Bair's Week 6 NFL Power Rankings: Cardinals remain on top as Ravens, Cowboys surge, Falcons move up

Bills, Buccaneers make moves in this week's in NFL hierarchy

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What's going on with the Chiefs? They seem as vulnerable as any time during the Patrick Mahomes era -- I know that hasn't been a long time -- though they still have been awesome, looking good but somehow losing in the end. Still don't think the AFC champs are down and officially out, but the Bills are now the conference's team to beat.

Arizona remains unbeaten in the NFC, even against stiff competition, and Tom Brady might still be in his prime.

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The Falcons keep on fighting and earning tough wins, which moved them up in this week's NFL hierarchy.

How high did they go?

You'll have to check it out in my NFL Power Rankings heading into Week 6:

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Arizona Cardinals
Cardinals are still unbeaten. If that ain’t the shocking storyline of the year, I don’t know what is.
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tom Brady is on fire again. Dude is gonna win games beyond 50. Just you wait.
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Buffalo Bills
Josh Allen is an elite quarterback. Bills are an elite team. What a coincidence.
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Los Angeles Rams
The drop isn’t their fault. Things are getting tight at the top.
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Dallas Cowboys
Dak Prescott for MVP. No joke. If I had a vote, I’d give it to him.
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Los Angeles Chargers
Brandon Staley said the Chargers couldn’t have beaten the Browns without a superstar quarterback. He’s right. But they’ve got one.
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Baltimore Ravens
Loyal power rankings reader Nicolle S. wasn’t thrilled when I dropped the Ravens after a win. I’ve righted my wrong, Nicolle. Won’t doubt Lamar again.
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Green Bay Packers
Mason Crosby is somehow still on Aaron Rodgers’ Christmas card list.
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Cleveland Browns
Browns are going to have to beat a high-profile team to earn respect.
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Tennessee Titans
Derrick Henry is going to carry the ball 1,000 times this season. Book it.
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Kansas City Chiefs
Chiefs look vulnerable. For the first time in years. But, for how long?
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Carolina Panthers
Sam Darnold played like a Jets quarterback. What a shock they lost.
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Cincinnati Bengals
Joe Burrow is a really good quarterback. That’s it. That’s the comment.
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Las Vegas Raiders
Raiders play terribly. Jon Gruden resigns amid scandal. This season could spiral. Scratch that. Will spiral.
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New Orleans Saints
When Jameis is on, wow. That’s why it must drive fans crazy when he’s not.


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Seattle Seahawks
Russell’s finger didn’t look good. Missing him for an extended stretch will expose serious flaws on the depth chart.
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San Francisco 49ers
Jimmy Garopollo is banged up. So is Trey Lance. So are the 49ers preseason Super Bowl aspirations.
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Chicago Bears
The Bears defense can be a rookie quarterback’s best friend. I still don't think that's enough, but here we are at 3-2.
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Denver Broncos
Welcome, Broncos, back to Earth. In a thud. Without a parachute.
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New England Patriots
Bill Belichick would’ve loved to have beaten Tom Brady. Settles for beating some of his former proteges, now in Houston, instead.
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Pittsburgh Steelers
No, they are not replacing Big Ben. Not til the clock strikes January.
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Minnesota Vikings
Kirk Cousins and Mike Zimmer shouldn’t celebrate together anymore. If that’s how they do it after beating the lowly Lions, what’ll happen after something significant?
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Washington Football Team
Washington’s offense was supposed to be bad. The defense was supposed to be good. They ain’t.
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Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles snapped a three-game skid. They’ll have to do better to avoid another one.
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FALCONS
Falcons had every reason to excuse poor play. They didn’t take the bait and got a character win. That’s a reflection on their head coach.
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Indianapolis Colts
The worst collapse in Colts history, while in Indy, anyway. Sorta fitting that it happened in Baltimore, a city the Colts left.
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Miami Dolphins
Can’t recall seeing a team fall so fast.
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New York Jets
Zach Wilson is no Matt Ryan. Not even when Ryan was a rookie. Not even close. #appreciateyourquarterback
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New York Giants
New York football has never been worse. Giants injury situation means it’s gonna get worse. True story.
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Houston Texans
The Texans gave New England a run. For a little while, before petering out. That’s what happens when teams try replicate the Patriots past success. Never works out. Mostly because they can’t clone Brady.
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Detroit Lions
The Lions have already gone 0-16 in their history. Might be time for an encore.
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Jacksonville Jaguars
What’s worse? This Urban Meyer situation or what’s happening on the field?
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