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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.


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 WeeksRankLast WeeksRankMovementTeamCurrent RecordWilson-Hart Power Index
11sameAtlanta Falcons6-0-04.667
23up 1Houston Texans6-1-05.000
32down 1Chicago Bears5-1-06.500
44sameNew York Giants5-2-07.167
55sameSan Francisco 49ers5-2-07.500
68up 2Green Bay Packers4-3-08.500
77sameNew England Patriots4-3-010.500
85down 3Baltimore Ravens5-2-011.000
99sameMinnesota Vikings5-2-011.667
1012up 2Arizona Cardinals4-3-012.167
1114up 3Denver Broncos3-3-012.667
1215up 3Pittsburgh Steelers3-3-013.000
1310down 3Washington Redskins3-4-013.500
1416up 2Tampa Bay Buccaneers2-4-014.500
1511down 4Seattle Seahawks4-3-014.667
1616sameSan Diego Chargers3-3-016.333
1713down 4St. Louis Rams3-4-016.667
1718up 1Miami Dolphins3-3-016.667
1919sameNew York Jets3-4-018.167
1923up 4New Orleans Saints2-4-018.167
2121samePhiladelphia Eagles3-3-018.667
2224up 2Dallas Cowboys3-3-019.167
2320down 3Cincinnati Bengals3-4-020.500
2426up 2Buffalo Bills3-4-021.833
2522down 3Detroit Lions2-4-022.000
2624down 2Cleveland Browns1-6-022.333
2728up 1Oakland Raiders2-4-023.333
2829up 1Jacksonville Jaguars1-5-023.833
2931up 2Tennessee Titans3-4-024.333
3027down 3Carolina Panthers1-5-024.667
3030sameIndianapolis Colts3-3-024.667
3232sameKansas City Chiefs1-5-030.333

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