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From the Hart: PFW NFL Power Rankings

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This week's Wilson-Hart Power Index is pretty stable, especially near the top. Not only did the Texans hold onto the No. 1 overall spot, but all the teams that were in the top eight last week remain there, although in a slightly different order.

San Francisco's blowout of the Bears helped the team move up one place to No. 2 overall, while the Chicago loss dropped Lovie Smith's team down a couple positions to No. 6.

After stumbling early in the year the Packers remain on the upward trend this week, moving up another two spots to No. 3 overall. The Ravens and Falcons round out the top five.

The Patriots are holding steady at No. 8, even with Sunday's impressive win over the Colts. On the other hand the blowout loss for Indy dropped Andre Luck's team down a week-high six spots to No. 28.

The bottom of the Index remains interesting. Scott Pioli's dismal Chiefs are still far and away the worst team in football at No. 32. And the debacle that is the Eagles season has pushed Andy Reid's team to an embarrassing No. 31 ranking. No wonder he may lose his job.

One noteworthy note (is that redundant?) on the Patriots, while they were once the highest rated of the three-loss teams, New England is now the lowest of the 7-3 squads. They now trail the Packers, Bears and Broncos (No. 7).

This WeeksRank Last WeeksRank Movement Team Current Record Wilson-Hart Power Index
1 1 same Houston Texans 9-1-0 4.833
2 3 up 1 San Francisco 49ers 7-2-1 5.833
3 5 up 2 Green Bay Packers 7-3-0 6.333
4 6 up 2 Baltimore Ravens 8-2-0 6.833
5 2 down 3 Atlanta Falcons 9-1-0 7.167
6 4 down 2 Chicago Bears 7-3-0 7.833
7 7 same Denver Broncos 7-3-0 8.333
8 8 same New England Patriots 7-3-0 8.667
9 10 up 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6-4-0 10.000
10 11 up 1 Seattle Seahawks 6-4-0 10.500
11 12 up 1 New York Giants 6-4-0 11.167
12 8 down 4 Pittsburgh Steelers 6-4-0 11.667
13 18 up 5 Washington Redskins 4-6-0 13.500
14 15 up 1 Cincinnati Bengals 5-5-0 15.333
15 14 down 1 Arizona Cardinals 4-6-0 15.500
16 16 same New Orleans Saints 5-5-0 15.667
17 13 down 4 San Diego Chargers 4-6-0 16.667
18 17 down 1 Minnesota Vikings 6-4-0 17.167
19 21 up 2 Dallas Cowboys 5-5-0 18.167
20 24 up 4 New York Jets 4-6-0 18.833
21 20 down 1 Miami Dolphins 4-6-0 20.000
22 19 down 3 Detroit Lions 4-6-0 21.167
23 25 up 2 Cleveland Browns 2-8-0 21.667
24 29 up 5 Buffalo Bills 4-6-0 22.000
25 27 up 2 Tennessee Titans 4-6-0 22.333
26 30 up 4 Carolina Panthers 2-8-0 22.500
27 23 down 4 St. Louis Rams 3-6-1 23.000
28 22 down 6 Indianapolis Colts 6-4-0 23.333
29 31 up 2 Jacksonville Jaguars 1-9-0 25.167
29 26 down 3 Oakland Raiders 3-7-0 25.167
31 28 down 3 Philadelphia Eagles 3-7-0 27.000
32 32 same Kansas City Chiefs 1-9-0 31.167

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