Week 7 NFL Power Rankings: Broncos and Chiefs Battle it Out

Week 6 of the NFL season is in the books and it seems like no one will be able to slow down the Broncos’ offense. Two undefeated teams remain along with three winless teams.

Let’s see where they rank in our Week 7 NFL Power Rankings:

Rank
Team
Record
Notes
Last Week
1BroncosLOG Broncos Week 7 NFL Power Rankings: Broncos and Chiefs Battle it Out6 – 0Peyton Manning now has 22 touchdown passes through six games (on pace for 58) and heads to Lucas Oil Stadium to face his former team. Look for that to be some extra motivation when the Broncos take the field on Sunday.--
2ChiefsLOG Chiefs Week 7 NFL Power Rankings: Broncos and Chiefs Battle it Out6 – 0The Chiefs offense never got it going against the Raiders on Sunday. The Kansas City defense has had a huge impact on the team's success thus far.--
3PatriotsLOG Patriots Week 7 NFL Power Rankings: Broncos and Chiefs Battle it Out5 – 1Kenbrell Thompkins' 17-yard touchdown with five seconds left in the game gave New England the lead and sent the Saints to their first loss of the season. It seems that Tom Brady finally got accustomed to life without Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski.--
4SaintsLOG Saints Week 7 NFL Power Rankings: Broncos and Chiefs Battle it Out5 – 1Drew Brees lost his first career game to Brady on Sunday. The Saints now head into their bye week with a loss and will look to get back on track in Week 8 when they host Buffalo.--
5SeahawksLOG Seahawks Week 7 NFL Power Rankings: Broncos and Chiefs Battle it Out5 – 1The Seattle defense continues to impress, holding the Titans to 66 rushing yards and 172 passing yards. The Cardinals host the Seahawks on Thursday night in a big division match up.--
649ersLOG 49ers Week 7 NFL Power Rankings: Broncos and Chiefs Battle it Out4 – 2The Niners have scored 30+ points in four out of six games this season. The San Francisco offense, along with Frank Gore, is back on track and should have no trouble when they travel to Tennessee on Sunday.--
7ColtsLOG Colts Week 7 NFL Power Rankings: Broncos and Chiefs Battle it Out4 – 2Andrew Luck struggled in Monday's loss to the Chargers. Luck got picked off once and was held to 202 passing yards. The Colts will now need to focus on facing the league's hottest team on Sunday.--
8BengalsLOG Bengals Week 7 NFL Power Rankings: Broncos and Chiefs Battle it Out4 – 2After taking a 24-10 lead into the fourth quarter, the Bengals needed overtime to take down the Bills on the road. Cincinnati travels to Detroit for a tough Week 7 match up.--
9PackersLOG Packers Week 7 NFL Power Rankings: Broncos and Chiefs Battle it Out3 – 2The Packers were able to hold on for a huge road win. Rookie Eddie Lacy was the bright spot for Green Bay as he had 120 yards on 23 carries.--
10LionsLOG Lions Week 7 NFL Power Rankings: Broncos and Chiefs Battle it Out4 – 2The Lions were able to snap the Browns' three-game winning streak. Matthew Stafford threw for a season-high four touchdowns and will look to stay in the win column when his team hosts the Bengals on Sunday.--
11BearsLOG Bears Week 7 NFL Power Rankings: Broncos and Chiefs Battle it Out4 – 2Jay Cutler completed 24-of-36 passes for 262 yards and two touchdowns as the Bears defeated the lowly Giants last Thursday. The Bears will be tested on Sunday as they travel to face a desperate Redskins team.--
12RavensLOG Ravens Week 7 NFL Power Rankings: Broncos and Chiefs Battle it Out3 – 3The Ravens came up short in Sunday's 19-17 loss to the Packers. Ray Rice was held to just 34 rushing yards. Look for him to get back on track in Week 7 as Baltimore faces Pittsburgh's shaky rush defense.--
13DolphinsLOG Dolphins Week 7 NFL Power Rankings: Broncos and Chiefs Battle it Out3 – 2After starting the season 3-0, Miami has dropped its last two games. The Dolphins will look to get back into the win column as they had an extra week to prepare for Buffalo.--
14CowboysLOG Cowboys Week 7 NFL Power Rankings: Broncos and Chiefs Battle it Out3 – 3Dallas was able to get by Washington pretty easy. The Cowboys will have a tough match up when they travel to Philadelphia on Sunday.--
15ChargersLOG Chargers Week 7 NFL Power Rankings: Broncos and Chiefs Battle it Out3 – 3The Chargers shut down Andrew Luck on Monday night. Keenan Allen caught had nine receptions for 109 yards in San Diego's 19-9 win. The Chargers have a favorable match up in Week 7 as they face a win-less Jaguars team.--
16TitansLOG Titans Week 7 NFL Power Rankings: Broncos and Chiefs Battle it Out3 – 3Chris Johnson continues to struggle in the running game as he had 12 carries for 33 yards. The Titans will need to make some adjustments if they want to have a shot at beating San Fransisco on Sunday.--
