A team’s Super Bowl hopes can soar through the roof or veer off the tracks from week to week in the NFL, but Week 10 didn’t carry out substantially to reverse anyone’s fortunes. A lot of the clubs in the hunt looked great, and almost all of the teams in the bottom of the standings didn’t.
Getting into the week, the very best three teams in our power rankings had been the Eagles, Patriots and Saints for the reason that order. Following the week, it’s even now those three and it’s still that buy.
Philadelphia had a good bye week so it doesn’t quite feel best toppling the NFL’s top record from the Zero. 1 place when the Eagles didn’t carry out anything to ruin it. And for as ridiculously amazing as the Saints had been against the Charges, the Patriots looked dominant as well against the Broncos.
And so we tread normal water at the top.
But there were still a few clubs that climbed up and slid down the rankings in Week 10:
Starting Case Keenum in seven games produced the Vikings just a little hard to trust seeing that a contender, but here they are in 7-2 with Teddy Bridgewater ready to go if they tend to start the reins.
Minnesota has a two-game lead over the Packers and Lions in the NFC North, a good top-five defense, and a great offense that’s accomplishing a lot more than most expected it again to when Keenum was first forced into action. The Vikings’ routine isn’t easy down the stretch, you start with the Rams in a few days, but there’s reason behind Minnesota followers to be optimistic about 2017.
Green Bay Packers
Maybe the Packers aren’t that doomed with Brett Hundley. He’s not likely to be anything near Aaron Rodgers for Green Bay all of those other way, but the team still put together 342 yards of total offense against the Bears on Sunday.
Hundley was efficient and the Packers found 160 rushing yards against a good Chicago defense which has given a whole lot of teams problem. It’ll be an uphill climb to get to the playoffs, but if Hundley can keep them afloat, there’s a probability Rodgers could come to be back in its history for a postseason run.
If the Panthers look for a way to consistently work the ball well just like the way they did against the Dolphins on Monday, this team could be trouble. Jonathan Stewart done with 110 rushing yards on 17 attempts, and it helped open up the entire Panthers offense in a 45-21 win.
Cam Newton time for his MVP form of 2015 would instantly make the Panthers a good playoff group and legitimate contender in the NFC.
Trying to succeed without Ezekiel Elliott is definitely one thing, but apparently the Cowboys will be entirely helpless without Tyron Smith. Merely inquire Adrian Clayborn, who produced $750,000 by completing dominating Chaz Green.
Smith probably won’t end up being out long, if the Cowboys don’t beat the Eagles in a few days they are able to kiss any chance of winning the NFC East goodbye.
Wins are nice, but the lengthy list of accidental injuries the Seahawks had against the Cardinals put a good damper on the success celebrations. Richard Sherman has gone out for the year and Duane Dark brown has an ankle damage that could cost him some time.
With the Rams staying hot, the Seahawks’ likelihood of catching up in the NFC West competition are slimming. A Monday Night Football game against the Falcons will come to be informing of the Seahawks’ ability to bounce back from these injuries.
Full hope rankings
Weekly disclaimer: These aren’t your common power rankings and are instead an attempt to measure the current state of mind – or “hope” – for each team and fan base.
The NFL is definitely an emotional roller coaster, and one big week can shoot a team’s spirits through the roof and tank another’s hopes of finishing with the Lombardi Trophy in February or beyond. Teams close to the best are feeling superb after Sunday, while those in the bottom aren’t feeling too optimistic.
If you’re buying a ranking of who would beat who, this isn’t often going to be the best gauge:
Hope rankings, Week 11 # Team The other day # Team The other day 1 Philadelphia Eagles 1 2 New England Patriots 2 3 New Orleans Saints 3 4 Los Angeles Rams 5 5 Pittsburgh Steelers 4 6 Jacksonville Jaguars 6 7 Minnesota Vikings 8 8 Kansas City Chiefs 9 9 Tennessee Titans 12 10 Detroit Lions 14 11 Washington 10 12 Dallas Cowboys 7 13 Carolina Panthers 11 14 Seattle Seahawks 13 15 Atlanta Falcons 19 16 Oakland Raiders 16 17 Buffalo Charges 15 18 Baltimore Ravens 18 19 NY Jets 17 20 Green Bay Packers 27 21 Chicago Bears 20 22 Arizona Cardinals 21 23 Cincinnati Bengals 22 24 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30 25 Los Angeles Chargers 23 26 San Francisco 49ers 31 27 Indianapolis Colts 24 28 Miami Dolphins 28 29 Denver Broncos 25 30 Houston Texans 29 31 Cleveland Browns 32 32 GAMBLING 26
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