NFL power rankings updated every Tuesday.
- Green Bay Packers (6-0) Last week: 1
The Pack played their worst game of the season against San Diego yet still remain undefeated.
- New England Patriots (5-0) Last week: 2
Brady is playing 18-1 football again, and Gronk is the most valuable non-QB offensive weapon in the league.
- Denver Broncos (6-0) Last week: 3
Peyton leads the league in INTs (10), but the defense is arguably the most dominant in the NFL.
- Carolina Panthers (5-0) Last week: 5
Star LB Luke Keuchly’s return only further bolsters a top D that features one of the best corners in football, Josh Norman.
- Cincinnati Bengals (6-0) Last week: 4
This team has everything except an A-list QB. Dalton has improved immensely but the jury’s still out.
- Pittsburgh Steelers (4-2) Last week: 9
With Roethlisberger’s imminent return, the best receiver (Brown) and best running back (Bell) get their helmsman back.
- Atlanta Falcons (5-1) Last week: 6
Matty Ice, Julio Jones, and Devonta Freeman are playing Pro Bowl football, and the defense has improved under Quinn.
- Arizona Cardinals (4-2) Last week: 7
The offense is playing lights out and the defense is holding its own.
- New York Jets (4-1) Last week: 9
The defense rivals Denver for best in the league. Fitzpatrick is holding his own as best J-E-T-S QB since Pennington.
- Seattle Seahawks (2-4) Last week: 8
Not buying the decline of such a legendary defensive unit just yet. The offense, on the other hand, needs to improve.
- Philadelphia Eagles (3-3) Last week: *
Their front four looks great and the secondary has been able to generate turnovers. Bradford needs to simplify his play.
- Buffalo Bills (3-3) Last week: *
Rex has a solid defense, as always, but the Bills have yet to get prized offseason acquisition McCoy rolling offensively.
- San Diego Chargers(2-4) Last week: *
Rivers and Keenan Allen are on the same page, and Melvin Gordon has shown promise at tailback.
- New York Giants (3-3) Last week: *
The Giants have a penchant for regular season mediocrity and postseason success… a lowly NFC East will go a long way.
- New Orleans Saints (2-4) Last week: *
Brees and the offense looked sharp in their upset of undefeated Atlanta on Thursday night.
- Indianapolis Colts (3-3) Last week: *
This team features two things: a front four that can’t stop the run and an o-line that can’t keep Luck upright.
- Dallas Cowboys (2-3) Last week: *
This team is much better than 17th, but until Romo can return this is a middling team.
- Minnesota Vikings (3-2) Last week: *
Undoubtedly the worst team with a winning record. They don’t do anything exceptionally well.
- St. Louis Rams (2-3) Last week: *
Todd Gurley can do it all – he’s dominant between the tackles and in the open field.
- Miami Dolphis (2-3) Last week: *
There’s too much talent here to be below .500. New head coach Dan Campbell looks to build on 1-0 start.
- Detroit Lions (1-5) Last week: *
The Stafford-to-Megatron connection only took five weeks to materialize. Why it wasn’t always there is a mystery to me.
- Baltimore Ravens (1-5) Last week: *
The only bright spot right is 36-year-old Steve Smith’s “blood and guts” dismemberment of every secondary he faces.
- Kansas City Chiefs (1-5) Last week: *
The defense is elite, and the offense has all the parts to be successful – it just hasn’t come together.
- San Francisco 49ers (2-4) Last week: *
OC Geep Chryst needs to let Kaepernick run. 1,000-yard seasons on the ground should be Kaep’s norm.
- Washington Redskins (2-4) Last week: *
The ‘Skins will go as far as Cousins can take them – which is to say, not far.
- Oakland Raiders (2-3) Last week: *
It’s hard to say anything bad about this team. But there isn’t anything particularly great, either.
- Chicago Bears (2-4) Last week: *
The Bears are a deeply flawed team, but Cutler is decent enough to keep this team from completely bottoming out.
- Houston Texans (2-4) Last week: *
How much wood does a hard working cell signal surrogate have to chop to play on a team with an NFL-caliber QB?
- Cleveland Browns (2-4) Last week: *
Josh McCown is clearly better than Johnny Football. But does it matter?
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-3) Last week: *
Winston, who threw 18 picks against ACC defenses last year, is a turnover machine. Shocker.
- Tennessee Titans (1-4) Last week: *
Mariota looks fine in his rookie campaign. Trouble is, the Titans just aren’t any good.
- Jacksonville Jaguars (1-5) Last week: *
With the Royals World Series appearance last year, there’s no team in American sports more synonymous with losing.