Post Week 6 NFL Top 12 Power Rankings
Week six of the 2012 NFL season is over and it’s time for the weekly power rankings. We saw some great games this week in Houston, San Diego, Seattle, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington D.C. There were two huge games that everyone was penciling in as huge games this week and they were the New York Giants vs San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers vs Houston Texans games. Both games turned into routs, but were very exciting. Two teams came into the week undefeated, but only one remained undefeated, and that was the Atlanta Falcons, not the Houston Texans. Anyways, let’s get to the rankings.
1.Atlanta Falcons (6-0) defeated Oakland Raiders 23-20. Last Week (2). The Falcons get a scare at home by the Raiders, but hang on to their undefeated streak thanks to their relentless passing attack.
2.Baltimore Ravens (5-1) defeated Dallas Cowboys 31-29. Last Week (4). The Ravens hold on at home after they lose Ray Lewis (torn triceps) and Ladarius Webb (torn ACL) for the season. Rough times in Baltimore.
3.New York Giants (4-2) defeated San Francisco 49ers 26-3. Last Week (8). The Giants go into Candlestick Park and manhandle the Niners like no one has done this season. The Giants are looking like a Super Bowl contender again. Watch out.
4.Houston Texans (5-1) lost to Green Bay Packers 42-24. Last Week (1). The Texans get routed at home on national tv, but in a weak AFC, they’re still not in bad shape at all.
5.Green Bay Packers (3-3) defeated Houston Texans 42-24. Last Week (12). The Packers rout the Texans on the road and hand them their first loss. It looks like Aaron Rodgers (6 TD passes) is back.
6.Chicago Bears (4-1) BYE WEEK. Last Week (6). The Bears watch the Vikings lose, so they claim sole possession of first place in the NFC North during their bye week.
7.San Francisco 49ers (4-2) lost to New York Giants 26-3. Last Week (3). The 49ers get routed at home and gotta get back on track quickly as they get the week seven Thursday night game against their division rivals, the Seattle Seahawks, with first place on the line.
8.New England Patriots (3-3) lost to Seattle Seahawks 24-23. Last Week (5). The Pats, up 23-10 in the fourth quarter, get stunned as the Seahawks mount a huge comeback and force the Patriots into a four-way tie for first place in the AFC East at 3-3.
9.Seattle Seahawks (4-2) defeated New England Patriots 24-23. Last Week (N/R). The Seahawks come back from being down 13 points in the fourth quarter and jump into a first place tie with San Francisco and Arizona in the NFC West, as they play the 49ers on Thursday night at Candlestick. This defense is scary.
10.Denver Broncos (3-3) defeated San Diego Chargers 35-24. Last Week (N/R). The Broncos, down 24-0 at halftime, mount the biggest comeback in Monday Night Football history, as they score 35 points in the second half to win in San Diego. Peyton Manning threw for three touchdown passes and the Broncos got two turnovers returned for touchdowns. Tremendous second half performance.
11.Minnesota Vikings (4-2) lost to Washington Redskins 38-26. Last Week (7). The Vikings fall back down to earth a little bit as RG3 proves to be too much for the Vikings defense to handle.
12.Arizona Cardinals (4-2) lost to Buffalo Bills 19-16 in Overtime. Last Week (9). The Cardinals started 4-0, but have now lost two in a row and are beginning to lose the credibility they gained by starting 4-0. This defense is solid, but the offense is just not that good to keep up with other teams.