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PFW NFL Power Rankings

Patriots Football Weekly's Andy Hart offers his PFW NFL Power Rankings heading into week seven based off of the Wilson-Hart power index.


Patriots Football Weekly has created a weekly Power Ranking based on the proprietary Wilson-Hart Power Index. The system uses the most important statistics in the game — those most closely associated to winning and losing — to rank all 32 NFL teams based on their performance to date this season.

The top three spots remain the same this week in the Wilson-Hart Power Index. Seattle and Kansas City maintained their winning ways, while New Orleans' last-second loss in New England wasn't enough to drop the Saints out of the No. 3 slot.

Really the top five spots held steady, as the Colts merely dropped out of a tie for third and into fourth with the tough road loss to the Chargers on Monday night.

Tennessee was one of the big fallers of the week, dropping from a tie for No. 5 all the way down to No. 11 thanks to a loss in Seattle.

The Patriots exciting win bumped Bill Belichick's squad up a spot to No. 7 overall, trailing right behind the still-undefeated Broncos.

The bottom of the Index was shuffled just a bit as Pittsburgh's first win pushed them up from No. 30 to No. 25. And the winless Giants and Jaguars swapped spots again, with Jacksonville returning to the basement.

The Rams were the team picking up the biggest gain in the rankings this week, jumping up 10 spots to No. 15 thanks to the efficient blowout of the Texans. On the other end of the spectrum, Oakland dropped seven places to No. 23 with the convincing loss to the Chiefs.

11sameSeattle Seahawks5-1-04.500
22sameKansas City Chiefs6-0-05.667
33sameNew Orleans Saints5-1-05.833
43down 1Indianapolis Colts4-2-07.500
55sameDetroit Lions4-2-09.000
67up 1Denver Broncos6-0-010.000
78up 1New England Patriots5-1-010.167
79up 2San Francisco 49ers4-2-010.167
99sameChicago Bears4-2-010.833
1011up 1Dallas Cowboys3-3-012.333
115down 6Tennessee Titans3-3-012.500
1218up 6Carolina Panthers2-3-012.667
1316up 3Philadelphia Eagles3-3-013.833
1414sameCincinnati Bengals4-2-014.000
1525up 10St. Louis Rams3-3-015.500
1612down 4Miami Dolphins3-2-015.667
1712down 5Cleveland Browns3-3-015.833
1715down 2Green Bay Packers3-2-015.833
1923up 4San Diego Chargers3-3-017.333
2018down 2Buffalo Bills2-4-017.833
2122up 1Baltimore Ravens3-3-019.000
2221down 1Arizona Cardinals3-3-019.167
2325up 2Atlanta Falcons1-4-020.500
2316down 7Oakland Raiders2-4-020.500
2530up 5Pittsburgh Steelers1-4-021.167
2620down 6Minnesota Vikings1-4-021.500
2728up 1Tampa Bay Buccaneers0-5-022.167
2824down 4New York Jets3-3-022.833
2927down 2Washington Redskins1-4-023.833
3029down 1Houston Texans2-4-026.000
3132up 1New York Giants0-6-030.000
3231down 1Jacksonville Jaguars0-6-030.167

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