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Week 6 Power Rankings Round Up

Arizona Cardinals v New York Jets Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images

I realize marking the passage of time is as cliché as it gets, but how is it week 6 already?

Anyway.

Week 6 Power Rankings

OUTLET RANK PREV. RANK
OUTLET RANK PREV. RANK
Bleacher Report 15th 15th
CBS 16th 16th
ESPN 16th 16th
NFL.COM 15th 16th
Sports Illustrated (MMQB) 24th 21st
Sporting News 16th 18th
The Ringer 16th 14th
USA Today 17th 16th
Yahoo Sports 17th 16th
CONSENSUS AVG. 17th 16th

After some ups and some downs, it seems like we’ve seen the power rankings stabilize. I can’t imagine it changes too much, and probably not for the better either. The Cowboys look like a much more winnable bout with the unfortunate injuries to Dak Prescott and Tyron Smith, but I wouldn’t sleep on this Dallas offense with the plethora of weapons still at their disposal.

I’m sure there are those that will take umbrage at the drop in some rankings, and while it’s curious that the Lions on a bye could eke above the Cards in someone’s eye - it shouldn’t come as a surprise that beating the consensus worst team in the league carries with it very little clout - regardless of how convincing a win it was.

Add in the loss of the best defensive player on the team, and there ya have it.

I suppose there’s an argument to be made that going off on a bad team is exactly what a good team should be doing and one can only play the teams on their schedule. On the other hand, there are some teams that were below Arizona that make a good case for leapfrogging them.

What do you say? Too harsh? Not harsh enough? Just right? Is it draft season yet?