Week 10 NFL Power Rankings: Stop Sleeping on the Rams

Welcome back to the only reliable NFL Power Rankings on the internet.

If you’re looking at ESPN or BleacherReport, you’re misinformed. They may show bias toward the teams that make the most money in the NFL (they’ve had the Patriots in the top-two most of the year and the Cowboys in the top-ten), but at SlingShot Sports, we never show bias. Unless it’s for my Panthers.

Anyway, let’s get to it. Here are all 31 NFL teams and the New York Giants ranked from best to worst.

  1. Philadelphia Eagles (-) LW: 1

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    Does Jay Ajayi make the Eagles unstoppable? Close to it. Photo via NBCSports.com

    Still the best team in football. Carson Wentz is the MVP until someone proves otherwise, and having the new addition of Jay Ajayi in the backfield certainly won’t hurt anything.

  2. Los Angeles Rams (-) LW: 2

    I’ve had the Rams toward the top of the rankings for quite some time now. Maybe you guys will start listening to me and stop sleeping on Los Angeles.

  3. Pittsburg Steelers (+1) LW: 4

    The bye week was kind to the Steelers, as they saw the team I had ranked ahead of them lose. How good is this team, though? We really don’t know yet. They’re winning games and, at the end of the day, that’s all that matters.

  4. New Orleans Saints (+4) LW: 8

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    New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara (41) carries for a touchdown past a diving Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Clinton McDonald in the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)

    The Saints started the season 0-2 with losses to Minnesota and New England. Since then, they have won six consecutive games over the Panthers, Dolphins, Lions, Packers, Bears and Buccaneers. The emergence of Alvin Kamara in the backfield mixed with the Saints defense stepping up for the first time in years has proved to be the perfect storm for Drew Brees to make the Saints contenders once again.

  5. New England Patriots (+2) LW: 7

    Still not as good as you think they are.

  6. Dallas Cowboys (+6) LW: 12

    THIS is the dude Cowboys fans are in love with? Photo via NYPost.com

    Okay, here we are. I know. I don’t wanna talk about it. The Cowboys might actually be legitimate again. If Zeke would ever serve his suspension, maybe we could finally count the Cowboys out. But fresh off of a win against Kansas City and no suspension in sight, Dallas has a chance to move up into the top-five soon. Hopefully, Elliot will serve his suspension once the playoffs start so they can make another early exit.

  7. Jacksonville Jaguars (+3) LW: 10

    I’ve been asleep. Jacksonville quietly has the best defense in the NFL and an offense that keeps winning games without their best player in (rookie) Leonard Fournette. Jalen Ramsey is one of the best defenders in the league (even though AJ Green whooped him) and this team is a serious playoff contender and could even ride their defense into an AFC Championship conversation. If Blake Bortles was any good, this team may be unstoppable.

  8. Carolina Panthers (+1) LW: 9

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    Nov 5, 2017; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) scores a touchdown as Atlanta Falcons middle linebacker Deion Jones (45) and cornerback Desmond Trufant (21) defend in the second quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

    The Panthers were able to knock off the Falcons this weekend. That isn’t saying much, but after back-to-back losses to the Eagles and Bears, back-to-back wins against division opponents feels good.

  9. Kansas City Chiefs (-6) LW: 3

    This is still one of the better teams in the league. After starting 5-0, the Chiefs have dropped three of their last four games. Time to panic? Not quite. Kansas City still leads the AFC West by two games over the Raiders and sits comfortably at the three seed in the AFC Playoffs. When you take into consideration that their losses are to Oakland, Dallas and Pittsburg, they don’t seem to look nearly as bad. Their hot start might have been a bit of luck, but this is a great squad that is playoff bound.

  10. Minnesota Vikings (+1) LW: 11

  11. Buffalo Bills (-6) LW: 5

    I put them in my top-five and they failed me. You’ll have to impress me quite a bit going forward if you want to earn back my love, Buffalo.

  12. Seattle Seahawks (-6) LW: 6

    The Seahawks lack an offense outside of Russell Wilson. That was overly obvious when they lost in a low-scoring affair with the underwhelming Redskins.

  13. Oakland Raiders (+5) LW: 18

    Oakland is finally getting back on track. A win over the Dolphins had to feel good after losing by 20 to the Bills a week ago.

  14. Washington Redskins (+1) LW: 15

  15. Tennessee Titans (+10) LW: 25

    Quite the jump for a team that barely beat the Browns and Ravens, huh? Well, in all fairness, they do lead their division and have one of the better records in the league (5-3). They’re the lowest ranked of my division leaders, but with Houston basically out of the picture (more on them later), the Titans have a chance to make a playoff push if things keep going their way.

  16. New York Jets (+11) LW: 27

    The GOAT and some guy that plays for New England. Photo via BostonGlobe.com

    J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS! What a win over their division rival. A lot of people predicted New England to go 16-0 and the Jets to go 0-16, but New York is only 2.5 games behind the Patriots in the AFC East with still half of the season left to play.

  17. Detroit Lions (-3) LW: 14

    Woohoo. You beat the Packers without Aaron Rodgers. That’s like beating the Browns. Well, actually, they’re up next. So I guess we’ll see.

  18. Atlanta Falcons (-2) LW: 16

    The Panthers went 15-1 in 2015, won the NFC South, had the best offense in the NFL and lost the Super Bowl to an old man at quarterback. The next year, they missed the playoffs. Last year, the Falcons won the NFC South, had the best offense in the NFL and lost to an old man at quarterback in the Super Bowl. Will they miss the playoff this year? It’s not looking good.

  19. Los Angeles Chargers (+1) LW: 20

  20. Miami Dolphins (+1) LW: 21

  21. Chicago Bears (+1) LW: 22

  22. Houston Texans (-9) LW: 13

    Let the free-fall begin. Is it fair to drop a team nine spots after one loss? No, but they didn’t just suffer one loss. Rookie of the Year frontrunner DeShaun Watson is out for the year, and the Texans season is over. It was fun while it lasted. I’m sure they’ll be a playoff team in the near future.

  23. Baltimore Ravens (-4) LW: 19

  24. Green Bay Packers (-1) LW: 23

  25. Denver Broncos (-8) LW: 17

    Remember when the Broncos defense was something to be terrified of? They just gave up 51 points.

  26. Arizona Cardinals (-) LW: 26

  27. Cincinnati Bengals (-3) LW: 24

  28. Indianapolis Colts (+1) LW: 29

    The future for the Colts? Photo via IndyStar.com

    The Colts won another game! Time to celebrate!

  29. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-1) LW: 28

    This team was already no good. Now they’re without quarterback Jameis Winston for the foreseeable future. Let’s just hang it up and call it a season.

  30. San Francisco 49ers (-) LW: 30

  31. Cleveland Browns (+1) LW: 32

    I hate ranking this team last because I want to see them succeed. They did just that by not losing during their bye week. That makes them better than the last team on the list.

  32. New York Giants (-1) LW: 31

    Losing 51-17 is never good. Losing 51-17 at home and having a 1-7 record is enough for me to anoint you as the worst team in the NFL for the week.

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