NFL Power Rankings 2019: Where 49ers, Raiders stand entering Week 11
Shakeup Week 10
Week 10 in the NFL came to a close Monday night when the Seahawks handed the 49ers their first loss of the season at Levi's Stadium.
The second Sunday of November saw a host of other favorites go down as well. The Chiefs fell in Tennessee, the Saints got trounced by the Falcons and the Colts took an L to Miami.
The Raiders grabbed a big win over the Chargers on Thursday night moving them to within a half game of first place in the AFC West. Here comes Jon Gruden's club.
32. Cincinnati Bengals (0-9)
Last week's rank: 31
All the attention went to Miami’s overt tank job. Bengals were actually Michael Dukakis rumbling toward a national humiliation.
31. Washington (1-8)
Last week's rank: 30
Derrius Guice comes back from injured reserve, practices a few times for this talent-less mess and wishes recovery would’ve taken longer.
30. N.Y. Giants (2-8)
Last week's rank: 26
After losing to the Jets, Saquon Barkley said Big Blue has to get back to playing Giants football. Um ... Saquon, Sunday's play is exactly what modern Giants football looks like.
29. N.Y. Jets (2-7)
Last week’s rank: 32
Jets beat the Giants. At least some NYC football fans enjoyed their Sunday. That’s a rare, rare thing.
28. Atlanta Falcons (2-7)
Last week's rank: 28
Arthur Blank was hemming and hawing over whether to fire Dan Quinn. Isn’t that what owners do best? Indecision may have worked out well here. Falcons are fighting for their head coach.
27. Miami Dolphins (2-7)
Last week's rank: 27
Brian Flores won another game. Maybe the Dolphins hired the wrong guy.
26. Arizona Cardinals (3-6-1)
Last week's rank: 22
Cardinals lose the Bruce Arians bowl. Certainly up for debate whether they employ the right offensive mastermind.
25. Cleveland Browns (3-6)
Last week's rank: 29
America’s most disappointing squad gets a lift from Kareem Hunt, finally back from NFL-imposed exile. What a real badge of honor. The Dawg Pound must be so proud.
24. Detroit Lions (3-5-1)
Last week's rank: 23
Fractures in Matt Stafford’s back snapped a 136-game starting streak. The Lions were particularly inept without him. This season’s spiraling out of control whether Stafford comes back quickly or not.
25. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-6)
Last week's rank: 25
Bucs won the Arians bowl. There’s zero doubt Bruce would rather have Kyler Murray than the turnover machine he currently employs.
22. Denver Broncos (3-6)
Last week's rank: 21
Broncos had a bye week to ponder whether Vic Fangio should be one and done (he shouldn’t). Broncos should be considering a move at the top. Let John Elway pick another quarterback at your own peril.
21. L.A. Chargers (4-6)
Last week's rank: 17
We might look back at the Bolts’ loss in Oakland as the beginning of the end for Philip Rivers. Everyone will forget the real story here, that the offensive line let the pocket passer down (again).
20. Chicago Bears (4-5)
Last week's rank: 24
Bears win, but it doesn't change one fact. Bears have a quarterback problem.
19. Jacksonville Jaguars (4-5)
Last week's rank: 16
The Jaguars are making a QB switch. Nick Foles is healthy again, so the world’s greatest Halloween costume now comes with a clipboard. Will Foles turn the Jaguars season around? We’re not holding breaths.
18. Philadelphia Eagles (5-4)
Last week's rank: 18
Dallas lost, which means the Eagles won Sunday without playing a snap. Eagles are so, so lucky they play in a retched division.
17. Indianapolis Colts (5-4)
Last week's rank: 13
Brace Jacoby Brissett up and get him out there. Brian Hoyer will throw the season away if given the opportunity.
16. Carolina Panthers (5-4)
Last week's rank: 14
Cam Newton’s considering surgery on his busted foot. The Panthers will be considering his future with the club. Football’s a tough business, man.
15. Tennessee Titans (5-5)
Last week's rank: 18
Never been a Ryan Tannehill believer, but Titans fans must be after another thrilling win. Can he navigate the team through a gauntlet with just one below-.500 team left on the schedule? Methinks not.
14. Pittsburgh Steelers (5-4)
Last week's rank: 20
The Minkah Fitzpatrick trade saved a season. The versatile defensive back has been awesome in Pittsburgh, sparking a defense that’s tough as nails.
13. Oakland Raiders (5-4)
Last week's rank: 15
The Silver and Black are a legitimate playoff contender through grit, toughness and poise under pressure. The offense is well-rounded and the defense is opportunistic. You can’t count Jon Gruden’s crew out of anything.
12. Dallas Cowboys (5-4)
Last week's rank: 11
The Cowboys are in need of a coaching change.
11. L.A. Rams (5-4)
Last week's rank: 10
Rams are talented, but might’ve lost their magic. Each loss puts them farther back of the NFC West frontrunners.
10. Buffalo Bills (6-3)
Last week's rank: 11
Bills lose and move up? Outside a few teams, this league is falling toward the mean. Bills are in line for a tumble. There are plenty of good teams left on the schedule.
9. Kansas City Chiefs (6-4)
Last week's rank: 8
Chiefs just looked in the rear view. Raiders are coming on fast.
8. Minnesota Vikings (7-3)
Last week's rank: 9
Dalvin Cook’s the only back in Christian McCaffrey’s class. The running back can carry Minnesota into the postseason.
7. Houston Texans (6-3)
Last week's rank: 7
Texans must enjoy watching the Colts slip up. They’re in position to take hold of the AFC South.
6. New Orleans Saints (7-2)
Last week's rank: 4
Do the Saints have a quarterback controversy after that bad Falcons loss? Not really, but it’ll give New Orleans fans something to discuss during a week that would be stressful if the NFC South wasn’t so bad.
5. Green Bay Packers (8-2)
Last week's rank: 5
Aaron Rodgers has as complete a supporting cast as he has had in some time. This could be a special season for the world’s most talented quarterback.
4. Seattle Seahawks (8-2)
Last week's rank: 6
Seahawks top the 49ers in a huge game. At least nobody ate turkey on the 50. This might be the first of three meetings -- yeah, we're including the NFC Championship game -- between these talented clubs
3. San Francisco 49ers (8-1)
Last week's rank: 1
No shame in losing to the Seahawks in an NFC West rivalry renewed. Even the best teams lose occasionally. They're going to have to win a lot more to win this talented division.
2. Baltimore Ravens (7-2)
Last week's rank: 3
Lamar Jackson’s incredible. Just incredible.
1. New England Patriots (8-1)
Last week's rank: 2
There’s no shame in losing to the Ravens before their bye. New England’s defense should be able to dominate virtually anyone else.