NFL Power Rankings: Patriots back on top
2019 NFL Power Rankings
Just one week after falling out of the top spot, New England is back.
Where do the 49ers fall after their first loss? How about Seattle?
32. Cincinnati Bengals
Last Week: 32
Notes: Ryan Finley's first career start went about as bad as it could've for the Bengals, as they were blown out by Baltimore, 49-13.
On the bright side, the Bengals will select first in the 2020 NFL Draft if they lose out.
31. Washington Redskins
Last Week: 30 (-1)
Notes: The Redskins were on a bye in Week 10, but came away as a winner.
The Jets, Dolphins and Falcons all won in Week 10, meaning only Cincinnati is currently above them in the 2020 NFL Draft order.
30. New York Giants
Last Week: 27 (-3)
Notes: Four touchdowns from Daniel Jones wasn't enough for the Giants to defeat their cross-town rival Jets, who were coming off an embarrassing loss to the previously winless Dolphins.
The Giants have lost five straight. Yikes.
29. New York Jets
Last Week: 29
Notes: Jamal Adams reminded the NFL why he's one of the league's best safeties on Sunday. Adams had two sacks and an epic forced fumble he returned for a touchdown in what is maybe the defensive play of the year thus far.
The Jets held off four Daniel Jones touchdown passes to beat their cross-town rival Giants in the Battle of New York.
28. Miami Dolphins
Last Week: 31 (+3)
Notes: A winning streak? A winning streak!
The Dolphins won their second game in as many weeks, this time over the potential playoff-bound Colts.
If the Dolphins truly want to 'Tank for Tua' they need to get back to their losing ways!
27. Atlanta Falcons
Last Week: 28 (+1)
Notes: The Falcons arguably pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the season in Week 10, defeating the Saints on the road without giving up a touchdown.
Unfortunately for Atlanta, it was only the second victory for them on the season. It's been a disappointing season in the big A.
26. Denver Broncos
Last Week: 24 (-2)
Notes: The Broncos enjoyed a happy bye week after earning a victory over the Browns.
25. Arizona Cardinals
Last Week: 22 (-3)
Notes: Kyler Murray had another solid afternoon and continues to look like a franchise QB.
But after showing promise a week ago against the 49ers, the Cardinals dropped a very winnable game on the road to the Buccaneers.
24. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Last Week: 25 (+1)
Notes: In their first home game in almost two months, the Bucs topped the Cardinals in Bruce Arians' first game against his former team.
This Bucs team can play with anybody, but continue to be one of the league's most inconsistent teams.
23. Cleveland Browns
Last Week: 26 (+3)
Notes: Finally, the Browns are back in the win column. Cleveland pulled off a 19-16 victory over the Bills for their first home victory of the season.
They'll look to make it two in a row in a short week with the Steelers coming to down.
22. Jacksonville Jaguars
Last Week: 21 (-1)
Notes: Rookie QB Gardner Minshew picked the worst timing to have his worst game of the season right before the team's Week 10 bye.
With Nick Foles healthy again, the former Super Bowl MVP has regained the starting job when the team comes off their bye in Week 11.
But give the sixth-round rookie credit. In eight games, he led Jacksonville to a 4-4 record while throwing 2,285 yards, 13 touchdowns, and just four interceptions.
21. Los Angeles Chargers
Last Week: 19 (-2)
Notes: After a dominant Week 9 victory over the Packers, the Chargers were unable to continue that magic in Week 10.
On Thursday Night Football, the Raiders got the best of Los Angeles. Philip Rivers struggled all night, and the Chargers continue to play inconsistent football.
20. Detroit Lions
Last Week: 17 (-3)
Notes: Matt Stafford was unable to play on Sunday, and the Lions fell on the road to their NFC North rival Bears. Had the longtime Lions quarterback played, Detroit likely would have gone home with a victory.
After a promising start, things have spiraled quickly in the Motor City.
19. Chicago Bears
Last Week: 18 (-1)
Notes: In a game Chicago should have won by double digits, they inched out a home victory over the Lions, who were without starting QB Matt Stafford.
The Bears are still mathematically alive in the playoff race but have a long way to go to earn a wild card berth.
18. Tennessee Titans
Last Week: 23 (+5)
Notes: Moving from Marcus Mariota to Ryan Tannehill has been the best move the Titans have made all season.
Between him and running back Derrick Henry's huge afternoon, the Titans knocked off the Chiefs in Patrick Mahomes' return to action.
17. Indianapolis Colts
Last Week: 11 (-6)
Notes: The Colts were missing Jacoby Brissett, but that doesn't explain an epic meltdown against the lowly Dolphins.
It seems like it was years ago when this same team knocked off the Chiefs in Arrowhead.
