NFL Power Rankings Week 6: Atlanta Falcons close to rock bottom after third straight loss

Dave Holcomb

The Atlanta Falcons lost their third straight and fourth out of five to begin the 2019 season on Sunday. With this hugely disappointing start to the year, the Falcons have fallen further down our NFL Power Rankings than we would have thought possible during the preseason.

Atlanta has dropped three more spots to No. 28 on our Week 6 rankings. That means they are fifth from the bottom and the lowest ranked team of any in the league that have a win.

The Washington Redskins also fell three spots to No. 31 on our list this week, and they fired head coach Jay Gruden on Monday. Dan Quinn needs to turn around the Falcons quickly, or he could be the next unemployed head coach of 2019.

Interestingly, the Top 10 teams on our list stayed almost the same from last week, but there was a lot of movement within those ten teams. The Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers vaulted into the Top 5 with wins against fellow Top 10 teams on our list in Week 5, and the San Francisco 49ers moved up to No. 6 after a dominating performance against the Cleveland Browns on Monday Night Football.

The Dallas Cowboys, who lost at home to the Packers, tumbled seven spots from No. 4 to No. 11 this week, but even with that drop, 10 of the Top 12 spots below to NFC teams.

The Indianapolis Colts made their case that they were one of the best three AFC teams after their defeat of the Kansas City Chiefs on the road on Sunday Night Football. Indianapolis moved up to No. 13 and sit in front of other AFC teams vying for the No. 3 spot in the conference -- the Buffalo Bills and Baltimore Ravens.

Check out our entire power rankings list for ahead of Week 6:

  1. New England Patriots (5-0)
  2. New Orleans Saints (4-1)
  3. Kansas City Chiefs (4-1)
  4. Seattle Seahawks (4-1)
  5. Green Bay Packers (4-1)
  6. San Francisco 49ers (4-0)
  7. Los Angeles Rams (3-2)
  8. Philadelphia Eagles (3-2)
  9. Chicago Bears (3-2)
  10. Detroit Lions (2-1-1)
  11. Dallas Cowboys (3-2)
  12. Minnesota Vikings (3-2)
  13. Indianapolis Colts (3-2)
  14. Buffalo Bills (4-1)
  15. Baltimore Ravens (3-2)
  16. Houston Texans (3-2)
  17. Cleveland Browns (2-3)
  18. Carolina Panthers (3-2)
  19. Oakland Raiders (3-2)
  20. Los Angeles Chargers (2-3)
  21. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-3)
  22. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-3)
  23. Tennessee Titans (2-3)
  24. Pittsburgh Steelers (1-4)
  25. New York Giants (2-3)
  26. Denver Broncos (1-4)
  27. Arizona Cardinals (1-3-1)
  28. Atlanta Falcons (1-4)
  29. New York Jets (0-4)
  30. Cincinnati Bengals (0-5)
  31. Washington Redskins (0-5)
  32. Miami Dolphins (0-4)
Comments (5)
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No way that the Browns should be ranked above the Panthers and Raiders. They should even be ranked lower than some of their fellow 2-3 teams.


Saints are where they belong but you have Indy way too low. Didn't you see the beat down they put on the Chiefs in their own stadium? That running game was off the charts!


If you told me through 5 games that the Falcons would be 1-4 and 28th in the power rankings I'd call you crazy. But that is exactly where they are


What does the I stand for idiots. This doesn’t make sense. With the Bears ranked 9, Colts 13, and the Raiders with same record who beat both teams and lost only to Chiefs ranked 3 and Vikings rank 12. Why are they sitting at 19? Being they started the season with the toughest schedule and in their loss to the Chiefs, second half adjustments kept Chiefs off the board. All this with injuries to key players due to injuries or the leagues suspensions. Keep sleeping on Raiders Like ESPN and the rest of the East Coast Sports Media. By the way who have the Patriots beat this year to be #1 Dolphins, Redskins, Jets, Giants, Steelers, all with losing records! Oh yeah and the Bills who have a winning record over all sub .500 teams. I will ask again what does the I in SI stand for? Idiots?