NFL Films Interns – Top 15 Teams Week 7 Edition

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This one play caused the biggest shakeup in the rankings, with the Patriots shooting up three spots from #6.

This one play caused the biggest shakeup in the rankings, with the Patriots shooting up three spots from #6.

It’s time for another edition of the weekly Top 15 teams in the NFL, as per the NFL Films interns. With the Patriots’ wild and miraculous victory over the Saints, they leapfrog the Seahawks, Colts and Chiefs to make it into the Top 3. The rest of the Top 15 remained fairly static, with one exception: the San Diego Chargers bumped the Cleveland Browns out of the ranks of our best teams in the league with their win over last week’s #3 team, the Colts. The top two teams, in our eyes, remain the Broncos and the Saints. Here are the interns who contributed opinions and rankings this week:

Tim Yingling – Producers Department

Kyle Toot – Producers Department, “NFL Turning Point”

Ryan Boepple – Producers Department, “Thursday Night Football”

Kevin Joyce – Producers Department, “Inside the NFL”

Here are the Top 15 teams heading into Week 7:

  1. Denver Broncos – Peyton Manning had an off game, which for him means throwing less than four touchdowns in one afternoon. Von Miller returns to boost Denver’s
    pass-rush, which should help lower the Broncos’ pass defense, currently ranked last in the league. (Tim Yingling)
  2. New Orleans Saints – If it weren’t for some vintage Tom Brady magic, the Saints would be sitting pretty at 6-0. As it is, they’re 5-1 and are still handily leading the division. (Joyce)
  3. New England Patriots – Tom Brady will win you a few extra games every year. His fourth-quarter comeback against New Orleans was one of those games. Though not as invincible as Patriots teams of the past, this team continues to add to the win column. Once Gronk comes back, look out. (Yingling)
  4. Kansas City Chiefs – The Chiefs continue to win with elite defense and limited mistakes on offense. They have yet to lose the turnover battle to an opponent this season. (Joyce)
  5. Seattle Seahawks – It wasn’t a pretty victory, but regardless, the Seahawks have shown some mettle, proving they know how to win close games. (Joyce)
  6. Indianapolis Colts – Despite the loss, Andrew Luck looks like a veteran and I can’t see this team anywhere but the top of the AFC South when all is said and done this year. (Yingling)
  7. San Francisco 49ers – Since losing two straight, the 49ers have put together a solid string of victories, and a favorable schedule has them set up to challenge Seattle for the division lead come December. (Joyce)
  8. Cincinnati Bengals – The Bengals look to be in good form following a shaky start to the season. Sound defense combined with good quarterback play will always be a reliable recipe for success. (Joyce)
  9. Green Bay Packers – It was a hard-nosed, defensive grind for the Packers, who keep winning as they try to keep pace in a tough divison. (Joyce)
  10. Detroit Lions – Matthew Stafford is quietly having a very solid season; he has a QB rating of 95.0 and is on pace for over 4,700 yards and 32 touchdowns. (Joyce)
  11. Chicago Bears – The Bears just get by the winless Giants. But a win’s a win, and they’re currently tied atop the NFC North. (Yingling)
  12. Miami Dolphins – No movement for Miami after their bye week. The Dolphins are set to get back to work when they host the Bills this weekend. (Yingling)
  13. Baltimore Ravens – The Ravens lose a tough one to the Packers, but they remain only one game back in the division. (Joyce)
  14. Dallas Cowboys – The Cowboys showed that they are the class of the NFC East with a convincing win over Washington. Could they be in a fourth straight de facto NFC East Championship Game in Week 17 against the Eagles? (Joyce)
  15. San Diego Chargers – An impressive win against a strong Colts team vaults San Diego back to a .500 record. The Chargers will have to steal a couple games from the division rival Chiefs and Broncos if they want to remain in the playoff conversation. (Yingling)

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