Welcome to Week 7 of The Athletic’s power rankings. To determine the order of the teams below, we take the average of two separate rankings:

Expected Power Rating (EPR), a metric developed by our very own Ethan Douglas that measures overall team strength and attempts to separate aspects of on-field performance that are likely to be sustainable with those that are the result of luck and randomness (more detailed explanation here).

My subjective rankings.

Note that when describing where a team ranks in offense, defense, etc., we are using TruMedia’s Expected Points Added model. Other numbers are courtesy of Sportradar.

1. Kansas City Chiefs

Kapadia rank: 1 | EPR rank: 1

Our stupid, meaningless stat of the week: Teams are undefeated in 2020 when failing to convert a single third down. The Chiefs were 0-for-8 on third down against Denver (the Seahawks were 0-for-7 in a Week 5 win), but got a pair of touchdowns on defense and…





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