Which team is charging for the top rank? (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Week 6 is in the books and the Patriots managed to pull off a win in the Razor. Other teams managed great wins and some others pulled off spectacular losses. Here's this week's rankings!
Biggest Faller: Kansas City Chiefs - They were screwed out of a win against Houston due to a terrible referee call, causing them to drop 9 spots in the rankings. They're still #1 in the AFC West.
Mentions: Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Spanked by a division rival, the Bucs are playing the level of football closer to their actual talent level. They dropped 8 spots.
Biggest Riser: New Orleans Saints, Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles - All teams rose 7 spots after pulling off great wins. Saints won in a blow out, the Dolphins beat a playoff team and the Eagles romped over another playoff caliber team.
|San Francisco 49ers||(0.97)|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||43.80|
See the rest of the rankings after the jump!
"Mediocre Middle" Tier
|St. Louis Rams||53.33|
|San Diego Chargers||53.47|
|Kansas City Chiefs||73.20|
|Green Bay Packers||74.50|
"Missing a Piece or Two" Tier
|New York Giants||84.37|
|New Orleans Saints||95.37|
"Playoff Competitor" Tier
|New England Patriots||122.60|
|New York Jets||122.97|
There they are.
These are from the statistics. Keep in mind that each team in each respective tier are basically equal on neutral field and teams in higher tiers should beat lower tiered teams on neutral ground.
That said, if I had to switch some rankings, here's what I would do:
All teams from the Ravens up (so the Ravens, Bears, Saints, Falcons, Eagles and Colts) are playoff competitors. They just don't meet the 100 point total requirement for that tier. They're also all two loss teams, which drops them from the Steelers/Patriots/Jets trio in the point rankings.
I would drop the Titans down a tier because they've beaten up on bad teams and have lost to good teams. They're also a two loss team, but they've pounded on weak teams. However, they have potential due to their fantastic pass rush and their potentially potent offense. They're still second fiddle to the Colts.
My Quick and Dirty Rankings
There it is!