NFL Power Rankings Week 10: New team takes No. 1 spot

Dave Holcomb

We are officially to the midway point of the 2019 NFL season, where every team has played at least eight games. Some fan bases, like the Atlanta Falcons, wish the season was already complete.

The bye week did some good for the Falcons, though, as they moved up two spots in our Week 10 NFL power rankings. The Miami Dolphins beat the New York Jets on Sunday, which threw a wrench in the bottom five of our list and allowed the Falcons to move up to No. 28.

Atlanta is positioned on our list right where the team would be drafting if the season ended today -- fifth from the bottom or the top, depending on one perspective.

On the other end of the spectrum, the San Francisco 49ers usurped the New England Patriots at No. 1 after the Baltimore Ravens knocked off the Patriots on Sunday Night Football, handing New England its first loss. The 49ers are the only undefeated team left in the NFL, making them the obvious choice for No. 1. They leapfrogged the New Orleans Saints, who were off and stayed at two on our list.

The Patriots didn't fall far, though, to No. 3 while the Ravens made one of the biggest jumps this week into the Top 5 to No. 4.

The Packers, Vikings and Colts joined the Patriots as Top 10 teams that lost in Week 9, but all of them remained in our Top 10 heading into Week 10. 

Here's our full NFL power rankings:

1. San Francisco 49ers (8-0)
2. New Orleans Saints (7-1)
3. New England Patriots (8-1)
4. Baltimore Ravens (6-2)
5. Seattle Seahawks (7-2)
6. Green Bay Packers (7-2)
7. Kansas City Chiefs (6-3) 
8. Minnesota Vikings (6-3)
9. Houston Texans (6-3)
10. Indianapolis Colts (5-3)
11. Dallas Cowboys (5-3)
12. Los Angeles Rams (5-3)
13. Philadelphia Eagles (5-4)
14. Buffalo Bills (6-2)
15. Pittsburgh Steelers (4-4)
16. Carolina Panthers (5-3)
17. Oakland Raiders (4-4)
18. Detroit Lions (3-4-1)
19. Los Angeles Chargers (4-5)
20. Chicago Bears (3-5)
21. Jacksonville Jaguars (4-5)
22. Tennessee Titans (4-5)
23. Arizona Cardinals (3-5-1)
24. Denver Broncos (3-6)
25. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-6)
26. Cleveland Browns (2-6)
27. New York Giants (2-7)
28. Atlanta Falcons (1-7)
29. Miami Dolphins (1-7)
30. Washington Redskins (1-8)
31. New York Jets (1-7)
32. Cincinnati Bengals (0-8) 

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Dec 8th will be a huge game between the 49ers @ the Saints. Hopefully it's flexed to Sunday night football.


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