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PFW NFL Power Rankings Week 6

Patriots Football Weekly's Andy Hart offers his PFW NFL Power Rankings heading into week 6 based off of the Wilson-Hart power index.

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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.

RANKLAST WEEKDIFFERENCETEAMRECORDPOWER INDEX
11sameSan Diego Chargers4-1-03.500
27up 5Green Bay Packers3-2-05.167
31down 2Cincinnati Bengals3-1-06.333
43down 1Indianapolis Colts3-2-08.167
514up 9Denver Broncos3-1-09.000
69up 3Dallas Cowboys4-1-09.667
614up 8Seattle Seahawks3-1-09.667
814up 6New England Patriots3-2-010.000
911up 2New York Giants3-2-010.167
109down 1San Francisco 49ers3-2-010.833
115down 6Baltimore Ravens3-2-012.000
128down 4Houston Texans3-2-012.667
1323up 10Buffalo Bills3-2-013.000
1318up 5Pittsburgh Steelers3-2-013.000
1517up 2Carolina Panthers3-2-013.500
163down 13Detroit Lions3-2-013.667
176down 11Arizona Cardinals3-1-014.000
1820up 2Chicago Bears2-3-016.500
1824up 6Cleveland Browns2-2-016.500
1812down 6Philadelphia Eagles4-1-016.500
2118down 3Miami Dolphins2-2-017.000
2222sameAtlanta Falcons2-3-017.833
2312down 11Kansas City Chiefs2-3-018.000
2427up 3New Orleans Saints2-3-022.333
2521down 4Minnesota Vikings2-3-023.500
2529up 4Tennessee Titans1-4-023.500
2726down 1St. Louis Rams1-3-023.667
2825down 3Washington Redskins1-4-024.500
2931up 2Tampa Bay Buccaneers1-4-026.833
3030sameOakland Raiders0-4-028.333
3127down 4New York Jets1-4-028.500
3232sameJacksonville Jaguars0-5-030.833

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