Week Six Power Rankings (NFL)

Matt Breida

1. New England Patriots– Six weeks, six wins and a zero in the loss column. The Patriots defense continues to impress me this year. They’ve really carried this team early one this year. They sit at 6-0 for the first time since 2015. Thursday night was the best I had seen their offense look probably since the Steelers game in week one. It’s a few extra days off for the defending champs. Next week, they’ll be in East Rutherford to take on the Jets on Monday night to close out week seven.

2. New Orleans Saints– No Brees, the world was about to collapse, right? They’ve won every game without number nine on the field. They shocked us all with a big win in Seattle, they hand the Cowboys their first loss, then last week, they keep the ball moving with a win over Tampa Bay. People tend to forget that Teddy Bridgewater is a former starting quarterback and he’s shown why he’s the highest paid back up in the league. Today, they look to keep winning with a win in Jacksonville.

3. Green Bay Packers– I’m loving this style of Packers football. Last week in Dallas, they leaned on their running game and defense to get them the victory. This is the best team in the NFC right now and if they hold up this way, the road to Miami in the conference could travel through Lambeau Field. I wasn’t too worried about them being without Davante Adams because I knew they’d implement another gameplan and they did. This is their best start in some years.

4. San Francisco 49ers– The only undefeated team in the NFC. When they’re focused and dominate on both sides of the football like they did on Monday night against the Browns, their defense is getting after the ball and creating turnovers. Today will show us how real they are when they face the Los Angeles Rams who are desperate for a win themselves.

5. Kansas City Chiefs– They dropped, but nothing too crazy. Last week was the worst they had looked since Mahomes took over as starting quarterback but give the Colts credit, they kept Mahomes in the pocket and just dominated the Chiefs in every other phase of the football game. This is still the second-best team in the AFC so let’s not discredit them too much now. Today will mark the first matchup between Mahomes and Deshaun Watson.

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