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NFL 2015 Power Rankings – Week 10

32. Detroit Lions (2-7) (32) – First win in Lambeau since I was 7 doesn’t get the Lions much credit. They’re still terrible. I wonder whats wrong with the Packers. It looks like they don’t have any chemistry. And the defense isn’t very good. Next game: vs Oakland Raiders

31. Cleveland Browns (2-8) (31) – I thought Johnny Manziel played really well, all things considered. The defense? Not so much. How do you let a guy who was supposed to miss four games come in and demolish you like this? Next game: Bye Week

30. Tennessee Titans (2-8) (29) – I didn’t watch much of this game but I didn’t need to. As soon as I saw the schedule, I knew this would be the result. No analysis necessary. Next game: @ Jacksonville Jaguars (TNF)

29. Dallas Cowboys (2-7) (26) – A few years ago when Peyton Manning got hurt and missed the entire season, people joked about whether Peyton should get MVP because his presence was obviously missed. Why isn’t anyone saying this about Romo? No way the Cowboys would be 2-7 with Romo under center. Next game: @ Miami Dolphins

28. Jacksonville Jaguars (3-6) (30) – What a great win for a young team. The Ravens defense isn’t very good (despite playing a little better this week) and they took advantage. They stayed poised and got a late win. These are the wins Gus Bradley is going to reference when they start to become a good team. Next game: vs Tennessee Titans (TNF)

27. San Francisco 49ers (3-6) (27) – Bye Week. Next game: @ Seattle Seahawks

26. Washington Redskins (4-5) (28) – Man, it takes a really bad defense to make the Redskins look like a competent and in this case, dominant offense. If Cousins can light up the Saints defense, anyone else should be able to as well. Next game: @ Carolina Panthers 

25. San Diego Chargers (2-7) (25) – Bye Week. Next game: vs Kansas City Chiefs

24. Baltimore Ravens (2-8) (22) – These guys are so bad, the “Ray Lewis isn’t walking through that door” jokes stopped being funny. Next game: vs St Louis Rams

23. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-5) (24) – The fans are getting cheated. They deserve better. They deserve a team thats going to tank for consecutive seasons to build a solid contender…like the Raiders. Next game: @ Philadelphia Eagles

22. Houston Texans (4-5) (23) – This is the defensive showing that the Texans have been waiting for. If they could put pressure on teams and make life easier for their offense like this every week, maybe they’d be in a better position to make the playoffs. That said, the AFC South is pretty much up for grabs at this point. Next game: vs New York Jets

21. Oakland Raiders (4-5) (19) – Speak of the devil. These guys are doing it the right way. They have a franchise quarterback, a deep threat and a viable running game. Keep building. I like giving praise to Reggie McKenzie. Next game: @ Detroit Lions

20. Miami Dolphins (4-5) (21) – The Fins are actually technically still in the playoff race. I doubt the AFC East would have three playoff teams and I don’t think they’ll overtake the Bills for second place but stranger things have happened. Next game: vs Dallas Cowboys

19. Chicago Bears (4-5) (20) – Another solid performance by Jay Cutler. Just silence the doubters one week at a time, Jay. Next game: vs Denver Broncos

18. New Orleans Saints (4-6) (17) – Firing Rob Ryan is a good first step. The personnel isn’t good but just clean house. As a matter of fact, maybe Sean Payton should consider leaving too. Just a terrible, terrible performance defensively. Next game: Bye Week

17. Philadelphia Eagles (4-5) (15) – Of course Sam Bradford went down. Its one of life’s guarantees. You can’t count on him to stay healthy and that will doom the Eagles until they get a quarterback that can stay on the field. Next game: vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

16. Kansas City Chiefs (4-5) (18) – The defense looked pretty good but I feel like they were just opportunistic against an aging quarterback that probably doesn’t have it anymore. Interceptions in triple coverage, under throwing receivers and not being as good will cause games like this. Next game: @ San Diego Chargers

