NFL Power Poll – Week 10
Frank Coyle/ Head Scout
NFL Power Poll –
Vikings Beat Cowboys & Seahawks Edge 49ers in OT
Team of the Week
Vikings Rip Cowboys, 28-24
Upset of the Week
Falcons Shock Saints, 26-9
Players of the Week
Offense – QB Lamar Jackson – Ravens
Defense – DE/LB Jadeveon Clowney – Seahawks
Rookies of Week
Offense – QB Daniel Jones – Giants
Defense – DE Clelin Ferrell – Raiders
Game of Week #11 – Texans (6-3) at Ravens (7-2)
Divisional Leaders Could Preview Conference Title
Draft Insiders’ – NFL Power Poll – Week 11
NFL Ranking /Record /Team
#1 – 8-1 Patriots
Pats rested for trip to Philly.
#2 – 7-2 Saints
Saints’ were ambushed by the Falcons.
#3 – 8-1 49ers
The 49ers lost their first game in tough defeat in OT to the Seahawks.
#4 – 7-2 Ravens
Ravens are hot behind emerging young QB Lamar Jackson.
#5 – 8-2 Seahawks
Seahawks hung tough in San Fran to win a huge divisional game.
#6 – 7-3 Vikings
Vikings’ QB Kirk Cousins has had a strong run here and put them in position for NFC North leadership.
#7 – 8-2 Packers
The Packers keep winning the games they should and riding an MVP type performance by Aaron Rodgers.
#8 – 6-4 Chiefs
Chiefs’ defense continues to come up short in big spots that leaves big questions related to postseason.
#9 – 6-3 Texans
Texans’ have quietly established themselves among AFC leaders. Face tough match up in Baltimore between divisional leaders.
#10 – 6-3 Bills
Bills’ lost a tough one to the Browns. Face sneaky Dolphins this week.
#11 – 5-4 Cowboys
The Cowboys loss to the Vikings exposed their poor run defense once again.
#12 – 5-4 Rams
Rams’ host the Bears in a vital game for their playoff hopes.
#13 – 5-4 Eagles
Eagles are home to the Patriots in a matchup that could define their season.
#14 – 5-4 Steelers
Steelers’ travel to Cleveland for Thursday night clash with the loser facing an almost impossible run for any postseason chances.
#15 – 5-4 Raiders
The rested Raiders host the winless Bengals this week.
#16 – 5-4 Panthers
Panthers need a win vs the Falcons to stay in the playoff hunt.
#17 – 5-5 Titans
The Titans edged the Chiefs to stay alive in South division. They get their bye this week before a heavy South diet for the stretch.
#18 – 3-5-1 Lions
Lions let the Bears off the hook and face key matchup with the Cowboys that may determine any playoff longshot hopes.
#19 – 3-6 Browns
Browns face the Steelers Thursday night in the first of five remaining North matchups they face to get back into AFC playoff hunt.
#20 – 5-4 Colts
With QB Jacoby Brissett returning, the Colts face three key South games that may determine any postseason hope.
#21 – 4-5 Jaguars
Jaguars’ rested with QB Nick Foles returning with two road South games vs Colts and Titans probably deciding their stretch direction.
#22 – 4-6 Chargers
Chargers continue to fail in big spots. They face Chiefs in Mexico and need a strong effort to get back into the West title run.
#23 – 4-5 Bears
The Bears defense stop the Lions for win, but QB Mitchell Trubisky must improve starting with key game vs the Rams for any second half turnaround.
#24 – 2-7 Falcons shocked the Saints, but will have to run the table with four South opponents up next to even have a mathematical chance for postseason.
#25 – 3-6-1 Cardinals
Cardinals’ offense is getting some pieces in line, though their defense needs a major boost to get up to other West teams.
#26 – 3-6 Broncos
Broncos coming off their bye week. Travel to Minnesota to face the hot Vikings in a major must win situation for any hopes for getting into West race.
#27 – 3-6 Bucs
Bucs coming off an offensive explosion last week. Host the Saints that may end any postseason dreams.
#28 – 2-7 Jets
Jets’ beat the Giants to end their losing streak. Get a soft schedule over next month that may help them to respectable levels.
#29 – 2-8 Giants
The Giants continue to find ways to lose close games. They get their bye week to regroup and get their young players vital reps.
#30 – 2-7 Dolphins
Dolphins have won two in a row. Look to steal a few more before the season is over.
#31 – 1-8 Redskins
The Redskins turn the page and start rookie top pick QB Dewayne Haskins for the second half. It begins a major rebuilding job on offense.
#32 – 0-9 Bengals
Bengals’ got buried by the Ravens last week. Travel to Oakland this week to face the hot Raiders.
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 25 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for CBS, ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News 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