NFL Power Rankings

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New England Patriots defensive end Chase Winovich, left, celebrates his touchdown with Deatrich Wise after a running back a blocked punt by New York Giants punter Riley Dixon in the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

JACKSONVILLE – Senior writer John Oehser's Week 7 2019 NFL power rankings. And we all know how important these are:

Rank.Team (record) | Comment

1. New England Patriots (6-0) | 1 | They just win. And win. And win.

2. New Orleans Saints (5-1) | 2 | Doing what they need to do to win

3. Seattle Seahawks (5-1) | 3 | Quietly, Russell Wilson an MVP candidate

4. San Francisco 49ers (5-0) | 5 | Quietly unbeaten

5. Green Bay Packers (5-1) | 7 | Found a way – like good teams do

6. Buffalo Bills (4-1) | 6 | Quietly negotiated bye week

7. Kansas City Chiefs (4-2) | 4 | A hobbled Mahomes means a vulnerable Chiefs

8. Minnesota Vikings (4-2) | 13 | Don't overlook them as a Super Bowl contender

9. Houston Texans (4-2) | 14 | Clear favorites in AFC South now

10. Chicago Bears (3-2) | 10 | No better division in NFL than NFC North

11. Carolina Panthers (4-2) | 18 | Jameis giveth, the Panthers accepteth …

12. Baltimore Ravens (4-2) | 16 | Already two games ahead in AFC North

13. Detroit Lions (2-2-1) | 11 | Deserved better than a loss Monday

14. Los Angeles Rams (3-3) | 8 | Super Bowl-runner-up hangover setting in or nah?

15. Indianapolis Colts (3-2) | 15 | Quietly, a serious postseason contender

16. Dallas Cowboys (3-3) | 9 | Three consecutive losses … and still tied for first

17. Oakland Raiders (3-2) | 17 | Gained ground on Chiefs during their bye week

18. Philadelphia Eagles (3-3) | 12 | A victory over Dallas Sunday will make everything right

19. Cleveland Browns (2-4) | 19 | Offseason Hot Team two games out of North lead

20. Los Angeles Chargers (2-4) | 20 | Early-season woes have Bolts season on the brink

21. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-4) | 21 | Next three games could decide the season

22. Denver Broncos (2-4) | 25 | Two-and-oh since last-play loss to the Jaguars

23. Pittsburgh Steelers (2-4) | 27 | They're not quitting, but can they rally without Big Ben?

24. Tennessee Titans (2-4) | 22 | Mariota Era nearing an end in Nashville?

25. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-4) | 23 | Winston Era nearing an end in Tampa?

26. Arizona Cardinals (2-3-1) | 28 | Can get to .500 with a victory over Giants Sunday

27. New York Giants (2-4) | 24 | Showing signs of life with Daniel Jones

28. New York Jets (1-4) | 30 | The quarterback returns, and so does the hope … 

29. Washington Redskins (1-5) | 31 | Big victory over the 'Phins Sunday

30. Atlanta Falcons (1-5) | 26 | The bizarre struggles continue

31. Cincinnati Bengals (0-6) | 29 | Up next: Jaguars

32. Miami Dolphins (0-5) | 32 | Narrowly averted disaster Sunday

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