NFL Power Rankings: Week 10

oakden

A big win over a division rival has Oakland reaching for the top of the BLTD Power Rankings.


The top remains the same with New England idle and Dallas defeating Cleveland easily, but that’s where the similarities stop. A handful of big shifts throughout the power rankings this week, all which we need to pay attention to. Divisional power shifts are happening, especially in the AFC North, AFC West and NFC North.

Rank
Last Week
Team
Record
Comments
32
32
cleveland
0-9
The march to perfection continues for Cleveland. They are so bad, you guys. And at this point, it almost makes sense to try and lock up that first overall pick. Try to refresh the franchise again.
31
31
san-francisco
1-7
Colin Kaepernick looked good this week, and then we remembered the 49ers played arguably one of the worst defenses we've ever statistically seen. Good work, team.
30
30
jacksonville
2-6
Jacksonville fired their offensive coordinator and then proceeded to be downright offensive against Kansas City. See what I did there? *shows self out*
29
29
chicago
2-6
BYE WEEK
28
27
tampa-bay
3-5
Tampa Bay got LIT up by Atlanta. Not many ways to sugarcoat this bad boy. Can't polish a turd here.
27
25
new-jets
3-6
New York screwed the pooch again, and they might've lost Ryan Fitzpatrick to an MCL sprain. Then again, that is probably not much of a loss. Actually, as I wrote this blurb..Fitzpatrick threw another interception.
26
24
los-angeles
3-5
This indeed is some 7-9 bullshit.
25
28
carolina
3-5
Carolina is going to get Cam Newton killed. Yeah, the NFL isn't calling things but hey, protect your franchise. rip cam newton.
24
26
san-diego
4-5
Melvin Gordon is a monster, really no other way to put it. 261 all-purpose yards and 1 touchdown, in an offensive outburst for San Diego. Gordon is one of the league's best.
23
23
cincinnati
3-4-1
BYE WEEK
22
20
arizona
3-4-1
BYE WEEK
21
22
indianapolis
4-5
Indianapolis made the most of their trip to Lambeau Field. The Colts beat up on a struggling Packers squad, but this doesn't tell us that Indianapolis is ready to turn the corner.
20
18
tennessee
4-4
Tennessee just couldn't stop the San Diego train on the tracks. Marcus Mariota threw for over 300 yards for the third time in his young NFL career. Fun stuff!
19
19
new-orleans
4-4
New Orleans ran all over the 49ers defense. Two running backs (Ingram / Hightower) recorded 87+ rushing yards. Oh, and Drew Brees threw for 300+ yards again. Ho hum.
18
14
buffalo
4-5
Buffalo actually held their own against Seattle on Monday night. Self-admitted missed calls against the Seahawks did not help the Bills case at all. Buffalo should've at least brought the game to overtime but could not overcome down the stretch.
17
21
detroit
5-4
Detroit continues to climb up the NFC North standings, and they took another big step by defeating the struggling Vikings. Matt Stafford needs to lead the way, but anything is possible.
16
17
miami
4-4
Jay Ajayi is the real deal, friends. After rolling back-to-back 200+ yard games, Ajayi responded with a 111 yard and one touchdown performance against the Jets. Might be a star in the making here.
15
11
philadelphia
4-4
The book is out on Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles. Struggling badly, Philadelphia has now dropped to 1-4 in their last 5 games.
14
15
washington
4-3-1
BYE WEEK
13
9
green-bay
4-4
Green Bay continues to struggle as a whole. Aaron Rodgers threw for less than 300 yards for the 7th time this season. Also, Green Bay does not have a running attack at all. Rough times at Lambeau.
12
8
pittsburgh
4-4
Big Ben came back from his boo boo and he stunk the joint up. Roethlisberger was a try hard, looking to force things too much. Also, LeVeon Bell got shut down hard.
11
16
baltimore
4-4
Baltimore is doing the damn mediocre thing. This team can't decide if they're good or bad. Doesn't matter now, they're tied for first in the AFC North!
10
13
new-giants
5-3
New York looked to stay a float in the NFC East, and did just that by beating Philadelphia. It wasn't the prettiest win, but it is a win nonetheless. Manningface™ also appeared.
9
6
minnesota
5-3
Minnesota is sounding the panic alert, following this week's OT loss. The Vikings looked to be in good shape but allowed a very, very late 58 yard field goal and then a TD pass on the first drive of OT. Minnesota is battered and reeling quick.
8
12
houston
5-3
BYE WEEK
7
10
seattle
5-2-1
Seattle benefitted from a few missed calls but we already discussed that. Let's talk Jimmy Graham. Dang, man. What a day for the tight end - 103 yards and 2 TDs. A Graham resurgence could help out a struggling Seattle offense.
6
3
denver
6-3
Denver continues to scuffle, thanks in part to an ineffective offense and an injured defense. Denver needs to get back to winning quick, because the AFC West is real good.
5
7
atlanta
6-3
Atlanta had a dominating performance on Thursday night, dispatching the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with relative ease. The Falcons continue to be the class of the NFC South and are on the fast track to winning the division.
4
5
kansas-city
6-2
Kansas City continues to control each one of their opponents, even with Alex Smith out. The Chiefs defense is playing up to standard and it is pushing Kansas City into a playoff spot, in the league's most competitive division.
3
4
oakland
7-2
Oakland put doubters to bed on Sunday. Latavius Murray set the Broncos defense on fire with a 20 carries/114 yards/3 TD line. Oakland continues to find ways to win as the season grows older.
2
2
dallas
7-1
Dak Prescott is in the process of Wally Pipp'ing Tony Romo. Prescott continues to win and pull his weight. Yes, Ezekiel Elliott is likely the Rookie of the Year and potential MVP candidate, but Prescott has been doing work. Cowboys continue to roll.
1
1
new-england
7-1
BYE WEEK

Written by Ryan Wolfe

Ryan Wolfe is the founder and editor-in-chief of BLTD Sports. He can be heard on the BLTD Podcast. Ryan's writing is also featured over at TheHockeyWriters.com.

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