15. New York Giants (5-5) (14) – I don’t think the Giants should be all that upset with losing this game. It wasn’t a division game and they hung in there with the best team in football. A few things break the other way (Landon Collins holding on to that interception) and the Giants probably win this game. Next game: Bye Week

14. Seattle Seahawks (4-5) (12) – Its looking more and more like home field advantage in Seattle doesn’t matter that much anymore. The Cardinals are absolutely a better team right now but Seattle needs to get it together and string a few wins in a row if they want to make the playoffs in a crowded NFC playoff picture. Next game: vs San Francisco 49ers 

13. Indianapolis Colts (4-5) (13) – Bye Week. Next game: @ Atlanta Falcons

12. Buffalo Bills (5-4) (16) – Good teams find ways to win. The Jets probably screwed themselves and probably should have won, but they didn’t. The Bills earned this win. Next game: @ New England Patriots (MNF)

11. New York Jets (5-4) (9) – Like I said earlier, the Jets probably should have won but they didn’t. Its just like the Giants loss. Some things were in their control, other things weren’t. Had they made a few plays earlier, maybe they win. Hindsight in 20/20. Next game: @ Houston Texans 

10. St Louis Rams (5-4) (10) – Leave it to Jeff Fisher to negate the things that Todd Gurley can do. I think I hate Jeff Fisher. I haven’t decided yet. I’m sure he’s a good guy but he’s holding this team back. They’re gonna be 8-8 (at best) and could probably be better. Next game: @ Baltimore Ravens

9. Pittsburgh Steelers (6-4) (11) – One day, we’ll look back and remember the greatness that was Ben Roethlisberger. He’s so impressive and tough. Doctors literally said he’d be out for a few weeks and he comes into this game, throws for almost 400 yards and gets a win. This guy is awesome. Next game: Bye Week

8. Atlanta Falcons (6-3) (8) – Bye Week. Next game: vs Indianapolis Colts

7. Green Bay Packers (6-3) (6) – Whats wrong with the Packers? Losing three straight isn’t very Packer-y. The defense can’t seem to get timely stops. They’re making things extremely difficult for Aaron Rodgers. Also, James Starks needs to hold on to the ball. Next game: @ Minnesota Vikings

6. Denver Broncos (7-2) (4) – Its time for Peyton Manning to take a step back. Four interceptions is pretty terrible and now he’s the league leader in interceptions with 13. Next game: @ Chicago Bears

5. Minnesota Vikings (7-2) (7) – This Vikings team is good. Some people think they’re overrated but they’ve beaten some solid teams and they now lead the NFC North. Its time to start giving them credit. Next game: vs Green Bay Packers

4. Arizona Cardinals (7-2) (5) – Carson Palmer picked apart the Legion of Boom. Thats exactly what he did. He had his way with the defense. Next game: vs Cincinnati Bengals (SNF)

3. Cincinnati Bengals (8-1) (2) – On the bright side, the Texans offense had been playing well and the Bengals held them to only 10 points. Unfortunately, the Bengals offense didn’t get the memo and couldn’t get into the end zone. The AFC North is damn near locked up for Cincy but they need to make sure things like this don’t happen again so they can lock up a first round bye. Next game: @ Arizona Cardinals (SNF)

2. Carolina Panthers (9-0) (3) – Panthers gonna Panther. Next game: vs Washington Redskins 

1. New England Patriots (9-0) (1) – These Patriots just snatched the win away from the Giants. This is what good teams do. And you know what? The Pats didn’t dominate this game the way people would’ve expected. Don’t be surprised if these two teams meet again for a different result. Next game: vs Buffalo Bills (MNF)
The Queens native handles all things football on KeepingItRealSports.com. Stan attended Holy Cross High School in Flushing, Queens and SUNY Old Westbury. He's spent his post graduate career in different parts of the media, as an editorial assistant, a production assistant and a board operator. He can be followed on twitter @FunnyManStan and routinely performs standup comedy all over New York City.

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