Taking it to the House’s NFL Week 9 Power Rankings

After topping the San Diego Chargers on Sunday, the Green Bay Packers continue to rank atop Taking It To The House‘s Power Rankings.

  1. Green Bay Packers (8-0) – The defense gave up 460 total yards and 38 points on Sunday.  They still won the game.  Remember Packers fans the same thing that makes you laugh, also makes you cry.  Week 10: 11/14 vs. Minnesota
  2. San Francisco 49ers (7-1) – Another Sunday, another win on the East Coast.  People forget if they didn’t give up a 14-point fourth quarter lead against the Cowboys in Week 2, the Packers wouldn’t be the only undefeated team.  Week 10: 11/13 vs. NY Giants
  3. Baltimore Ravens (6-2) – Good looking win against archrival Pittsburgh on Sunday night, however, they are still tied for the division lead with Cincinnati.  Could be a trap game on Sunday.  Week 10: 11/13 @ Seattle
  4. New York Giants (6-2) – Eli Manning has vaulted himself into the MVP conversation.  Great drive he orchestrated on Sunday in Foxboro.  No time to celebrate as another tough game awaits the Giants this Sunday.  Week 10: 11/13 @ San Francisco               
  5. Pittsburgh Steelers (6-3) – The Steelers are glad they won’t see the Ravens for a while.  Week 10: 11/13 @ Cincinnati
  6. Detroit Lions (6-2) – The Lions will face their first big test on Sunday.  Let’s see how they respond to the pressure, especially with an extra week to prepare.  Week 10: 11/13 @ Chicago
  7. New York Jets (5-3) – The Jets made a statement loud and clear Sunday.  Rex Ryan’s defense played good and they finally won a road game.  Big win for the Jets as they chase that elusive AFC East crown.  Sunday is the biggest regular season game of Ryan’s coaching career.  Week 10: 11/13 vs. New England
  8. Cincinnati Bengals (6-2) – With every win, this team just keeps gaining confidence.  They have a five game winning streak going into the most taxing portion of their schedule.  4 of their last 8 games are against Baltimore and Pittsburgh.  Week 10: 11/13 vs. Pittsburgh
  9. Houston Texans (6-3) – The Texans have figured out a formula that works both offensively and defensively.  Week 10: 11/13 @ Tampa Bay
  10. New Orleans Saints (6-3) – Darren Sproles is having a big impact on the Saints offense.  He maybe the best free agent acquisition any team made this offseason.  Week 10: 11/13 @ Atlanta 
  11. Buffalo Bills (5-3) – Rough day as the Bills were dominated in every facet of Sunday’s game.  We will see how they respond.  DT Kyle Williams will be sorely missed.  Week 10: 11/13 @ Dallas
  12. Chicago Bears (5-3) – Lance Briggs and Matt Forte have to be admired.  They are both having great years despite contract disputes with the organization.  The Bears can’t afford to lose either one of them.  Week 10: 11/13 vs. Detroit 
  13. New England Patriots (5-3) – Questions on offense and defense.  They cut DT Albert Haynesworth on Tuesday.  Could Chad Ochocinco be next?  Week 10: 11/13 @ NY Jets
  14.  Atlanta Falcons (5-3) – Julio Jones and Matt Ryan are getting to know each other pretty well.  Just in time to face the weak Saints secondary.  Week 10: 11/13 vs. New Orleans
  15. Dallas Cowboys (4-4) – They need to take advantage of a favorable November schedule where they have 3 home games in the span of 18 days.  Week 10: 11/13 vs. Buffalo
  16. San Diego Chargers (4-4) – The Chargers continue to commit costly turnovers and dumb penalties.  They are a very undisciplined team.  Week 10: 11/10 vs. Oakland
  17. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-4) – Tough team to get a handle on.  Their problems begin with the regression of Josh Freeman at quarterback.  Week 10: 11/13 vs. Houston
  18. Oakland Raiders (4-4) – Carson Palmer: 6 interceptions in 2 games.  Jason Campbell: 4 interceptions in 6 games.  Week 10: 11/10 @ San Diego
  19. Philadelphia Eagles (3-5) – The Eagles, after another fourth quarter collapse, find themselves in the basement of the NFC East.  Week 10: 11/13 vs. Arizona
  20. Kansas City Chiefs (4-4) – Major setback on Sunday.  The Chiefs have been good at certain points this season, but when they’ve been bad they’ve been really bad.  Their four losses are by an average of 27.5 points per game.  Week 10: 11/13 vs. Denver
  21. Tennessee Titans (4-4) – Chris Johnson had his best game of the season on Sunday.  He is still the 29th leading rusher in the NFL.  Week 10: 11/13 @ Carolina
  22. Cleveland Browns (3-5) – Mike Holmgren and Tom Heckart have to be wondering if Colt McCoy is the quarterback they want to build their team around.  Week 10: 11/13 vs. St. Louis
  23. Minnesota Vikings (2-6) – The Vikings will try and put together a two game winning streak on Monday night.  It will be a tough task.  Week 10: 11/14 @ Green Bay
  24. Carolina Panthers (2-6) – Cam Newton is leading the 7th ranked offense in football.  Making an impact earlier in his career than many thought before the season.  Week 10: 11/13 vs. Tennessee
  25. Denver Broncos (3-5) – Say what you want about Tim Tebow, but he is 2-1 on the season and the Broncos are just one game out of first place in the division.  Week 10: 11/13 @ Kansas City
  26. Washington Redskins (3-5) – During this 4 game losing streak they’re averaging 11 points per game.  Week 10: 11/13 @ Miami
  27. Arizona Cardinals (2-6) – Patrick Peterson looks like the next great NFL return man.  3 kick and punt return touchdowns in his first eight career NFL games.  Week 10: 11/13 @ Philadelphia
  28. Seattle Seahawks (2-6) – Trying to stop their three game losing streak won’t be easy against a confident Ravens team.  Week 10: 11/13 vs. Baltimore
  29. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-6) – We will see if the Jags can get their league worst passing game going against the 31st ranked team against the pass.  Week 10: 11/13 @ Indianapolis       
  30. Miami Dolphins (1-7) – Got their first win of the season on Sunday.  They have another winnable game this Sunday at home.  Week 10: 11/13 vs. Washington
  31. St. Louis Rams (1-7) – The Rams number one priority in the offseason should be getting Sam Bradford some help at the receiver position.  Week 10: 11/13 @ Cleveland
  32. Indianapolis Colts (0-9) – This could be the week the Colts get their first victory.  Week 10: 11/13 vs. Jacksonville   

Jason King is a contributing writer at Taking It to the House and can be reached at jdk2032@yahoo.com

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