It wasn’t quite the upset fest we saw in Week 10 of the NFL’s schedule this past weekend. However, a few losses near the top of our previous power ranking made some room for new faces (and returning ones) in our top-five.
The Arizona Cardinals fell from the No. 1 spot after failing to weather a storm once again. The Cards remains near the summit, though. The same can’t be said for the Los Angeles Rams and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Their losses allowed for the Tennessee Titans and Green Bay Packers to takeover the pole positions in their respective conferences.
Some blowout, bounce-back wins from the Dallas Cowboys and Buffalo Bills looked good for them, too.
With that, here is Touchdown Wire’s latest power rankings heading into Week 11:
Godwin Igwebuike #35 of the Detroit Lions . (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)
32. Detroit Lions (0-8-1)
Last week: 32
The Lions didn’t lose… but they still are the lone winless team in the NFL. It still feels like Detroit will get one since they’re close in numerous outings this year, but it’s not a great tie considering the pieces the Steelers were missing.
31. Houston Texans (1-8)
Last week: 31
30. New York Jets (2-7)
Last week: 30
The Jets were blown out by the Bills, but considering this is a power ranking, we’re not going to drop them here. New York did (somehow) still beat the Bengals and Titans this season, and it’s not like anyone else behind them made a case…
Washington Football Team quarterback Taylor Heinicke Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sport
29. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-7)
Last week: 26
The Jaguars battled back against the Colts, but bad teams make bad mistakes. Jacksonville couldn’t stop Indy RB Jonathan Taylor who had 114 yards, but many can’t. A blocked punt is a bad miscue for the Jags, though. Other teams near the bottom of last week’s rankings didn’t help the Jaguars either.
28. Chicago Bears (3-6)
Last week: 27
27. Washington Football Team (3-6)
Last week: 29