Takeaways From Week Six of the NFL Regular Season

Do we have ourselves a contender in the NFC East? What do we make of a particular playoff contender? Here's what went down in Week Six of the NFL season.

  • Are the Cowboys Legit? Dak Prescott has been blessed with countless offensive weapons this season. Whether it's CeeDee Lamb (nine receptions, 149 yards, two touchdowns), Amari Cooper, or Ezekiel Elliott, he has the Cowboys rolling. Dallas pulled off a remarkable 35-29 overtime victory over New England on Sunday, establishing themselves as the NFC East frontrunner. What's more is that the Cowboys have a favorable schedule moving forward; only four of their remaining games are against playoff teams from last season (with half of them being against Washington).

  • What Are the Tennessee Titans? Are these the Titans that lost to the New York Jets? Or are these the Titans that just beat Buffalo on Monday night, 34-31? Either way, Derrick Henry is a force to be reckoned with. In his last five games, he's gained 725 yards and scored ten rushing touchdowns, averaging 5.1 yards a carry. It seems that Tennessee's Super Bowl chances hinge on the broad shoulders of the superstar running back.

  • Croaking at Quarterback? The Kansas City Chiefs haven't been storming out the gate as they have in past seasons. Part of that is due to Patrick Mahomes, who suddenly has eight interceptions to start the season. That's already two more than what he had all of last season. His QBR is also down, sitting at 70.4 (career-worst) along with his rating (103.1, also a career-worst). One possible remedy that'll solve Mahomes's problems is hitting Tyreek Hill more. The speedy receiver only has 63 targets this season and 46 receptions, leaving him a bit obsolete.

Top Five Power Rankings

  1. Arizona Cardinals

  2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  3. Los Angeles Rams

  4. Baltimore Ravens

  5. Dallas Cowboys