Sep 9, 2012; Green Bay, WI, USA; NFL logo on goal post padding during the game between the San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. The 49ers defeated the Packers 30-22. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE

NFL Power Rankings

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The NFL was packed with great games on Sunday and Monday. The Falcons stayed perfect with a 30-17 win over the Eagles. The Chicago Bears escaped with a win over Carolina thanks to a late field goal. Green Bay continues to win, and they look more impressive every week. San Fransisco dominated Arizona, and they 49ers look like they could be the team to beat in the NFC.

For all of the good, there was a lot of horrible play. The New York Jets look like they should be playing in the ACC not the AFC East. How anyone can let Miami look that good is mind boggling. As mentioned above, Philadelphia looks like a team that will be looking for both a head coach and quarterback in 2013. The Minnesota Vikings, who until last Thursday looked like a potential playoff contender, were manhandled by a mediocre Tampa Bay squad.The worst performance of the week had to be the San Diego Chargers falling to Cleveland 7-6. Although they had suffered a bad loss to Denver the previous week, allowing Peyton Manning to win in come back style, there is no excuse for San Diego to fall apart as they seem to be.

For all of the good and bad of the NFL weekend, you also have the pack that played as expected. The Indianapolis Colts and Andrew Luck continued their rebuilding project with a tough win over Tennessee. While Luck has not been stellar in his rookie year, he does look like the franchise quarterback of the future that the Colts were counting on.

Detroit were four point winners over Seattle, which is big win for the Lions. It is something they can build on going forward, more than likely for next year. It will be tough for Detroit to find their way into the playoffs without playing lights out in the second half of the season.

All that being said, it’s time to separate the pretenders from the contenders.

 

The FanSided Radio NFL Power Rankings

1) Atlanta Falcons (7-0)

2) San Fransisco 49ers (6-2)

3) Houston Texans (6-1)

4) Chicago Bears (6-2)

5) New York Giants (6-2)

6) New England Patriots (5-3)

7) Green Bay Packers (5-3)

8) Denver Broncos (5-3)

9) Baltimore Ravens (5-2)

10) Pittsburgh Steelers (4-3)

 

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