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

RANK TEAM RECORD CHANGE HI/LOW NOTES
1 Kansas City
Chiefs
5-1   1 / 9 Will 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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5-1 3 2 / 24 Fletcher Cox leads front four that anchors league’s best run defense and consistently jeopardizes quarterbacks without much blitz help.
3 Pittsburgh
Steelers
4-2 11 3 / 14 Stuff may have just gotten real with Pittsburgh ramping up snaps of ancient LB James Harrison, whose sack Sunday put Chiefs in loss column.
4 Carolina
Panthers
4-2 2 2 / 20 Red flag – their running backs have combined for 29 rushing yards over past two games, and just 1 in Week 6 loss to Philly.
5 New England
Patriots
4-2 1 1 / 12 Tom Brady now has 212 career wins, including playoffs … or eight fewer than Chris Sale and David Price combined. Need an arm, Bosox?
6 Seattle
Seahawks
3-2 1 3 / 15 Time to put pedal to metal? Seattle is 31-12-1 following bye over the last five seasons, which all ended with postseason trips.
7 Washington
Redskins
3-2 4 7 / 25 They’re off to better-than-expected start. But if Eagles complete season sweep Monday, Washington’s NFC East title hopes probably cooked.
8 Los Angeles
Rams
4-2 4 8 / 28 As 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.
9 Buffalo
Bills
3-2 1 3 / 28 Luck 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.
10 Atlanta
Falcons
3-2 7 2 / 10 Matt Ryan’s 87.3 QB rating is currently second-lowest of his career. Meanwhile, Julio Jones is averaging career-low yardage output.
11 New Orleans
Saints
3-2 6 11 / 26 The New Orleans defense SCORED three touchdowns Sunday. Eighteen of the 28 offenses in action during Week 6 couldn’t make similar claim.
12 Houston
Texans
3-3 6 12 / 26 Deshaun Watson leads NFL with 15 TD passes. No rookie has ever thrown more after his team’s first six games.
13 Detroit
Lions
3-3 3 2 / 23 Beleaguered QB Matthew Stafford seems to have blown a tire, and his defense is leaking serious oil. Bye comes at right time for Team Ford.
14 Minnesota
Vikings
4-2 2 13 / 19 Last year’s first rounder, WR Laquon Treadwell, had three receptions for 51 yards Sunday. He caught one ball for 15 yards in 2016.
15 Denver
Broncos
3-2 6 4 / 15 Key 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.
16 Tennessee
Titans
3-3 7 7 / 23 Does any offensive lineman in the league set an aggressive tone – or get way downfield – the way Taylor Lewan does?
17 Dallas
Cowboys
2-3 2 5 / 17 What 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.
18 Los Angeles
Chargers
2-4 9 13 / 31 We’ll never understand why marginal teams opt for unproven kickers. Bolts might be 4-2 if Nick Novak had been re-signed sooner.
19 Oakland
Raiders
2-4 3 3 / 22 Now burdened by four-game skid, they need serious jolt. Newly signed LB NaVorro Bowman may provide it, especially for a flagging defense.
20 Arizona
Cardinals
3-3 8 11 / 28 Adrian Peterson ran for 134 yards Sunday. He’d managed 153 in previous seven games combined. Arizona hadn’t exceeded 134 in last eight games.
21 Green Bay
Packers
4-2 17 2 / 21 Loss of Aaron Rodgers is the headliner. But can they remain relevant when also factoring in decimated O-line and secondary?
22 New York
Jets
3-3 2 20 / 32 Rookie 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.
23 Jacksonville
Jaguars
3-3 10 13 / 26 Does 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.
24 Miami
Dolphins
3-2 2 11 / 30 No team is averaging fewer yards or points – Miami’s 12.2 per game is 3.5 worse than Cleveland – yet Dolphins are somehow afloat.
25 Cincinnati
Bengals
2-3 1 24 / 31 They’ve run ball 87 times over past three games, 50 of those carries going to Joe Mixon. Is he about to become their workhorse?
26 Tampa Bay
Buccaneers
2-3 7 8 / 26 Given spark Ryan Fitzpatrick provided Sunday, it might not be worst thing for Jameis Winston to take a week or two off as shoulder heals.
27 Chicago
Bears
2-4 2 23 / 30 Despite getting limited offensive contributions, this defense has shone, holding last four opponents to 300 yards or fewer.
28 Baltimore
Ravens
3-3 7 11 / 28 Not 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.
29 New York
Giants
1-5 2 10 / 31 With three takeaways and four sacks, credit defense for stepping up at time when Eli Manning seems to have a hand tied behind his back.
30 Indianapolis
Colts
2-4 1 23 / 30 The Indianapolis defense is struggling just as much as Andrew Luck to recover from offseason reconstructive surgery.
31 San Francisco
49ers
0-6 1 24 / 31 The 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.
32 Cleveland
Browns
0-6   27 / 32 You know, fellas, Cody Kessler was pretty efficient last season (92.3 QB rating). Is he REALLY your third-best option?