Through the NFLs first six weeks there is one an

first_img Through the NFL’s first six weeks, there is one and only one elite team.The Kansas City Chiefs survived a fourth-quarter shootout on the road in Houston to beat the Texans, 42-34. Alex Smith continues to play tremendous football as the veteran completed 29-of-37 for 324 yards and three touchdowns. Smith had only six career 300-yard games before this season. In 2017, he has two. He’s the league’s MVP at this point for the NFL’s best team. 1. Kansas City Chiefs (5-0)Shift: —Hi: 1Lo: 1Comment: Kareem Hunt didn’t even score and they still put up 42. — LapinskiNext: vs. Pittsburgh2. Green Bay Packers (4-1)Shift: ▲1Hi: 2Lo: 7Comment: Aaron Rodgers’ final drive vs. Cowboys was impressive considering the injuries they have on offense. — JureckiNext: at Minnesota 3. Philadelphia Eagles (4-1)Shift: ▲3Hi: 3Lo: 5Comment: They’re probably not this good but they’re the top seed in the NFC right now. — BurnsNext: at Carolina (Thursday)4. Carolina Panthers (4-1)Shift: ▲4Hi: 2Lo: 8Comment: Cam Newton wore a Rosie the Riveter pin on his stupid hat. He’s a feminist, everyone! — MarottaNext: vs. Philadelphia (Thursday)5. Atlanta Falcons (3-1)Shift: —Hi: 3Lo: 6Comment: Matt Ryan needs to play better — 5 TDs and 5 interceptions. — JureckiNext: vs. Miami As such, the Chiefs held on to the No. 1 spot for another week.Here’s a look a the 1-32 pecking order heading into Week 6.Ties will go to the team that receives the majority of higher rankings from our panel.Week 6 Composite Ballot 20. Houston Texans (2-3)Shift: ▼7Hi: 14Lo: 23Comment: J.J. Watt just can’t catch a break — pun definitely not intended. — MorganNext: vs. Cleveland21. New Orleans Saints (2-2)Shift: ▼1Hi: 18Lo: 24Comment: AP is gone. Rearranging deck chairs or did they rid themselves of a distraction? — BurnsNext: vs. Detroit22. Tennessee Titans (2-3)Shift: ▼3Hi: 19Lo: 24Comment: Matt Cassel completed 21 passes for only 141 yards. That’s really yard to do. — MarottaNext: vs. Indianapolis (Monday)23. New York Jets (3-2)Shift: ▲2Hi: 20Lo: 25Comment: Tied for first. Screen shot that while you can. — BurnsNext: vs. New England24. Cincinnati Bengals (2-3)Shift: —Hi: 20Lo: 26Comment: The Bengals have seemingly righted the ship. Burfict was big vs. Buffalo. — MarottaNext: Bye Week25. Arizona Cardinals (2-3)Shift: ▼4Hi: 23Lo: 25Comment: Acquiring Adrian Peterson feels like a personnel department Hail Mary. — BurnsNext: vs. Tampa Bay26. Miami Dolphins (2-2)Shift: —Hi: 16Lo: 27Comment: Jay Cutler’s unpopularity index in Miami is approaching his score in Chicago — even after a win. — MorganNext: at Atlanta 27. Indianapolis Colts (2-3)Shift: ▲3Hi: 26Lo: 28Comment: Colts have eight rushing touchdowns and only one passing touchdown. — JureckiNext: at Tennessee (Monday)28. Chicago Bears (1-4)Shift: ▼1Hi: 27Lo: 29Comment: Trubisky’s playing now, so at least Chicago fans are happier with the losing. — LapinskiNext: at Baltimore29. Los Angeles Chargers (1-4)Shift: ▼1Hi: 27Lo: 30Comment: If a team loses in a city where nobody pays attention, does it really happen? — MorganNext: at Oakland30. New York Giants (0-5)Shift: ▼1Hi: 30Lo: 31Comment: I’ve never seen a rash of injuries at one position in a game like the Giants’ WRs had vs. Chargers. — MarottaNext: at Denver31. San Francisco 49ers (0-5)Shift: —Hi: 29Lo: 31Comment: Rallied from down 23-9 to at least force overtime. — BurnsNext: at Washington32. Cleveland Browns (0-5)Shift: —Hi: 32Lo: 32Comment: Peter King says he’s never seen the Browns look worse and that’s saying A LOT. — MarottaNext: at Houston 6. Denver Broncos (3-1)Shift: ▼4Hi: 2Lo: 7Comment: The Broncos are allowing an NFL-low 50.8 rushing yards per game. — MorganNext: vs. NY Giants 7. New England Patriots (3-2)Shift: ▲2Hi: 3Lo: 7Comment: Silenced the masses with the win on Thursday. Lucky Folk missed three FGs. — BurnsNext: at NY Jets8. Seattle Seahawks (3-2)Shift: ▲4Hi: 6Lo: 9Comment: Cooper Kupp only drops that pass in the end zone if he’s playing the Seahawks, right? — LapinskiNext: Bye week9. Pittsburgh Steelers (3-2)Shift: ▼5Hi: 9Lo: 14Comment: Big Ben after maybe his worst game ever: “Maybe I don’t have it anymore.” — MarottaNext: at Kansas City 10. Detroit Lions (3-2)Shift: ▼3Hi: 8Lo: 15Comment: Stafford’s regular fouth-quarter magic fell just short vs. Carolina, but he did throw two late TDs. — MorganNext: at New Orleans11. Los Angeles Rams (3-2)Shift: ▼1Hi: 11Lo: 14Comment: Jared Goff and Todd Gurley continue to makes strides, Gurley second in all-purpose yards with 646 yards. — JureckiNext: at Jacksonville12. Washington Redskins (2-2)Shift: ▲3Hi: 10Lo: 15Comment: Nothing happened and they somehow went up. Just like Kirk Cousins’ salary next season. — LapinskiNext: vs. San Francisco 13. Jacksonville Jaguars (3-2)Shift: ▲10Hi: 10Lo: 17Comment: Maybe Calais made the right call after all. — BurnsNext: vs. LA Rams14. Dallas Cowboys (2-3)Shift: —Hi: 9Lo: 21Comment: The Cowboys limp into their bye week under .500 and Jerry has distracted the masses with his anthem policy. — MarottaNext: Bye Week15. Buffalo Bills (3-2)Shift: ▼4Hi: 11Lo: 18Comment: Build up hope… then lose to the Bengals. What an odd strategy. — LapinskiNext: Bye Week16. Minnesota Vikings (3-2)Shift: ▼2Hi: 9Lo: 21Comment: The Vikings will need a healthy Sam Bradford to make noise, but they’re doing a fine job of staying afloat without him. — MorganNext: vs. Green Bay17. Oakland Raiders (2-3)Shift: ▼1Hi: 15Lo: 20Comment: Without Carr, they will struggle on offense. Lynch hasn’t had an impact so far. — LapinskiNext: vs. LA Chargers18. Baltimore Ravens (3-2)Shift: ▲4Hi: 12Lo: 20Comment: Good luck figuring the Ravens out. — LapinskiNext: vs. Chicago19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-2)Shift: ▼2Hi: 16Lo: 21Comment: Roberto Aguayo never missed three FGs in a game. Just sayin’. — MarottaNext: at Arizonacenter_img Top Stories 0 Comments   Share   How the panel voted: Burns | Jurecki | Lapinski | Marotta | Morgan Biggest Risers: Jacksonville Jaguars ▲10Biggest Fallers: Houston Texans ▼7 Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) throws past Houston Texans linebacker Brennan Scarlett (57) during an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith) The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelolast_img read more