NFL power rankings, Week 10: Eagles fall, Raiders rise

The NFL power rankings show a tilting balance of power, and the Oakland Raiders are moving toward the elites of the game.

32

Cleveland Browns

0-9

Last week: L, 35-10, vs. DAL
Last rank: 32nd

The Browns are terrible, and they continue to get trounced without much problem.
31

San Francisco 49ers

1-7

Last week: L, 41-23, vs. NO
Last rank: 31st

The 49ers are atrocious and it could be another one-and-done for the head coach.
30

Jacksonville Jaguars

2-6

Last week: L, 19-14, at KC
Last rank: 30th

How do you lose when the other team is 1-of-14 on third down, and is playing without all of its stars?
29

Chicago Bears

2-6

Last week: BYE
Last rank: 29th

Coming out of the bye week, the Bears have a shot to get another win at Tampa.
28

Los Angeles Rams

3-5

Last week: L, 13-10, vs. CAR
Last rank: 28th

After starting 3-1, the Rams have become the team we thought they were. Right around 7-9.
27

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

3-5

Last week: L, 43-21, vs. ATL
Last rank: 26th

The Buccaneers are horrendous defensively, and Jameis Winston isn’t doing enough to compensate.
26

New York Jets

3-6

Last week: L, 27-23, at MIA
Last rank: 23rd

Ryan Fitzpatrick is a total mess and he’s still starting. Tells us all we need to know about Geno Smith.
25

Tennessee Titans

4-5

Last week: L, 43-35, at SD
Last rank: 22nd

The Titans had a shot to win on Sunday but couldn’t get the stops. Big test this week against the Packers.
24

Buffalo Bills

4-5

Last week: L, 31-25, at SEA
Last rank: 21st

Buffalo gave a great effort in Seattle, but the officials wouldn’t be denied.
23

Indianapolis Colts

3-5

Last week: W, 31-26, vs. GB
Last rank: 27th

Indianapolis got a huge win in Lambeau, and now has a chance to compete in the woeful AFC South.
22

Baltimore Ravens

4-4

Last week: W, 21-14, vs. PIT
Last rank: 25th

After starting out well, the Ravens really have fallen apart. Can they save their season against the Steelers.
21

Carolina Panthers

3-5

Last week: W, 13-10, at LA
Last rank: 24th

Don’t look now, but the Panthers are starting to climb up the standings.
20

Arizona Cardinals

3-4-1

Last week: BYE
Last rank: 19th

If the Cardinals are ever going to turn their season around, it’s at home against San Francisco.
19

Philadelphia Eagles

4-4

Last week: L, 28-23, at NYG
Last rank: 11th

The Eagles are being exposed as a faux contender. Carson Wentz is regressing, and the rest of the offense is average.
18

Miami Dolphins

4-4

Last week: W, 27-23, vs. NYJ
Last rank: 20th

The Dolphins are back from the dead and beginning to play like a dangerous team.
17

Cincinnati Bengals

3-4-1

Last week: BYE
Last rank: 15th

The AFC North is there for the taking. Can Cincinnati get rolling after a tough first half?
16

Washington Redskins

4-3-1

Last week: BYE
Last rank: 14th

Washington needs to come out of the bye week on all cylinders, playing a desperate Vikings team at home.
15

San Diego Chargers

4-5

Last week: W, 43-35, vs. TEN
Last rank: 18th

San Diego continues to stay on the edge of the playoff picture. Give Philip Rivers a ton of credit.
14

Green Bay Packers

4-4

Last week: L, 31-26, vs. IND
Last rank: 9th

We’ve reached the point of crisis in Green Bay. The Packers are not a good team until proven otherwise.
13

Pittsburgh Steelers

4-4

Last week: L, 21-14, at BAL
Last rank: 10th

Ben Roethlisberger looked like he was still injured, and the Steelers look hapless at the moment.
12

New Orleans Saints

4-4

Last week: W, 41-23, at SF
Last rank: 17th

The Saints are marching into the playoff picture with another convincing win. Next up? Denver, at the Superdome.
11

Minnesota Vikings

5-3

Last week: L, 22-16 (OT), vs. DET
Last rank: 6th

Minnesota is falling off the face of the earth without Teddy Bridgewater, Adrian Peterson or an offensive line.
10

Detroit Lions

5-4

Last week: W, 22-16 (OT), at MIN
Last rank: 16th

Detroit pulled a win out of the fire against Minnesota. The Lions might be the best team in the NFC North.
9

Houston Texans

5-3

Last week: BYE
Last rank: 13th

The Texans are in a position to challenge for a division title, but they need to keep winning with the Colts close behind.
8

New York Giants

5-3

Last week: W, 28-23, vs. PHI
Last rank: 12th

New York keeps you guessing as to how good it really is, but the record speaks for itself.
7

Denver Broncos

6-3

Last week: W, 30-20, at OAK
Last rank: 3rd

The Broncos are starting to show some cracks. You can run on them all day, and losing Derek Wolfe is a huge deal.
6

Seattle Seahawks

5-2-1

Last week: W, 31-25, vs. BUF
Last rank: 8th

A much-needed win for the Seahawks on Monday night sets them up nicely before a huge showdown in New England.
5

Atlanta Falcons

6-3

Last week: W, 43-28, at TB
Last rank: 7th

The Falcons are back on track after a couple of NFC wins. They are clearly a contender for a playoff bye.
4

Oakland Raiders

7-2

Last week: W, 30-20, vs. DEN
Last rank: 5th

On Sunday night, the Raiders arrived. Oakland still has to win a great division, but it has a real shot.
3

Kansas City Chiefs

6-2

Last week: W, 19-14, vs. JAX
Last rank: 4th

Kansas City played without Spencer Ware, Justin Houston, Jeremy Maclin, Alex Smith, Jamaal Charles and saw Travis Kelce get ejected. It still won.
2

Dallas Cowboys

7-1

Last week: L, 35-10, at CLE
Last rank: 2nd

Dallas is the best team in the NFC, hands down.
1

New England Patriots

7-1

Last week: BYE
Last rank: 1st

Until somebody beats a full-strength Patriots team, it’s impossible to move them from this spot.

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