Week 6 showed just how wide of a gap there is between the good teams and the bad teams in the NFL. The average margin of victory was more than 20 points, as most of the bottom teams in the rankings stayed at the bottom. Here are the rankings.
1. New Orleans Saints (7-0) – Coming back from a huge deficit does nothing but add fuel to the fire that the Saints are the best team in the league.
2. Denver Broncos (6-0) – Another game that the Broncos go into with something to prove. Many believe that the Ravens D will be too much for Orton to handle….I don’t think so.
3. Indianapolis Colts (7-0) – Unless the Colts are the only undefeated team after the week, they will never be #1 because of their easy schedule.
4. Minnesota Vikings (6-1) – Setback loss to the Steelers, but like I said before, it’s not like a team is going undefeated.
5. New England Patriots (5-2) – Big game coming up with arch rival Indianapolis after the bye.
6. Pittsburgh Steelers (5-2) – The champs look to be back on track with a big win over the Vikings.
7. Cincinnati Bengals (5-2) – A dominating win for the Bengals, and I bet Da Bears wished they would have gave Cedric Benson another chance.
8. New York Giants (5-2) – Two losses in a row would usually drop a team out of my top 10, but come on, it’s the Giants.
9. Philadelphia Eagles (4-2) – A win against the Redskins doesn’t mean much to me, but a win is a win.
10. Arizona Cardinals (4-2) – The Cards are back. That’s if the defense can do what they did Sunday night on a consistent basis.
12. Baltimore Ravens (3-3) – A loss to the Broncos this week could really hurt this team’s playoff chances.
13. Atlanta Falcons (4-2) – Big game with the Saints coming up on Monday night. A loss could make New Orleans the NFC South champs.
14. Houston Texans (4-3) – Nice win on Sunday, but still no playoffs.
15. Dallas Cowboys (4-2) – The Cowboys win one game and everyone goes crazy. This still isn’t a playoff team.
16. New York Jets (4-3) – They needed that win to stay afloat in the AFC.
17. Chicago Bears (4-3) – 2 of the 3 losses by Da Bears are because of Cutler.
18. San Francisco 49ers (3-3) – Alex Smith needs to do what he did on Sunday for a full game.
19. San Diego Chargers (3-3) – Beating the Chiefs means nothing. My opinion of this team stays the same.
20. Miami Dolphins (2-4) – The defense blew a great game by the Dolphins offense, which could have been a huge upset win.
21. Jacksonville Jaguars (3-3) – Something tells me that this team will be lower next week.
22. Buffalo Bills (3-4) – The Bills are a team 7 weeks into the season that still haven’t found their identity.
23. Carolina Panthers (2-4) – Carolina plays a Cardinals team that humiliated them last year in the playoffs. And also started the rapid fall of Jake Delhomme.
24. Oakland Raiders (2-5) – I think Oakland will somehow find a way to beat the Chargers next week, but it won’t be pretty.
25. Seattle Seahawks (2-4) – They need a win against the Cowboys this week. I think they could get it if the defense plays to its potential.
Nothing changes for the teams at the bottom of the barrel
26. Cleveland Browns
27. Kansas Chiefs
28. Detroit Lions
29. Washington Redskins
30. Tennessee Titans
31. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
32. St. Louis Rams