Week 9 of the 2017 NFL regular season schedule is in the books. Now it's time to see where all 32 teams rank. For reference purposes, here is a link to last week's NFL Power Rankings.
BLG's WEEK 10 NFL POWER RANKINGS
1 - Philadelphia Eagles (Last Week: 1) - The undisputed best team in the NFL. Philly dropped 51 points on one of the NFL’s top defenses. Carson Wentz is the NFL MVP. Doug Pederson is the Coach of the Year. Jim Schwartz’s defense ranks No. 1 in both stopping the run and generating pressure. This is just a complete team. No one should want to play the Eagles right now.
2 - Pittsburgh Steelers (LW: 2) - Bye week. Next up: a road game against Indianapolis.
3 - New England Patriots (LW: 3) - Bye week. Next up: a road game against Denver.
4 - New Orleans Saints (LW: 5) - Bye week. Next up for the streaking Saints: a road game against Buffalo.
5 - Los Angeles Rams (LW: 7) - L.A. owns the best point differential in the NFL at +108. Sean McVay has clearly done a great job with Jared Goff and that offense.
6 - Jacksonville Jaguars (LW: 10) - The Jags have the third best point differential in the NFL. Sackonsville’s defense is the real deal.
8 - Kansas City Chiefs (LW: 4) - Kareem Hunt only received NINE carries against Dallas. He logged the fewest amount of snaps he’s played all season. Thanks for nothing, Andy Reid. The Chiefs are 1-3 in their last four.
9 - Minnesota Vikings (LW: 9) - Bye week. Next up: at Washington.
10 - Seattle Seahawks (LW: 6) - When you miss three field goals in one game, I’d say you have a kicker problem. It looked like the Seahawks were heating up after winning four in a row. But they dropped a home game they didn’t have much business losing.
11 - Carolina Panthers (LW: 14) - Think it’s safe to say the Panthers are the NFL’s least impressive six-win team. There are 14 teams who own a better point differential than Carolina. Cam Newton’s running ability is making up for the fact he’s been bad as a passer (2 TD, 6 INT in last four games).
12 - Detroit Lions (LW: 15) - Jim Caldwell’s team got a much-needed win after going 1-4 in their last five games. Detroit, who already beat the Vikings once, is alive in the NFC North.
13 - Washington Redskins (LW: 18) - Pretty quality win for Washington. They didn’t have much business winning that game given how banged up they were.
14 - Atlanta Falcons (LW: 12) - This team was averaging 34 points per game last season. Now Atlanta is averaging 16.6 in their last five games. The Super Bowl hangover is real.
15 - New York Jets (LW: 20) - Todd Bowles belongs in the Coach of the Year conversation. He shouldn’t win (Doug Pederson should), but the Jets have certainly performed above expectation. They’re not the most talented bunch but they play hard.
16 - Buffalo Bills (LW: 8) - None of the teams the Bills beat this year have a winning record.
17 - Tennessee Titans (LW: 22) - Don’t look now but the Titans have managed to win three in a row. Thanks to a win over the Jags earlier this season, they’re actually first in the AFC South.
18 - Baltimore Ravens (LW: 17) - Consistently inconsistent: W, W, L, L, W, L, L, W, L.
19 - Green Bay Packers (LW: 16) - Probably going to keep losing without Aaron Rodgers. Brett Hundley doesn’t look good.
20 - Houston Texans (LW: 13) - Losing Deshaun Watson for the season due to a torn ACL in practice is just brutal. That really sucks for this team. Now the Texans are doomed to fail with Tom Savage starting. It won’t happen, but they should really sign Colin Kaepernick.
21 - Los Angeles Chargers (LW: 21) - Bye week. Next up: a road game against the Jaguars.
22 - Oakland Raiders (LW: 24) - The Raiders are still alive in the AFC West. They’re only one game under .500 and they already beat the Chiefs once.
23 - Denver Broncos (LW: 19) - Denver’s defense was supposed to be their strength, but they allowed 51 points to the Eagles. That’s the most they’ve allowed since 2010. The Broncos’ quarterback situation is just awful. John Elway has not done a good job with drafting for that team.
24 - Arizona Cardinals (LW: 27) - The Cardinals are bad but they’re not “in the conversation for the NFL’s worst team” bad.
26 - Chicago Bears (LW: 26) - Bye week. Next up: a home game against the reeling Packers.
27 - Miami Dolphins (LW: 25) - Adam Gase really proved his point by shipping Jay Ajayi out of town. The Dolphins scored 24 more points than last week! And still lost.
28 - Indianapolis Colts (LW: 30) - Crazy how this team has won three games considering how bad they are. Indy’s going nowhere fast with Andrew Luck officially done for the season.
29 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers (LW: 28) - Jameis Winston has been bad. The shoulder injury hasn’t helped him. The Bucs are shutting him down for now and turning to Ryan Fitzpatrick.
30 - New York Giants (LW: 29) - The Giants looked incredibly unprepared coming off their bye week. I don’t see how Ben McAdoo returns after this season. The players have clearly quit on their head coach.
Ben McAdoo's halftime speeches sound epic pic.twitter.com/9HyJPPVOOh— Andrew Joseph (@AndyJ0seph) November 5, 2017
31 - San Francisco 49ers (LW: 31) - The 49ers are really bad and really injured. To their credit, effort doesn’t seem to be the issue.