NFL Power Rankings: Top 10 Teams Through Six Weeks

NFL Power Rankings: Top 10 Teams Through Six Weeks

Cole Paganelli
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NFL Power Rankings: Top 10 Teams Through Six Weeks

There were several matchups among elite teams in the NFL in Week Six, which could impact the seedings of those teams later in the year.

Those matchups also had an impact on this week's NFL power rankings, where several teams rose and fell based on their performances against fellow contenders.

10. Los Angeles Chargers

The Los Angeles Chargers were demolished on the road by the Baltimore Ravens in Week Six, failing to compete with Lamar Jackson and company from the start of that contest.

This was a bad spot for the Chargers, having to travel across the country to play in a game with an early start. But that was no excuse for the team's lack of fire after they were hit in the mouth from the beginning.

9. Cincinnati Bengals

The lone Ohio representative on this week's list, Cincinnati, had the second-best thing to a bye week in the NFL last week, as they were able to make quick work of the Detroit Lions on the road.

In their 34-11 win over the Lions, the Bengals gave up just 228 yards and outgained their opponent by 170 yards for the afternoon. Joe Burrow continues to impress, and Ja'Marr Chase's case for Offensive Rookie of the Year was only helped by this victory.

8. Tennessee Titans

Tennessee scored one of the most impressive victories of Week Six, outscoring the Buffalo Bills in a 34-31 thriller. Derrick Henry rushed for 143 yards and three touchdowns against a Buffalo defense that was number one in the league in yards per play allowed coming in.

While Tennessee's defense is still a concern, their offense is firing on all cylinders.

7. Green Bay Packers

The Green Bay Packers won a division game in Week Six, taking care of business on the road against the Chicago Bears. Aaron Rodgers only had 195 passing yards for the game, but the Packers' defense stepped up to prevent the Bears from getting anything going when they had possession.

6. Los Angeles Rams

Sean McVay and the Los Angeles Rams moved to 5-1 on the season when they beat the New York Giants 38-11 on the road. New York's offense had been flying high coming into that game, but the Rams' defense held them in check from start to finish.

Despite being 5-1, the Rams are still in second place in the NFC West behind the undefeated Cardinals.

5. Buffalo Bills

Buffalo had a four-game losing streak snapped on Monday Night Football by the Tennessee Titans. The Bills had a chance to win with the final possession of the game, but a slip by Josh Allen on a late quarterback sneak cost them dearly.

This result likely won't impact Buffalo's playoff candidacy but could come back to haunt them for seeding purposes later in the year.

4. Dallas Cowboys

There aren't many tougher tasks in sports than beating the New England Patriots in Foxborough, but that is what the Dallas Cowboys did this week.

They survived a slow start to the game offensively and some mistakes in their secondary en route to the win, scoring a walk-off touchdown in overtime to get the job done.

3. Baltimore Ravens

Baltimore was dominant in Week Six, demolishing the Chargers by a score of 34-6. Baltimore held one of the top offenses in the NFL to just 208 total yards, with the Ravens possessing the ball for over 38 minutes of the 60-minute game.

Lamar Jackson struggled in the win with two interceptions, but the Ravens didn't need anything near his best to dominate a fellow contender, which is scary for the rest of the AFC.

2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tampa Bay picked up their third straight win in Week 6, beating the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday Night Football. After the Eagles tied the game at 7-7 in the first quarter, the Buccaneers scored three straight touchdowns to put the game out of reach by the third quarter.

In Week Seven, the Bucs will look to avenge last year's loss to the Chicago Bears.

1. Arizona Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals were without their head coach and offensive play-caller in Kliff Kingsbury, on the road against the Cleveland Browns. But the Cardinals continued to roll on both sides of the ball, putting up 37 points and blowing out the Browns.

Kyler Murray threw four touchdown passes and has emerged as one of the front runners for this year's MVP award.

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