Week 9 in the NFL delivered a mixed bag of tricks and treats post-Halloween.
Here’s how my NFL Week 10 Power Rankings shake out after a wild weekend.
This week’s biggest movers are the Broncos who climb from 28th to 22nd and the Buccaneers who plummet from 10th to 16th. Meanwhile, 14 teams remain in the same spot, including the entire top seven and the bottom four.
There’s a reason for the lack of fluctuation up at the top and bottom. I pay close attention to what teams have done throughout the entire course of the season and also look ahead and evaluate expectations for the coming weeks.
As always, I also provide that information all in one convenient location—something you can’t fine anywhere else.
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Last Week’s Predictions: 8-6 (90-40 Overall)
No. 32 Indianapolis Colts (0-9): Could Detroit’s infamous winless 2008 campaign soon become a distant memory? Peyton Manning is the Most Valuable Player ever in NFL history, but the developing conversation that he should win this year’s MVP is completely ridiculous.
Previous Ranking: 32
Résumé: Lost 7-34 at Houston, Lost 19-27 vs. Cleveland, Lost 20-23 vs. Pittsburgh, Lost 17-24 at Tampa Bay, Lost 24-28 vs. Kansas City, Lost 17-27 at Cincinnati, Lost 7-62 at New Orleans, Lost 10-27 at Tennessee, Lost 7-31 vs. Atlanta
Next Four Games: vs. JAC (2-6), Bye, vs. CAR (2-6), at NE (5-3), at BAL (6-2)
No. 31 Miami Dolphins (1-7): The Dolphins fish fried the Chiefs 31-3. There will still be a new head coach and a rookie under center next year, nonetheless. Reggie Bush should stick around down in South Beach.
Previous Ranking: 31
Résumé: Lost 24-38 vs. New England, Lost 13-23 vs. Houston, Lost 16-17 at Cleveland, Lost 16-26 at San Diego, Lost 6-24 at N.Y. Jets, Lost 15-18 (OT) vs. Denver, Lost 17-20 at N.Y. Giants, Won 31-3 at Kansas City
Next Four Games: vs. WSH (3-5), vs. BUF (5-3), at DAL (4-4), vs. OAK (4-4)
No. 30 St. Louis Rams (1-7): Too little, too late. The first-half schedule would have been too brutal to overcome even if the Rams weren’t plagued with injuries, especially considering the 49ers continue to strike gold every week.
Previous Ranking: 30
Résumé: Lost 13-31 vs. Philadelphia, Lost 16-28 at N.Y. Giants, Lost 7-37 vs. Baltimore, Lost 10-17 vs. Washington, Lost 3-24 at Green Bay, Lost 7-34 at Dallas, Won 31-21 vs. New Orleans, Lost 13-19 at Arizona (OT)
Next Four Games: at CLE (3-5), vs. SEA (2-6), vs. ARI (2-6), at SF (7-1)
No. 29 Arizona Cardinals (2-6): Next to Larry Fitzgerald, Patrick Peterson might be the best weapon with the Cardinals. Peterson became the first player ever to record three punt returns for TDs in his first eight games on Sunday. He’s now led his team to two game-winning scores on the year as well. He’s going prime time, baby!
Previous Ranking: 29
Résumé: Won 28-21 vs. Carolina, Lost 21-22 at Washington, Lost 10-13 at Seattle, Lost 27-31 vs. N.Y. Giants, Lost 10-34 at Minnesota, Lost 20-32 vs. Pittsburgh, Lost 27-30 at Baltimore, Won 19-13 vs. ST. Louis (OT)
Next Four Games: at PHI (3-5), at SF (7-1), at STL (1-7), vs. DAL (4-4)
No. 28 Seattle Seahawks (2-6): T-Jack’s not too shabby, but he’s not the answer. Matt Barkeley would relish having a go-to-guy like Sidney Rice right away.
Previous Ranking: 27
Résumé: Lost 17-33 at San Francisco, Lost 0-24 at Pittsburgh, W 13-10 vs. Arizona, Lost 28-30 vs. Atlanta, Won 36-25 at N.Y. Giants, Lost 3-6 at Cleveland, Lost 12-34 vs. Cincinnati, Lost 13-23 at Dallas
Next Four Games: vs. BAL (6-2), at STL (1-7), vs. WSH (3-5), vs. PHI (3-5)
No. 27 Jacksonville Jaguars (2-6): Defense may win championships, but this is still a quarterback-driven league. And even guys like Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers need reliable receivers. It doesn’t help that the team can’t sell tickets, either.
