Draft Insiders’ – NFL Power Poll – Week 10
Chiefs Edge Titans
Jets Shock Bills
Bucs Comeback vs Rams
Team of the Week
Jets Slam Bills
Players of the Week
Offense – QB Tom Brady – Bucs
Defense – S Harrison Smith – Vikings
Offense – WR Tyreek Hill – Dolphins
Defense – LB Matt Judon – Patriots
Rookies of the Week
Offense – RB Kenneth Walker – Seahawks
Defense – DE Aidan Hutchinson – Lions/ CB Sauce Gardener – Jets
Games of Week 11
Sunday morning – Bucs vs Seahawks at Munich, Germany – 9:30 am
Sunday – Vikings at Bills – 1:00 pm – Fox
Sunday night – Chargers at 49ers – 8:20 pm – NBC
NFL Team Power Poll
Draft Insiders’ Staff
Ranking /Record /Team
#1 – 8-0 Eagles
The Eagles are rested coming off a Thursday night win over the Texans. QB Jalen Hurts continues to shine, leading this undefeated club into the Monday night matchup vs the Commanders.
#2 – 6-2 Chiefs
Chiefs continue to work their magic behind Patrick Mahomes, leading the league in scoring. Host the Jaguars hoping to maintain their AFC West lead.
#3 – 6-2 Bills
Bills are recovering from their shock of losing to the Jets. Better recover quickly as they host the hot Vikings with an ailing Josh Allen.
#4 – 7-1 Vikings
Vikings Kirk Cousins returned to the Capital to face the Commanders and made the clutch plays to put them over the top. They face their toughest test this season with a trip to Buffalo in a battle of SB contenders.
#5 – 6-3 Ravens
The Ravens were ready for the Saints last week and methodically wore them down. They are peaking now entering the 2nd half of the schedule and the team to beat in the competitive AFC North. Bye week to prep for the stretch run.
#6 – 5-3 Titans
The Titans lost a tough game to the Chiefs in OT behind rookie QB Malek Willis. Host the Broncos in a key AFC matchup to take command on AFC South leadership. They look for the return of QB Ryan Tannehill for the key late games.
#7 – 6-2 – Cowboys
The Cowboys are coming off their bye week. Travel to Titletown to face the struggling Packers to start their stretch run. Vet QB Dak Prescott directs this attack as they look to pursue the Eagles for the NFC East leadership.
#8 – 5-4 Bengals
The Bengals toasted the Panthers in last one behind their big play offense of Joe Burrow and Joe Mixon. They get their bye week to heal up and prep for the critical 2nd half with 7 key AFC matchups on their schedule.
#9 – 5-3 Chargers
The inconsistent Chargers edged the Falcons to stay one game behind the Chiefs in the AFC West. They face the tough 49ers in their Sunday night matchup which is critical for both clubs in their divisional races.
#10 – 4-4 49ers
The 49ers are well rested coming off their bye week and face a key Sunday night contest with the Chargers. QB Jimmy Garoppolo looks to step up and direct this club to their first AFC victory this season.
#11 – 6-3 Dolphins
Dolphins won a tough game vs the Bears behind a hot QB Tua Tagovailo. The Dolphin defense struggled tackling and must improve quickly. Host the Browns in a competitive AFC matchup with playoff ramifications.
#12 – 6-3 Seahawks
Seahawks are riding the hot hand of vet QB Geno Smith and impressive rookie back Kenneth Walker. They beat the fading Cardinals in key West matchup. Travel to Germany to face the Bucs in a critical contest with huge playoff ramifications on the line.
#13 – 6-2 Giants
The Giants are prepped for the 2nd half coming off their bye week. They get back to back games with the Texans and Lions which can put them in position to claim a playoff spot. Runner Saquon Barkley and QB Danny Jones are playing up to their draft status.
#14 – 5-4 Patriots
The Pats drilled the Colts to stay above .500 despite being in the AFC East basement. They get their bye week this weekend to prep for their four remaining AFC East matchups which will be a strong bearing on the AFC playoff picture.
