NFL Power Rankings: Biggest Movers After Week 10

Tyler Brooke@TylerDBrookeSenior Analyst IINovember 13, 2013

November 10, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) warms up on the sideline against the San Francisco 49ers during the fourth quarter at Candlestick Park. The Panthers defeated the 49ers 10-9. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Week 10 of the NFL season didn't exactly go as planned.

Both the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Jacksonville Jaguars were able get their first wins of the season.  Meanwhile, the Indianapolis Colts and Dallas Cowboys were blown out by their opponents despite being the top teams in their respective divisions.

As expected, the power rankings look quite different after Week 10.  Below is a complete list of all 32 teams and where they stand, followed by a breakdown of the teams to make the biggest moves.

NFL Power Rankings After Week 10
1Kansas City Chiefs1
2Denver Broncos2
3New Orleans Saints5
4Seattle Seahawks4
5Carolina Panthers9
6New England Patriots7
7Indinaapolis Colts3
8Detroit Lions8
9San Francisco 49ers6
10New York Jets15
11Cincinnati Bengals10
12Chicago Bears11
13Philadelphia Eagles19
14Green Bay Packers12
15Arizona Cardinals16
16Dallas Cowboys13
17Baltimore Ravens20
18San Diego Chargers18
19St. Louis Rams21
20Cleveland Browns22
21Miami Dolphins14
22Tennessee Titans17
23Pittsburgh Steelers29
24New York Giants26
25Washington Redskins24
26Oakland Raiders27
27Buffalo Bills23
28Atlanta Falcons25
29Minnesota Vikings28
30Houston Texans30
31Tampa Bay Buccaneers31
32Jacksonville Jaguars32
Power Rankings by Tyler Brooke

Philadelphia Eagles

OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 03:  Quarterback Nick Foles #9 of the Philadelphia Eagles throws against the Oakland Raiders in the second quarter on November 3, 2013 at Coliseum in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
Brian Bahr/Getty Images

When Nick Foles is starting, everything seems to work out for the Philadelphia Eagles.  With two straight wins, this team is trying to prove once again that they're a legitimate contender in the NFC.

It's been a very productive start for Foles.  He's completing 63.2 percent of his passes for 1,256 yards, 16 touchdowns and zero interceptions, giving him a 132.5 passer rating.  When he's started and played through the entire game, the Eagles have gone 4-0.

The offense as a whole has still been productive, leading the NFL with 153.5 rushing yards per game.  LeSean McCoy is one of the best running backs in the league right now, running for 932 yards and three touchdowns.

But the real concern with this team has been their defense.  The Eagles have allowed 417 yards and 24.4 points per game, near the bottom of the league in both categories.

Still, two straight wins have the Eagles back in the NFC East race, and Chip Kelly's offense seems to be a lot more effective with Foles under center.

Miami Dolphins 

With all of the events going on off the field, the Miami Dolphins couldn't pull out a win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who were 0-8 entering Monday Night Football.

Regardless of what your opinion is of the situation going on in Miami, the Dolphins are now without two of their starting offensive linemen, and that showed this week.  Ryan Tannehill was sacked four times, and some pressure late in the game kept the team from coming back.

The running game was atrocious against the Buccaneers, as the team ran for two yards on 14 carries.  The Dolphins are averaging just 87 yards per game, ranking 25th in the league.

While Tannehill has shown some signs of development, he's struggled to take care of the ball.  He's had 10 interceptions and eight fumbles so far this season, and those numbers should be lower for someone trying to become a franchise QB.

Losing to the Buccaneers was bad enough, but there were a lot of things to be concerned about in that game, which is why they dropped seven spots in the latest power rankings.

Carolina Panthers

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 10:  Mike Mitchell #21 of the Carolina Panthers celebrates after the Panthers intercepted the ball late in the fourth quarter of their game against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on November 10, 2013 in San Franci
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They only moved up four spots, but the Carolina Panthers went from a top-10 team to a top-five team after the big win over the San Francisco 49ers, and that's a big move up when you're already near the top of the rankings.

After blowing out their previous four opponents, many still weren't buying into the Panthers.  However, after taking down the 49ers 10-9, they proved that they're a legitimate contender in the NFC.

The defense has carried Carolina so far.  The Panthers gave up just 151 yards of offense this past week, and they frustrated Colin Kaepernick throughout the game.  He completed just 11 of 22 passes for 91 yards and an interception while being sacked six times.

Cam Newton didn't have his best game, but he's showed throughout the season that he can make plays when the team needs them.  He's thrown for 1,970 yards, 13 touchdowns and eight interceptions while adding another four scores on the ground.  

As it stands now, the Panthers have to be in the top five.  That defense is dominating opposing offenses, and if Carolina can keep this hot streak going, it will be in the top five for quite some time.


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