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Week 10 power rankings


1. Chiefs (9-0; last week No. 1): This could their last week in the top spot.

2. Seahawks (9-1; No. 2): This could be their last week in the No. 2 spot.

3. Broncos (8-1; No. 4): This could be the last week Peyton Manning is able to play with that bad ankle.

4. Saints (7-2; No. 7): It took Rob Ryan a bit longer than five minutes to find his next job, but he found the right one.

5. Patriots (7-2; No. 6): Tom Brady could be having flashbacks to Super Bowl XLII and XLVI as he watches tapes of the Panthers’ pass rush.

6. Colts (6-3; No. 3): The best way to avoid a fourth-quarter comeback from Andrew Luck is to blow him out before the end of quarter three.

7. 49ers (6-3; No. 5): It’s a good thing Colin Kaepernick sold out while there was still something to sell.

8. Lions (6-3; No. 10): Maybe defenses aren’t double-teaming Calvin Johnson because they realize it doesn’t matter.

9. Panthers (6-3; No. 11): The Panthers finally faced adversity. And they kicked its ass.

10. Bengals (6-4; No. 8): The Bengals finally are facing adversity. And it’s kicking their ass.

11. Jets (5-4; No. 14): Adversity only kicks the Jets’ ass in the even weeks.

12. Packers (5-4; No. 9): Adversity, thy name is Scott Tolzein.

13. Cardinals (5-4; No. 17): Does anyone realize this team is over .500 through 10 weeks?

14. Cowboys (5-5; No. 12): Everyone realizes this team isn’t over .500 through 10 weeks.

15. Eagles (5-5; No. 19): If they could win their home games, they’d be 9-1.

16. Bears (5-4; No. 13): If Josh McCown can pull the Bears back into playoff contention, why would the team bring back Jay Cutler?

17. Dolphins (4-5; No. 15): If that’s how they perform when galvanized, we’d hate to see how they’d play if they weren’t.

18. Chargers (4-5; No. 16): At least they didn’t blow a 24-0 lead this time.

19. Titans (4-5; No. 18): There are far more interesting ways to get everyone fired than to lose to the Jaguars at home.

20. Browns (4-5; No. 20): Mid-November relevance is a beautiful thing in Cleveland.

21. Ravens (4-5; No. 21): The one team that none of the other AFC playoff teams want to see in the playoffs is the Ravens.

22. Giants (3-6; No. 24): The one team that none of the other NFC playoff teams want to see in the playoffs is the Giants.

23. Rams (4-6; No. 26): Where’ve you been hiding, Tavon Austin?

24. Redskins (3-6; No. 22): Last year’s playoff team started 3-6, too. That’s where the similarities end.

25. Steelers (3-6; No. 28): The question of whether Roethlisberger wants to move on from Pittsburgh overlooks the possibility that the team wants to move on from him.

26. Raiders (3-6; No. 23): And the playoff drought is destined to continue for another year.

27. Bills (3-7; No. 25): And the playoff drought is destined to continue for another year.

28. Falcons (2-7; No. 27): At some point, it’ll be easier to list the Falcons who haven’t been injured.

29. Texans (2-7; No. 29): Seven is the number of their quarterback of the future -- and of their present losing streak.

30. Buccaneers (1-8; No. 30): With more games like last night’s, could Greg Schiano actually save his job?

31. Vikings (2-7; No. 31): They’ve finally won a game this year in the United States.

32. Jaguars (1-8; No. 32): With the Bucs and Vikings also winning, the Jags were able to get a “W” without undermining their crack at the first overall pick in the draft.