Previous Ranking: 26
Résumé: Won 16-14 vs. Tennessee, Lost 3-32 at N.Y. Jets, Lost 10-16 at Carolina, Lost 10-23 vs. New Orleans, Lost 20-30 vs. Cincinnati, Lost 13-17 at Pittsburgh, Won 12-7 vs. Baltimore, Lost 14-24 at Houston
Next Four Games: at IND (0-9), at CLE (3-5), vs. HOU (6-3), vs. SD (4-4)
No. 26 Washington Redskins (3-5): Offense is optional in D.C. Leadership is also limited, protection is almost non-existent and there’s nobody to get the ball to with all of the injuries.
Previous Ranking: 25
Résumé: Won 28-14 vs. N.Y. Giants, Won 22-21 vs. Arizona, Lost 16-18 at Dallas, Won 17-10 at St. Louis, Lost 13-20 vs. Philadelphia, Lost 20-33 at Carolina, Lost 0-23 at Buffalo, Lost 11-19 vs. San Francisco
Next Four Games: at MIA (1-7), vs. DAL (4-4), at SEA (2-6), vs. NYJ (5-3)
No. 25 Carolina Panthers (2-6): These kitties have claws. The only thing lacking boils down to execution in winning the close games. Like the recently turned-around Bucs, 49ers and Lions, learning how to win those tight games will come with time.
Previous Ranking: 24
Résumé: Lost 21-28 at Arizona, Lost 23-30 vs. Green Bay, Won 16-10 vs. Jacksonville, Lost 29-34 at Chicago, Lost 27-30 vs. New Orleans, Lost 17-31 at Atlanta, Won 33-20 vs. Washington, Lost 21-24 vs. Minnesota
Next Four Games: vs. TEN (4-4), at DET (6-2), at IND (0-9), at TB (4-4)
No. 24 Minnesota Vikings (2-6): The future is luminescent for rookie Christian Ponder.
Previous Ranking: 23
Résumé: Lost 17-24 at San Diego, Lost 20-24 vs. Tampa Bay, Lost 23-26 (OT) vs. Detroit, Lost 17-22 at Kansas City, Won 34-10 vs. Arizona, Lost 10-39 at Chicago, Lost 27-33 vs. Green Bay, Won 24-21 at Carolina
Next Four Games: at GB (8-0), vs. OAK (4-4), at ATL (5-3), vs. DEN (3-5)
No. 23 Cleveland Browns (3-5): Colt McCoy has poor protection, no support from the ground game and his options in the aerial attack are less-than-impressive. But at the end of the day, all of that doesn’t really matter. He’s not delivering and his future in Cleveland looks more bleak with each passing week.
Previous Ranking: 22
Résumé: Lost 17-27 vs. Cincinnati, W 27-19 at Indianapolis, Won 17-16 vs. Miami, Lost 13-31 vs. Tennessee, Lost 17-24 at Oakland, Won 6-3 vs. Seattle, Lost 10-20 at San Francisco, Lost 12-30 at Houston
Next Four Games: vs. STL (1-7), vs. JAC (2-6), at CIN (6-2), vs. BAL (6-2)
No. 22 Denver Broncos (3-5): One week he’s horrible, the next he’s a hero. It’s the life of Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow. He’s by all means still a work-in progress. For a second-year player, especially one that’s a project, his leadership skills and intangibles are off-the-charts, yet for a first-round-pick his mechanics and delivery is so atrocious it’s hard to believe he’s even in the league. For now, let’s just stay tuned to the Tebow show to find out the exciting unpredictable ending! Oh, and the Broncos are just one game behind the division lead in the AFC West.
