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PFW NFL Power Rankings for Week 9

Patriots Football Weekly's Andy Hart offers his PFW NFL Power Rankings heading into week nine based off of the Wilson-Hart power index.

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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.

Continuity continues atop the Wilson-Hart Power Index this week as the top three spots remain unchanged, although things are tightening up a bit between the Seahawks, Saints and Chiefs.

The Patriots fall one spot to No. 9 after a somewhat ugly win over the Dolphins, but remain in the top-10 mix among the best teams in the NFL midway through the year.

Again the bottom of the Index remains pretty settled, with the bottom four spots unchanged. Jacksonville now as a pretty solid "lead" over the Giants for No. 32 overall.

Interesting that the Arizona Cardinals were the top riser of the week, jumping 10 spots to No. 16 overall. By extension the Falcons fell six spots to No. 25 and it might be time to admit it's a lost season in Atlanta.

Lots of teams bunched up in the middle of the NFL standings and in the Wilson-Hart Power Index, so be sure to check back each week to see how a weekend's worth of crazy action affects things in the PFW Power Rankings.

THIS WEEK'S RANKLAST WEEK'S RANKMOVEMENTTEAMCURRENT RECORDWILSON-HART POWER INDEX
11sameSeattle Seahawks7-1-03.667
22sameNew Orleans Saints6-1-04.000
33sameKansas City Chiefs8-0-06.000
46up 2San Francisco 49ers6-2-07.333
54down 1Indianapolis Colts5-2-07.833
65down 1Carolina Panthers4-3-08.000
713up 6Cincinnati Bengals6-2-08.500
810up 2Denver Broncos7-1-09.500
98down 1New England Patriots6-2-010.000
107down 3Dallas Cowboys4-4-010.167
119down 2Detroit Lions5-3-012.333
1211down 1Green Bay Packers5-2-012.833
1312down 1Chicago Bears4-3-013.167
1414sameTennessee Titans3-4-014.333
1515sameSan Diego Chargers4-3-015.167
1626up 10Arizona Cardinals4-4-016.667
1717sameMiami Dolphins3-4-018.667
1724up 7Oakland Raiders3-4-018.667
1918down 1Philadelphia Eagles3-5-018.833
2021up 1Baltimore Ravens3-4-019.000
2116down 5Buffalo Bills3-5-019.167
2223up 1Pittsburgh Steelers2-5-019.500
2320down 3Cleveland Browns3-5-019.667
2421down 3St. Louis Rams3-5-020.500
2519down 6Atlanta Falcons2-5-021.500
2627up 1Washington Redskins2-5-023.167
2728up 1Tampa Bay Buccaneers0-7-024.167
2825down 3New York Jets4-4-024.333
2929sameMinnesota Vikings1-6-025.000
3030sameHouston Texans2-5-025.667
3131sameNew York Giants2-6-026.667
3232sameJacksonville Jaguars0-8-030.667

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