Wednesday, October 29, 2014

NFL Power Rankings - Week 9

This week's power rankings below.

1. Denver Broncos: 187
Last Week: 1
Notes:  Week after week they continue to show why they are, by far, the best team in the NFL.

2. New England Patriots: 136
Last Week: 10
Notes:  A giant jump in the power rankings, but can you blame me? Brady and company are looking more and more like the Patriots of 2007.

3. Dallas Cowboys: 130
Last Week: 3
Notes: A surprising loss to the Redskins, but the Cowboys still are looking like the best in the NFC.

4. Baltimore Ravens: 129
Last Week: 4
Notes: The Ravens lose a close one to the Bengals. In a tight AFC North, it might cost them the division.

5. Arizona Cardinals: 128
Last Week: 8
Notes: The Cardinals continue to show why they are the real deal this year. Nobody had them winning the NFC West, but they look like the best team in that division by far.

6. Indianapolis Colts: 121
Last Week: 2
Notes: Andrew Luck looks great each week, but the defense gave up 51 points against the Steelers.

7. Detroit Lions: 118
Last Week: 9
Notes: The Lions are known to have a lot of penalties, but the delay of game ended up working out to their advantage. If it didn't happen, they would have lost.

8. Philadelphia Eagles: 114
Last Week: 5
Notes: The Eagles lose a close one against a good Cardinals team. Whether they win the NFC East or not, they should still be a wildcard team.

9. San Diego Chargers: 101
Last Week: 6
Notes: The Chargers aren't looking as dominant as they were prior to their losses against the Chiefs and Broncos. Could be a cause for concern with how great the AFC North is shaping up to be.

10. Green Bay Packers: 87
Last Week: 7
Notes: A loss against the Saints drop the Packers out of 1st.

11. Kansas City Chiefs: 85
Last Week: 13
Notes: It was considered a surprising win against the Chargers, but maybe this Chiefs team is for real and is starting to come together.

12. Buffalo Bills: 66
Last Week: 14
Notes: If you're the Bills, you have to feel good about where you are right now. 5-3 heading into the bye after dominating the Jets.

13. Seattle Seahawks: 62
Last Week: 12
Notes: They won, but the Seahawks continue to struggle.

14. Pittsburgh Steelers: 56
Last Week: 16
Notes: Big Ben is looking out of this world ridiculous right now. The Steelers are known to play up or down to their competition. However, if Big Ben continues to play this way they will be unstoppable.

15. Cincinnati Bengals: 47
Last Week: 15
Notes: The Bengals get a nice bounce back win in an important divisional game against the Ravens.

16. Miami Dolphins: 46
Last Week: 17
Notes: The Dolphins beat a team they were supposed to, but this team will be quietly in the playoff race all year.

17. San Francisco 49ers: 44
Last Week: 11
Notes: A bad bye week for the 49ers with the Seahawks and Cardinals winning.

18. Houston Texans: 29
Last Week: 19
Notes:  The Texans get back to .500 with a win over the Titans.

19. Cleveland Browns: 28
Last Week: 18
Notes: The Cleveland didn't fall victim to another winless team. It's funny to think the Browns might end up in last place in the AFC North, but could go 9-7 or better.

20. New Orleans Saints: 9
Last Week: 23
Notes: A tale of two teams. The Saints continue to dominate at home, but need to find ways to win on the road.

21. New York Giants: -4
Last Week: 20
Notes: The Giants had a good bye week with losses by the Eagles and Cowboys. However, it's probably too little too late.

22. Carolina Panthers: -40
Last Week: 22

Notes: The Panthers might very well win the NFC South with a record below .500. 

23, Washington Redskins: -41
Last Week: 25
Notes: McCoy is providing an added spark to this team.

24. Minnesota Vikings: -56
Last Week: 27
Notes: They find themselves on the winning side of a close game this time. If they didn't give up that last minute winning drive to the Bills, this team would be at .500.

25. Chicago Bears: -62
Last Week: 21
Notes: The Bears were thought to be a playoff team heading into this year. They might be one of the 3 worst teams in the NFC.

26. Atlanta Falcons: -78
Last Week: 26
Notes: The Falcons blow a 21 point lead against the Lions and lose the game. You can argue that the delay of game penalty screwed them, but it should never have gotten to that point.

27. St. Louis Rams: -108
Last Week: 24
Notes: After a great game against the Seahawks the Rams look terrible against the Chiefs.

28. Tennessee Titans: -114
Last Week: 28
Notes: The Titans continue to play poor football.

29. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: -166
Last Week: 30
Notes: It's crazy to me that Tampa Bay is at 1-6, but still only 2 games out of 1st.

30. New York Jets: -168
Last Week: 29
Notes: In past losses, you could argue that the Jets were showing some fight. Now, regardless if it's Smith or Vick at QB, they just look terrible.

31. Jacksonville Jaguars: -185
Last Week: 31
Notes: I can't see the Jags winning another game until week 16 at home against the Titans.

32. Oakland Raiders: -188
Last Week: 32
Notes: And with the Raiders, they don't have any winnable games on their schedule. At least Carr looks decent.

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