The best teams in the NFL this year all play in the NFC and Week 9's Power Rankings prove that fact.
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NFL Power Rankings: Trade Deadline Moves Shift Momentum Heading into Week 9


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Another week down, and more head-scratching results continue to roll in. But let's make it known that the top teams are taking care of business, which is why you will not see much change in the top five to six spots in this week's NFL Power Rankings. But from the middle of the pack to the near-backend of the league, the rankings have changed plenty following Sunday's game (and Thursday and Monday, of course).

The Philadelphia Eagles are still undefeated, the Buffalo Bills are still dominating their opponents, and the Minnesota Vikings are one of the hottest teams in the league. And then you have teams like the Baltimore Ravens and the Tennessee Titans, who have bounced back from rough starts and taken control of their divisions. And then there are the Green Bay Packers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the Las Vegas Raiders, who were playoff favorites in the preseason, but now find themselves multiple games below .500 and struggling to find their footing as we near the halfway point of the 2022 NFL season. But, without further ado, we'll cut to the chase and give you this week's NFL Power Rankings.

1. Philadelphia Eagles (7-0)

Wide receiver A.J. Brown (11) after the game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles

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Fresh off their bye week, the Philadelphia Eagles picked up right where they left things, and then some, as they manhandled the Pittsburgh Steelers on both sides of the ball and remained undefeated.

2. Buffalo Bills (6-1)

Things were a little feisty before the Buffalo Bills Sunday Night Football matchup, but just like Stefon Diggs said, they finished the smack talk by picking up another big win.

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3. Kansas City Chiefs (5-2)

The Chiefs got to sit out this week, but aside from the two teams ahead of them, there is no better team than Kansas City.

4. Minnesota Vikings (6-1)

Kirk Cousins #8 of the Minnesota Vikings and Dalvin Cook #4 celebrate a touchdown during the second quarter against the Arizona Cardinals

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The best thing after a bye week is picking up a win. The next best thing? Picking up a win after reloading your roster with weapons as the rest of your division goes 0-3 on the week.

5. Dallas Cowboys (6-2)

Granted, it was against the Chicago Bears, but the Cowboys just had their best game offensively, as we saw Tony Pollard make a big statement about why he should be the primary running back.

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6. Baltimore Ravens (5-3)

The Ravens had a short week and had to go on the road for their Thursday Night Football game but took care of business, putting themselves all alone atop the AFC North.

7. Tennessee Titans (5-2)

The Titans will win the AFC South for two reasons: one, they are pretty good, and two, the rest of the division sucks, and all have second-year quarterbacks.

8. New York Giants (6-2)

The Giants dropped their second game of the season but still look pretty good for one of the three playoff spots in the NFC.

9. San Francisco 49ers (4-4)

an Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey, #23, breaks away from the Rams defense in the fourth quarter. McCaffrey threw for a touchdown, caught a touchdown pass and ran for a touchdown

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Christian McCaffrey's big game led to the 49ers' big win over their division rivals and probably won your fantasy matchup.

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10. Miami Dolphins (5-3)

The Dolphins are 5-0 with Tua and are back to where they were through the first three weeks of the season, high scoring and ready to make a run to the playoffs.

11. Los Angeles Chargers (4-3)

The Chargers will hopefully have their top receiver back in Keenan Allen as they look to play some more consistent winning football and make a push for the playoffs.

12. Cincinnati Bengals (4-4)

The Bengals got embarrassed on Monday Night Football. To add to their woes, they will still be without Ja'Marr Chase for several weeks.

13. Seattle Seahawks (5-3)

Geno Smith #7 of the Seattle Seahawks looks to throw the ball near the goal line against the New York Giants during the first half of the game at Lumen Field

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It is time to start putting some profound respect on the Seahawks this year. We're witnessing the resurgence of Geno Smith's career right before our eyes.

14. New York Jets (5-3)

The Jets lost a pivotal game on Sunday, and you have to think that their offense will struggle as it did against New England with Breece Hall out for the remainder of the season.

15. Los Angeles Rams (3-4)

The defending champs look far from what they were a year ago, and things do not look like they could improve if they keep giving the same performances as they did on Sunday.

16. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-5)

Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers talks with Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens after an NFL football game at Raymond James Stadium

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I would say the Buccaneers are not making the playoffs, but their division is wide open, and I'm sure they will find a way to sneak in.

17. New England Patriots (4-4)

Mac Jones silenced the doubters with a win over the Jets on Sunday, which gets them back to .500 and into playoff contention.

18. Green Bay Packers (3-5)

The Packers are not making the playoffs, and I could be wrong, barring a hot streak, but they show no signs of getting out of this slump.

19. New Orleans Saints (3-5)

Both the Saints' offense and defense looked good on Sunday but was their win over the Raiders enough to start a string of games to get them back on track for a run to the playoffs?

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20. Denver Broncos (3-5)

Russell Wilson and the Denver Broncos are undefeated (in London). Maybe their international win can carry some momentum from now on.

21. Indianapolis Colts (3-4-1)

aylor Heinicke #4 of the Washington Commanders scores a touchdown in the fourth quarter of a game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium

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Yes, I genuinely think this team is playing for the future, aka tanking for a better and young quarterback, but will Frank Reich be around to see it himself?

22. Arizona Cardinals (3-5)

The Cardinals put up a good fight on Sunday but once again proved that they are not good enough to beat the top teams in the league.

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23. Atlanta Falcons (4-4)

I cannot believe I am about to say this: the Atlanta Falcons are the first-place team in the NFC South.

24. Washington Commanders (4-4)

Taylor Heinicke gets his second consecutive win that pushed the Commanders to .500, and right now, I am not bringing back Wentz as QB1 when he comes back from injury.

25. Cleveland Browns (3-5)

If there is one thing I NEVER want to do in life, it is being put in a position to tackle Nick Chubb.

26. Las Vegas Raiders (2-5)

What is wrong with this team? So much preseason hype, and they look very inconsistent every other week.

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27. Pittsburgh Steelers (2-6)

There might be a lot of changes coming to this team in terms of coaching personnel this offseason, outside of Mike Tomlin, that is.

28. Chicago Bears (3-5)

The Chicago Bears returned to their usual ways on Sunday, losing a blowout to the Dallas Cowboys.

29. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-6)

Travis Etienne Jr. (1) of the Jacksonville Jaguars celebrates a rushing touchdown against the Denver Broncos with teammate Trevor Lawrence (16)

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The Jags should keep losing to get Marvin Harrison Jr for T-Law.

30. Carolina Panthers (2-6)

Baker Mayfield has officially been benched, and this team has to think about giving Matt Corral a shot at some point now that he is healthy, right?

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31. Detroit Lions (1-6)

I hope the Detroit Lions do not fire Dan Campbell this offseason. I think he is the right guy to get them where they need to be.

32. Houston Texans (1-5-1)

There is not much to say about this team, as they are young and actually playing as expected.

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