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BRIAN BILLICK'S Brian Billick is an acclaimed NFL game analyst for FOX Sports and a Super Bowl-winning coach.

NFL Power Rankings Week 7


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Posted October 16, 2012 04:30 PM EDT

The Falcons may be living on the edge, but they are the last unbeaten team left. I've got a line on who's hot and who's not going into Week 7. Enjoy.

Also, watch Brian Billick explain his selections.

+10

Seattle Seahawks

-9

St. Louis Rams

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RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

6-0 1 1/15
The Falcons are the sole unbeaten team in the NFL, but they've been taken to the wire by a pair of one-win teams. Still, there is something special going on in Atlanta for them to win the way they have the last two weeks. Expand Description
The Falcons are the sole unbeaten team in the NFL, but they've been taken to the wire by a pair of one-win teams. Still, there is something special going on in Atlanta for them to win the way they have the last two weeks. Collapse Description
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2

5-1 4 2/10
It took a dropped 2-point conversion and a missed field goal after blown onside-kick coverage against Dallas, but a win is a win. This Ravens offense is underrated, but will need to carry the team after losing two key defenders in LB Ray Lewis and CB LarExpand Description
It took a dropped 2-point conversion and a missed field goal after blown onside-kick coverage against Dallas, but a win is a win. This Ravens offense is underrated, but will need to carry the team after losing two key defenders in LB Ray Lewis and CB Lardarius Webb. Collapse Description
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3

5-1 2 1/14
The Texans got their first true test on Sunday night against the Packers, and failed miserably. They gave up six passing touchdowns and 42 points, the most allowed in Wade Phillips' tenure as defensive coordinator.
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4

4-1 - 3/20
The team is inconsistent on offense, but it is hard to argue against a defense that has scored just as many touchdowns as it has given up.
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5

4-2 2 4/18
The Giants' win at San Francisco was the most impressive of the weekend, maybe even this season. The Giants absolutely dominated the 49ers, racking up 342 yards against a defense that was only giving up an average of 262 coming in.
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6

3-3 6 3/12
QB Aaron Rodgers is clearly back, but this is the same team that lost to the Colts the week before beating the Texans. Before I totally buy in again, I want to see them put it all together in back-to-back weeks.
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7

4-2 4 1/17
The 49ers gave up 116 yards rushing to Ahmad Bradshaw and only accumulated 80 yards on the ground of their own. This is a team that was averaging 195 yards rushing on the season.
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8

4-2 10 5/31
The Seahawks finally added the deep ball to their offensive arsenal. If Russell Wilson can complement the running game in the way he did against the Patriots, this team will be a tough out for any team that shows up on the other sideline.
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9

3-3 4 1/12
The Patriots are .500 for the season at just 3-3, but I just can’t bring myself to rank a Tom Brady-led team any lower than this. They will bounce back next week against the division-rival Jets.
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10

2-3 5 5/18
What the Cowboys did in a loss to the Ravens was more impressive than what the Redskins did to the Vikings in a win. The Cowboys have too much talent on both sides of the ball for that to go unrecognized.
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11

3-3 10 8/23
RG3 bounced back in a big way on Sunday, but I'm still concerned if he can hold up for all 16 games. Defensively, the Redskins are still feeling the effects of losing pass rusher Brian Orakpo for the year, and I'm not sure they match up very well againstExpand Description
RG3 bounced back in a big way on Sunday, but I'm still concerned if he can hold up for all 16 games. Defensively, the Redskins are still feeling the effects of losing pass rusher Brian Orakpo for the year, and I'm not sure they match up very well against the Giants, Eagles and Cowboys within the division. Collapse Description
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12

4-2 3 8/29
The Vikings continue to play above expectations, even in a loss, but simply can’t afford to have QB Christian Ponder drop back 54 times in a game. That isn't the right formula for the Vikings.
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13

3-3 4 1/23
Great comeback, or epic Chargers collapse, depending on how you look at it. But what's with the Broncos receivers having trouble in the open field? One week Demaryius Thomas fumbles the ball when no one is around him, and now Eric Decker mysteriously triExpand Description
Great comeback, or epic Chargers collapse, depending on how you look at it. But what's with the Broncos receivers having trouble in the open field? One week Demaryius Thomas fumbles the ball when no one is around him, and now Eric Decker mysteriously trips over the 45-yard line. Collapse Description
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14

2-3 4 5/17
Losing to the Titans in Week 6 may have been the most disappointing loss of the weekend for any team. The Steelers are now under .500 after five games for the first time in head coach Mike Tomlin's tenure.
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15

