Archived: NFL Power Rankings


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That’s only a glimpse at the action-packed week in football. Here’s a recap of Week 10, plus how all 32 teams stack up in our updated NFL Power Rankings.

32. Detroit Lions (0-8-1)

Previous ranking: 32

The Lions officially won’t be going 0-17 this season, but they still don’t have a tally in the win column. They tied the Steelers on Sunday and will continue searching for their first victory next week in Cleveland.

31. Houston Texans (1-8)

Previous ranking: 31

Houston is on its bye week and will look to end its eight-game losing skid next Sunday in Tennessee.

30. New York Jets (2-7)

Previous ranking: 30

Mike White couldn’t work his magic this time as the Jets were blown out by the Bills, 45-17. White threw four picks in the lopsided affair.

29. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-7)

Previous ranking: 28

The Jaguars came oh so close to earning their third win in four games, but they were unable to complete the comeback vs. the Colts on Sunday. They’ll host the 49ers next week.

28. Miami Dolphins (3-7)

Previous ranking: 29

Despite Jacoby Brissett exiting with a knee injury, and an already-injured Tua Tagovailoa replacing him under center, the Dolphins pulled off a shocking upset vs. the Ravens on Thursday Night Football. Miami’s defense made it a long night for Baltimore QB Lamar Jackson as he was sacked four times and hit seven times in total. The Dolphins will look to carry their momentum into next Sunday vs. the Jets.

27. New York Giants (3-6)

Previous ranking: 27

The Giants have been playing some pretty solid football in recent weeks. They dominated the Panthers, just narrowly fell to the Chiefs, and then beat the Raiders last Sunday. They’re on a bye this week but will look to carry some momentum into next Monday night’s game vs. Tom Brady and the Buccaneers.

26. Atlanta Falcons (4-5)

Previous ranking: 21

Not one thing went right for the Falcons on Sunday. At least they had a sense of humor when they trailed 28-3 to the Cowboys.

25. Washington Football Team (3-6)

Previous ranking: 26

An incredible 19-play TD drive capped off an outstanding performance by the Washington Football Team vs. the Buccaneers on Sunday. The WFT defense stepped up to pick Tom Brady off twice, and Taylor Heinicke did his part with 256 yards and a TD. Antonio Gibson added two touchdowns of his own on the ground in the 29-19 victory.

24. Chicago Bears (3-6)

Previous ranking: 22

Nothin’ to report here. The Bears are on their bye and will host Lamar Jackson and the Ravens next Sunday.

23. Seattle Seahawks (3-6)

Previous ranking: 20

Russell Wilson’s return from a broken finger wasn’t what Seahawks fans were hoping for. He was as rusty as it gets with zero touchdowns and two brutal interceptions in a 17-0 defeat. He’ll look to return to form next Sunday vs. the Cardinals.

22. San Francisco 49ers (4-5)

Previous ranking: 24

The Niners put a beating on the Rams on Monday Night Football, 31-10. Matthew Stafford failed to gain any sort of momentum against the swarming San Francisco defense while wideout Deebo Samuel exploded for 133 total yards and two TDs. Perhaps this is what the 49ers needed to get back on track as they prepare for a Week 11 meeting with the lowly Jaguars.

21. Denver Broncos (5-5)

Previous ranking: 17

The Broncos were dominated at home by Jalen Hurts and the Eagles. Melvin Gordon scored the only TD of the day for Denver in its 30-13 loss. A bye week awaits the Broncos in Week 11.

20. Philadelphia Eagles (4-6)

Previous ranking: 25

The Eagles bounced back from a tough loss to the Chargers with a convincing win in Denver. Running backs Jordan Howard and Boston Scott combined for 164 yards on the ground in the victory.

19. Minnesota Vikings (4-5)

Previous ranking: 23

The Vikings held off the Chargers with huge games from second-year wideout Justin Jefferson (9 catches, 143 yards) and star running back Dalvin Cook (118 total yards, 1 TD). They’ll host Aaron Rodgers and the Packers next week.

18. Pittsburgh Steelers (5-3-1)

Previous ranking: 14

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger was a late scratch for Sunday’s game vs. Detroit after testing positive for COVID-19 and was replaced by Mason Rudolph. The result was a 16-16 tie against a team that has yet to win a game this season. Even worse, star edge rusher T.J. Watt exited with a hip injury.

17. Carolina Panthers (5-5)

Previous ranking: 19

Cam Newton is back and he wants the world to know it. The ex-Patriots quarterback returned to Carolina in style with a rushing TD on his first snap and a TD pass on his second. P.J. Walker got most of the work under center with Sam Darnold injured and helped the Panthers to a 34-10 victory in Arizona.

