NFL Power Rankings | Week Six

Another addition to our NFL coverage this season, writer Dean Malpass has joined Team DC to share how he see things stacking up in the Big League this season, with full 32-team Power Rankings each week! 

Dean’s no stranger to a pigskin, having played and coached as part of the Britball Nation – where does he see each team stacking up after an eventful Week Six?


1. Rams (6-0)

The cream of the NFC remains atop. Finding different ways to win (and having Gurley) seems a surefire ticket to success. Also…why aren’t we losing our minds about Suh and Donald playing side-by-side?

2. Chiefs (5-1)

First-blood to the Patriots in what should surely be repeated in the AFC championship game. It’s never good to lose, but Chiefs fans would rather lose now than then. A little defence would be nice though, the Patriots did not punt or have a penalty called on them!

3. Patriots (4-2)

Why not above the Chiefs? I just think right now that the Chiefs would win 51/100 times on a neutral field.

4. Saints (4-1)





5. Steelers (3-2-1)

Great win over a solid Bengals team. 59 minutes of Conner and McDonald, then one minute of Ben to Brown for murder she wrote!



6. Bengals (4-2)

The Bengals were due a loss and feel more like a 4-2 team than 5-1 to me and the Steelers were ready to deliver that loss as they have done so often.


7. Chargers (4-2)

Lots of people picked the Browns to beat the Chargers on Sunday. I can only assume they don’t watch as much football as I do. These guys are underrated.

8. Ravens (4-2)

Bounced back emphatically from the loss against the Browns to shut out the Titans as the road team. They have not allowed a touchdown in the 2nd half all season! (9 points total!)

9. Vikings (3-2-1)

Rounding into form nicely powered by Thielen and Cousins.




10. Panthers (3-2)

I’m gonna slide these guys here a little, because I think they sit just outside the top teams in the league.

11. Eagles (3-3)

Played their best game since winning the Super Bowl, sadly the Eagles only see the Giants once again this season so they’ll have to beat other teams to climb here.

12. Packers (3-2-1)

I know the media are swooning about another Rodgers game-winning drive, but I’m not impressed by anyone that beats these 49ers. Especially when it was only by a FG.

13. Dolphins (4-2)

Osweiler got the start in the Miami heat. Made it count and handled the much-fancied Bears.


14. Bears (3-2)

Needed to win in Miami against QB2 to look like a playoff contender in a stacked NFC wildcard race. Sliding slightly.


15. Redskins (3-2)

Right on time another impressive win to confuse my predictions further.




16. Jaguars (3-3)

An average Cowboys team dropped a forty-burger on the Jags once-vaunted D. Two L’s in a row means outside my Top 10 you gotta go!


17. Seahawks (3-3)

Took the wet weather with them to Wembley, and the 12s came too for a dominant win over the Raiders. Back at .500 I want to trust them again, but i’ve been hurt before.

18. Cowboys (3-3)

Dominated the Jaguars behind strong running from Dak and Zeke. The moment where Zeke stuck his helmet into Jalen Ramsey’s chin was the start of the end. Kudos.


19. Falcons (2-4)

The Falcons get back to winning ways despite their injury-riddled and schematically subpar D.



20. Titans (3-3)

Was this game la reveal magnifico for this team? Two back to back stinkers and an offense that must have Titans execs wondering if Mariota remains a viable starter.


21. Browns (2-2-1)

No match for the Chargers despite some bright individual performances.



22. Lions (2-3)




23. Texans (3-3)

Hear me now Texans, protect the QB or you won’t win again. The Bills aren’t available every week. On a 3-game winning streak, WTF?


24. Buccaneers (2-3)

The L’s keep coming despite changing QB. Mike Smith got canned, Koetter won’t make it to December.


25. Broncos (2-4)

A 4 game losing streak just will not do. Elway is ready to fire everyone, Vance Joseph is hoping he can still throw the ball!

26. Jets (3-3)

There you go Gang-Green! With Joe Namath and the Super Bowl winners in attendance, the Jets flew over the Colts for the dubya.

27. Bills (2-4)

The defence is legitimately very good, the coaching is good too. These guys outperform their talent every week. Except on offense where they just about muster mediocrity on a good day. Allen is out 6 weeks… it won’t matter.


28. Colts (1-5)

Losing to the Jets will not see you rise in these rankings, no sir!




29. Giants (1-5)

New Jersey’s worst team (not you Rutgers) stinks! It’s sadly time to say goodbye to Eli.


30. Cardinals (1-5)

The desert birds look far better with Rosen, sadly this won’t be enough this year.



31. 49ers (1-5)

I’ve played on teams like this before that play hard, play close and still continue to lose…it’s awful!


32. Raiders (1-5)

You know what sucks more than a red-eye flight to California from London? The same flight after being mudstomped by an average team. 3 points Gruden, 3?!!!


Dean played offensive and defensive line for the Leicester Longhorns (née Lightning) 2004-2008, specialising in iron-man football and team captain duties whilst completing his degree in American Studies at Leicester Uni.

In 2012-2013 he teamed up with his old coach Duncan Burford for more uniball with the Westminster Dragons, coaching the o-line running the triple option and as assistant offensive coordinator.

Dean loves all things pig-skin as a welcome break from his job managing a hospital. He lives in Nottinghamshire with his wife and two sons. He is an avid Buffalo Bills fan… so, nobody’s perfect.