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Week 7 NFL Power Rankings: Dolphins rise to top
Week 7 NFL Power Rankings: Dolphins rise to top
Apr 24, 2024 2:54 AM

There are no more unbeaten teams after a wild Week 7 of the NFL season. I repeat: no more unbeaten teams.

What does that mean? Well, the 1972 Miami Dolphins can pop the champagne as they celebrate another year of being the only team in NFL history to have a perfect season.

Both the San Francisco 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles lost their first games this year on the road and their quarterbacks did not play well.

Of course, the 49ers could easily still be undefeated if their kicker, Jake Moody, cashed in on a 41-yard game winning field goal, but that’s not how the story ended for San Francisco. It’s worth taking into account that offensive stars Christian McCaffrey and Deebo Samuel had to exit the game due to injury but Cleveland did what they could and kept attacking that stingy Niner defense.

The Eagles were hoping to start out 6-0 as they faced off against the Jets on the road in East Rutherford, but their offense looked lost. They couldn’t get anything going with the run game as running back D’Andre Swift had tallied just 18 yards on 10 attempts. Quarterback Jalen Hurts did not look comfortable as he threw three interceptions and was sacked five times even with the Jets missing their star cornerback Sauce Gardner. But it did not matter because Robert Saleh’s defense was up for the task and played lights out to hand Philly their first loss of the year.

Flipping it over to the rest of the league, a couple of highly talented teams in the Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs had some ugly wins on their home turf against subpar opponents. But at the end of the day, a win is a win in the stat sheet I guess.

The Jacksonville Jaguars blew out the Indianapolis Colts 37-20 as Jacksonville’s defense forced four turnovers that included three picks against quarterback Gardner Minshew.

Baltimore snuck out with a victory against the Titans in London while the Texans got a much-needed win at home against the Saints.

The Detroit Lions continue to win football games while Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys were able to fend off the Los Angeles Chargers on Monday Night Football.

The Miami Dolphins were in a little bit of trouble against the Carolina Panthers after finding themselves down 14-0, but there was no panic with the best offense in the league.

Raheem Mostert had a huge day running for 115 yards and two touchdowns, Tyreek Hill had six catches for 163 yards and a touchdown and Tua Tagovailoa threw for 262 yards and three touchdowns. Miami ended up winning 42-21 and are 5-1 on the season, their best start in 20 years.

Below are my Week 7 power rankings.

Carolina Panthers (0 – 6)

Last Week: 32

Result: Lost at Dolphins 42-21

New England Patriots (1 – 5)

Last Week: 31

Result: Lost at Raiders 21-17

Arizona Cardinals (1 – 5)

Last Week: 29

Result: Lost at Rams 26-9

Chicago Bears (1 – 5)

Last Week: 26

Result: Lost vs. Vikings 19-13

Denver Broncos (1 – 5)

Last Week: 30

Result: Lost at Chiefs 19-8

New York Giants (1 – 5)

Last Week: 28

Result: Lost at Bills 14-9

Tennessee Titans (2 – 4)

Last Week: 22

Result: Lost vs. Ravens 24-16

Green Bay Packers (2 – 3)

Last Week: 25

Result: Bye Week

Minnesota Vikings (2 – 4)

Last Week: 24

Result: Won at Beats 19-13

Atlanta Falcons (3 – 3)

Last Week: 19

Result: Lost vs. Commanders 24-16

Indianapolis Colts (3 – 3)

Last Week: 13

Result: Lost at Jaguars 37-20

New Orleans Saints (3 – 3)

Last Week: 12

Result: Lost at Texans 20-13

Washington Commanders (3 – 3)

Last Week: 27

Result: Won at Falcons 24-16

Las Vegas Raiders (3 – 3)

Last Week: 18

Result: Won vs. Patriots 2-17

Los Angeles Rams (3 – 3)

Last Week: 20

Result: Won vs. Cardinals 26-9

Houston Texans (3 – 3)

Last Week: 23

Result: Won vs. Saints 20-13

Pittsburgh Steelers (3 – 2)

Last Week: 16

Result: Bye Week

Los Angeles Chargers (2 – 3)

Last Week: 14

Result: Lost vs. Cowboys 20-17

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3 – 2)

Last Week: 11

Result: Lost vs. Lions 20-6

New York Jets (3 – 3)

Last Week: 21

Result: Won vs. Eagles 20-14

Seattle Seahawks (3 – 2)

Last Week: 8

Result: Lost at Bengals 17-13

Cincinnati Bengals (3 – 3)

Last Week: 15

Result: Won vs. Seahawks 17-13

Baltimore Ravens (4 – 2)

Last Week: 10

Result: Won at Titans 24-16

Cleveland Browns (3 – 2)

Last Week: 17

Result: Won vs. 49ers 19-17

Buffalo Bills (4 – 2)

Last Week: 6

Result: Won vs. Giants 14-9

Dallas Cowboys (4 – 2)

Last Week: 7

Result: Won at Chargers 20-17

Jacksonville Jaguars (4 – 2)

Last Week: 9

Result: Won vs. Colts 37-20

Philadelphia Eagles (5 – 1)

Last Week: 2

Result: Lost at Jets 20-14

Detroit Lions (5 – 1)

Last Week: 5

Result: Won at Buccaneers 20-6

San Francisco 49ers (5 – 1)

Last Week: 1

Result: Lost at Browns 19-17

Kansas City Chiefs (5 – 1)

Last Week: 4

Result: Won vs. Broncos 19-8

Miami Dolphins (5 – 1)

Last Week: 3

Result: Won vs. Panthers 42-21

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