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NFL Power Rankings Week 7: Atlanta Falcons ranked No. 1

The Atlanta Falcons are the consensus best team in the NFL through six weeks.

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After narrowly escaping defeat versus the Oakland Raiders in Week 6, the Atlanta Falcons are the only undefeated team in the NFL and are ranked as the best team in the league by ESPN.com, FoxSports.com and SB Nation.

The Falcons needed a 55-yard field goal from Matt Bryant as time expired in the fourth quarter to pull out a 23-20 victory over the Oakland Raiders last Sunday.

Atlanta also narrowly escaped with a 30-28 victory over the Carolina Panthers in Week 4 to maintain their undefeated season. Oakland and Carolina are a combined 2-8 on the season so far.

The Falcons have a bye in Week 7 before they play at Philadelphia and versus the Dallas Cowboys in Weeks 8 and 9.

Despite throwing three interceptions versus the Raiders last Sunday, Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is fifth in the league with a 98.8 quarterback rating, second in touchdowns with 14 and fourth in passing yards with 1,756.

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