NFL Power Rankings – Week 9

Just when the Patriots seem to be growing, they get whomped by the Cleveland Browns.  The Seahawks show some serious mirage-properties.  The Bengals look finished.  Yep, it’s the NFL wildness.  As always the rankings are a combination of scoring margin and opponents scoring margin against other teams.

Rank Team W L T Margin Sched Rtg SOS Rank Last Wk
1 Titans 5 3 0 13.786 2.942 7 1
2 Steelers 6 2 0 13.03 4.499 3 2
3 Packers 6 3 0 10.734 1.067 20 7
4 Jets 6 2 0 10.097 1.847 13 4
5 Giants 6 2 0 9.004 0.848 21 10
6 Colts 5 3 0 8.97 0.658 23 6
7 Chargers 4 5 0 8.225 1.781 15 5
8 Falcons 6 2 0 8.126 1.501 17 8
9 Eagles 5 3 0 8.052 4.209 5 9
10 Lions 2 6 0 7.917 4.917 1 11
11 Ravens 6 2 0 7.482 1.232 19 13
12 Patriots 6 2 0 7.306 1.837 14 3
13 Chiefs 5 3 0 6.971 0.471 25 12
14 Browns 3 5 0 6.113 4.863 2 21
15 Raiders 5 4 0 5.801 0.634 24 14
16 Saints 6 3 0 5.299 -1.423 31 19
17 Vikings 3 5 0 2.401 2.151 11 15
18 Redskins 4 4 0 2.204 2.329 10 18
19 Bears 5 3 0 1.843 -1.345 30 16
20 Texans 4 4 0 1.656 4.469 4 20
21 Dolphins 4 4 0 1.518 3.33 6 17
22 Bengals 2 6 0 0.134 1.259 18 23
23 Rams 4 4 0 0.076 -1.518 32 22
24 Bucs 5 3 0 -2.166 0.209 28 28
25 49ers 2 6 0 -3.167 0.208 29 26
26 Broncos 2 6 0 -3.619 2.443 9 27
27 Seahawks 4 4 0 -3.998 0.252 27 24
28 Cardinals 3 5 0 -4.579 1.577 16 30
29 Cowboys 1 7 0 -4.768 1.951 12 25
30 Jaguars 4 4 0 -5.069 0.806 22 29
31 Bills 0 8 0 -5.737 2.888 8 31
32 Panthers 1 7 0 -10.036 0.464 26 32

Some of the key observations as the Thursday night schedule starts to heat up?

  • Holy blowout!  The Patriots getting demolished by the Browns sent them plummeting to 12th from 3rd.  I am not sure they are this bad, but they do not have a ton of margin for error as their receivers gel.  That said, the Browns are THIS close to being a good team.
  • Ditto for 10th ranked Detroit.  Another tough loss to a good team.  They are THIS close to breaking through with all that talent on the offensive side of the ball.
  • Dallas and Carolina might consider taking the rest of the season off.
  • Seattle falls to 4-4 with a destructive loss to the surging Giants.  On the surface the loss is not a shock – but could this start the trend of Pete Carroll teams falling down the toilet as the season evolves?
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