Dr J's Week Seven NFL Power Rankings

Okay Bostonians….take a deep breath…but as I've watched the MLB playoffs, I've seen the Angels, the Yankees, and now the Cardinals make the all mistakes that are historically linked to the Red Sox. The Curse is officially oh-va!

1) New England (6-0)
Last week: 1st, Defeated NY Jets 17-3
Is there anything that this team can't do?

2) Philadelphia (6-0)
Last Week: 2nd, Defeated Cleveland 34-31 in OT
Boy, that T.O. sure is sensitive isn't he? Wonder if he'd rip down my column if I called him an ass…

3) Minnesota (5-1)
Last Week: 4th, Defeated Tennessee 20-3
Daunte Culpepper is more efficient than spectacular, but club still wins easily.

4) Indianapolis (4-2)
Last Week: 3rd, Lost to Jacksonville 27-24
Reggie Wayne, you're fighting a battle that you can't possibly win.

5) Jacksonville (5-2)
Last Week: 11th, Defeated Indianapolis 27-24
This team is something special. Mark it down.

6) St. Louis (4-3)
Last Week: 5th, Lost to Miami 31-14
Okay, what the hell was that?

7) Denver (5-2)
Last week: 6th, Lost to Cincinnati 23-10
Cheap shots (George Foster) and defensive miscues (Champ Bailey) do Broncos in.

8) NY Jets (5-1)
Last Week: 7th, Lost to New England 17-3
Just not New York's week…

9) Pittsburgh (5-1)
Last Week: 10th, Bye
It's 1983 all over again with Ben Roethlisberger playing the role of Dan Marino.

10) Atlanta (5-2)
Last Week: 9th, Lost to Kansas City 56-10
Staunch Falcon defense gives up eight rushing TD's…

11) NY Giants (4-2)
Last Week: 8th, Lost to Detroit 28-13
See the Jets…

12) Baltimore (4-2)
Last Week: 13th, Defeated Buffalo 20-6
Defense looking spectacular again, but they lose Jonathan Ogden.

13) San Diego (4-3)
Last Week: 14th, Defeated Carolina 17-6
Chargers defense comes through when offense falters to start the game.

14) Detroit (4-2)
Last Week: 18th, Defeated NY Giants 28-13
Look who's the big bad road team! One of two teams 3-0 on road this season (Philadelphia.)

15) Houston (3-3)
Last Week: 16th, Bye
David Carr looking more impressive each week.

16) Green Bay (3-4)
Last Week: 19th, Defeated Dallas 41-20
Just when you think they're done…

17) Cleveland (3-4)
Last Week: 17th, Lost to Philadelphia 34-31
Jeff Garcia gives everything he has in tough loss.

18) Kansas City (2-4)
Last week: 23rd, Defeated Atlanta 56-10

19) Seattle (3-3)
Last Week: 5th, Lost to Arizona 25-17
A potential NFC favorite looking like paper champions.

20) Washington (2-4)
Last Week: 20th, Bye
I wonder what Daniel Snyder is doing to fight the urge to can his idol head coach?

21) New Orleans (3-4)
Last Week: 21st, Defeated Oakland 31-26
A maddeningly inconsistent but talented team.

22) Tennessee (2-5)
Last Week: 15th, Lost to Minnesota 20-3
You've gotta feel for Steve McNair.

23) Dallas (2-4)
Last week: 15th, Lost to Green Bay 41-20
Parcells' magic already running low?

24) Tampa Bay (2-5)
Last Week: 25th, Defeated Chicago 19-7
Bucs defense holds Bears to 167 yards on offense.

25) Cincinnati (2-4)
Last Week: 26th, Defeated Denver 23-10
Chad Johnson takes the Pepto Bismol and has a better game.

26) Arizona (2-4)
Last Week: 29th, Defeated Seattle 25-17
Emmitt Smith has found the fountain of youth that Jerry Rice didn't.

27) Miami (1-6)
Last Week: 32nd, Defeated St. Louis 31-14
Dolphins score four TD's on offense matching their total from the first six games.

28) Carolina (1-5)
Last week: 24th, Lost to San Diego 17-6
Jake Delhomme and Panthers offense misfiring once and again.

29) Buffalo (1-5)
Last Week: 27th, Lost to Baltimore 20-6
It's sad to watch Drew Bledsoe deteriorating like this.

30) San Francisco (1-5)
Last Week: 31st, Bye
There's light in the Bay Area. But just a little…

31) Oakland (2-5)
Last Week: 30th, Lost to New Orleans 31-26
Kerry Collins puts it together, but Raiders still lose.

32) Chicago (1-5)
Last Week: 28th, Lost to Tampa Bay 19-7
A travesty, a sham, and a mockery.

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