Monday, November 7, 2011

NFL Power Rankings Week 10

1. Green Bay Packers: 355 (324)
Previous Week: 1
Notes: I can't remember the last time I saw a QB perform as well as Aaron Rodgers has this season.

2. San Francisco 49ers: 307 (264)
Previous Week: 3
Notes: Being at 7-1 moves them up to the 2nd spot in the rankings. It should be a great game against the Giants.

3. Detroit Lions: 289 (293 )
Previous Week: 2
Notes: A team that doesn't get enough credit in most power rankings. The Lions are better than any team in the AFC.

4. Baltimore Ravens: 276 (245)
Previous Week: 4
Notes: As expected, it was a close game against the Steelers, but the better team won. Even they've struggled during some games, this Ravens team is one of the most put together teams at both sides of the bowl in the NFL.

5. Houston Texans: 262 (226)
Previous Week: 6
Notes: Another team that doesn't get enough credit. They might be playing in arguably the second to worst division in the NFL, but they're winning convincingly.

6. New Orleans Saints: 255 (196)
Previous Week: 10
Notes: A nice bounce back by the Saints. They're pretty bipolar this year, but they should still take the division.

7. Cincinnati Bengals: 238 (211)
Previous Week: 8
Notes: You can complain about their schedule all you want, but a 6-2 record by this Bengals team is very impressive (which includes a win over a good Bills team). This team can be competitive all season for the division title.

8. Pittsburgh Steelers: 219 (240)
Previous Week: 5
Notes: Losing both games to the Ravens puts them at a huge disadvantage for the division especially with the Bengals having a surprisingly good season. It really is a must win next week against them.

9. New York Giants: 191 (150)
Previous Week: 11
Notes: They have arguably the toughest remaining schedule in the NFL (including Sunday's game) and started off strongly against the Pats on the road. If they can beat the Patriots on the road, they can beat almost anyone. The Giants at 6-2 can likely go 5-3 for their second half and take the division.

10. New England Patriots: 188 (213 )
Previous Week: 7
Notes: Tough loss against the Giants. Their once dominant offense looked average against the Giants. Considering how awful their D is they cannot afford to struggle as much as they have been on offense over their last 3 games.

11. Buffalo Bills: 169 (199)
Previous Week: 9
Notes: Division games are always tough especially against a good Jets team. The Bills will still be in it all season long.

12. New York Jets: 158 (110)
Previous Week: 14
Notes: A big win that brings them into a 3 way tie for first. Considering how the Pats have been playing as of late, they have a stronger chance to win the division then most thought a couple of weeks ago.

13. Atlanta Falcons: 155(101 )
Previous Week: 16
Notes: Basically a scrimmage game against the Colts, but the Falcons find themselves at 5-3. Not as good of a team as they were last year, but a strong contender for the wildcard.

14. Chicago Bears: 153 (109)
Previous Week: 15
Notes: A huge win over the Eagles making them one of the favorites for a wildcard spot.

15. San Diego Chargers: 116 (140)
Previous Week: 12
Notes: They got rolled over by Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense, but put off a strong effort offensively. They're lucky the Raiders and Chiefs have been struggling.

16. Dallas Cowboys: 115 (87 )
Previous Week: 17
Notes: They won a game that everyone expected to. Not that impressive. The Cowboys will be inconsistent all year long and will be around 8-8 or 9-7.

17. Philadelphia Eagles: 98 (130)
Previous Week: 13
Notes: Are the Eagles better than their 3-5 record? Sure. Well, maybe. Even if you think they're team is talented, they really haven't done anything all year. They beat the Rams and Redskins (close game) which was anything but impressive and had only one really great game against the Cowboys. Now at 3-5, they need a miracle to clinch the division and almost as much of a miracle to take the wildcard with the Cowboys at 4-4, Lions at 6-2, Bears at 5-3, Falcons at 5-3 ,and even the Buccs at 4-4.

18. Oakland Raiders: 46 (80)
Previous Week: 18
Notes: Tough lost against the Broncos. A win would have been a huge in the lowly AFC West.

19. Tennessee Titans: 43 (70 )
Previous Week: 19
Notes: Another "average" time that will end up between 7-9 and 9-7.

20. Washington Redskins: 1 (49)
Previous Week: 20
Notes: Started off the season as a nice surprise and are quickly becoming one of the worst in the NFL. They look horrible offensively (Beck and Grossman are not the answer).

21. Carolina Panthers: 1 (1)
Previous Week: 24
Notes: In my opinion, one of the better sub .500 teams in the league (even more so than a lot of 3-5 teams). They won't be contenders for the playoffs, but will be a fun team to watch all season.

22. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: - 15 (41)
Previous Week: 21
Notes: Besides the Chiefs, the worst .500+ team in the league. They do not look like a team that can compete for a playoff spot.

23. Cleveland Browns: -26 (23)
Previous Week: 23
Notes: An unsurprising loss by the Browns. Hillis coming back wouldn't make too much difference for the team considering how much he has struggled.

24. Denver Broncos: -27 (-79 )
Previous Week: 28
Notes: A nice win by Tebow and gang that brings them within only 1 game of first place.

25. Minnesota Vikings: -36 (-38)
Previous Week: 25
Notes: It's only 2 games without McNabb, but they won against the Panthers and put up a fight against the Packers. They can go from 2-6 to 7-9 (don't be surprised if they do).

26. Kansas City Chiefs: -48 (38)
Previous Week: 22
Notes: Much worse than their record indicates. Who did they beat? A Vikings team with McNabb, Chargers when they should have lost, the Raiders right after they lost Campbell, and a close game against the lowly Colts. I was not surprised that they were destroyed by the Dolphins.

27. Jacksonville Jaguars: -77 (-71)
Previous Week: 27
Notes: Del Rio can't really do much at this point to save his job. Even if his team bounces back and finishes off the half strong they won't make the playoffs.

28. Arizona Cardinals: -78 ( -97 )
Previous Week: 29
Notes: A disgusting battle against the Rams, but the Cards came up with a victory.

29. Seattle Seahawks: -91 (-59)
Previous Week: 26
Notes: They can take 2nd in the division with a 4-12 record.

30. Miami Dolphins: -103 (-155 )
Previous Week: 30
Notes: A better team than their 1-7 record indicates and they proved that with their first win of the season. They will get a couple of more wins.

31. St. Louis Rams: -191 (-174)
Previous Week: 31
Notes: Would have been nice for them to win 2 in a row. Against the Cards, that was really their only shot.

32. Indianapolis Colts: -329 (-281)
Previous Week: 32
Notes: Not only the worst team in the league, but one of the worst teams I've seen in a long, long time.

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