Previous Ranking: 28
Résumé: Lost 20-23 vs. Oakland, Won 24-22 vs. Cincinnati, Lost 14-17 at Tennessee, Lost 23-49 at Green Bay, Lost 24-29 vs. San Diego, Won 18-15 (OT) at Miami, Lost 10-45 vs. Detroit, Won 38-24 at Oakland
Next Four Games: at KC (4-4), vs. NYJ (5-3), at SD (4-4), at MIN (2-6)
No. 21 Tennessee Titans (4-4): It’s tough to win games when your star receiver is out for the season and Chris Johnson can’t shred a single tackle.
Previous Ranking: 21
Résumé: Lost 14-16 at Jacksonville, Won 26-13 vs. Baltimore, Won 17-14 vs. Denver, Won 31-13 at Cleveland, Lost 17-38 at Pittsburgh, Lost 7-41 vs. Houston, Won 27-10 vs. Indianapolis, Lost 17-24 vs. Cincinnati
Next Four Games: at CAR (2-6), at ATL (5-3), vs. TB (4-4), at BUF (5-3)
No. 20 Oakland Raiders (4-4): The ray of euphoria which shimmered after a thrilling victory in Houston is quickly fading. Carson Palmer has thrown six picks in six quarters and we all know about Kyle Boller. Darren McFadden needs to return to the lineup soon or this team could be in big trouble.
Previous Ranking: 19
Résumé: Won 23-20 at Denver, Lost 35-38 at Buffalo, Won 34-24 vs. N.Y. Jets, Lost 19-31 vs. New England, Won 25-20 at Houston, Won 24-17 vs. Cleveland, Lost 0-28 vs. Kansas City, Lost 24-38 vs. Denver
Next Four Games: at SD (4-4), at MIN (2-6), vs. CHI (5-3), at MIA (1-7)
No. 19 San Diego Chargers (4-4): Phillip Rivers tossed a career-high three interceptions in the thriller against the Packers and leads the league with 17 turnovers. Not only is Rivers in a funk, but the entire team is in its perennial slump. While I can’t say I expected the 8th-year quarterback to play quite like this, I did envision another sluggish start before the season.
Previous Ranking: 18
Résumé: Won 24-17 vs. Minnesota, Lost 21-35 at New England, Won 20-17 vs. Kansas City, Won 26-16 vs. Miami, Won 29-24 at Denver, Lost 21-27 at N.Y. Jets, Lost 20-23 at Kansas City (OT), Lost 38-45 vs. Green Bay
Next Four Games: vs. OAK (4-4), at CHI (5-3), vs. DEN (3-5), at JAC (2-6)
No. 18 Kansas City Chiefs (4-4): It may take a rocket surgeon to figure out these up-and-down Chiefs. I wouldn’t put a dime on this team winning the division. While San Diego is in the same boat, Kansas City hasn’t beaten a team currently with a winning record, though the Bolts have a well-documented history of sluggish starts.
Previous Ranking: 17
Résumé: Lost 7-41 vs. Buffalo, Lost 3-48 at Detroit, Lost 17-20 at San Diego, Won 22-17 vs. Minnesota, Won 28-24 at Indianapolis, Won 28-0 at Oakland, Won 23-20 vs. San Diego (OT), Lost 3-31 vs. Miami
Next Four Games: vs. DEN (2-6), at NE (5-3), vs. PIT (6-3), at CHI (5-3)
No. 17 Dallas Cowboys (4-4): The Cowboys are as inconsistent as the composition of a honeycomb in a Crunchie. Sean Lee’s absence is detrimental, but I like Dallas’ chances to compete in the NFC East with the upcoming schedule.
Previous Ranking: 20
Résumé: Lost 24-27 at N.Y. Jets, Won 27-24 at San Francisco, Won 18-16 vs. Washington, Lost 30-34 vs. Detroit, Lost 16-20 at New England, Won 34-7 vs. St. Louis, Lost 7-34 at Philadelphia, Won 23-13 vs. Seattle
Next Four Games: vs. BUF (5-3), at WSH (3-5), vs. MIA (1-7), at ARI (2-6)
No. 16 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-4): Josh Freeman and the youngry Bucs have the ability to beat anyone on any given Sunday, but sometimes their biggest assets become their biggest liabilities. They know how to win and play exceptional in the second half, but just like any really young team, the Buccaneers are inconsistent.
