NFL Power Rankings: Halfway home

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JACKSONVILLE – Senior writer John Oehser's Week 9 2019 NFL power rankings. And we all know how important these are:

Rank.Team (record) | Comment

1.New England Patriots (8-0) | 1 | Halfway there

2.New Orleans Saints (6-1) | 2 | Brees is back in a big way

3.San Francisco 49ers (7-0) | 3 | Looking stronger and stronger

4.Green Bay Packers (7-1) | 4 | Rodgers is still ridiculous

5.Minnesota Vikings (6-2) | 7 |Methodically, quietly really good

6.Seattle Seahawks (6-2) | 9 | Very strong – and still chasing Frisco

7.Indianapolis Colts (5-2) | 10 | Three consecutive victories – and taking control of South

8.Baltimore Ravens (5-2) | 8 | Firmly in control of AFC North

9.Buffalo Bills (5-2) | 5 | Fell frighteningly flat at home against Philly

10.Kansas City Chiefs (5-3) | 6 | Three consecutive losses at home

11.Los Angeles Rams (5-3) | 12 | Two consecutive victories – and still way behind in the West

12.Houston Texans (5-3) | 13 | Up next: Jaguars across the pond

13.Carolina Panthers (4-3) | 11 | Oof

14.Dallas Cowboys (4-3) | 14 | Your first-place Dallas Cowboys

15.Detroit Lions (3-3-1) | 16 | Not out of this thing yet

16.Jacksonville Jaguars (4-4) | 18 | Minshew Mania suddenly back

17.Philadelphia Eagles (4-4) | 21 | Bounced back in a big way in Buffalo

18.Tennessee Titans (4-4) | 22 | Still last in a tough AFC South

19.Chicago Bears (3-4) | 15 | Three consecutive losses have season on the brink

20.Oakland Raiders (3-4) | 17 | Missed real opportunity to move into contention Sunday

21.Pittsburgh Steelers (3-4) | 23 | Never out of it until they're out of it

22.Cleveland Browns (2-5) | 19 | Team of the Offseason's in-season struggles continue

23.Arizona Cardinals (3-4-1) | 20 | Three-game losing streak snapped Sunday

24.Los Angeles Chargers (3-5) | 24 | Big victory, but is there time to rally?

25.New York Giants (2-6) | 25 | Long, long season continuing for Big Blue

26.Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-5) | 26 | Closes losses keep piling up for Bucs

27.Denver Broncos (2-6) | 27 | Flacco now questioning the coaching? Uh-oh

28.New York Jets (1-6) | 28 | Seven interceptions for Darnold in two games

29.Washington Redskins (1-7) | 29 | Waiting for a needed offseason reset

30.Atlanta Falcons (1-7) | 30 | So baffling

31.Cincinnati Bengals (0-8) | 31 | Halfway there

32.Miami Dolphins (0-6) | 32 | Oof

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