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From the Hart: PFW Power Rankings

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It's another interesting week in the Wilson-Hart Power Index, including at the very top of the rankings. Thanks to a blowout of the Titans, the Bears jumped up two spots to take over the No. 1 overall position. That left the undefeated but at times less-than-dominant Falcons falling two places to No. 3, while the Texans hold steady at No. 2.

The Patriots moved up two spots on the bye week, sliding back into the spot they held two weeks ago at No. 7 overall.

Maybe the most curious mover of the week was Denver. Peyton Manning's Broncos dropped five slots to No. 10 in the Index after coming back to pull out a dogfight win over the Bengals.

New England's upcoming opponent, the Bills, was the biggest loser of the week as Buffalo dropped 10 places to No. 28 overall. At the other end of the spectrum, the Chargers made the biggest positive move of the week jumping up seven spots to No. 13.

There continues to be plenty of consistency at the bottom of the Index, as the final four slots went unchanged this week. That once again leaves Scott Pioli's hapless Chiefs in the No. 32 spot.

It's a strange, unpredictable and lackluster year in the NFL and that's being reflected each week in the objectivity and statistics of the Wilson-Hart Power Index.

This WeeksRank Last WeeksRank Movement Team Current Record Wilson-Hart Power Index
1 3 up 2 Chicago Bears 7-1-0 4.167
2 2 same Houston Texans 7-1-0 4.333
3 1 down 2 Atlanta Falcons 8-0-0 5.167
4 6 up 2 San Francisco 49ers 6-2-0 5.833
5 4 down 1 Green Bay Packers 6-3-0 7.167
6 7 up 1 New York Giants 6-3-0 8.333
7 9 up 2 New England Patriots 5-3-0 9.333
8 10 up 2 Pittsburgh Steelers 5-3-0 10.000
9 8 down 1 Baltimore Ravens 6-2-0 10.167
10 5 down 5 Denver Broncos 5-3-0 10.667
11 14 up 3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 4-4-0 11.167
12 16 up 4 Seattle Seahawks 5-4-0 11.333
13 20 up 7 San Diego Chargers 4-4-0 13.833
14 11 down 3 Miami Dolphins 4-4-0 15.333
15 17 up 2 Detroit Lions 4-4-0 17.167
16 12 down 4 Arizona Cardinals 4-5-0 17.333
17 22 up 5 New Orleans Saints 3-5-0 17.500
17 22 up 5 Washington Redskins 3-6-0 17.500
19 13 down 6 Minnesota Vikings 5-4-0 19.167
20 26 up 6 New York Jets 3-5-0 19.333
21 15 down 6 Cincinnati Bengals 3-5-0 20.167
22 24 up 2 Oakland Raiders 3-5-0 20.500
23 29 up 6 St. Louis Rams 3-5-0 21.000
24 18 down 6 Dallas Cowboys 3-5-0 22.167
25 25 same Cleveland Browns 2-7-0 22.333
26 21 down 5 Philadelphia Eagles 3-5-0 22.500
27 27 same Indianapolis Colts 5-3-0 23.000
28 18 down 10 Buffalo Bills 3-5-0 23.667
28 28 same Carolina Panthers 2-6-0 23.667
30 30 same Jacksonville Jaguars 1-7-0 25.500
31 31 same Tennessee Titans 3-6-0 26.667
32 32 same Kansas City Chiefs 1-7-0 30.833

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