Fletcher Cox leads front four that anchors league’s best run defense and consistently jeopardizes quarterbacks without much blitz help:

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1Kansas City
Chiefs
5-1 1 / 9Will be interesting to see if they try to steer clear of Pittsburgh postseason matchup. Chiefs 0-3 vs. Steelers since 2016, 17-3 otherwise.
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5-132 / 24Fletcher Cox leads front four that anchors league’s best run defense and consistently jeopardizes quarterbacks without much blitz help.
3Pittsburgh
Steelers
4-2113 / 14Stuff may have just gotten real with Pittsburgh ramping up snaps of ancient LB James Harrison, whose sack Sunday put Chiefs in loss column.
4Carolina
Panthers
4-222 / 20Red flag – their running backs have combined for 29 rushing yards over past two games, and just 1 in Week 6 loss to Philly.
5New England
Patriots
4-211 / 12Tom Brady now has 212 career wins, including playoffs … or eight fewer than Chris Sale and David Price combined. Need an arm, Bosox?
6Seattle
Seahawks
3-213 / 15Time to put pedal to metal? Seattle is 31-12-1 following bye over the last five seasons, which all ended with postseason trips.
7Washington
Redskins
3-247 / 25They’re off to better-than-expected start. But if Eagles complete season sweep Monday, Washington’s NFC East title hopes probably cooked.
8Los Angeles
Rams
4-248 / 28As good a time as any to issue reminder L.A. has league’s premier special teams, which accounted for 21 of victorious Rams’ 27 points Sunday.
9Buffalo
Bills
3-213 / 28Luck plays huge part in any team’s season. It may be smiling on Buffalo, which draws Jameis Winston and Derek Carr at less than full strength next two weeks.
10Atlanta
Falcons
3-272 / 10Matt Ryan’s 87.3 QB rating is currently second-lowest of his career. Meanwhile, Julio Jones is averaging career-low yardage output.
11New Orleans
Saints
3-2611 / 26The New Orleans defense SCORED three touchdowns Sunday. Eighteen of the 28 offenses in action during Week 6 couldn’t make similar claim.
12Houston
Texans
3-3612 / 26Deshaun Watson leads NFL with 15 TD passes. No rookie has ever thrown more after his team’s first six games.
13Detroit
Lions
3-332 / 23Beleaguered QB Matthew Stafford seems to have blown a tire, and his defense is leaking serious oil. Bye comes at right time for Team Ford.
14Minnesota
Vikings
4-2213 / 19Last year’s first rounder, WR Laquon Treadwell, had three receptions for 51 yards Sunday. He caught one ball for 15 yards in 2016.
15Denver
Broncos
3-264 / 15Key injuries, poor play and falling to a winless team at home after your bye week? Denver’s Sunday night loss about as bad as they come.
16Tennessee
Titans
3-377 / 23Does any offensive lineman in the league set an aggressive tone – or get way downfield – the way Taylor Lewan does?
17Dallas
Cowboys
2-325 / 17What a bye week. It seemed Ezekiel Elliott was going back into mothballs before latest legal reprieve. Still, Dallas lost more ground to NFC East foes.
18Los Angeles
Chargers
2-4913 / 31We’ll never understand why marginal teams opt for unproven kickers. Bolts might be 4-2 if Nick Novak had been re-signed sooner.
19Oakland
Raiders
2-433 / 22Now burdened by four-game skid, they need serious jolt. Newly signed LB NaVorro Bowman may provide it, especially for a flagging defense.
20Arizona
Cardinals
3-3811 / 28Adrian Peterson ran for 134 yards Sunday. He’d managed 153 in previous seven games combined. Arizona hadn’t exceeded 134 in last eight games.
21Green Bay
Packers
4-2172 / 21Loss of Aaron Rodgers is the headliner. But can they remain relevant when also factoring in decimated O-line and secondary?
22New York
Jets
3-3220 / 32Rookie S Jamal Adams has a lot of work to do before he’s ready to cover Rob Gronkowski, who scored twice in Jets’ seven-point loss.
23Jacksonville
Jaguars
3-31013 / 26Does any club fluctuate more week to week? If pattern holds, Jags will hammer Colts this Sunday, then get clobbered by their bye in Week 8.
24Miami
Dolphins
3-2211 / 30No team is averaging fewer yards or points – Miami’s 12.2 per game is 3.5 worse than Cleveland – yet Dolphins are somehow afloat.
25Cincinnati
Bengals
2-3124 / 31They’ve run ball 87 times over past three games, 50 of those carries going to Joe Mixon. Is he about to become their workhorse?
26Tampa Bay
Buccaneers
2-378 / 26Given spark Ryan Fitzpatrick provided Sunday, it might not be worst thing for Jameis Winston to take a week or two off as shoulder heals.
27Chicago
Bears
2-4223 / 30Despite getting limited offensive contributions, this defense has shone, holding last four opponents to 300 yards or fewer.
28Baltimore
Ravens
3-3711 / 28Not only did they stumble at home to lowly Chicago, all of Baltimore’s points came courtesy of special teams. Might be time to bench Joe Flacco.
29New York
Giants
1-5210 / 31With three takeaways and four sacks, credit defense for stepping up at time when Eli Manning seems to have a hand tied behind his back.
30Indianapolis
Colts
2-4123 / 30The Indianapolis defense is struggling just as much as Andrew Luck to recover from offseason reconstructive surgery.
31San Francisco
49ers
0-6124 / 31The first franchise to win five Lombardi Trophies is also first to lose five games in a row by three points or less. Quite a historical spectrum.
32Cleveland
Browns
0-6 27 / 32You know, fellas, Cody Kessler was pretty efficient last season (92.3 QB rating). Is he REALLY your third-best option?