NFL Week 7 Power Rankings: Chiefs, Seahawks and Steelers crack top 3
Despite all the white-knuckling through team practice facility shutdowns and bye week shuffling due to restrictions caused by people pandemic emerged in the shape of Coronavirus, we’ve successfully made it through six weeks in the NFL season 2020, and have learned a lot about the 2020 crop of teams, and the NFL week 7 power rankings of top ten teams.
However, It’s indeed very obvious to say the NFL is a week-to-week league, but just because it’s a cliché doesn’t mean it’s not true.
Okay, onto the NFL week 7 power rankings…
This week, we’re identifying one player whom each team should look to buy or sell ahead of the Nov. 3 trade deadline.
1. Kansas City Chiefs (5-1)
The Chiefs crack top posting in the NFL week 7 power rankings, they could use a boost off the edge, and the Falcons’ Takkarist McKinley will be on the market as a low-risk rental. A move to a contender may be just what the former first-round pick needs to reignite his career.
2. Seattle Seahawks (5-0)
Previous Rank: 1
The Seahawks secured second, and what they need is, a pass-rusher, and Carlos Dunlap is frustrated with his diminished role in Cincinnati.
3. Pittsburgh Steelers (5-0)
Previous Rank: 6
The Steelers jumped from top 6 of the previous to top 3 in the NFL week 7 power rankings, they figure to scour the market for short-term relief at linebacker after losing Devin Bush for the season. Chargers’ Denzel Perryman won’t cripple their cap situation or cost a premium draft pick.
4. Baltimore Ravens (5-1)
Previous Rank: 5
The Ravens should be at the front of the line for Alshon Jeffery if the Eagles are determined to move him. They could use a big, physical receiver to complement the speedy but undersized Marquise Brown.
5. Green Bay Packers (4-1)
Previous Rank: 3
The packers rocking into the top 5 of NFL week 7 power rankings. The Cowboys just paid Amari Cooper and drafted CeeDee Lamb, and Michael Gallup needs a new deal next year. While it’s unlikely Dallas moves Gallup now, it never hurts to ask. He would fit perfectly for Aaron Rodgers alongside Davante Adams.
6. Tennessee Titans (5-0)
Previous Rank: 4
Titans dropped their top 5 spots. To be reckoned with, the Titans must reinforce their O-line to keep the offence rolling after a torn ACL sidelined Taylor Lewan. Riley Reiff is an obvious candidate with the Vikings in freefall.
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-2)
Previous Rank: 11
GM Jason Licht and head coach Bruce Arians already plugged one hole with defensive tackle Steve McLendon and could fill another by nabbing Jets cornerback Brian Poole to play the slot.
8. Buffalo Bills (4-2)
Previous Rank: 8
Bills did not drop their spot, they remained on 8th. After the Chiefs gashed them for 245 rushing yards, it’s clear the Bills need a run-stuffing defensive tackle like the Giants’ Dalvin Tomlinson. He’ll hit the market after the season, but the 26-year-old is young enough that he could be a long-term piece in Buffalo.
9. New Orleans Saints (3-2)
Previous Rank: 9
The Saints draws in top 10 in the NFL week 7 power rankings. If Drew Brees is going to dink and dunk all season, the Saints need to get him another shifty receiver who can separate off the line of scrimmage – perhaps Jets’ Jamison Crowder
10. Los Angeles Rams (4-2)
Previous Rank: 7
Surely the chronically aggressive Rams can’t afford another blockbuster addition, but that shouldn’t preclude them from making a more modest upgrade in the secondary with a guy like Chargers’ Desmond King.