NFL Power Rankings, After Week 6 of the 2019 Season
The Top Ten
I think the reason why so many analysts say New England will win it all again is simply because Belichick and Brady have done it so many times before, and yeah, I would agree that experience counts for a lot. But I think as the season rolls on, we all see that there are some strong contenders that the Pats gotta deal with. Personally, I feel like the Patriots have enough championships to last for awhile, so I'd like to see some new club win it all this year, starting of cousre with my favorite team. I'd say I agree with you guys right down the line, they are the favorites, and they have had a cake schedule, but there's some other very good teams that are not gonna just hand over the trophy
Whats there left to say this week? They took care of all the lightweights laid before them, handily. Most of the NFL commentators and analysts have pretty much anoited them this seasons champions, because their defense is powerful. Its true, they've really got it together defensively. Still, I'm not convinced they are that far out in front of everyone else. I believe the NFC will produce a very strong representative for the Super Bowl, and they should be fully battle tested, the depth of quality teams in the conference is impressive.
Pats one one of the easiest seasons this year with what looks like three potential playoff teams their facing: Ravens week 9, Texans week 13, and Chiefs week 14, I might put in Eagles put they'll only be part of the playoffs because their division is playing bad
They’re the clear favorite but I wouldn’t crown them Super Bowl champions yet. The thing is who have they played? Buffalo is like the most legitimate competition they have played thus far.
Clearly a statement win over the Rams. I don't think its coincidental that the teams that play sound defensively, or better, make up the bulk of this week's top ten, especially early in the season. Talk about sound defense, Jared Goff's longest pass downfield (Before YAC) was 8 yards. Yikes.
San Francisco is legit this year. That was supposed to be the first true test and they destroyed the competition
Yeah, the Rams game was the game many pointed to as the 49ers first real opportunity to show if they've arrived as a contender, and if that's true, then they passed that test. So now what? All it really means is they cleared the first hurdle, right? They lead the division over 2 good teams, and that's great for them, but more challenges await. That's the case for every team, and the teams that can continue to get better learn and grow from it. If they pass the last test, they are champions. If they don't, they try to use every means necessary to get better, to run the gauntlet again. I like the 49ers organization, and its great for them this week, but they're probably not popping champagne corks celebrating, its time to prepare for week 7. The winners have to learn to be winners too, or all that's happened so far will be forgotten. Win it all and it will be remembered. Its our luxury as fans to sometimes watch our favorite teams succeed, but for players, coaches and front office ...more
Nice little comeback against the Lions. I think the Pack, 'Niners and Saints are all deserving of the 2nd spot on this list. And maybe Seattle isn't that far behind that group.. Its another ugly win for Green Bay, but hey, if you keep winning, any way, you've got something going. No one is gonna worry about style points in the end.
I will say though that win should come with an asterisk. Lions all but had them pinned against the wall
Just as many NFL analysts have already crowned NE, I wouldn't count these guy's out just yet. They've got the talent at key positions to be in every game, as we see by their 4-0 record since Brees went under the knife.
Offense has been a bit off but the defense has stepped up when necessary and Teddy Bridgewater still finds a way to win
The rest of the NFC better hope their defense continues to play at a middling level, because Wilson has a ton of experience to go along with his dynamic athletic ability. He alone can carry this teams offense.
Watson was on his way to a historic rookie campaign before tearing his knee up. There doesn't appear to be any drop off, in fact, he's already the most feared player in the AFC South. He adds unmatched athletic ability to the QB position, and the Texans are benefiting.
2 straight L's at home will shake any teams confidence. I'm sure Andy Reid is losing sleep trying to scheme a way out of that porous run defense, so maybe they'll get it back together soon, but getting dominated in time of possession makes them vulnerable. Everyone is going to try to lean on them now, until they show they can stop it.
I read many argue the Vikings will never win big with Kirk Cousins at QB, but he has the arm talent to take this offense far. Its never too late to learn a skill, even to be a winner. Of course, a road tilt against the Lions will make sure the Vikes don't get complacent, so another hurdle looms.
I did find it hard to move this team down a couple slots. But I do feel some other teams that needed some time to gel are moving into positions ahead of Buffalo, especially offensively. That's no slight, I think the future is very bright for the Bills, but I also think their offensive limitations will hold them back. For now.
I was going to drop the Rams way back to the mid teens, but then they shocked many and traded the farm for Jalen Ramsey. He's that good, and adds another talented piece to the Rams.
Surely they have shown themselves worthy of being among the top10 teams? I do wonder though, when Can Newton is healthy, do you put him back under center? Just like the Saints situation with Brees, this team is undefeated since their starting QB went down. Now, no one is going to question who will start once Brees is oked to go, he's a Hall of Famer. But in Newtons case, I'm not as confident.
The anomaly against the Raiders is fresh in their minds. I wouldn't want to face a motivated Bears defense, coming off a bye. But they better start stringing some wins together, given their offense's limitations. The NFC just wont have room for any pretenders once the playoffs roll around this season.