NFL Power Rankings Week 10: Eagles Fall From the Sky

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The Commanders forced receiver Quez Watkins to fumble, killing a potential go-ahead drive. (Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire/Getty Images)

After soaring head and shoulders above everybody else for the first half of the season, the mighty Eagles took their first loss this week. On top of that, two Super Bowl contenders produced a game-of-the-year contender this week. Ten weeks in, here’s where everyone stands in the NFL.

32. Houston Texans (1-7-1) Prev: 32

Same old story for the Texans this week. They have the worst record in the NFL and are not even close to playoff contention. At least Houston can still celebrate the World Series they won a few weeks back.

Team MVP: Jerry Hughes (4 tackles, sack, 2 TFLs)

Next: vs Commanders

31. Las Vegas Raiders (2-7) Prev: 29

The Raiders stink, and there’s no good reason for it. Las Vegas has the roster, and they were a playoff team last season. Josh McDaniels needs to go. However, reports emerged this week that the team does not have the money to buy him out and pay a new coach. Dark times are ahead for the Raiders.

Team MVP: Davante Adams (9 rec, 126 yds, TD)

Next: at Broncos

30. Pittsburgh Steelers (3-6) Prev: 30

The Steelers are finally back in the win column. They finally got TJ Watt back after his Week one injury, and he helped the defense shut down the Saints. It’s always good to see one of the best players in the NFL return to the field.

Team MVP: Levi Wallace (5 tackles, INT)

Next: vs Bengals

29. Chicago Bears (3-7) Prev: 27

Sure, the Bears lost again. But Justin Fields continues to be a revelation. Opening up Fields’ opportunities as a runner has seemingly made him an overall better player. He’s running like a madman, and it’s helped make him a better passer. It’s rare for the Bears’ defense to be the side of the ball that needs to step up.

Team MVP: Justin Fields (12/20, 167 yds, 2 TDs, INT, 147 rush yds, 2 TDs)

Next: at Falcons

28. Denver Broncos (3-6) Prev: 26

Broncos country would like to get off the ride now. Denver’s offense is still a disaster, but they don’t get all the blame here. One week ago, the Titans’ receivers had zero receptions. This week, one went for over 100 yards and two touchdowns. This team is a mess in general.

Team MVP: Jalen Virgil (1 rec, 66 yds, TD)

Next: vs Raiders

27. Carolina Panthers (3-7) Prev: 31

After trading Christian McCaffrey, it seems like the Panthers have found themselves another solid running back. D’Onta Foreman has played well over recent weeks, including his performance in Carolina’s win over the Falcons. Despite clearly being in a rebuild, Carolina now has wins over Tampa Bay and Atlanta.

Team MVP: D’Onta Foreman (130 yds, TD)

Next: at Ravens

26. Detroit Lions (3-6) Prev: 28

Detroit now has two division wins in a row after beating the Bears. After struggling for a while, the Lions seem to have found some footing. They still have a lot of work to do on defense, however.

Team MVP: Amon-Ra St. Brown (10 rec, 119 yds)

Next: at Giants

25. Jacksonville Jaguars (3-7) Prev: 23

The Jags couldn’t stand up to the Chiefs. They couldn’t get Travis Etienne involved after a string of solid performances from the running back. Jacksonville got forced into a pass-heavy game script, and while Trevor Lawrence still played well, the other side had Patrick Mahomes.

Team MVP: Christian Kirk (9 rec, 105 yds, 2 TDs)

Next: Bye

24. Cleveland Browns (3-6) Prev: 22

The Browns got crushed by the Dolphins this week. While he’s still a week away, Deshaun Watson can begin practicing with the team this week. Cleveland may not have a season for Watson to save, but time will tell how well he gels with the Browns’ offensive unit.

Team MVP: Donovan Peoples-Jones (5 rec, 99 yds)

Next: at Bills

23. New Orleans Saints (3-7) Prev: 21

New Orleans got shut down by the Steelers. After a few solid weeks, Andy Dalton has run the Saints’ offense into a rut. They will stick with him for another week, but Jameis Winston could return soon if Dalton’s struggles continue.

Team MVP: Malcolm Roach (7 tackles, sack)

Next: vs Rams

22. Los Angeles Rams (3-6) Prev: 18

Bad just got worse for the Rams. Cooper Kupp, who was the only reason the offense was moving anywhere, suffered an injury and was placed on injured reserve. Kupp will be down for a while, and the Rams’ offense seems doomed.

Team MVP: Bobby Wagner (9 tackles, sack)

Next: at Saints

21. Indianapolis Colts (4-5-1) Prev: 25

Matt Ryan returned as the Colts’ quarterback this week, and he got Jeff Saturday his first win as an NFL head coach. While he may lack coaching experience, perhaps Saturday’s time as a player will help him relate to this relatively young roster. Can Saturday take this team to the playoffs?

Team MVP: Jonathan Taylor (147 yds, TD)

Next: vs Eagles

20. Atlanta Falcons (4-6) Prev: 17

After looking like they had the momentum to contend for the NFC South, the Falcons dropped yet another game this week. Marcus Mariota played horribly, making many call for rookie Desmond Ridder to play. The Falcons will stick with Mariota for now.

Team MVP: Rashaan Evans (10 tackles, 2 TFLs)

Next: vs Bears

19. Green Bay Packers (4-6) Prev: 24

As Aaron Rodgers said, the Packers may not be dead yet. Rookie Christian Watson went off this week, finally giving Rodgers someone he can trust. Beating Dallas is a big step forward, but Green Bay needs to prove it can sustain this momentum.

