ESPN's Power Rankings: "1. New England Patriots 2016 record: 5-1 Week 6 ranking: 2 Tom Brady is 2-0 since his return from a four-game suspension and now he gets a Steelers team that will be without starting QB Ben Roethlisberger. Brady has not thrown an interception in his last five games against the Steelers, totaling 210 attempts in those games. 2. Minnesota Vikings 2016 record: 5-0 Week 6 ranking: 1 Sam Bradford was traded just before the season started, but that hasn't stopped him from developing an instant chemistry with his passing options. He has a 70.4 completion percentage this season, best in the NFL. Bradford takes on the team that traded him this week. 3. Seattle Seahawks 2016 record: 4-1 Week 6 ranking: 5 The Seahawks have a great defense and great supporting cast, but when things get down to the nitty-gritty, that's when Russell Wilson really shines. He has 15 game-winning drives since entering the NFL, tied for second-most in the NFL in that time. 4. Dallas Cowboys 2016 record: 5-1 Week 6 ranking: 7 Dak Prescott might have to give way to Tony Romo following the Cowboys' Week 7 bye, but he probably shouldn't if you look at one key stat. Prescott's 84.7 Total QBR this season ranks second-best among all quarterbacks, trailing only Atlanta's Matt Ryan. 5. Denver Broncos 2016 record: 4-2 Week 6 ranking: 4 The Broncos got off to a good start with their quarterback play this season, but Paxton Lynch and Trevor Siemian have combined for a 17.4 Total QBR the past two weeks, worst in the NFL in that time. The Texans' pass rush awaits this Monday. 6. Atlanta Falcons 2016 record: 4-2 Week 6 ranking: 6 Matt Ryan has Julio Jones, a pair of tight ends and a pair of running backs to throw to this season, which has resulted in a big spike in his passing numbers. Ryan's 2,075 passing yards are 287 more than any other QB, and it's the most in Falcons history through six games. 7. Pittsburgh Steelers 2016 record: 4-2 Week 6 ranking: 3 Since Ben Roethlisberger became the team's starting quarterback, the Steelers are 12-9 in games not started by him, good for a .571 win percentage. It's not the .658 win percentage that Pittsburgh has with him starting, but it's good enough to keep the Steelers afloat if he's out for an extended period. 8. Buffalo Bills 2016 record: 4-2 Week 6 ranking: 16 The blocking that has led to the Bills averaging 211.8 rush yards per game the past four weeks has translated to the passing game. Tyrod Taylor is averaging an NFL-high 2.92 seconds before passing this season, giving him plenty of time to find a depleted group of receivers. 9. Washington Redskins 2016 record: 4-2 Week 6 ranking: 22 The Redskins have won four straight and eight of their past 10, and since that game in which Kirk Cousins asked an infamous question, Washington is 11-5. Cousins has thrown 32 touchdowns to nine interceptions in that span. 10. Green Bay Packers 2016 record: 3-2 Week 6 ranking: 9 If Aaron Rodgers doesn't seem himself recently, it's because he's not. Last season Rodgers set career lows in completion percentage and yards per attempt. He's performing worse in both categories this season, averaging 6.5 yards per attempt, fifth-worst in the NFL." - ESPN Stats & Information contributed the following information
Djack's Power Rankings: 1. New England Patriots 2016 record: 5-1 Week 6 ranking: 1 With Brady back at quarterback this team has shown no signs of rust and continue to dominate everyone in their path. Playing a Big Ben-less Steelers team this week that just let up 30 points to the Dolphins, Brady and company should have no problem picking up their third straight win this week. 2. Minnesota Vikings 2016 record: 5-0 Week 6 ranking: 3 The best defense in the league after Denver has shown signs of falling off these last few weeks. They've allowed just 12ppg this season and Bradford has elevated this offense to the point where they can put up 20 a game and win without having a running game to lead on. How long can they sustain that? I don't know, but no one seems to have an answer for the purple reign yet. 3. Seattle Seahawks 2016 record: 4-1 Week 6 ranking: 4 The Seattle defense was able to slow down the #1 offense in the league, proving once again it doesn't matter who you have on that side of the ball they will slow you down. The running game has reestablished itself, giving Wilson something to lean on making this offense just as good if not better than last year's 4. Dallas Cowboys 2016 record 5-1 Week 6 ranking: 8 This Dallas offensive line is the best line I've seen in my lifetime, they make every player around them better, and as long as they can keep bullying defensive fronts like they have, they'll keep winning. They say you win football games in the trenches and that's exactly what the Cowboys are doing. 5. Atlanta Falcons 2016 record 4-2 Week 6 ranking: 7 I thought this would be the game in which the Falcons fell apart and began to fall off. They did lose but they continued play very good football, this defense looks formidable, and the offense has clearly proven they can put yards and points up on anyone. I don't want to say the Falcons are real just yet because they carried out this mirage till week 8 last year so I'm not ready to buy into them just yet, but there's no denying they're playing great football. 6. Denver Broncos 2016 record: 4-2 Week 6 ranking: 5 This team is beginning to look more and more like the team I'd thought they'd be at the beginning of the season. Siemian is beginning to get exposed as more coaches gain more film on him, also this Broncos defense has not looked like they're normal dominant selves these past few weeks. Denver is on the decline for sure. 7. Kansas City Chiefs 2016 record: 3-2 Week 6 ranking: 9 This team plays sound fundamental football, they control the clock, and play great defense. One of the more boring teams in all of football, but they win games. Alex Smith is one of the more underrated quarterbacks in this league, he wins ball games at a very high clip, can't ask for much more out of your quarterback besides putting the team in a position to win. With Jamal Charles getting more and more involved in the offense this team will only get better. 8. Oakland Raiders 2016 record: 4-2 Week 6 ranking: 6 Despite a loss this week I still see this team making some noise this year. Derek Carr and this offense are the real deal, and once they get Latavius Murray back they'll be that much better. Jack Del Rio needs to figure out how to get this defense to play better though. The offense can score a lot of points, but the defense can't be letting up 30+ every week if they expect to make the playoffs. 9. Arizona Cardinals 2016 record: 3-3 Week 6 ranking: N/A I knew the Palmer injury would be a blessing in disguise, David Johnson is finally getting the touches he needs for this offense to be effective, and that was realized when he went off in Tampa when Palmer was out with a concussion. Palmer looked good in his first game back from his concussion. The Cardinals defense shut down the Jets offense showing that they're back to their elite defense status. Cardinals look to be coming back into Super Bowl contender form after a lot of people wrote them off after a rough start. 10. Buffalo Bills 2016 record 4-2 Week 6 ranking: N/A After an 0-2 start the Bills have now won 4 straight, I don't know how, but they have went from being a dumpster fire to the hottest teams in the league. I guess the firing of their offensive coordinator made all the difference because ever since the Bills offense has been flowing beautifully. Rex Ryan has this team playing great football and he may have them on the path to playoffs, something that has been foreign for Bills fans for the past 16 years.