Week 6 of the 2020 NFL Season was crazy. The Green Bay Packers fell back down to Earth after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers shellacked them 38-10, and there are questions about coaching in Dallas. Also, the New England Patriots fell to 2-3 after their 18-12 defeat at home against the Denver Broncos. Nonetheless, let’s look at NFL Power Rankings: four up and down four down after 2020 NFL Week 6.
Four Up: Titans and Steelers Top the League After 2020 NFL Week 6
1. Tennessee Titans
The Titans showed once again that they can win close games with their 42-36 overtime victory over the Houston Texans on Sunday. Ryan Tannehill has played great for the Titans, but it is no secret who their team MVP is. Derrick Henry had a 94-yard touchdown run in the 3rd quarter and had the game-winning touchdown in overtime. In a league where the headlines are dominated by the quarterbacks, Henry is a generational running back talent who should be garnering NFL MVP consideration at this point.
2. Pittsburgh Steelers
The Steelers showed the league that while some things change, there are things that remain the same. They beat the Cleveland Browns once again, this time by a score of 38-7. The offense was clicking on all cylinders, and the Steelers’ defense is looking true to form, adding a pick-six off of Baker Mayfield in Sunday’s contest. However, after playing four straight home games they will be put to the test on the road against the Tennessee Titans. Pittsburgh and Tennessee are similar teams, as they have had close victories with one blowout win on their resume. It looks like it will be a very even matchup of two undefeated teams.
3. Seattle Seahawks
Seattle had a bye week this past week, but they are still the third-best team in the league. Russell Wilson is the league MVP to this point, and the Seahawks will have another opportunity to put their stamp on NFC West supremacy this week when they play the Cardinals. Expect Wilson and Kyler Murray to put up great stats in a shootout game.
4. Kansas City Chiefs
The Kansas City Chiefs bounced back, thanks to their running game. Their 26-17 victory over the Bills on Monday was due to Clyde Edwards-Helaire rushing for 161 yards. Patrick Mahomes went 21-26, having a very efficient performance. The Chiefs have the best player on the planet, but they still have other ways to win the game. Also, the Chiefs will have Le’Veon Bell this Sunday as they play the Broncos in what could possibly be the first snow game of the NFL season.
Four Down: Jets Further Solidify Bottom Spot
29. New York Giants
The Giants have played well against NFC East opponents the last two weeks. They narrowly lost to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 5, 37-34. They managed to beat the Washington Football Team this week 20-19. A timely defensive score by Tae Crowder was the difference in this game. If the Giants beat the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night, they will have to be thought of as a serious contender for the NFC East despite their 0-5 start. That being said, they haven’t shown that they are one of the four teams that are down each week.
30. Jacksonville Jaguars
The Jaguars lost to the Detroit Lions 34-16 on Sunday. This loss makes it five straight losses for the Jags after beating the Colts in Week 1. That game seems like it was a long time ago. Gardner Minshew has a personality that will sell tickets in Jacksonville, but his play might not. His coach, Doug Marrone, said he will not rule out benching him if his struggles continue. However, it is hard to be successful when the running game only supports him with 44 rushing yards.
31. Washington Football Team
The Washington Football Team lost to the New York Giants 20-19 on Sunday. They went for two at the end of the game. Coach Ron Rivera stated he made the decision because Washington was on the road opposed to being at home. However, would it have made a huge difference with no fans at the games?
32. New York Jets
I do not have a whole lot to say after the Jets’ 24-0 loss to the Miami Dolphins. Adam Gase needs to go. Although Sam Darnold is not playing right now, he has been unable to improve under Gase. Darnold’s lack of progression shows that Gase should not be the coach that mentors possible 2021 New York Jet Trevor Lawrence next season.
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