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NFL Power Rankings Going Into Week 10

Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts continue to climb their way up the NFL power rankings.
<p> NFL Power Rankings Going Into Week 10, including the Atlanta Falcons, Houston Texans, Chicago Bears, San Francisco 49ers, Green Bay Packers, Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Giants, Denver Broncos, Baltimore Ravens, New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings, Indianapolis Colts, New Orleans Saints and Philadelphia Eagles.</p>

Athlon Sports' weekly rankings of NFL teams — from the best, the lone remaining undefeated Atlanta Falcons, to the worst, the staggering one-win Jacksonville Jaguars.

Here are our NFL Power Rankings following Week 9 of the season:

NFL Midseason Awards

A look at the award-worthy performers at halftime of the 2012 NFL season.
<p> NFL midseason awards at halftime of the 2012 NFL season, including Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan for MVP, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson for Offensive Player of the Year, Texans defensive end J.J. Watt for Defensive Player of the Year, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III for Offensive Rookie of the Year, Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones for Defensive Rookie of the Year, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning for Comeback Player of the Year and Bears coach Lovie Smith for Coach of the Year.</p>

NFL midseason awards at halftime of the 2012 NFL season:

NFL Picks Against the Spread: Week 9

A betting preview of every game (against the spread) on Sunday and Monday in Week 9.
<p> A betting preview of every game (against the spread) on Sunday and Monday in Week 9, including the Pittsburgh Steelers at New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles at New Orleans Saints, Dallas Cowboys at Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos at Cincinnati Bengals, Carolina Panthers at Washington Redskins and Buffalo Bills at Houston Texans.</p>

A betting preview of every game (against the spread) on Sunday and Monday in Week 9.


Lock of the Week
It’s put up or shut up time for Detroit. Last year will officially be a fluke if Motor City can’t run over J-Ville.

Lions (-4) at Jaguars

2012 Fantasy Football Start or Sit: Week 9

Doug Martin exploded last week, don't count on similar results this Sunday
<p> 2012 Fantasy Football Start or Sit: Week 9</p>

The calendar has turned to November as we enter Week 9 of the NFL season. Following this week, eight weeks remain in the regular season, meaning in essence, we are halfway home. However, there are still three more bye weeks to manage, including this week as any Patriots, 49ers, Jets or Rams you have on your roster won’t get you any points in Week 9.

NFL Picks, Every Game: Week 9

Denver's Peyton Manning is 7-0 all-time vs. Cincinnati, with 17 TDs and three INTs.
<p> NFL Picks, Every Game: Week 9, including the Pittsburgh Steelers at New York Giants, Dallas Cowboys at Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers at Washington Redskins, Denver Broncos at Cincinnati Bengals, Chicago Bears at Tennessee Titans, Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs at San Diego Chargers and Philadelphia Eagles at New Orleans Saints.</p>

NFL Week 9 previews and predictions for every game on the schedule:

Chiefs (1-6) at Chargers (3-4)
These two AFC West division rivals face off for the second time in six weeks. In Week 4, the Bolts lit up the Chiefs, 37–20. Overall, San Diego signal-caller Philip Rivers has a 9–4 record in his career against Kansas City. This Thursday night fight could be win No. 10 for Rivers vs. K.C.
Chargers by 4

Atlanta Falcons' First 7-0 Start in Franchise History

The Falcons are now 15-0 when Matt Ryan throws three or more TD passes.
<p> The Atlanta Falcons are off to the first 7-0 start in franchise history after defeating the Philadelphia Eagles, 30-17, in a homecoming game for Matt Ryan.</p>

Matt Ryan’s homecoming could not have gone much better. A product of Philadelphia’s William Penn Charter School, “Matty Ice” led the Atlanta Falcons to a 30–17 statement victory against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field in the “City of Brotherly Love.”

NFL Power Rankings Going Into Week 9

Eli Manning and the Giants maintain their high ranking after a wild win over the Cowboys.
<p> NFL Power Rankings Going Into Week 9, including the Atlanta Falcons, Houston Texans, New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers, Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bears, Baltimore Ravens, New England Patriots, Minnesota Vikings, Denver Broncos, Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Seahawks, Miami Dolphins, Indianapolis Colts, Cincinnati Bengals and Dallas Cowboys.</p>

Athlon Sports' weekly rankings of NFL teams from the best, the lone remaining undefeated Atlanta Falcons, to the worst, the banged-up one-win Jacksonville Jaguars.

Here are our NFL Power Rankings following Week 8 of the season:

5 Most Dangerous Wide Receiver Tandems in the NFL

These double threats would make any QB smile
<p> These double threats would make any QB smile.</p>

Roddy White made his preference clear in an NFL Network interview that aired in late September. He noted the competition coming from the wide receivers in New York, but he cooly brushed them aside.

2012 NFL Picks, Every Game: Week 8

Peyton Manning faces Drew Brees when the Broncos host the Saints on Sunday night.
<p> 2012 NFL Picks, Every Game: Week 8, including the New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints at Denver Broncos, Washington Redskins at Pittsburgh Steelers, Atlanta Falcons at Philadelphia Eagles, Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans, Miami Dolphins at New York Jets and San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals.</p>

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