Week 9 of the 2018 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 - New England Patriots (Last Week: 2) - Well, here we are. It’s Week 10 and the Pats are finally back on top. Six straight wins for Tom Brady and Bill Belichick.
2 - Kansas City Chiefs (LW: 3) - KC is rolling inferior opponents like clockwork. Ho hum.
3 - New Orleans Saints (LW: 4) - Big statement win from the Saints in the Superdome. They planted the flag as the team to beat in the NFC. And maybe even the entire league.
4 - Los Angeles Rams (LW: 1) - If Ty Montgomery doesn’t fumble last week, the Rams could very well be riding a two-game losing streak. Don’t get me wrong, this team is very good. But there are some vulnerabilities in the armor.
5 - Pittsburgh Steelers (LW: 6) - The Steelers are hitting their stride. Picking up a big win over Baltimore solidifies their lead in the AFC North. And now Le’Veon Bell might be back on the way? It’s not like they need him, though, since James Conner has been great.
6 - Carolina Panthers (LW: 7) - The Panthers are red hot right now. It’ll be interesting to see how seriously they can push New Orleans.
7 - Los Angeles Chargers (LW: 10) - The Chargers are for real. Winning in Seattle like they did is no easy feat. Philip Rivers deserves to be in the MVP conversation.
8 - Chicago Bears (LW: 7) - Playing Buffalo is a free win at this point.
9 - Green Bay Packers (LW: 5) - Tough to have back-to-back games against LA and New England. Even the mighty Aaron Rodgers ultimately couldn’t lead his team to victory. They’re still dangerous with him under center, though.
10 - Minnesota Vikings (LW: 13) - Kirk Cousins falters against good teams but he’s capable of beating bad ones, as seen in Week 9.
11 - Philadelphia Eagles (LW: 15) - Perfect bye week for the reigning Super Bowl champions. With Washington and Dallas losing, the Eagles are very much alive in the NFC East. Oh, and the Eagles also have a shiny new weapon in the form of Golden Tate. This team could be ready to make a strong second half push.
12 - Cincinnati Bengals (LW: 14) - The Bengals return from their bye to host New Orleans. Tough test for the Stripes.
13 - Atlanta Falcons (LW: 16) - The Falcons have won three games in a row. Their offense looks back on track after dropping 38 on Washington.
14 - Baltimore Ravens (LW: 8) - Three losses in a row has the Ravens falling out of the picture in the AFC North. Baltimore ranks third in the division behind Pittsburgh and Cincy.
15 - Seattle Seahawks (LW: 12) - The vintage Seahawks don’t lose at home like this team did on Sunday. Clearly these are not your vintage Seahawks.
16 - Houston Texans (LW: 17) - Still not a big believer in this Texans team that’s rattled off six straight. Houston easily could’ve lost a number of the games during this winning streak.
17 - Tennessee Titans (LW: 23) - Big road win for the Titans in Dallas. Did you know that Mike Vrabel’s team has allowed the fewest points this season? Now you do. Just 141 total through eight games (17.6 average).
18 - Washington Redskins (LW: 11) - Washington takes a big hit after getting blown out on Sunday. Making matters worse for them is they just lost both of their starting guards and their deep threat receiver for the season.
19 - Miami Dolphins (LW: 22) - The Dolphins are 21-21 since the Adam Gase era begin in 2016. Mediocre.
20 - Indianapolis Colts (LW: 21) - Frank Reich’s team has a chance to go on a three game winning streak with the Jags coming to town.
21 - Dallas Cowboys (LW: 18) - Despite entering Monday Night Football as 5.5-point home favorites, Dallas dropped to 3-5 with a loss to Tennessee. Lol Cowboys.
If the season ended today, the Cowboys would be picking No. 10 overall in the 2019 NFL Draft.— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) November 6, 2018
Just kidding they traded that pick for Amari Cooper. https://t.co/0ht7aCtWSn
22 - Detroit Lions (LW: 19) - SOL — Same old Lions. Matthew Stafford arguably had the worst outing of his career in Detroit’s first game since Golden Tate was traded away to Philly. Perhaps not just a coincidence?
23 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers (LW: 20) - Ryan Fitzpatrick returned to the starting lineup but the Bucs still lost. Their defense is still allowing a league-worst 34.4 points per game.
24 - Cleveland Browns (LW: 24) - Different coach, same Browns. Still not good.
25 - New York Jets (LW: 25) - Sam Darnold is really struggling. There’s talk that it might be time to give the 21-year-old rookie a break.
26 - Denver Broncos (LW: 26) - The Broncos would’ve received a slight bump if their last second field goal attempt went in. Alas, it did not.
27 - Jacksonville Jaguars (LW: 27) - Looking to break a four game losing streak coming out of the bye. They’ll have to wind on the road in Indy to do so.
28 - Arizona Cardinals (LW: 28) - The Cards admitted they were stupid for signing Sam Bradford by cutting him during their bye week.
29 - San Francisco 49ers (LW: 30) - Is Nick Mullens going to be a one-game wonder or can this guy actually play a little?
30 - New York Giants (LW: 31) - Moved the Giants up on their bye week since they merely have the fifth worst point differential in the league. I think even they could beat Buffalo and Oakland.
31 - Buffalo Bills (LW: 29) - Buffalo’s -145 point differential ranks dead last in the league. The next closest team is 34 points ahead of them. Third to last is 56 points ahead of them. This team is a disaster.
32 - Oakland Raiders (LW: 32) - The Raiders got blown out by an undrafted rookie free agent quarterback making his first NFL start, 34-3. The tank rages on.