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NFL power rankings, Week 7: There's a lot of mediocrity in the NFL right now

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Week 6 of the 2015 NFL season is a wrap, and the 49ers managed to win. They join a pretty mediocre middle of the pack. We present Week 7 NFL power rankings!

Week 6 is officially a wrap following an ugly but fairly lopsided Monday Night Football game. The Philadelphia Eagles turned two Eli Manning interceptions and a Rashad Jennings fumble into a 27-7 victory over the New York Giants. As ugly as things have been for the Eagles, they are suddenly tied with the Giants atop the NFC East.

And really, that sort of sums up the middle of the pack in my Week 7 NFL power rankings. The first nine teams were pretty easy to rank, with the top three remaining the same. I dropped the Broncos a spot because they are clearly the worst of the undefeated teams. They are getting the job done, but it is far from pretty. And as it gets colder, Peyton Manning seems likely only to get worse.

After the Minnesota Vikings at No. 9, it was a tall order. I went with the Pittsburgh Steelers at No. 10 in part because they managed the win over the Cardinals, and in part because they should get Ben Roethlisberger back fairly soon. Landry Jones is not the long-term answer, but he helped them beat the Arizona Cardinals.

After that, the 3-3, 2-3 and 2-4 teams are a whole lot of ugly. I bumped the 49ers up from No. 27 to No. 21, but for a lot of these teams, you could mix them in anywhere. Their win over the Baltimore Ravens showed us they can manage to beat bad teams, and there are a lot of bad teams in the NFL. There are 18 teams with a record of 1-5, 2-3 or 2-4. I get that there will be a lot of teams with bad records, but it just feels like there are more mediocre-to-bad teams than normal. Parity has just about reached its ugly conclusion. Congrats, NFL!

Rank Team LW
1 New England Patriots (5-0) 1
2 Green Bay Packers (6-0) 2
3 Cincinnati Bengals (6-0) 3
4 Carolina Panthers (5-0) 6
5 Denver Broncos (6-0) 5
6 New York Jets (4-1) 8
7 Atlanta Falcons (5-1) 4
8 Arizona Cardinals (4-2) 7
9 Minnesota Vikings (3-2) 9
10 Pittsburgh Steelers (4-2) 12
11 St. Louis Rams (2-3) 15
12 Indianapolis Colts (3-3) 13
13 New York Giants (3-3) 10
14 Philadelphia Eagles (3-3) 17
15 Buffalo Bills (3-3) 11
16 Seattle Seahawks (2-4) 14
17 Oakland Raiders (2-3) 18
18 Dallas Cowboys (2-3) 19
19 Miami Dolphins (2-3) 24
20 San Diego Chargers (2-4) 16
21 San Francisco 49ers (2-4) 27
22 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-3) 21
23 Cleveland Browns (2-4) 23
24 New Orleans Saints (2-4) 28
25 Chicago Bears (2-4) 22
26 Washington (2-4) 20
27 Detroit Lions (1-5) 32
28 Houston Texans (2-4) 31
29 Baltimore Ravens (1-5) 26
30 Tennessee Titans (1-4) 25
31 Jacksonville Jaguars (1-5) 29
32 Kansas City Chiefs (1-5) 30