Check out the rankings going into Week 7:
NFL Power Rankings: Will the real Chargers please stand up?
October 15, 2013, 5:30 pm
Scott Krinch and Jake Flannigan
Check out the rankings going into Week 7:
Scott: Despite the score, the game was never in doubt. First true test looms in Indy on Sunday Night Football.
Jake: Avoided a scare against the worst team in the NFL. Just the kind of mid-season wakeup call an undefeated team needed.
Scott: 10 sacks! Kansas City's defense is rocking and rolling right now. Could realistically be 9-0 before Week 11 showdown with the Broncos.
Jake: When the Seahawks go into “Beast Mode” they are as good as anyone in the league.
Scott: I think Marshawn Lynch ate an extra bag of skittles before Sunday's performance against the Titans.
Jake: Oh, so close for the Saints in New England. That dude named Brady can still get it done.
Scott: Rob Ryan's face said it at all after the Saints' last minute collapse against the Patriots.
Jake: I’ve seen enough to know the Chiefs are here to stay in 2013. Let the playoff countdown begin.
Scott: I'm not sure how the Patriots are doing it, but somehow Belichick's cast of characters are getting it done.
Jake: Rodgers is going to have his work cut out for him with more injuries to key weapons.
Scott: With Cobb and Jones down, I'm sure Rodgers will make some unknown wide receiver a household name.
Jake: Deserve a few bumps up based on a solid home victory over one of the best teams in football.
Scott: Run, run, run and run some more. It's the model to success in San Francisco.
Jake: Don’t forget about that Davis guy at tight end. Oops, too late.
Scott: The dancing machine, Joseph Fauria, has been a matchup nightmare of opposing secondaries.
Jake: Dalton to Green is a thing of beauty. The more we see it, the more the Bengals win.
Scott: Brutal run defense in San Diego. Need to shore it up ASAP if they want to upset the Broncos.
Jake: The Chargers made the Colts look about as mediocre as...well, the Chargers.
Scott: Jay Cutler is on pace for career-high numbers. The big question in Chicago? Can he keep it up?
Jake: Stafford is proving he will be elite, he may be elite now. And, he was probably always elite.
Scott: If the Bengals want to be elite they need to put away a team that starts their practice squad quarterback.
Jake: No turnovers for the offense and multiple forced by the defense is always a recipe for success in Chicago.
Scott: Has Ray Rice declined that much already or is the Ravens' run blocking just that bad?
Jake: The Fins don’t even play and they move up. Need to smother Bills early in Week 7 contest.
Scott: A decimated defense somehow performs better than a healthy Cowboys defense ... go figure.
Jake: It’s impossible to deny that the Cowboys have talent. Will they show it off or squander it this week against the Eagles?
Scott: I hope their offensive line practiced 24/7 during the bye week.
Jake: The great Ray Rice disappearing act.
Scott: Rivers-to-Allen ... I think the Chargers have found their next Vincent Jackson.
Jake: If Arizona could just limit the turnovers, they would be right in the thick of things in the NFC.
Scott: When Chip Kelly's offense is clicking it looks pretty unstoppable even with Foles at the helm.
Jake: Bradford looked amazing, while the defense and special teams was even more impressive.
Scott: The Titans need Jake Locker back in the worst way. Who would have predicted that in preseason?
Jake: A trio of TD’s from Foles gave the Eagles what they needed to get past the Bucs.
Scott: Has Sam Bradford turned the corner? Is it a product of playing two straight bad teams? Maybe a little of both.
Jake: Carolina is up and down. Last week against the Vikings they were out of this world good.
Scott: When Geno Smith looks bad, he looks downright awful. Maybe not Tebow awful, but Sanchez awful.
Jake: The strangest team in the NFL. I thought they were pretenders. Then I knew they were pretenders. Now, I can’t pretend like the Chargers didn’t just defeat the Colts.
Scott: It doesn't get any easier for the Hoyer-less Browns as they head to Lambeau in Week 7.
Jake: It’s tough to look on the bright side when you play two of the best teams in the NFC in back-to-back weeks without your starting QB.
Scott: Obviously Palmer isn't the long-term answer in Arizona, but it's not looking like he's the short-term answer either.
Jake: Houston...we have MORE than a just a problem.
Scott: Good Cam, bad Cam, good Cam, bad Cam. This week Carolina got excellent Cam.
Jake: Time is running out for the Redskins to reverse an awful start to the season.
Scott: Here comes Mr. Matt "stealing money" Flynn to the rescue in Buffalo.
Jake: Did anyone think a Week 7 game against the Bucs would be a must-win for the Falcons.
Scott: Fans were excited about Yates for all of two minutes until he promptly threw a Schaub-six.
Jake: Bad loss to the Steelers. Can make a splash with a home win over the Pats this week.
Scott: Just when you thought the Dolphins would set a record for sacks allowed in a single season. Here comes the Raiders.
Jake: Not sure why Josh Gordon hasn’t been traded yet.
Scott: No Jones, maybe Roddy White. Defense hurting. This team is an absolute mess right now.
Jake: Played the Bengals really tough, but the losses are mounting and Matt Flynn has been added.
Scott: I'm making a bold prediction: The Steelers will make the playoffs in 2013.
Jake: Didn’t have enough firepower to hang with K.C.
Scott: RGIII is starting to look like himself again. It won't matter because the Redskins defense can't seem to stop anyone.
Jake: Finally...the Steelers got a victory. Ironically the same week the Pirates cooled off.
Scott: It's time to see if Freeman can be the long-term answer.
Jake: Stuck with the Bears, but still winless after six games in New York is a magnet for criticism.
Scott:Will be shocked if the Giants don't pick up their first victory against the Vikings on Monday Night Football.
Jake: You would think Minnesota could get back on track with a win over the Giants. But, I bet you it doesn’t play out that way.
Scott: At least Justin Blackmon is making fantasy owners very happy.
Jake: Glennon had some nice connections to Jackson, but came up short against the Eagles.
Scott: Blah. There's not much else you can say about the Bucs right now.
Jake: The Jaguars aren’t as bad as we thought they were. Yet, they’re still without a win in 2013.