NFL Power Rankings Week 10 nearly had a very different look after the Steelers came close to blowing a big fourth-quarter lead to the Bengals Monday night.
After struggling throughout the first three quarters, Carson Palmer finally got things going in the fourth quarter.
Palmer looked to rookie Jordan Shipley on fourth-and-five in the closing seconds with Cincinnati driving for a go-ahead touchdown.
Shipley was unable to haul in a catchable ball, sending the bumbling Bengals to a fifth straight loss.
Meanwhile, three NFC teams are rising up the power rankings.
New Orleans has won two straight games and are expecting both Reggie Bush and Pierre Thomas to return following the bye. Atlanta hung on in Week 9 to take sole possession of the NFC South lead.
Clay Matthews is stampeding closer to the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year award.
Thanks to Matthews and an improving secondary, Green Bay has surged to a 6-3 record heading into the bye.
Here's a look at NFL Power Rankings Week 10.