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2019 NFL Power Rankings Week 7: ‘Tank Bowl’ puts Miami back at bottom of league

NFL: Washington Redskins at Miami Dolphins Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The Phinsider 2019 NFL Power Rankings are back today with our Week 7 edition. Our top two teams from last week remained in place, but our bottom two teams decided to swap places after facing off the in “Tank Bowl.” Will the Miami Dolphins take a 17-16 loss to the Washington Redskins and run to the first pick in the 2020 NFL Draft?

Our power rankings on The Phinsider are not done like rankings around most of the web. Instead of one person just moving teams up and down a board each week based on the results from the past week, Josh Houtz and I conduct a draft. We start with a fresh board and alternate selecting the team we thing has the best chance to win the Super Bowl. It takes out a little of the “Team A won, they move up; Team B lost, they move down,” from the rankings, as we may select a team that lost because they looked a lot better than a team that won. It has been a fun exercise thus far through the season.

This week, Houtz gets the odd picks while I take the even ones.

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