Previous Ranking: 10
Résumé: Lost 20-27 vs. Detroit, Won 24-20 at Minnesota, Won 16-13 vs. Atalnta, Won 24-17 vs. Indianapolis, Lost 3-48 at San Francisco, Won 26-20 vs. New Orleans, Lost 18-24 vs. Chicago, Lost 16-27 at New Orleans
Next Four Games: vs. HOU (6-3), at GB (8-0), at TEN (4-4), vs. CAR (2-6)
No. 15 Philadelphia Eagles (3-5): This has to be the most talented 3-5 team I’ve ever seen. After bouncing back from life support to becoming the trendy pick to win the division, the Eagles lost control of the petal and Chicago drove them into another ditch. The Cowboys managed to move into the passenger’s seat in the NFC East, while Philly fell into the backseat with woeful Washington. It’s not over yet, but the talent-rich Eagles have to mesh more and win at least three of their next four.
Previous Ranking: 16
Résumé: Won 31-13 at St. Louis, Lost 31-35 at Atlanta, Lost 16-29 vs. N.Y. Giants, Lost 23-24 vs. San Francisco, Lost 24-31 at Buffalo, Won 20-13 at Washington, Won 34-7 vs. Dallas, Lost 24-30 vs. Chicago
Next Four Games: vs. ARI (2-6), at NYG (6-2), vs. NE (5-3), at SEA (2-6)
No. 14 Buffalo Bills (5-3): Slowly collapsing to their perennial and inevitable fate, the Bills find themselves tied for first place in the AFC East with the struggling Patriots and emerging Jets. Budding Buffalo will need to prevail against Dallas to maintain any realistic chance at finally cracking the playoffs for the first time since 1999.
Previous Ranking: 15
Résumé: Won 41-7 at Kansas City, Won 38-35 vs. Oakland, Won 34-31 vs. New England, Lost 20-23 at Cincinnati, Won 31-24 vs. Philadelphia, Lost 24-27 at N.Y. Giants, Won 23-0 vs. Washington, Lost 11-27 vs. N.Y. Jets
Next Four Games: at DAL (4-4), at MIA (1-7), at NYJ (5-3), vs. TEN (4-4)
No. 13 Cincinnati Bengals (6-2): Red Rifle (aka Andy Dalton) is firing on all cylinders with his go-to receiver A.J. Green. It helps when the play-calling is conservative and the defense is playing exceptionally well. Oh, and the schedule is the easiest I’ve seen in my lifetime.
Previous Ranking: 14
Résumé: Won 27-17 at Cleveland, Lost 22-24 at Denver, Lost 8-13 vs. San Francisco, Won 23-20 vs. Buffalo, Won 30-20 at Jacksonville, Won 27-17 vs. Indianapolis, Won 34-12 at Seattle, Won 24-17 at Tennessee
Next Four Games: vs. PIT (6-3), at BAL (6-2), vs. CLE (3-5), at PIT (6-3)
No. 12 New England Patriots (5-3): Some of the concerns in preseason are creeping back to the surface. New England’s lost two straight and the team was favored to win in both games. AFC East supremacy is on the line on Sunday Night Football.
Previous Ranking: 8
Résumé: Won 38-24 at Miami, Won 35-21 vs. San Diego, Lost 31-34 at Buffalo, Won 31-19 at Oakland, Won 30-21 vs. N.Y. Jets, Won 20-16 vs. Dallas, Lost 17-25 at Pittsburgh, Lost 20-24 vs. N.Y. Giants
Next Four Games: at NYJ (5-3), vs. KC (4-4), at PHI (3-5), vs. IND (0-9)
No. 11 Atlanta Falcons (5-3): In last week’s rankings, I said, “Losing Julio Jones for a few games was such a blessing in disguise and really the best thing that could have happened to Atlanta. It allowed the Falcons to just focus on getting back to basics and reverting to their roots and their bread and butter—running the football with a rock-solid balance—which earned them the top seed in the NFC last season. Now much more balanced with a better understanding of how to use their first-round receiver effectively, the Falcons are back in business.” Jones caught 3 passes for 131 yards with 2 TDs in Sunday’s 31-7 win over Indianapolis.
