The Carolina Panthers and New York Jets surge into the top five of Chris Burke's NFL power rankings, while the Atlanta Falcons and Seattle Seahawks fall.
The 1972 Dolphins could be in for a long year. One of the six remaining undefeated teams, Atlanta, fell in Week 6 but a quintet remains. And the number of threats on the schedule are fairly limited—the NFL's usual parity has given way this season to a lackluster quality of play.
New England has close company atop the Power Rankings now, and the race to stay undefeated has a chance to linger deep into the regular season.