This was a tough week to drum up the power rankings. Really, each week, the top-10 teams can find themselves as high as No. 1 or as low as No. 10.
Then, the next set of teams is also about 12 deep, and that middle pack of NFL teams can look like playoff contenders one week and doormats the next. It's certainly been a wild season through nine weeks, and it's safe to say we don’t know very much with eight weeks remaining on the docket.
Here is the fresh set of rankings, which has a new No. 1 for the fourth consecutive week.
NFL Power Rankings
Last week: No. 2
Wide receiver Antwaan Randle El, a quarterback in college, has completed 21 of 26 passes (80.8 percent) for 320 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions in his NFL career, including Monday night's 39-yard scoring strike to Mike Wallace.
Last week: No. 3
The Jets were a Matthew Stafford injury and a Julian Peterson penalty away from potentially falling toward the bottom of the top 10. But, now they're ranked No. 2, and that’s the NFL in 2010 for you.
Last week: No. 5
Running back Ray Rice had 180 yards from scrimmage Sunday against the Dolphins, and his 97 receiving yards were 13 more than the next two highest receivers on the team.
Last week: No. 8
Always thought the Bills should have retained Perry Fewell as their head coach after last season. After the way Fewell, New York's defensive coordinator, has sparked the Giants' defense this season, he might be commanding someone else's sideline next year.
Last week: No. 6
The Saints didn’t overlook the Panthers a week after their impressive victory against the Steelers, and that’s a good sign that they might be overcoming their Super Bowl hangover.
Last week: No. 1
If the Patriots use Sunday's loss as a lesson in mental preparation, they'll be in good shape. But that loss to an AFC opponent — in a game all playoff teams are supposed to win — could really hurt the Patriots' tiebreaking scenarios in two months.
Last week: No. 7
All eyes in Atlanta will now be on wide receiver Roddy White, who suffered a knee injury Sunday against the Bucs. If it's overly serious, it could completely change the shape of the Falcons' offense.
Last week: No. 9
You've got to be careful about judging a team after it plays the Cowboys. Sunday night was a scrimmage for the Packers, who basically got a bye week.
Last week: No. 12
Somewhere along the way, quarterback Michael Vick learned how to throw a pretty pass. Vick is completing 60.8 percent of his passes this season. His career high came in 2004, when he completed 56.4 percent of his passes.
Last week: No. 4
One of two things will happen the rest of the way in Indy: Either Peyton Manning will win his fifth MVP award, or his crew of castoffs will finally let him down.