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From the Hart: PFW 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.


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 WeeksRankLast WeeksRankMovementTeamCurrent RecordWilson-Hart Power Index
13up 2Chicago Bears7-1-04.167
22sameHouston Texans7-1-04.333
31down 2Atlanta Falcons8-0-05.167
46up 2San Francisco 49ers6-2-05.833
54down 1Green Bay Packers6-3-07.167
67up 1New York Giants6-3-08.333
79up 2New England Patriots5-3-09.333
810up 2Pittsburgh Steelers5-3-010.000
98down 1Baltimore Ravens6-2-010.167
105down 5Denver Broncos5-3-010.667
1114up 3Tampa Bay Buccaneers4-4-011.167
1216up 4Seattle Seahawks5-4-011.333
1320up 7San Diego Chargers4-4-013.833
1411down 3Miami Dolphins4-4-015.333
1517up 2Detroit Lions4-4-017.167
1612down 4Arizona Cardinals4-5-017.333
1722up 5New Orleans Saints3-5-017.500
1722up 5Washington Redskins3-6-017.500
1913down 6Minnesota Vikings5-4-019.167
2026up 6New York Jets3-5-019.333
2115down 6Cincinnati Bengals3-5-020.167
2224up 2Oakland Raiders3-5-020.500
2329up 6St. Louis Rams3-5-021.000
2418down 6Dallas Cowboys3-5-022.167
2525sameCleveland Browns2-7-022.333
2621down 5Philadelphia Eagles3-5-022.500
2727sameIndianapolis Colts5-3-023.000
2818down 10Buffalo Bills3-5-023.667
2828sameCarolina Panthers2-6-023.667
3030sameJacksonville Jaguars1-7-025.500
3131sameTennessee Titans3-6-026.667
3232sameKansas City Chiefs1-7-030.833

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