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From the Hart: PFW Power Rankings

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Another wacky week of NFL action brings us plenty of movement in the latest edition of the Wilson-Hart Power Index, including a new No. 1 team.

With Houston losing its first game of the year and falling down to No. 3 in the Index, the NFL's lone remaining undefeated squad — the Atlanta Falcons — slides up into the top spot. Interestingly, the Bears jump up a couple slots as the somewhat surprising No. 2 team.

After Houston, the Giants move up three spots thanks to a big win in San Francisco to take over the No. 4 ranking. After that loss the 49ers fall into a tie for the No. 5 spot with the Ravens, who remain steady from last week.

The Patriots fell just a single spot thanks to Sunday's late loss to the Seahawks, as the highest-rated three-loss team at No. 7 overall. On the flipside, Seattle moved up three places and is knocking on the door of the top 10 at No. 11 overall.

The biggest mover of the week was the Chargers, whose second-half collapse on Monday Night Football dropped them six spots to No. 16 overall. The Redskins had the biggest jump of the week, moving up five places to No. 10 thanks to a nice win over the Vikings. The Packers made a four-spot jump to No. 8, just behind the Patriots as another 3-3 team, thanks to the blowout of the Texans.

The bottom of the Index remains rather consistent, as the Titans (No. 31) and lowly Chiefs (No. 32) retain the bottom to slots for another week.

This WeeksRank Last WeeksRank Movement Team Current Record Wilson-Hart Power Index
1 1 same Atlanta Falcons 6-0-0 4.667
2 3 up 1 Houston Texans 6-1-0 5.000
3 2 down 1 Chicago Bears 5-1-0 6.500
4 4 same New York Giants 5-2-0 7.167
5 5 same San Francisco 49ers 5-2-0 7.500
6 8 up 2 Green Bay Packers 4-3-0 8.500
7 7 same New England Patriots 4-3-0 10.500
8 5 down 3 Baltimore Ravens 5-2-0 11.000
9 9 same Minnesota Vikings 5-2-0 11.667
10 12 up 2 Arizona Cardinals 4-3-0 12.167
11 14 up 3 Denver Broncos 3-3-0 12.667
12 15 up 3 Pittsburgh Steelers 3-3-0 13.000
13 10 down 3 Washington Redskins 3-4-0 13.500
14 16 up 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2-4-0 14.500
15 11 down 4 Seattle Seahawks 4-3-0 14.667
16 16 same San Diego Chargers 3-3-0 16.333
17 13 down 4 St. Louis Rams 3-4-0 16.667
17 18 up 1 Miami Dolphins 3-3-0 16.667
19 19 same New York Jets 3-4-0 18.167
19 23 up 4 New Orleans Saints 2-4-0 18.167
21 21 same Philadelphia Eagles 3-3-0 18.667
22 24 up 2 Dallas Cowboys 3-3-0 19.167
23 20 down 3 Cincinnati Bengals 3-4-0 20.500
24 26 up 2 Buffalo Bills 3-4-0 21.833
25 22 down 3 Detroit Lions 2-4-0 22.000
26 24 down 2 Cleveland Browns 1-6-0 22.333
27 28 up 1 Oakland Raiders 2-4-0 23.333
28 29 up 1 Jacksonville Jaguars 1-5-0 23.833
29 31 up 2 Tennessee Titans 3-4-0 24.333
30 27 down 3 Carolina Panthers 1-5-0 24.667
30 30 same Indianapolis Colts 3-3-0 24.667
32 32 same Kansas City Chiefs 1-5-0 30.333

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