NFL Power Rankings Week 9 – Wheeling And Dealing

Ab Stanley

The NFL trade deadline was surprisingly active this year. A bunch of moves by teams who feel they’re a real threat to win the Super Bowl should make the rest of this season very interesting.

There aren’t too many teams that have no chance at a playoff spot, but it seems like we have a few more teams vying for a top spot.


1. Philadelphia Eagles (7-0)
Philadelphia has 25 total touchdowns to lead the NFC. They average 28.0 points per game, which also leads the NFC.


2. Buffalo Bills (6-1)
Nyheim Hines is an effective pass catching running back that should compliment Josh Allen’s game and help improve Buffalo’s rushing attack.


3. Minnesota Vikings (6-1)
Minnesota traded for tight end T. J. Hockenson to help bolster what is already the ninth ranked offense in the league.


4. Kansas City Chiefs (5-2)
The Chiefs lead the NFL, averaging 31.9 points per game. They’re undefeated when they score 40 or more points.


5. Dallas Cowboys (6-2)
Dak Prescott is 2-1 as a starter this season, but he’s only averaging 197.0 passing yards per game.


6. Baltimore Ravens (5-3)
Baltimore’s defense has a knack for giving up points in the fourth quarter. Throw 12 more on that total versus the Buccaneers.


7. Los Angeles Chargers (4-3)
The Chargers come off their bye week to face Atlanta and San Francisco on the road.


8. Seattle Seahawks (5-3)
The first place Seahawks are ranked fourth in total points scored. They average 26.3 points per game.


9. Miami Dolphins (5-3)
The Dolphins made separate moves to get linebacker Bradley Chubb and running back Jeff Wilson. Both moves will make an immediate impact as the Dolphins attempt to make a real run at a title.


10. New York Giants (6-2)
The Giants snapped a four game winning streak, finishing with their lowest point total since their last loss in week three. New York is undefeated when they score 20 or more points.


11. Tennessee Titans (5-2)
Derrick Henry leads the NFL with an average of 107.9 rushing yards per game. He has seven rushing touchdowns.


12. New York Jets (5-3)
The Jets’ loss to New England is one thing, but their next opponent is Buffalo followed by a bye and then New England again. This could get out of hand quick.


13. Cincinnati Bengals (4-4)
In their first game without Ja’Marr Chase, Cincinnati was only able to muster up 13 points. He’s not the sole reason, but a big reason.


14. San Francisco 49ers (4-4)
Christian McCaffrey’s second game in San Francisco was a bit more like what the 49ers expected.


15. New England Patriots (4-4)
The Patriots have gotten into the Halloween spirit all season. Every week they show up as a different team.


16. Atlanta Falcons (4-4)
After basically begging Carolina to take the victory away on Sunday, the Falcons find themselves in first place of the NFC South.


17. Washington Commanders (4-4)
The Commanders have won three in a row to even up their record. They’ve forced five turnovers during that stretch.


18. Los Angeles Rams (3-4)
The Rams have lost three out of four and they’re struggling on offense. They ranked 28th in total points scored.


19. Green Bay Packers (3-5)
The Packers have pushed their losing streak to four games. They’re averaging 17.5 points per game during that stretch.


20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-5)
Tampa Bay has lost three in a row, giving up an average of 22.6 points per game during that span.


21. Cleveland Browns (3-5)
Nick Chubb leads the NFL with 841 rushing yards and ten rushing touchdowns. He has zero fumbles this season.


22. New Orleans Saints (3-5)
The Saints snapped a two game losing streak and recorded their first shutout of the season. They’ve recorded four turnovers in their three victories this season.


23. Denver Broncos (3-5)
Can the Broncos keep their scoring defense ranked at number two with the loss of Bradley Chubb?


24. Arizona Cardinals (3-5)
The Cardinals have two turnovers in their victories this season. They have six turnovers in their losses.


25. Chicago Bears (3-5)
The Bears have traded away a few good defenders in the last few days, including leading tackler Roquan Smith. They have added to an improving offense, snagging wide receiver Chase Claypool from the Steelers.


26. Indianapolis Colts (3-4-1)
The Colts have made it clear they made a mistake trading for Matt Ryan. That was the same excuse they had last year with Carson Wentz.


27. Pittsburgh Steelers (2-6)
The Steelers haven’t beaten a team with a winning record yet this season. Their next opponent falls right into that category.


28. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-6)
The Jaguars have trade for suspended Falcons’ wide receiver Calvin Ridley. This move could pay real dividends next season if Ridley can return to top form.

29. Las Vegas Raiders (2-5)
Derek Carr has nine touchdowns and five interceptions this season. He’s been sacked a total of 15 times so far.


30. Carolina Panthers (2-6)
The Panthers beat the Falcons in a game of let’s see who can lose the best.


31. Detroit Lions (1-6)
Detroit can score with anybody in the league, but they couldn’t stop water from running if they turned the faucet off.


32. Houston Texans (1-5-1)
I kind of thought Houston would seek out some more draft capital at the trade deadline. That’s really all they have to look forward too at this point.

Ab Stanley

Atlanta, GA

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