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NFL POWER RANKINGS: Where every team stands heading into Week 7

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 2021-10-21
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Matthew Stafford.
  • The Arizona Cardinals are the last remaining undefeated team in the NFL.
  • The Detroit Lions are already looking to next season.
  • Check out our Power Ranking for Week 7 of the NFL season in full below.
32. Detroit Lions
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Jared Goff.

Record: 0-6

Week 6 result: Lost to the Bengals, 34-11

Week 7 opponent: at Los Angeles Rams

One thing to know: The Lions are the last remaining winless team in the NFL, and this week travel to Los Angeles to face the Rams and former quarterback Matthew Stafford, who has very clearly won the breakup with Detroit. This looks like it won't be a very fun homecoming for former Rams quarterback Jared Goff.

31. Miami Dolphins
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Brian Flores.

Record: 1-5

Week 6 result: Lost to the Jaguars, 23-20

Week 7 opponent: vs. Atlanta Falcons

One thing to know: There were reports this week that the Dolphins were working towards a deal to trade for Deshaun Watson. At 1-5, it's unclear how the move would help them.

30. Jacksonville Jaguars
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Urban Meyer.

Record: 1-5

Week 6 result: Beat the Dolphins, 23-20

Week 7 opponent: Bye

One thing to know: Urban Meyer got his first win as a head coach thanks to a bit of gutsy play-calling late in the fourth quarter on Sunday in London. Now Meyer has to prove he can win an NFL game in the United States.

29. New York Jets
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Zach Wilson.

Record: 1-4

Week 6 result: Bye

Week 7 opponent: at New England Patriots

One thing to know: The Jets are coming off a bye week which is a good thing, as Zach Wilson will need all the extra studying he can get in before facing this Patriots team. The last time Wilson faced a Belichick defense, he threw four interceptions.

28. New York Giants
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Joe Judge.

Record: 1-5

Week 6 result: Lost to the Rams, 38-11

Week 7 opponent: vs. Carolina Panthers

One thing to know: "I'm the head coach. It's my responsibility. Point blank. Every player on this field, every position group, the execution, it all comes down to me," Giants head coach Joe Judge said on Thursday .

Don't worry, coach, we were all already blaming you.

27. Houston Texans
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Davis Mills.

Record: 1-5

Week 6 result: Lost to the Colts, 31-3

Week 7 opponent: at Arizona Cardinals

One thing to know: Houston has managed just 15.3 points per game this season, second-worst in the NFL. This week they face Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals, who are putting up 32.3 points per game. This is going to be a long game for the Texans.

26. Atlanta Falcons
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Cordarrelle Patterson.

Record: 2-3

Week 6 result: Bye

Week 7 opponent: at Miami Dolphins

One thing to know: While the Falcons season hasn't gotten off to a great start, the ascendence of Cordarrelle Patterson has been a bright spot for the team and fantasy players alike.

25. Philadelphia Eagles
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Jason Kelce.

Record: 2-4

Week 6 result: Lost to the Buccaneers, 28-22

Week 7 opponent: at Las Vegas Raiders

One thing to know: Between the return of right tackle Lane Johnson and some fighting words from center Jason Kelce , it's been a pretty good week for the Eagles' offensive line.

24. Washington Football Team
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Chase Young.

Record: 2-4

Week 6 result: Lost to the Chiefs, 31-13

Week 7 opponent: at Green Bay Packers

One thing to know: Through 40 minutes of action last week, the Washington defense held Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs to just 10 points. But after giving up 21 points in the last 20 minutes of action, it's clear they still have a ways to go before reaching the dominance that was expected of them at the start of the season.

23. Indianapolis Colts
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Carson Wentz.

Record: 2-4

Week 6 result: Beat the Texans, 31-3

Week 7 opponent: at San Francisco 49ers

One thing to know: The Colts have now won two of their past three, with their one loss being an overtime effort against the Ravens. After a rough start to the season, the Colts could hit their stride and potentially contend with the Titans for the AFC South title.

