SportsTips’ NFL Power Rankings: Week 7

SportsTips’ NFL Power Rankings: Week 7
Tue 20th October 2020

Week 6 of the 2020 NFL season saw plenty of interesting results. The Eagles challenged the Ravens, the Broncos beat the Pats, while the Falcons and Giants recorded their first wins of the 2020 season. And finally, a result of the Packers loss to the Bucs, now only three teams remain undefeated through the first six weeks of the year.

Here’s where all 32 NFL teams stand ahead of Week 7 of the 2020 NFL season:

1. Kansas City Chiefs (5-1)
Super Bowl Odds: +360
Previous Rank: 2

The Chiefs are back on the winners list after a 26-17 win over the Buffalo Bills on Monday Night Football. The defending champs flexed their muscles and showed off their versatility, rushing for 245 yards, their most since Week 16 of 2012. A scary proposition having just added Le’Veon Bell. Easily the best team in the AFC.

2. Seattle Seahawks (5-0)
Super Bowl Odds: +650
Previous Rank: 1

Seattle had their bye in Week 6, however solidified themselves as the top team in the NFC, with the Packers and Rams suffering losses.

3. Pittsburgh Steelers (5-0)
Super Bowl Odds: +1000
Previous Rank: 6

A 5-0 start for only the second time in franchise history leaves Pittsburgh as one of only three undefeated teams remaining in the NFL. A 38-7 victory against the Browns solidified the Steelers as one of the biggest threats to the Chiefs in the AFC. Chase Claypool is continuing to impress as a dual threat offensive weapon.

4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-2)
Super Bowl Odds: +1000
Previous Rank: 9

The Bucs put up 38 unanswered points on the previously undefeated Packers. Their rushing game looked solid with Roland Jones running for 113 yards and two touchdowns. While defensively, the Bucs kept MVP candidate Aaron Rodgers to 160 yards, zero touchdowns and two interceptions. Tampa Bay were much more disciplined than in Week 6, allowing zero sacks and giving up zero penalties. It’s going to be tough to beat the Buccaneers if Brady consistently has a clean pocket.

5. Green Bay Packers (4-1)
Super Bowl Odds: +875
Previous Rank: 3

After leading 10-0 in the first quarter, Green Bay looked poised for a 5-0 start to the season. However, 28 second quarter points from Tom Brady and the Bucs has left the Packers licking their wounds after a 38-10 defeat. It was a bad loss for Green Bay, but the Packers have a chance to get their season back on track with a home game against the Texans next week.

6. Tennessee Titans (5-0)
Super Bowl Odds: +1500
Previous Rank: 7

An overtime win against a rejuvenated Houston has secured only the second 5-0 start in Titans franchise history. Against a struggling opposition it certainly was not the most convincing win, however like they proved in the 2019 playoffs, the Titans can just get it done. Tennessee are capable of dismantling defenses that can’t defend against the run, highlighted by Derrick Henry’s monster night (212 rush yards and two touchdowns).

7. Baltimore Ravens (5-1)
Super Bowl Odds: +500
Previous Rank: 4

Got the job done thanks to a huge defensive stop on Philadelphia’s late two-point conversion attempt, but still gave up 28 points to Carson Wentz and the Eagles. Lamar Jackson was dynamic, rushing for 108 yards and a touchdown. However, the question remains whether Baltimore are capable of beating the best teams in the league.

8. Buffalo Bills (4-2)
Super Bowl Odds: +1600
Previous Rank: 5

After a promising 4-0 start, the Bills have suffered back to back losses against two of the strongest teams in the AFC. Buffalo are good, but they aren’t great just yet. The Bills will need to bank their Week 7 matchup against the 0-6 Jets to get their season back on track.

9. New Orleans Saints (3-2)
Super Bowl Odds: +1200
Previous Rank: 10

A Week 6 bye hopefully allowed New Orleans to take stock and get their offensive weapons (Kamara, Sanders & Thomas) prepared to take the field together. Huge division matchups in Week 7 (Panthers) and 9 (Bucs) will show just where the Saints are at. Still lots of question marks surrounding New Orleans.

10. Las Vegas Raiders (3-2)
Super Bowl Odds: +4000
Previous Rank: 13

A week off to revel in their victory against the reigning champs and prepare for Tom Brady and the Bucs. A huge opportunity for the Raiders to put the league on notice.

11. Chicago Bears (5-1)
Super Bowl Odds: +2800
Previous Rank: 14

The Bears defense looks legit, forcing three turnovers against Carolina on Sunday. Nick Foles is streaky, but is putting up enough points to keep piling on Bears W’s.

12. Los Angeles Rams (4-2)
Super Bowl Odds: +1900
Previous Rank: 8

4-2 looks great on paper, however victories against Dallas, Philadelphia, New York (Giants) and Washington don’t mean as much as the losses to Buffalo and San Francisco. The Rams have given the 49’ers (a division rival) a playoff pulse after Sunday’s 24-16 loss. Not convinced.

13. Cleveland Browns (4-2)
Super Bowl Odds: +4000
Previous Rank: 11

A 38-7 defeat was a big reality check for the Browns. Cleveland should get back on the winners list in Week 7 and improve to 5-2 with a matchup against their division rival, Bengals.

14. Arizona Cardinals (4-2)
Super Bowl Odds: +3300
Previous Rank: 15

Forced four Dallas turnovers in an awesome defensive performance. A 28 point victory with neither Kyler Murray or DeAndre Hopkins putting up dominant numbers. Kenyan Drake impressed collecting 164 of Arizona’s 261 rushing yards, while also scoring 2 touchdowns.

