The NFL power rankings Week 10 have the usual amount of upheaval. Before the NFL power rankings Week 10, it was clear that the AFC powers were in control. The Patriots were the only one-loss team left in the league, while teams like the Steelers, Jets, Ravens and Colts looked stronger than the NFC elite. However, the AFC leaders have been slipping a bit recently, while the NFC powerhouses may be getting stronger. Therefore, the Week 10 NFL power rankings have more of a balance of power between conferences.
The Patriots were the clear leader before Sunday, if only because of their record. But their 6-1 start was thrown in doubt, after their surprising blowout loss to the Browns. With teams like the Steelers, Jets and Colts on tap, the Patriots will prove if they are for real soon enough.
For the NFL power rankings Week 10, there is more doubt as to who is No. 1. Six franchises have a 6-2 record, with two others surging at 6-3. Some of the 6-2 teams looked more impressive than others, as the Jets struggled to beat the Lions, and the Falcons narrowly held off the Buccaneers.
The Giants could be the first NFC team to be No. 1 in some time, after their fifth straight win. However, the Steelers and Ravens also made a bid to move up, while the Packers and Saints are beginning to look like their old selves. The Eagles also broke back into the conversation by beating the Colts, while the Titans are waiting for Randy Moss to give them a leg up.
With the season officially halfway over, the top of the NFL power rankings Week 10 appear to be both stacked, and filled with parity. Since there are eight six win teams, and six at 6-2, the race for the top playoffs seeds should be very crowded. However, each of them has shown surprising weakness at some point, like the Patriots this Sunday.
Although the Giants, Ravens and Steelers may be the hot teams right now, one bad week can make everyone doubt them again. But for the likes of the Jets, who have looked vulnerable lately, one good week can cement them as favorites once more – which the Saints and Packers can attest to. Yet since this week pits the Ravens vs Falcons, and the Patriots vs Steelers, things may get a little clearer by next Tuesday.
Here is a potential top 12 for the NFL power rankings heading into Week 10.
1. Steelers: 6-2
2. Giants: 6-2
3. Ravens: 6-2
4. Jets: 6-2
5. Falcons: 6-2
6. Saints: 6-3
7. Patriots: 6-2
8. Packers: 6-3
9. Colts: 5-3
10. Titans: 5-3
11. Eagles: 5-3
12. Raiders: 5-4
ESPN- “2010 NFL Power Rankings Week 10”