ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Week 9 Power Rankings

Updated on November 1, 2011

Week 8 of the NFL gave us some upsets and made it even more difficult to rank teams behind the Packers. The Patriots fell to the Steelers pretty handily, the Saints were man-handled by the winless Rams, and the Ravens were nearly beaten at home by the Cardinals. There doesn't seem to be any teams behind the Packers that can prove they can win on a week to week basis consistently. I was never big on the San Diego Chargers, and they've proved me right the last few weeks, so they drop dramatically on my list. Rivers keeps giving us his best impression of Tony Romo and this team keeps faltering. Let's see where they fall on the list along with the rest of the NFL teams.

These power rankings are up to date through week 8 of the NFL season. The Lions and Bills both move back up after wins this weekend, and the Saints, Ravens, and Patriots fall. The Steelers jump up to number 2 after beating the Patriots and getting off to a 6-2 start. It was a wild weekend of games and a lot of teams juggled around on the list.

NFL Power Rankings Week 9

1
Green Bay Packers
A bye week keeps them safe atop the NFL's elite
2
Pittsburgh Steelers
After beating the Patriots with ease, this team appears to be back on track
3
San Francisco 49ers
Quietly the niners are 6-1 and almost have the division wrapped up midseason.
4
New York Giants
Yes, they struggled with Miami but I saw this coming. The Giants are still the team to beat in the NFC East right now
5
Buffalo Bills
Ryan Fitzpatrick proved his worth and started earning that new contract on Sunday
6
New England Patriots
This defense has too many holes to cover up. If Brady can't score, this team is doomed and will continue to fall on the list
7
Detroit Lions
The Lions are back on the winning track. I'd like to see them drop the thug image and just play football.
8
New Orleans Saints
A big let down getting beat by the Rams. The South is again up for grabs.
9
Baltimore Ravens
This team has looked terrible the last few weeks offensively. Flacco looks like an average QB at best. The defense keeps them this high on the list
10
Cincinnati Bengals
At 5-2 this is the surprise team of the NFL. They have a good shot at the playoffs if the Ravens falter
11
New York Jets
Rex has the boys back on track, but a tough schedule ahead will determine how good they really are
12
Houston Texans
The Texans win two straight division games and are now 3-0 in play. Andre Johnson should be back next week, so they will be even better.
13
Chicago Bears
A bye week keeps the Bears among the top NFC teams
14
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Same with the Bears, the Buccaneers come off a bye week so they don't lose any ground
15
Atlanta Falcons
Another team coming off a bye week they hold at 15
16
Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles looked very impressive against the Cowboys, maybe they figured some things out
17
Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs have won 3 straight and moved up to a tie for first with the Chargers and Raiders
18
Oakland Raiders
We will see next week in Carson Palmer has learned the playbook and can lead this team
19
San Diego Chargers
The Chargers seemed to have reversed their trend and are now losing games mid season after having their best October in years
20
Tennessee Titans
CJ2K is awful after receiving a huge contract. This team is still 4-3 and in the mix, but they need to beat Houston
21
Dallas Cowboys
After an awful showing on Sunday night, the boys are falling back down the list
22
Minnesota Vikings
I knew The Vikings would beat the Panthers Sunday. They are looking revived under Ponder and Peterson is running hard.
23
Carolina Panthers
They have a lot of talent but need to figure out how to win games.
24
Washington Redskins
The Skins are bad. I don't think they should have pulled Grossman after one bad game. Now they are starting from scratch with Beck.
25
Arizona Cardinals
They almost pulled off a huge upset but they faltered in the second half. They don't know how to win games.
26
Jacksonville Jaguars
The Jags have no offense. Gabbert may be a decent QB but he has no weapons around him.
27
Cleveland Browns
Like the Jags, the Browns have no offense. It's hard to watch their dink and dunk offense.
28
Seattle Seahawks
Another team that lacks offense, they are falling way behind the niners in the division.
29
St Louis Rams
A big win over the Saints, they still have a lot of issues, but they pull out of the race for top draft pick
30
Denver Broncos
This team has a lot of issues that go beyond Tebow. They are really bad at all phases of the game.
31
Miami Dolphins
This team has talent, but they still can't find a way to win games. It's just a matter of time before Sparano is gone.
32
Indianapolis Colts
A horrible defense, bad offensive line, and erratic play from the QB gives this team a mixture for disaster. Looks like they will be Lucking out next spring.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)