Week 10 of the NFL's regular season was perhaps the most newsworthy yet, with several teams causing shakeups in the league. Week 10 was full of surprises, from the Philadelphia Eagles routing the Washington Redskins to the New England Patriots soundly thumping the Pittsburgh Steelers and even the Dallas Cowboys posting a big win against the New York Giants. Here's how teams stack up after the chaos of Week 10.
1. New England Patriots. Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are really starting to look like the Super Bowl contenders they were before Brady's 2008 knee injury, and that means the rest of the league should take them very seriously. The Pats tore apart a very decent Steelers team in Week 10, and their 7-2 record puts them at the top of the rankings.
2. Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons have been legit competitors so far this season, and a big win over the Ravens in Week 10 helped boost their status. The Falcons are for real, and if wins over the Saints, Bengals, Bucs and Browns don't prove it, a solid W against Baltimore certainly should.
3. New York Jets. As much as everyone loves to hate the Jets, Rex Ryan's crew is still hanging tough in the top echelon of the NFL. When Mark Sanchez is on target, the J-E-T-S are H-O-T. Their 7-2 record has them in a tie for the top of the AFC East with the Patriots, though they'll have to continue dominating to stay afloat.
4. Philadelphia Eagles. With football fans rallying for Michael Vick to take the league MVP award, the Eagles are exactly where they want to be at this point in the season. They tie the New York Giants for first place in the NFC East, and a big win over the Indianapolis Colts in Week 9 still has the Eagles soaring high going into Week 11.
5. Indianapolis Colts. The Indianapolis Colts are top sellers of NFL tickets each and every year, and they'll continue to remain in headlines as long as Peyton Manning is the team's quarterback. The mounting injuries for the Colts (especially on offense) have knocked the team down a few pegs this week, but the team's solid 6-3 record should continue to be good enough to survive until Indy's top players return to the field.
6. Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens continue to stay in the Top 10 of the power rankings, but a Week 10 loss to the Atlanta Falcons puts them in mid-range instead of at the top, where they've been over the last few weeks.
7. Pittsburgh Steelers. Pittsburgh opened the season with a bang, but have they lost the momentum? The Steelers lost a big one to the Patriots in Week 10 and are 1-2 in their last three games, moving them steadily down in rank.
8. New Orleans Saints. With Reggie Bush back in the lineup, the Saints should get a big boost in Week 11. In a division as tough as the NFC South, however, the Saints need to step it up a notch if they want to be considered for the postseason.
9. Chicago Bears. The Bears are quietly waging war, and they're definite Top 10 contenders. If Jay Cutler continues improving, this Chicago crew could make a steady run for the playoffs.
10. New York Giants. Eli Manning and the Giants are still in it to win it, but they drop in rankings after losing to the struggling Cowboys in Week 10.