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NFL Power Rankings Week 6

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 6: Aaron Jones #33 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates after scoring his fourth touchdown during a game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on October 6, 2019 in Arlington, Texas.   (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
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Your NFL Power Rankings heading into Week 6 of the football season.

32. Washington Redskins (0-5)

LANDOVER, MD - OCTOBER 06: Head coach Jay Gruden of the Washington Redskins looks on against the New England Patriots during the first half at FedExField on October 6, 2019 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
New England Patriots v Washington Redskins | Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

Their head coach was fired. Their interim head coach doesn't know who will start at quarterback, either. Dwayne Haskins will not save them anytime soon. Everything that could go wrong, has gone wrong. Jonathan Allen and Terry McLaurin are bright spots! But that's it.

31. Miami Dolphins (0-4)

MIAMI, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 29: Josh Rosen #3 of the Miami Dolphins warms up prior to the game between the Miami Dolphins and the Los Angeles Chargers at Hard Rock Stadium on September 29, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Los Angeles Chargers v Miami Dolphins | Michael Reaves/Getty Images

The Dolphins get their first win of the season by moving up these rankings, virtue of a bye week. The battle for the label of "Worst Team in the NFL" will come later this week as Washington comes to town.

30. New York Jets (0-4)

PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 06: Le'Veon Bell #26 of the New York Jets runs the ball against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on October 6, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
New York Jets v Philadelphia Eagles | Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

We all knew the offense wouldn't be good without Sam Darnold, but it's legitimately painful to watch Le'Veon Bell struggle against the tide like he did this week. Adam Gase is making a solid case to get fired after only five weeks on the job.

29. Pittsburgh Steelers (1-4)

PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 06: head coach Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks on from the sidelines in the second half during the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field on October 6, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)
Baltimore Ravens v Pittsburgh Steelers | Justin Berl/Getty Images

The defense has woken up, but they're now down to their third-string QB. They'll have a very hard time beating anyone without Mason Rudolph, and what a sentence that is.

28. Cincinnati Bengals (0-5)

CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 06: Joe Mixon #28 of the Cincinnati Bengals runs the ball during the game against the Arizona Cardinals at Paul Brown Stadium on October 6, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
Arizona Cardinals v Cincinnati Bengals | Michael Hickey/Getty Images

Their matchup against Arizona was the best chance they've had so far for a win, and they just missed out. At least A.J. Green comes back soon. Right?

27. Arizona Cardinals (1-3-1)

CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 06: Kyler Murray #1 of the Arizona Cardinals runs the ball during the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on October 6, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
Arizona Cardinals v Cincinnati Bengals | Michael Hickey/Getty Images

First dub of the career for Kyler Murray! The offense finally found the end zone after getting very close but kicking field goals all season long. The win count might not go much higher this season, but optimism exists with good reason!

26. Denver Broncos (1-4)

CARSON, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 06:  A.J. Johnson #45 of the Denver Broncos celebrates his interception in the endzone with Kareem Jackson #22 during the third quarter in a 20-13 Broncos win over the Los Angeles Chargers at Dignity Health Sports Park on October 06, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Denver Broncos v Los Angeles Chargers | Harry How/Getty Images

First win of the season is great, but there's still not a lot of room for optimism. Their defensive performance this week remains the outlier, not the norm. Philip Lindsay is a bright spot, though.

25. New York Giants (2-3)

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - OCTOBER 06:  Daniel Jones #8 of the New York Giants is pressured by Ifeadi Odenigbo #95 of the Minnesota Vikings in the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium on October 06, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Minnesota Vikings v New York Giants | Elsa/Getty Images

Danny Dimes has predictably fallen back to Earth, but Saquon Barkley should be back soon, and the tandem that will lead Big Blue into a new era will finally take the field together.

24. Tennessee Titans (2-3)

NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 06:  Marcus Mariota #8 of the Tennessee Titans drops back to pass during the first quarter against the Buffalo Bills at Nissan Stadium on October 6, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. Buffalo defeats Tennessee 14-7.  (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
Buffalo Bills v Tennessee Titans | Brett Carlsen/Getty Images

This team is just... boring. Marcus Mariota is running out of time to prove himself worthy of the No. 2 overall pick. Their offensive line talks trash on the internet after losing. A below-average team, and that doesn't appear to be set to change.

23. Atlanta Falcons (1-4)

HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 06:  Deshaun Watson #4 of the Houston Texans scrambles under pressure by Desmond Trufant #21 of the Atlanta Falcons in the first half at NRG Stadium on October 6, 2019 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
Atlanta Falcons v Houston Texans | Tim Warner/Getty Images

Dan Quinn is now the not-so-proud owner of the hottest seat in America after Jay Gruden's canning. Matt Ryan had his best game of the year and was foiled by the defense giving up an astounding 53 points. It might be time for a change for things to get better.

22. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-3)

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - OCTOBER 06: Jameis Winston #3 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers throws the ball during a game against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes Benz Superdome on October 06, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers v New Orleans Saints | Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

Jameis Winston finished the first half with eight passes attempted and zero turnovers, which seems impossible, but here we are. The Bucs' defense let Teddy Bridgewater walk all over them. The offense has to be elite to give this team a weekly chance, and they aren't anywhere close to that.

21. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-3)

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - OCTOBER 06: Gardner Minshew #15 of the Jacksonville Jaguars watches a successful field goal attempt against the Carolina Panthers during the second quarter of their game at Bank of America Stadium on October 06, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
Jacksonville Jaguars v Carolina Panthers | Grant Halverson/Getty Images

Gardner Minshew's magic ran out at the end of last week's game, and the defense should've played better against Kyle Allen. The Jalen Ramsey situation will continue to eat away at this team until it's resolved. But there's still... hope? The Minshew Effect, they're calling it.

20. Oakland Raiders (3-2)

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 06: Derek Carr of Oakland Raiders in action during the game between Chicago Bears and Oakland Raiders at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on October 06, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)
Chicago Bears v Oakland Raiders | Naomi Baker/Getty Images

The Raiders took one from Chicago in London, and it no longer seems appropriate to say they steal games. Derek Carr has been efficient despite having Tyrell Williams and a bunch of no-names to throw to. They still won't hold up against the upper echelon of the league, but it's a better product than they put on the field last season with even more off-field turmoil.

19. Cleveland Browns (2-3)

SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 07: Baker Mayfield #6 of the Cleveland Browns is sacked by K'Waun Williams #24 of the San Francisco 49ers in the first quarter at Levi's Stadium on October 07, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
Cleveland Browns v San Francisco 49ers | Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images

Baker Mayfield just looks like he's trying to do too much. The offense continues to be bafflingly unproductive. The concerns with the defense have only gotten worse after getting picked apart by Kyle Shanahan on Monday Night Football. It doesn't look like any of the preseason hype was warranted.

18. Los Angeles Chargers (2-3)

MIAMI, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 29: Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers huddles with the offense against the Miami Dolphins during the third quarter at Hard Rock Stadium on September 29, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Los Angeles Chargers v Miami Dolphins | Michael Reaves/Getty Images

Giving the Broncos their first win of the season isn't ideal. This should've been an easy win, and instead they're under .500 before they even play Kansas City. The outlook is grim.

17. Carolina Panthers (3-2)

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - OCTOBER 06: Kyle Allen #7 of the Carolina Panthers drops back to pass against the Jacksonville Jaguars during their game at Bank of America Stadium on October 06, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Jacksonville Jaguars v Carolina Panthers | Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Another win for Kyle Allen, and Carolina keeps rolling. If Christian McCaffrey can keep playing near this level, the Panthers will continue to be dangerous.

16. Detroit Lions (2-1-1)

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 29: Detroit Lions Head Football Coach Matt Patricia watches the action during the third quarter of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Ford Field on September 29, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. Kansas City defeated Detroit 34-30. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
Kansas City Chiefs v Detroit Lions | Leon Halip/Getty Images

A bye week for the Lions to get healthy and figure out their running game. A crucial matchup comes this week in the form of the Packers at Lambeau.

15. Minnesota Vikings (3-2)

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - OCTOBER 06:  Kirk Cousins #8 of the Minnesota Vikings congratulates Stefon Diggs #14 after a catch in the fourth quarter against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on October 06, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Minnesota Vikings v New York Giants | Elsa/Getty Images

The offense opened up again, but the Giants aren't stiff competition in that regard. Kirk Cousins just needs to prove he can do more than pick on the weaker secondaries in this league.

14. San Francisco 49ers (4-0)

SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 07: Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates the touchdown run by Matt Breida#22 in the first quarter against Cleveland Browns at Levi's Stadium on October 07, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Cleveland Browns v San Francisco 49ers | Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

The offense was efficient and the defensive line is every bit as advertised, in Baker Mayfield's lap all day. Jimmy Garoppolo can still be better, but for now, San Fran is competitive, and that's all it'll ask for after two years of cellar-dwelling.

13. Indianapolis Colts (3-2)

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 06:  Defensive back George Odum #30 of the Indianapolis Colts and his teammates celebrate as the defeat the Kansas City Chiefs against at Arrowhead Stadium on October 6, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)
Indianapolis Colts v Kansas City Chiefs | Peter Aiken/Getty Images

Indy grit and grind its way to a victory over the second-best team in the league. The Colts were all over Patrick Mahomes after struggling to generate pressure in the previous two contests, and this proves they can hang with anybody.

12. Baltimore Ravens (3-2)

PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 06:  Justin Tucker #9 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates his game winning 46 yard field goal against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on October 6, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Baltimore won the game 26-23 in overtime. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
Baltimore Ravens v Pittsburgh Steelers | Joe Sargent/Getty Images

Lamar Jackson is finally looking like a second-year QB, but it took longer than expected. The Ravens won, but given Pittsburgh had to turn to its third-string QB, it shouldn't have been that close.

