NFL Top 10 Power Rankings Week 6 Edition
Six of the 17 weeks in the 2011 NFL season have been completed and what do you know, I’m making even more changes to my weekly top 10 power rankings. Lots of surprises in week six and upsets. Detroit proved to be human, Tampa Bay got back on track, the Jets snapped their three game losing streak. But will any of these three tams make it into the top 10? Lets find out now, here is my NFL Top 10 Power Rankings for after Week 6.
1.Green Bay Packers (6-0) defeated St.Louis Rams 24-3. Last week (1). The reigning champs remain the only perfect team through six weeks and don’t look like they’ll be slowed down.
2.New England Patriots (5-1) defeated Dallas Cowboys 20-16. Last week (3). Tom Brady did it again, by driving the Patriots down field for a winning touchdown drive with under 2 minutes.
3.Baltimore Ravens (4-1) defeated Houston Texans 29-14. Last week (5). The Ravens defense proves to be the best in the league shutting down the Houston defense. Offense looks good too.
4.San Francisco 49ers (5-1) defeated Detroit Lions 25-19. Last week (6). The 49ers looks terrific under new head coach Jim Harbaugh knocking off the undefeated Lions.
5.New Orleans Saints (4-2) lost to Tampa Bay Buccaneers 26-20. Last week (5). After coach Sean Peyton was knocked out with a Torn MCL and Broken Leg, the Saints flopped to a Bucs team that lost to San Fran last week 48-3, still, without their head coach, they only lost by six on the road to an up and coming team.
6.Detroit Lions (5-1) lost to San Francisco 49ers 25-19. Last week (2). After a roaring perfect start to the first five games of the year, Detroit came back down to earth with a home loss vs San Francisco. Still, they kept the game close, even without RB Jahvid Best who suffered another concussion.
7.Oakland Raiders (4-2) defeated Cleveland Browns 24-17. Last week (9). First home game without legendary owner Al Davis, Oakland took care of business against the lowly Browns, but did lose QB Jason Campbell to a broken collarbone.
8.Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-2) defeated New Orleans Saints 26-20. Last week (N/R). After being humiliated by the 49ers last week, the Bucs pulled off a huge upset win at home vs their division rivals.
9.San Diego Chargers (4-1) BYE WEEK. Last week (8). With a week off, the Chargers had a chance to get everyone healthy and ready for their week seven battle in New York with the Jets.
10.New York Giants (4-2) defeated Buffalo Bills 27-24. Last week (N/R). The Giants got a huge win at home against the previously 4-1 Bills, and are atop first place in the NFC East.
N/R = Not Ranked
NFC Player Of The Week: Falcons RB Michael Turner – 27 carries , 139 yards , 2 TDs.
HM: Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw – 26 carries , 104 yards , 3 TDs.
AFC Player Of The Week: Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall – 23 carries , 146 yards , 1 TD.
HM: Jets CB Darrell Revis – 2 Interceptions , 100 return yards , 1 TD.
Upset Of The Week: Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeat New Orleans Saints 26-20.
HM: San Francisco 49ers defeat Detroit Lions 25-19.
Most Exciting Game Of The Week: San Francisco 49ers defeat Detroit Lions 25-19.
HM: New York Giants defeat Buffalo Bills 27-24.
HM = Honorable Mention
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