2021 Week 7 NFL Power Rankings: Can the Raiders break into the top-5?
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The Baltimore Ravens lost to the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 1, and since then, they have dominated their competition, well, up until this past weekend. Outside of the bad loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, this Ravens team has looked unbeatable in recent weeks and should be one of the last teams standing in a deep AFC when all is said and done.
Trading away Jared Goff for Matthew Stafford was a stroke of genius for the Los Angeles Rams, and Stafford and company were able to beat Goff and the Detroit Lions on Sunday. With the win, the Rams moved to 6-1 on the season, have won three straight, and are desperately trying to catch the unbeaten Arizona Cardinals in the NFC West race.
After a bad loss in Week 1 to the New Orleans Saints, many had already written off Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers, but they could not have been more wrong. Since then, the Packers have won six straight, are 3-0 at home, and are out to a two-game lead in the NFC North. They are once again a team to beat in the NFC.
The only unbeaten team left in the NFL is the Arizona Cardinals, who are 7-0, and fresh off an absolute shellacking of the Houston Texans this past weekend. J.J. Watt has been an excellent addition, Kyler Murray is a star, and their +111 point differential is the best in football. They are for real and could be in for a special season.
The No. 1 team in the NFL is the same team that was the last one standing this past season, as Tom Brady continues to defy Father Time. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers got another four touchdown passes from Brady this past weekend, a dominant effort against the Chicago Bears, and a game that saw him throw his 600th touchdown pass.