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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 21, 2009

1/4


Saints

5-0

Brees and crew lit up the Giants' pass defense. Meanwhile the Saints' defense shut down the Giants' offense. The playoffs are a long way off. And football fans everywhere want to see if New Orleans can play this way come playoff time.

2/3

Vikings

6-0

The Vikings did a lot of things right versus Baltimore, but they still needed a hooked field goal attempt to escape with a victory, preserving their perfect record... The team above them (the Saints), Minny beat them last year in New Orleans without a guy named Favre on their team. A crazy game it was.

3/2


Colts

5-0

The Colts had a bye, and will get back to action in week 7 at St. Louis-- where some might think they'll have another bye...

4/1

Giants

5-1

The road warriors met their match in New Orleans, as the Giants' defense had no answer for Brees and crew... The Giants and Saints could meet again in the playoffs. If so, will the results be similar?

5/5

Broncos

6-0

It's not quite Halloween. But the Broncos look "scary good." Denver might have locked up the AFC West already in week 6 with their Monday night win at San Diego.

6/8

Steelers

4-2

Roethlisberger almost threw for 300 yards more than his counterpart Derek Anderson, while Ward and Holmes each had 100+ yard receiving days. On deck Minnesota, then Denver.

7/9


Patriots

4-2

Who could forget last season's snow fest when the Patriots embarrassed the Cardinals? New England treated the league to a nastier version this time as Brady tossed 5 touchdowns in the second quarter alone. He probably could have thrown 10 TD's on this day against the now hapless Titans.

8/11

Falcons

4-1

Atlanta's red zone defense came to play, and saved the game Sunday night versus Chicago. This win should have extremely positive implications when the playoff race heats up.

9/10

Ravens

3-3

The Ravens' comeback effort came up short in Minnesota as Hauschka's 44 yard field goal attempt sailed wide left. Matt Stover anybody? With close losses to the Patriots, Bengals, and Vikings, I contend this is a (6-0) or at least (5-1) team masquerading as a (3-3) squad.

10/14


Cowboys

3-2

Dallas had a bye and will get back to action in week 7 versus Atlanta. I'm calling this a must win game for Dallas' playoff chances.

11/6

Bengals

4-2

The Bengals' trip to the power ranking top 10 was deserved, but brief. Cincinnati appears to play to the level of their competition. They have upset top teams like the Steelers and Ravens. But can lose to weaker teams such as the Texans. Usually these types of teams don't make the playoffs. However, the implosion of the Chargers and Jets may keep the Bengals in the playoff race-- in spite of their difficult remaining schedule, and in spite of Odom having been lost for the year. Ouch.

12/13


Bears

3-2

Red zone woes cost Chicago dearly in Atlanta. If the Bears miss the playoffs by 1 game (like last season), they'll likely point to their loss in Atlanta (like last season).

13/15

Chargers

2-3

Norv Turner; outcoached, out-game-managed, out-everything by Denver's Josh McDaniels.

14/16

Dolphins

2-3

Miami had a bye and will get back to action in week 7 versus the new top team... New Orleans. I don't think Miami will go down easily. Could they be a live dog? Or should I say, "a live fish?"

15/12


Jets

3-3

For every two passes Sanchez completed to players on his own team, he completed one to a member of the Bills. The tally? 10 completions and 5 interceptions. And an overtime loss to Buffalo. But even worse, Kris Jenkins out for the season with a torn ACL in his left knee.

16/7

Eagles

3-2

Any self respecting "top 5 list" of ways to throw a playoff spot in 2010 out the window has to be headed up by losing to the Raiders... Other teams potentially vying for a wild card spot in the NFC such as; Dallas, Chicago, and Atlanta owe a huge debt of gratitude to the Eagles.

17/17

Packers

3-2

No early fork in the cheese in Green Bay as the Packers did what they had to do... Get back above .500 versus Detroit. Now they've got to keep on winning. A trip to Cleveland is on deck. Should be an easy one, right?

18/18

49ers

3-2

The 49ers had a bye in week 6, and now find themselves tied for first with Arizona (but San Fran has a game in hand... In fact, it's a road game in hand). Up next a trip to Houston. The 'Niners really need to win this game to have any shot at a double digit win season.

19/19

Cardinals

3-2

The Cardinals roasted the Seahawks in Seattle to get back into a first place tie with San Francisco in the NFC West. But the 'Niners have a road win in hand. Up next a road game against the Giants.

20/23

Texans

3-3

The Texans got back to .500 with an upset at Cincinnati. Schaub continued putting up huge numbers. And Houston's defense finally stopped the run. But can it continue?

21/21

Panthers

2-3

Carolina ran all over the Buccaneers, but the game was eerily close.

22/28


Bills

2-4

Two games ago the Bills lost while holding Cleveland's Derek Anderson to just 2 completions. This week the Bills *almost lost* while intercepting 6 passes against the Jets... "Whew!" Perhaps even more noteworthy; the Bills are a whopping (1-0) since fans rented a billboard to express dissatisfaction. Hmmmmm. They might be on to something here.

23/20

Seahawks

2-4

By our estimation the Seahawks lost a must win game versus the Cardinals. And they lost it big.

24/22

Jaguars

3-3

Jacksonville barely survived OT at home versus the Rams... Not the sign of a serious playoff contender.

25/31

Raiders

2-4

I promised sympathy rooting for this squad, and apparently it worked wonders. The Raiders upset the Eagles thanks to a tremendous defensive effort led by Richard Seymour. Is parity back?

26/29


Chiefs

1-5

The Chiefs upset the Redskins in Washington to get their first win. On second thought, I'm not sure this qualifies as an upset anymore.

27/25

Lions

1-5

The depleted Lions had little trouble reverting back to last season's form as they were pasted 26-0 at Green Bay.

28/24

Titans

0-6

Luckily for the Titans, Tom Brady played a just a single series in the 3rd quarter... Otherwise the score could have been more like 90-0... Instead of the paltry 59 which New England hung on them. And if it couldn't get any worse, the Titans have now been passed by the Lions and Raiders in the power rankings.

29/26

Redskins

2-4

In a league where cornerbacks are now penalized for looking at a wide receiver from the wrong direction, and where quarterbacks are throwing for 300 yards in droves, the Redskins can't do anything through the air, and were embarrassed (yet again); this time losing at home to the Chiefs. Campbell was benched. And Zorn will give up play calling duties... After playing poorly all season, fans will surely be relieved by the team's discovery that all woes can be traced to deciding which plays to call when...

30/27

Browns

1-5

There was no miracle of mathematics this week as the Browns lost at Pittsburgh with Anderson once again completing a total number of passes in the single digits... Just 9. Hmmmmm. They had better luck last week when Anderson completed only 2.

31/32


Rams

0-6

The Rams nearly grabbed their first win of the season, but fell in OT at Jacksonville. Better luck this week against.... the Colts?

32/30

Buccaneers

0-6

Tampa surrendered 262 yards rushing at Carolina, but they were in the game. This might have been the 'Bucs last best shot for a win this season.



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