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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 October 7, 2009

1/1

Giants

4-0

The Giants improved to (4-0) as Manning, Smith, and the Giants' defense were too much for the 31st ranked Chiefs to contend with.

2/2


Colts

4-0

Robert Mathis was unstoppable and Manning threw for 353 yards as the Colts remained perfect on the season, topping the Hasselbeck-less Seahawks at home.

3/4

Vikings

4-0

Adrian who? Favre was perfect and Jared Allen registered 4.5 sacks as the Vikings survived Green Bay's fourth quarter rally efforts to improve to (4-0).

4/5


Patriots

3-1

Don't look now, but the Patriots are (3-1) after topping the Falcons and Ravens in back to back games. Up next a trip to Denver in a battle of teams with 7 wins and just 1 loss between them.

5/6


Saints

4-0

Darren Sharper returned a Sanchez interception 99 yards for a score as the Saints' defense stepped up at just the right time-- which has been a long time coming for Brees and crew.

6/3

Ravens

3-1

Baltimore's comeback attempt fell a tad short in New England. Can they easily forget about this loss and focus on the Bengals?

7/7


Jets

3-1

Sanchez had a nightmarish game at New Orleans, souring a great performance by the Jets' defense. How will the rookie QB bounce back in week 5? And can the Jets slow down Miami's running game? This just in-- Braylon Edwards a Jet.

8/8

Eagles

2-1

The Eagles had a bye and will host Tampa in week 5, followed by trips to Oakland and Washington... (5-1) seems rather likely as of this writing.

9/11

Steelers

2-2

The Steelers got back to winning thanks to a first half thumping of the Chargers at home... With the Lions and Browns on deck it seems likely people will soon forget about the early season struggles encountered by the champs.

10/9

Falcons

2-1

Atlanta had a bye and will head to San Francisco for one of the more interesting matchups in week 5.

11/12


Bears

3-1

Cutler threw for just 141 yards at home against Detroit. But Chicago managed to hang 48 points on the Lions... Not that there's anything special about scoring 48 points against the Lions.

12/14

49ers

3-1

You gotta love it when a team scores 35 points with only two offensive touchdowns. The Niners are (3-1) after pasting the Rams, and host Atlanta next week in a game with a bit of a playoffish feel to it... Michael Crabtree signed.

13/15

Broncos

4-0

The Broncos kept their winning ways alive with a come from behind victory over the short handed Cowboys. Denver was our money line underdog of the week. They paid +$120. But will they pay again in week 5 versus New England?

14/10


Cowboys

2-2

Barber was hobbled, Roy Williams got hurt, and the Cowboys' offense was shut out for the final three quarters in Denver, as Dallas fell to the .500 mark.

15/16

Bengals

3-1

The Bengals narrowly escaped a let down loss in Cleveland following their home upset of the champs. Eighty Five caught two touchdowns. And the tiger roared in overtime as Shayne Graham kicked the game winner.

16/19

Packers

2-2

Through no fault of Aaron Rodgers, Jarred Allen and Brett Favre were just a little too much for the Packers on Monday night.

17/13

Chargers

2-2

The running game was non-existent in Pittsburgh (like last season's playoff game). And the Chargers' furious rally attempt fell ten points short. The Chargers sit at (2-2), but they could be (0-4).

18/20

Cardinals

1-2

Arizona had a bye in week 4 and will attempt to get back to .500 versus Houston in week 5.

19/23

Dolphins

1-3

The Dolphins played great defense and ran all over the Bills which made life easy for Henne. The Fins could easily be (3-1) right now.

20/24

Jaguars

2-2

The Jaguars got back to .500 as Garrard and Sims-Walker had stellar performances against a Titans' pass defense that has been surprisingly woeful in 2009.

21/21

Panthers

0-3

Carolina had a bye in week 4, and will try to get the zero out of the win column in week 5 versus Washington.

22/22

Texans

2-2

The Texans got back to .500 thanks to finally drawing an easy opponent; the Raiders led by JaMarcus Russell.

23/17

Titans

0-4

Collins threw 2 interceptions and Tennessee's pass defense imploded at Jacksonville in what was a must win game. Recent success is becoming a fading memory in Tennessee and can't be used to prop the Titans up in the rankings any longer. They'll have to earn their way back up. Beating the Colts at home in week 5 would be a great start.

24/18


Bills

1-3

Buffalo had no rushing offense or defense whatsoever-- and Edwards tossed 3 interceptions as the Bills were pounded in Miami.

25/25

Seahawks

1-3

The Seahawks' defense couldn't stop Peyton Manning. Meanwhile, Seattle's offensive line had no answer for Robert Mathis, and Seattle fell two games below the .500 mark. Would the result have been very different if Hasselbeck played? Doubtful.

26/27

Lions

1-3

Apparently there won't be any 19 game winning streak to offset things in Detroit, as the Lions were topped by 24 points at Chicago. Stafford and Mega were injured.

27/28

Redskins

2-2

Playing at home against the defensively weak Buccaneers, Washington's offense sputtered as Portis failed to reach 100 yards rushing, and Campbell was held under 200 yards passing while throwing 3 interceptions. Despite it all, the Redskins squeaked out a victory to get back to .500.

28/30

Browns

0-4

The Browns almost upset the Bengals at home, thanks to the kick blocking heroics of Shaun Rogers, the running of Jerome Harrison, and the receiving of Mohamed Massaquoi (Who needs Braylon Edwards?) But Cleveland fell in (OT) and is now (0-4). Better luck next year.

29/29

Buccaneers

0-4

Josh Johnson threw a TD on his first pass, and that was the end of success for Tampa's passing game in Washington as the Buccaneers dropped to (0-4).

30/26

Raiders

1-3

The Raiders failed to break 50 yards rushing against the lowly ranked Texans' run defense. Meanwhile JaMarcus Russell had yet another JaMarcus Russell like game, completing less than 37% of his passes. It looks like the Raider organization is getting its wish... Now at (1-3) they can relax more about letting Russell use the field on game day for practice (which unfortunately isn't resulting in any improvement).

31/31


Chiefs

0-4

The Chiefs were torched through the air by Eli Manning and Steve Smith in a game that wasn't nearly as close as the final score indicates.

32/32


Rams

0-4

The Rams proved their drop to the bottom spot was no fluke as they were obliterated 35-0 at San Francisco.



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