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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 was a very interesting week for a number of teams in the Wilson-Hart Power Index, including the Patriots. Despite New England's dominant win over the Rams across the pond in London, the team actually dropped two spots in the rankings this week. The Patriots were bumped down thanks to an impressive win and impressive leap in the Index by Peyton Manning's Broncos, who jumped up six spots to slide in at No. 5 overall.

New England's is now actually the third three-loss team in the Index, trailing both Denver and Green Bay, which moved up two spots to No. 4.

Atlanta not only retained its No. 1 overall ranking with a win over the Eagles coming out of the bye, but also increased its lead in the Index over the No. 2 Texans. Chicago held steady at No. 3 overall.

Things also remain consistent in the Wilson-Hart basement, where Scott Pioli's Chiefs have made themselves right at home.

Thanks to the butt-kicking at the hands of the Patriots, the Rams were the biggest faller in this unique week, dropping 12 spots to No. 29. On the other end of the spectrum the Bengals – in one of those unique things that only happen with a poll based on numbers and not simply reactionary opinions – were one of the two biggest risers of the week, moving up eight spots to No. 15 despite a loss to the Steelers. Detroit also moved up eight slots, thanks to a win over the Seahawks.

The numbers never lie,although they are sometimes hard to explain. But that's part of the weekly fun of the Wilson-Hart Power Index!

This WeeksRankLast WeeksRankMovementTeamCurrent RecordWilson-Hart Power Index
11sameAtlanta Falcons7-0-03.667
22sameHouston Texans6-1-06.000
33sameChicago Bears6-1-06.833
46up 2Green Bay Packers5-3-08.333
511up 6Denver Broncos4-3-08.667
65down 1San Francisco 49ers6-2-08.833
74down 3New York Giants6-2-09.000
88sameBaltimore Ravens5-2-011.000
97down 2New England Patriots5-3-011.833
1012up 2Pittsburgh Steelers4-3-012.667
1117up 6Miami Dolphins4-3-013.333
1210down 2Arizona Cardinals4-4-013.667
139down 4Minnesota Vikings5-3-014.167
1414sameTampa Bay Buccaneers3-4-015.667
1523up 8Cincinnati Bengals3-4-016.500
1615down 1Seattle Seahawks4-4-016.667
1725up 8Detroit Lions3-4-016.833
1824up 6Buffalo Bills3-4-017.667
1822up 4Dallas Cowboys3-4-017.667
2016down 4San Diego Chargers3-4-018.167
2121samePhiladelphia Eagles3-4-019.333
2219down 3New Orleans Saints2-5-020.500
2213down 9Washington Redskins3-5-020.500
2427up 3Oakland Raiders3-4-020.833
2526up 1Cleveland Browns2-6-021.000
2619down 7New York Jets3-5-021.167
2730up 3Indianapolis Colts4-3-021.333
2830up 2Carolina Panthers1-6-022.000
2917down 12St. Louis Rams3-5-023.333
3028down 2Jacksonville Jaguars1-6-024.667
3129down 2Tennessee Titans3-5-025.333
3232sameKansas City Chiefs1-6-027.167

What do you think of this week's Rankings? Let us know with a comment below!

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