The Depth Chart: 2013 NFL Week 9 Power Rankings

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Here’s a look at my NFL power rankings for Week 9 of the 2013 season.


  1. Kansas City Chiefs (1)(8-0) — Haven’t played teams with good records, but they’re winning when they’re supposed to.
  2. Indianapolis Colts (2)(5-2) — Had the bye week to prepare for easy second half of the season schedule.
  3. Denver Broncos (3)(7-1) — Got off to slow start versus Washington but then pounded them.
  4. Seattle Seahawks (4)(7-1) — Always seem to struggle on the road, but held on with last-second goal line stand.
  5. San Francisco 49ers (5)(6-2) — Handled the Jaguars as expected.
  6. New England Patriots (6)(6-2) — Struggled early against the Dolphins, but rebounded for the win.
  7. New Orleans Saints (7)(6-1) — Took care of the Bills at home.
  8. Cincinnati Bengals (9)(6-2) — Big offensive explosion against the Jets. Five touchdowns for Andy Dalton.
  9. Green Bay Packers (8)(5-2) — Aaron Rodgers can’t turn crap into gold. Have you ever heard of some of his teammates?
  10. Detroit Lions (12)(5-3) — Good discipline (yes, I said that about the Lions) to come back and beat the Cowboys.
  11. Carolina Panthers (16)(4-3) — Cruised to a big Thursday victory over the winless Bucs.
  12. Dallas Cowboys (10)(4-4) — Ladies and gentlemen, your Tony Romo-led ‘Boys … (crickets chirping)
  13. San Diego Chargers (11)(4-3) — Bye week to recuperate and make a second-half push in a tough division.
  14. Baltimore Ravens (13)(3-4) — They have some ground to make up after their bye.
  15. Chicago Bears (15)(4-3) — Not a good bye week after watching Packers and Lions pick up wins.
  16. New York Jets (14)(4-4) — Dismantled by the Bengals by 40 points.
  17. Miami Dolphins (17)(3-4) — Played the Patriots tough but could not hold on to the lead.
  18. St. Louis Rams (22)(3-5) — Nearly upset the overrated Seahawks but Seattle made a nice goal line stand to end the game.
  19. Arizona Cardinals (26)(4-4) — Beat up on the already beaten up Falcons.
  20. Oakland Raiders (28)(3-4) — Started fast with a quick touchdown and held on for a close victory over the Steelers.
  21. Philadelphia Eagles (18)(3-5) — Still don’t have the explosive offense people were expecting.
  22. Atlanta Falcons (19)(2-5) — Just have too many injuries to overcome; lost to the Cardinals.
  23. Pittsburgh Steelers (20)(2-5) — Couldn’t handle what the Raiders gave them. Yes, the Raiders.
  24. Buffalo Bills (21)(3-5) — The Saints had a bye week and homefield advantage … no chance for the Bills against them.
  25. Houston Texans (23)(2-5) — A bye week and a quarterback change. Let’s see what they can do.
  26. Tennessee Titans (25)(3-4) — A bye week for them, but they’re looking up at the Colts.
  27. Cleveland Browns (24)(3-5) — Kept it close against the Chiefs, but not enough firepower.
  28. Washington Redskins (27)(2-5) — Came out strong against the Broncos, but Denver buried them.
  29. New York Giants (29)(2-6) — Outlasted division rival Philadelphia, but still don’t “have it.”
  30. Minnesota Vikings (30)(1-6) — 31 points wasn’t too bad, but no defense for the Packers.
  31. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (31)(0-7) — Still winless after falling to the Panthers.
  32. Jacksonville Jaguars (32)(0-8) — Way to represent America in London. I hope you’re all taking the Jaguars’ weekly opponent in your survivor pool.
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