NFL Power Rankings Week 9 – A Fresh Start

Ab Stanley

We’re now entering the fat, meaty part of the NFL schedule. Going forward, all of the matchups will be critical towards post season positioning. These teams will have to dig deep and pull out close victories, because every loss can put them behind the eight ball.

A losing streak at this point could knock a team out of the playoffs completely. A winning streak (even for bad teams) could make you an instant threat.

1. Philadelphia Eagles (7-1)
The Eagles are ranked third in total points scored and total yards from scrimmage. They’re averaging 28.0 points per game.


2. Baltimore Ravens (6-2)
The Ravens are on a three game winning streak and they’re averaging 31.0 points per game during that stretch. They’ve outscored their opponents 93-46 during the streak.


3. Jacksonville Jaguars (6-2)
The Jaguars are currently riding a five game winning streak, and they’re averaging 27.2 points per game in those games. They’re ranked tenth in total points scored.


4. Miami Dolphins (6-2)
The Dolphins are averaging 33.9 points per game, which is ranked first in the NFL. They’re also still ranked first in total yards from scrimmage


5. Kansas City Chiefs (6-2)
The Chiefs snapped a six game winning streak by scoring only nine points versus Denver on Sunday. The last time Kansas City scored single digits in points was week seven of the 2021 season.


6. Detroit Lions (6-2)
Jahmyr Gibbs totaled 189 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown on Monday Night Football. It’s the second week in a row he’s gone over 100 yards from scrimmage.


7. Dallas Cowboys (5-2)
Dallas has defeated a team by 20 or more points for the third time this season. They’ve outscored their opponents by a total of 77 points this season.


8. Seattle Seahawks (5-2)
Don’t look now, but the Seahawks are in first place in the NFC West. They’ve won five out of their last six games.


9. Buffalo Bills (5-3)
Buffalo is knee deep in a race for the division crown with the Miami Dolphins and they’ve won two out of their last four games. They currently hold a tie breaker with Miami, but they sit a game behind the Dolphins.


10. San Francisco 49ers (5-3)
The 49ers have lost three in a row and it’s starting to look like they were headed in the wrong direction. Then the news of them trading for Chase Young kind of quelled that notion of them trending down.


11. New York Jets (4-3)
The Jets have only allowed one team to gain 400 yards of offense in a game this season. They’re allowing an average of 329.2 yards per game.


12. Cincinnati Bengals (4-3)
The Bengals have won three in a row and they’re starting to look like a major player in the AFC. A win over the Bills Sunday night could really make a statement.


13. Cleveland Browns (4-3)
The Browns just snapped a two game winning streak and they continue to turn the ball over. They have seven turnovers since their bye week and they have recorded at least one turnover in every game this season.


14. Pittsburgh Steelers (4-3)
Pittsburgh has snapped a two game winning streak with their loss on Sunday. They’re averaging 7.6 points per game in their three losses.


15. Atlanta Falcons (4-4)
Do the Falcons have a quarterback controversy or was Desomond Ridder really suffering from a concussion? Taylor Heinicke led them on four scoring drives including two touchdown drives in the fourth quarter.


16. New Orleans Saints (4-4)
The Saints snapped a two game losing streak by scoring the most points in a game (38) this season. They also had their most yards from scrimmage this season (511) in the victory.


17. Minnesota Vikings (4-4)
The Vikings have lost Kirk Cousins for the season due to a torn achilles. They’ve made a trade for Joshua Dobbs in the hopes they could continue their playoff push.


18. Houston Texans (3-4)
C.J. Stroud failed to throw a touchdown pass for the second time this season and he has failed to reach 200 yards passing in back to back games. The Texans have lost two out of their last three games.


19. Tennessee Titans (3-4)
Rookie quarterback Will Levis looked great in his debut. He threw for 238 yards and four touchdowns against a solid Atlanta defense.


20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-4)
The Buccaneers defense isn’t giving up a lot of points, but they aren’t necessarily scoring a ton themselves. They’ve averaged 12.3 points game in their last three games, losing all three in the process.


21. Los Angeles Rams (3-4)
The Rams have lost two in a row and they’ve been outscored 67-37 over the past two weeks. They rank 21st in total points allowed this season.


22. s Los Angeles Chargers (3-4)
The Chargers scored 30 points for the first time since week one. They snapped a two game losing streak, but they are still having problems in the run game.


23. Indianapolis Colts (3-5)
The Colts have lost three games in a row and they’ve allowed at least 37 or more pints in each of those games. They’re allowing 28.6 points per game which is good for last in the NFL.


24. Washington Commanders (3-5)
Washington is ranked 31st in the NFL, allowing 28.5 points per game. They’ve lost two games in a row.


25. Las Vegas Raiders (3-5)
Davante Adams is now the poster boy for the phrase “be careful what you wish for, you might just get it”. He’s only had one game this season with over 100 yards receiving.


26. Denver Broncos (3-5)
The Broncos have won two games in a row heading into their bye week. They’ve outscored their opponents 43-26 during the streak.


27. New York Giants (2-6)
The Giants are now ranked last in total points scored and total yards from scrimmage. They’ve scored 10 points or less in half of the games they’ve played this season.


28. New England Patriots (2-5)
The Patriots are allowing 26.0 points per game, which is the seventh worst mark in the NFL. They’ve allowed 20 points or more points in six out of their seven games this season.


29. Green Bay Packers (2-5)
The Packers are starting to look like a team that has lost Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams in consecutive seasons.


30. Chicago Bears (2-6)
Chicago has lost two out of their last four games. They’ve scored a total of 26 points in the losses and a total of 70 points in the victories.


31. Carolina Panthers (1-6)
Bryce Young completed his second game in a row without a turnover and Carolina won their first game of the season in his rookie campaign.


32. Arizona Cardinals (1-7)
The Cardinals have lost five games in a row and it’s seems like they’re just going to continue heading in the wrong direction.


Offensive Player Of The Week
Jalen Hurts – Quarterback, Philadelphia Eagles: 29-38 for 319 passing yards, 4 passing touchdowns

Defensive Player Of The Week
Kayvon Thibodeaux – Defensive End, New York Giants: 9 total tackles, 3.0 sacks, 1 forced fumble

Ab Stanley

Atlanta, GA

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