WEEK 9 NFL Power Rankings: Panthers on the Prowl.

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A power ranking of all 32 NFL teams after week 8 play.

The Twist: Each week my top 12 ranked teams will consist of 6 NFC teams and 6 AFC teams since 6 from each conference will qualify for the post season. I reflect the top 12 teams most likely to make the playoffs each week.

Each week, I have one NFC team and one AFC team in the top two to reflect who may end up in the super bowl.

TOP 12 Teams:
No change in the top 12 as there were no major upsets at the top combined with several teams having a bye this week. The only team to lose was the Dallas Cowboys as they managed to let one get away to the Lions. They stay at #12 since the Eagles lost too and Dallas is still at the top of the sad NFC East. The Cowboys are currently in a position to back their way into the playoffs even with a .500 record.

Biggest Movers:
The Carolina Panthers (up 5) and Arizona Cardinals (up 8) move up this week with wins. Carolina has a winning record for the first time since 2008. While they enter the race for a wildcard, their schedule gets significantly tougher from here.

The Raiders are up 6 after beating the Steelers.

With four losses in a row, the Dolphins drop 4 spots to land at #19. Losing to the Patriots and falling to 3-4, puts the Dolphins in a bit of a hole to try to make the post season.

The disappointing Falcons drop 4 spots after losing to the Cardinals. Injuries have grounded these dirty birds. They’re not a factor.

WEEK 9 Change 0= no change
1. Chiefs (8-0) 0
2. Seahawks (7-1) 0
3. Colts (5-2) 0
4. 49ers (6-2) 0
5. Broncos (7-1) 0
6. Saints (6-1) 0
7 Packers (5-2) 0
8. Patriots (6-2) 0
9. Bengals (6-2) 0
10. Lions (5-3) 0
11. Chargers (4-3) 0
12. Cowboys (4-4) 0
13. Ravens (3-4) 0
14. Bears (4-3) 0
15. Panthers (4-3) ↑5
16. Cardinals (4-4) ↑8
17. Titans (3-4) ↓1
18. Jets (4-4) ↓1
19. Dolphins (3-4) ↓4
20. Bills (3-5) ↓2
21. Raiders (3-4) ↑6
22. Eagles (3-5) ↓3
23. Browns (3-5) ↓1
24. Rams (3-5) ↓1
25. Falcons (2-5) ↓4
26. Redskins (2-5) ↑1
27. Giants (2-6) ↑2
28. Steelers (2-5) ↓3
29. Texans (2-5) ↓1
30. Vikings (1-6) 0
31. Bucs (0-7) 0
32. Jaguars (0-8) 0

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