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Same old Bengals? Hardly. While Cincinnati drops in this week's Power Rankings after a tough loss at Arizona, the fight that Andy Dalton and the rest of the Bengals put up in that failed comeback was impressive.
A lot of teams are counting heavily on backup QBs and history says that's not a good thing. The Patriots' QB is fine, but how will they replace Julian Edelman?
The Seahawks are 4-5 and coming off a loss at home to the Cardinals, but they're still a top-five team in these Power Rankings. How? Just look at the teams below Seattle.
Week 10 in the NFL always feels like the turn for home in the NFL season as we finally reach double-digit weeks in the season. Here are six things to keep an eye on this weekend.
Week 10 in the NFL shows the separation at the top of the Power Rankings with undefeated New England, Cincinnati and Carolina pulling away from the league.
Too soon to talk playoffs? Not when you consider what's on the line for the Raiders, Steelers, Vikings and Rams. The Broncos may have provided a blueprint to beat the Packers, but no team has that personnel. And will the catch rule controversy go away? Not anytime soon.
It seems like the rich get richer in 2015. Risers this week include the Rams, Raiders and Vikings all getting into the top 12. Fallers are the Lions, Jets and Falcons.
Week 8 should be renamed Validation Week. If the Bengals can knock off the Steelers with Big Ben, consider them validated. Same goes for the Vikings, if they can handle the Cutler-led Bears.
Week 8 in the NFL should shake up the top of the Power Rankings with the unbeaten Packers heading to Denver to face the 6-0 Broncos.
Injuries to tackles, especially left tackles, are way up, but most won't notice until QBs start dropping. Also, teams from Pennsylvania -- Steelers and Eagles -- and 300-yard passers are on the rise.

Pat Kirwan has been around the league since 1972, serving in a variety of roles. He was a scout for the Cardinals and Buccaneers, a coach for the Jets as well as the team's Director of Player Administration where he negotiated contracts and managed the team's salary cap. He is the author of Take Your Eye Off the Ball: How to Watch Football by Knowing Where to Look, and the host of Sirius NFL Radio's Moving the Chains.
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