NFL Week 10 Power Rankings: Cardinals back on top, Titans rise and Falcons take a big jump

NFL hierarchy shakes up after several big teams fall

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So many top teams lost in Week 9, proving how unpredictable this league is these days. Just as the Cowboys, Rams, Packers, Bills and Raiders. All os those teams got upset.

The Saints were also favored over the Falcons, but the Dirty Birds stole a victory at the end and beat their hated rival. That sent the Falcons into the teens for the first time all season.

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Let's take a look at how the entire league stacks up in our Week 10 NFL power rankings:

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Arizona Cardinals
The Cardinals just won a division game with Colt McCoy and no DeAndre Hopkins. I mean, wow. Cardinals are tough.
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Tennessee Titans
What a response by the Titans. They lost Derrick Henry and then took the Rams apart. So impressive. Mike Vrabel’s a really good coach.
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Green Bay Packers
Say what you want about the latest Aaron Rodgers controversy – it’s not a great look -- he’s still a great quarterback and the Packers are great when he’s great.
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Los Angeles Rams
Rams slipped up against Tennessee. Even that might prove costly in a fight for the NFC West.
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Dallas Cowboys
Was that loss to Denver an aberration or a sign of some weakness? We’ll find out soon enough.
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Super Bowl have had a bye week to stew over that Saints loss. They’re gonna be driven to move back atop the NFC.
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Baltimore Ravens
Justin Turner is such an asset.
(5-3)
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Buffalo Bills
We saw plenty of Josh Allen on Josh Allen crime when Jax beat Buffalo in the upset of the season.
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New Orleans Saints
The Saints do a lot of things well. Covering Cordarrelle Patterson ain’t one of ‘em.


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Los Angeles Chargers
Chargers were seemingly scuffling. Now they’re atop a compacted AFC West.
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Las Vegas Raiders
First Gruden, then Ruggs and now Arnette. The Raiders have gone through the ringer.
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Pittsburgh Steelers
Steelers stole on against the Bears on Monday Night, and are suddenly back in the division race. Like they are every year.
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Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs beat Green Bay. That’s good for the AFC champs. The bad: Pat Mahomes still doesn’t look like himself.
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Cleveland Browns
Baker Mayfield took the high road and wished OBJ well. Probably smart. He knows the Browns will be better without him.
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New England Patriots
Patriots defense is really good, carrying an offense that’s still a work in progress.
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Cincinnati Bengals
It took longer than it did for Denver or Carolina, but the Bengals might join them as overachieving teams falling back to Earth.
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Denver Broncos
Bravo for how the Broncos handled things against Dallas. No way that can make that a new way of living. Not without Von.
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FALCONS
Falcons score a big win in New Orleans and have won three of four thanks in large part to excellent play from quarterback Matt Ryan.
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Seattle Seahawks
Russell Wilson’s back at practice. The Seahawks are a lot better with a guy who just wins.
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Indianapolis Colts
You don’t get street cred for beating the Jets. Colts are still a question mark.
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Minnesota Vikings
Some teams just find ways to win. Others, however, find ways to lose. Vikings check the second box.
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Carolina Panthers
How on earth did the Panthers look pretty decent against the Falcons and then completely unwatchable against the Pats? And that was with McCaffrey. The NFL is weird, man.
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San Francisco 49ers
Losing to the Cardinals is nothing to be ashamed about. Losing big to the Cardinals with Colt McCoy at quarterback is another matter.
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Chicago Bears
Bears lost a heartbreaker to the Steelers, but Justin Fields (once again) showed some gumption.
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New York Giants
The Giants scored one offensive touchdown and still had 23 points in an improbable win. They’re still a long ways from being good.
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Philadelphia Eagles
Jalen Hurts has showed well in spurts, with growing confidence he could be a long-term answer.
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Washington Football Team
The WFT needs a quarterback like, stat.
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New York Jets
The Jets were down to Josh Johnson at quarterback. That’s how bad things have gotten in the Big Apple.
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Jacksonville Jaguars
The Jags went 420 days between wins on U.S. soil. For a team this bad, that sounds about right.
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Miami Dolphins
Fans could’ve gotten into Dolphins-Texans for 6 bucks on game day. That, as much as anything, will make an owner make changes.
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Houston Texans
The Texans: helping snap losing streaks everywhere. The Dolphins are certainly thankful.
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Detroit Lions
Detroit was on a bye. The one week where they won’t lose.
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