Draft Insiders’ – NFL Power Poll

Draft Insiders’ – NFL Power Poll – Week 7

Teams of the Week 

Jets Shock Eagles
Browns Surprise 49ers

Players of the Week
   Offense – QB Jared Goff – Lions
   Defense – LB Bobby Okereke – Giants
   Offense – TE Travis Kelce – Chiefs
   Defense – DT Christian Wilkins – Dolphins
Rookie of the Week
   Defense – CB Dre Banks – Giants
Games of Week 7
Detroit @ Baltimore – 1:00 pm
LA Chargers @ Kansas City – 4:30 pm
Miami @ Philadelphia – 8:20 pm
Bye teams – Bengals, Texans, Jets, Titans, Panthers & Cowboys

NFL Team Power Poll
Draft Insiders’ Staff – Frank Coyle/Publisher

Ranking / Team / Record

#1 – Chiefs – 5-1
Chiefs handled the Broncos. Stay in AFC West hosting the Chargers this week. Still the champ to someone dethrones them.

#2 – 49ers – 5-1
The 49ers ran into a defensive buzzsaw in Cleveland to lose their first game. Some injury concerns this week, though an extra day traveling to Minnesota for Monday night.

#3 – Eagles – 5-1
The Eagles were blasted by the tough Jets defense to taste defeat for the first time. Offense struggled when facing a strong rush. Host the Dolphins Sunday night in a major interconference battle.

#4 – Dolphins – 5-1
Dolphins blasted the Panthers last week. Rookie runner Devon Achane is out with an injury. Miami offensive line faces a huge test vs the Eagles strong front four.

#5 – Lions – 5-1
The Lions have played up to the hype and look the class of the NFC North. Travel to Baltimore Sunday in a battle of two physical clubs who take no prisoners.

#6 – Bills – 4-2
Bills hung on to edge the Giants. Travel to New England hoping to stay close to the Dolphins. They play up and down to the competition which must change to win consistently.

#7 – Cowboys – 4-2
The Cowboys came up big vs the Chargers Sunday night. QB Dak Prescott responded to the challenge. Bye week this weekend. Face a 7 game NFC schedule through early December.

#8 – Ravens – 4-2
The Ravens beat the Titans in London behind a strong defense. Host the Lions in a classic physical battle where the Ravens usually thrive.

#9 – Seahawks – 3-2
Seahawks were edged by the Bengals in a tight contest. Offense is struggling over recent weeks.
Host the Cardinals this week looking to stay abreast in the NFC West.

#10 – Jaguars – 4-2
Jaguars beat South rival, the Colts to take divisional leadership. QB Trevor Lawrence continues to make clutch plays in big spots. Travel to New Orleans for Thursday night battle of contenders.

#11 – Bucs – 3-2
Bucs fell to the Lions in an important NFC conference matchup. They host the Falcons in a key NFC South battle with first place in the balance.

#12 – Browns – 3-2
Browns wacked the 49ers behind their tough defense which shut them down across the board. QB Deshaun Watson was out and is still week to week. Travel to Indianapolis for a key AFC matchup most likely behind backup QB PJ Walker. He must cut down on his turnovers.

#13 – Jets – 3-3
Jets beat the Eagles in a dramatic victory. The defense ranks with any unit in the league. They get their bye this week. They play five of the next seven games in Met Life.

#14 – Rams – 3-3
Rams drilled the Cardinals behind Matthew Stafford. Host the Steelers in a pivotal game for both clubs.

#15 – Bengals – 3-3
The Bengals edged the Seahawks in a tough defensive struggle. They get their bye week to get their offense right after a poor first half performance.

#16 – Chargers -2-3
The erratic Chargers lost to the Cowboys in a close matchup. They find a way to lose close games. Travel to KC this week in a must win situation.

#17 – Commanders – 3-3
The Commanders beat the Falcons behind a strong defensive performance.  Travel to MetLife to face the desperate GMen in a NFC East contest.

#18 – Steelers – 3-2
Steelers are coming off their bye week. Travel to LA to face the Rams who will test the Steelers defense to the limit.

#19 – Raiders – 3-3
Raiders are getting it done in big spots and on a short winning streak. Their strong defensive unit behind impact edge defender DE Maxx Crosby has been the difference. Travel to Chicago looking to get over .500 and into playoff contention.

#20 – Saints – 3-3
The Saints lost at home to the upstart Texans. Their offense continues to struggle minimizing a solid defense. They host the Jaguars Thursday night which can decide their direction through the 2nd half.

#21- Falcons – 3-3
Falcons came up short vs the Commanders especially their defense. Young QB Ridder faces a pivotal matchup in Tamp this week with his starting job in the balance.

#22 – Texans – 3-3
The young Texans came up big in New Orleans with a strong defensive performance. They get their bye week to prepare for a favorable midseason schedule. Rookie QB CJ Stroud continues to develop as a quality starter.

#23 – Packers – 2-3
The Packers come off their bye week and travel to Denver to face the struggling Broncos. Young QB Jordan Love needs to step up and get this offense moving.

#24- Colts – 3-3
Colts lost rookie QB Anthony Richardson for the season. Host the tough Browns this week. Runner Jonathan Taylor hopes to return this week.

#25 – Titans – 2-4
The Titans struggled again last week vs the Ravens. Their offense continues to struggle and gets their
bye week to prepare for the 2nd half of the schedule.

#26 – Vikings – 2-4
Vikings edge the Bears last week. Host the 49ers on Monday night. This club could move several players if they fall out of playoff contention in the next few weeks.

#27 – Giants – 1-5
The Giants played hard vs the Bills, but their struggling offense failed again in big spots. QB Daniel Jones may be back vs the Commanders where they must win to stay within reach of the postseason.

#28 – Patriots – 1-5
The Pats continue to struggle throwing the ball along with poor production from the running game. Host the Bills hoping to surprise them.

#29 – Bears – 1-5
The Bears lost to the Vikings in addition to losing QB Justin Fields. Host the Raiders this week looking to build for the future.

#30 – Cardinals – 1-5
Cardinals were toasted by the Rams last week. They could trade several veterans over the next two weeks to build draft capital for April.

#31 – Broncos – 1-5
Broncos were bashed by the Chiefs last week. Host the Packers this week. Club could be facing a huge turnover starting the next two weeks through the postseason after another huge disappointing performance.

#32 – Panthers – 0-6
Panthers were bombed by the Dolphins last week. This young club gets their bye week to regroup entering the 2nd half. Face a tough learning curve going forward.
Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with NFL and college coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a member of the FWAA and voter in major college player awards – Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff etc. for the past 30 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He was a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for CBS and ESPN on a year-round basis related to NFL and College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites




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