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NFL Power Rankings Week 6: Patriots solid No. 1, Saints soar, Chiefs, Cowboys tumble

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The Patriots are the best in football right now, period. Pic credit: NFL/YouTube

Week 5 of the 2019 NFL schedule is now officially in the books. Once again it was another unpredictable wild ride as several NFL Las Vegas favorites tasted defeat.

Patriots still too good

Yawn. Wake me up when New England isn’t in the Top 5 of the power ranks. That may not be until 2030!

In the midst of passing Brett Favre as the No. 3 all-time passing leader, Tom Brady led the Patriots to an easy 33-7 win over the Washington Redskins on Sunday.

The Patriots aren’t just the No. 1 team because they are undefeated. New England is still head and shoulders above the rest of the league. Not only are they 5-0, they have scored 155 points which put them second in the league behind Baltimore, and they have only given up 34 points on defense.

That is less than a touchdown per game! It is still the Patriots world and we as fans just live in it.

Saints rolling, Dallas sputtering

The New Orleans Saints are still winning games – even without Drew Brees behind center.

Teddy Bridgewater led the Saints to another win on Sunday as New Orleans defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 34-27. The win improved New Orleans to 4-1 on the season and moved them into second place in this week’s power ranks.

Is there a reason to panic in Dallas or Kansas City?

Well, probably not in K.C., however, the Dallas Cowboys do not resemble a team that is supposed to be a real threat to win the 2020 Super Bowl.

The ‘Boys lost their second straight game, this time at home to the Green Bay Packers 34-24. Don’t let that final mislead you. This game was never close.

Dallas is now 3-2 after a 3-0 start to the season.

And how about the Chiefs? Yes, they are 4-1, but they have not looked good the last two weeks at all. They were lucky to beat the Lions two weeks ago and they got schooled at home by the Colts on Sunday night.

Their defense is certainly not a Super Bowl type defense – at least not yet. Both the Cowboys and Chiefs dropped several spots this week.

Here is a look at the Week 6 power rankings, along with each team’s current record.

  1. New England Patriots (5-0)
  2. New Orleans Saints (4-1)
  3. Green Bay Packers (4-1)
  4. Seattle Seahawks (4-1)
  5. San Francisco 49ers (4-0)
  6. Kansas City Chiefs (4-1)
  7. Los Angeles Rams (3-2)
  8. Philadelphia Eagles (3-2)
  9. Dallas Cowboys (3-2)
  10. Baltimore Ravens (3-2)
  11. Chicago Bears (3-2)
  12. Indianapolis Colts (3-2)
  13. Buffalo Bills (4-1)
  14. Detroit Lions (2-1-1)
  15. Minnesota Vikings (3-2)
  16. Carolina Panthers (3-2)
  17. Houston Texans (3-2)
  18. Oakland Raiders (3-2)
  19. Cleveland Browns (2-3)
  20. Los Angeles Chargers (2-3)
  21. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-3)
  22. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-3)
  23. Tennessee Titans (2-3)
  24. New York Giants (2-3)
  25. Denver Broncos (1-4)
  26. Pittsburgh Steelers (1-4)
  27. Arizona Cardinals (1-3-1)
  28. Atlanta Falcons (1-4)
  29. New York Jets (0-4)
  30. Cincinnati Bengals (0-5)
  31. Miami Dolphins(0-4)
  32. Washington Redskins (0-5)
Joseph Karbousky has been freelance writing since 2010 and enjoys covering a wide variety of topics, with his main focus on college and professional sports.... read more
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