Week 6 power rankings: Yes, Ravens again

1. Ravens — Already played at New England, Jets, Steelers and Bengals; fat part of schedule up ahead.

2. Steelers — Last week I wrote: Big Ben will open up that offense. Ask Mike Wallace how long it took to take hold.

3. Jets — Over/under on number of people who will lash out at me on Twitter for not putting them No. 1?

4. Saints — Offense showing signs of life. Defense more sound than a year ago.

5. Patriots — Statement win for them, post-Randy Moss, coming back down 10 on a physical defense.

6. Colts — They will be there in the end, as always.

7. TitansChris Johnson will get it going; Kenny Britt growing each game.

8. Giants – Pound ball on ground, buy Eli time to make a few big plays and get after the passer. Sounds like the Super Bowl recipe from a few years back.

9. Packers — Overcame mundane start a year ago. Not ready to bail on them yet.

10. Eagles — Like the Packers, stars keep dropping every week. Injuries have not been kind.

11. Texans — I give up. Flip a coin every week with this bunch.

12. Chiefs — Valiant again in defeat. In their division, they could be the true “Why Not?” Team of 2010.

13. FalconsMatt Ryan has to pick it up some on the road. Turner off to slow start as well.

14. DolphinsDavone Bess and Brandon Marshall form a formidable duo.

15. Vikings — Winners of Desperation Bowl, 2010. Hooray!

16. Seahawks — Finally win on road and have the division sitting up for them.

17. Redskins — Won’t go very far giving up 450 yards every week.

18. Buccaneers – Need to take care of bottom feeders, because better teams expose them quickly.

19. Rams Sam Bradford gets more impressive every week.

20. Bengals — Need Carson Palmer to be NFL’s most improved player in second half of season … Or else.

21. Bears — Cannot run the ball against competent opponents; issues with the roster creeping up.

22. Cowboys — Still stuck in self-destruct mode with penalties and picks. Tony Romo doing them no favors.

23.) Jaguars — Staying alive against divisional foes will test them.

24. Chargers — Biggest disappointments in the NFL, which is saying something in this year of parity.

25. Broncos — Suffered some painful losses at home. Must win against Oakland this week.

26. LionsMatt Stafford back after the bye. They will get better.

27. Cardinals — Can they keep the Max Hall madness going?

28. 49ers — Don’t look now, but they face winless Carolina and could be right back in NFC West hunt.

29. Raiders — Same old situation there. Can’t sustain anything.

30. BrownsJosh Cribbs with a concussion now? Gonna be a lean season.

31. Panthers — Front office resolved not to trade any top talent ahead of deadline.

32. Bills — One bye week not enough for this bunch.

– Jason La Canfora

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