15. San Francisco 49’ers (3-3)
Super Bowl Odds: +3000
Previous Rank: 19

A flashback to the style of play that won San Francisco the NFC championship in 2019, forcing turnovers, strong running game and efficient high percentage passes. The 49’ers season is alive again after a big win against their division rival Rams. George Kittle’s impact cannot be understated.

16. Indianapolis Colts (4-2)
Super Bowl Odds: +2100
Previous Rank: 16

A 10-0 fourth quarter against the Bengals propelled the Colts to a 4-2 record and a 3-0 record at home. Indianapolis look to be living and dying by Phillip River arm, which paid off… this time. Rivers threw for 371 yards, three touchdowns and a pick in the Colts four-point victory. However, given that their wins are against Cincinnati, Minnesota, Chicago and New York (Jets), playoffs are far from a certainty.

17. New England Patriots (2-3)
Super Bowl Odds: +3000
Previous Rank: 12

Injuries and positive COVID tests, took two weeks of practice time off New England, and it showed in their match against the Broncos. The Patriots played terribly in their 18-12 loss in Foxboro, increasing the pressure for their Week 7 matchup against the 49’ers. New England is under .500 in October for the first time since 2002.

18. Carolina Panthers (3-3)
Super Bowl Odds: +10000
Previous Rank: 18

Carolina came up against a strong Bears defense who forced three turnovers in their 23-17 loss, bringing an end to their three-game win streak. The Panthers have been promising through the first six weeks, and will have to improve again with some tough matchups over the next month.

19. Miami Dolphins (3-3)
Super Bowl Odds: +10000
Previous Rank: 21

Miami continues to impress. We finally got a taste of Tua in junk time of their 24-0 demolition of the Jets. The Dolphins are now only one win behind the Bills in the AFC East as they enter their Week 7 bye.

20. Los Angeles Chargers (1-4)
Super Bowl Odds: +15000
Previous Rank: 20

A more promising start to the year than their 1-4 record suggests, we are confident that Justin Herbert and the Chargers will come out of their bye week and start banking wins. With games against the Jaguars, Broncos, Raiders, Dolphins and Jets over the next five weeks.

21. Dallas Cowboys (2-4)
Super Bowl Odds: +4500
Previous Rank: 17

Dallas’ defense once again gave up 30+ points and Andy Dalton confirmed that he is not Dak Prescott. Putting up only 10 points, with 1 touchdown and two interceptions.

22. Denver Broncos (2-3)
Super Bowl Odds: +15000
Previous Rank: 28

New England were awful, but credit where credit is due, the Broncos were solid. Concerns still remain around their offense, however Denver’s defense was strong, only allowing the Patriots a single touchdown.

23. Philadelphia Eagles (1-4-1)
Super Bowl Odds: +7000
Previous Rank: 22

Despite falling behind 17-0 at halftime, Philly fought back in the second half and were a two-point conversion away from forcing overtime against Baltimore. Given the strength of the NFC East, the Eagles can astoundingly claim top spot in their division with a Thursday Night Football victory against the Giants.

24. Houston Texans (1-5)
Super Bowl Odds: +15000
Previous Rank: 24

A tough overtime loss against a strong Titans team has pretty much put a line through the Texans playoff hopes. Things look to be improving under interim head coach Romeo Crennel, however Houston’s tough schedule gets harder with a Week 7 matchup against the 4-1 Packers.

25. Detroit Lions (2-3)
Super Bowl Odds: +10000
Previous Rank: 25

Detroit took care of business defeating a lowly Jaguars team 34-16. The first step to becoming a good team is beating the teams you should beat. Rookie running back D’Andre Swift tallying 116 rushing yards and two touchdowns on just 14 carries was the highlight of the win.

26. Cincinnati Bengals (1-4-1)
Super Bowl Odds: +50000
Previous Rank: 26

Once again, the Bengals were in this game but lacked the necessary composure and experience to get the job done. Joe Burrow recorded his fourth 300 yard game from his six career starts.

27. Atlanta Falcons (1-5)
Super Bowl Odds: +17500
Previous Rank: 30

After starting the game on a 20-0 run, Atlanta finally held on to a big half time lead, closing out the game with a 40-23 victory. Matt Ryan snapped his cold streak with four touchdown passes and 371 yards.

28. Minnesota Vikings (1-5)
Super Bowl Odds: +15000
Previous Rank: 23

Minnesota outscored the Falcons 20-23 in the second half, however a 0-20 start to the game was too big of a mountain to climb for the disappointing Vikings. Kirk Cousins added three more interceptions to his growing tally, as Minnesota enter a much needed Week 7 bye.

29. New York Giants (1-5)
Super Bowl Odds: +30000
Previous Rank: 31

The Giants held on late to beat Washington and secure their first victory of the season. It was far from convincing but New York are remarkably now only one win behind the division leading Cowboys.

30. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-5)
Super Bowl Odds: +50000
Previous Rank: 29

Minshew Mania is well and truly over in Jacksonville as the Jags recorded their fifth straight defeat. An 18 point loss to the Lions in Jacksonville pretty much sums up where the Jags are at.

31. Washington Football Team (1-5)
Super Bowl Odds: +50000
Previous Rank: 27

Despite keeping the Giants to only 244 yards, Washington still couldn’t find a way to secure a much needed win. Kyle Allen showed promise at quarterback, however the team lacks offensive weapons.

32. New York Jets (0-6)
Super Bowl Odds: +50000
Previous Rank: 32

The Jets failed to even score a point against the Dolphins in their 24-0 defeat and are now the only team in the NFL without a win.

*Odds correct at time of publication.

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