Here’s a peak at our Power Rankings for this week.
Behind a surprising offense and a four-game win streak (second only to the undefeated Titans), the Ravens have moved all the way to fourth in the poll this week.
The Jets have found their way into the Top 10 for the first time this week. Their blowout of the Rams coupled with the Patriots victory over the Bills took the Jets into a tie for the lead of the AFC East. The Patriots, though, are lurking right behind them.
Finally, the Falcons found their way back into the mix this week. At 6-3, they are tied for second in their division with the Buccaneers. Matt Ryan is finding his groove and the Falcons look nothing like the team we expected to see this year…
|Ups and Downs|
|They just keep sneaking by, sneaking by. Impressed that they were able to win on the arm of Kerry Collins, but still waiting for them to stand up to a real offensive threat.|
|We know this much: They can win any way they want. Lots of points? Lots of defense? On their kicker’s leg? Yes, yes and yes.|
|Ugly wins are still wins. Jake Delhomme, however, continues to rise in our sister poll of overrated quarterbacks.|
|For the first time in team history, the Ravens have scored more than 27 points in four straight games. Additionally, they are allowing just 15 points per game during their win streak. And did we mention the plus-six turnover margin in that span as well?|
|Mmmmmm...bye week. And two winnable games upcoming to really set up the rest of the playoff run.|
|The possibility of not having Clinton Portis against the Cowboys almost cost them a spot in these rankings. Almost.|
|Following in the Ravens footsteps, the Jets have won three straight and reclaimed a share of their division lead. If not for that embarrassing loss to the Raiders in Week Seven, we’d be talking about a seven win team on a five game streak.|
|They are winning again, and the 20-10 victory over the Bills all but ends Buffalo’s hope for this season. What the Pats should be concerned with now: their division rival Jets have scored 70 more points already this season.|
|They finally beat a division opponent in the Saints and they did so with serious conviction. Better news? They get to play the Saints again in just four weeks.|
|Kurt Warner doesn’t sound like a football player in his post-game speeches. He sounds like the kind of guy that’s been nominated for eight Oscars but never won… and never will. But he plays like a Hall of Famer.|
Read our complete rankings from this week here.