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
DeAndre Hopkins - WR
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Arian Foster - RB
Arian Foster (groin) is probable for Monday night's game against the Steelers. Foster was limited on Thursday, but practiced in full the last two days. He should have another heavy workload against a Steelers defense that's allowing 4.4 yards per carry...
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Andre Johnson - WR
Andre Johnson (ankle) was upgraded to full in Saturday's practice and is listed as probable for... Johnson is good to go for Monday night's matchup with the Steelers. He's Rotoworld's No. 15 receiver this week.
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Jadeveon Clowney - LB
Texans OLB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) is listed as questionable for Monday night's game against... Clowney got in two limited practices this week, but said he still "can't run laterally." He could be held out in an attempt to get fully healthy for Week 8. If...
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Jadeveon Clowney - LB
Texans OLB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) returned to practice Friday. It was Clowney's first practice since undergoing knee surgery in Week 1. He's expected to be a game-time decision for Monday night. Clowney will likely be on a limited snap...
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Arian Foster - RB
Arian Foster (groin) was upgraded to full in Friday's practice. Foster suffered a groin injury in last Thursday's loss to the Colts, but his Week 7 status isn't in doubt. He should be fine for Monday night against the Steelers.
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Andre Johnson - WR
Andre Johnson (ankle) remained limited in Friday's practice. The Texans are limiting Johnson's practice reps, but he's expected to play on Monday night. Johnson is Rotoworld's No. 15 receiver this week.
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DeAndre Hopkins - WR
DeAndre Hopkins is listed on the Week 7 injury report with a hand issue, but is practicing in... Hopkins must have tweaked something in last week's loss to the Colts. It won't affect his WR3 status for Week 7.
Oct 16 4:22PM Read More
Andre Johnson - WR
Andre Johnson (ankle) was limited in Thursday's practice. The Texans have made a habit of limiting Johnson's practice reps, but he hasn't been limited in games. He'll be a WR2 for Monday's game against the Steelers.
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Arian Foster - RB
Arian Foster was limited in Thursday's practice with a groin injury. It's a new ailment for Foster, but it doesn't appear to be anything that's going to cast doubt on his status for Monday night's game against the Steelers. It's never wise to...
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Jadeveon Clowney - LB
Texans OLB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) will be a game-time decision for Monday's tilt with the... "It's getting closer to game time and we'll know better as we move closer to game time," coach Bill O'Brien said Thursday. "If he were to play against...
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Jadeveon Clowney - LB
Coach Bill O'Brien said OLB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) has a 50-50 chance of returning to the... The Texans and Steelers play on Monday night. Clowney has been sidelined since going down with a torn meniscus in the season opener. J.J. Watt is single-handedly carrying...
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Jadeveon Clowney - LB
Texans OLB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) is targeting Week 7 against the Steelers to return. Clowney is recovering from surgery to repair a torn meniscus. The first overall pick in May's draft would add a needed edge presence with J.J. Watt wreaking havoc up front....
Oct 10 2:32PM Read More
Alfred Blue - RB
Alfred Blue rushed three times for 22 yards in Houston's Week 6 loss to the Colts. Blue was only called on when all-world workhorse Arian Foster needed a breather. Blue is a pure handcuff. He has no standalone value.
Oct 9 11:49PM Read More
Garrett Graham - TE
Garrett Graham was held without a catch on one target in Houston's Week 6 loss to the Colts. It almost appears as if Graham is being phased out of the Texans' offense, as he's now been targeted just twice over his past two games. Graham is emphatically off the radar...
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