Week 9 of the 2019 NFL regular season schedule is officially in the books. Now it’s time to see how all 32 teams stack up heading into Week 10. For reference purposes, here is a link back to last week’s NFL Power Rankings.
BLG’S WEEK 10 NFL POWER RANKINGS
1 - San Francisco 49ers (Last Week: 3) - The only remaining undefeated team in the NFL. San Fran has some tougher tests in the second half with games to come against Seattle (twice), Green Bay, New Orleans, and Baltimore.
2 - New Orleans Saints (LW: 2) - The Saints return from their bye to face Atlanta at home. They should soon be 8-1.
3 - Baltimore Ravens (LW: 5) - The Ravens have done a great job of building around a special talent in Lamar Jackson. Huge win for them to knock off the previously undefeated Pats.
4 - New England Patriots (LW: 1) - The Pats are obviously good but they’ve also been aided by one of the league’s easiest schedules. They failed their toughest challenge of the season in Baltimore.
5 - Kansas City Chiefs (LW: 8) - In case you forgot that he’s a pretty good head coach, Andy Reid managed to beat a hot Vikings team with his backup quarterback. Patrick Mahomes shouldn’t be out too much longer.
6 - Seattle Seahawks (LW: 7) - Seattle continues to look unusually vulnerable at home but having Russell Wilson helps them win anyway. He’s up to 22 passing touchdowns to just one interception this season. MVP.
7 - Green Bay Packers (LW: 4) - The Packers got caught in a trap game that could potentially cost them a first-round bye.
8 - Indianapolis Colts (LW: 6) - The combination of Andrew Luck’s retirement and Jacoby Brissett’s injury had the Colts down to Brian Hoyer in Pittsburgh. And they still only lost by two points.
9 - Houston Texans (LW: 11) - The Texans reclaimed the AFC South lead by getting the season sweep over Jacksonville.
10 - Los Angele Rams (LW: 10) - The Rams are likely looking at a wild card spot at best with San Fran and Seattle ahead of them in the NFC West.
11 - Carolina Panthers (LW: 12) - Is Christian McCaffrey going to be burnt out by the time the playoffs get here? He’s leading the league with 25.9 touches per game.
12 - Minnesota Vikings (LW: 9) - You can always count on Kirk Cousins to fail to win a big game against a quality opponent.
13 - Dallas Cowboys (LW: 14) - The Cowboys struggled against the G-Men before some help from officiating helped to break the game open.
14 - Philadelphia Eagles (LW: 16) - There isn’t much hope for the Eagles’ passing offense with DeSean Jackson potentially out for the rest of the season. Philadelphia must now rely on Establishing The Run™ to win games the rest of the way. The Eagles’ schedule is easy enough to where they can reasonably make the playoffs. But given the dreck this team is trotting out at wide receiver, can they really be considered as true contenders?
15 - Buffalo Bills (LW: 17) - The Bills have had an easy schedule to get to 6-2. To their credit, they’ve taken advantage of it.
16 - Jacksonville Jaguars (LW: 13) - Gardner Minshew’s struggles in London should clear the way for Nick Foles to reclaim his starting job in Week 11.
17 - Detroit Lions (LW: 15) - The Lions have pretty much been in every game this year but they only have a 3-4-1 record to show for it. Detroit’s wasting a strong season from Matthew Stafford.
18 - Pittsburgh Steelers (LW: 18) - The Steelers are 4-4 through their first eight games despite losing their starting quarterback. It could be worse. Mike Tomlin seems to be doing a good job.
19 - Los Angeles Chargers (LW: 20) - The Bolts badly needed a win to keep their season alive and they got it with a 15-point victory over Green Bay. Now we’ll wait to see how the Chargers inevitably squander this hope down the line.
20 - Oakland Raiders (LW: 22) - Repeating last week’s entry because it’s still fitting: “The Raiders aren’t actually good but they’re definitely a step above the truly bad teams.”
21 - Tennessee Titans (LW: 19) - Ryan Tannehill’s undefeated streak as the Titans’ starting quarterback is over. Tennessee is last in the AFC South standings.
22 - Denver Broncos (LW: 24) - Brandon Allen appears to be an upgrade on Joe Flacco? Maybe that’ll be a short-lived sentiment but let’s see if the Broncos regret not pulling the veteran sooner.
23 - Arizona Cardinals (LW: 23) - This season has gone about as reasonably well as it could’ve for the Cards. They’ve shown some promise for the future.
24 - Chicago Bears (LW: 21) - Mitchell Trubisky is clearly not the answer. Unless the question is: “Who is one of the worst starting quarterbacks in the NFL?”
25 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers (LW: 25) - The Bucs’ defense is hot trash for the second year in a row; they’re allowing 31.5 points per game in 2019. Only Miami’s defense is worse.
26 - Cleveland Browns (LW: 26) - Daniel Jeremiah said it well.
This Browns season is a great example of the difference between collecting talent and building a team.— Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) November 4, 2019
What does Baker Mayfield look like he does for a living? pic.twitter.com/4nbYnTmNIs— SB Nation (@SBNation) November 4, 2019
27 - New York Giants (LW: 28) - Daniel Jones has an NFL-high 18 combined interceptions and fumbles through eight games played. Danny Turnovers.
28 - Atlanta Falcons (LW: 29) - The Falcons return from their bye to play in New Orleans. 1-8 is right around the corner.
29 - Miami Dolphins (LW: 32) - The Dolphins won a game! They had been looking more competitive in previous weeks. Not the best outcome for their tanking endeavors.
30 - Cincinnati Bengals (LW: 30) - Good bye week for the Bengals since they’re currently projected to get the No. 1 pick as the only remaining winless team in the league. They might blow that, though, with upcoming games against NYJ and MIA.
31 - New York Jets (LW: 27) - Who could’ve guessed that hiring Adam Gase was as dumb as everyone thought it was?
32 - Washington Redskins (LW: 31) - Dwayne Haskins has completed 61.4% of his attempts for 284 yards (6.5 average), 0 TD, 4 INT, and a 42.2 passer rating. He’s not exactly set up to thrive but he looks lost out there.