Power Rankings: Streaky play in N.Y. shakes things up
Let's talk streaks. Specifically, let's talk about the two teams from New York. While the Giants and Jets play in the same stadium, those two clubs find themselves headed in entirely opposite directions.
The Giants are on a four-game win streak after roughing up the Falcons on Monday night and trail the Cowboys by only one game in the NFC East. ESPN.com's John Clayton thinks the Giants will make a return trip to the playoffs this season.
The Giants aren't the only team that has caught fire after an early stumble. The Jaguars have won four straight, which sets them up nicely for Monday's AFC South showdown at home against the 5-0 Colts.
The Jets, meanwhile, have lost three straight; the only reason they're not residing in the AFC East cellar is because the worst team in football -- and in our Power Rankings -- just happens to be in the same division.
Even so, the Jets are now the worst one-win team in the NFL, according to our voters. That's right, even worse than the Falcons, whose one win (over the Texans) is at least respectable. The Jets' lone win came against the Dolphins, and just barely (by three points).
Other teams -- besides the winless Dolphins and Rams, of course -- on a cold streak include the Bengals (four straight losses) and the 49ers and Broncos (three straight). Consequently, those teams have dropped significantly in the rankings the past few weeks.
So how would you rank the teams after Week 6? Click here to access SportsNation's ranking tool.
BIGGEST RISE: Kansas City Chiefs from 25th to 16th. BIGGEST DROP: Chicago Bears from 15th to 23rd.
(Editor's note: LW indicates each team's ranking last week.)