NFL Power Rankings: Week 10

NFL Power Rankings: Week 10
November 6, 2013, 10:00 am
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Week 9 has come and gone. Here are our NFL power rankings heading into Week 10 of the season.

Rank Team Record  

1.

LW: 1

 (9-0)

The Chiefs defense is officially historic. Allowing 17 points or fewer in nine straight games is an NFL record.

2.

LW: 2

 (7-1)

Prayers to John Fox for a speedy recovery from heart surgery.

3.

LW: 6

 (7-2)

Tom Brady just embarrassed the Steelers' defense. Shane Vereen returns after the bye week, adding another weapon to the offensive arsenal.

4.

LW: 3

 (8-1)

Sleeping in Seattle? The Seahawks spotted lowly Tampa 21 points before rallying in overtime.

5.

LW: 5

 (6-2)

This team is getting healthy at the right time. When Michael Crabtree and Mario Manningham return, it could be the most complete team in the NFL.

6.

LW: 4

 (6-2)

Down Darren Sproles and Marques Colston, the Saints couldn’t get enough offense against a stingy Jets defense in the Meadowlands.

7.

LW: 9

 (6-2)

It took a half, but Andrew Luck found a suitable replacement for Reggie Wayne in T.Y. Hilton (3 TD catches in a comeback win in Houston).

8.

LW: 8

 (6-3)

Just when you thing the Bengals are ready to make a jump in the NFL’s elite, they fall on their face. Geno Atkins (torn ACL) is a tremendous loss for the defense.

9.

LW: 15

 (5-3)

The Panthers have the best defense no one knows about, and the offense has scored 30 points or more in every game during the past four weeks – all wins.

10.

LW: 11

 (5-3)

Josh McCown looked right at home running the Bears offense. Jay Cutler (groin) can take his time returning from injury.

11.

LW: 12

 (5-3)

Huge matchup for the Lions after their bye week. They travel to Soldier field with the NFC North lead on the line.

12.

LW: 7

 (5-3)

Aaron Rodgers' greatness will be revealed when he sits out the next few weeks recovering from a broken collarbone.

13.

LW: 12

 (5-4)

Yes, Tony Romo lead a game-winning drive. But, to struggle with a 1-6 Vikings team is concerning.

14.

LW: 16

 (4-4)

Chris Johnson has a habit of waking up during the second half of the season. Sunday against St. Louis (130 yards, 2 td) continued his trend.

15.

LW: 18

 (5-4)

The Jets have alternated wins and losses all season long, but that will change this week, because the team is on bye.

16.

LW: 13

 (4-4)

The Chargers' curious play calling on 1st-and-goal late against Washington cost them a TD, and ultimately, the game.

17.

LW: 21

 (4-5)

The Browns' having four wins this season is a testament to how good their defense has become. Joe Haden is the best overall CB in the game.

18.

LW: 23

 (4-5)

What more can Nick Foles do to cement himself as the Eagles full-time starter?

19.

LW: 14

 (3-5)

If the panic button hasn’t been hit yet in Baltimore, it should be.

20.

LW: 17

 (4-4)

Attention Texans fans: RB Andre Ellington is very good. If you haven’t heard of him yet, you will by the end of the game this coming Sunday.

21.

LW: 19

 (4-4) This team is a circus right now. It’s hard to imagine the Dolphins performing well in the coming weeks.

22.

LW: 27

 (3-5)

The Redskins' balanced offensive attack is starting to pay dividends.

23.

LW: 26

 (3-6)

Give credit to the Bills for hanging around against the Chiefs, but in the end, Jeff Tuel is Jeff Tuel.

24.

LW: 20

 (3-5) The Raiders were embarrassed at home against the Eagles. How they rebound against the Giants will be a test of the team’s maturity.

25.

LW: 25

 (3-6)

Zac Stacy has been a rock for the Rams since Sam Bradford went down, but their inability to throw the ball cost them the game against Tennessee.

26.

LW: 22

 (2-6) They’re three games out of the NFC “Least” lead with winnable games at home (Oak, Rodgers-less GB). Just saying.

27.

LW: 24

 (2-6) Case Keenum and the offense racked up 483 yards of offense against the Colts, but couldn’t put any points on the board in the second half. Prayers to Gary Kubiak. Get well soon.

28.

LW: 28

 (2-6)

Surrendered 55 points to the Patriots is the worst performance in Steelers history. Yuck.

29.

LW: 29

 (2-6)

The Falcons haven’t shown any signs of fight this season. They’re the disappointment of the NFL.

30.

