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NFL Power Rankings, Week 6: The Self-Immolating (UPDATED)

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Another loss. More power rankings. I think we know where this is going.

Evan Habeeb

The Rams and power rankings have been enemies for some time. Another loss is not bringing these two together in harmony. Let's take a look.

As always, if there's a power ranking you think merits inclusion, let me know and I'll start putting it in.

Average ranking (# of rankings) 27.50 (8)
Average change from last week +0.50
Highest ranking (source) 25th (
Lowest ranking (source) 31st (Kirwan)
Biggest positive change (source) +3 (
Biggest negative change (source) -1 (multiple sources)

week 6 power rankings chart v2

SB Nation: 29th (29th)

ESPN: 28th (30th)

Brian Quick has three of Austin Davis' six touchdown passes. Davis was the third quarterback this season with 375 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. 25th (28th)

OK, we realize the Rams lost and it stinks. Clearly, 1-3 is not where this football team wants to be -- and the schedule doesn't lighten up any time soon, either. But going beyond that ... Is it just me, or does Austin Davis seem to be far more of a playmaker than Sam Bradford?

CBS Sports (Prisco): 26th (25th)

Austin Davis has done some good things, and should continue to start. Where is Robert Quinn?

CBS Sports (Kirwan): 31st (30th)

How can a team that had 53 sacks on defense last year have one sack after four games? Austin Davis isn't bad for an unknown QB but now they face the 49ers and the next six weeks are brutal.

Yahoo! Sports: 28th (27th)

The Sam Bradford excuse obscures the fact that this team is much worse than it was last year, when it was supposed to be on the rise. And Austin Davis hasn't been all that bad. The Bradford injury has spared the coaching staff a lot of legitimate criticism.

Pro Football Talk: 27th (27th)

There’s not a clearly winnable game on the schedule under November 30.

Fox Sports: 26th (28th)

Austin Davis is not afraid to take chances and he puts the ball up for his big outside receivers Brian Quick and Kenny Britt to make a play. Quick has emerged as a legitimate No. 1 target and the Rams offense is finally moving the ball again. Unfortunately, several careless errors -- a punt blocked for a touchdown – sunk them against the Eagles.