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2012 NFL Power Rankings Going Into Week 7


Athlon Sports weekly rankings of the best and worst teams in the NFL starts at the top with the lone remaining undefeated team, the Atlanta Falcons, and goes all the way to the bottom with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Here are our NFL Power Rankings following Week 6 of the season:

1. Falcons (6-0) Bryant’s late 55-yard FG preserves unbeaten record.

2. Giants (4-2) Stomp 49ers in 23-point blowout in NFC title rematch.

3. Packers (3-3) Rodgers ties Matt Flynn’s team record with six TDs.

4. Texans (5-1) Watt mocks Rodgers’ dance, Packers get last laugh.

5. 49ers (4-2) Harbaugh suffers worst loss as coach in San Fran.

6. Ravens (5-1) Own best current home win streak, with 14 straight.

7. Bears (4-1) Return from bye week to face rival Lions on MNF.

8. Seahawks (4-2) Sherman tweets to Brady, “U Mad Bro?” after win.

9. Patriots (3-3) Top-ranked offense beaten by Hawks’ No. 1 defense.

10. Broncos (3-3) Manning leads 24-point comeback to beat Bolts.

11. Eagles (3-3) Fire DC Juan Castillo, promote DB coach Todd Bowles.

12. Chargers (3-3) Rivers’ four INTs, two fumbles lead to epic meltdown.

13. Bengals (3-3) A.J. Green leading league with 628 receiving yards.

14. Steelers (2-3) Lose at Titans for fifth loss in last six road games.

15. Cowboys (2-3) Recover onside kick, but miss 51-yard FG in defeat.

16. Redskins (3-3) RG3 shows off QB-record 4.41 time in 40-yard dash.

17. Vikings (4-2) Defense allows RG3 to run for fifth-most yards by QB.

18. Cardinals (4-2) Eight-game home win streak ends in OT vs. Buffalo.

19. Jets (3-3) Green rushes for career-high 161 yards in victory.

20. Saints (1-4) Vilma cleared to play, prepares to come off PUP list.

21. Titans (2-4) Win in prime time day after Nashville debuts on ABC.

22. Lions (2-3) Score 17 points in last 10 minutes to force OT in win.

23. Bills (3-3) Byrd INT sets up game-winning FG by Lindell in OT.

24. Dolphins (3-3) Beat Rams despite being outgained 461-to-209.

25. Rams (3-3) Zuerlein misses desperation 66-yard FG in defeat.

26. Buccaneers (2-3) Barber records 45th career INT, scores 14th TD.

27. Colts (2-3) Unable to recreate second-half comeback magic.

28. Browns (1-5) End 11-game losing streak on Weeden’s 29th B-day.

29. Panthers (1-4) All eyes on Newton following much-needed bye.

30. Raiders (1-4) Leave Falcons too much time after late touchdown.

31. Chiefs (1-5) Quinn now 3–10 as a starter after loss at Tampa.

32. Jaguars (1-4) Headed from blackout city to Black Hole after bye.