Week Ten Power Rankings (NFL)

Philadelphia Eagles– Last week was their most impressive win of the season and that may have been just enough for Carson Wentz to win the league MVP. He led the Eagles to a beat down of the Denver Broncos who have the second-ranked run defense in the league and scored 51 points on one of the better overall units in the NFL. They haven’t lost a game since September and enter the bye week winners of seven games in a row. We’ll see them next weekend against the Cowboys on Sunday night in week 11.

Pittsburgh Steelers– They were on the bye week in week nine and have been winners of their last three games. What makes this interesting is they’ve dominated with Ben Roethlisberger not being at his best. He’s been off pretty much all season. Le’Veon Bell is showing why he’s still the best running back in our league and they’ve used a lot of Juju Smith-Schuster in the line up and I’d continue to use him as he’s averaging 17 yards a reception. The second half of the season will have to be as good or better than the first half and staying healthy is a must. I really feel that’s what has kept them from advancing in the playoffs.

New England Patriots– It’s perfectly fine to still be concerned about them. Has anyone noticed that five of their six wins during this winning streak have been by eight points or less? That doesn’t mean anything because they’re still coming out on top with victories. The defense still has a few lapses to fix, but they’ve improved and have played better as of late. Tonight, they’ll play in Denver, a place where they’ve struggled over the years but I see them winning their fifth in a row and improving to 7-2.

Los Angeles Rams– I’m extremely proud of them and how they’ve improved this year. They only won four games in 2016 and now, they sit at 6-2 and atop the NFC West. Sean McVay maybe the youngest coach in the league right now, but he’s turned the Rams around and has them averaging 32 points per game, the top-rated offense in the league. The path to them becoming division champions definitely became more of a possibility after the unfortunate injury to Richard Sherman on Thursday night.

New Orleans Saints– Six wins in a row and counting. The Saints have returned to the basics. They’re running the ball consistently, Brees is still one of the best in the league and has shown no signs of slowing down and the defense has stepped it up. I don’t think anybody expected them to be in first place in their division and be at 6-2 after nine weeks. Very impressive.