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Power Rankings Archives - Most NFL power rankings bounce teams all over because they disregard strength of schedule, or over-emphasize the most recent game played; giving too much credit for a single blowout of a low ranked team, and not enough credit for a close loss to a high ranked team.

At we dubbed that {{unstable power ranking syndrome}}.

Historical NFL power ratings at payed close attention to strength of opponents played without over-crediting the last game played (that was too fresh on the mind of many writers); all in a quest to deliver you with a weekly NFL power ranking that reflected the power of each team, and not just their record. For a team to crack the top 10 in's NFL football rankings, they had to earn it with more than a single crushing of a bottom ranked squad-- as you'll discover when reading through the archives.

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In heroic fashion Big Ben drove the Steelers to a come-from-behind victory over the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII, capped off by a thread the needle game winning touchdown toss to Santonio Holmes. And who could ever forget James Harrison's 100 yard interception return at the end of the half after picking off Kurt Warner in the end zone? While Pittsburgh's defense couldn't hold up the entire game against Warner, Fitz, and crew, you can't say enough about Roethlisberger's foot work in the pocket all season long and throughout the big game. Congrats to the Steelers for winning their 6th Super Bowl.




After trailing for the majority of Super Bowl XLIII, the Arizona Cardinals stormed back to take the lead over the Pittsburgh Steelers thanks to big plays by Kurt Warner and Larry Fitzgerald. But much like the New England Patriots a season ago, the Cardinals' defense couldn't hold onto their lead in the final minute of the game. None the less, congrats to the Cardinals for a very memorable season.

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You may be interested in reviewing closing 2009 Las Vegas NFL Super Bowl lines, closing 2009 Las Vegas NFL Super Bowl odds, or the closing 2009 Las Vegas NFL Super Bowl point spread corresponding to the pro football power rankings from Super Bowl XLIII above.

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