The Reality Check Week 10 NFL Power Rankings

November 09, 2011 | Glenn Clark

16. San Diego Chargers (LW: 18)

They’re better than 4-4. They HAVE to be, don’t they?

15. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (LW: 16)

I have a few too many teams rising on this list despite having lost last week.

14. Buffalo Bills (LW: 5)

That performance was awful. It makes you wonder if they’re capable of hanging in the AFC East the rest of the way.

13. New England Patriots (LW: 8)

A top 10 team in the NFL is capable of playing defense.

12. Chicago Bears (LW: 14)

Jay Cutler is playing like a man hellbent on proving a lot of people wrong.

11. Atlanta Falcons (LW: 13)

If Julio Jones plays as well as he did Sunday, they’ll be in the Top 10 the rest of the way.

10. New York Jets (LW: 12)

They don’t look like the same team that had nothing to offer offensively at M&T Bank Stadium.

9. Houston Texans (LW:  11)

Is it weird that they are planning a 2011 AFC South Championship banner Sunday at Reliant Stadium?

8. Pittsburgh Steelers (LW:  4)

But they’re another Torrey Smith drop away from being #2.

7. Cincinnati Bengals (LW:  10)

Attention: This is not a team “that has played an easy schedule.” Or a team that “is rising.” This is a GOOD FOOTBALL TEAM. Please react accordingly.

6. New Orleans Saints (LW:  9)

I guess we can forget about what happened against St. Louis?

5. Detroit Lions (LW:  7)

The Jahvid Best situation weighs heavily over this team right now.

4. New York Giants (LW:  6)

Eli Manning > Peyton Manning?

3. San Francisco 49ers (LW:  2)

In my heart of hearts, I don’t believe they’re as good as the Ravens. We’ll have a better idea in the next few weeks.

2. Baltimore Ravens (LW:  3)

A reminder-power rankings don’t matter. But it IS nice to feel this way at this point.

1. Green Bay Packers (LW: 1)