NFL: Week Six NFL Power Rankings
By Steven Kriz
A Denver Broncos Loss means a new number one in the Week Six NFL Power Rankings. Who claims that top spot? Where did the Broncos wind up? Find out here.
Since my first NFL Power Rankings back in April, the number one spot has belonged to the defending Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos. After their first loss, how far did they fall? Who took their spot a top the rankings? What has changed since week five? It’s all here in your Week Six NFL Power Rankings:
1. Minnesota Vikings (2)
For the first time all year we welcome a new team to the number one spot. The last unbeaten team of the year is the Minnesota Vikings. It’s really hard to believe when you consider that Teddy Bridgewater and Adrian Peterson are both down with significant knee injuries. Right now it doesn’t seem to matter as the Vikings boast a swarming defense—a defense that could carry them all the way to the Super Bowl.
2. New England Patriots (3)
Tom Brady certainly didn’t waste any time in his return from suspension showing the world that he was back. He threw for more yards in the first half against the Browns then either Garappolo or Brissett did in any whole game. Rob Gronkowski also looked like his normal dominant self as well—funny how that works. The scariest part of the whole deal is that Gronk wasn’t the tight end on the receiving end of the touchdowns. It was Martellus Bennett who caught three scores. This is easily the best combination of tight ends that the Pats have had since they combined Gronk with Aaron Hernandez.
3. Green Bay Packers (4)
Aaron Rodgers didn’t have his best game ever, but one thing he did have—all day long to throw the ball. It teams can’t find a way to put pressure on Rodgers, the Packers are going to win a lot of games.
4. Pittsburgh Steelers (7)
Big Ben continued his assault on the NFL, making fantasy owners proud and happy. Sammie Coates has stepped in nicely for suspended WR Martavis Bryant, and the Steelers are rolling right now. The game to the Eagles certainly looks like the exception, and not the rule.