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Cutler and the Bears climb into our Top 10. National Football Post

Print This November 08, 2011, 03:00 PM EST

Every week, the national Football post brings you our NFL Power Rankings: a breakdown of how we stack up the league.

Week 10 (previous rankings in parenthesis)

1. (1) Green Bay Packers (8-0): The Packers win a shoot out in San Diego and Aaron Rodgers continues to carve up secondaries.

Eli ManningICONManning led another 4th quarter comeback in the Giants win over the Patriots.

2. (5) New York Giants (6-2): Time to give Eli the hype he deserves after another fourth quarter comeback for the first place Giants.

3. (4) San Francisco 49ers (7-1): Business as usual for the Niners as they add another win—and continue to pull away from the rest of the NFC West.

4. (10) Baltimore Ravens (6-2):  Joe Flacco went 92-yards for the win against the Steelers defense—impressive.

5. (6) Detroit Lions (6-2): The Lions come off the bye and travel to Chicago for a crucial NFC North matchup.

6. (2) Pittsburgh Steelers (6-3): Should we question the Steelers decision to play man coverage vs. the speed of Torrey Smith on the game winning TD?

7. (9) New Orleans Saints (6-3): Hard to figure out the Saints, but when they play in the dome, they are a different football team.

8. (11) New York Jets (5-3): The Jets physically whipped the Bills in the 27-11 win in Orchard Park.

9. (12) Chicago Bears (5-3): With the win over Philly, the Bears are back in the playoff discussion.

10. (3) New England Patriots (5-3): Some concern in New England? There should be when your defense is ranked 32nd in the NFL.

11. (13) Atlanta Falcons (5-3): Maybe the Falcons didn’t give away too much to get Julio Jones in the draft.

Andy Dalton ICONAndy Dalton and the Bengals have won five straight.

12. (14) Cincinnati Bengals (6-2): The Bengals look pretty smart right now after drafting Andy Dalton and trading away Carson Palmer.

13. (7) Buffalo Bills (5-3): Chan Gailey’s offense didn’t have an answer for the Jets on Sunday.

14. (15) Houston Texans (6-3): After eight games, Wade Phillips is in control on the NFL’s No.1 ranked defense.

15. (8) Philadelphia Eagles (3-5): Add the Eagles secondary to the list of disappointments in Philly.

16. (20) Dallas Cowboys (4-4): The Cowboys are hanging around at 4-4, but will this team compete for a playoff spot?

17. (17) San Diego Chargers (4-4): Norv Turner's club is taking steps backwards.

18. (18) Oakland Raiders (4-4): Wasn’t Carson Palmer supposed to be an upgrade in Oakland?

19. (19) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-4): This Bucs’ offense has to come up with a game plan for third downs after going 2 of 12 in the loss to the Saints.

20. (16) Kansas City Chiefs (4-4): The Chiefs were embarrassed by the winless Dolphins—at home.

21. (21) Tennessee Titans (4-4): Chris Johnson finally started to show up on Sunday, but the Titans couldn’t hang with the Bengals in the 4th quarter.

22. (22) Minnesota Vikings (2-6): Christian Ponder and the Vikings get another shot at the Champs on Monday night at Lambeau.

23. (23) Carolina Panthers (2-6): Newton and the Panthers have played competitive football, but can they pick up some wins the second half of the season?

24. (27) Denver Broncos (3-5): Tebow earns another start and the Broncos are back in the AFC West mix.

25. (25) Jacksonville Jaguars (2-6): If the Jags want to start winning games, the play of rookie Blaine Gabbert has to improve—quickly.

Mike ShanahanICONThe Redskins still don't have an answer at the QB position under Mike Shanahan.

26. (24) Washington Redskins (3-5): When you don’t have a QB in this league, you don’t have a chance.

27. (31) Miami Dolphins (1-7): Why did it take this long for the Dolphins to play a complete game?

28. (30) Arizona Cardinals (2-6): Patrick Peterson is a star on special teams, but that game vs. the Rams was hard to watch.

29. (26) Cleveland Browns (3-5): How did the Browns get three wins?

30. (27) Seattle Seahawks (2-6): Time to start watching tape of USC QB Matt Barkley, Oklahoma’s Landry Jones, etc.

31. (29) St. Louis Rams (1-7): That’s how the Rams followed up the Week 8 win over the Saints?

32. (32) Indianapolis Colts (0-9): Everyone wants the Colts on the schedule this season.

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