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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 FootballLOCKS.com we dubbed that {{unstable power ranking syndrome}}.

Historical NFL power ratings at FootballLOCKS.com 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 FootballLOCKS.com'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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Rank

NFL Team

Record

Comments December 25, 2009

1/1


Colts

14-0

The Colts pulled out another remarkable win, topping the Jaguars on Thursday night for the 23rd straight regular season victory. With the top seed clinched, plus a new record for regular season wins in a row, there's just one "regular season task" left to accomplish.

2/2


Saints

13-1

The Saints' quest for perfection ended in week 14 at home versus Dallas. The top seed can be theirs with a win or a Viking loss.

3/4

Chargers

11-3

The Chargers held on against Cincinnati thanks to a bit of a snooze job by the refs, and are in good position to earn a first round bye.

4/3

Vikings

11-3

The Vikings were decimated in Carolina. They can clinch a first round bye with a win at Chicago coupled with Denver upsetting Philadelphia.

5/6

Bengals

9-5

Cincinnati gave a great effort in San Diego, but came up just short... A win in week 16 over the Chiefs will clinch the AFC North, as will a loss by the Ravens.

6/8

Eagles

10-4

The Eagles grabbed win number 10, a home victory over the 49ers. An earlier home loss to Dallas this season may prove to be the difference in the NFC East.

7/13


Cowboys

9-5

Dallas played the perfect game in New Orleans, breaking up the Saints' quest for perfection, while putting themselves in the driver's seat to take the NFC East.

8/5

Broncos

8-6

Denver's run defense and rushing attack sputtered at home versus the Raiders. But even more noteworthy, Denver allowed JaMarcus Russell to toss the winning TD.

9/7

Packers

9-5

The Packers fell on the last play of the game in Pittsburgh, but are still in good shape to grab a wild card spot.

10/9

Cardinals

9-5

The Cardinals grabbed win number nine versus Detroit and clinched the NFC West.

11/10


Patriots

9-5

With their win at Buffalo, the Patriots moved one step closer to clinching the AFC East.

12/12

Giants

8-6

The Giants kept their slim playoff hopes alive with a blowout of the Redskins in Washington.

13/14

Ravens

8-6

Flacco tossed 4 TD's as the Ravens throttled the Bears, keeping their playoff chances in their own hands.

14/17

Steelers

7-7

Tomlin gambled, rolling the dice with a gutsy clock management tactic that appeared to backfire when the Packers scored a quick TD off an onsides kick... But when Roethlisberger tossed a TD on the last play of the game, the Steelers had the "W"... As for playoff chances, that's another story.

15/11

Dolphins

7-7

The Dolphins fell at Tennessee in OT... Just another of the many heartbreaking losses suffered by Miami this season that will likely keep them out of the postseason.

16/18

Titans

7-7

The Titans kept their slim playoff hopes alive with an overtime win over the Dolphins, a game which they nearly blew... Chris Johnson continued his sensational season with another 100+ yard rushing effort plus over 50 yards receiving.

17/19

Falcons

7-7

The Falcons gave the Saints a run for their money, but fell short in what's become an injury riddled campaign.

18/15


Jets

7-7

The Jets lost a crucial game at home versus Atlanta, making their playoff chances quite slim.

19/22

Panthers

6-8

Matt Moore had a great game as the Panthers dominated Minnesota on Sunday night.

20/16

Jaguars

7-7

The Jaguars could have taken down the Colts on Thursday night. Looking at their final drive which ended in a game losing interception in Colt territory, anyone could plainly see they had more than enough time to slip in a few runs against a defense set up to play the pass-- but they pushed the panic button (as most teams do) and abandoned the run to their own demise.

21/20

Texans

7-7

Despite the yardage explosion from Shaub to Johnson, the Texans barely slipped by at St. Louis to get back to the .500 mark and keep their ultra-slim playoff hopes alive.

22/24

Raiders

5-9

The Raiders ran all over the Broncos in Denver, while JaMarcus Russell delivered the ultimate shock, tossing the game winning TD pass. While it was a great victory, it certainly doesn't erase the season he's had.

23/21

49ers

6-8

The 49ers had no answer for DeSean Jackson, and Smith threw 3 interceptions @Philly as the 49ers feel to 2 games below .500.

24/26


Bills

5-9

Despite holding Brady to essentially nothing, the Bills had very little chance to Beat New England at home... Josh Reed's career long pass catching woes certainly didn't help.

25/25


Bears

5-9

Say it ain't so Jay. Three more interceptions... The Bears picked up loss number nine in Baltimore.

26/23

Redskins

4-10

The Redskins picked up their 10th loss, getting crushed at home on Monday night by the Giants.

27/28

Browns

3-11

Jerome Harrison ran all over the Chiefs in K.C. to the tune of 286 yards and 3 TD's, leading the Browns to their second straight win.

28/27

Seahawks

5-9

The Seahawks picked up their ninth loss of the season as they were upset at home by the Buccaneers.

29/30

Buccaneers

2-12

Tampa Bay grabbed their second win of the season, upsetting the Seahawks in Seattle as suggested in last week's power rankings...

30/29


Chiefs

3-11

Despite putting up nice offensive numbers, the Chiefs fell at home to the Browns as Jerome Harrison ran for 286 yards and 3 TD's.

31/31


Rams

1-13

The Rams picked up loss #13 versus the Texans. I suppose this season has gone just as expected since the Rams are two losses away from meeting our season forecast.

32/32

Lions

2-12

Detroit gave the Cardinals a run for their money, but still picked up loss number twelve.



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