And things get even quieter in the Top 12 this week, with barely any movement. Indy/Denver and Cincy/Detroit may cause a shakeup. Also 7 of the 12 teams are on the road this week, so there could be some unexpected upsets to be had in Week 7.
#1 – Denver Broncos
That wasn't the most convincing win for the Broncos on Sunday, but the teams below them really didn't do anything worthy of dethroning Denver.
Last Week: 1 Change: 0 Record: 6-0 Next Game: @ Colts
#2 – New Orleans Saints
I won't drop the Saints for that last second loss. The game could have easily gone the other way and it was a quality hard-fought game by both teams.
Last Week: 2 Change: 0 Record: 5-1 Next Game: Bye Week
#3 – Seattle Seahawks
Seattle should continue to cruise tonight against Arizona, although anything can happy on these sloppy Thursday nights.
Last Week: 3 Change: 0 Record: 5-1 Next Game: @ Cardinals
#4 – New England Patriots
I hesitated to bump the Patriots up after losing Mayo for the season, and with Talib and Amendola banged up, and with Gronk still unlikely to play, and…
You get the picture. Still, that win was far too sweet for me to not give the Patriots even a little bit of acknowledgement for what will most likely be the game of the season.
Last Week: 5 Change: +1 Record: 5-1 Next Game: @ Jets
#5 – San Francisco 49ers
If the Patriots go up, the Niners must go down. It's not like that was the most convincing win against the Cardinals on Sunday.
Last Week: 4 Change: -1 Record: 4-2 Next Game: @ Titans
#6 – Green Bay Packers
Week by week, the Packers are making their way back into the NFC North race. Now they just need the Bears and Lions to start stumbling.
Last Week: 6 Change: 0 Record: 3-2 Next Game: vs. Browns
#7 – Kansas City Chiefs
While they have yet to beat a team of great merit, 6-0 is still 6-0. As the wins keep piling up, the Chiefs will inevitably keep moving up.
Last Week: 10 Change: +3 Record: 6-0 Next Game: vs. Texans
#8 – Cincinnati Bengals
The Bengals continue their up and down play, needing overtime to get past the Bills a week after clamping down on the Pats.
Last Week: 8 Change: 0 Record: 4-2 Next Game: @ Lions
#9 – Chicago Bears
In all likelihood, Chicago will be 5-2 next week. I'm still not convinced that they are a playoff team though.
Last Week: 9 Change: 0 Record: 4-2 Next Game: @ Redskins
#10 – Indianapolis Colts
Bad loss for Indy. Hopefully that motivates them to come out swinging against Denver.
Last Week: 7 Change: -3 Record: 4-2 Next Game: vs. Colts
#11 – Detroit Lions
Detroit took care of business and is keeping things interesting in the NFC North.
Last Week: 11 Change: 0 Record: 4-2 Next Game: vs. Bengals
#12 – San Diego Chargers
As usual, this final spot could have gone to any number of teams. I went with the Bolts since they had a big win over Indy. They are also the team least likely to make me look stupid with their play this upcoming week. They won't lose to the Jaguars? Right?
Last Week: N/A Change: N/A Record: 3-3 Next Game: @ Jaguars