Players, teams, and even coaching/front office decisions surprise us weekly in the NFL, for good or bad.
Week 9 certainly proved no different. There were blowouts, convincing victories in matchups between contenders, multiple big performances from unknown players, and shocking decisions made by head coaches involving two of the league's most high profile players.
As the season's second half begins, it is vital that teams take advantage of every opportunity given to them, as each individual game and play will become more and more important. Some thrived in that vein last week, while others fell short, either enhancing or lowering their postseason chances in the process.
Following are power rankings of the NFL's 10 biggest Week 9 surprises, five positive and five negative.