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NFL Power Rankings

NFL Power Rankings Week 9: Your Team Is Either Good Or Bad And There’s Nothing You Can Do About It

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Week 8 is in the books, so you know what that means: Week 9 is here. Usually, Matt Rudnitsky concocts a secret formula for the power rankings based on betting odds, the angle of the sun that day, how gassy he’s feeling and a brief examination of tarot cards. Matt is off this week, so the job has fallen to me.

Here’s how my power rankings work: I look at each team. I rank them. Call it a gut feeling combined with the eyeball test, with a dash of common sense. Sometimes, a team with a bad record is ranked higher than a team with a slighty-less-bad record. That’s how power rankings work. If you are going to complain because the Dan Synders are ranked higher than the Eagles, go look at the official standings.

Some teams have risen (see: the Chiefs, the Lions). Some have fallen (see: the Steelers, the Dolphins). Some have stayed the same. After Week 9, all will be revealed, I’m sure. Let’s get to it:

  • Joe Namath

    So the Broncos, who have not played anybody, except the Colts who they lost to, are number 1. Wow. Where would they be in the rankings if Manning did not play for them?

  • Jordan Ritzie

    Why are the Packers at number 4 didnt the bengals beat them?? and Dang Texans are WAAAAAY to high

  • Eric Goldschein

    I don’t think the Chiefs can keep up with the Broncos offensively. And I think if the Broncos didn’t have Peyton, they’d be lower on this list.

  • Eric Goldschein

    It’s not always about head-to-head matchups. And the Texans would be lower, but there has been a lot of bad football played lately.


    So the Saints would be ranked first, but you have them 6th???/

  • Puck U


  • Puck U

    It was a bizarre comment where the rank # and comments didn’t match.

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