16. Indianapolis Colts (5-5)

Previous ranking: 18

It isn’t exactly encouraging that the Colts had to sweat it out vs. the lowly Jaguars, but a win is a win. Indy’s defense came up big with a punt blocked for a touchdown and a game-sealing fumble recovery late in the fourth quarter. Carson Wentz (22/34, 180 yds, 0 TD) will need to be much sharper next week in Buffalo.

15. Cincinnati Bengals (5-4)

Previous ranking: 16

The Bengals are enjoying their bye week and will prepare for a Week 11 game vs. the Raiders in Vegas.

14. Cleveland Browns (5-5)

Previous ranking: 12

The Browns — without star running backs Nick Chubb, Kareem Hunt — were outclassed in every facet of the game by the Patriots in Sunday’s 45-7 loss. To make matters worse, Baker Mayfield left with a knee injury and was replaced by Case Keenum. Both QBs struggled mightily and were sacked a combined five times.

13. Las Vegas Raiders (5-4)

Previous ranking: 15

The Raiders fell flat on “Sunday Night Football,” allowing 516 yards of total offense to Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs in a 41-14 loss. The AFC West is up for grabs, but this game didn’t inspire much confidence in Las Vegas.

12. New Orleans Saints (5-4)

Previous ranking: 9

Trevor Siemian and the Saints made a valiant effort in the fourth quarter but failed to tie things up with a two-point conversion in the game’s final moments. If Alvin Kamara had been healthy, perhaps we’d be talking about a different result.

11. Los Angeles Chargers (5-4)

Previous ranking: 8

Justin Herbert could only muster 195 yards through the air as the Chargers fell to the Vikings, 27-20. They’ll host the Steelers next week on Sunday Night Football.

10. New England Patriots (6-4)

Previous ranking: 11

Make it four straight wins for the Patriots after their 45-7 domination of the Browns. Rookie quarterback Mac Jones had himself the best game of his young NFL career with his first three-touchdown performance. New England topped the perfect day off with Jakobi Meyers’ long-overdue first career TD reception.

Next up for the Patriots is a Thursday Night Football showdown with a Falcons team that was just demolished by the Cowboys.

9. Kansas City Chiefs (6-4)

Previous ranking: 13

So … are the Chiefs back? Patrick Mahomes looked like his former MVP self while throwing five TD passes in Sunday night’s blowout of the Raiders. A showdown with the 7-2 Cowboys looms next weekend.

8. Buffalo Bills (6-3)

Previous ranking: 10

Josh Allen and the Bills went to MetLife Stadium and out a 45-17 beating on the Jets. Stefon Diggs went off for eight catches, 162 yards and a TD. It was a much-needed win for Buffalo after last week’s bizarre loss to the Jaguars.

7. Baltimore Ravens (6-3)

Previous ranking: 6

Lamar Jackson and the Ravens offense had no answer for the Dolphins’ swarming defense on Thursday Night Football. The result was a 22-10 defeat that marked Baltimore’s second loss in its last three games. Next up is a trip to Chicago to take on Justin Fields and the Bears.

6. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-3)

Previous ranking: 2

Tom Brady and the Bucs were unable to overcome their dismal first half vs. the Washington Football Team, who were able to hold on earn the 29-19 win. Brady tossed two interceptions in the loss, both in the first quarter.

5. Los Angeles Rams (7-3)

Previous ranking: 3

Odell Beckham Jr.’s Rams career got off to a rocky start as Matthew Stafford tossed an interception on the first drive after a miscommunication with his new receiver. It didn’t get any better from there as Stafford and the L.A. offense struggled mightily against San Francisco’s D. The result was a 31-10 defeat, and the Rams will have plenty to think about during bye week.

Beckham finished with only two catches for 18 yards.

4. Dallas Cowboys (7-2)

Previous ranking: 7

Talk about a bounceback performance. After a rough 30-16 home loss to the Broncos last week, the Cowboys responded with a 43-3 victory over the Falcons. CeeDee Lamb and Ezekiel Elliott contributed two touchdowns apiece.

3. Arizona Cardinals (8-2)

Previous ranking: 1

With Kyler Murray, DeAndre Hopkins, and Chase Edmonds each missing Sunday’s game vs. the Panthers, it’s tough to be hard on the Cardinals after their 34-10 loss. They’ll hope to have their stars back when they visit the Seattle Seahawks next Sunday.

2. Tennessee Titans (8-2)

Previous ranking: 5

The Derrick Henry-less Titans were able to squeak out a tough 23-21 win over the Saints on Sunday. With Julio Jones placed on injured reserve, Marcus Johnson stepped up for Tennessee with five catches for 100 yards.

1. Green Bay Packers (8-2)

Previous ranking: 4

Sunday’s game between the Packers and Seahawks was bizarre, to say the least. Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson returned for their respective teams but were anything but sharp. Green Bay was able to prevail with a 17-0 victory thanks to a two-touchdown performance from AJ Dillon. The downside, however, is star running back Aaron Jones went down with a sprained MCL.

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