NFL Power Rankings | Week 9

2012 NFL power rankings for week 9

by Tyler Lurkins

  1. Atlanta(7-0)-If a team stays undefeated, they stay on top of power rankings.  The Falcons will need to hang tough against an explosive Cowboy team at home.(Last week: 1)
  2. Houston(6-1)-It can be said that Houston should have no troubling beating the Bills at home. (Last week: 4)
  3. San Francisco(6-2)-This team is tough to beat.  The offense may be slow moving but they refuse to turn the ball over.  The heralded D needs no introduction. (Last week: 5)
  4. New York Giants(6-2)-After winning by inches in the Big D, the improving Steelers come to town. (Last week: 2)
  5. Chicago(6-1)-With all the hype about the offense, the defense is still leading the way.  The Bears travel to the struggling Titans. (Last week: 3)
  6. New England(5-3)-The Pats dominated an underestimated Rams team and now go into their bye week. (Last week: 8)
  7. Denver(4-3)-This team only improves as Manning leads them into each week.  It will be hard to lose in Cincy the way this team gels. (Last week: 9)
  8. Green Bay(5-3)-Green Bay is looking great in the win column, but against teams like St. Louis, Jacksonville, and possibly Arizona. (Last week: 7)
  9. Baltimore(5-2)-Can the team stay together without Ray Lewis?  Will Flacco take over the role as Chief and lead the Ravens past a very surprising Browns team? (Last week: 11)
  10. Pittsburgh(4-3)-Everyone will see how good the Steelers really are when they travel to play the defending champs on Sunday. (Last week: 14)
  11. Seattle(4-4)-It’s safe to say that Seattle is close to being a contender, but will need to beef up their offense before they’re legit.  A win against the Vikings at home will build their respect. (Last week: 10)
  12. Minnesota(5-3)-This team looks worse after each game.  Now they travel to Seattle to face a tough D and the 12th man. (Last week: 6)
  13. Washington(5-3)-A loss is a loss, but the team hung tough against one of the more respected teams in the NFL. (Last week: 12)
  14. Detroit(3-4)-This team has a ton of weapons but need to consistently play together.  This team will have no problem winning two in a row in Jacksonville. (Last week: 20)
  15. Miami(4-3)-This team stays under the radar, but a lingering injury to Tannehill may slow down this offense.  Indy is a must win this week. (Last week: 19)
  16. Tampa Bay(3-4)-The offense has clicked a couple weeks in a row.  The defense needs to keep pace.  Oakland at home is tough, and Tampa must win to keep up in the division. (Last week: 23)
  17. Cincinnati(3-4)-This team is being exposed on both sides of the ball.  The Bengals play host to the tough Broncos. (Last week: 17)
  18. Dallas(3-5)-After losing by inches, the forecast isn’t any better for Dallas.  An undefeated Atlanta team awaits them next week. (Last week:18)
  19. Philadelphia(3-4)-Another disappointing loss in for Philly.  They’ll need to win in the Big Easy to get some confidence back. (Last week: 16)
  20. San Diego(3-4)-The Browns are tougher than they look, but the Bolts should easily beat a young team like that.  KC is a must win or you can kiss San Diego out of the playoffs. (Last week: 13)
  21. New York Jets(3-5)-Hopefully a bye week will solve this talented, but drama filled, team’s problems. (Last week: 15)
  22. Indianapolis(4-3)-The Colts keep gritting out wins.  They need to buckle down as they host Miami next week. (Last week: 26)
  23. St. Louis(3-5)-After a complete melt down in London, the Rams travel home for a bye week.(Last week: 21)
  24. New Orleans(2-6)-This defense couldn’t stop a car from rolling up hill.  Yet, no one can ever count out this offense.  Philly comes to town on Monday night. (Last week: 22)
  25. Cleveland(2-6)-The Browns had an amazing win over San Diego.  Can they stop a Lewisless Raven team? (Last week:27)
  26. Oakland(3-4)-After beating up a struggling Chief team, Oakland hosts an upstart Bucs team. (Last week: 29)
  27. Buffalo(3-4)-The Bills need to find a way to beat Houston. (Last week: 24)
  28. Tennessee(3-5)-After a let down against Indy, the Titans face a surging Bears team. (Last week: 25)
  29. Arizona(4-5)-Even with four wins, the Birds will have it rough in Green Bay. (Last week: 28)
  30. Carolina(1-6)-Newton needs to suck it up and support his team.  Especially when the Panthers travel to face RG3. (Last week: 30)
  31. Kansas City(1-6)-Looks like Cassel takes the helm against the Chargers.  This could be a good kick start game for the underachieving Chiefs. (Last week: 31)
  32. Jacksonville(1-7)-The Jags will more than likely keep the bottom of the rankings to themselves.  They show improvement, but the schedule isn’t getting any easier. (Last week: 32)

If you want to see who I have the above teams taking in the NFL Draft check out the below links.

Tyler’s 2013 NFL Mock Draft 2013 NFL Mock

Orinda’s 2013 NFL Mock Draft

CJ’s 2013 NFL Mock Draft

Blake’s 2013 NFL Mock Draft

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