3-3 4 1/30
The Eagles failed to record a sack in their third straight game and their offensive possession in overtime was embarrassing. If anyone can get this fixed during the bye week, it’s Andy Reid. But it needs to be a drastically different on-field product comExpand Description
The Eagles failed to record a sack in their third straight game and their offensive possession in overtime was embarrassing. If anyone can get this fixed during the bye week, it’s Andy Reid. But it needs to be a drastically different on-field product come Week 8. Collapse Description
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16

4-2 8 5/29
This is easily the worst offensive line in all of the NFL. Easily. It's not even close.
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17

2-3 6 10/28
The Lions only converted on 3-of-13 third downs, committed 16 penalties and failed to score any points off of the three Eagles turnovers. Yet somehow the Lions still won.
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18

3-3 9 4/30
Cornerback Antonio Cromartie was surprisingly effective against quicker WR Reggie Wayne, even if the Jets' CB did have two interception returns negated by pass-interference penalties.
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19

3-3 6 3/20
QB Andy Dalton threw for a career-high 381 yards vs. the Browns, but his three interceptions were insurmountable.
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20

3-3 4 9/28
Tale of two halves in San Diego on Monday night . . . the Chargers getting out to a 24-point halftime lead and then being outscored 35-0 in the second half. That is what six turnovers will do to you.
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21

3-3 1 14/31
The Dolphins were outgained 462 to 192 for a difference of 270 yards Sunday vs. the Rams. That loses you the game 99 of 100 times, but this happened to be the one win.
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22

1-4 3 1/28
I anticipate that the Saints did some heavy self-scouting during their bye week, and a big part of that will be how to get RB Darren Sproles fully integrated into the offense like he was last year.
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23

3-3 9 14/32
Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein had made all 13 attempts of his NFL career heading into Sunday. After making his first two kicks against the Dolphins, his final three misses ended up being the difference of the game.
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24

2-3 1 9/29
Josh Freeman and Mike Williams finally showed the chemistry they displayed in 2010, and the RB combination of LaGarrette Blount and Doug Martin is balancing out.
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25

3-3 3 14/30
Mario Williams' two sacks against the Cardinals should come with an asterisk. *Vs. atrocious offensive-line play
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26

2-3 6 2/30
The Jets abruptly brought the Colts back down to earth after they were flying high from their victory over the Packers in Week 5. The Colts are still a surprisingly good team with a favorable schedule.
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27

1-4 1 15/31
Coming off their bye week, the Panthers need to get more production out of the running back position and QB Cam Newton needs to become less reliant on WR Steve Smith in the passing game.
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28

2-4 2 16/30
With the Bills, Colts, Dolphins and Jags on the schedule over the next five weeks, it's not out of the question for the Titans to be .500 or better heading into their Week 13 game against the Texans.
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29

1-5 3 20/32
The Browns snapped an 11-game losing streak with Sunday's win as well as a 12-game losing streak against NFL North opponents.
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30

1-4 1 22/32
The Raiders forced three interceptions, had 300+ passing yards and 100+ rushing yards against . . . yet still lost to the Falcons.
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31

1-5 7 11/32
In what has been a season full of disappointing individual play in Kansas City, second-year LB Justin Houston has been stellar.
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32

1-4 1 28/32
The Jaguars were on a bye last week, but will take the cross-country trip to play Oakland this weekend.
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NFC STANDINGS

East Division 

TEAM W L T
Eagles    3 1 0
Cowboys    3 1 0
Giants    2 2 0
Redskins    1 3 0
 

West Division 

TEAM W L T
Cardinals    3 0 0
Seahawks    2 1 0
49ers    2 2 0
Rams    1 2 0
 

North Division 

TEAM W L T
Lions    3 1 0
Packers    2 2 0
Vikings    2 2 0
Bears    2 2 0
 

South Division 

TEAM W L T
Falcons    2 2 0
Panthers    2 2 0
Saints    1 3 0
Buccaneers    1 3 0
 

AFC STANDINGS

East Division 

TEAM W L T
Bills    2 2 0
Dolphins    2 2 0
Patriots    2 2 0
Jets    1 3 0
 

West Division 

TEAM W L T
Chargers    3 1 0
Broncos    2 1 0
Chiefs    2 2 0
Raiders    0 4 0
 

North Division 

TEAM W L T
Bengals    3 0 0
Ravens    3 1 0
Steelers    2 2 0
Browns    1 2 0
 

South Division 

TEAM W L T
Texans    3 1 0
Colts    2 2 0
Titans    1 3 0
Jaguars    0 4 0