LW: 30

 (1-7)

Pick a QB, any QB.

31.

LW: 32

 (0-8) The highlight of the Bucs season will be going up 21-0 on the Seahawks. Too bad they eventually lost the game.

32.

LW: 31

 (0-8)

Justin Blackmon’s struggle with substance abuse is disheartening.

Texans - Team News
Alfred Blue - RB
Alfred Blue (ankle) remained limited in Thursday's practice. Arian Foster's caddie is in no danger of missing Week 9.
Oct 30 3:41PM Read More
Andre Johnson - WR
Andre Johnson (ankle) returned to Texans practice Thursday, getting in a limited session. Johnson was never in any danger of missing Sunday's game against the Eagles. With six teams on bye for Week 9, Johnson is a WR1.
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Arian Foster - RB
Arian Foster (knee) returned to Texans practice Thursday, getting in a limited session. The Texans are just managing their superstar back's reps. With DeMarco Murray facing the Cardinals' elite run defense, there's a case to be made for Foster as Week 9's No. 1...
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Alfred Blue - RB
Alfred Blue (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice. Blue got first-team reps with Arian Foster (knee) not practicing. The Texans also held out Andre Johnson (ankle) on Wednesday.
Oct 29 5:15PM Read More
Andre Johnson - WR
Andre Johnson (ankle) did not practice Wednesday. The Texans are limiting Johnson's reps for rest purposes. He didn't suffer any setbacks last week and should be fine for Sunday's game against the Eagles.
Oct 29 3:43PM Read More
Arian Foster - RB
Arian Foster (knee) did not practice Wednesday. It's a new injury for Foster. Coming off his three-touchdown performance, it's possible the Texans are getting him some rest. Foster will be a top-three running back in Week...
Oct 29 3:18PM Read More
Zac Diles - LB
Texans signed LB Zac Diles. CB Elbert Mack was waived in a corresponding roster move. Diles' addition is a sign the Texans aren't expecting Brian Cushing (knee) back for Week 9.
Oct 28 4:04PM Read More
Garrett Graham - TE
Garrett Graham was held without a catch in the Texans' Week 8 win over Tennessee. Graham was targeted just one time on the day, a seam shot from Ryan Fitzpatrick that predictably fell incomplete. Graham has been a very minor part of the offense, making...
Oct 26 4:53PM Read More
Andre Johnson - WR
Andre Johnson caught seven passes for 55 yards in the Texans' Week 8 win over the Titans. Johnson saw a team-high dozen targets. He was followed by Titans top CB Jason McCourty for much of the afternoon, leaving DeAndre Hopkins to work on sophomore Blidi...
Oct 26 4:44PM Read More
DeAndre Hopkins - WR
DeAndre Hopkins caught five passes for 95 yards in the Texans' Week 8 win over the Titans. Hopkins was targeted 11 times compared to 12 for Andre Johnson. Hopkins picked up chunk yards on all of his grabs, and was stopped at the five-yard line on one grab where...
Oct 26 4:24PM Read More
Alfred Blue - RB
Alfred Blue rushed for 42 yards on 14 carries in the Texans' Week 8 win over the Titans. Blue added a 22-yard catch. With the Texans clobbering the Titans late and Arian Foster having already piled up 173 yards and three touchdowns, Blue got plenty of run late...
Oct 26 4:11PM Read More
Ryan Fitzpatrick - QB
Ryan Fitzpatrick completed just 19-of-35 passes for 227 yards, one touchdown, and zero... Fitzpatrick was pretty bad for most of the day, begging to be picked off, but the Texans rode Arian Foster's legs to victory. Fitzpatrick's lone touchdown went to Foster on...
Oct 26 3:45PM Read More
Arian Foster - RB
Arian Foster rushed for 151 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries in the Texans' 30-16, Week 8... Foster managed just 36 yards on his first 10 carries, but broke a 34-yard touchdown and had no trouble finding holes in the Tennessee defense from there on. Foster caught a...
Oct 26 3:21PM Read More
Jadeveon Clowney - LB
Jadeveon Clowney (knee) is active for Week 8 against the Titans. Clowney will play on a "pitch count," likely in pass-rushing and third-down situations. Good luck with Clowney and J.J. Watt, Zach Mettenberger. Inactive for the...
Oct 26 10:34AM Read More
Jadeveon Clowney - LB
Texans OLB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) is likely to play against the Titans, but will be on a... "I thought what he did what he had to do this week," coach Bill O’Brien said. "I think he’s got a good shot to play on Sunday." Clowney has been...
Oct 25 9:13AM Read More

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