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The NFL season reminds you of a script that isn’t finished, and the writer keeps editing the ending. At the beginning of the season, very few people could envision how the league looks now.
Very few teams have been exactly what we’d thought they’d be, but this year’s story is far from a finished product.
1. Philadelphia Eagles (8-0)
The Eagles are ranked fourth in total points allowed. They’ve allowed 20 or more points only twice this season.
2. Minnesota Vikings (7-1)
The Vikings have won six in a row since their only loss of the season in week two. They have one win against a team that currently has a winning record.
3. Kansas City Chiefs (6-2)
The Chiefs are highly effective on offense, but they don’t run the ball a ton. They are ranked 27th in rushing attempts and 23rd in yards.
4. Baltimore Ravens (6-3)
The Ravens have won three games in a row , averaging a total 25.6 points per game. They are ranked fifth in total points scored.
5. Buffalo Bills (6-2)
The Bills failed to score over 20 points for the second time this season. Both times were during losses and both were against AFC East opponents.
6. Dallas Cowboys (6-2)
The Cowboys come off of their bye week to face the struggling Packers and then the Vikings.
7. Seattle Seahawks (6-3)
Kenneth Walker III averages 5.1 yards per rushing attempt and 71.3 rushing yards per game. He has rushed for seven touchdowns this season.
8. Miami Dolphins (6-3)
The Dolphins have pushed their winning streak to three games, but they’ve allowed a total of 59 points the last two weeks.
9. New York Jets (6-3)
The Jets are ranked third in passing touchdowns allowed and interceptions. They are ranked eighth in total points allowed.
10. Los Angeles Chargers (5-3)
The Chargers did just enough to get the victory on Sunday. Some would even say it was given to them.
11. New York Giants (6-2)
The Giants come off their bye week looking to get back into the win column. They’ll face both the Texans and the Lions at home.
12. Tennessee Titans (5-3)
Tennessee has struggled mightily to move the ball with Malik Willis playing quarterback. Willis has a total of 135 passing yards in his two starts.
13. Cincinnati Bengals (5-4)
Joe Mixon finished with more rush yards than he had the previous three weeks combined. His four touchdowns was twice as many as he had all season.
14. San Francisco 49ers (4-4)
The 49ers are allowing an average of 18.3 points per game. They’ve allowed 20 or more points in only two games this season.
15. New England Patriots (5-4)
The Patriots are now ranked seventh in total points allowed. They allow an average of 9.8 points per game in their five wins.
16. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-5)
The Buccaneers defense is ranked ninth in total points allowed and ninth in total yards allowed.
17. Atlanta Falcon (4-5)
The Falcons had another dominant day on the ground versus the Chargers. Untimely turnovers and the inability to beat Los Angeles through the air lead to their fifth loss of the season.
18. Washington Commanders (4-5)
The Commanders had their three game winning streak snapped on Sunday. They just can’t win a game versus a team with a current winning record.
19. Los Angeles Rams (3-5)
The Rams are undefeated when they score 20 or more points. That has obviously only happened three times so far this season.
20. Cleveland Browns (3-5)
The Browns average 164.6 rushing yards per game and 5.0 rushing yards per carry. They’ve rushed for over 200 yards in seven straight games.
21. New Orleans Saints (3-6)
The Saints are ranked 28th in total points allowed. All of their opponents have scored at least 20 points, except for the Raiders who didn’t score at all.
22. Denver Broncos (3-5)
Denver comes off their bye week to face Tennessee on the road and then the Raiders at home.
23. Arizona Cardinals (3-6)
Arizona has been outscored 65-47 on their current two game losing streak. They’re ranked 32nd in total points allowed.
24. Green Bay Packers (3-6)
The Packers failed to score double digit points for the second time this season. They are 27th in total points scored.
25. Chicago Bears (3-6)
Justin Fields ran for 178 yards which is an NFL record for quarterbacks. He also scored four total touchdowns from scrimmage, which brings his total to seven in the past two weeks.
26. Indianapolis Colts (3-5-1)
Jeff Saturday was named interim head coach after Frank Reich was fired. Even though I don’t think it would matter either way, Saturday seems to be an outrageous choice to take over at head coach.
27. Pittsburgh Steelers (2-6)
Coming off their bye week, Pittsburgh will only play two teams (in three games) that currently have a winning record.
28. Jacksonville Jaguars (3-6)
Jacksonville snapped a four game losing streak by finally winning a close game. Six of their games have been decided by a touchdown or less.
29. Las Vegas Raiders (2-6)
That hot seat underneath head coach Josh McDaniels is nearing nuclear levels. He can actually use it to fry that egg that he’s laying this season.
30. Carolina Panthers (2-7)
Carolina tied a season high with three turnovers on Sunday. They have 12 total turnovers this season, while only forcing eight.
31. Detroit Lions (2-6)
The Lions’ defense had their best performance of the season. They’ve forced at least one turnover in seven straight games.
32. Houston Texans (1-6-1)
The Texans have lost three in a row now after coming off of their bye week. They have turned the ball over in every one of those games.