Splash’s Power Rankings through Week 7

While most power rankings will fluctuate wildly, these should stay reasonably similar on a week-to-week basis.

Number 32: Miami Dolphins (ELO: 1246, +0)

The Dolphins are atrocious. Have a great day.

Number 31: Cincinnati Bengals (ELO: 1260, +0)

The Bengals are on the fast track for 1-15 (they play Miami).

Number 30: Atlanta Falcons (ELO: 1263, -1)

If Matt Ryan is out for any time, the Falcons will drop to being the worst team in the NFL. Yes, the Falcons are that bad.

Number 29: Washington Redskins (ELO: 1287, +1)

The Redskins managed to keep the game close against the 49ers, but they were playing on a slip-n-slide.

Number 28: New York Giants (ELO: 1318, -1)

The defense needs work. Daniel Jones is not bad, though.

Number 27: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (ELO: 1332, +1)

Despite losing to the Giants earlier in the season, the Buccaneers jump the Giants purely because the Giants lost their fifth game.

Number 26: Arizona Cardinals (ELO: 1395, +0)

Arizona is suddenly 3-3-1. While they will almost certainly lose to the Saints, it is a nice story for the Cardinals to rattle off three straight wins despite the shoddy teams they have played.

Number 25: Denver Broncos (ELO: 1399, -4)

The Chiefs lost Patrick Mahomes, and the Broncos were still embarrassed at home. That was pitiful.

Number 24: Los Angeles Chargers (ELO: 1409, +0)

The Chargers were probably screwed out of a win, but they should not have gotten the ball back in the first place. They are 2-5.

Number 23: New York Jets (ELO: 1413, -1)

As much as I could trash the Jets, losing by 33 happens when you play the best defense in nearly two decades.

Number 22: Oakland Raiders (ELO: 1438, -3)

Derek Carr and Darren Waller will play in January. They should represent the AFC in the Pro Bowl.

Number 21: Tennessee Titans (ELO: 1444, +4)

With a winnable Week 8, the Titans can get back to .500 and implant themselves in the playoff picture.

Number 20: Pittsburgh Steelers (ELO: 1463, +0)

The Steelers are two games under 500 as of writing, but they have a very talented defense. Watch out, Baltimore.

Number 19: Jacksonville Jaguars (ELO: 1471, +4)

If the Jaguars can beat the Jets, they return to .500. They are still in the hunt.

Number 18: Detroit Lions (ELO: 1492, -1)

The pixie dust is beginning to fade. Despite the best efforts of Marvin Jones, the Lions have lost three straight to fall below .500.

Number 17: Cleveland Browns (ELO: 1496, +1)

The Browns will lose on Sunday, but then they have a plethora of winnable games down the stretch. Watch out, Baltimore.

Number 16: Philadelphia Eagles (ELO: 1513, -5)

All things considered, the Eagles are not dead. They are only one game out of the division, and they still get to play the Dolphins.

Number 15: Chicago Bears (ELO: 1528, -5)

The Bears had an ugly performance last week. On the bright side, they play a team that has somehow disappointed more than the Bears have.

Number 14: Buffalo Bills (ELO: 1537, +1)

The Bills have played one of the softest schedules in the NFL. A win over the Eagles could propel the Bills into the top 10 as it becomes increasingly difficult to keep the Bills from the elite tier of teams.

Number 13: Kansas City Chiefs (ELO: 1558, -4)

Yes, this is because Patrick Mahomes will likely miss time. While he has not been ruled out against the Packers, he will surely not be as effective as a healthy Mahomes would be.

Number 12: Carolina Panthers (ELO: 1560, +0)

The Panthers have a stiff task ahead of them this week, but a win would solidify their place in the NFC hierarchy.

Number 11: Dallas Cowboys (ELO: 1565, +5)

Dallas had a resounding win over the Eagles. Dallas can enjoy their bye as their NFC East rivals likely lose this weekend.

Number 10: Houston Texans (ELO: 1572, -4)

Time will tell if the Gareon Conley trade works or not, but the Texans improved their potential for the season.

Number 9: Los Angeles Rams (ELO: 1580, +4)

In a hectic NFC playoff race, the Rams must take advantage of this week’s weak opponent: the Bengals.

Number 8: Indianapolis Colts (ELO: 1582, +6)

I have been pleasantly surprised by the Colts this season. The offensive line has been outstanding. The defense has become one of the best units in the NFL. Frank Reich is a top-five coach.

Number 7: Seattle Seahawks (ELO: 1629, -4)

The Seahawks ran out of gas in the second half against the Ravens. Russell Wilson had one of his worst games in a long time, and the defense fell flat after the Ravens rattled off chunk runs through Lamar Jackson.

Number 6: Minnesota Vikings (ELO: 1636, +1)

Has Kirk Cousins turned a corner? He has been terrific over the last three weeks. While the Redskins will not pose much of a threat, the Vikings will need the A-game from Cousins down the stretch.

Number 5: Green Bay Packers (ELO: 1640, +3)

Welcome back, Aaron. The Packers could easily jump into the top three with a resounding win in Arrowhead.

Number 4: Baltimore Ravens (ELO: 1665, +1)

The Ravens managed to go undefeated in October, a feat that has seemed impossible in recent years. The Ravens head into their bye with the Patriots looming in Week 9.

Number 3: San Francisco 49ers (ELO: 1672, +1)

They only won by nine, but the 49ers are still undefeated. They welcome 4-0 Kyle Allen on Sunday.

Number 2: New Orleans Saints (ELO: 1755, +0)

The Saints went into Chicago and blasted the Bears. Oh yeah, Drew Brees is not back yet. The Saints are a lock for the NFC Championship Game.

Number 1: New England Patriots (ELO: 1882, +0)

Yeah, yeah, yeah. The Patriots are ridiculous. They have no genuine holes. The defense makes the ‘85 Bears and 2000 Ravens look like children. The Patriots will shatter the 1900 Splash-ELO mark next week.

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