22. San Francisco 49ers
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Jimmy Garoppolo.

Record: 2-3

Week 6 result: Bye

Week 7 opponent: vs. Indianapolis Colts

One thing to know: Jimmy Garoppolo should be back under center for the 49ers this week after missing time due to a calf injury. He'll need a solid performance if he's to keep the starting job moving forward this year.

21. Seattle Seahawks
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Geno Smith.

Record: 2-4

Week 6 result: Lost to the Steelers, 23-20

Week 7 opponent: vs. New Orleans Saints

One thing to know: Geno Smith played admirably in relief of Russell Wilson last weekend, playing the Seahawks into overtime. That said, it was a fumble from Smith in the extra period that ultimately cost Seattle the game. Backup quarterback is a tough job.

20. Chicago Bears
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Justin Fields.

Record: 3-3

Week 6 result: Lost to the Packers, 24-14

Week 7 opponent: at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

One thing to know: Rookie Justin Fields has struggled a bit since taking over the starting role in Chicago, completing less than 60% of his passes over the past two weeks. He'll need to improve on that if the Bears are to have any shot at beating the Buccaneers on Sunday.

19. New England Patriots
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Mac Jones.

Record: 2-4

Week 6 result: Lost to the Cowboys, 35-29

Week 7 opponent: vs. New York Jets

One thing to know: The Patriots lost a back-and-forth affair against the Cowboys on Sunday, marking the team's fourth straight home loss to open up the season. In his two decades with the Patriots, Tom Brady never lost four straight home games.

18. Denver Broncos
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Tim Patrick.

Record: 3-3

Week 6 result: Lost to the Raiders, 34-24

Week 7 opponent: at Cleveland Browns

One thing to know: The Broncos have now lost three straight after jumping out to a surprisingly hot 3-0 start. Maybe a bounce-back game against an injured Browns team can get them back on track.

17. Minnesota Vikings
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Kirk Cousins.

Record: 3-3

Week 6 result: Beat the Panthers, 34-28

Week 7 opponent: Bye

One thing to know: The Vikings have won three of their last four and now have an extra week of rest heading into a Sunday night showdown on Halloween against the Dallas Cowboys. A statement win over America's Team could vault Minnesota into being viewed as potential postseason contenders.

16. Pittsburgh Steelers
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Mike Tomlin.

Record: 3-3

Week 6 result: Beat the Seahawks, 23-20

Week 7 opponent: Bye

One thing to know: After a dismal 1-3 start to the season, the Steelers have now won two straight and have games against the Browns, Bears, and Lions next on the schedule. Head coach Mike Tomlin has never had a losing season and doesn't plan on starting now.

15. Cleveland Browns
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Baker Mayfield.

Record: 3-3

Week 6 result: Lost to the Cardinals, 37-14

Week 7 opponent: vs. Denver Broncos

One thing to know: Baker Mayfield will miss Thursday night's game against the Broncos due to a shoulder injury, meaning backup Case Keenum will be under center for the Browns.

14. Carolina Panthers
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Matt Rhule.

Record: 3-3

Week 6 result: Lost to the Vikings, 34-28

Week 7 opponent: at New York Giants

One thing to know: The Panthers placed running back Christian McCaffrey on the IR this week, meaning he'll miss at least three more games. Not a great development for a team that has lost three straight.

13. New Orleans Saints
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Wil Lutz.

Record: 3-2

Week 6 result: Bye

Week 7 opponent: at Seattle Seahawks

One thing to know: Kicker Wil Lutz is set to return from the IR and should be back on the field either this week or next for the Saints. It's a happy reunion for New Orleans, who have hit just one of four field goals this season and missed two extra points just last week.

12. Cincinnati Bengals
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Ja'Marr Chase.

Record: 4-2

Week 6 result: Beat the Lions, 34-11

Week 7 opponent: at Baltimore Ravens

One thing to know: Rookie wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase has already established himself as one of the best in the NFL, with his 553 yards and five touchdowns both good for top-5 in the league.

