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Takeaways From Week 6 in the NFL
David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Takeaways From Week 6 in the NFL

Week 6 is in the books and we still are a third of the way through the season.The Cardinals are still undefeated going into game 7. Dallas, Tampa Bay, Green Bay, Baltimore, and the Rams are at the top with two-thirds of the season left. Cleveland has been decimated with injuries and are in trouble of falling out of the playoff picture. Let’s update the divisions.

NFC LEAST: Combined Record 10-14

STOCK UP: Dallas The Cowboys played sloppy and were very lucky to come away with a win over New England. This division is so bad that they may have it locked up by Thanksgiving.

CONTINUING TO PLAY HARD : Philadelphia played well against Tampa Bay this week rallying to make a game of it before losing 28-22.

STOCK DOWN: The Giants dropped to 1-5 and were non-competitive in a 38-11 home loss to the Rams. The used-to-be Redskins also were drubbed by the Chiefs in a 31-13 loss. lost three players to injuries and this week they play the Rams.

NFC NORTH: Combined Record 11-13

STOCK UP: Green Bay won a physical battle in Chicago over the Bears and are now 5-1. They are playing consistent, winning football behind Aaron Rodgers.

SHOWING SOME GUTS: Minnesota blew a game in regulation at Carolina but then rallied in overtime and knocked off the Panthers 34-28 and are now 3-3 for the season.

STUCK IN THE MIDDLE: Chicago is 3-3 after the loss at home to Green Bay. They are definitely stuck in the middle.

STOCK TAKEN OFF THE MARKET: Detroit is now 0-6 and are the only winless team left.

NFC SOUTH: Combined Record 13-9

STOCK UP: Tampa Bay struggled in Philadelphia but came away with a 28-22 win to run their record to 5-1.

GOOD LUCK FIGURING OUT THIS TEAM: The Saints are schizophrenic. Great one week; awful the next week. After a bye last week, they return to action at a struggling Seattle team on Monday night.

NICE TRIP TO LONDON: If you have to travel to play a game in England, you might as well win it and that’s what Atlanta did. They come back from their bye week and journey to Miami to play the Dolphins who have lost 5 straight.

STOCK DOWN: Carolina lost their 3rd straight game and have lost all momentum after starting the season 3-0.

NFC WEST: Combined Record 15-8

STOCK UP: Arizona and Los Angeles The Cardinals were more impressive than ever and went into Cleveland and destroyed the Browns 37-14. The Rams were very good also, and killed the Giants 38-11 in New York to keep pace with Arizona and stay within one game.

A GALLANT TRY: The injury-ravaged Seahawks traveled to Pittsburgh, spotted the Steelers a 14-0 1st half lead, and rallied back to send the game to overtime, before falling 23-20. They drop to 2-4 and are in deep trouble.

STOCK DOWN: San Francisco comes back from their bye week and will welcome Indianapolis to the Bay Area. They are looking to rebound after a slow start.

AFC EAST: Combined Record 8-15

TOUGH LOSS BUT NOT A BAD LOSS: Buffalo lost at Tennessee in a game that the Titans needed more than they did. A win would have been nice but they are still ok.

IMPROVING BUT FINDING WAYS TO LOSE: The Patriots outplayed Dallas in so many ways but still found a way to lose falling to 2-4.

STOCK DOWN: The Dolphins and the Jets. Miami lost their fifth in a row against and they are in danger of getting buried before they reach the halfway point of the season. New York had the week off and stay at 1-4.

AFC NORTH: Combined Record 15-9

STOCK UP: Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and Cincinnati All three of these teams played well and had big wins last weekend. The Ravens clobbered the Chargers 34-6 in their most impressive win of the year. They lead this tough division with a 5-1 record. Cincinnati bounced back from a tough loss to Green Bay and whipped up on Detroit to go to 4-2. Finally, the Steelers blew a lead, but came back to defeat the Seahawks in overtime 23-20 to even their record at 3-3.

STOCK DOWN: The Browns were manhandled by the undefeated Cardinals 37-14 in Cleveland to fall to 3-3. They came into the game with tons of injuries, including star running back Nick Chubb, and then lost the other back Kareem Hunt for the next few weeks with a calf injury. To further complicate things, Baker Mayfield aggravated his injured shoulder and is questionable for Thursday night’s game against Denver.

AFC SOUTH: Combined Record 8-16

STOCK UP: The Tennessee Titans won a huge game Monday night against the Bills and are now 4-2. Next up is another huge game against Kansas City in Nashville.

STUCK IN THE MIDDLE: The Colts came back from a heartbreaking loss in Baltimore and defeated division rival Houston to get to 2-4.

A WIN IS A WIN NO MATTER WHAT: Jacksonville traveled to London and got their first win since the Civil War defeating the Miami Dolphins 23-20.

STOCK DOWN: Houston might be the worst team in the league.

AFC WEST: Combined Record 14-10

WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED: Most of us thought the Chargers might go into Baltimore and lose to the Ravens, but no one imagined the 34-6 beatdown that occured last Sunday. Was that just a blip on the radar or a sign of things to come? They are off this week.

BOUNCE BACK WINS: Kansas City and Las Vegas The Chiefs stopped a two-game losing streak with a 31-13 win against the used-to-be Redskins. It was a badly needed victory and we will see if it will be a springboard to getting them back on track. Las Vegas, fired the head coach on Monday, and despite all the distractions, went to Denver and beat the Broncos 34-24. That keeps them tied with the Chargers at 4-2.

STOCK DOWN: Denver lost their third in a row and are in a freefall after 6 games.

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