1 – Buffalo Bills (2)
The Buffalo Bills are back to the top of the board after a 24-20 win in Kansas City. Josh Allen looked better than Patrick Mahomes for most of the game while Buffalo’s defence stood as tall as they could have hoped to against the Chiefs at home, allowing just two touchdowns. Buffalo now has the sole lead in the AFC and a quarterback who is by far the favorite to win MVP. All in all, the Bills are Super Bowl favorites for a reason. Now they find themselves back at the top of our Week 7 Power Rankings as well.
2 – Philadelphia Eagles (1)
The last undefeated team in the league remained that way on Sunday night at home against the Dallas Cowboys. Although the game ended in a nine-point difference, the Eagles got up 20 late in the 2nd quarter and were basically on cruise control for the rest of the game. Jalen Hurts and the offence did a great job against a stingy Cowboys defence while the Eagles’ secondary took over the game with three interceptions. It seems that this team can beat you in just about every way imaginable right now. After the bye this week, Philly will play some very winnable games against the Steelers, Texans and Commanders. So, yeah, 10-0 is very doable.
3 – Kansas City Chiefs (3)
The Chiefs fell to 4-2 on the year after a tough home loss to the Bills this weekend. It was looking as though the team would march down the field at the end of the game to steal it away from Josh Allen (again), but Buffalo’s defence stood tall and intercepted Mahomes to ice the game. A loss will almost always slide a team down the Power Rankings, but one to the best team in the league is a little different. Combine that with the fact that we truly don’t think any other team in the NFL is better than the Chiefs right now and you’ll see why they’ll stay at the 3 spot for another week.
4 – Minnesota Vikings (n/a)
Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings crack the Week 7 Power Rankings for the first time this week after moving to 5-1 with a win in Miami. Neither side of the ball has been terrific for Minnesota this season, but neither has been problematic, either. During their current four game win streak, the team has never scored less than 24 or more than 29. On defence, they haven’t allowed less than 16 or more than 25. Sadly, we won’t be able to see how well they stack up against the best in the league until a Week 10 matchup in Buffalo.
5 – New York Giants (n/a)
Finally, a team that I never expected to be here this year. Led by the legs of Saquon Barkley, the New York Giants are 5-1 and have ripped off back to back quality wins. After beating the Packers in London, Brian Daboll’s squad came back and won by four against the Baltimore Ravens. Although he hasn’t been flashy, Daniel Jones is getting the job done right now. The quarterback has thrown just two interceptions in six games while mixing in some good work on the ground as well. I’m still not convinced with either team in New York, but some credit must be given where it’s due.