ESPN's Power Rankings: "1. Dallas Cowboys 2016 record: 8-1 Week 10 ranking: 2 The Cowboys have won eight straight in a single season for the first time since 1977. According to Elias Sports Bureau, Ezekiel Elliott has the third-most rushing yards through a player's first nine games with 1,005. And QB Dak Prescott is second in the league this season in Total QBR (82.5). Up next: the Ravens. 2. Seattle Seahawks 2016 record: 6-2-1 Week 10 ranking: 4 The Seahawks are 4-1-1 in their past six games, and most impressive about that stretch is the fact they've committed only one turnover. They had none against the Patriots in Week 10 and will look to keep that trend rolling against the Eagles in Week 11. 3. New England Patriots 2016 record: 7-2 Week 10 ranking: 1 Even after the Week 10 loss to Seattle, NFL FPI has the Patriots as the top-ranked team by a wide margin and still gives the Patriots a 31 percent chance of winning the Super Bowl this season (next closest: Cowboys, 17 percent). New England travels to San Francisco to take on the 49ers (1-8) this week. 4. Denver Broncos 2016 record: 7-3 Week 10 ranking: 7 Denver kept pace in the AFC West thanks to a blocked extra point attempt that was returned for a touchdown. The Broncos are still winning (three of their past four), but turnovers are starting to become a problem and could be a focus during their Week 11 bye. Denver has had at least two turnovers in each of its past three games. 5. Kansas City Chiefs 2016 record: 7-2 Week 10 ranking: 6 The Chiefs are now 17-2 in their past 19 games dating back to last season, with 15 giveaways to 45 takeaways over that span. The next best turnover differential in that time is plus-14 by the Vikings. The Chiefs take on the turnover-prone Buccaneers in Week 11. 6. Oakland Raiders 2016 record: 7-2 Week 10 ranking: 3 Derek Carr makes his Monday night debut this week against the Texans in Mexico City. Carr is 3-0 in his career in prime time, and with the Chiefs and Broncos still looming in the division race, another prime-time win would go a long way in getting the Raiders home-field advantage in the playoffs. 7. Atlanta Falcons 2016 record: 6-4 Week 10 ranking: 5 Opponents are completing 68.2 percent of their passes against the Falcons this season, the third-highest completion percentage allowed. That's also the same as QB Matt Ryan's completion percentage this season. Atlanta will undoubtedly work on its pass defense while on bye this week. 8. Philadelphia Eagles 2016 record: 5-4 Week 10 ranking: 18 The Eagles have a 41 percent chance of making the playoffs according to NFL FPI, but they also have the second-most difficult remaining schedule based on opponent win-loss records. A road game against Seattle this week is as tough as they get. 9. Pittsburgh Steelers 2016 record: 4-5 Week 10 ranking: 9 The Steelers could use a win following their first four-game losing streak since 2013, and they may very well get one this week at Cleveland. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is 19-2 in his career against the Browns, who are 0-10 this season. 10. Arizona Cardinals 2016 record: 4-4-1 Week 10 ranking: 16 The Cardinals are 3-1-1 in their past five games, but two of those wins came against the 49ers, a team with just one win. The Cardinals' schedule picks up down the stretch, with five road games and all seven games against teams no worse than one game under .500. First up are the Vikings in Week 11." - Via ESPN Stats & Information contributed the following research.
Djack's Power Rankings: 1. New England Patriots 2016 record: 7-2 Week 10 ranking: 1 The Patriots finally showed that they are actually beatable with Tom Brady, only thing is you have to stop them with a goal line stand at the end of the game to do so. Since that'll never happen again I'm going to leave the Patriots at #1 because they're clearly still the team to beat in the NFL. 2. Dallas Cowboys 2016 record: 8-1 Week 10 ranking: 2 Cowboys surprised me with a win in Pittsburgh this past week, only thing is that Pittsburgh isn't looking like their usual self somewhat taking away from the win. Regardless, Dallas is the class of the NFC until proven otherwise at this point, their schedule is pretty soft the rest of the way with exception of a couple tough division games. Cowboys will probably be the #1 seed in the NFC, I don't think it'll translate to many playoff wins though. 3. Seattle Seahawks 2016 record: 6-2-1 Week 10 ranking: 4 Seattle came up with a huge goal line stand to flip the script in the Super Bowl rematch from two years ago. More importantly, Russell Wilson finally looked like himself. With Thomas Rawls back this week the Seattle offense is going get some time to get their rhythm heading into the playoffs. Seattle is my favorite to win the NFC right now. 4. Oakland Raiders 2016 record: 7-2 Week 10 ranking: 3 Raiders continue to prove week in and week out that they're the real deal, yet ESPN has the audacity to put Denver ahead of them despite Oakland manhandling them just a couple weeks ago. Oakland is the Dallas of the AFC, look for them to get into the playoffs as a high seed, but I'm not sure how far they'll go with the lack of playoff experience on the roster. 5. Kansas City Chiefs 2016 record: 7-2 Week 10 ranking: 5 Kansas City continues to prove that they don't need playmakers on offense to win games. They made a nice comeback last week against the Panthers, the defense initiated it with several huge plays in the fourth quarter to put their team in the position to win the game. This defense makes plays and the offense takes care of the ball, it's not the most orthodox recipe in the NFL, but it's working to perfection. 6. Denver Broncos 2016 record: 7-3 Week 10 ranking: 7 Let's be completely honest, Denver did not deserve to beat the Saints, but a win is a win. This team has convinced me if it's a close game, the Broncos will probably win since their defense is so ruthless, and they always seem to come up with a big time play at the right moment. If they have to play from behind whatever the deficit, they'll lose, this team is incapable of mounting a comeback to win. Not the best recipe for success in the playoffs, but it might just get them there. 7. Atlanta Falcons 2016 record: 6-4 Week 10 ranking: 6 Falcons are like the opposite of the Broncos, their offense is obviously elite, but a high powered offense sometimes gets neutralized in the playoffs when you have to play in shitty winter weather. Falcons defense is clearly an issue and it's too late to get it fixed now, they'll get into the playoffs, but they're a team I can't see winning a road playoff game, or any playoff game for that matter. 8. New York Giants 2016 record 6-3 Week 10 ranking: 10 Giants continue their winning streak, has it been pretty, no, but they've been winning games, and that's all that matters in this league. The defense looks incredible and the offense we know has potential, I believe the Giants are poised for a deep playoff run if they can get things clicking on the offensive end before the playoffs start. Bears and Browns next two weeks should bring us to 8-3, we're the Giants however, so nothing is a gimme. 9. Washington Redskins 2016 record 5-3-1 Week 10 ranking: N/A Redskins quietly have one of the best offenses in the league, ask me how I couldn't tell you, but the numbers don't lie. They were able to move the ball with regularity against a very good Minnesota defense and their own defense has been playing much better than last year as well. Redskins are not a team to sleep on this year, they're hot, Kurt Cousins has invented a new saying, and everything seems to be rolling Washington's way right now. I'm definitley a little nervous as a Giants fan right now. 10. Pittsburgh Steelers 2016 record: 4-5 Week 10 ranking: 8 Pittsburgh has had a rough year, high expectations are failing to be met, and extreme dysfunction surrounds the organization right now. That's exactly why I think they'll get their act together. Anytime Pittsburgh goes into crisis mode they win 5 straight, I'll say I told you so in 5 weeks when they're 9-5.