The NFL finished week seven with only one undefeated team remaining on Monday. No, it’s not the Denver Broncos. However, another AFC West team is shocking the football world. The Kansas City Chiefs survived a scare from the Houston Texans to bring their record to (7-0). While you may have a problem with their offensive philosophy, you can’t argue with the results that the Kansas City Chiefs have attained.
The Indianapolis Colts have had the best collection of victories this season. It’s enough to move them up from their previous spot, but do they belong on top of the NFL. Andrew Luck has led the Colts to victories over Seattle, San Francisco and Denver. Based on power points, they might be number one, yet they still had losses to Miami and San Diego.
Denver’s loss to the Colts could be a minor setback or a telling sign of things to come for the Broncos. Defensively, the Broncos must get better, and we finally saw the effects of not having Ryan Clady at left tackle.
Here are the Top 12 NFL teams.
1. Kansas City Chiefs: The Chiefs are (7-0) and haven’t given up more than 17 points this season. They garnered another five sacks against Houston. They continue to prove that they can win close games. At some point, Alex Smith and the offense will have to open up and push the ball down field. Yet, until that point, the Chiefs are headed for a top 2 seed in the AFC playoffs. Next game vs. Cleveland.
2. Seattle Seahawks: Seattle has won two games since their only setback on the road to Indianapolis. They are top 10 in offense and defense. They’ve looked like the most well rounded team in the NFL. Russell Wilson has 11 touchdown passes and four interceptions. Next game vs. St. Louis.
3. New Orleans Saints: The Saints are coming off a bye week, yet they moved up a couple spots after some losses. If the Saints could improve on anything, it would be the running game. Right now they are in a head to head battle for home field advantage with Seattle. Next game vs. Buffalo.
4. Indianapolis Colts: The Colts have won the most high profile games this season, including the much anticipated game with Denver. Some would say those victories should have them at the top of the food chain. However, it’s the losses, that should concern the Colts organization. Still, they are in prime position to run away with the AFC South. Reggie Wayne is out for the season with ACL injury. Next game vs. Houston.
5. San Francisco 49ers: Since back to back losses, the 49ers have been a dominant force in the NFL. They have won four straight. In those four games, they’ve scored at least 31 points. Next game vs. Jacksonville.
6. Denver Broncos: This has nothing to do with the offense per say, but they had too many turnovers. Denver has struggled defensively the past few weeks, but there’s enough time to right the ship. They are 30th in defense, yet they are first against the run. We’ll see them how they do next week against the ground game. Next week vs. Washington.
7. Cincinnati Bengals: Cincinnati has won three in a row and they have a knack for winning close games. Right now they are the class of the AFC North. Next game vs. Jets
8. Green Bay Packers: They are quietly taking control of the NFC North. With three straight wins, they’ve surpassed the Lions and Bears in the division. The Packers also have a running attack that opponents must contend with. It’s not just a one man show. Next game vs. Minnesota.
9. New England Patriots: The return of Rob Gronkowski didn’t produce a win, but he showed his worth right away. Tom Brady was under a lot of pressure against the Jets, and his interception for a touchdown changed the tide of the game. Next game vs. Miami.
10. Dallas Cowboys: Dallas leads the NFC East, and they’ve swept the division so far. The Cowboys held the Eagles’ offense to three points. We’ll see if that was something they did or if the Eagles were just inept. Next game at Detroit.
11. Detroit Lions: The Lions lost a chance to protect home field against the Bengals. Now they are in a must win situation next week. Next week vs. Dallas.
12. San Diego Chargers: The Chargers beat out a few three loss team for this position. Yes, they beat Jacksonville, but this ranking is for the dominant nature of the victory over the Colts last Monday night. They finally got over .500 and now they get a bye week.