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From the Hart: PFW Power Rankings

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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 WeeksRank Last WeeksRank Movement Team Current Record Wilson-Hart Power Index
1 1 same Atlanta Falcons 7-0-0 3.667
2 2 same Houston Texans 6-1-0 6.000
3 3 same Chicago Bears 6-1-0 6.833
4 6 up 2 Green Bay Packers 5-3-0 8.333
5 11 up 6 Denver Broncos 4-3-0 8.667
6 5 down 1 San Francisco 49ers 6-2-0 8.833
7 4 down 3 New York Giants 6-2-0 9.000
8 8 same Baltimore Ravens 5-2-0 11.000
9 7 down 2 New England Patriots 5-3-0 11.833
10 12 up 2 Pittsburgh Steelers 4-3-0 12.667
11 17 up 6 Miami Dolphins 4-3-0 13.333
12 10 down 2 Arizona Cardinals 4-4-0 13.667
13 9 down 4 Minnesota Vikings 5-3-0 14.167
14 14 same Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3-4-0 15.667
15 23 up 8 Cincinnati Bengals 3-4-0 16.500
16 15 down 1 Seattle Seahawks 4-4-0 16.667
17 25 up 8 Detroit Lions 3-4-0 16.833
18 24 up 6 Buffalo Bills 3-4-0 17.667
18 22 up 4 Dallas Cowboys 3-4-0 17.667
20 16 down 4 San Diego Chargers 3-4-0 18.167
21 21 same Philadelphia Eagles 3-4-0 19.333
22 19 down 3 New Orleans Saints 2-5-0 20.500
22 13 down 9 Washington Redskins 3-5-0 20.500
24 27 up 3 Oakland Raiders 3-4-0 20.833
25 26 up 1 Cleveland Browns 2-6-0 21.000
26 19 down 7 New York Jets 3-5-0 21.167
27 30 up 3 Indianapolis Colts 4-3-0 21.333
28 30 up 2 Carolina Panthers 1-6-0 22.000
29 17 down 12 St. Louis Rams 3-5-0 23.333
30 28 down 2 Jacksonville Jaguars 1-6-0 24.667
31 29 down 2 Tennessee Titans 3-5-0 25.333
32 32 same Kansas City Chiefs 1-6-0 27.167

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