The seventh week of the NFL season has come and gone, leaving us with some surprising results and valuable lessons learned. In this week’s power rankings, we’ll take a closer look at each team’s performance and what it means for their chances in the league.
Starting off with the top teams, the Baltimore Ravens continue to dominate, securing their sixth straight win against the Seattle Seahawks. Quarterback Lamar Jackson is proving himself to be a force to be reckoned with, both on the ground and through the air. It’s clear that the Ravens are serious contenders for the Super Bowl title.
Another team making waves is the San Francisco 49ers, who have won six games in a row after their convincing victory over the Washington Redskins. Their defense is looking fierce, allowing only 10 points per game in their last four matches. With their strong running game and stifling defense, the 49ers are definitely a team to watch.
However, not all top teams had such success. The Kansas City Chiefs suffered a shocking loss to the Tennessee Titans, despite having quarterback Patrick Mahomes back from injury. The Chiefs’ defense struggled to contain Derrick Henry, who ran for over 180 yards and two touchdowns. This loss puts a dent in the Chiefs’ hopes for a first-round playoff bye.
Moving on to the middle of the pack, the Minnesota Vikings had a statement win against the Dallas Cowboys, thanks to a stellar performance from quarterback Kirk Cousins. He threw for over 300 yards and three touchdowns, solidifying his position as the team’s franchise quarterback. The Vikings’ defense also stepped up, limiting the Cowboys to just 10 points.
The Los Angeles Rams also made a comeback this week, defeating the Atlanta Falcons in a high-scoring match. Quarterback Jared Goff threw for over 300 yards and two touchdowns, while running back Todd Gurley II rushed for over 100 yards and a score. The Rams’ defense still needs work, but their offense is certainly capable of carrying them to victories.
At the bottom of the barrel, the Miami Dolphins finally got their first win of the season against the hapless Pittsburgh Steelers. While they still have a lot of work to do, rookie quarterback Josh Rosen showed promise, throwing for over 200 yards and two touchdowns. The Dolphins’ defense also played well, intercepting Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph twice.
Other struggling teams include the Detroit Lions, who fell to the Chicago Bears, and the Arizona Cardinals, who lost to the New York Giants. Both teams need to improve their offenses if they hope to turn their seasons around.
In conclusion, Week 7 of the NFL season has given us plenty of surprises and storylines to follow. The Ravens and 49ers are looking strong, while other top teams like the Chiefs and Cowboys need to regroup. The middle-of-the-pack teams like the Vikings and Rams are making strides, while the lower-ranked teams like the Dolphins and Cardinals still have a ways to go. One thing’s for sure – the rest of the season promises to be filled with excitement and drama.
Here are the full power rankings for Week 7:
1. Baltimore Ravens (6-1) 2. San Francisco 49ers (6-0) 3. Seattle Seahawks (5-2) 4. Green Bay Packers (6-1) 5. New Orleans Saints (5-1) 6. Minnesota Vikings (5-2) 7. Los Angeles Rams (4-3) 8. Dallas Cowboys (4-3) 9. Philadelphia Eagles (4-4) 10. Houston Texans (4-3) 11. Indianapolis Colts (4-2) 12. Kansas City Chiefs (5-2) 13. Tennessee Titans (4-3) 14. Denver Broncos (3-4) 15. Oakland Raiders (3-4) 16. Cleveland Browns (2-4) 17. T