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They are some excellent teams in the NFL and conversely some horrible ones. There are usually good and bad teams every season but this season seems to be going to the extreme.
We might look up in five or six weeks and things might even out a bit more. At this point the race for the number one seed is just as fierce as the slow trot to the number one overall pick.
1. San Francisco 49ers (8-0)
The 49ers stand as the league’s last remaining undefeated team. They have forced a turnover in seven out of their eight games.
2. New Orleans Saints (7-1)
The Saints come off their bye week to face three divisional opponents in a row. They will play five games within the division out of their last eight contests.
3. New England Patriots (8-1)
The Patriots’ defense couldn’t save their offense this week. They gave up more points to Baltimore than they have given up in the previous four weeks combined.
4. Baltimore Ravens (6-2)
No team has been able to stop the Ravens’ rushing attack. They average 204.9 yards per game on the ground.
5. Seattle Seahawks (7-2)
Russell Wilson is the clear favorite for MVP of the league. He has 22 touchdown passes and only one interception in nine games.
6. Buffalo Bills (6-2)
The NFL’s third ranked defense has held an opponent under 300 yards of total offense in four out of their eight games. Defensive tackle Jordan Phillips has 6.0 sacks and 9.0 tackles for loss.
7. Green Bay Packers (7-2)
The Packers had their four game winning streak snapped after a putrid offensive performance. They will have to clean that up before they host Carolina and then head to San Francisco.
8. Houston Texans (6-3)
Houston’s two game winning streak has been fueled by their rushing attack. They have rushed for 346 yards in those two games.
9. Kansas City Chiefs (6-3)
Andy Reid might be able to squeeze 250 yards passing yards and three touchdowns out of a high school quarterback if he needed a starter.
10. Minnesota Vikings (6-3)
The Vikings average 111.3 rushing yards per game in their three losses. They average 173.8 rushing yards in their six wins.
11. Indianapolis Colts (5-3)
The Colts have a total of five turnovers in their losses. In five wins, they have the same amount of turnovers.
12. Los Angeles Rams (5-3)
The Rams come off their bye week to face the hot Steelers and then a big match up against the Baltimore Ravens.
13. Dallas Cowboys (5-3)
The Cowboys sit atop the NFC East by a half a game. Their next three opponents have a combined 17 wins.
14. Carolina Panthers (5-3)
The Panthers have forced a total of 19 turnovers this season. They have 44 tackles for a loss and they lead the NFL with 34 sacks.
15. Philadelphia Eagles (5-4)
The Eagles have won two straight games, giving up a total of 27 points. They have scored a total 53 points in that span.
16. Jacksonville Jaguars (4-5)
Jacksonville heads to their bye week and it was just announced Nick Foles will return as the starting quarterback in week eleven.
17. Pittsburgh Steelers (4-4)
The Steelers are riding a three game winning streak and they have forced 10 turnovers in that span. They average 25.4 points per game over those three contests.
18. Los Angeles Chargers (4-5)
The Chargers have given up a total of 27 points during their two game winning streak. They have allowed an average of 182.5 passing yards in those two games.
19. Oakland Raiders (4-4)
Derek Carr is quietly putting together a good season. He averages 248.0 passing yards per game, with 13 touchdowns and four interceptions in 2019.
20. Tennessee Titans (4-5)
The Titans protected the ball during a two game winning streak with only two turnovers. They gave up the ball three times in the loss to Carolina.
21. Arizona Cardinals (3-5-1)
Arizona is riding a two game losing streak, giving up 59 total points in the process. They haven’t held an opponent to under 21 points and they have allowed over 100 yards rushing in all nine games.
22. Chicago Bears (3-5)
The Bears have pushed their losing streak to four games. They have a total of seven turnovers and only one game with over 300 yards of offense in that span.
23. Denver Broncos (3-6)
Vic Fangio’s defensive scheme is starting to show up on the stat sheet. They have allowed an average of 15.4 points per game in their last five contests.
24. Detroit Lions (3-4-1)
Detroit has a “bend but don’t break” offense if there is such a thing. They move the ball well enough but they fail to score in key moments.
25. Cleveland Browns (2-6)
Freddie Kitchens was hired for his offensive mind and how he handled Baker Mayfield as a rookie. Well, Cleveland ranks 25th in points scored and Mayfield has more interceptions than touchdown passes. Great job.
26. New York Giants (2-7)
The Giants have allowed a total of 255 points and have scored a total of 176 points in 2019.
They have turned the ball over at least once in all of their games.
27. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-6)
For five years running, it seems we ask a question about Jameis Winston’s starting status by mid season.
28. Washington Redskins (1-8)
The Redskins are averaging 6.0 points per game on their current three game losing streak. They have 14 turnovers in nine games.
29. Miami Dolphins (1-7)
The Dolphins finally broke through to the win column. The number one overall pick might be in jeopardy with future games versus the Browns, Bengals and Jets (again) this season.
30. Atlanta Falcons (1-7)
The Falcons have made a few coaching shifts during the bye week. The defensive minded head coach is still in charge of a team that ranks 30th in points allowed.
31. New York Jets (1-7)
The Jets players and fans feel like they hit rock bottom after letting the Dolphins grab their first win against them. The fans and players should’ve felt like that a few weeks ago.
32. Cincinnati Bengals (0-8)
The Bengals come off their bye to sit firmly in place as the recipients of the number one draft pick overall.