The Depth Chart: 2013 NFL Week 6 Power Rankings

October 8th, 2013 - 7:27 pm

Here’s a look at my NFL power rankings for Week 6 of the 2013 season.

RANK. TEAM NAME (PREVIOUS RANK)(RECORD)

  1. Denver Broncos (1)(5-0) — Outlasted a feisty Dallas team; Manning continues to sizzle.
  2. New Orleans Saints (4)(5-0) — Started slow but picked up steam and put away the Bears.
  3. Indianapolis Colts (5)(4-1) — Knocking off big teams this year – 49ers and Seahawks – this team is for real.
  4. Seattle Seahawks (2)(4-1) — Couldn’t pull off the road victory over the Colts.
  5. San Francisco 49ers (6)(3-2) — Crushed the Texans at home.
  6. Kansas City Chiefs (7)(5-0) — Somehow, still undefeated. Knocked off a decent Titans team.
  7. New England Patriots (3)(4-1) — Lost their first game against a struggling Bengals team.
  8. Green Bay Packers (10)(2-2) — Pounded the Calvin Johnson-less Detroit Lions at home.
  9. Baltimore Ravens (13)(3-2) — Outlasted the Dolphins in a close battle decided by a field goal.
  10. Chicago Bears (8)(3-2) — Just didn’t have the firepower to compete with the Saints. Too many mistakes.
  11. Cincinnati Bengals (12)(3-2) — Delivered a first loss to the Patriots but didn’t look so good in doing so.
  12. Miami Dolphins (9)(3-2) — Lost a close one to the Ravens.
  13. Detroit Lions (11)(3-2) — Without Calvin Johnson, they just didn’t have the firepower to knock off the Packers.
  14. Houston Texans (14)(2-3) — Were absolutely dismantled by the 49ers. Matt Schaub is in a deep funk.
  15. Dallas Cowboys (18)(2-3) — Went toe to toe with the Broncos and almost knocked them out. Then the real Tony Romo showed up and gave the game away.
  16. Philadelphia Eagles (20)(2-3) — In a battle between bad NFC East teams, they outlasted the winless Giants.
  17. St. Louis Rams (22)(2-3) — Picked up a free win against one of the worst teams ever assembled, the Jaguars.
  18. Cleveland Browns (23)(3-2) — Perhaps the last time they’ll be above .500 this season, they took out the Bills but lost their QB.
  19. San Diego Chargers (16)(2-3) — Lost a late nighter against the Raiders. Kind of a bipolar team.
  20. Tennessee Titans (17)(3-2) — Minus their QB, they couldn’t knock off the undefeated Chiefs.
  21. Arizona Cardinals (25)(3-2) — Destroyed the Panthers at home.
  22. New York Jets (27)(3-2) — Impressive road victory over a good, yet struggling Falcons team.
  23. Atlanta Falcons (15)(1-4) — Too many injuries piling up for this team. Season spinning out of control.
  24. Buffalo Bills (19)(2-3) — Got off to a good start but couldn’t hold on against the Browns.
  25. Oakland Raiders (28)(2-3) — Nice divisional victory over the Chargers.
  26. Washington Redskins (21)(1-3) — Had the bye week to shore things up.
  27. Carolina Panthers (24)(1-3) — This team just doesn’t have much offense.
  28. Minnesota Vikings (26)(1-3) — Vikings rested this week after their game in London; picked up Josh Freeman.
  29. Pittsburgh Steelers (30)(0-4) — Can they recuperate after their bye week?
  30. New York Giants (29)(0-5) — Unbelievably bad this year. Problems on both lines.
  31. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (31)(0-4) — All sorts of issues going on in Florida. Not sure they can rebound this year.
  32. Jacksonville Jaguars (32)(0-5) — Can this team go winless? Opened this week as 28-point underdogs to the Broncos.