2020 NFL Power Rankings Week 10: Saints, Packers new NFC front-runners after Buccaneers
Week 9 of the 2020 NFL season saw several teams make a statement to the rest of the league with emphatic victories in their scheduled clashes.
Making a statement, the Buffalo Bills impressed with a 44-34 win over the NFC-leading Seattle Seahawks to improve to 7-2 and strengthen their lead in the AFC East in week 9 of the 2020 NFL season.
While a couple of NFC contenders, New Orleans and Green Bay posted statement victories over their opponents, while two others, Tampa Bay and Seattle showed all kinds of weakness in their games which eventually resulted in their decline in NFL power rankings Week 10.
Onto NFL Power Rankings Week 10, here’s how we stack top ten teams from No. 1 through No. 10.
1. Kansas City Chiefs 8-1 (last week: 1)
The Chiefs in the race of the league, are getting a little pass-happy with Patrick Mahomes in the middle of the season but he’s also playing at a crazy high MVP level. They need to get better defensively and against the run to maximize his presence on the field to go-on-top, yet they lead the race of NFL Power Rankings Week 10.
2. Pittsburgh Steelers 8-0 (2)
At No. 2, the Steelers escaped from Dallas with a victory when their defence heavily struggled at times and their running game wasn’t reliable to the statement. Ben Roethlisberger, knee injury aside, made the big plays when it counted to save them to their talented wide receivers.
3. New Orleans Saints 6-2 (5)
The Saints walked away with a dominant and easy victory in Tampa Bay, sweeping the season series and becoming the clear NFC South and conference favourites. They’ll get a shot at the fading reigning champion 49ers next. Saints marched away at Tampa Bay, their dominant victory means they are into the top 3 of NFL Power Rankings Week 10.
4. Baltimore Ravens 6-2 (6)
The Ravens needed a gritty, old-school defensive win with the passing game not coming through. Lamar Jackson and the running game get plenty of credit for out-slugging the Colts in a critical rebound game.
5. Buffalo Bills 7-2 (7)
Bills impressive win made them clear into the top five. However to regain their rhythm the Bills needed that kind of stellar performance against the Seahawks.
6. Green Bay Packers 6-2 (8)
The Packers and Aaron Rodgers took care of the 49ers’ nemesis. They also should feel good about beating the Saints, even though they lost badly to the Buccaneers. They are right back in the NFC top seed conversation.
7. Seattle Seahawks 6-2 (3)
Mighty Seahawks were defeated all-sided by the Bills with terrible pass defence and more critical mistakes from Russell Wilson. Their hot start took advantage of an easy schedule. Seahawks stumbling against the Bills means they are out of the top 5 in the NFL Power Rankings Week 10.
8. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6-3 (4)
What was that? The Bucs had their biggest opportunity to show they were the new NFC favourite in their biggest game of the year and the entire team now has made it hard to win the NFC South. Tom Brady and the defence are best off forgetting the Saints nightmare, hoping for a third matchup down the line.
9. Tennessee Titans 6-2 (11)
Remember the Titans as a factor in the AFC race? They got a much-needed defensive-fueled victory over the Bears for Mike Vrabel to also create some breathing room against the Colts in the South.
10. Miami Dolphins 5-3 (14)
Stacking Dolphins among the top ten of the NFL Power Rankings Week 10. The Miami Dolphins also want a say in the AFC in the end with their defence continuing to make big plays for Brian Flores and their offence finding a different kind of groove with Tua Tagovailoa. Considering their defence making big plays, they can certainly keep it going with a very favourable schedule over the next month in the league.