NFL Power Rankings Week 7: Falcons Still Fly Above Rest of NFL After Texans Exposed by Packers

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The Twist: Each week my top 12 ranked teams will consist of 6 NFC teams and 6 AFC teams since 6 from each conference will qualify for the post season. I reflect the top 12 teams most likely to make the playoffs each week.

Falcons Only Unbeaten:

For the past 3 weeks, I have had the Falcons ranked at the top while almost all other rankings have had the Texans. Sunday night Packer QB Rodgers carved up the Texans defense and handed them their first defeat. The schedule doesn’t get easier for the Texans coming up either. The Falcons have enjoyed a soft schedule so far but their schedule will get tougher too but for now, they are on top.

Giants are Back:

While I had the Falcons at the top, I have always believed that the 49ers actually may be the best team in the NFC but the Giants came into SF and put a beat down on the 49ers. That showed us that while the 49ers are a very good team, they have to show up every week. I thought rematches were made for the losing team to get revenge but the Giants were having none of that. This game is the first where the Giants looked like the super bowl champ Giants to me.

Moved them up into the top 5 teams this week. With Dallas and The Eagles losing, the Giants have moved to the top of the NFC East.

Jets in top 12?

Yes I moved the Jets into the top 12 and I couldn’t believe I was doing it either. Remember I put the best 6 teams in each conference in the top 12 and with the 3-3 Patriots losing at Seattle, the Jets and Dolphins (both 3-3 records) are now very much in the hunt of the AFC East title. The Bengals and Steelers both lost which opens the door for the Jets and Dolphins as AFC wildcard contenders.

WEEK 7  2012                                 

1. Falcons     (6-0)       0
2. Ravens      (5-1)     ↑2
3. Texans       (5-1)     ↓1
4. Giants        (4-2)     ↑10
5. 49ers          (4-2)     ↓2
6. Bears          (4-1)      0
7. Cardinals   (4-2)    ↓2
8. Patriots       (3-3)    ↓1
9. Packers      (3-3)     ↑4
10. Broncos     (3-3)    ↑7
11. Jets              (3-3)    ↑8
12. Chargers    (3-3)    ↓2
13. Vikings        (4-2)    ↓5
14. Seahawks   (4-2)    ↑2
15. Dolphins     (3-3)    ↑6
16. Steelers       (2-3)    ↓7
17. Eagles          (3-3)    ↓6
18. Rams            (3-3)    ↓3
19. Redskins     (3-3)    ↑1
20. Bengals       (2-2)    ↓8
21. Cowboys     (2-3)    ↓3
22. Bills               (3-3)    ↑1
23. Lions            (2-3)    ↑2
24. Bucs             (2-3       0
25. Titans           (2-4)    ↑4
26. Colts             (2-3)    ↓4
27. Browns        (1-5)    ↑ 5
28. Panthers      (1-4)   ↓ 2
29. Jaguars       (1-4)    ↓ 2
30. Raiders        (1-4)    ↓ 2
31. Chiefs           (1-5)    ↓ 1
32. Saints           (1-4)    ↓ 1

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