NFL POWER RANKINGS – WEEK 10
1. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (8-0)
The Eagles are rolling right now and aren’t showing any signs of slowing down. The “17-0” talks are slowly starting to ramp up.
2. BUFFALO BILLS (6-2)
It was a rough week for the Bills. However, that’s the thing with the NFL, road games against divisional opponents are rarely easy wins – even for the best teams.
3. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (6-2)
The Chiefs looked uncharacteristically sloppy at home against the Titans. They eked out an overtime win, which makes you wonder what the result would have been if Tannehill had played for Tennessee.
4. MINNESOTA VIKINGS (7-1)
I’m still waiting for this team to have a breakout performance. I thought it could come against Washington, but once again the Vikes won a 1-possession game. Pretty soon you gotta start asking if they are as good as their record indicates.
5. DALLAS COWBOYS (6-2)
Dallas can make a statement this week. They will be coming off a bye and facing the floundering Packers. You can’t take anything for granted when you go to Lambeau, however.
6. BALTIMORE RAVENS (6-3)
Mark Andrews & Rashod Bateman? Who needs ‘em? Lamar Jackson is his own agent, and he is making a great argument for himself. He lost his favorite target in Andrews and his #1 wide receiver in Bateman, but still went into New Orleans and dominated with a 14-point victory in front of a national audience on Monday Night Football.
7. MIAMI DOLPHINS (6-3)
It was a tad closer than they would have liked, but Miami pulled out another win to stay in the hunt for the division title.
8. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (6-3)
I’ll just ask the question… is it possible that Russell Wilson was holding the Seahawks back? (Just kidding… kind of).
9. NEW YORK GIANTS (6-2)
Coming off a bye week to play the Texans at home. Situations spots don’t get much better than that.
10. TENNESSEE TITANS (5-3)
These guys put in an impressive performance on Monday with Malik Willis getting his 2nd start. It seems like Mike Vrabel has built a great culture in Tennessee.
11. LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (5-3)
It’s kind of hard to believe that Brandon Staley used to be a defensive coordinator.
12. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (4-4)
This could be a big week for McCaffrey. The Niners will be coming off their bye week to play a home game against a flimsy Chargers defense.
13. CINCINNATI BENGALS (5-4)
I think that Monday night loss to Cleveland rubbed these guys the wrong way… or maybe they were just playing an opponent wayyyy below their level.
14. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (5-4)
This team plays some inspired defense. It seems like that unit can pretty much always give the offense a chance.
15. NEW YORK JETS (6-3)
After an embarrassing performance against the Patriots, New York came out with a fiery performance and took down the team at the top of the division. This team continues to make noise, and the future is looking brighter and brighter.
16. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (4-5)
We got to see a little of that Brady magic on Sunday. Despite a pretty stagnant offense throughout the entire game, Brady was able to get the ball back down by 4 with 44 seconds left and no timeouts, and then drive 60 yards to the end zone. Incredible.
17. LOS ANGELES RAMS (3-5)
For whatever reason, this team just can’t close out games. They are the worst 4th quarter team in football – a fact that was on full display against the Bucs on Sunday.
18. ATLANTA FALCONS (4-5)
After getting edge out at home the Falcons have fallen back into a tie with Tampa Bay for the division lead.
19. WASHINGTON COMMANDERS (4-5)
Their mini-win streak came to a close at home against Minnesota, but they will have another chance to make some noise against their undefeated division rivals on Monday Night Football.
20. ARIZONA CARDINALS (3-6)
Is Kliff Kingsbury’s seat getting a little hot?
21. GREEN BAY PACKERS (3-6)
Things are just at an all-time low in the Rodgers era it seems – and I’m really not sure how they are going to fix it.
22. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (3-5-1)
Down goes Reich! It looks like the shellacking that the Patriots put on Indy was the straw that broke the camel’s back. Let’s see if there is a boost in performance for new interim coach Jeff Saturday.
23. DENVER BRONCOS (3-5)
This could be a big week in Denver. The Broncos will travel to take on Tennessee, who could be starting rookie QB Malik Willis for the 3rd time. Even though the Titans have a solid team, if Denver were to lose to Willis on Sunday I think it’s time to chalk this season up as unsalvageable in the Mile High City.
24. CLEVELAND BROWNS (3-5)
Watson returns in two weeks and the Browns are only 2 games out of the last wild card spot. Getting a win against Miami or Buffalo would be huge for Cleveland. Unfortunately beating either of those teams is easier said than done… especially on the road.
25. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (3-6)
That 24-0 victory over the Raiders has been quickly forgotten after the Saints were dominated at home by the Ravens.
26. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (3-6)
The Jags were finally able to stop their losing skid against Las Vegas, but they will probably start a new one seeing as how they play the Chiefs in Arrowhead this Sunday.
27. CHICAGO BEARS (3-6)
A home loss is never a good thing in the NFL, and maybe it’s just me, but it felt like the Bears had a small moral victory in their game against Miami. They kept it close against a quality opponent and Justin Fields is showing real improvement. Hopefully he can keep climbing that ladder with the new toy the Bears bought for him with Chase Claypool.
28. LAS VEGAS RAIDERS (2-6)
It’s hard to believe that this team was playing playoff football back in January. Not only were the Jags in a free fall, but they had just turned around from a London game. Yikes.
29. DETROIT LIONS (2-6)
Hey-oh! Not only did Detroit pick up a win against a division rival that torments them twice a year, but they also held Aaron Rodgers to only 9 points. That’s very impressive work for a defense that can’t stop a ball from rolling uphill.
30. PITTSBURGH STEELERS (2-6)
I’m curious to see how the Steelers, and mainly Kenny Pickett, look after this bye week. Will the extra week help Pickett get more acclimated to running this offense?
31. CAROLINA PANTHERS (2-7)
Things are just bad in Carolina. There’s not really much to say other than that.
32. HOUSTON TEXANS (1-6-1)
Sometimes home teams can get a slight boost on Thursday night games due to the short week. That wasn’t the case with the Texans, as they were the latest victim to fall prey to the Eagles.