ESPN's Power Ranking "1. New England Patriots 2016 record: 6-1 Week 7 ranking: 1 Tom Brady is completing 75.2 percent of his passes this season and has yet to throw an interception. When targeting his tight ends, he's completing 82 percent of his passes. New England travels to Buffalo for a Week 8 divisional grudge match. The Bills shut out the Patriots earlier this season, but Brady wasn't under center for that game and Rob Gronkowski wasn't 100 percent. 2. Seattle Seahawks 2016 record: 4-1-1 Week 7 ranking: 3 The Seahawks have lost only one game so far this season, but things are off in Seattle. For starters, the team is averaging only 3.1 yards per rush this season, second worst in the NFL. A trip to New Orleans could help the Seahawks get the running game back on track. 3. Denver Broncos 2016 record: 5-2 Week 7 ranking: 5 The Broncos moved into a tie with Oakland for the AFC West lead as well as improved to 5-2 after a victory over the Texans on Monday night. Denver is 5-1 with QB Trevor Siemian, who hasn't thrown an interception since Week 2. Siemian's one loss? The Chargers, whom Denver hosts in Week 8. 4. Dallas Cowboys 2016 record: 5-1 Week 7 ranking: 4 We'll find out soon if the Cowboys stick with Dak Prescott or go back to Tony Romo as the team's starting QB. The decision comes at a critical time for the Cowboys, as they could take a big lead in the NFC East with a win against the Eagles in Week 8. If Romo starts, keep in mind he has won five of his past six games against Philadelphia. 5. Minnesota Vikings 2016 record: 5-1 Week 7 ranking: 2 What a difference a week makes. The Vikings' unbeaten season ended at Philadelphia, and QB Sam Bradford's three turnovers sort of reminded us of, well, the old Sam Bradford. Can the Vikings get back on track Monday night against the 1-6 Bears? 6. Green Bay Packers 2016 record: 4-2 Week 7 ranking: 10 Green Bay picked up the win in Week 7, but how long can it survive with wide receivers playing running back? The Packers got seven yards from halfbacks, which worked against the Bears, but the host Falcons will provide a much tougher test this week. 7. Arizona Cardinals 2016 record: 3-3-1 Week 7 ranking: 13 The good news is the Cardinals haven't lost games and haven't committed a turnover in each of their past three games. But it could be tough to feel good after that Week 7 tie with Seattle. Arizona looks to get revenge on the Panthers in Carolina this week. 8. Pittsburgh Steelers 2016 record: 4-3 Week 7 ranking: 7 QB Landry Jones looked pretty good Sunday until the fourth quarter, when he went 9-of-20 passing. The Steelers' bye this week will give Ben Roethlisberger time to heal without missing a game, but Jones could be in line for a few more starts before Big Ben returns. 9. Kansas City Chiefs 2016 record: 4-2 Week 7 ranking: 11 The Chiefs continue to find ways to win, but does anyone fear them? They have a 4-2 record and the fourth-best turnover differential but only a plus-13 point differential. The Chiefs head to Indianapolis this week riding a two-game winning streak. 10. Atlanta Falcons 2016 record: 4-3 Week 7 ranking: 6 The Falcons still sit atop the NFC South despite losing two in a row but they need to stop the bleeding. A home game against the Packers, who have won three straight against Atlanta, and two tough road games (Bucs, Eagles) await the Falcons before their Week 11 bye." - Via ESPN Stats & Information contributed the following research.
