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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 28, 2009

1/1


Saints

6-0

After clobbering the Giants the previous week, the Saints were ripe for the picking in Miami, but remained undefeated thanks to rallying with 36 second half points.

2/3


Colts

6-0

Indianapolis cruised at St. Louis. Moderately stiffer competition awaits on deck versus San Francisco, then Houston-- before the Colts square off against New England, then Baltimore.

3/5

Broncos

6-0

Denver had a bye in week 7 and will get back to action in week 8 at Baltimore. This could be loss number one. Then again, the Broncos have surprised all season long. Perhaps Josh McDaniel's has the undefeated gene working.

4/6

Steelers

5-2

The Steelers grabbed a relegitimizing victory at home over the previously undefeated Vikings. How often have we seen Pittsburgh win games such as this with late defensive scores? This game probably goes to Minnesota on a neutral field or in Minny.

5/11

Bengals

5-2

A lot of people expected the Bengals to drop this game versus Chicago. Instead Cincinnati rolled the Bears. These Bengals just might have it in them to make the playoffs.

6/2

Vikings

6-1

The Vikings dropped their first game of the year-- a hard fought battle in Pittsburgh which was certainly closer than the final score... Favre returns to Green Bay next week as the Vikings try to keep the Packers from turning the NFC North into a race.

7/7


Patriots

5-2

It was no contest in London as the Patriots crushed the Buccaneers. With a bye on deck followed by a home game versus the dejected Dolphins, all eyes will be on their week 10 trip to Indianapolis and week 12 trip to New Orleans.

8/4

Giants

5-2

The Giants lost their second game in a row as Eli Manning threw 3 interceptions at home against the Cardinals. The Giants face a tough schedule the rest of the way. But we're not panicking on their behalf just yet.

9/9

Ravens

3-3

Baltimore had a bye in week 7. And I don't need to tell you they are dangerously close to must win territory. Up next, the undefeated Broncos.

10/10


Cowboys

4-2

Dallas scored what may prove to be a key win in terms of playoff possibilities as Romo and Austin lit up the Falcons' defense... Remember when I said to draft Miles Austin for your fantasy team this season?

11/19

Cardinals

4-2

The Cardinals scored a monumental road victory on the East coast against the Giants. Arizona has bounced back nicely since their opening week loss versus the 49ers, and are suddenly looking like they might be better than last year's squad. A record of (11-5) seems within reach as of this writing.

12/8

Falcons

4-2

The Falcons were torched in Dallas by Romo and Austin. This loss could have negative playoff repercussions.

13/15


Jets

4-3

The Jets' three game skid came to end in Oakland with the Raiders still beaming from their upset of the Eagles. Shonn Greene got into the act. Up next Miami... It will be interesting to see if the Dolphins feel much like playing after their season might have come to an end in last week's 3 TD blown lead versus the Saints.

14/17

Packers

4-2

Green Bay took care of business in Cleveland. The Packers have a chance to get back in the hunt for the NFC North if they can defeat Favre's Vikings at home.

15/12


Bears

3-3

After a hot (3-1) start which included a win over the champs, the Bears are suddenly back to .500. Fortunately they face Cleveland in week 8. If they lose this game, any shot at the postseason might have to include the words "pipe" and "dream".

16/13

Chargers

3-3

The Chargers got back to .500 with a road thumping of the Chiefs. But they're far behind Denver for it only being the end of week 7.

17/16

Eagles

4-2

The Eagles did what they had to do, getting back into the win column Monday night at Washington... If they had only done what they needed to do in week 6 at Oakland they would be (5-1).

18/20

Texans

4-3

The Texans got above .500 with a victory over the 49ers. They'll try to make it 3 wins in a row when they head to Buffalo to face a Bills team also looking for their 3rd straight victory.

19/14

Dolphins

2-4

Miami blew a 21 point lead against New Orleans, in part due to a poorly timed time out just before half time, and unecessarily overly aggressive play calling early in the third quarter resulting in a Sharper interception return for a touchdown. By our count this is the 3rd game the Dolphins lost this season which they should have won. Their chances of a return trip to the postseason have been dealt a huge blow.

20/22


Bills

3-4

The Bills won their second road game in a row, taking down the Panthers in Carolina. Sometimes the best medicine is to get away from home. Next week the Bills host the Texans in a battle of teams looking for their 3rd straight win... If the Bills could have just beat Cleveland they would be (4-3). If they could have eeked out either one of the close games against the Patriots or Saints.... If...

21/18

49ers

3-3

Hill out, Smith in. A nice rally in Houston that fell short. A trip to Indy on deck means the Niners are projected to fall below .500.

22/23

Seahawks

2-4

Seattle had a bye and will head to Dallas to face the surging Cowboys in week eight as a 9 1/2 point underdog.

23/24

Jaguars

3-3

Jacksonville had a bye and will head to Tennessee in week 8 looking for a sweep of the Titans and a trip back above .500.

24/21

Panthers

2-4

The Panthers fell two games below .500 after a Delhomme tossed 3 INT's versus Buffalo... Jake will try to exact some demons next week in Arizona when he faces the very team his woes began against way back in last season's playoffs.

25/25

Raiders

2-5

Oakland reverted back to form with a (38-0) home loss to the Jets in which they surrendered 316 yards rushing. Russell was finally pulled.

26/27

Lions

1-5

Detroit had a bye and will get back to action in week 8 at home versus the Rams in a battle of perennial power ranking cellar dwellers.

27/28

Titans

0-6

Tennessee had a bye and will try to get win number one in week 8 at home against the Jags. It's Vince Young time.

28/26


Chiefs

1-6

Cassel was intercepted 3 times. And the Chiefs had no answer for Rivers and Jackson, resulting in a 30 point home loss.

29/29

Redskins

2-5

Turnovers proved costly as Washington was unable to "pull an Oakland" and upset the Eagles.

30/30

Browns

1-6

Derek Anderson threw for 99 yards versus the Packers in a 28 point home loss. If only he could have thrown for 1 more yard.

31/31


Rams

0-7

Steven Jackson rushed for 134 yards at home against the Colts, but it did little good as St. Louis was thumped. Why does it seem like the Rams are always (0-7)?

32/32

Buccaneers

0-7

Tampa Bay was no match for New England "at home" in London. Josh Freeman saw his first action. And all signs are pointing to a winless season.



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