The Reality Check Week 9 NFL Power Rankings

October 30, 2012 | Glenn Clark

Ryan Chell’s Rankings…

32. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-6); LW-32

Cecil Shorts III might actually be a good player.

31. Kansas City Chiefs (1-6); LW-31

Matt Cassel was their leading rusher?

30. Carolina Panthers (1-6); LW-29

And now they’re supposedly going to deal one of their running backs?

29. Cleveland Browns (2-6); LW-30

The Indians beat the Padres in baseball, 7-6 this weekend?

28. Oakland Raiders (3-4); LW-28

Beating Kansas City only gets you so much…

27. St. Louis Rams (3-5); LW-26

Even worse than losing to the Patriots? You’re in a funk the next week getting used to flying back from London.

26. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-4); LW-27

Doug Martin looked like an NFL veteran at the running back spot.

25. Detroit Lions (3-4); LW-25

I couldn’t believe it when I heard the phrase, “Should I bench Calvin Johnson in fantasy this week?”

24. Tennessee Titans (3-5); LW-22

Jake Locker should sit until Matt Hasselbeck really struggles.

23. Buffalo Bills (3-4); LW-24

0-2 in the AFC East.

22. New York Jets (3-5); LW-20

Why should Tim Tebow be the quarterback when he can’t even block correctly on the punt team?

21. Washington Redskins (3-5); LW-21

Hey! Let’s send RGIII on pass plays down the field!

20. San Diego Chargers (3-4); LW-15

AJ Smith needs to be held accountable for this team as much as Norv Turner.

19. New Orleans Saints (2-5); LW-18

Peyton Manning was better than Drew Brees Sunday night.

18. Cincinnati Bengals (3-4); LW-16

How will they respond after the bye?

17. Dallas Cowboys (3-4); LW-14

Lost to the Giants by a finger…

16. Philadelphia Eagles (3-4); LW-12

Just put Nick Foles in and see what happens…

15. Arizona Cardinals (4-4); LW-11

Falling fast…

14. Indianapolis Colts (4-3); LW-19

Donald Brown is back and healthy.

13. Seattle Seahawks (4-4); LW-13

They’re the team I’m convinced still has a chance to do something in the NFC West.

12. Miami Dolphins (4-3); LW-23

Winners of three straight.

11. Minnesota Vikings (5-3); LW-9

Another Thursday night victim-except they were at home?

10. Pittsburgh Steelers (4-3); LW-15

They’re breathing on the back of the Ravens’ necks.

9. Denver Broncos (4-3); LW-10

They have Peyton Manning. Other teams don’t.

8. New England Patriots (5-3); LW-6

Rob Gronkowski’s touchdown celebration was hilarious…the defense is still a bit of concern.

7. Green Bay Packers (5-3); LW-8

Aaron Rodgers had an off-game and they still won? But clearly, injuries to Jennings and Nelson are a concern.

6. Baltimore Ravens (5-2); LW-5

Will Terrell Suggs make an impact in the 2nd half?

5. Chicago Bears (6-1); LW-7

Carolina nearly upset them, but a win is a win.

4. San Francisco 49ers (6-2); LW-5

Alex Smith needs to continue having stellar games. They’re starting to separate themselves from the rest of the division.

3. New York Giants (6-2); LW-3

The Cowboys nearly beat them, but Tony Romo showed up.

2. Houston Texans (6-1); LW-2

They’ve got the AFC #1 seed in their backyard moving forward.

1. Atlanta Falcons (7-0); LW-1

Who is going to be the team that beats them?

Flexing my mic muscles since 1983…