16. Carolina Panthers
Last Week: 15 (-1)
Notes: The Panthers were inches, literally inches, away from beating the Packers on the road in Lambeau Field.
Carolina continues to employ the NFL's best non-QB offensive player, and will go as far as McCaffrey takes them.
15. Oakland Raiders
Last Week: 16 (+2)
Notes: The Raiders continue to play everyone tough. That earned them a Thursday Night Football victory over the Chargers. Oakland is firmly in the AFC West playoff picture.
Josh Jacobs continues to shine, as the rookie running back is well on his way to Rookie of the Year honors.
14. Pittsburgh Steelers
Last Week: 20 (+6)
Notes: No James Conner, no problem. The Steelers defense continues to be a problem for opposing teams, and the visiting Rams were no different in Week 10.
Los Angeles mustered just 12 points on the road, as the Steelers won their fourth game in a row.
After a tumultuous start to 2019, the Steelers are putting themselves back in the playoff race.
13. Buffalo Bills
Last Week: 13
Notes: The Bills fell on the road in Cleveland in an ugly game all around.
Buffalo will likely ride their hot start to a playoff berth, but this team is not as good as many thought earlier in the season.
12. Los Angeles Rams
Last Week: 8 (-4)
Notes: The Rams just don't look right. Jared Giff is struggling, Todd Gurley isn't getting the ball in the fourth quarter, and the offense is all out of sync.
A strong effort from the Pittsburgh defense allowed the Steelers to pull off a Week 10 upset to drop the defending NFC champs to 5-4 and on the outside looking in of the playoffs as of now.
11. Philadelphia Eagles
Last Week: 14 (+3)
Notes: The Eagles had a well-earned bye following a victory over the Bears.
The Patriots loom next in a Super Bowl LII rematch.
10. Dallas Cowboys
Last Week: 12 (+2)
Notes: Dallas rallied from an early two-touchdown deficit to nearly beat a solid Vikings team on Sunday Night Football.
It was a tough loss for the Cowboys, but they're still one of the NFL's very good teams.
9. Houston Texans
Last Week: 10 (+1)
Notes: With the Colts spiraling downward quickly, the AFC South is the Texans to lose.
Week 11 will give Houston one of their biggest tests of the season, as they travel to Baltimore to face the soaring Ravens.
8. Kansas City Chiefs
Last Week: 7 (-1)
Notes: Patrick Mahomes returned and the offense didn't miss a beat, but the defense allowed a Ryan Tannehill-led Titans team to a 35-point outing.
As a result, the Chiefs fell on a blocked Harrison Butker field goal as time expired. This offense is Super Bowl level, but the defense has a lot of catching up to do.
7. Minnesota Vikings
Last Week: 9 (+2)
Notes: Kirk Cousins won a primetime game. I repeat. Kirk Cousins won a primetime game.
Minnesota traveled to Dallas and knocked off a solid Cowboys team without arguably their best wide receiver in Adam Thielen. This team continues to stay on the toes of the Packers for the NFC North lead.
6. New Orleans Saints
Last Week: 2 (-4)
Notes: The Saints looked out of character in Week 10, failing to score a touchdown at home.
As a result, they fell to the lowly Falcons. The Saints still control their own destiny in the division, but the loss could hurt them in terms of playoff seeding later in the season.
5. Green Bay Packers
Last Week: 6 (+1)
Notes: It was cold and snow was falling, officially marking that winter is here in Green Bay.
The Packers held off a Carolina comeback and moved to 8-2 on the season, in line for a first-round bye in the NFC.
4. Seattle Seahawks
Last Week: 5 (+1)
Notes: In one of the best games of the year, the Seahawks edged the previously undefeated 49ers on Monday Night Football.
Russell Wilson continued to show his magic and why he will likely win the MVP this season.
The Seahawks have a well deserved bye in Week 11 before the final stretch of the season.
3. Baltimore Ravens
Last Week: 4 (+1)
Notes: The Ravens and Bengals looked like they were playing two different sports in Baltimore's rout over Cincinnati.
If Russell Wilson currently holds the lead for MVP, Lamar Jackson is less than a step behind.
2. San Francisco 49ers
Last Week: 1 (-1)
Notes: It took everything Seattle had to defeat San Francisco in Week 10, but the 49ers did drop their first game of the season.
Although they fell, San Francisco proved they are one of the best teams in the NFL. And they already have the rematch against Seattle circled on their calendar.
1. New England Patriots
Last Week: 3 (+2)
Notes: Just a week later, the Patriots are back in the No. 1 spot.
And you know they'll come out with a chip on their shoulder in Week 11, their first action since falling to the Ravens in Week 9.