Djack's Power Ranking 1. New England Patriots 2016 record: 6-1 Week 7 ranking: 1 The clear cut #1 team in the league and I don't think anyone is questioning that. The Patriots might not lose another game this season, in fact the question isn't will they make the Super Bowl, it's who will they play in the Super Bowl. Brady, Belichick, and the rest of this Patriot dynasty continue to steam roll the league, thanks Goodell. 2. Seattle Seahawks 2016 record: 4-1-1 Week 7 ranking: 3 Seattle got absolutely dominated by the Cardinals on Sunday Night Football, they're such a good team though that they managed to have the game end in a tie. The Cardinals had double everything in the offensive categories, it wouldn't matter since the Cardinals couldn't capitalize, the game ended in a tie but it was a win for Seattle after being outplayed for 60 minutes. 3. Minnesota Vikings 2016 record: 5-1 Week 7 ranking: 2 Vikings got exposed on Sunday, the type of exposure that could derail a season, luckily for them they have one of the best coaches in the league, and a very easy schedule the rest of the way. The Eagles are the best defensive front the Vikings will see for the rest of the season so I wouldn't expect for this offensive line to get manhandled again like they did on Sunday. The protection will be sufficient enough against bad pass rushes to keep this team wining, but once the playoffs come around the Vikings will probably be screwed. 4. Dallas Cowboys 2016 record: 5-1 Week 7 ranking: 4 Dallas had a bye last week, that means that they had time to get Dez and whoever else was feeling a little banged up healthy. The Cowboys schedule starts to get tougher now, will they be able to keep up this outstanding play, or will they come back down to earth. My guess is they come back down to earth. 5. Oakland Raiders 2016 record: 5-2 Week 7 ranking: 8 Raiders do is again, they pick up a big win in a game that everyone writes them off despite them being the better team win/loss wise. What is it going to take for the boys of the silver and black to get some respect in this league, Derek Carr is on his way to becoming an elite quarterback, and this offensive line is quietly becoming the best in the AFC. If the Raiders can play defense like they did last week, the sky is the limit for this young team. 6. Denver Broncos 2016 record: 5-2 Week 7 ranking: 6 Broncos had Brock Osweiler running home to his mommy after they bombarded him with a lethal pass rush all night long. This defense continues to prove that they can do everything in their power to make big plays to make things easier on their offense. The offense is going to be a problem against good teams that can actually put points up on the board, the Broncos need to pound the ball more with CJ Anderson, and start protecting Siemian better because the last thing they need is for Siemian to be fully exposed. 7.Pittsburgh Steelers 2016 record: 4-3 Week 7 ranking: N/A Steelers should've been in the power rankings last week, but I'm shot, and forgot about them putting the Bills over them like an asshole. Well despite the loss this week the Steelers are right back in my top 10 where they will remain the rest of the season. I know Big Ben is out and that's exactly why I'm not going to freak out about the Steelers losing without him. Once he's back the Steelers will be the second best team in the AFC again. 8. Kansas City Chiefs 2016 record: 4-2 Week 7 ranking: 7 The Chiefs without their superstar running back Jamal Charles, have had no problem continuing to run the ball and win games in classic Chief fashion. I love the way this team plays, good gritty defense that forces a lot of turnovers, and a rushing attack to wear down the other teams defense. I also want to say that Alex Smith has looked phenomenal this year, a very efficient mistake free QB. I bet the 49ers are kicking themselves. 9. Arizona Cardinals 2016 record: 3-3-1 Week 7 ranking: 9 Cardinals defense has looked ferocious lately, it didn't translate to a win since their kicker can't seem to make FG's that I know I could make. That tie was a rough one for them, they needed that division win over the Seahawks at home, and ultimately I think that'll be the game that cost them the division. On a side note, Palmer looks old, I don't think this team properly accounted for that coming into the season. 10. Philadelphia Eagles 2016 record: 4-2 Week 7 ranking: N/A I really don't know what to make of this Eagles team, the defense isn't the side of the ball with the question marks, it's the offense. The defense proves week in and week out that they might have the best pass rush/defensive front in the league. The offense on the other hand doesn't have a playmaker on the outside, I wouldn't call Jordan Matthews a playmaker, and Wentz is starting to look more like a rookie QB. If this offense can get things clicking the Eagles are one of the scarier teams in football.