Ravens still in top tier of latest power rankings

PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 18: Calais Campbell #93 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates with Matt Judon #99 against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on October 18, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 18: Calais Campbell #93 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates with Matt Judon #99 against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on October 18, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /
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Oct 18, 2020; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; New York Jets quarterback Joe Flacco (5) attempts a pass against the Miami Dolphins during the second half at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 18, 2020; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; New York Jets quarterback Joe Flacco (5) attempts a pass against the Miami Dolphins during the second half at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports /

Baltimore Ravens still in top group of latest power rankings

Well, the teams are starting to separate themselves in this wild NFL season, but there is still a lot of “meat on the bone” of the 2020 season. This week’s power rankings sees a new team at the top and some movement of some contenders.

The next five weeks will truly divide the “haves” from the “have-nots,” but this is what we have to work with at this point. Let’s get into it.

32. New York Jets, 0-6 (32)

You have to admire their consistency in a season that is short on consistency to this point. They got drilled by Miami, 24-0, and are showing absolute zero signs of life moving forward.

31. Washington Football Team, 1-5 (30)

After losing to the New York Giants (we’ll get to them shortly) to drop to 1-5 on the season, the team with no name is proving to be wisely named after its performance.

30. Jacksonville Jaguars, 1-5 (29)

They lost to Detroit — you know, the Lions. And they did so convincingly. At least they have some draft capital down the road. I mean, that’s something, right?

29. New York Giants, 1-5 (31)

They beat a division rival, but they beat a division rival that doesn’t even have a name. Does that really count? Their defense is improving as the season goes, and there is your good news.

28. Cincinnati Bengals, 1-4-1 (26)

They were up on the Colts 21-0, and now they have dropped two spots to the 28th ranking. Want to guess how the rest of that game went? They are in a rebuild, so we’ll be kind. For now.

27. Minnesota Vikings, 1-5 (19)

One week after looking pretty good in a tough loss to Seattle, the Vikings laid an egg against the previously-winless Falcons. This team makes my brain hurt.

26. Atlanta Falcons, 1-5 (28)

The Falcons win! They actually demolished the Vikings, 40-23, and that is one of the first signs of life this organization has shown since, well… you know. The change up top worked for one week.

25. Philadelphia Eagles, 1-4-1 (25)

They made a gutsy, impressive comeback against the Ravens, falling a two-point conversion short of tying up the game late. But they stunk on ice the rest of the game. That happened, too.

24. Dallas Cowboys, 2-4 (21)

Well, they got blown out by Arizona in their first full game with Andy Dalton as starting quarterback. This might not be their last blowout of the season.

23. Houston Texans, 1-5 (23)

They lost an instant classic against Tennessee and have played significantly better the past two games. Their slow start might be too much to overcome, but the arrow seems to be pointing up.