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From the Hart: PFW NFL Power Rankings

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With the final undefeated team going down and a meeting between two top-five teams on the schedule, it was clear that last weekend's NFL action was going to shake things up atop the Wilson-Hart Power Index.

As such, the Bears loss to the Texans dropped Chicago from No. 1 to No. 4, while Houston jumped up one spot back into the top spot. Despite their first loss of the season, Atlanta slid into the No. 2 slot.

The 49ers also move up one place after a tie with the Rams, while Green Bay remained at No. 5 to round out the top five.

The Ravens and Broncos both jumped up three positions to No. 6 and No. 7, respectively. That leaves a pair of teams coming off lackluster wins – the Patriots and Steelers — tied at No. 8. New England snuck by Buffalo, while Pittsburgh needed overtime to beat the Chiefs in a game in which the team lost Ben Roethlisberger to injury.

The Bengals had the biggest move up the Index this week, plowing up six spots to No. 15 after beating up on the Giants. New York, on the other hand, was one of two teams (along with the Dolphins) to fall six spots, dropping to No. 12.

As has been the case virtually all season, Scott Pioli's Chiefs have a stranglehold on the bottom of the Wilson-Hart Power Index, well behind the 31st ranked Jaguars.

This WeeksRank Last WeeksRank Movement Team Current Record Wilson-Hart Power Index
1 2 up 1 Houston Texans 8-1-0 4.667
2 3 up 1 Atlanta Falcons 8-1-0 5.667
3 4 up 1 San Francisco 49ers 6-2-1 6.333
4 1 down 3 Chicago Bears 7-2-0 6.500
5 5 same Green Bay Packers 6-3-0 6.833
6 9 up 3 Baltimore Ravens 7-2-0 8.167
7 10 up 3 Denver Broncos 6-3-0 9.000
8 7 down 1 New England Patriots 6-3-0 9.333
8 8 same Pittsburgh Steelers 6-3-0 9.333
10 11 up 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5-4-0 10.333
11 12 up 1 Seattle Seahawks 6-4-0 10.500
12 6 down 6 New York Giants 6-4-0 11.667
13 13 same San Diego Chargers 4-5-0 15.500
14 16 up 2 Arizona Cardinals 4-5-0 16.000
15 21 up 6 Cincinnati Bengals 4-5-0 16.500
16 17 up 1 New Orleans Saints 4-5-0 17.167
17 19 up 2 Minnesota Vikings 6-4-0 17.500
18 17 down 1 Washington Redskins 3-6-0 17.667
19 15 down 4 Detroit Lions 4-5-0 18.667
20 14 down 6 Miami Dolphins 4-5-0 18.833
21 24 up 3 Dallas Cowboys 4-5-0 19.333
22 27 up 5 Indianapolis Colts 6-3-0 20.333
23 23 same St. Louis Rams 3-5-1 20.833
24 20 down 4 New York Jets 3-6-0 21.333
25 25 same Cleveland Browns 2-7-0 22.167
26 22 down 4 Oakland Raiders 3-6-0 23.333
27 31 up 4 Tennessee Titans 4-6-0 23.500
28 26 down 2 Philadelphia Eagles 3-6-0 24.000
29 28 down 1 Buffalo Bills 3-6-0 24.500
30 28 down 2 Carolina Panthers 2-7-0 24.833
31 30 down 1 Jacksonville Jaguars 1-8-0 25.333
32 32 same Kansas City Chiefs 1-8-0 30.667

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