NFL power rankings: Steelers get another boost before their Week 7 bye
By Tommy Jaggi
The Steelers are on a two-game win streak heading into their Week 7 bye. Here’s a look at my updated NFL power rankings following an interesting week.
Week 6 of the 2021 NFL season threw some curveballs at us. There were a few bizarre games that had an impact on my updated NFL power rankings — including a few positional shifts at the top of my list.
The Pittsburgh Steelers earned their second straight win and are gradually climbing the ladder prior to their Week 7 bye. Here’s where I have each team ranked in my most recent NFL power rankings following an exciting week of football:
32. Houston Texans
The Houston Texans are every bit as bad as we thought they would be this season, and it’s hard to envision them turning things around anytime soon. The Texans have been outscored 71-3 over their last two road games, and quarterback Davis Mills simply isn’t getting the job done. Houston is grossly outmanned when it comes to talent on the roster.
31. Detroit Lions
The 0-6 Detroit Lions are the last remaining winless team in the NFL this year, but land 31st in my most recent NFL power rankings. Quarterback Jared Goff has been competent for the most part this year, but the defense has been wretched, and getting blown out at home by the Cincinnati Bengals is a bad look. This team is on the fast track to a top-3 pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.
30. New York Jets
The New York Jets are going nowhere fast this year as rookie Zach Wilson continues to be one of the most frustrating and inconsistent quarterbacks in football this year. There is some upside here, as Wilson has shown the ability to go on a run and make some big splash plays. However, the Jets are coming off a loss to another bad team in the Atlanta Falcons — leaving them near the bottom of my power rankings entering Week 7.
29. Miami Dolphins
This might be the most disappointing team in all of football this year. After a very promising 2020 season, the Miami Dolphins have been a colossal letdown this year. It doesn’t help that their former first-round quarterback has been injured, but Tua Tagovailoa has hardly been great when playing. The Dolphins are now 1-5 and have lost four straight games.
28. Jacksonville Jaguars
After their first win of the season, the Jacksonville Jaguars finally get a boost in the power rankings. Though this came against a disappointing Dolphins team in London, it was encouraging to see rookie QB Trevor Lawrence get his first win. Kicker Matthew Wright deserves a lot of credit with a 53-yard field goal as time expired.