The Denver Broncos recently fell from the ranks of the unbeatens, leaving just New England, Cincinnati and Carolina as the only undefeated teams. Not surprisingly, these three teams lead our Week 10 NFL power rankings. See where all the other teams rank this week, and check out our Week 9 rankings here.
1. New England Patriots (8-0); beat Washington 27-10, same spot – The Patriots face a less-talented Giants team, but then again, New York has ruined a Pats’ perfect season before.
2. Cincinnati Bengals (8-0); beat Cleveland 31-10, up 1 spot – It makes sense that Andy Dalton worked out with Tom Brady’s quarterback guru in the summer, given the outstanding season he’s having.
3. Carolina Panthers (8-0); beat Green Bay 37-29, up 2 spots – There were still doubters up until this past weekend, when Carolina got a big win over the Packers.
4. Denver Broncos (7-1); lost to Indianapolis 27-24, down 2 spots – This game showed that when the Broncos defense doesn’t carry them, their offense won’t pick up the slack (35 rushing yards).
5. Green Bay Packers (6-2); lost to Carolina 37-29, down 2 spots – After allowing just 16.8 PPG in their first six games, Green Bay has given up 33 PPG in their last two contests.
6. Arizona Cardinals (6-2); bye week, same spot – Arizona’s commitment to the run has moved them from 31st last year, to ninth in 2015. But can they run on Seattle?
8. Minnesota Vikings (6-2); beat St. Louis 21-18, up 1 spot – Winners of four straight, Minnesota will truly be tested with Oakland, Green Bay, Atlanta, Seattle and Arizona coming up.
9. Atlanta Falcons (6-3); lost to San Francisco 17-16, down 1 spot – Atlanta missed big opportunities against Tampa Bay and San Francisco these past two weeks.
10. New York Jets (5-3); beat Jacksonville 28-23, up 1 spot – While the Jets won, they could use a healthy Chris Ivory again (84 yards on last 55 rushes).
11. Pittsburgh Steelers (5-4); beat Oakland 38-35, up 1 spot – There’s potential for Ben Roethlisberger to play this Sunday already after his mid-foot sprain.
12. St. Louis Rams (4-4); lost to Minnesota 21-18, down 2 spots – This marked the third straight game that Nick Foles hasn’t thrown a touchdown.
13. New York Giants (5-4); bye week, up 2 spots – Jason Pierre-Paul’s return should give the Giants a boost heading into their matchup with the Patriots.
15. Philadelphia Eagles (4-4); beat Dallas 33-27, up 2 spots – It took a while, but Philly’s rushing offense is finally clicking, gaining over 150 yards in each of the last four games.
16. New Orleans Saints (4-5); lost to Tennessee 34-28, down 2 spots – Although the Saints are second in the league in yardage, they’re also second-worst in yardage allowed.
17. Buffalo Bills (4-4); beat Miami 33-17, up 2 spots – There’s lot of drama heading into the Bills’ matchup with the Jets, as Rex Ryan faces his old team.
18. Indianapolis Colts (4-5); beat Denver 27-24, up 2 spots – A huge, but costly win for the Colts, who will miss Andrew Luck for at least a month (lacerated kidney).
19. Kansas City Chiefs (3-5); bye week, down 1 spot – KC will try to go for their third straight win; however, Peyton Manning (14-1 against the Chiefs) stands in their way.
20. Miami Dolphins (3-5); lost to Buffalo 33-17, down 4 spots – Maybe it wasn’t just Joe Philbin. Miami has lost their past two games by a combined score of 69-24.
21. Houston Texans (3-5); bye week, same spot – Houston can keep pace with the Colts in the AFC South by winning; unfortunately, they must beat Cincinnati to do it.
23. Washington Redskins (3-5); lost to New England 29-10, down 1 spot – Washington is 0-5 when they commit multiple turnovers in a game.
24. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-5); lost to NY Giants 32-18, down 1 spot – While Tampa Bay lost, they have to be happy with Jameis Winston, who hasn’t thrown an INT in the past four games.
25. Dallas Cowboys (2-6); lost to Philadelphia 33-27, down 1 spot – This is the Cowboys’ first six-game losing streak since 1989, when Troy Aikman was a rookie.
26. San Francisco (3-6); beat Atlanta 17-16, up 3 spots – This was just Blaine Gabbert’s first win since Week 3 of the 2012 season.
27. Baltimore Ravens (2-6); bye week, down 2 spots – Despite the dismal record, Baltimore can celebrate that they’ve only been outscored by 24 points this season.
28. San Diego Chargers (2-7); lost to Chicago 22-19, down 2 spots – The Chargers’ five-game losing streak has been excruciating, with all five losses coming by 8 points or less.
29. Cleveland Browns (2-7); lost to Cincinnati 31-10, down 1 spot – This is definitely not the same Browns team that teased fans with a near-.500 record last season.
30. Detroit Lions (1-7); bye week, same spot – Prospects don’t look good for Detroit in Green Bay, given that they’ve lost 23 straight games at Lambeau.
31. Tennessee Titans (2-6); beat New Orleans 32-28, up 1 spot – Marcus Mariota is just the second rookie QB since the 1970 merger to thrown for 4 TD passes in multiple games.
32. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-6); lost to NY Jets 28-23, down 1 spot – While Blake Bortles, Allen Hurns and Allen Robinson are becoming offensive stars, it hasn’t translated into many wins.