NFL Power Rankings update: Bottom of the barrel

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Six weeks and 90 plus games have passed since NFL rankings were last published. To put it mildly that's a lot of football.

Let's take a look how things have changed starting with the bottom feeders of the NFL. Those teams that can no longer even dream of playoff berth...

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27) Washington Redskins

Kirk Cousins is an exciting quarterback to watch but unfortunately right now this also means that he is good for a couple of interceptions a game.

Combine this with a defense that does not really bring anything special and Washington are going to struggle to win games. A fit RGIII cannot come back soon enough for Washington fans.

28) New York Jets

There isn't a coach in the NFL who I want to see do well more than Rex Ryan but patience is getting short in New York. Geno Smith is looking like a bust and the secondary lacks the requisite quality to execute Ryan's defensive schemes.

The only team the Jets have beaten this season was the woeful Raiders in week 1 of the season. Since then they have lost five on the bounce. In the next two weeks they face
the revitalised New England Patriots and the Buffalo Bills. It is hard to see the Jets improving any time soon.

29) Tennessee Titans

With the offensive line the Titans have they should, on paper, be doing much better then they are. The likes of Oher, Lewan, Schwenke, Warmack and Levitre should be controlling the line of scrimmage and giving the Titans the chance to win games. This isn't happening however.

The Titans offensive line is ranked only 12th run blocking and 27th in pass protection by Football Outsiders. Couple this with problems at quarterback and below average talent at running back and it is easy to see why the Titans are struggling.

30) Tampa Bay Buccaneers

In my less than accurate week 6 predictions I foolishly tipped Tampa Bay to clinch a home win over the Ravens. My thinking was that after a win over the Steelers and a OT loss to the Saints, Lovie Smith and the Buccaneers seemed to be on an upward swing.

Sunday's games were a complete repudiation of this idea. The Bucs are an awful football team. If something doesn't change sharpish then Tampa Bay could find themselves beating the Jaguars and the Raiders to next season's first pick in the draft.

31) Oakland Raiders

I've tipped the Raiders to go winless this season and I'm not backing off that prediction just yet.

However, Derek Carr looked like he was making real progress in the narrow defeat to the Chargers. He looked better than Blake Bortles and with the likes of James Jones in the side he has some decent weapons around him.

Right now, I'd tip the Raiders to edge out the Jaguars if they played each other hence the rankings.

32) Jacksonville Jaguars

Blake Bortles is improving game by game and if he survives playing behind this Jaguars offensive line then the future looks bright for the Jaguars. Also rookie running back Storm Johnson has a great name. The headline possibilities are enormous.

Other than that there isn't really much to say about Jacksonville. Currently they are the worst football team in the NFL.

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Jacksonville Jaguars
New York Jets
Oakland Raiders
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Washington Redskins
Tennessee Titans

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