Ron Glover’s Week 7 NFL Power Rankings: The Atlanta Falcons remain at the top, the G-Men are on the move
The Atlanta Falcons remain the NFL’s lone unbeaten. The Bears, Giants, Ravens and 49ers are in the hunt for the top spot.
The Seattle Seahawks and Washington Redskins are moving up in the rankings. While the Philadelphia Eagles and San Diego Chargers are on the decline.
The Falcons triplets have a tough month ahead.
1. Atlanta Falcons (6-0) – The Eagles, Cowboys and Saints are lined up for the Dirtys after this week’s bye.
2. New York Giants (4-2) – A season-defining win for the Giants on Sunday. But they are far from finished.
3. Baltimore Ravens (5-1 ) – If this team can make the playoffs without Ray Lewis, Terrell Suggs and possibly Haloti Ngata, John Harbaugh should be a COY candidate.
4. Chicago Bears (4-1) – The Bears face a suddenly confident Detroit Lions squad on Monday night.
5. Houston Texans (5-1) – No time for the Texans to feel sorry for themselves. The Ravens await.
6. Minnesota Vikings (4-2) – No shame in getting handled by RG3, there will be more victims. Arizona, Tampa and Seattle up next.
7. San Francisco 49ers (4-2) - Jim Harbaugh may want to keep an eye on Alex Smith.
8. Seattle Seahawks (4-2) – Even if you give Green Bay that win, Seattle’s defense has been just as impressive.
9. Green Bay Packers (3-3) – Is anyone out there still doubting Aaron Rodgers?
10. Denver Broncos (3-3) – Whether Phillip Rivers gift-wrapped Monday night’s comeback or not, Manning was impressive as hell.
11. Arizona Cardinals (4-2) – It’s all on John Skelton to keep this team’s division hopes alive.
12. New England Patriots (3-3) – These aren’t the same New England Patriots.
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Ryan Tannehill has progressed as the season has gone on.
13. Miami Dolphins (3-3) – Joe Philbin may doing the best coaching job this season.
14. Philadelphia Eagles (3-3) – Andy Reid is without a doubt doing the worst coaching job this season.
15. San Diego Chargers (3-3) – Norv Turner’s seat isn’t as hot as Reid’s, but it’s getting there.
16. Washington Redskins (3-3) – I’m looking forward to this Sunday’s matchup against the Giants.
17. Buffalo Bills (3-3) – The Bills got a split on their west coast trip. No one expected that. Could be 4-3 going into the bye week.
18. Detroit Lions (2-3) – Last week’s comeback win could go a long way in the Lions bouncing back.
19. St. Louis Rams (3-3) – The Rams are right in the NFC West mix.
20 Pittsburgh Steelers (2-3) – A banged up Steelers team goes into “The Jungle” Sunday to face the Bengals.
21. New York Jets (3-3) – It’ll be impressed when the Jets put up 35 on the Patriots.
22. Cincinnati Bengals (3-3) – The Bengals should have lost to the Browns in Week 2.
23. Dallas Cowboys (2-3) – One silver lining in Sunday’s loss was the offensive production. That doesn’t mean much to Jerry Jones.
24. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-3) – We need to see these numbers against better teams.
25. Indianapolis Colts (2-4) – The Browns, Titans and Dolphins are just what the Colts need.
26. Tennessee Titans (2-4) – Chris Johnson has played well in two of his last three. Let’s see what happens in Buffalo on Sunday.
27. New Orleans Saints (1-4) – Will Jonathan Vilma play against the Buccaneers?
28. Cleveland Browns (1-5) – The Browns finally win a close one.
29. Oakland Raiders (1-4) – The Raiders hung tough against the Falcons are were in a position to steal it.
30. Carolina Panthers (1-4) – Sunday’s game against the Cowboys could be a shootout.
31. Kansas City Chiefs (1-5) – The Chiefs are killing me!
32. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-4) – What do you want me to say?