Week 7 of the 2019 NFL regular season schedule is officially in the books. Now it’s time to see how all 32 teams stack up heading into Week 6. For reference purposes, here is a link back to last week’s NFL Power Rankings.
BLG’S WEEK 8 NFL POWER RANKINGS
1 - New England Patriots (Last Week: 1) - The Pats have paired Tom Brady with a dominant defense. Must be nice.
2 - New Orleans Saints (LW: 2) - The Saints have gone 5-0 without Drew Brees, who could be returning very soon.
3 - San Francisco 49ers (LW: 3) - They didn’t score a touchdown but they didn’t need to because their defense is good enough to pitch a shutout.
4 - Green Bay Packers (LW: 4) - Aaron Rodgers is heating up: five touchdown passes and a perfect 158.3 passer rating in Week 7. The Packers are pretty scary when he’s rolling.
5 - Baltimore Ravens (LW: 8) - Lamar Jackson is good and fun. The new and improved Michael Vick.
6 - Indianapolis Colts (LW: 12) - You really have to love what Frank Reich has done with this team. Andrew Luck’s sudden retirement hasn’t stopped the Colts from taking the AFC South lead.
8 - Seattle Seahawks (LW: 5) - The Seahawks’ home field advantage isn’t what it used to be; they’re 2-2 at CenturyLink this season. Their wins over Cincy and LAR only came by one point. They’ve been outscored by 20 combined points in their two losses.
9 - Minnesota Vikings (LW: 13) - Kirk Cousins is beating up on some bad teams, as he’s wont to do.
10 - Carolina Panthers (LW: 9) - The Panthers return from their bye to play on the road against an undefeated San Francisco squad. Kyle Allen’s biggest test to date.
11 - Houston Texans (LW: 6) - Houston had a chance to prove they’re truly the team to beat in the AFC South but they failed.
12 - Buffalo Bills (LW: 11) - The Bills are 5-1 but they were in position to go down 12 points to Miami at home before needing a comeback to win. A little shaky.
13 - Los Angeles Rams (LW: 14) - Atlanta’s terrible defense is just what a struggling Jared Goff needed to get back on track. Having Jalen Ramsey sure didn’t hurt the Rams’ chances of winning this game, either.
14 - Dallas Cowboys (LW: 17) - The Cowboys ended their three-game losing streak with a much-needed win over Philly. Dallas is in the driver’s seat for the NFC East lead.
15 - Jacksonville Jaguars (LW: 18) - Gardner Minshew is 3-3 as a starter and he’s thrown 10 touchdowns to just two interceptions.
16 - Detroit Lions (LW: 10) - The Lions haven’t been able to overcome the bad luck they’ve had this season. Now they sit last in a very competitive NFC North.
17 - Chicago Bears (LW: 15) - Mitchell Trubisky ain’t it. The Bears should trade for Nick Foles.
18 - Philadelphia Eagles (LW: 16) - The Eagles didn’t show up for the most important game of the 2019 NFL season in terms of playoff leverage. This is a below average football team in all phases right now.
19 - Pittsburgh Steelers (LW: 19) - They return from their bye to host Miami so they should be able to get to 3-4.
20 - Arizona Cardinals (LW: 26) - Don’t look now but the Cards are on a three-game win streak. It sure helps that they’ve played three of the worst teams in the league: Atlanta, Cincy, and NYG. Still, progress.
21 - Tennessee Titans (LW: 23) - They easily could’ve lost to the Bolts ... but they didn’t. Ryan Tannehill is 1-0 as the Titans’ starter.
23 - Denver Broncos (LW: 21) - The Broncos are 2-5 and there are rumors of them being sellers prior to the NFL trade deadline. That’d be the smart move for them.
24 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers (LW: 24) - The Bucs return from their bye to play in Tennessee. They’ll need Jameis Winston to rebound from his five interception, two fumble performance in London.
25 - Cleveland Browns (LW: 25) - The Browns return from their bye to play in Foxborough. Will be tough to not fall to 2-5. Hence why they’re a perfect fit at this spot.
26 - Los Angeles Chargers (LW: 22) - Down three points with 34 seconds left in the game, the Chargers had 1st-and-goal from the 1-yard line. Naturally, they fumbled and lost. You can’t possibly get any more Chargers than that.
28 - New York Giants (LW: 28) - Daniel Jones since Week 4: four touchdown passes, seven interceptions, and three fumbles. The rookie quarterback is on the struggle bus.
29 - Atlanta Falcons (LW: 29) - Fourth worst point differential in the NFL and now Matt Ryan is banged up so it should only be getting worse. Does Dan Quinn get fired during the season or after?
30 - Cincinnati Bengals (LW: 30) - Andy Dalton is 18-31-1 since the start of the 2016 season. Time to move on.
31 - Washington Redskins (LW: 31) - Case Keenum attempted just 12 passes in a game that Washington never led. Washington dropped to 1-6 but, hey, at least they established the run!
32 - Miami Dolphins (LW: 32) - Not unlike the Sam Hinkie Sixers, the Dolphins are at least showing some effort while tanking.