by National Football Post
November 09, 02010
Every week, the National Football Post brings you our power rankings: a breakdown of how we stack up the league.
Week 10 Rankings (previous rankings in parenthesis)
1. (3) New York Giants: 6-2
The Giants 41-7 win in Seattle stands out—because this team is playing the best football in the NFL.
ICONHarrison and the Steelers moved to 6-2 with the win over the Bengals.
2. (2) Pittsburgh Steelers: 6-2
We shouldn’t be surprised that James Harrison and the Steelers defense made a play to close out the Bengals with the game on the line.
3. (3) Baltimore Ravens: 6-2
Ed Reed now has three interceptions on the season—in just two games.
4. (6) New York Jets: 6-2
Santonio Holmes saved the Jets in Detroit with his catch and run in overtime.
5. (1) New England Patriots: 6-2
We don’t usually see the Patriots get physically pushed around like they did on the road in Cleveland.
6. (7) New Orleans Saints: 6-3
The Saints still have issues on offense, but that defense can carry them on a mid-season run.
7. (8) Green Bay Packers: 6-3
After battling through injuries, the Packers now look like the favorite to win the NFC North.
8. (10) Atlanta Falcons: 6-2
The Falcons are quietly playing good football in the NFC South—and have the 6-2 record to show for it.
9. (14) Philadelphia Eagles: 5-3
Andy Reid moved to 12-0 coming off of the bye week, and Michael Vick might be playing the best football of his career.
10. (5) Indianapolis Colts: 5-3
We can’t count out the Colts with Manning under center, but the injuries are starting to catch up with Indy.
11. (11) Tennessee Titans: 5-3
We think Randy Moss is an upgrade for the Titans—if Jeff Fisher can get him to play hard.
ICONCampbell and the Raiders have won three straight.
12. (15) Oakland Raiders: 5-4
Tom Cable is going to receive some votes for Coach of the Year if his Raiders keep winning football games.
13. (17) San Diego Chargers: 4-5
Too early to call Philip Rivers the favorite to win the MVP award? Not if the Chargers keep winning.
14. (11) Miami Dolphins: 4-4
Chad Henne needs to protect the ball if the Dolphins want to stay relevant in the AFC East.
15. (12) Kansas City Chiefs: 5-3
Going three-and-out to start the OT period in Oakland buried the Chiefs.
16. (18) Chicago Bears: 5-3
Lovie Smith’s defense made plays to close out the Bills, but the schedule isn’t pretty for the Bears in the second half of the season.
17. (16) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 5-3
Tough loss at Atlanta, but we think the Bucs and Josh Freeman will be around all season in the NFC South.
18. (13) Houston Texans: 4-4
The Texans have dropped two straight and we have to start questioning the play of their defense.
19. (23) Minnesota Vikings: 3-5
Brett Favre’s comeback win against the Cards quieted the drama in Minnesota for one week—but does it last?
20. (27) Cleveland Browns: 3-5
The last two wins for Eric Mangini’s club: New Orleans and New England.
21. (19) Washington Redskins: 4-4
It wouldn’t be right unless the ‘Skins had some controversy to deal with during the middle of the season.
22. (20) Jacksonville Jaguars: 4-4
Can David Garrard continue to produce in the second half of the season for the Jags?
23. (21) St. Louis Rams: 4-4
The NFC West is wide open for the Rams and rookie QB Sam Bradford.
24. (24) Detroit Lions: 2-6
The Lions lost the lead—and their quarterback—at home to the Jets.
ICONWhat's going on up in Seattle, Pete?
25. (22) Seattle Seahawks: 4-4
The Seahawks have lost their last two games by a combined 74-10 score.
26. (25) Arizona Cardinals: 4-4
Playoff teams close out opponents in the 4th quarter—which Arizona couldn’t do against the Vikings.
27. (26) Cincinnati Bengals: 2-6
Terrell Owens played like a Pro Bowler on Monday night—but the end result was the same for the Bengals.
28. (29) San Francisco 49ers: 2-6
Let’s see how long Troy Smith holds onto that No.1 job out in San Fran.
29. (28) Dallas Cowboys: 1-7
Firing Wade Phillips is one way to hide the embarrassment of the Cowboys 2010 season.
30. (30) Denver Broncos: 2-6
Josh McDaniels could be coaching for his job in the second half of the season.
31. (31) Carolina Panthers: 1-7
Time to start the offseason draft prep out in Carolina.
32. (32) Buffalo Bills: 0-8
Another blown opportunity for this Bills team in the fourth quarter—and another loss.
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