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NFL Power Rankings Going Into Week 11


Athlon Sports' weekly rankings of NFL teams — from the best, the one-loss Houston Texans, to the worst, the clawless one-win Jacksonville Jaguars.

Here are our NFL Power Rankings following Week 10 of the season:

1. Texans (8-1) Survive rain in Windy City for hard-fought victory.

2. Falcons (8-1) Tony Gonzalez becomes first TE to catch 100 TDs.

3. Packers (6-3) Aaron Rodgers watches brother Jordan win on bye.

4. Bears (7-2) Jay Cutler knocked out of game in loss to Texans.

5. Ravens (7-2) Set new franchise record for points scored (55).

6. Steelers (6-3) Big Ben throwing shoulder injury a big concern.

7. Giants (6-4) Phil Simms says Eli Manning not “elite” NFL QB.

8. 49ers (6-2-1) Sloppy effort vs. Rams in first tie since 2008.

9. Patriots (6-3) Improve to 20–2 against Bills in last 22 games.

10. Broncos (6-3) John Fox’s return to Carolina ends with easy win.

11. Colts (6-3) Chuck Strong en route to fourth straight victory.

12. Vikings (6-4) Samantha Steele good luck for Christian Ponder.

13. Seahawks (6-4) Marshawn Lynch tops 1,000 rushing yards in win.

14. Saints (4-5) Improve to 4–1 after 0–4 start with win vs. Atlanta.

15. Cowboys (4-5) After all this, Boys just 1.5 games behind G-Men.

16. Bengals (4-5) A.J. Green was right about “holes” in Giants’ D.

17. Buccaneers (5-4) Blocked punt for TD and INT for TD help beat Bolts.

18. Chargers (4-5) Philip Rivers’ decision-making results in defeat.

19. Titans (4-6) Bud Adams sees 34-point win after 31-point loss.

20. Dolphins (4-5) Defense allows first 100-yard rusher in 23 games.

21. Lions (4-5) Megatron tops 200 yards but loses crucial fumble.

22. Rams (3-5-1) Missed 58-yard FG results in 18th tie since 1974.

23. Cardinals (4-5) Michael Floyd making case for more playing time.

24. Redskins (3-6) RG3 looking for first division win following bye.

25. Eagles (3-6) Rookie Nick Foles replaced concussed Mike Vick.

26. Jets (3-6) Mark Sanchez loses to old USC coach Pete Carroll.

27. Bills (3-6) Ryan Fitzpatrick throws game away at Patriots.

28. Raiders (3-6) Tie franchise record for most points allowed (55).

29. Panthers (2-7) Cam Newton harassed by Von Miller in ugly loss.

30. Browns (2-7) CEO Joe Banner uses bye to evaluate entire team.

31. Chiefs (1-8) Marty Schottenheimer could return in advisor role.

32. Jaguars (1-8) Have lost nine of last 10 games on prime time TV.