11. Las Vegas Raiders
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Rich Bisaccia.

Record: 4-2

Week 6 result: Beat the Broncos, 34-24

Week 7 opponent: vs. Philadelphia Eagles

One thing to know: The Raiders brushed off the sudden departure of head coach Jon Gruden with a gutsy win over the Broncos last week. Interim head coach Rich Bisaccia said the hardest part of the weekend was figuring out how to work the headset.

10. Tennessee Titans
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Derrick Henry.

Record: 4-2

Week 6 result: Beat the Bills, 34-31

Week 7 opponent: vs. Kansas City Chiefs

One thing to know: Derrick Henry leads the NFL with 783 rushing yards on the season. The next closest man is 260 yards behind him. It's been nearly a decade since a running back won MVP, but Henry could make a push for the honor this year .

9. Kansas City Chiefs
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Patrick Mahomes.

Record: 3-3

Week 6 result: Beat the Washington Football Team, 31-13

Week 7 opponent: at Tennessee Titans

One thing to know: Kansas City has one of the worst rushing defenses in the league , and this week goes up against Derrick Henry and the Tennessee Titans. Patrick Mahomes is going to need another heroic effort to keep pace.

8. Los Angeles Chargers
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Justin Herbert.

Record: 4-2

Week 6 result: Lost to the Ravens, 34-6

Week 7 opponent: Bye

One thing to know: Just as the Chargers were beginning to look like Super Bowl contenders, they put up an absolute clunker against the Ravens. Was it a fluke? Or is Baltimore just that good? We might get a rematch in the AFC playoffs to find out.

7. Dallas Cowboys
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Trevon Diggs.

Record: 5-1

Week 6 result: Beat the Patriots, 35-29

Week 7 opponent: Bye

One thing to know: Trevon Diggs now has seven interceptions on the year, including at least one pick in every game. Individually, he's picked off more balls than 27 of the 31 teams in the NFL that aren't the Dallas Cowboys. Not too shabby.

6. Green Bay Packers
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Aaron Rodgers.

Record: 5-1

Week 6 result: Beat the Bears, 24-14

Week 7 opponent: vs. Washington Football Team

One thing to know: Aaron Rodgers now owns the Chicago Bears . Congratulations on his purchase.

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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Tom Brady.

Record: 5-1

Week 6 result: Beat the Eagles, 28-22

Week 7 opponent: vs. Chicago Bears

One thing to know: Somehow, at the age of 44, Tom Brady is off to the hottest start of his career, leading the NFL in passing yards and trailing only Patrick Mahomes in passing touchdowns. If he wins NFL MVP this year , he'd be the oldest man to win the award by seven years.

4. Buffalo Bills
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Josh Allen.

Record: 4-2

Week 6 result: Lost to the Titans, 34-31

Week 7 opponent: Bye

One thing to know: Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills got stuffed on a crucial fourth down late against the Titans. Even though the play ended with the Bills losing, it was still the right call .

3. Los Angeles Rams
Matthew Stafford.

Record: 5-1

Week 6 result: Beat the Giants, 38-11

Week 7 opponent: vs. Detroit Lions

One thing to know: The Rams and Lions swapped quarterbacks in the biggest trade of the NFL offseason . So far, Los Angeles is happy with how the deal went down.

2. Baltimore Ravens
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Lamar Jackson.

Record: 5-1

Week 6 result: Beat the Chargers, 34-6

Week 7 opponent: vs. Cincinnati Bengals

One thing to know: Lamar Jackson is a top-10 passer in the league. He also has more rushing yards than all but six running backs in the NFL. Don't be surprised if he winds up lifting his second MVP trophy and the end of the year.

1. Arizona Cardinals
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Kyler Murray.

Record: 6-0

Week 6 result: Beat the Browns, 37-14

Week 7 opponent: vs. Houston Texans

One thing to know: The Cardinals are the last unbeaten team in the NFL, and don't look to be slowing down any time soon. Should they take care of business against the Texans this week, the Packers loom for a Thursday night showdown to kick off Week 8. Should be a good one.

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