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Where Do The Broncos And Colts Rank In The Latest NFL Power Rankings?

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Photo By Joe Amon/The Denver Post via Getty Images.
Photo By Joe Amon/The Denver Post via Getty Images.

Red Sunday is behind us, and there were a lot of casualties in Week 7. Injuries aside, there were some big moments from over the weekend, with the Indianapolis Colts upsetting the previously undefeated Broncos topping the list.

However, perhaps more surprising are these two notable facts that you would have never guessed prior to the start of the season: The Kansas City Chiefs are the only undefeated team left in the league, and it took seven weeks for the New York Giants to notch their first win of the season.

So how did every team fare in the aftermath of Week 7?

The Football.com NFL Power Rankings are based on votes tallied each week by a panel consisting of Football.com editors Evan Grossman, Allen Kim, Christopher Smith, David Seigerman, Doug Orth, Josh Grossman, Stan Chrapowicki and Zachary Doleiden.

Rank

Team

Record

Last Week

Comments

1

Seattle Seahawks

6-1

2

The Seahawks handily won in what looked to be a trap game, and they’ll only get even more dangerous with Percy Harvin’s debut as a member of the Seahawks right around the corner.

2

Denver Broncos

6-1

1

Denver was bound to fall sooner or later, and their defense has been exposed over the last couple of weeks. However, despite a loss to Indianapolis, they’re still widely considered to be the team to beat in the AFC.

3

Kansas City Chiefs

7-0

5

The Chiefs are the only team with a perfect record, and Andy Reid has done a tremendous job in Kansas City. Their offense won’t always be there, but their suffocating defense will always show up to play.

4

San Francisco 49ers

5-2

6

The 49ers had no trouble beating the Titans, and they’re finally starting to round out into midseason form.

5

Indianapolis Colts

5-2

8

The Colts did the unexpected: they handed the Broncos their first loss of the year. Indianapolis has now defeated three of the best teams in the league, and it’s time they start to get the respect they deserve as title contenders.

6

New Orleans Saints

5-1

4

Let’s see how New Orleans responds coming off their bye after a tough loss with Jimmy Graham potentially out for another week.

7

Green Bay Packers

4-2

7

The loss of Randall Cobb and James Jones did little to slow down the Packers. However, Jermichael Finley could be out for the year, which would be another big blow to their offense.

8

Cincinnati Bengals

5-2

9

The Bengals won another close game, and Andy Dalton is rolling right now. However, their defense is going to suffer without Leon Hall to anchor their secondary.

9

New England Patriots

5-2

3

Losing to the Jets on a field goal after a penalty gave them a second chance hurts, but the one good thing to come out of all of this is that Rob Gronkowski is back, and he looks good after a long layoff.

10

Dallas Cowboys

4-3

12

Dallas dominated the Eagles to take a commanding lead in the NFC East, but

11

Detroit Lions

4-3

13

A huge mistake by their kicker could’ve completely changed the outcome of their game against Cincinnati. While it was a tough loss, they can take some solace in the fact that Calvin Johnson looks primed to wreak havoc once again.

12

Baltimore Ravens

3-4

11

Baltimore is below .500, and it appears that Super Bowl hangover is in full effect right now.

13

San Diego Chargers

4-3

16

San Diego had little trouble disposing of Jacksonville, and they’ve now won two straight.

14

Chicago Bears

4-3

10

Jay Cutler is out for at least four weeks, their defense is a shell of its former self and they’ve lost three of their last four games. Things are looking very bleak in Chicago right now.

15

Tennessee Titans

3-4

14

The Titans have had a rough stretch of games, and they’ve lost each of their last three contests. However, their bye week comes at the perfect time. It should allow them to get Jake Locker back to full strength and the team back on track.

16

Carolina Panthers

3-3

23

The Panthers have won two straight, and with the Buccaneers next up on the schedule, they shouldn’t have too much difficulty stretching that streak to three.

17

Miami Dolphins

3-3

15

The Miami Dolphins have now lost three straight, and they can only hope that their trade for Bryant McKinnie helps to shore up their porous offensive line.

18

New York Jets

4-3

26

After losing six straight games against the Patriots, the Jets finally managed to walk away with a win. They’ve had their ups and downs this season, but this is a huge win for the team.

19

Atlanta Falcons

2-4

21

Matt Ryan and the Falcons didn’t miss a beat with Julio Jones and Roddy White out. They finally broke their losing streak, and they may even get Steven Jackson back this weekend.

20

Pittsburgh Steelers

2-4

25

That’s two in a row for the Steelers. A win against the division-rival Ravens keeps their hopes of a playoff berth alive.

21

Buffalo Bills

3-4

24

The Bills needed that win over the Dolphins with the Saints and Chiefs next up on the schedule.

22

Washington Redskins

2-4

28

Their defense still can’t stop anyone, but RGIII finally looks like he has returned to his pre-injury form.

23

Houston Texans

2-5

19

Houston battled the undefeated Chiefs in closely-contested game all the way until the end, but they were unable to break their losing streak. And to make things even worse, Brian Cushing is going to sit out the rest of the season.

24

Arizona Cardinals

3-4

20

Arizona is more talented than their record indicates, and they really need Carson Palmer to step up. Sharing a division with the Seahawks and 49ers certainly doesn’t help.

25

Cleveland Browns

3-3

17

Any optimism in Cleveland was short-lived now that Brandon Weeden is back under center. It might be time to make a change and see what Jason Campbell can do.

26

Philadelphia Eagles

3-4

18

The Eagles offense was anemic in a big division matchup against the Cowboys, but perhaps Michael Vick’s return to the starting lineup can turn things around.

27

Oakland Raiders

2-4

27

The Raiders better hope that they were able to clean up some of the glaring issues plaguing the team over their bye week.

28

St. Louis Rams

3-4

22

Sam Bradford is out for the year, and the Rams can all but kiss any hopes of making the playoffs goodbye.

29

New York Giants

1-6

31

The Giants finally got the monkey off their back after recording their first win of the season in an ugly, sloppy game.

30

Minnesota Vikings

1-5

29

Josh Freeman was an absolute disaster in his first start for Minnesota, and the Vikings turned in one of the ugliest efforts of the year in their MNF loss.

31

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

0-6

30

Doug Martin is probably out for the year, and the Buccaneers are now in a race with the Jaguars to see who can avoid a winless season.

32

Jacksonville Jaguars

0-7

32

If they can keep this streak going for nine more games, they’ll join the Detroit Lions as the only other team to go 0-16 for the year.