11. Dallas Cowboys (3-2)

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 06: Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys sits on the bench in the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers at AT&T Stadium on October 06, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers v Dallas Cowboys | Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images

The once-vaunted Cowboys offensive line was dominated for the second week in a row, and Dak Prescott's discomfort showed. Even a career day from Amari Cooper couldn't help it, and it's clear Dallas still has issues to figure out.

10. Chicago Bears (3-2)

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 06: Chase Daniel of Chicago Bears looks on during the game between Chicago Bears and Oakland Raiders at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on October 06, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)
Chicago Bears v Oakland Raiders | Naomi Baker/Getty Images

Yeesh. The defense didn't have their greatest day, but this proves they can't rely on the offense in any capacity if the defense isn't on top of their game. Not terribly encouraging, even with Mitch Trubisky under center later in the year.

9. New Orleans Saints (4-1)

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - OCTOBER 06: Michael Thomas #13 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates a touchdown during the first half of a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Mercedes Benz Superdome on October 06, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers v New Orleans Saints | Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

Teddy Bridgewater led his team to a tough win over the Bucs on the strength of the home crowd and Michael Thomas. The defense looked good again, although giving up that much to Chris Godwin isn't easy to swallow.

8. Houston Texans (3-2)

HOUSTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 06: Darren Fells #87 of the Houston Texans scores on a eight yard pass from Deshaun Watson #4 as  De'Vondre Campbell #59 of the Atlanta Falcons is unable to make a tackle during the third quarter at NRG Stadium on October 06, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
Atlanta Falcons v Houston Texans | Bob Levey/Getty Images

Deshaun Watson's career day led to the first 50-burger of the season in Houston. He won't play that well every week, but when he, DeAndre Hopkins, and Will Fuller are in sync like that, it's a nightmare for defenses everywhere.

7. Buffalo Bills (4-1)

NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 06:  (L-R) Shaq Lawson #90, Jordan Phillips #97 and Kevin Johnson #29 of the Buffalo Bills celebrate a sack by Phillips during the first quarter against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on October 6, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. Buffalo defeats Tennessee 14-7.  (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
Buffalo Bills v Tennessee Titans | Brett Carlsen/Getty Images

A classic Bills win that featured turnovers and another suffocating defensive performance. The offense remains a concern, but the D is legit.

6. Los Angeles Rams (3-2)

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 03: Greg Zuerlein #4 of the Los Angeles Rams reacts after missing a 44 yard field goal attempt to fall to the Seattle Seahawks 30-29 in the fourth quarter during their game at CenturyLink Field on October 03, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
Los Angeles Rams v Seattle Seahawks | Abbie Parr/Getty Images

It wasn't as bad as their loss to Tampa, but Thursday night's loss to the Seahawks stung more. Hard to lose a divisional game on the road on a last-second missed field goal.

5. Philadelphia Eagles (3-2)

PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 06: Brandon Graham #55 and Derek Barnett #96 of the Philadelphia Eagles react against the New York Jets at Lincoln Financial Field on October 6, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
New York Jets v Philadelphia Eagles | Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

They did what good teams do at home -- beat a bad team without a shred of doubt. Carson Wentz is rounding into form, and the receivers are getting healthier.

4. Seattle Seahawks (4-1)

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 03: Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks is pressured by Aaron Donald #99 of the Los Angeles Rams during the first half of the game at CenturyLink Field on October 03, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images)
Los Angeles Rams v Seattle Seahawks | Alika Jenner/Getty Images

Russell Wilson was majestic against the Rams and led his team to a big early-season divisional win. When the run game gets going, this offense is very effective, and the pass-rush is only getting better.

3. Green Bay Packers (4-1)

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 6:  Chandon Sullivan #39 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates with teammates after intercepting a pass during a game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on October 6, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers v Dallas Cowboys | Wesley Hitt/Getty Images

The Packers cruised on offense all game, and while the defense had their lapses (mostly against Cooper), they were in Prescott's face all day and picked off three passes. If Aaron Jones can continue to be a weapon, the offense has room to get better.

2. Kansas City Chiefs (4-1)

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 06: Quarterback Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs throws a pass downd field against the Indianapolis Colts during the first half at Arrowhead Stadium on October 6, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)
Indianapolis Colts v Kansas City Chiefs | Peter Aiken/Getty Images

If the Chiefs can't protect Patrick Mahomes, they aren't gonna have a good time. This was a tough game to drop in a race for home-field advantage in the playoffs, but the problems are correctible.

1. New England Patriots (5-0)

LANDOVER, MD - OCTOBER 06: Jason McCourty #30 of the New England Patriots celebrates with teammates after intercepting a pass during the first half at FedExField on October 6, 2019 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
New England Patriots v Washington Redskins | Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

Another easy win for Tom Brady and the Patriots. The defense remains a turnover machine, a true rarity in the latter stages of the Belichick era, and the run game came together in the second half. Still another few weeks before they face a real challenge, too.