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2017 NFL power rankings: Week 7 edition

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We’re back with 2017 NFL power rankings following the sixth week of the season. You can NOT be serious!

NFL: San Francisco 49ers at Washington Redskins Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

I just can’t even anymore. I’m running out of thoughts on this. The San Francisco 49ers lost to Washington 26-24 on Sunday, and ran their winless streak to six games to open the 2017 season. More importantly, they have now lost five straight games by a field goal or less, which is an NFL record. Their point differential is 13 during that stretch, which is also an NFL record.

We’re back with Week 6 of our 2017 NFL power rankings. We’ll have a round-up of media power rankings, but as we’ve been doing, I thought that once again we’d offer our own version. It is entirely my opinion, so there will be plenty of disagreement.

I dropped the 49ers one more spot, behind the now 1-5 New York Giants. The Giants lost Odell Beckham and Brandon Marshall for the season, and still managed to spring the huge road upset of Denver. What the heck was that? I considered moving them a little higher, but I really don’t know what to do with them.

Speaking of what to do with a team, the Green Bay Packers are officially an odd one. They lost to the Minnesota Vikings following Aaron Rodgers’ broken collarbone. Brett Hundley will get the starting nod moving forward. I dropped them from No. 2 to No. 11, but should I have dropped them further?

The Kansas City Chiefs finally lost, losing 19-13 at home to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Considering how the Steelers looked the week before in losing to the Jacksonville Jaguars, the NFL remains so hard to figure out. The Philadelphia Eagles are playing well right now, and a road win in Carolina looked like reason enough to bump them to No. 1. But I don’t really know who will end up with the best record by the time the season ends.

Week 7 NFL power rankings

Week 7 NFL power rankings

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