2015 NFL Power Rankings Week 6

cincinnati-bengalsThe thrilling overtime game between the Cincinnati Bengals and Seattle Seahawks had some major implications on our Week 6 power rankings. See where both the Bengals and Seahawks now sit, and check out our Week 5 power rankings here.

1. New England Patriots (4-0); beat Dallas Cowboys 30-6, same spot – The Patriots get an AFC Championship rematch with the Colts this week. Will revenge for the Deflategate debacle be on their minds?

2. Green Bay Packers (5-0); beat St. Louis 24-10, same spot – Aaron Rodgers’ interception-less streak finally ends, but Green Bay has still won 12 straight at Lambeau.

3. Cincinnati Bengals (5-0); beat Seattle Seahawks 27-24 (OT), up 1 spot – After an outstanding comeback victory, Cincinnati remains among the unbeaten. The last time the Bengals were 5-0, they made the 1988 Super Bowl.

4. Denver Broncos (5-0); beat Oakland Raiders 16-10, down 1 spot – The offense and defense both have 3 second-half touchdowns this season.

arizona-cardinals5. Arizona Cardinals (4-1); beat Detroit 42-17, same spot – With a loaded backfield, Carson Palmer, and a great defense, Arizona is easily a Super Bowl contender.

6. Atlanta Falcons (5-0); beat Washington 25-19, same spot – The Falcons have scores 3 defensive touchdowns in the past 2 weeks; prior to this, they had just 3 defensive TDs in their past 29 games.

7. Carolina Panthers (4-0); Bye week, up 1 spot – Undefeated Carolina plays a desperate Seahawks team, whom Cam Newton has never beaten in his career.

8. New York Jets (3-1); bye week, up 1 spot – Winning the turnover battle has been key for the Jets this season. They’ll look to keep it up against the Redskins this week.

9. Seattle Seahawks (2-3); lost to Cincinnati 27-24 (OT), down 2 spots – Seattle started last season 3-3, then went 9-1 down the stretch. Can they do the same in 2015?

10. Pittsburgh Steelers (3-2); beat San Diego 24-20, same spot  – This last-second victory keeps Pittsburgh within striking distance in the AFC North.

tyrod-taylor-bills11. Buffalo Bills (3-2); beat Tennessee 14-13, same spot – With three rushes of 20-plus yards, Tyrod Taylor helped the Bills scrape through this contest.

12. Indianapolis Colts (3-2); beat Houston 27-20, same spot – Matt Hasselbeck helped the team survive two in-division contests; now they get Andrew Luck back in time for the undefeated Patriots.

13. New York Giants (3-2); beat San Francisco 30-27, up 2 spots – The Giants have now won three straight after starting 0-2. Hopefully they don’t lose seven straight like they did last year.

14. Philadelphia Eagles (2-3); beat New Orleans 39-17, up 6 spots  – We finally got a chance to see the Philadelphia rushing attack that was so touted in the preseason.

15. Dallas Cowboys (2-3); lost to New England 30-6, down 1 spot – The Cowboys have all sorts of talent…but unfortunately much of that talent is injured.

16. Kansas City Chiefs (1-4); lost to Chicago 18-17, down 3 spots – After surviving a brutal early season schedule, the Chiefs lose to the Bears and lose Jamaal Charles (ACL) for the rest of the season.

17. Minnesota Vikings (2-2); bye week, up 1 spot – Things could be looking up for the Vikings, as they face four teams in a row with losing records.

18. St. Louis Rams (2-3); lost to Green Bay 24-10, down 2 spots – Todd Gurley now has 305 rushing yards in his first two starts.

philip-rivers19. San Diego Chargers (2-3); lost to Pittsburgh 24-20, down 2 spots – For the second straight week, San Diego’s game went down to the wire…this time resulting in a loss instead of a win.

20. Cleveland Browns (2-3); beat Baltimore 33-30 (OT), up 9 spots – Josh McCown his now the first Browns quarterback ever to throw for 300+ yards in three straight games.

21. Chicago Bears (2-3); beat Kansas City 18-17, up 6 spots – Jay Cutler has now engineered two straight game-winning drives, and largely avoided turnovers this season.

22. Baltimore Ravens (1-4); lost to Cleveland 33-30 (OT), down 3 spots – Baltimore is officially off to their worst start in franchise history; but three of their losses have happened near the end of games.

23. Oakland Raiders (2-3); lost to Denver 16-10, down 2 spots – Derek Carr has struggled mightily over the past two games, sporting a 26.1 QBR in these contests.

24. New Orleans Saints (1-4); lost to Philadelphia 39-17, down 2 spots – If not for a meaningless, last-second touchdown, this game would have been even uglier.

25. Washington Redskins (2-3); lost to Atlanta 25-19, down 2 spots – Washington has led at the start of the fourth quarter in two out of three of their losses.

26. Miami Dolphins (1-3); bye week, same spot – Miami gets Tennessee (1-3) and Houston (1-4) to try and turn things around after the Joe Philbin firing.

matt-stafford27. Detroit Lions (0-5); lost to Arizona 42-17, down 5 spots – Should we take the Matthew Stafford benching as anything serious? Or just preserving him in a blowout loss?

28. Houston Texans (1-4); lost to Indianapolis 27-20, down 3 spots – While the offense might not be great, it must be stressed that the defense has only forced 2 turnovers this season.

29. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-4); beat Jacksonville 38-31, up 2 spots – Doug Martin has truly made a comeback, with 405 rushing yards thus far; he hasn’t had more than 494 rushing yards in the past two seasons.

30. Tennessee Titans (1-3); lost to Buffalo 14-13, same spot – Tennessee loses yet another close game. They’re actually the only NFL team right now to lose two contests by 3 points or less.

31. San Francisco (1-4); lost to NY Giants 30-27, down 3 spots – The 49ers have lost by a combined 65 points this year – most in the NFL.

32. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-3); lost to Tampa Bay 38-31, down 2 spots – The Jags seem to have a pretty prolific passing game, but it’s not translating into wins.

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