Week 6 of the 2016 NFL season kicked off with the San Diego Chargers defeating the Denver Broncos.
This is the 7-on-7 drill, where I'll present seven lists of seven items to help keep track of the NFL season.
A non-NFL item or two might sneak its way into the drill every now and again, but this should keep you oriented to what's gone on in the league and what's to come this weekend.
7 BEST TEAMS
1. Patriots (5-1)- Tom Brady is 39 going on 29. At this age last year, Peyton Manning was eating dinner at 4:30 p.m. and taking Metamucil.
2. Vikings (5-0)- Off the No. 1 spot despite not playing last week. Why? The five teams they've beaten all looked unremarkable Sunday. Wins over Carolina and Green Bay aren't as impressive as we initially thought.
3. Cowboys (5-1)- Dak Prescott spits on the SI cover jinx. He's so good iPhones will soon stop auto correcting his name to "Dan."
4. Falcons (4-2)- Impressive in defeat at Seattle, they move up a spot. Who says there's no such thing as a good loss?
5. Seahawks (4-1)- Winning games like Sunday's are huge, because no team benefits from home field in the playoffs more than Seattle. Tough schedule continues.
6. Broncos (4-2)- With no coach, and a banged-up QB, they lost to the best bad team in NFL history (San Diego) last Thursday night. Not the worst loss, but there are some red flags in their consecutive defeats.
7. Steelers (4-2)- Would be willing to toss out their game at Miami, except that the Steelers are always due for three or four of those a season. And now they have to make lemonade out of Landry Jones.
7 WORST TEAMS
1. Browns (0-6)- At least they're 2-4 against the spread?
5. Vikings at Eagles (1 p.m.)- Will the Vikings' paranormal start carry through the bye week?
6. Saints at Chiefs (1 p.m.)- The Saints could easily be 4-1 or 0-5; the Chiefs put together their best game of the season last week.
7. Colts at Titans (1 p.m.)- Asked about the AFC South being the NFL’s worst division, Texans coach Bill O’Brien defensively responded, “Whoever says that has never coached or played football." That explains my opinions. But this game could get the mediocre Titans one step closer to O'Brien's No. 1 spot in the standings.
7 PREDICTIONS FOR THOSE GAMES
1. Seahawks- In a show-em-who's-boss-in-the-NFC-West performance.
2. Patriots- Landry Jones' flashes of competency aren't enough against Brady and Co.
3. Falcons- The Chargers defense, while firm against the Broncos last week, will feel like cotton to the Falcons, who just came from Seattle.
7. Jacoby Brissett- The Patriots' third-stringer beats Colin Kaepernick for the end of this list because Brissett won a game this year and Kap hasn't won since this time last year (against the Ravens).