW: 31) - The 49ers broke their close game streak by getting blown out by the Cowboys. San Francisco’s defense has some real issues.
32 - Cleveland Browns (LW: 32) - Stuck at the bottom forever.