NFL Power Rankings: Week 7

Posted at 8:45 AM, Oct 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-27 09:48:22-04

The Titans and Jaguars will kick off week eight of the NFL season Thursday night in Nashville in one of the NFL's Color Rush uniform games.

While there have been a few solid looks in the batch -- the Bears, Chargers and Bengals come to mind -- most are just bad. But no look is more hideous than the all-gold uniforms that the Jaguars will don for this game against the TItans.

The only place that Dijon mustard looks good is on a hot dog. It certainly does not look good head to toe on 6'6, 312-pound Luke Joeckel. 

Even Jacksonville quarterback Blake Bortles hates the look, calling it, "ugly as hell."

I actually kind of like the Titans' all-light blue look, but the Jaguars uniforms will make this game hard to watch. Although, all Titans fans really care about is getting a win.

So here's my NFL power rankings top five for this week. The Jags' unis JUST missing the cut.

1. Cowboys
The Vikings loss in Philadelphia elevates Dallas to the top spot this week. The Cowboys were on their bye last week, but are coming off one of the most impressive wins of the year, a 30-16 win over the Packers at Lambeau Field. In fact, Dallas has played so well with rookie Dak Prescott at quarterback that they actually have a quarterback controversy on their hands when Tony Romo is fully cleared to return. The Cowboys have a key NFC East divisional game Sunday night against the Eagles at home.

2. Patriots
New England has played with three different quarterbacks on its way to a 6-1 record, but has been dominant in the three weeks since Tom Brady has returned. Brady's thrown for nearly 335 yards per game and thrown eight touchdowns in wins over AFC North foes Cleveland, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh. The Pats can take complete control of the AFC East with a win Sunday in Buffalo.

3. Vikings
The bye week did nothing to help Minnesota, which entered the NFL's last remaining unbeaten and came out to a 31-13 loss to the Eagles. The defense still harassed Carson Wentz and the Eagles' offense, but Sam Bradford struggled and the Vikings turned it over four times. Considering how well they played the first five games of the year, I consider this performance a blip on the radar for now, and expect the Vikings to get back on track this week against the lowly Bears.

4. Seahawks
It wasn't pretty, especially the overtime missed kick-fest, but the Seahawks defense once again flexed its muscles in Sunday's 6-6 tie at Arizona. There are some real concerns about that offensive line, but the Legion of Boom has allowed just 84 points through six games, tied with the Vikings for the best scoring defense in the league.

5. Broncos
The Super Bowl champs got back on track from a two-game skid with a 27-9 win over the Texans Monday night. Trevor Siemien and the offense struggled with the exception of C.J. Anderson's 107-yard rushing performance, but the defense continues to carry this team. That Brocnos D forced two turnovers and held Brock Osweiler to just 131 yards passing, and looked once again like a unit that could carry this team in the playoffs.

22. Titans
Tennessee drops back into the 20's this week after failing to hold on to a 23-20 fourth quarter lead Sunday against the Colts. The Titans' boast one of the league's best teams in the trenches on the offensive and defensive lines, but they struggle on the perimeter at wide receiver and cornerback. They'll get another test against the pass-happy Jaguars Thursday night, but if they can win they will finish the first half of the season at 4-4. Given the fact that this team won a combined total of five games over the past two years, I think any reasonable fan would've taken that before the season began.