Remember way back, like four NFL power rankings ago, when I said the 49ers were a juggernaut that might not get beat? Yeah. Me neither.
San Francisco -- as a note, the team practices and plays 50 miles from the city -- has looked mortal during its three-game losing streak that seems shocking considering the roster's level of talent. That puts Philadelphia into the top spot, because the Eagles just don't lose. That's different than what we've seen from several top teams, except the Jaguars, who have now won five straight.
That Jacksonville team is good and has joined the ranks of the elite after Week 8.
The NFC South tightened up, as you should expect all season, with the Falcons still sitting atop the division at 4-4 after a loss to Tennessee. The Saints are also at .500, with some explosive playmakers on both sides of the ball. Tampa Bay's on a slide, and Carolina won its first game of the season.
Let's take a look at how things line up in the NFC South and around the league in these Week 9 power rankings:
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