NFL Power Rankings: Week 9

NFL Power Rankings: Week 9
October 29, 2013, 1:15 pm
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Week 8 has come and gone. Here are our NFL power rankings heading into Week 9 of the season.

Rank Team Record  


LW: 1


The Chiefs have allowed 17 points or fewer in every game this season. Since 1970, only three other teams have done the same to start their year.


LW: 3


Speaking of scoring points, the Broncos are doing it at a record pace. Maybe a bye week isn’t a good thing for an offensive that is obviously clicking.


LW: 2


When you almost lose to a team quarterbacked by Kellen Clemens, you deserve a drop in the rankings.


LW: 4


This team is one Tom Brady drive from being undefeated. The Saints have scored 104 points in their last three home games.


LW: 5


They’ve won five straight and are rolling teams in victory. (Average margin of victory: 22 points.)


LW: 6


They started slow, but finished with a flurry against Miami at home.


LW: 7


No Cobb, Finley or Jones and Aaron Rodgers still shreds the Vikings defense for nearly 300 yards in a blowout win.


LW: 9


Andy Dalton is playing the best football of his career. It looks like the division is the Bengals' to lose.


LW: 8


The Colts can go up three games in the AFC South with a win at Houston and a Titans loss.


LW: 11


Anyone still question if Megatron is better than Dez Bryant?


LW: 12


Let’s see what Marc Trestman has dialed up for Josh McCown during the bye week.


LW: 10


If Jerry Jones knew what was right for the Cowboys, he’d say something about Dez Bryant’s sideline tirade. Instead, not a peep from the team's owner.


LW: 14


Chargers are on the road for three of their next four following their bye week.


LW: 13


The Ravens can climb back into the division race if they win their next two (@CLE, vs CIN).


LW: 17


Is it time to believe Cam Newton has taken the next step as a QB?


LW: 19


The Titans had an extra week to rest Jake Locker (hip) over the bye and have a winnable game against St. Louis this weekend.


LW: 22


While Bruce Arians was brought in to restructure the Cardinals' offense, it’s the defense that’s making a difference in the desert.


LW: 16


Rex Ryan has alternated wins and losses all season. If the pattern holds true, the Jets will take down the Saints in the Meadowlands Sunday.


LW: 15


The team has lost four straight and now faces a red-hot Bengals team on a short week. Things aren’t looking good for the Dolphins.


LW: 27


Terelle Pryor ran for more yards on one play (93) than he threw for in the entire game (88) against Pittsburgh.


LW: 24

 (3-5) They almost pulled out a win against unbeaten Kansas City on the road. Now they face the defending Super Bowl Champions.


LW: 29


Sad fact of the day: The Giants are two games out of the NFC lead after winning their second-straight game.


LW: 18


Things are unraveling very quickly for Chip Kelly in Philadelphia after 10 points in the Eagles' last two games.


LW: 28

 (2-5) The Case Keenum Era continues this weekend when he kid makes his first pro start at Reliant against the Colts.


LW: 26


Zac Stacy’s ankle injury prevented the Rams from shocking the Seahawks in the final moments Monday night.


LW: 21

 (3-5) The Bills' defense looked helpless after being torched for five touchdowns by Drew Brees.


LW: 23

 (2-5) Same old story in Washington: Injury concerns surround RG3 and the defense can’t stop anybody.


LW: 20


If not for a flurry of points late, the Steelers' offensive woes continued in a loss to Oakland.


LW: 25


After being smacked around by the Cardinals, it’s clear the Falcons are packing it in this season.


LW: 30


Their uniforms are purple. That’s about all I can say about the Vikings these days.


LW: 32

 (0-8) You heard it hear first – the Jaguars would beat the Bucs on a neutral field right now.


LW: 31


Greg Schiano should’ve been fired a long time ago. It’s depressing to watch this team play.