Previous Ranking: 11
Résumé: Lost 12-30 at Chicago, Won 35-31 vs. Philadelphia, Lost 13-16 at Tampa Bay, Won 30-28 at Seattle, Lost 14-22 vs. Green Bay, Won 31-17 vs. Carolina, Won 23-16 at Detroit, Won 31-7 at Indianapolis
Next Four Games: vs. NO (6-3), vs. TEN (4-4), vs. MIN (2-6), at HOU (6-3)
No. 10 N.Y. Jets (5-3): Sometimes you’re the nail and sometimes you’re the hammer. Mark Sanchez managed to fill both roles in the Jets’ impressive 27-11 win over Buffalo. Sanchez went 20 of 28 for 230 yards with a 71.4 completion percentage and one touchdown and one interception. But with just over 3:00 to play in the game, Sanchez was the nail, courtesy of Drayton Florence. I haven’t heard much from Rex Ryan lately. That should tell you something. When Rex shuts up and doesn’t bring in a bigger spotlight, his team puts up.
Previous Ranking: 13
Résumé: Won 27-24 vs. Dallas, Won 32-3 vs. Jacksonville, Lost 24-34 at Oakland, Lost 17-34 at Baltimore, Lost 21-30 at New England, Won 24-6 vs. Miami, Won 27-21 vs. San Diego, Won 27-11 at Buffalo
Next Four Games: vs. NE (5-3), at DEN (3-5), vs. BUF (5-3), at WSH (3-5)
No. 9 Chicago Bears (5-3): Who would have thought Jay Cutler would be putting up better numbers than Phillip Rivers? That grumpy guy is practically playing out of his mind. Of course it helps that he can dish the ball off to Matt Forte for a big play at any given time.
Previous Ranking: 9
Résumé: Won 30-12 vs. Atlanta, Lost 13-30 at New Orleans, Lost 17-27 vs. Green Bay, Won 34-29 vs. Carolina, Lost 13-24 at Detroit, Won 39-10 vs. Minnesota, Won 24-18 at Tampa Bay (London), Won 30-24 at Philadelphia
Next Four Games: vs. DET (6-2), vs. SD (4-4), at OAK (4-4), vs. KC (4-4)
No. 8 N.Y. Giants (6-2): Eli Manning and the G-Men are doing more with less. Still, despite a solid three-game win streak, Big Blue has a looming schedule that’s completely terrifying and the Giants have an immutable trend of fading down-the-stretch. “If you wanna crown them, then crown their ass!” I’m holding off on that, nonetheless.
Previous Ranking: 12
Résumé: Lost 14-28 at Washington, Won 28-16 vs. St. Louis, Won 29-16 at Philadelphia, Won 31-27 at Arizona, Lost 25-36 vs. Seattle, Won 27-24 vs. Buffalo, Won 20-17 vs. Miami, Won 24-20 at New England
Next Four Games: at SF (7-1), vs. PHI (3-5), at NO (6-3), vs. GB (8-0)
No. 7 Pittsburgh Steelers (6-3): Don’t just start buying what everyone else is selling. I can clearly see this team has been shredding the “old and slow” label and the passing game has really been clicking, but the Steelers’ résumé hasn’t exactly been jumping off the page when you’re viewing objectively.
Previous Ranking: 7
Résumé: Lost 7-35 at Baltimore, Won 24-0 vs. Seattle, Won 23-20 at Indianapolis, Lost 10-17 at Houston, Won 38-17 vs. Tennessee, Won 17-13 vs. Jacksonville, Won 32-20 at Arizona, Won 25-17 vs. New England, Lost 20-23 vs. Baltimore
Next Four Games: at CIN (6-2), Bye, at KC (4-4), vs. CIN (6-2), vs. CLE (3-5)
No. 6 Houston Texans (6-3): People love to take pot shots at Wade Phillips, but the Texans lead the league in total defense, rank 2nd against the pass, 3rd in points allowed and 4th versus the run. That’s one heck of a transformation. Moreover, Mario Williams was ruled out for the year several weeks ago. Houston has its sights set on not only a playoff appearance, but a first-round-bye as well.
