Dr. J's Week Six NFL Power Rankings

New Englanders everywhere, I ask you, "Do you believe in miracles?" Massachusetts right now, is the sports capital of the world…even WITH the Celtics in the area…

1) New England (5-0)
Last week: 1st, Defeated Seattle 30-20
I hope people in New England are paying SOME attention to this remarkable team.

2) Philadelphia (5-0)
Last Week: 2nd, Defeated Carolina 30-8
Eagles clicking on all cylinders now.

3) Indianapolis (4-1)
Last Week: 3rd, Bye
Jacksonville played them tough last time.

4) Minnesota (4-1)
Last Week: 4th, Defeated New Orleans 38-31
Vikings putting up points at will, may not miss Randy Moss much.

5) St. Louis (4-2)
Last Week: 6th, Defeated Tampa Bay 28-21
Did anyone even see this game?

6) Denver (5-1)
Last week: 7th, Defeated Oakland 31-3
Mike Shanahan is now 15-4 against the Raiders as Broncos coach.

7) NY Jets (5-0)
Last Week: 9th, Defeated San Francisco 22-14
Think those Jets/Yankee fans want a piece of the Patriots this week?

8) NY Giants (4-1)
Last Week: 8th, Bye
All's good in New York, well, ALMOST….right Yankee fans?

9) Atlanta (5-1)
Last Week: 10th, Defeated San Diego 21-20
Maybe, just maybe, the Falcons should let Michael Vick run a little after all.

10) Pittsburgh (5-1)
Last Week: 11th, Defeated Dallas 24-20
That's four straight for Ben Roethlisberger to start his career.

11) Jacksonville (4-2)
Last Week: 16th, Defeated Kansas City 22-16
A gutsy performance by Byron Leftwich who is making a career of them.

12) Seattle (3-2)
Last Week: 5th, Lost to New England 30-20
Jerry Rice in the great Northwest? Is that the difference?

13) Baltimore (3-2)
Last Week: 12th, Bye
Jamal Lewis begins his suspension.

14) San Diego (3-3)
Last Week: 14th, Lost to Atlanta 21-20
Chargers get a boost with the trade for Keenan McCardell.

15) Dallas (2-3)
Last week: 13th, Lost to Pittsburgh 24-20
A turnover late allows the Cowboys to steal defeat from the jaws of victory.

16) Houston (3-3)
Last Week: 23rd, Defeated Tennessee 20-10
Texans making big strides so far this season.

15) Tennessee (2-4)
Last Week: 15th, Lost to Houston 20-10
Air McNair is befuddled by Texans defense and throws four INTs.

17) Cleveland (3-3)
Last Week: 22nd, Defeated Cincinnati 34-17
Jeff Garcia is skittish, huh?

18) Detroit (3-2)
Last Week: 17th, Lost to Green Bay 38-10
Even when they are reeling, the Lions can't handle the Packers.

19) Green Bay (2-4)
Last Week: 21st, Defeated Detroit 38-10
Much-maligned Packers defense holds Lions to 125 yards in total offense.

20) Washington (2-4)
Last Week: 26th, Defeated Chicago 13-10
Clinton Portis averages 19 yards a carry against the Bears.

21) New Orleans (2-4)
Last Week: 20th, Lost to Minnesota 38-31
Looks like the same old story in the Big Easy.

23) Kansas City (1-4)
Last week: 19th, Lost to Jacksonville 22-16
Chiefs offense gets the yards, but not the points.

24) Carolina (1-4)
Last week: 18th, Lost to Philadelphia 30-8
The post Super Bowl hangover continues for the Panthers.

25) Tampa Bay (1-5)
Last Week: 24th, Lost to St. Louis 28-21
If you lose on Monday night and no one sees it, does it count?

26) Cincinnati (1-4)
Last Week: 25th, Lost to Cleveland 34-17
Bengals looking like Bungles again.

27) Buffalo (1-4)
Last Week: 31st, Defeated Miami 20-13
Willis McGahee gets his 1st career 100 yard rushing game against a tough Miami defense.

28) Chicago (1-4)
Last Week: 27th, Lost to Washington 13-10
Sure it's a head coaching job Lovie Smith, kinda…

29) Arizona (1-4)
Last Week: 29th, Bye
They didn't play this week. Not much different than most weeks.

30) Oakland (2-4)
Last Week: 28th, Lost to Denver 31-3
Raiders only gained 145 total yards to Denver's 444.

31) San Francisco (1-5)
Last Week: 30th, Lost to NY Jets 22-14
Niners blow lead and game by finding a way to give it away as often as possible.

32) Miami (0-6)
Last Week: 32nd, Lost to Buffalo 20-13
Not even in their expansion year were the Dolphins this bad.

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