NFL Power Rankings, Week 10: Chiefs, Eagles score big-time wins

As the playoff picture begins to take shape, we take you into the discussion among all 32 NFL teams. With big victories and some surprising losses, where do the teams stack up? We discuss.
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The Chiefs are up, the Dolphins are down. The Eagles are up, the Cowboys are down. On goes the rollercoaster of emotion from the NFL season. With some big shifts atop each conference, there are a lot of new changes to this week's NFL power rankings.

With the Kansas City Chiefs sitting out of Week 10, it is important to recover and improve. Where do they sit in the power rankings as they enter the bye week?

We discuss the Kansas City Chiefs and the 31 other NFL teams.

1. Philadelphia Eagles (8-1)

Last Week: 1 (-)

Philadelphia came away with a victory against their biggest divisional rival. Not only are the Cowboys a tough competitor but they are also probably the most likely challenger for the one seed on the NFC side of the playoff bracket. With this big-time victory, it seems very likely that the Eagles are going to run away with the NFC. They might not be quite as dominant as a season ago, but they are still the NFL's best overall team.

2. Kansas City Chiefs (7-2)

Last week: 5 (+3)

The Chiefs continue to showcase ugliness on the offensive side of the ball and greatness on the defensive side of the ball. In stark contrast to some of what we have seen from the Chiefs before, they look completely out of sorts in their passing attack. Whether it's the lack of separation from receivers or hesitancy from Patrick Mahomes, the Chiefs need to figure themselves out. With that being said, they are still an ascending team that has one of the NFL's best defenses and a quarterback and coach duo that has won two Super Bowls. I like their odds.

3. Jacksonville Jaguars (6-2)

Last Week: 2 (-1)


4. Baltimore Ravens (7-2)

Last Week: 6 (+2)

I keep thinking that the Ravens are going to stumble, but they keep on rolling and playing excellent football across the board. Mark Andrews is the NFL's second-best tight end and the Baltimore rushing attack is still potent. The Ravens are a viable contender and it is time to start considering them as one of the top challengers to the Chiefs in the AFC.

5. Dallas Cowboys (5-3)

Last Week: 3 (-2)

It's a "coulda, woulda, shoulda" week for the Dallas Cowboys. Dak stepped out of bounds. Ceedee Lamb fell short of the goal line. The Cowboys proved, once again, that they are not ready to beat the league's best teams. Honestly, this might forever be what the Cowboys are. A team that wins at least eight games for an eternity, but never makes it to the Super Bowl.

6. Cincinnati Bengals (5-3)

Last week: 9 (+3)

It is officially time to think about the Bengals again. After a rocky start, it was unclear as to whether the Bengals' Super Bowl window was still open. Now, after nine weeks, it is clear that the Bengals are still a real competitor for the AFC. Burrow is playing good football and appears healthy and the defense is starting to find its groove. With a victory over the Bills, it's clear that Cincinnati, Kansas City, and Baltimore sit atop the conference at this point.

7. Detroit Lions (5-2)

Last Week: 8 (+1)


8. Miami Dolphins (6-3)

Last Week: 4 (-4)

Miami could not move the ball against the Chiefs on Sunday across the pond. While the defense played better than anticipated, they came up short. Once again, the Dolphins drop a game to a team with a winning record and I don't know whether they are a team that is for real or not. They are talented but not built for deep playoff runs.