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From the Hart: PFW NFL Power Rankings

Patriots Football Weekly has created a weekly Power Ranking based on the proprietary Wilson-Hart Power Index. The system uses the most important statistics in the game — those most closely associated to winning and losing — to rank all 32 NFL teams based on their performance to date this season.


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 WeeksRankLast WeeksRankMovementTeamCurrent RecordWilson-Hart Power Index
11sameHouston Texans9-1-04.833
23up 1San Francisco 49ers7-2-15.833
35up 2Green Bay Packers7-3-06.333
46up 2Baltimore Ravens8-2-06.833
52down 3Atlanta Falcons9-1-07.167
64down 2Chicago Bears7-3-07.833
77sameDenver Broncos7-3-08.333
88sameNew England Patriots7-3-08.667
910up 1Tampa Bay Buccaneers6-4-010.000
1011up 1Seattle Seahawks6-4-010.500
1112up 1New York Giants6-4-011.167
128down 4Pittsburgh Steelers6-4-011.667
1318up 5Washington Redskins4-6-013.500
1415up 1Cincinnati Bengals5-5-015.333
1514down 1Arizona Cardinals4-6-015.500
1616sameNew Orleans Saints5-5-015.667
1713down 4San Diego Chargers4-6-016.667
1817down 1Minnesota Vikings6-4-017.167
1921up 2Dallas Cowboys5-5-018.167
2024up 4New York Jets4-6-018.833
2120down 1Miami Dolphins4-6-020.000
2219down 3Detroit Lions4-6-021.167
2325up 2Cleveland Browns2-8-021.667
2429up 5Buffalo Bills4-6-022.000
2527up 2Tennessee Titans4-6-022.333
2630up 4Carolina Panthers2-8-022.500
2723down 4St. Louis Rams3-6-123.000
2822down 6Indianapolis Colts6-4-023.333
2931up 2Jacksonville Jaguars1-9-025.167
2926down 3Oakland Raiders3-7-025.167
3128down 3Philadelphia Eagles3-7-027.000
3232sameKansas City Chiefs1-9-031.167

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