NFL Week 9 Power Rankings

1. Kansas City Chiefs (9-0)
1. Kansas City Chiefs (9-0)
Only the Chiefs could fail to score an offensive touchdown and still win – and somehow put up 20 points in the process. It’s a thin line they’re walking, but they’re walking it. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
2. Indianapolis Colts (6-2)
2. Indianapolis Colts (6-2)
Impressive comeback for the Colts, who outscored Houston 24-3 in the second half. (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)
3. Denver Broncos (7-1)
3. Denver Broncos (7-1)
The Chiefs keep winning, making a Nov. 17 home game against Kansas City a must-win. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
4. Seattle Seahawks (8-1)
4. Seattle Seahawks (8-1)
How was Seattle losing 21-0 to winless Tampa Bay at home? Even crazier, how did Seattle manage to come back? Whatever the answers, Russell Wilson (12-0) remains unblemished at home. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
5. San Francisco 49ers (6-2)
5. San Francisco 49ers (6-2)
A well-rested Niners squad will try to extend its winning streak to six games when it takes on Carolina by the Bay this Sunday. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
6. New England Patriots (7-2)
6. New England Patriots (7-2)
A 24-24 tie midway through the third quarter quickly became a 55-31 route. Rob Gronkowski (nine catches, 143 yards and a touchdown) looks like his old self. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
7. New Orleans Saints (6-2)
7. New Orleans Saints (6-2)
Drew Brees’ win/loss splits are striking: a 70.6 completion percentage, 17 touchdowns and four interceptions in six wins; 54.0 completion percentage, four touchdowns and three interceptions in two losses. (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)
8. Cincinnati Bengals (6-3)
8. Cincinnati Bengals (6-3)
Four turnovers, including a pick-six, and the game-ending sack for a safety. Unacceptable performance by Andy Dalton. Even worse, Geno Atkins (knee) is out for the year. Ouch. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
9. Detroit Lions (5-3)
9. Detroit Lions (5-3)
The upcoming schedule – at Chicago, at Pittsburgh and against Tampa Bay – isn’t easy, but it’s manageable. Anything less than taking two of three would be a disappointment. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
10. Chicago Bears (5-3)
10. Chicago Bears (5-3)
The Bears won at Lambeau for the first time since 2007. Yes, the Packers didn’t have Aaron Rodgers for virtually the entire game, but the Bears didn’t have Jay Cutler, either. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
11. Green Bay Packers (5-3)
11. Green Bay Packers (5-3)
It was a valiant effort, but too many injuries to too many important players has taken its toll. Now the question is, how long will Aaron Rodgers be out? (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)
12. Dallas Cowboys (5-4)
12. Dallas Cowboys (5-4)
A win is a win, but the Cowboys called passing plays on 87 percent of their snaps – the highest one-game split in the league this season. Why? (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
13. Carolina Panthers (5-3)
13. Carolina Panthers (5-3)
Carolina has won four straight, scoring between 30 and 35 points and allowing between 10 and 15 points in each of the four games. Impressive, yes. But each win came against teams with losing records. Let’s see how the Panthers fare this Sunday in San Francisco. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
14. New York Jets (5-4)
14. New York Jets (5-4)
The Jets have alternated wins and losses for the first nine weeks of their season, tying the 2005 Patriots for the longest such streak in league history. This record, however, is one the Jets don’t want to break. They next play at Buffalo on Nov. 17. (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)
15. San Diego Chargers (4-4)
15. San Diego Chargers (4-4)
With Denver looming, a win over the Redskins is something the Chargers desperately needed. It’s also something they didn’t get. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
16. Miami Dolphins (4-4)
16. Miami Dolphins (4-4)
The Dolphins became just the third team in NFL history to win a game on a safety. Credit Cameron Wake, who totaled three sacks on the night. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
17.  Arizona Cardinals (4-4)
17. Arizona Cardinals (4-4)
Arizona comes off the bye with both impressive wins and eye-sore losses on its resume. Still, the playoffs are within striking distance. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
18. Cleveland Browns (4-5)
18. Cleveland Browns (4-5)
Cleveland snapped its 11-game losing streak to the Ravens and finally got a win without Brian Hoyer. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)
19. Philadelphia Eagles (4-5)
19. Philadelphia Eagles (4-5)
In Week 1, Peyton Manning became the sixth quarterback in NFL history to throw for seven touchdowns in a game. This past Sunday, Nick Foles became the seventh. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
20. Baltimore Ravens (3-5)
20. Baltimore Ravens (3-5)
Baltimore has lost three straight and four of five. Average margin of defeat in those four losses? Three-and-a-half points. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)
21. Washington Redskins (3-5)
21. Washington Redskins (3-5)
RG3 has been up and down this year, but the ground game has been stellar. The Redskins’ 12 rushing touchdowns are tied for second in the league. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
22. Oakland Raiders (3-5)
22. Oakland Raiders (3-5)
Oakland became the first team to allow two receivers (DeSean Jackson and Riley Cooper) to top 130 yards in a game since Green Bay in 2004, when the Packers gave up 161 and 156, respectively, to . . . the Eagles’ Terrell Owens and Brian Westbrook. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
23. Tennessee Titans (4-4)
23. Tennessee Titans (4-4)
Chris Johnson rushed for 150 yards against the Rams – this after rushing for just 110 yards in his last four games combined. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
24. Houston Texans (3-5)
24. Houston Texans (3-5)
Incredibly unfortunate loss for the Texans, who led 21-3 at halftime. Thankfully, Gary Kubiak appears all right. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
25. Pittsburgh Steelers (2-6)
25. Pittsburgh Steelers (2-6)
Three Big Ben turnovers sullied a 400-yard, four-touchdown day. Then again, where was the defense? The 55 points allowed to the Patriots were the most in franchise history. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
26. St. Louis Rams (3-6)
26. St. Louis Rams (3-6)
The Rams are riding their second three-game losing streak of the season. (Photo by Michael Thomas/Getty Images)
27. Atlanta Falcons (2-6)
27. Atlanta Falcons (2-6)
The Falcons are 0-4 on the road this season. Even worse, they’ve lost their last two by 38 points. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
28. New York Giants (2-6)
28. New York Giants (2-6)
With their next three games at home (against Oakland, Green Bay and Dallas), the Giants aren’t completely out of it. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)
29. Buffalo Bills (3-6)
29. Buffalo Bills (3-6)
Buffalo outgained Kansas City 470-210, but you can’t turn the ball over three times. And if you do, you can’t allow two of them to be returned for touchdowns. Game. Over. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
30. Minnesota Vikings (1-7)
30. Minnesota Vikings (1-7)
The Vikings lost in the final minute for the third time this season. That’s the difference between 4-3 and 1-7. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
31. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-8)
31. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-8)
The Bucs ran the ball on 65 percent of their plays through three quarters against Seattle – and it worked, as they led 24-14. In the fourth quarter and overtime, however, they ran the ball on just 25 percent of their plays. Yeah, that didn’t work as well. Tampa Bay is 0-8 for the first time since 1985. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
32. Jacksonville Jaguars (0-8)
32. Jacksonville Jaguars (0-8)
Commentary withheld due to excessively disgraceful performances. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
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