Dallas Cowboys: Pre-Halloween NFL Power Rankings

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Eyes on 2022

32. Detroit Lions (0-7)
31. New York Jets (1-5)
30. Miami Dolphins (1-6)
29. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-5)
28. Houston Texans (1-6)

These five teams are really only good for betting fodder week-to-week. Every so often, they can maybe keep a game closer than it should be, however, these teams already are planning for next year.

At least we’re not terrible… right?

27. Philadelphia Eagles (2-5)
26. New York Giants (2-5)
25. Washington Football Team (2-5)
24. San Francisco 49ers (2-4)
23. Seattle Seahawks (2-5)

If these teams were applying for jobs, their resumes would invoke laughter. The Giants (at New Orleans) and Seattle (at Indianapolis) are the only two teams in this group with a quality win. Once the NFC East intradivisional games get underway, it is likely that three of these teams will just take one step forward and two steps back.

Fools gold

22. Atlanta Falcons (3-3)
21. Denver Broncos (3-4)
20. Carolina Panthers (3-4)
19. New England Patriots (3-4)

Speaking of resumes, Atlanta’s three wins were against Miami, the Jets, and Giants. Denver beat both New York teams as well as Jacksonville. Carolina won three straight versus the Jets, Texans, and New Orleans only to lose their next four while New England’s three wins include two over the Jets and one over the Texans. El. Oh. El.

The jury is still out

18. Chicago Bears (3-4)
17. Minnesota Vikings (3-3)
16. Pittsburgh Steelers (3-3)
15. Indianapolis Colts (3-4)

Chicago has two impressive wins while already starting multiple quarterbacks due to injuries. The Steelers are in no man’s land with their aging signal-caller. Minnesota’s losses (three by a total of 11 points to Cincinnati, Arizona, and Cleveland) are more impressive than their wins. Meanwhile, the Colts feel like they are close to hitting their stride, lurking as dangerous while navigating injuries.