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Pro Football Weekly’s Week 6 power rankings

October 10, 2018
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Rank / Team / 2018 Record / The Skinny 1. Rams (5-0) — Can they break Denver's 2013 record of 13 30-point games? (5-for-5 so far.) 2. Chiefs (5-0) — Performance the defense needed, but tougher assignments await 3. Panthers (3-1) — Getting healthy and showing some offensive firepower suddenly 4. Saints (4-1) — Schedule is brutal, but they have the firepower to hang with anyone 5. Jaguars (3-2) — Bortles made some of the worst throws you'll ever see at Arrowhead 6. Patriots (3-2) — Oh, they're back in first? Ho hum 7. Vikings (2-2-1) — Defense gets back-to-back rookie QBs before Brees, Stafford 8. Eagles (2-3) — Still can win NFC East readily, but it's going to be a grind 9. Chargers (3-2) — Philip Rivers basically toyed with Raiders' defense

Pro Football Weekly’s Power Rankings are updated every Tuesday during the NFL’s regular season and are intended to rank teams based on their talent and performance to date. Rankings will change each week because of personnel changes, injuries and performance, and a team’s ranking in any given week has no impact on where they might rank in weeks to come. Rankings will fluctuate a great deal more the first few weeks of the season as teams seek their levels and schedules balance out. These are PFW’s Power Rankings entering Week 6 of the 2018 season.

Rank / Team / 2018 Record / The Skinny

1. Rams (5-0) — Can they break Denver’s 2013 record of 13 30-point games? (5-for-5 so far.)

2. Chiefs (5-0) — Performance the defense needed, but tougher assignments await

3. Panthers (3-1) — Getting healthy and showing some offensive firepower suddenly

4. Saints (4-1) — Schedule is brutal, but they have the firepower to hang with anyone

5. Jaguars (3-2) — Bortles made some of the worst throws you’ll ever see at Arrowhead

6. Patriots (3-2) — Oh, they’re back in first? Ho hum

7. Vikings (2-2-1) — Defense gets back-to-back rookie QBs before Brees, Stafford

8. Eagles (2-3) — Still can win NFC East readily, but it’s going to be a grind

9. Chargers (3-2) — Philip Rivers basically toyed with Raiders’ defense

10. Bears (3-1) — Let’s see if Nagy’s post-bye success trickles down from Andy Reid

11. Bengals (3-2) — That’s twice now defense has secured W with late TD

12. Ravens (3-2) — Suddenly breaking down in red zone: not a good development

13. Packers (2-2-1) — We’re here for Rodgers passive aggressively calling out McCarthy

14. Steelers (2-2-1) — Make-or-break game in Week 5? That’s where we’re at

15. Dolphins (3-2) — Adam Gase has to cook up some wizardry with this O-line

16. Titans (3-2) — Suffered the loss many critics felt was imminent

17. Washington (2-2) — What a strange team this is

18. Bucs (2-2) — Three of next four on road vs. dangerous passing games. Uh oh

19. Seahawks (2-3) — Really stung Rams with run game and play action

20. Browns (2-2-1) — Throw out 2H at Oakland and defense has been spectacular

21. Lions (2-3) — Can Ziggy come back and help out this defense a little?

22. Falcons (1-4) — Schedule softens up, but defense must stiffen

23. Jets (2-3) — Darnold-to-Robby is a thing now apparently

24. Cowboys (2-3) — Even Jerry Jones couldn’t help but call out the OT punt

25. Broncos (2-3) — Start Chad Kelly ... at linebacker? Run ‘D’ stinks

26. Texans (2-3) — Gave Dallas every possible chance to steal the game from them

27. Bills (2-3) — LeSean McCoy back? Made a few big plays in respectable win

28. Giants (1-4) — Late loss at Carolina reminiscent of Week 3 meltdown a year ago

29. Colts (1-4) — Frank Reich coaching well, but team is just shredded by injury

30. Raiders (1-3) — David Carr has had a few ghastly INTs this season

31. Cardinals (1-4) — Offense still too sporadic, but Rosen gives them a chance

32. 49ers (1-4) — Kind of hard to put Cards last anymore, you know?

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