Here’s a look at where each team stands in NESN.com’s NFL power rankings as we head into Week 10. (To see our Week 9 rankings, click here.)
1. New England Patriots (7-1; last week: 1): Idle.
2. Dallas Cowboys (7-1; 2): The Cowboys faced little resistance from the winless Browns en route to a 35-10 win.
3. Oakland Raiders (7-2; 6): In perhaps their biggest game since Super Bowl XXXVII, the Raiders ran roughshod over Denver’s vaunted defense Sunday night, outgaining the Broncos 218-33 on the ground in a 30-20 win. Plus, they have Marquette King, the most entertaining punter the world has ever seen.
4. Atlanta Falcons (6-3; 4): Matty Ice and the boys nearly dropped a 50-burger on the Bucs on Thursday night.
5. Seattle Seahawks (5-2-1; 5): Patriots-Seahawks this Sunday should be a whole lot of fun.
6. Kansas City Chiefs (6-2; 10): The least talked-about two-loss team in football this season.
7. Denver Broncos (6-3; 3): The Broncos are looking up at the Raiders and Chiefs in the AFC West standings.
8. New York Giants (5-3; 13): Eli Manning tossed four touchdown passes as Big Blue edged the Eagles.
9. Pittsburgh Steelers (4-4; 7): The Steelers got Ben Roethlisberger back yet still lost to the division rival Ravens.
10. Washington Redskins (4-3-1; 12): Idle.
11. Buffalo Bills (4-5; 19): The Bills came up just short in Seattle in a Monday night thriller.
12. Philadelphia Eagles (4-4; 8): The wheels are falling off the Wentz Wagon.
13. Minnesota Vikings (5-3; 9): A third straight loss prolongs the Vikings’ precipitous slide down these rankings.
14. Detroit Lions (5-4; 22): An overtime touchdown and style points to boot. Also, how crazy is it that Detroit has trailed in the fourth quarter in all nine of its games?
15. Green Bay Packers (4-4; 11): A loss to the Colts at home? Yikes.
16. Baltimore Ravens (4-4; 29): OK, slotting the Ravens in at No. 29 last week was a little harsh. They now lead the AFC North after beating the Steelers.
17. Houston Texans (5-3; 15): Idle.
18. San Diego Chargers (4-5; 18): San Diego’s win over Tennessee was wildly entertaining, but the Bolts have a ways to go to catch the rest of the AFC West.
19. Indianapolis Colts (4-5; 25): The Colts scored the upset of the weekend by knocking off the Packers at Lambeau.
20. Carolina Panthers (3-5; 14): The Panthers barely held on for their third win of the season, beating the Rams 13-10.
21. Miami Dolphins (4-4; 21): Jay Ajayi picked up another 111 yards on the ground, but a 96-yard kick return touchdown by Kenyan Drake was the difference against the Jets.
22. Arizona Cardinals (3-4-1; 16): Idle.
23. Cincinnati Bengals (3-4-1; 17): Idle.
24. New Orleans Saints (4-4; 23): New Orleans won again Sunday, routing the lowly 49ers to improve to .500.
25. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-5; 20): A fourth-quarter comeback came far too late for the Bucs in a blowout loss to the Falcons.
26. Tennessee Titans (4-5; 24): The Titans allowed two second-half defensive touchdowns and more than 200 rushing yards in a loss to the Chargers.
27. Chicago Bears (2-6; 26): Idle.
28. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-6; 27): Another L for the Jags.
29. New York Jets (3-6; 28): The Jets are in full-on disaster mode.
30. Los Angeles Rams (3-5; 30): Anemic doesn’t even begin to describe the Rams’ Case Keenum-led offense.
31. San Francisco 49ers (1-7; 31): Make that seven consecutive losses for the Niners.
32. Cleveland Browns (0-9; 32): The Browns are more than halfway to 0-16.
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