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NFL Power Rankings: More and more for real

Posted Nov 7, 2017

Senior writer John Oehser’s post-Week 9, pre-Week 10 2017 NFL power rankings …

JACKSONVILLE – Senior writer John Oehser’s post-Week 9, pre-Week 10 2017 NFL power rankings. And we all know how important these are:

 

Rank.Team (record) | Comment

1.Philadelphia Eagles (8-1) | 1 | Looking more and more for real

2.New England Patriots (6-2) | 3 | AFC favorites until further notice

3.Pittsburgh Steelers (6-2) | 4 | Nice job against bye week

4.New Orleans Saints (6-2) | 6 | Six consecutive victories after 0-2 start

5.Minnesota Vikings (6-2) | 8 | Defense makes them overwhelming division favorites

6.Los Angeles Rams (6-2) | 9 | Time to stop overlooking these guys

7.Carolina Panthers (6-3) | 10 | Hu-u-u-ge victory over Falcons Sunday

8.Kansas City Chiefs (6-3) | 2 | Serious signs of slippage?

9.Seattle Seahawks (5-3) | 7 | Always a surprise when the ‘Hawks lose at home

10.Jacksonville Jaguars (5-3) | 12 | Welcome to the Top 10 after a long, long absence

11.Tennessee Titans (5-3) | 13| Shaping up to be a big-time race in the AFC South

12.Dallas Cowboys (5-3) | 14 | Clawing their way back; still a long way from Philly

13.Buffalo Bills (5-3) | 5 | Got handled in a big way Thursday

14.Washington Redskins (4-4) | 21 | Sunday felt like a season-saver

15.Atlanta Falcons (4-4) | 11 | Hu-u-u-ge loss to Panthers Sunday

16.Detroit Lions (4-4) | 15 | Big victory Monday; they have little margin for error

17.Oakland Raiders (4-5) | 24 | Don’t count them out yet …

18.Arizona Cardinals (4-4) | 22 | … don’t count them out, either

19.Green Bay Packers (4-4) | 18 | Missing Aaron in a big way

20.Denver Broncos (3-5) | 16 | Playoffs looking like a real long shot

21.Houston Texans (3-5) | 17 | May have taken too many personnel losses to overcome

22.New York Jets (4-5) | 25 | Still haven’t been told they’re tanking

23.Chicago Bears (3-5) | 23 | Stayed true to themselves in victory over bye

24.Baltimore Ravens (4-5) | 19 | Need to get going in a hurry to get back in this

25.Miami Dolphins (4-4) | 20 | Missed a real chance for big victory Sunday

26.Los Angeles Chargers (3-5) | 26 | Up next: Jaguars

27.Cincinnati Bengals (3-5) | 27 | 148 yards, eight first downs versus Jaguars Sunday

28.Indianapolis Colts (3-6) | 29 | Took full advantage of Deshaun Watson’s absence Sunday

29.Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-6) | 28 | More surprisingly disappointing by the week

30.New York Giants (1-7) | 30 | Tougher season than anyone dreamed possible for Blue

31.Cleveland Browns (0-8) | 31 | Got the break they needed over the bye

32.San Francisco 49ers (0-9) | 32 | How soon, Jimmy? How soon?

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