Oct 11, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) walks off the field after the game against the Arizona Cardinals at Ford Field. The Cardinals won 42-17. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports
Week 6 is in the books, and the Detroit Lions finally have a win. Only five undefeated teams remain, while well over half the teams in the NFL have a losing record. Let’s quickly take a look at the Weekly MVP’s and then get into this week’s installment of the Power Rankings.
AFC MVP: Philip Rivers
Rivers will probably be the only weekly MVP of the season on a losing team. He passed for 503 yards and two touchdowns in Green Bay, yet San Diego still couldn’t come out of Green Bay with the victory. Rivers outplayed Rodgers in Lambeau; when was the last time Rodgers was outplayed on his home field? Enough said.
NFC MVP: Matthew Stafford
A week after being benched for Dan Orlovsky, Matthew Stafford responded in the best way possible, throwing for over 400 yards, four touchdowns and only one interception in the Lions’ first win of the season over the Chicago Bears. Yes, it was Chicago, but a win is a win.
Coach of the Week: Mike Tomlin
Tomlin’s Steelers, led by Pittsburgh’s third-string quarterback, somehow upset Bruce Arians’ Cardinals in Arians’ revenge game on Sunday. Tomlin’s defense is overachieving and his offense is productive despite missing its starting quarterback. Do I need to say anything more to justify this?
With the awards handed out, let’s get right into it and take a look at this week’s Power Rankings. If you don’t agree with where your team is ranked, just remember that I purposely ranked them lower than they should be ranked as a personal attack on you because I don’t like your team. That being said, hit me up on Twitter @HoweNFL if you want to discuss why I ranked your team where I ranked it. Without further ado, let’s get started.
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