NFL power rankings for Week 7 are shaping up as once again all of the Sunday action on October 14 left fans on the edge of their seats. The Seattle Seahawks, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Dallas Cowboys all proved they are far from dead, the Miami Dolphins took down the Chicago Bears in overtime, and the Cleveland Browns, well, let’s just say they turned into a pumpkin well before Halloween. NFL power rankings for Week 6 [VIDEO] had the Chiefs in the top spot. It's also a good time to look back at the Week 5 NFL picks [VIDEO].

Tale of two teams

In one of the most lopsided games of the Week 6 schedule, the Dallas Cowboys thrashed the Jacksonville Jaguars 40-7.

According to CBS Sports, quarterback Dak Prescott tossed two touchdown passes to Cole Beasley and running back Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 106 yards and one touchdown in the Cowboys' huge win over Jacksonville Sunday afternoon.

The loss has many Jags fans wondering if this team has what it takes to make another run at the AFC crown this January. While both the ‘Boys and Jags are now 3-3 on the season, they are clearly both heading in different directions. That being said, both are sitting pretty in terms of still dreaming of a postseason berth.

A wide-open race

With the 2018 NFL season approaching the halfway point, it seems almost no team is out of the playoff hunt. In the NFC, you have the L.A. Rams (6-0), New Orleans Saints (4-1), and everyone else (besides the Giants, Cardinals, and 49ers) all in a good position to make a postseason run.

Heck, three weeks from now those teams may have a shot as well. If you are 2-3 or 3-3 in either conference, you are in the thick of the race!

Patriots plant flag

Tom Brady really doesn’t age, or at least it seems that way. Brady and the Pats welcomed the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night and they did what they do to most teams since Brady took over nearly two decades ago - they sent them home with a loss. The game was dominated by the Patriots in the first half as they carried a 24-9 lead into the locker room. However, Kansas City came roaring back in the third quarter, cutting the lead down to just a single point at 27-26, but in the end, Stephen Gostkowski hit a 28-yard field goal as time expired, and the New England Patriots walked away with the 43-40 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.

After a 1-2 start to the season, New England has won three straight and is now in first place in the AFC East with a 4-2 mark.

The win has catapulted the Patriots from the No. 6 spot all the way up to No. 2 in the latest NFL power rankings. Below are the latest NFL power rankings heading into Week 7 action.

  1. L.A. Rams
  2. New England Patriots
  3. New Orleans Saints
  4. Kansas City Chiefs
  5. Baltimore Ravens
  6. L.A. Chargers
  7. Miami Dolphins
  8. Washington Redskins
  9. Philadelphia Eagles
  10. Cincinnati Bengals
  11. Carolina Panthers
  12. Minnesota Vikings
  13. Pittsburgh Steelers
  14. Dallas Cowboys
  15. Green Bay Packers
  16. Seattle Seahawks
  17. Chicago Bears
  18. Tennessee Titans
  19. Detroit Lions
  20. Jacksonville Jaguars
  21. NY Jets
  22. Denver Broncos
  23. Houston Texans
  24. Atlanta Falcons
  25. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  26. Buffalo Bills
  27. SF 49ers
  28. Cleveland Browns
  29. Indianapolis Colts
  30. Arizona Cardinals
  31. Oakland Raiders
  32. New York Giants