#15 – 6-3 Jets
Jets had their most impressive performance in years beating the Bills at home. Their defense has been dominant which has kept them alive in every game. QB Zach Wilson had a strong recovery vs the Bills after a disastrous game vs the Patriots. Bye week this weekend.
#16 – 4-5 – Bucs
Bucs are trying to dig out from a poor first half with a key win over the Rams. Travel to Germany to face the hot Seahawks which will test QB Tom Brady to the fullest.
#17 – 3-5 Rams
Rams are living their SB hangover coming off an important loss to the Bucs. They host the Cardinals this week in a must win situation for playoff hopes. QB Stafford is struggling behind a weak offensive line that is still their biggest issue along with a weak ground game.
#18 – 3-5 Browns
Browns spent their bye week getting ready to face the Dolphins in an AFC matchup with strong playoff aspirations. Their defense must find a way to contain receiver Tyreek Hill to give their offense a chance to exploit the Miami inconsistent defense.
#19 – 3-6 Packers
The Packers were trashed by the Lions which puts them in a weekly must win situation to get into the playoff picture. Host the Cowboys this week and will need a huge performance from Aaron Rodgers and their tough defense to find a way to get the victory.
#20 – 4-5 Commanders
The Commanders fell short vs the Vikings. Travel to Philly hoping to knock off the undefeated Eagles and get to the .500 mark.
#21 – 4-5 Falcons
Falcons have been competitive in most games behind QB Marcus Mariota. Travel to Carolina with first place in the weak NFC South at stake. This defense fails in big spots continuously and has major issues throughout.
#22 – 3-6 Saints
The Saints failed to contain Ravens’ QB Lamar Jackson and their offense continues to be just ordinary weekly. They travel to Pittsburgh in a must win situation in a division where a short streak can put them in the leadership spot.
#23 – 3-6 Bears
The Bears came up just short vs the Dolphins despite a strong performance by QB Justin Fields. They host the pesky Lions in a matchup they must have to get into the postseason discussion.
#24 – 3-6 Jaguars
Jaguars earned the victory over the crashing Raiders last week. They travel to KC to face the hot hand of Patrick Mahomes and improved Chiefs defense. QB Trevor Lawrence is still going through his growing pains and hope to build on each win to build their foundation further through the 2nd half schedule.
#25 – 3-6 Cardinals
Cardinals are the most overrated club in the league and QB Kyler Murray may be the most overrated player in the league. They travel to LA to face the Rams where the loser in basically done for the season.
#26 – 3-5-1 Colts
Colts were crushed by the Patriots that cost HC Fran Reich his job. Their offense has ranked with the worst in the league. They travel to Las Vegas in the Dumpster Bowl of the two most disappointing clubs in the league this season.
#27 – 3-5 – Broncos
One of the most disappointing teams this season comes off their bye and tries to regroup with trip to Nashville. Their inept offense has been shocking and only a major turnaround can salvage this season.
#28 – 2-6 Lions
The Lions defense shutdown Aaron Rodgers and won low scoring matchup. Face two road tests with the Bears on the agenda this week.
#29 – 2-6 Raiders
The Raiders lost to the Jaguars setting off more changes and releasing another recent #1 pick in safety Johnathan Abram. Host the inept Colts this Sunday this the loser in competition for the top draft selection.
#30 – 2-6 Steelers
Steelers are coming off their bye and have two home games on the schedule. Rookie top pick Kenny Pickett gets the call from here looking to gain valuable experience as the Steelers face big rebuild. Host the Saints in a matchup of fading former player contenders.
#31 – 1-6-1 Texans
Texans are rested coming off their Thursday night loss. Travel to MetLife to face the Giants looking to gain a signature win this season.
#32 – 2-7 Panthers
Panthers were bombed by the Bengals in last one. Host AFC South rival Atlanta this week. Major house cleaning continues this offseason.
Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with NFL and college coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards – Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff etc for the past 30 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He was a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for CBS and ESPN on a year-round basis related to NFL and College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites