NFL Power Rankings - Week 7: Every team's best play of the season so far
The NFL Power Rankings are selected by a panel of theScore's football editors.
Here, we select every team's best play of the season six weeks into the 2021 campaign.
1. Arizona Cardinals (6-0)
Previous Rank: 2
Although Arizona leads the NFC with 20 plays of at least 25 yards, the debate over the Cardinals' best play so far in 2021 was quick.
2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-1)
Previous Rank: 3
Antonio Brown made a 62-yard touchdown reception look easy in Week 5. He went untouched on the Bucs' longest scoring play of the year.
3. Los Angeles Rams (5-1)
Previous Rank: 4
Granted, the Bucs' secondary could've done a better job on the play, but Matthew Stafford and DeSean Jackson deserve credit for their 75-yard touchdown that helped the Rams earn their biggest win of the year.
4. Baltimore Ravens (5-1)
Previous Rank: 7
A record-setting walk-off field goal made by the greatest kicker in the game? Justin Tucker's game-winner versus the Lions is arguably the best play of the entire 2021 campaign.
5. Buffalo Bills (4-2)
Previous Rank: 1
Josh Allen has had several touchdown dimes this season, but Emmanuel Sanders' tough reception in Week 3 against Washington takes the cake.
6. Green Bay Packers (5-1)
Previous Rank: 5
The Packers shockingly have yet to score a touchdown of more than 25 yards in 2021, so their No. 1 play is Aaron Rodgers' spectacular throw to Davante Adams that helped set up Green Bay's improbable comeback versus the 49ers.
7. Dallas Cowboys (5-1)
Previous Rank: 8
There are too many factors that make CeeDee Lamb's touchdown in Week 6 the Cowboys' best play of the season. Here, we have an overtime game-winner with Dak Prescott tossing the ball on basically one foot.
8. Los Angeles Chargers (4-2)
Previous Rank: 6
Asante Samuel Jr. not only picked off Mahomes in his third career NFL game, but the rookie corner did it in spectacular fashion.
9. Kansas City Chiefs (3-3)
Previous Rank: 10
Patrick Mahomes and Tyreek Hill are a highlight machine together, and their 75-yard touchdown connection in Week 1 was as good as any other play we'll see this year.
10. Tennessee Titans (4-2)
Previous Rank: 12
We're running out of words to describe Derrick Henry's highlights, but a 76-yard touchdown - against the NFL's No. 1 scoring defense - isn't supposed to look this easy.
11. New Orleans Saints (3-2)
Previous Rank: 11
Anytime a Hail Mary results in a touchdown - even if the play doesn't happen at the end of the game - it becomes an instant play of the year candidate.
12. Cleveland Browns (3-3)
Previous Rank: 9
Following New Orleans' Hail Mary touchdown is ... another Hail Mary score. Baker Mayfield stunned the Cardinals in Week 6 with his 57-yard touchdown throw to Donovan Peoples-Jones to end the first half.
13. Cincinnati Bengals (4-2)
Previous Rank: 13
Big plays have become natural for rookie Ja'Marr Chase, and his 70-yard touchdown versus the Packers sums up how he's performed in 2021.
14. Las Vegas Raiders (4-2)
Previous Rank: 20
Zay Jones' walk-off touchdown may not have been Las Vegas' most impressive play of the year, but it capped off an overtime win Raiders fans will never forget.
15. Chicago Bears (3-3)
Previous Rank: 15
Picking Chicago's best play was a relatively easy task since its offense has recorded only four plays of 25-plus yards in 2021 - the fewest in the NFL.
16. San Francisco 49ers (2-3)
Previous Rank: 16
Deebo Samuel is on pace for a breakout year, and his best highlight came in the first week of the season.
17. Pittsburgh Steelers (3-3)
Previous Rank: 24
The Steelers earned their best win in Week 1 versus the Bills, and that probably wouldn't have happened if it wasn't for Pittsburgh's special teams touchdown in the fourth quarter.
18. Minnesota Vikings (3-3)
Previous Rank: 23
K.J. Osborn's game-winning touchdown in Week 6 over the Panthers was exciting but not enough to beat Nick Vigil's pick-6 off MVP favorite Kyler Murray.
19. Indianapolis Colts (2-4)
Previous Rank: 21
The Colts' offense woke up over the last three weeks. Among the team's recent eye-popping plays is Michael Pittman's 42-yard touchdown grab while drawing a pass interference penalty.
20. New England Patriots (2-4)
Previous Rank: 19
New England's offense has lacked big plays, but Damien Harris stole the show early in the year after breaking several tackles en route to the end zone.
21. Denver Broncos (3-3)
Previous Rank: 18
Melvin Gordon put the Giants to bed in Denver's season opener after completing the Broncos' longest scoring play of the campaign thus far.
22. Carolina Panthers (3-3)
Previous Rank: 17
Though the connection between Sam Darnold and Robby Anderson has struggled lately, their 57-yard touchdown in Week 1 versus the Jets - their former team - was beautiful to see.
23. Seattle Seahawks (2-4)
Previous Rank: 14
The 69-yard bomb from Russell Wilson to Tyler Lockett in Week 1 not only is the Seahawks' best play of the season, but it's also a reminder of what fans in Seattle will miss out on with the quarterback sidelined.
24. Philadelphia Eagles (2-4)
Previous Rank: 25
It doesn't get much better for Eagles fans than Fletcher Cox scoring a touchdown against the team's archrival on the road.
25. Washington Football Team (2-4)
Previous Rank: 22
Washington continues to fall on the rankings, but its list of jaw-dropping plays is as good as any team's. We picked the one with the better combination of toughness and importance to the game.
26. Atlanta Falcons (2-3)
Previous Rank: 27
Cordarrelle Patterson has scored touchdowns in many different ways this season, but his one-handed score in Week 2 stood out the most.
27. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-5)
Previous Rank: 32
The Jaguars don't have many impressive plays, but even if they did, none would be nearly as wild as their 109-yard return touchdown against the Cardinals in Week 3.
28. New York Giants (1-5)
Previous Rank: 28
Saquon Barkley has been inconsistent this year, but he still produced a game-changing 54-yard touchdown reception.
29. New York Jets (1-4)
Previous Rank: 31
A 53-yard touchdown throw on the move to take the lead midway through the fourth quarter? Those are the plays Jets fans want to see from Zach Wilson.
30. Miami Dolphins (1-5)
Previous Rank: 26
Dolphins fans don't have much to celebrate lately, but they sure haven't forgotten Elandon Roberts' 85-yard pick-6 in Week 3.
31. Houston Texans (1-5)
Previous Rank: 30
Houston reached into its bag of tricks against the Patriots two weeks ago, and the team was rewarded with a beautiful touchdown off a flea flicker.
32. Detroit Lions (0-6)
Previous Rank: 29
D'Andre Swift's 43-yard catch-and-run score in Week 1 saves the Lions from having essentially zero jaw-dropping plays in 2021.