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A rather pedestrian week of football in week seven opened to the door for some new speculations. Some NFL teams are almost fully buried, barring a special kind of winning streak. Other teams were riding high a few weeks ago and now they look very beatable. The top teams are starting to materialize, but almost none of them have proven to be indestructible.
Week eight has some great matchups that will bring even more separation. The off-field storylines are getting more interesting as well, with the trade deadline approaching.
1. Arizona Cardinals (7-0)
Arizona is tied for the league lead in points allowed per game. They’ve given up a total of three rushing touchdowns this season.
2. Green Bay Packers (6-1)
The Packers have a big showdown with the Cardinals on Thursday night. This game could determine home field advantage in the NFC playoffs.
3. Los Angeles Rams (6-1)
The Rams have 20 sacks and ten interceptions this season. They have won three in a row, forcing eight turnovers in that span.
4. Dallas Cowboys (5-1)
The Cowboys average 34.2 points per game which leads the NFL. They have scored 22 total touchdowns on offense.
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-1)
Tom Brady leads the NFL with 21 touchdowns through the air. He’s averaging 325.0 passing yards per game and he’s thrown a total of three interceptions.
6. Tennessee Titans (5-2)
The Titans have caught fire, winning three straight games. They’ve forced six turnovers in that span.
7. Baltimore Ravens (5-2)
The Ravens rank fourth in rushing with 1,046 yards and they have ten rushing touchdowns so far this season. Lamar Jackson leads the team with 480 yards on the ground.
8. Buffalo Bills (4-2)
The Bills come off their bye week to play the Miami Dolphins. They beat the Dolphins 35-0 earlier this season.
9. Las Vegas Raiders (5-2)
Derek Carr is averaging 324.1 passing yards per game (second in the NFL) despite being sacked 17 times. The Raiders have won two games in a row, outscoring their opponents 67-46.
10. Cincinnati Bengals (5-2)
Joe Burrow is averaging 279.4 yards per game with 17 touchdowns. Cincinnati has won four out of their last five games.
11. Los Angeles Chargers (4-2)
The Chargers had their three win streak snapped before they went on their bye last week. They host New England and then travel to Philadelphia to face the Eagles the following week.
12. New Orleans Saints (4-2)
The Saints are ranked third in points allowed and first in total yards allowed. They have forced nine turnovers while only giving the ball away four times.
13. Cleveland Browns (4-3)
The Browns lead the league in rushing with 1,193 yards. They have scored 13 touchdowns on the ground.
14. Minnesota Vikings (3-3)
The Vikings have won three out of four games heading into their bye week. They’ve scored 15 total touchdowns on offense.
15. Atlanta Falcons (3-3)
Kyle Pitts looks more like a huge wide receiver than a sleek, dynamic pass catching tight end. He has 471 receiving yards, while averaging 15.2 yards per reception.
16. Indianapolis Colts (3-4)
The Colts are tied for first in the NFL with 16 forced turnovers this season. Indianapolis has won three out of their last four games.
17. Chicago Bears (3-4)
The Bears are averaging 14.4 points per game. They have scored 10 offensive touchdowns this season.
18. Carolina Panthers (3-4)
The Panthers have lost four in a row and their last game was a total beatdown at the hands of the Giants. They have nine turnovers in those four losses.
19. Denver Broncos (3-4)
Denver has lost four games in a row giving up a total of 101 points. They have forced a total of one turnover in that span.
20. New England Patriots (3-4)
Defensive back J. C. Jackson has three interceptions and 10 pass deflections. The Patriots have a total of eight interceptions this season.
21. Pittsburgh Steelers (3-3)
The Steelers find themselves in last place in the AFC North. They are ranked 29th in rushing yards and they only have four rushing touchdowns.
22. Kansas City Chiefs (3-4)
Patrick Mahomes is tied for the league lead in interceptions with nine. The Chiefs have the most turnovers in the league with 17.
23. San Francisco 49ers (2-4)
San Francisco’s losing streak has now reached four games. They have a -14 point differential this season.
24. New York Giants (2-5)
The Giants have allowed a total of 14 passing touchdowns this season. They’ve scored a total of 13 rushing and receiving on offense.
25. Seattle Seahawks (2-5)
Geno Smith is 0-2 as the Seahawks starter. The good news is they play Jacksonville this week. Wait, that could be good news for Jacksonville.
26. Washington Football Team (2-5)
Washington has given up a league high (tied) 25 total touchdowns. They have lost four out of their last five games.
27. Philadelphia Eagles (2-5)
The Eagles have lost two in a row by a total of 17 points. They play at winless Detroit next week, followed by the Chargers.
28. New York Jets (1-5)
Zach Wilson could miss up to four games with a knee sprain he suffered over the weekend. It seems newly acquired Joe Flacco will take over the reigns at quarterback.
29. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-5)
Coming off the bye week, Jacksonville heads to Seattle and then face Buffalo. They’ve forced a total of two turnovers this season, which puts them dead last in the league.
30. Miami Dolphins (1-6)
Tua Tagovailoa has thrown for 620 yards and six touchdowns in his last two games. He’s also thrown three interceptions during that span.
31. Houston Texans (1-6)
The Texans allow an average of 145.7 rushing yards per game. They’ve allowed a total of 12 rushing touchdowns this season.
32. Detroit Lions (0-7)
The Lions have lost 11 straight games dating back to last season. They will host the two win Eagles this weekend.