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NFL Power Rankings - Week 10

Posted on: November 9, 2010 9:58 am
Edited on: November 9, 2010 9:58 am
 
As each week in the NFL passes the season grows stranger and stranger.  This week we have a new number one team but a familiar one.  Our number one team last week lost to the Cleveland Browns convincingly and although you won't see the Browns in our top 5 or our honorable mentions, I am not sure if they are not the best team in the NFL today.  We have one new addition into our top 5 this week and it is from the NFC. Here we go...

1.  Baltimore Ravens (6-2) - The Ravens take over our number one spot this week after dismantling the best road team in the NFL, the Dolphins, at home this past Sunday.  Their defense played Ravens type football and their offense played well enough to win.  They have a short week this week as they will travel to Hotlanta to face the Falcons on Thursday night in the first of two matchups this week facing 2 of our top 5 teams.  This game will go a long way to showing us if the Ravens deserve to stay as our number one team.

2.  Pittsburgh Steelers (6-2) - The Steelers beat Cincinnati on Monday night and took revenge against the team they lost to twice last season, although they tried to give this game away at the end.  If it wasn't for the early season loss to the Ravens they would be our number one team.  They have a chance to reclaim the spot next week as they will welcome the Patriots into Heinz field on Sunday night in a huge conference battle and what some may think maybe an AFC conference final preview.  This will be the game of the week with the loser perhaps falling out of our top 5.

3.  New England Patriots (6-2) - The Patriots are coming off their worst loss of the season as they got man handled in Cleveland against the Browns.  Perhaps they were looking ahead to their matchup this week against the Steelers, either way they need to sure up their defense if they want to compete with Pittsburgh on Sunday night.  Tom Brady has proven time and time again that the Patriots can win with less than "star quality" names on offense but the Patriots have never won without a stingy defense.  If they can find a way to play better on the defensive side of the ball they have a chance to stamp their name permanently in our top 5.

4.  New York Giants (6-2) - The New York Giants continue to impress on the defensive side of the ball as they held the Seattle Seahawks to 7 points on Sunday.  This game was over before half as the Giants ran out to a 28-0 lead in the second quarter.  This week they invite the spiraling Dallas Cowboys into northern New Jersey in a divisional showdown that should be more one-sided than Cowboys fans would like to see.  As long as they aren't looking ahead to their week 11 showdown with the Eagles, the Giants should walk away with another easy victory.

5.  Atlanta Falcons (6-2) - The Falcons proved on Sunday that they belong in the top 5 of our power rankings by beating a surprisingly good Tampa Bay Buccaneers team at home.  This team is by far the quietest 6-2 team in the NFL and should be a team to watch out for come January.  They can prove that they belong as the will have a chance to take down our number one team on Thursday night when they face the Ravens at home.  If they can stick to their game plan of running the ball with Michael Turner down opposing teams throats they must just pull off the upset.

Honorable Mentions:  New York Jets, Indianapolis Colts, New Orleans Saints, Green Bay Packers, Philadelphia Eagles

There is the top 5 teams in the NFL after week 9. Thoughts or opinions?  Feel free to leave a comment!  Also don't forget to visit my site, www.moleandmeares.com , to watch our weekly picks video and submit your week 10 NFL picks for a chance to win a weekly prize.

Meares

Comments

Since: Dec 27, 2006
Posted on: November 9, 2010 11:50 pm
 

NFL Power Rankings - Week 10

Pats suffer an overwhelming beatdown and they're still in the top 3? They should be out of the top 10 after that performance...



Since: Sep 11, 2010
Posted on: November 9, 2010 9:38 pm
 

NFL Power Rankings - Week 10

    Power ranking? How can you say who's best in a league were week to week games can go either way. Pittsburgh has a good team, not a great team, the Jets? With that offense? The Patriots, I love the fact that they have been winning because I believe that in the NFL 'fearless' coaching and good quarterback play makes the difference, how ever, it is only a matter of time before the lack of talent will catch up to you. Atlanta just does not have that WOW factor, on top of 'have you looked at their wins', the tougher second half for them may be a little different starting this week with the Ravens. The New York Giants, OK so you beat Dallas, Houston, Caroline, Seattle, Detroit and Chicago, WHO HASN'T? Understand this it does not matter what your record, who you beat, how many points you score, get to the playoffs, power yourself to that point, and at that time 'POWER TEAMS' will make your power rankings.  We as fans get so caught up in stats and week to week teams, we don't look at what it all mean.




Since: Jul 18, 2007
Posted on: November 9, 2010 9:05 pm
 

NFL Power Rankings - Week 10

Yep, New England is a real powerhouse I am sure teams tremble when they see that what...20th ranked offense and 30th ranked defense.  All those weapons Brady has and the running game...wow the number three team ehh? 



Since: Nov 9, 2010
Posted on: November 9, 2010 5:21 pm
 

NFL Power Rankings - Week 10

Finally, a week where Steelers are not ranked number 1. They won against Cincinatti, so what? Remember, Ravens beat Pittsburgh. They are the team to beat right now. But I woundn't exclude the Jets just yet. Just because they had 2 recent bad games doesn't mean they can't make it to the AFC championchip.

Overall, good power ranking. Alot better than that website bleacherreport, anyways.



Since: Dec 6, 2007
Posted on: November 9, 2010 3:28 pm
 

NFL Power Rankings - Week 10

I understand your opinion but the Browns have beaten two very good teams in the last two weeks, better than any teams that the Giants have beat this year, give me one opponent the Giants have beaten that are better than the Saints and the Patriots?  The competition is what is making the Giants look good.



Since: Jan 14, 2008
Posted on: November 9, 2010 3:09 pm
 

NFL Power Rankings - Week 10

Just like every other Philly fan i've ever met.  You guys hate New York more than you like your own team.  Are you nuts putting New England ahead of the Giants?  Especially after the Giants won thier last 2 games without contest while putting up 82 points combined, while the Pats lost to the Browns.  THE BROWNS!!!!
Baltimore has been so impressive, what with their loss to New England and their overtime thriller with the winless Buffalo.

Pittsburgh I could see being ahead of the Giants.  Although I wouldn't agree with it seeing how they were a dropped pass by Jordan Shipley away from losing 2 in a row.



Since: Dec 9, 2006
Posted on: November 9, 2010 2:53 pm
 

NFL Power Rankings - Week 10

PIT easily beats NE...they have nothing that scares anyone. Moss gone is mammoth to overcome, Welker is average without him. TE's unless his name is Gates are nothing to run and hide over. BJGE and Branch...bla. Lots of bla on that team.

NE has no true identity anymore. It's over!!!! The slide commences starting last week...

I was dreading this game moons ago..today, not so much at all.
7-2 PIT Steelers.




Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: November 9, 2010 1:11 pm
 

NFL Power Rankings - Week 10

Looks good to me, only thing this year is different for me is I dont see a dominant team. I dont see one team out there as a SB favorite. I see about 6-7 good teams that all have a even chance to win the SB. All of the top 5 have an ugly loss or two. Your honorable mentions aree legit shots as well. I dont see any of the top 5 any more dominant than the honorable mentions. All of these teams have been night and day this season at one point or another.


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