NFL Power Rankings for Week 10: Surprising division on top

NFL Power Rankings for Week 10

NFL Power Rankings for Week 10: Surprising division on top

The NFL world was posing the proper query regarding the incorrect division.

Remember all the preseason speculation about whether the quarterback-heavy AFC West would make history by being the first division to ever have every club make the playoffs? “West-Coast Bias,” you may say.

NFL Power Rankings for Week 10

Because after nine weeks of the season, the AFC East is actually the division with four winning teams. Three teams would be in the postseason if the season ended today, and the Patriots, who have been the best club for the past 20 years, would be the unfortunate last-place finisher who just barely made it.

Since divisional reconfiguration in 2002, only five times have all four teams in a division finished with winning records after Week 9.

What is going on in the league as a whole? Here are The Post’s Week 10 power rankings:

1. Philadelphia Eagles 8-0 (1) 

In a game that was anticipated to be a mismatch, the Eagles were tied with the Texans at halftime, but during the next 30 minutes, they drew away to win 29-17. Jalen Hurts completed two touchdown passes, and C.J. Gardner-Johnson made his sixth interception, which ranks first in the NFL. For the first time in team history, the Eagles are 8-0. Philadelphia at least defeated Houston last week in something.

2. Kansas City Chiefs 6-2 (3)

In the fourth quarter of a 20-17 comeback victory over the Titans, Patrick Mahomes fired 68 passes but ran to convert a third-and-17, ran for a touchdown, and ran for the go-ahead two-point conversion. The Chiefs made it through going seven possessions without scoring. Almost all of the Titans’ one overtime drive was stopped by back-to-back sacks.

3. Minnesota Vikings 7-1 (4) 

In a 20-17 victory over the Commanders, Kirk Cousins led a 10-point fourth-quarter comeback against his former team, giving the Vikings their greatest start since the Brett Favre-led 2009 squad. T.J., a recently acquired tight end All nine passes that were thrown to Hockenson were caught. With 12 seconds left, Greg Joseph kicked the winning 28-yard field goal.

4. Buffalo Bills 6-2 (2) 

It’s not simply that the Jets defeated the Bills 20-17. Because of their earlier victory in Kansas City, they have the best record in the NFL thus far this year. Josh Allen’s right elbow issue, which affects his ulnar collateral ligament and accompanying nerves, is of greater concern, according to ESPN. Allen may or may not miss games.

5. Dallas Cowboys 6-2 (5)

This quick start isn’t about Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott, Tony Pollard, CeeDee Lamb, and the rest of an offense that is allegedly interested in signing free agency Odell Beckham Jr., unlike last year’s 6-2 start. The Cowboys are ranked No. 7 in overall defense, No. 3 in pass defense, and No. 1 in sacks after their bye week.

6. Seattle Seahawks 6-3 (6) 

After tossing a pick six, Geno Smith recovered by directing touchdown drives of 75, 81, and 85 yards in the second half to seal a 31-21 victory over the Cardinals. Kenneth Walker III, a rookie running back, put in a lot of work in the fourth quarter to gain 109 yards and two rushing scores. The Seahawks have won their last four games.

7. New York Giants 6-2 (7) 

When star safety Xavier McKinney injured his hand while riding an ATV in Mexico, what was intended to be a stress-free bye week turned into something more challenging. He’ll be out for at least four games. The Giants didn’t complete a trade before the deadline and can only advance as far as Saquon Barkley, Daniel Jones, and excellent play-calling on both sides of the ball can.

8. Baltimore Ravens 6-3 (8) 

Kenyan Drake (93 rushing yards and two touchdowns) and a stifling defense helped the Ravens defeat the Saints 27-13 in a rare lackluster performance by Lamar Jackson. The Ravens limited the Saints to 13 plays overall on their first four possessions thanks to Justin Houston’s 2.5 sacks and an interception.

9. Miami Dolphins 6-3 (10) 

Who has the best QB rating in the NFL? Tua Tagovailoa has a 5-0 record when he completes a game. In a 35-32 triumph over the Bears, he tossed touchdown passes to three different receivers. In spite of Justin Fields setting an NFL record most rushing yards by a quarterback in a regular-season game, the defense held up (178).

10. Los Angeles Chargers 5-3 (11) 

The Chargers were not the guilty party this time, but rather the winners of an illogical defeat. The Falcons fumbled away the return of Austin Ekeler’s lost fumble with 34 seconds left, allowing the Chargers to maintain possession and have Cameron Dicker, their third kicker of the year, attempt a 37-yard walk-off field goal to secure a 20-17 victory.