The NFL’s power rankings have changed little at the very top. The Green Bay Packers won’t budge, and having won 12 games and lost none, they are thus far the only flawless team in the league. They got 288 points to clinch the top spot again. The Pack is followed by the New Orleans Saints who are 9-3 and who have garnered 268 points. The Baltimore Ravens are 9-3 too and third place belongs to them with 266 points.
4th place is where things have gotten a tad more interesting. The Pittsburgh Steelers and the San Francisco 49ers are locked in a tie even as the 49ers sport a 10-2 record. The Steelers are 9-3 and they have 259 points to the 49ers’ 262. Other than this small tangle-up, the top 7 of the list has remained unchanged: the New England Patriots have retained their 6th place with 9-3 record and 250 points. The Houston Texans also sport a 9-3 record but they only tallied 234 points. The Denver Broncos have jumped from 15th to 8th this week, with a 7-5 record, and with critics proclaiming that the “future is now” for this bunch.
The biggest losers were Chicago and Philadalphia. The Bears lost no fewer than 7 spots, dropping from 10th place to 17th. Obviously, the team’s ever longer injury list was to blame for this freefall. The Eagles went from the lowly 18th to the even less impressive 25th place. Their 4-8 record pretty much speaks for itself. The very bottom of the power rankings saw a little bit of bickering among NFL experts as to which team deserved to be given the honor. The Indianapolis Colts, with their 0-12 record seem to be THE lock for last place, and they obviously deserve no props whatsoever, although the 2-10 St Louis Rams have definitely done their best to beat them to the spot.