Previous Ranking: 6
Résumé: Won 34-7 vs. Indianapolis, Won 23-13 at Miami, Lost 33-40 at New Orleans, Won 17-10 vs. Pittsburgh, Lost 20-25 vs. Oakland, Lost 14-29 at Baltimore, Won 41-7 at Tennessee, Won 24-14 vs. Jacksonville, Won 30-12 vs. Cleveland
Next Four Games: at TB (4-4), Bye, at JAC (2-6), vs. ATL (5-3), at CIN (6-2)
No. 5 New Orleans Saints (6-3): The Saints cleaned things up on defense and it paid dividends en route to a much-needed 27-16 victory over the Buccaneers. New Orleans has embarked on a new trend—bouncing back from bad losses and falling to pieces after momentous wins.
Previous Ranking: 5
Résumé: Lost 34-42 at Green Bay, Won 30-13 vs. Chicago, Won 40-33 vs. Houston, Won 23-10 at Jacksonville, Won 30-27 at Carolina, Lost 20-26 at Tampa Bay, Won 62-7 vs. Indianapolis, Lost 21-31 at St. Louis, Won 27-16 vs. Tampa Bay
Next Four Games: at ATL (5-3), Bye, vs. NYG (6-2), vs. DET (6-2), at TEN (4-4)
No. 4 Detroit Lions (6-2): The Lions signed ex-Cowboys guard Leonard Davis and running back Kevin Smith each to a one-year deal on Monday, per NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora. Smith spent his first three seasons with the Lions before getting released and replaced by Mikel Leshoure and Jahvid Best. After both up-and-coming backs encountered injuries, Detroit decided to bring back Smith as a security blanket.
Previous Ranking: 4
Résumé: Won 27-20 at Tampa Bay, Won 48-3 vs. Kansas City, Won 26-23 (OT) at Minnesota, Won 34-30 at Dallas, Won 24-13 vs. Chicago, Lost 19-25 vs. San Francisco, Lost 16-23 vs. Atlanta, Won 45-10 at Denver
Next Four Games: at CHI (5-3), vs. CAR (2-6), vs. GB (8-0), at NO (6-3)
No. 3 San Francisco 49ers (7-1): Nobody else in the NFC West will win seven games. Heck, the other three teams only combine for five wins thus far at the mid-way point. Don’t tell the Niners this is a quarterback-driven league.
Previous Ranking: 3
Résumé: Won 33-17 vs. Seattle, Lost 24-27 vs. Dallas, Won 13-8 vs. Cincinnati, Won 24-23 at Philadelphia, Won 48-3 vs. Tampa Bay, Won 25-19 at Detroit, Won 20-10 vs. Cleveland, Won 19-11 at Washington
Next Four Games: vs. NYG (6-2), vs. ARI (2-6), at BAL (6-2), vs. STL (1-7)
No. 2 Baltimore Ravens (6-2): The Packers-Lions game isn’t the only mouth-watering marquee matchup on tap on Thanksgiving. The Harbaugh brothers face off for the first time (at least at the NFL level) with two of the best teams in the league. Joe Flacco played outstanding once again against the Steel Curtain.
Previous Ranking: 2
Résumé: Won 35-7 vs. Pittsburgh, Lost 13-26 at Tennessee, Won 37-7 at St. Louis, Won 34-17 vs. N.Y. Jets, Won 29-14 vs. Houston, Lost 7-12 at Jacksonville, Won 30-27 vs. Arizona, Won 23-20 at Pittsburgh
Next Four Games: at SEA (2-6), vs. CIN (6-2), vs. SF (7-1), at CLE (3-5)
No. 1 Green Bay Packers (8-0): The Bolts almost bested Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. But almost doesn’t mean much in the NFL, does it? The Packers almost missed the playoffs last year, too, but they didn’t.
Previous Ranking: 1
Résumé: Won 42-34 vs. New Orleans, Won 30-23 at Carolina, Won 27-17 at Chicago, Won 49-23 vs. Denver, Won 22-14 at Atlanta, Won 24-3 vs. St. Louis, Won 33-27 at Minnesota, Won 45-38 at San Diego
Next Four Games: vs. MIN (2-6), vs. TB (4-4), at DET (6-2), at NYG (6-2)
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Here’s NFL.com’s updated playoff picture if the season ended today.
Verse of This Piece: “Doing right brings freedom to honest people, but those who are not trustworthy will be caught by their own desires.”—Proverbs 11:6
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