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PFW NFL Power Rankings Week 6

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As is expected at this still-early point in the NFL season where the sample of stats remains relatively small, there was significant movement throughout this week's PFW Power Rankings based on the Wilson-Hart Power Index.

We'll start with the Patriots, who jumped up six spots to No. 8 overall thanks to Sunday night's impressive blowout of the previously No. 1-ranked Bengals in Foxborough. One week doesn't completely wipe away a month of suspect play, but New England made a nice step toward the top of the Index with its bounce back home effort.

While the Bengals dropped a couple spots thanks to their embarrassing road loss, San Diego now takes over sole possession of the No. 1 overall spot in the Index as the Chargers continue to play impressive football on both sides of the ball.

The Broncos also made a nice jump up the Index, moving nine slots to No. 5 overall. Denver's opponent in last February's Super Bowl is also on the move in the upward direction, Seattle working up eight spots to No. 6 overall as some of the NFL's expected elite begin to prove it statistically.

Detroit, thanks to missed field goals in a home loss to the Bills, made the biggest drop of the week by falling 13 spots to No. 16 overall. The Cardinals and Chiefs also fell double-digits in the Wilson-Hart rankings in just a week.

The bottom of the rankings are holding somewhat consistent with the Jaguars hanging on to No. 32 and the Raiders holding tight at No. 30. Patriots fans also probably enjoy seeing the Jets near the basement, dropping four spots with another loss to settle in at No. 31.

Check back next week for another look how the best and worst teams in the NFL are trending, at least statistically speaking.

RANK LAST WEEK DIFFERENCE TEAM RECORD POWER INDEX
1 1 same San Diego Chargers  4-1-0 3.500
2 7 up 5 Green Bay Packers  3-2-0 5.167
3 1 down 2 Cincinnati Bengals  3-1-0 6.333
4 3 down 1 Indianapolis Colts  3-2-0 8.167
5 14 up 9 Denver Broncos  3-1-0 9.000
6 9 up 3 Dallas Cowboys  4-1-0 9.667
6 14 up 8 Seattle Seahawks  3-1-0 9.667
8 14 up 6 New England Patriots 3-2-0 10.000
9 11 up 2 New York Giants  3-2-0 10.167
10 9 down 1 San Francisco 49ers  3-2-0 10.833
11 5 down 6 Baltimore Ravens  3-2-0 12.000
12 8 down 4 Houston Texans  3-2-0 12.667
13 23 up 10 Buffalo Bills  3-2-0 13.000
13 18 up 5 Pittsburgh Steelers  3-2-0 13.000
15 17 up 2 Carolina Panthers  3-2-0 13.500
16 3 down 13 Detroit Lions  3-2-0 13.667
17 6 down 11 Arizona Cardinals  3-1-0 14.000
18 20 up 2 Chicago Bears  2-3-0 16.500
18 24 up 6 Cleveland Browns  2-2-0 16.500
18 12 down 6 Philadelphia Eagles  4-1-0 16.500
21 18 down 3 Miami Dolphins  2-2-0 17.000
22 22 same Atlanta Falcons  2-3-0 17.833
23 12 down 11 Kansas City Chiefs  2-3-0 18.000
24 27 up 3 New Orleans Saints  2-3-0 22.333
25 21 down 4 Minnesota Vikings  2-3-0 23.500
25 29 up 4 Tennessee Titans  1-4-0 23.500
27 26 down 1 St. Louis Rams  1-3-0 23.667
28 25 down 3 Washington Redskins  1-4-0 24.500
29 31 up 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers  1-4-0 26.833
30 30 same Oakland Raiders  0-4-0 28.333
31 27 down 4 New York Jets   1-4-0 28.500
32 32 same Jacksonville Jaguars  0-5-0 30.833

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