NFL Power Rankings, Week 9: Packers rise, Browns fall

In our latest NFL power rankings, the Green Bay Packers move up after knocking off the Arizona Cardinals, while the Cleveland Browns sink.

32
Detroit Lions
0-8 LW: 32

We might be looking at 0-17.

31
Houston Texans
1-7 LW: 31

Nice fight at the end, but what a mess.

30
Jacksonville Jaguars
1-6 LW: 30

The Jaguars had two weeks to prepare for Geno Smith and got hammered.

29
Miami Dolphins
1-7 LW: 28

The Dolphins might need a full house-cleaning after this season. Just ugly football.

28
New York Giants
2-6 LW: 27

Injuries and poor coaching have conspired to tank the season.

27
Washington Football Team
2-6 LW: 26

Remember when Washington was a trendy Super Bowl sleeper?

26
New York Jets
2-5 LW: 29

Mike White? Mike White! Impressive.

25
Chicago Bears
3-5 LW: 21

The offense is bad, the defense is average, and the end is near.

24
Atlanta Falcons
3-4 LW: 20

Atlanta gave its fans hope, but this is Atlanta, and hope died immediately.

23
Seattle Seahawks
3-5 LW: 25

Beating the Jaguars keeps the season alive. Now, Russell Wilson needs to come back.

22
Philadelphia Eagles
3-5 LW: 24

The Eagles threw for 114 yards and no touchdowns, and scored 44 points.

21
Denver Broncos
4-4 LW: 23

Beating Washington (barely) is no tempered by trading away Von Miller.

20
Minnesota Vikings
3-4 LW: 15

Enough of the Vikings. What a ridiculous loss.

19
Carolina Panthers
4-4 LW: 22

With their first win in five weeks, the Panthers find themselves firmly in the playoff chase.

18
Indianapolis Colts
3-5 LW: 14

The Colts should never have lost that game. Now they’re in real trouble.

17
San Francisco 49ers
3-4 LW: 18

Let’s not go nuts about the Niners. They’re an average team who beat a bad team.

16
Cleveland Browns
4-4 LW: 12

The Browns are dangerously close to letting once grand expectations fall very flat.

15
Pittsburgh Steelers
4-3 LW: 19

Pittsburgh is staying alive, now winners of three straight. A date with Chicago is next.

14
New England Patriots
4-4 LW: 17

Don’t ever, ever sleep on Bill Belichick.

13
Cincinnati Bengals
5-3 LW: 8

You can’t lose to the Jets and be serious. Cincinnati got so much deserved love, but that’s awful.

12
Kansas City Chiefs
4-4 LW: 16

We’re about to find out who the Chiefs are. Next three weeks: Packers, Raiders and Cowboys.

11
Los Angeles Chargers
4-3 LW: 11

The Chargers came out of their bye, at home, and got bart by Mac Jones.

10
New Orleans Saints
5-2 LW: 13

Sean Payton should be Coach of the Year. Now it gets tougher without Jameis Winston.

9
Las Vegas Raiders
5-2 LW: 10

The Raiders have a real chance in the AFC West as they come out of their bye week.

8
Baltimore Ravens
5-2 LW: 9

Great week for Baltimore. Rest, and losses by the Bengals and Browns.

7
Buffalo Bills
5-2 LW: 7

The Bills switch between looking great and barely being able to beat the Dolphins.

6
Tennessee Titans
6-2 LW: 6

The Titans stay here for now, but losing Derrick Henry is a crushing blow.

5
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
6-2 LW: 1

The Buccaneers have some real defensive issues. The secondary is a mess.

4
Arizona Cardinals
7-1 LW: 2

Not going to crush the Cardinals for losing one game, but that’s a rough way to go down.

3
Dallas Cowboys
6-1 LW: 5

The Cowboys are winning every which way. Give the defense a ton of credit along with the coaching.

2
Green Bay Packers
7-1 LW: 4

The Packers beat the Cardinals without half their starters. Incredibly impressive.

1
Los Angeles Rams
7-1 LW: 3

Best team in football just got better.