Pro Football Weekly’s Power Rankings are updated every Tuesday during the NFL’s regular season and intended to rank teams based on their talent and performance to date. Rankings will change each week because of personnel changes, injuries and performance, and a team’s ranking in any given week has no impact on where they might rank in weeks to come. Rankings will fluctuate a great deal more the first few weeks of the season as teams seek their levels and schedules balance out. These are PFW’s Power Rankings entering Week 10 of the 2019 season.
1. Saints (7-1): Brees is back, Kamara had bye to heal and they’ll play Falcons twice in next three weeks, sandwiched around Tampa trip.
2. 49ers (8-0): NFL’s only undefeated had 11 days to prepare for NFC West primetime battle vs. ‘Hawks.
3. Ravens (6-2): Back-to-back signature wins in resounding fashion for Lamar Jackson’s Ravens, who held Russell Wilson and Tom Brady each to one touchdown.
4. Patriots (8-1): Benefit of doubt obviously but worth noting they’re 0-1 against legitimate contenders — with four 2018 playoff teams in a row coming out of bye.
5. Packers (7-2): Packers manage only 184 yards of offense against reborn Chargers in first loss since September, and Rodgers/LaFleur hint that complacency may have played part.
6. Chiefs (6-3): Fantasic win over Vikings halts home haze and takes a little pressure off the MVP in his expected Week 10 return to lineup in Nashville.
7. Seahawks (7-2): Russell Wilson is our leader in the clubhouse past the halfway mark to win his first MVP award.
8. Vikings (6-3): Kirk Cousins comes down to earth but Zimmer laments the lack of help around him as Thielen re-injures hamstring in Arrowhead loss.
9. Texans (6-3): Houston run ‘D’ passes big initial test without Watt but will exit bye next week visiting Baltimore before hosting Colts, Patriots.
10. Rams (5-3): Zero help in division and minimal ground gained in wild-card hunt with only Vikings falling in front of them.
11. Cowboys (5-3): This week’s prime-time matchup vs. Vikings unlikely to be quite so easy for winners of two straight.
12. Colts (5-3): Good news: Brissett’s knee reportedly will be OK and Brian Hoyer wasn’t the problem. Bad news: Adam Vinatieri was. Again.
13. Eagles (5-4): Let Bears stick around but anytime you can allow only 9 yards in a half is a good day for your defense.
14. Panthers (5-3): Kyle Allen improves to 5-1 as starter with another tidy outing, following his first welcome-to-NFL trip to San Francisco.
15. Bills (6-2): Devin Singletary is an emerging weapon, but does Buffalo have an emerging problem in its run ‘D?’
16. Chargers (4-5): The reemergence of Melvin Gordon and Chargers run game vs. Packers in second win has our attention.
17. Steelers (4-4): Three-game win streak, plus-11 turnover differential and nothing too daunting on docket after Sunday’s visit from Rams until finale in Baltimore.
18. Raiders (4-4): Their extra first-rounder in April from Khalil Mack trade is currently sitting at No. 10.
19. Lions (3-4-1): Matthew Stafford has been incredible. Matt Patricia’s defense remains incredibly disappointing.
20. Titans (4-5): They better keep Cody Parkey on speed dial isn’t something we expected to write here.
21. Jaguars (4-5): Minshew or MVP of Super Bowl LII? After the loss in London, surprisingly tough situation Doug Marrone and Tom Coughlin must make this week.
22. Bears (3-5): Matt Nagy’s offense is beyond broken and, while replacing Mitch now seems imminent, the coach is desperately lacking short-term solutions.
23. Cardinals (3-5-1): The sum is probably greater than the parts right now and Kyler’s development off to promising start — both encouraging for Kliff.
24. Broncos (3-6): Brandon Allen, the cure to what’s ailed John Elway and Broncos’ QB position? Unlikely, but good start!
25. Bucs (2-6): Bruce Arians isn’t going to re-sign Jameis Winston this offseason, is he?
26. Browns (2-6): Baker Mayfield is trailing Mitch Trubisky in a number of important stat categories.
27. Giants (2-7): Important reminder, Big Blue fans: QB development isn’t linear.
28. Falcons (1-7): Perhaps surprised to still have a job, Dan Quinn re-assigned all of his assts. during the bye week. Hope restored.
29. Dolphins (1-7): Brian Flores seems to have made his players care despite ownership’s wishes. You love to see it.
30. Washington (1-8): Adrian Peterson still doing Adrian Peterson things at age 34 is astounding.
31. Jets (1-7): Will Adam Gase survive this? Will Sam Darnold?
32. Bengals (0-8): It’s too late to sell off their assets but not take over the ‘Phins’ tanking mantle.