Team MVP: Christian Watson (4 rec, 107 yds, 3 TDs)

Next: vs Titans

18. Arizona Cardinals (4-6) Prev: 20

Arizona took down the Rams this week to keep themselves in playoff contention. 3-7 would have been the kiss of death for Arizona’s season. Colt McCoy was under center for the Cardinals this week, and he may be again next week after Kyler Murray suffered an apparent injury.

Team MVP: Budda Baker (4 tackles, INT)

Next: vs 49ers

17. Washington Commanders (5-5) Prev: 19

Washington took down the undefeated Eagles. The win was so impressive that Ron Rivera will stick with Taylor Heinicke as the starting quarterback next week. A win like this can turn seasons around.

Team MVP: Terry McLaurin (8 rec, 128 yds)

Next: at Texans

16. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-5) Prev: 16

The Bucs will return from Germany with a win. Tampa Bay struggled over the last few weeks, but they seem to have found their mojo again. Tampa Bay has regained control of the NFC South, and all is right with the world.

Team MVP: Rachaad White (105 yds)

Next: Bye

15. New England Patriots (5-4) Prev: 15

The Patriots had a bye this week. Believe it or not, they currently have a playoff spot.

Next: vs Jets

14. Los Angeles Chargers (5-4) Prev: 13

The Chargers took a loss to the 49ers this week. Los Angeles currently sits outside of the playoff picture. This core is too talented to miss the playoffs two years in a row. If that happens, Brandon Staley should get fired.

Team MVP: Khalil Mack (4 tackles, sack, 2 TFLs)

Next: vs Chiefs

13. San Francisco 49ers (5-4) Prev: 14

The 49ers got a primetime win over the Chargers. The Seahawks may be losing their grip on the NFC West, and the 49ers are in position to capitalize. This team has the roster and the coaching to make a deep playoff run.

Team MVP: Nick Bosa (4 tackles, sack, 3 TFLs, 4 QB hits)

Next: at Cardinals

12. Cincinnati Bengals (5-4) Prev: 12

The Bengals had their bye this week. The defending AFC champs were playing well before the bye and may get Ja’Marr Chase back within the coming weeks.

Next: at Steelers

11. Seattle Seahawks (6-4) Prev: 8

Seattle was taken down by the Bucs this week. The Seahawks still lead the NFC West, but the 49ers are coming. Geno and his group get a bye this week, but they may be tied for the division lead by the end of it.

Team MVP: Cody Barton (9 tackles, INT)

Next: Bye

10. New York Jets (6-3) Prev: 9

The Jets had a bye this week. A win over the Patriots next week puts them in first place in the AFC East.

Next: at Patriots

9. Tennessee Titans (6-3) Prev: 11

Ryan Tannehill returned this week and tossed a pair of touchdown passes in a win. Malik Willis got his chance to take the starting job, and he floundered. Tannehill will be the unquestioned starter for the remainder of the season.

Team MVP: Nick Westbrook-Ikinhe (5 rec, 119 yds, 2 TDs)

Next: at Packers

8. Miami Dolphins (7-3) Prev: 10

Miami coasted to a win over the Browns. Tua Tagovailoa is quietly making a case for MVP, although his missed games may hold him back. Regardless, Miami’s offense continues to look unstoppable.

Team MVP: Jeff Wilson Jr (119 yds, TD)

Next: Bye

7. Baltimore Ravens (6-3) Prev: 7

The Ravens had a bye this week. Lamar Jackson will look to build on his strong season next week.

Next: vs Panthers

6. Dallas Cowboys (6-3) Prev: 5

Dallas took a loss to the Packers this week. Aaron Rodgers has had the Cowboys’ number over the last couple of years, and this was no exception. Dallas is now third in the NFC East but is firmly in the NFC playoff picture.

Team MVP: CeeDee Lamb (11 rec, 150 yds, 2 TDs)

Next: at Vikings

5. New York Giants (7-2) Prev: 6

Their bye has passed, but the Giants are still winning games. Perhaps this team is the real deal after all. Saquon Barkley currently leads the NFL in rushing and had another strong performance against Houston. This well-coached unit looks playoff bound.

Team MVP: Saquon Barkley (152 yds, TD)

Next: vs Lions

4. Buffalo Bills (6-3) Prev: 4

The game was in the bag for Buffalo, but then Josh Allen fumbled in the endzone. Allen was able to bring them back for a field goal but threw the game-sealing pick in overtime. Allen is the first quarterback to reach ten interceptions, which is shocking.

Team MVP: Stefon Diggs (12 rec, 128 yds)

Next: vs Browns

3. Philadelphia Eagles (8-1) Prev: 1

Losing your first game of the season after all the 17-0 hype is tough. But to do it to a division rival? At home? That will sting the Eagles for a while. Philly will be fine, but the loss is an inexcusable one.

Team MVP: CJ Gardner-Johnson (6 tackles, INT)

Next: at Colts

2. Kansas City Chiefs (7-2) Prev: 2

The Chiefs had an easy time against the Jaguars. Kansas City looks like the class of the AFC. They currently have the top seed in the AFC, and it will likely stay that way.

Team MVP: Patrick Mahomes (26/35, 331 yds, 4 TDs, INT)

Next: at Chargers

1. Minnesota Vikings (8-1) Prev: 3

It’s time to buy into the Vikings. They scored a massive win over the Bills and looked like they could hang with anybody. The team chemistry is immaculate. Justin Jefferson looks like the best receiver in the league. The defense made Josh Allen crumble on the two most crucial plays of the game. Minnesota can make a run at the Super Bowl.

Team MVP: Justin Jefferson (10 rec, 193 yds, TD)

Next: vs Cowboys