NFL Power Rankings

Former pro scout Tom Marino ranks the 32 NFL teams as many of them prepare for Week 10 action. Take a look at who's rising and who's falling -- and then talk about it in our team fan forums!

2007 Power Rankings: Week 10
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1 (1) Patriots
The Patriots solidified themselves last week as the best club in the NFL. They came from behind, won on the road, and overtook the Colts on their last drive of the 4th quarter.
2 (2) Colts
The Colts had a good plan, played very hard, but in the end they came up short in their loss to the top team in the league. The king is dead, long live the king.
3  (3) Cowboys
Clearly the best club in the NFC, the Cowboys hope to build on their first half successes and hopefully get to a place they haven't been in a dozen years, the Super Bowl.
(5) Steelers
Controlling the tempo of the football game and playing hard-nosed defense has been the formula all great Steelers teams have followed. This team in no exception
(6) Packers
I might sound like a broken record, but you can't win in the NFL without a running game. Veteran QB Brett Favre and Greg Jennings have been difference-makers on the offensive side.
(8) Titans
Even with the inconsistent play at the QB position and with key injuries on both sides of the ball, the 6-2 Titans continue to play well on both sides of the ball. Kicking game is as good as it gets.
(12) Lions
Some sources accused the Lions of running up the score last week versus the Broncos. What crazy thing will the media think of next, a first-round bye in this year's playoffs?
(10) Giants
The next three weeks will tell us something about the makeup of this football team. Running combo of Jacobs and Ward have been a key component for this season's upheaval.
(7) Jaguars
Saturday's two player suspensions are a distraction that the Jaguars, fighting for a playoff birth in the competitive AFC South, can ill afford. Naeole injury really hurts the running game.
10  (25) Saints
After an 0-4 start the Saints have won four straight games and trail the Bucs by just one game. Play of second-year pro Marques Colston and forgotten veteran David Patton have been inspiring.
11  (9) Redskins
After an uninspiring overtime victory over the hapless Jets, the Redskins will need to regroup quickly if they are to remain in contention for a playoff slot. Defensive injuries are starting to mount.
12  (13) Seahawks
Due to injuries and lack of any sort of a running game the Seahawks' season-long offenses woes continue. At the midpoint of the season, Seattle is on track to win the NFC West by default.
13   (4) Chargers
Rookie Adrian Peterson ran over, under, around and through the underachieving Chargers. The play of Philip Rivers has been uninspiring up through this point of the season.
14  (16) Browns
Entering their showdown versus the Steelers, the Browns trail the division leaders by a single game. This young club now believes they have the necessary weapons on offense to matchup with the league's best.
15  (14) Buccaneers
After a great start, the Bucs limp into the bye week holding just a one-game lead over the Panthers and fast-closing Saints. Joey Galloway, soon to be 36, is still a big-time playmaker.
16  (11) Panthers
David Carr holds the ball too long and takes far too many sacks. A frustrated Steve Smith leads a mediocre receiving group. Rookie Jon Beason keys the defense from his MLB spot.
17  (21) Bills
Losman, subbing for an injured Edwards, had an outstanding day versus the Bengals while also greatly improving his free agent status. Look for as many as eight clubs to enter this spring's QB lottery.
18  (17) Bears
As playoffs chances begin to fade, the Bears hope to use the remainder of the '07 season to see what players can be counted on for next year and beyond. They lack the firepower offensively to mount a second-half comeback.
19  (18) Eagles
In spite of the play of their big three -- McNabb, Curtis, and Westbrook -- this club has performed poorly for the entire season. Another overrated group of football decision-makers.
20  (15) Ravens
Monday night made one thing perfectly clear -- the great Steve McNair has come to the end of the line. Ray Lewis' postgame comments that they had essentially shut down the Steelers on the ground were truly bizarre.
21  (19) Broncos
After averaging more 10 wins a season over the last five years, the Broncos have really struggled on both sides of the ball in '07. I'm more than satisfied with the work of second-year pros Cutler and Marshall.
22  (20) Chiefs
In spite of the fact that the Chiefs are struggling to put points on the board, they are still in a dead heat at the top of AFC West division. Larry Johnson's foot injury is a major blow to the offense.
23  (26) Vikings
Adrian Peterson simply put the entire Vikings offense on his back, and together with a solid defensive effort led his team to a big upset victory over the Chargers. QB and receiver groups are substandard for the league.
24  (22) Bengals
A far more talented team than they have shown, but with few exceptions not enough of these underachieving players have shown the pride, heart, or mental and physical toughness it takes to win.
25  (23) Texans
The loss of Dunta Robinson for the season could be devastating. In his first half of the season as a starter, the injured Matt Schaub has been somewhat disappointing.
26  (28) Falcons
All victories in this league are big and hard to come by, but the next three week do not look promising for the struggling Falcons squad. Roddy White has begun to fore fill some of his playing potential.
27  (24) Cardinals
With the game in the balance, the Cardinals have just never seemed to have what it takes to win a football game. Club has really struggled to find any degree of offensive consistency.
28  (27) Raiders
All of a sudden the Raiders are having a difficult time defending the run. Look for them to turn the QB reins over to rookie JaMarcus Russell in the not to distant future.
29  (29) 49ers
Offensively it certainly can't get much worse than it did last week for the 49ers offense. Many football people are starting to wonder if the 49ers stumbled with the selection of QB Alex Smith.
30  (30) Jets
Don't believe a bye week offers the Jets staff enough time to fix some or all of the problems they have encountered in '07. After the Steelers and Cowboys, their matchup in four weeks against the Dolphins should be a dandy.
31  (31) Dolphins
This is a poorly run football team from top to bottom. On the field, I think it can be said that the team would have as much chance of winning with Miss Cleo at the controls.
32  (32) Rams
A professional football club without a pro scouting department and draft day decision-makers who have never written a single report on a player is a recipe for disaster.

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