NFL Power Rankings: Breaking Down Which Teams Will Move Most Following Week 7

Ryan DavenportContributor IOctober 20, 2013

CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 13: Quarterback Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions passes during the first half against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on October 13, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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The first six weeks of the 2013 NFL schedule have brought us a number of unpredictable results, which is why there are so many teams in unexpected positions in the standings. 

Playoff teams from a year ago such as the Vikings, Falcons and Redskins are among the league's worst, while others, such as the Chiefs and Saints have bounced back from disappointing 2012 campaigns to stunningly impressive starts. 

Heading into a full slate of clashes, here's a look at which teams will move the most following Week 7. 

 

RankTeam
1Broncos
2Chiefs
3Saints
4Seahawks
549ers
6Patriots
7Colts
8Packers
9Bears
10Lions
11Cowboys
12Ravens
13Eagles
14Bengals
15Dolphins
16Cardinals
17Chargers
18Jets
19Rams
20Texans
21Panthers
22Browns
23Steelers
24Redskins
25Raiders
26Vikings
27Falcons
28Bills
29Titans
30Buccaneers
31Giants
32Jaguars

 

Colts

After Indianapolis dropped a disappointing loss to the Chargers in Week 6, the Colts have an emotional clash with the Broncos up next. 

Of course, most of the headlines will be locked on whether former star quarterback Peyton Manning can defeat the heir to his throne in Andrew Luck on the road. 

Obviously, there's no shame in losing to the electric Denver offense, but a second consecutive loss would leave the Colts at 4-3. 

 

Jets

Rex Ryan's chances at remaining with the New York Jets were starting to look good heading into Week 6, but things have gone downhill since then.

Last week, the Steelers handed the Jets a demoralizing defeat for their first win of the season, and now, with Geno Smith and company sitting at 3-3 heading into their all-important divisional tilt with the Patriots, things won't get easier in Week 7. 

It was always unlikely that Rex would be able to save his job, but a second consecutive loss, this time against a hated opponent in the Patriots, would make things much more difficult. 

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 13: Offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg of the New York Jets talks with quarterback Geno Smith #7 as back up quarterback Matt Simms #5 listens in during a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at MetLife Stadium on October
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Lions

It's been a roller-coaster of a season for the Detroit Lions, as the team has notched some impressive wins but also dropped some disappointing games as well. 

CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 13:  Quarterback Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions celebrates a touchdown by running back Reggie Bush #21 against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on October 13, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Matt Sullivan/G
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After a feel-good victory over the Browns, Matthew Stafford, Reggie Bush and Calvin Johnson have a very important tilt against the Bengals on tap in Week 7. 

Beating the Bengals, who boast one of the league's best pass defenses, will be a difficult challenge for Detroit. But if it can pull out a win, the rest of the league will certainly take notice that the Lions are for real.