17EaglesLOG Eagles Week 7 NFL Power Rankings: Broncos and Chiefs Battle it Out3 – 3Nick Foles filled in pretty well for injured Michael Vick as he passed for 296 yards and three touchdowns. LeSean McCoy continues to rack up the yards carrying 25 times for 116 yards. Big division match up for Philadelphia when they face Dallas on Sunday.--
18RamsLOG Rams Week 7 NFL Power Rankings: Broncos and Chiefs Battle it Out3 – 3The Rams have scored 30+ points in their last two games. St. Louis took advantage of a woeful Texans team. The Rams will look to get back above .500 when they travel to face Cam Newton and the Panthers.--
19BrownsLOG Browns Week 7 NFL Power Rankings: Broncos and Chiefs Battle it Out3 – 3The Browns lost their first game since trading Trent Richardson. With a tough schedule the rest of the way, Cleveland may struggle with Brandon Weeden as quarterback.--
20CardinalsLOG Cardinals Week 7 NFL Power Rankings: Broncos and Chiefs Battle it Out3 – 3Larry Fitzgerald had a costly turnover which may have affected the Cardinals chances at beating the 49ers on Sunday. Arizona will now host Seattle on Thursday night in a crucial division battle.--
21JetsLOG Jets Week 7 NFL Power Rankings: Broncos and Chiefs Battle it Out3 – 3The Jets struggled to get something going on offense on Sunday to a Pittsburgh team who had come in yet to win a game. Geno Smith threw two interceptions and was sacked three times. The Jets will now have to face a hot Patriots team.--
22PanthersLOG Panthers Week 7 NFL Power Rankings: Broncos and Chiefs Battle it Out2 – 3The Panthers pounded Minnesota on the road. Newton completed 20-of-26 passes for 242 yards and three touchdowns. The Panthers now host the Rams in a tight match up.--
23FalconsLOG Falcons Week 7 NFL Power Rankings: Broncos and Chiefs Battle it Out1 – 4The Falcons return from their bye week with Roddy White and Steven Jackson still nursing injuries. Atlanta will look to keep its playoff hopes alive when it hosts a struggling Tampa Bay team on Sunday.--
24BillsLOG Bills Week 7 NFL Power Rankings: Broncos and Chiefs Battle it Out2 – 4Thaddeus Lewis led a 4th quarter comeback against the Bengals but came up short in an overtime loss. Lewis will look to get his first win when he faces Miami on Sunday.--
25RaidersLOG Raiders Week 7 NFL Power Rankings: Broncos and Chiefs Battle it Out2 – 4Terrelle Pryor struggled to get anything going late in the game and was sacked 10 times against Kansas City. Pryor threw three interceptions including a pick-six with under two minutes to go in the game. Oakland heads into its bye week and will look to make some adjustments before hosting the Steelers in Week 8.--
26TexansLOG Texans Week 7 NFL Power Rankings: Broncos and Chiefs Battle it Out2 – 4After getting blown out back-to-back weeks and losing its fourth straight game, things aren't looking so great for Houston. Fans in Houston cheered as Matt Schaub came out of the game with a leg injury only to see backup T.J. Yates come in and throw two late interceptions.--
27SteelersLOG Steelers Week 7 NFL Power Rankings: Broncos and Chiefs Battle it Out1 – 4The Steelers finally won their first game of the season, beating the Jets on the road. Pittsburgh now has a tight match up when it faces a Baltimore team who is itching for a win as well.--
28RedskinsLOG Redskins Week 7 NFL Power Rankings: Broncos and Chiefs Battle it Out1 – 4The disappointing start to the season continued for Washington on Sunday night. Robert Griffin III only completed 19-of-39 passes for 246 yards and an interception. Things don't get any easier for the Redskins as they face a hot Bears team on Sunday.--
29VikingsLOG Vikings Week 7 NFL Power Rankings: Broncos and Chiefs Battle it Out1 – 4With the loss of his two-year-old son Adrian Peterson had a lot on his mind on Sunday. He only rushed for 62 yards as the Panthers pounded the Vikings on Sunday. The face a desperate Giants team on Monday night.--
30GiantsLOG Giants Week 7 NFL Power Rankings: Broncos and Chiefs Battle it Out0 – 6The Giants came closer to a win last Thursday but came up short. The Giants' defense has allowed 27+ points in every game this season.--
31BuccaneersLOG Buccaneers Week 7 NFL Power Rankings: Broncos and Chiefs Battle it Out0 – 5Things are still ugly in Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers will face a desperate Falcons team on Sunday.--
32JaguarsLOG Jaguars Week 7 NFL Power Rankings: Broncos and Chiefs Battle it Out0 – 6Things aren't looking any better in Jacksonville. The only bright spot is that Justin Blackmon has 19 receptions for 326 yards in the only two games he's played.--

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