Cincinnati Bengals

Week 7 NFL Power Rankings: Burrow, Chase Propel Bengals Into Top 10

The Bengals rocket into the top 10 in the NerdBall NFL Power Rankings. Here's how the teams stack up heading into Week 7.

Welcome to the NerdBall NFL Power Rankings. We love data here, and produce many statistics to help you identify those edges needed to help you win your fantasy leagues and make money playing DFS or betting on NFL games. One of the key stats we bring to you are out team NEFF ratings, a statistical analysis of team performance that allows us to rank the 32 NFL teams to show you who’s statistically good (and not so good).

In these weekly power rankings, I am going to take those NEFF rankings and look to layer on my own tape review of each team to give an alternative view of how the teams in the NFL should be ranked, with some short commentary over why the teams are ranked where they are.

After a big week for the Bengals offense, they find themselves inside the top 10. Meanwhile, a bad loss for the Packers has them tumbling down the rankings.

Without further ado, let’s get into my NFL power rankings heading into Week 7.

RankTeamLast Week+/-NEFF RankONEFF RankDNEFF RankNotes
1Buffalo Bills
10112Big time win on the road in Kansas City and still the cream of the NFL crop. Good time for a bye week to regroup and go again
2Philadelphia Eagles
20245Headed for their bye week by staying perfect holding off a spirited Cowboys fightback
3Kansas City Chiefs
4111226They may have lost to the Bills but they ran them close and are still a major player in the AFC
4Minnesota Vikings
73121022Its not always pretty but the Vikings keep on winning and have breathing space in the NFC North
5Dallas Cowboys
614232A divisional loss to the Eagles but Dak is set to return to compliment their top-3 defense
6San Francisco 49ers
3-33161A disappointing loss to the Falcons impacted by the injuries on defense mean they drop down this week
7Tampa Bay Buccaneers
5-26185Still a mess on offense but remain favorites in the NFC South
8Los Angeles Chargers
1028821Scrappy win over the Broncos but keeping pace with the Chiefs
9Baltimore Ravens
8-114618Would be 4-2 but for an end game meltdown from Lamar vs the Giants. Still a top-10 team for me at the moment
10Cincinnati Bengals
14471273 wins out of 4 and a big game from Chase pushes the Bengals into the top-10
11New England Patriots
176579Back to back wins by more than 20 points and the Bears up next for the in-form Patriots
12Los Angeles Rams
153192810Much better from the Rams offense this week as they head into their bye week
13Miami Dolphins
11-2281429Dolphins drop again after third straight loss but Tua should return in Week 7
14New York Giants
217172214I'm starting to think the Giants might just be a good team. Brian Daboll in the running for coach of the year
15Tennessee Titans
161252125Slight bump despite the bye week as teams around them struggled in Week 6
16Green Bay Packers
9-7161416Looking distinctly average after back to back losses to New York teams
17Cleveland Browns
12-513527Dominated by the Patriots and defensively looking worse each week
18New York Jets
22492411A fully deserved win in Green Bay and the Jets are motoring up the rankings
19Atlanta Falcons
201271328Brilliant win over the 49ers and I'm enjoying the wild ride the Falcons are taking us on this season
20New Orleans Saints
13-710924One of the hardest teams to rank due to their offensive injuries but still in touch in the NFC South
21Seattle Seahawks
243312030Did enough to beat the disappointing Cardinals in the too close to call NFC West
22Arizona Cardinals
18-4201920Another disappointing loss and the Cardinals hope the return of DeAndre Hopkins gives them a spark to ignite their season
23Indianapolis Colts
296292913Signs of life from the Colts' offense against the Jaguars bu still the worst team with a winning record.
24Pittsburgh Steelers
251302522I did not see that win coming but it keeps the Steelers in touch in the AFC North
25Denver Broncos
23-221304Defensively intimidating but still a huge number of question marks on offense
26Jacksonville Jaguars
19-7151711Heartbreaking loss to the Colts has the Jaguars on a 3 game losing streak and free-falling down the rankings
27Detroit Lions
26-124332Drop one during the bye week and hope to see some defensive improvement in Week 7
28Las Vegas Raiders
27-1231131Like the Lions, drop one spot during the bye week with the Colts moving up
29Washington Commanders
28-1212717They may have stacked their second win but it was against a poor Bears team and now they've lost Carson Wentz for up to 6 weeks
30Houston Texans
31118268Bye week bump for the Texans with Carolina's fall
31Chicago Bears
321263114Only move up due to the mess in Carolina. 7 points against the Commanders was a poor show
32Carolina Panthers
30-2323218An interim coach, injured quarterbacks and looking to trade their best assets pushes the Panthers to the bottom of the rankings

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