Week 10 of the 2022-23 NFL season was wild to say the least, and the plot has officially thickened with eight weeks to play in the regular season.

First and foremost, Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings came from behind to improbably win what many are calling the “Game of the Year” in overtime over Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills. With Minnesota improving to 8-1 and Buffalo dropping to 6-3 as well as third place in their division, the Power Rankings are sure to be affected.

In other results that will have ripple effects on these rankings, Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers snapped their three-game losing streak with an overtime win over the Dallas Cowboys, who slide to third pace in the NFC East. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers also found a much-needed win in Germany over the upstart Seattle Seahawks. And down to their third-string quarterback at times, the Arizona Cardinals found a way to hand the Los Angeles Rams their sixth loss of the season.

Read on for my Post-Week 10 Power Rankings, and if you’d like to debate or discuss any rankings, or want to follow for more weekly NFL content including Picks and Power Rankings, be sure to connect with Sak Sports Blog on Twitter or on Facebook!

Post-Week 10 Power Rankings

  1. Kansas City Chiefs (7-2) [Last Week: 3] *New Team at #1*
    • For the first time this season, the Kansas City Chiefs top my Power Rankings. With the most points cored in the NFL through ten weeks (keep in mind the Chiefs have only played nine games, while some have played ten), a three-game win streak and no losses by more than four points, and one of the best if not the best quarterbacks in football in Patrick Mahomes (who just got a shiny new toy,) the Chiefs look like the team to beat once again: just like they have at some point almost every season with Mahomes at quarterback. The Chiefs beat the Jaguars 27-17 in Week 10.
  1. Philadelphia Eagles (8-1) [Last Week: 1]
    • The Philadelphia Eagles undefeated 8-0 start came to a halt with a surprising 31-21 loss to the Commanders on Monday Night Football. The Eagles are still tied for the best record in the NFL, and I would take them over a hot Vikings team: but not the Chiefs.
  2. Minnesota Vikings (8-1) [Last Week: 5]
    • Kirk Cousins, Dalvin Cook, Justin Jefferson (10 catches, 193 yards, 1 TD) and the Minnesota Vikings stunned the Bills in Buffalo with a 13-point fourth quarter including a Josh Allen fumble recovered for a touchdown when all hope seemed lost. The Vikings went on to win 33-30 in a victory that propelled Minnesota from “that unlikely 7-1 team” to a legit contender.
  3. Buffalo Bills (6-3) [Last Week: 2]
    • After topping my Power Rankings for eight straight weeks, the Buffalo Bills have dropped back-to-back games against the Jets and Vikings, and fall in the pecking order accordingly. Buffalo nearly had the win against the Vikings after stopping Minnesota on fourth-and-goal from the one-yard line. But Josh Allen fumbled the ensuing snap, resulting in a Vikings touchdown, and Minnesota went on to win in overtime.
  4. Baltimore Ravens (6-3) [Last Week: 6]
    • The 6-3 Baltimore Ravens had a bye week in Week 10, and considering the encouraging signs in their three one-score losses, I feel comfortable calling Baltimore a Top Five team.
  5. New York Giants (7-2) [Last Week: 12]
    • The New York Giants got back on track with a 24-16 win over the Texans coming off their bye week. Saquon Barkley carried the load with 152 yards and a touchdown on 35 carries. The Giants may not play any particular area of football spectacularly, but Brian Daboll finds a way to win more often than not, willing New York to a 7-2 record.
  6. Miami Dolphins (7-3) [Last Week: 11]
  7. Tennessee Titans (6-3) [Last Week: 7]
    • While they struggled to put the visiting Broncos away, the Tennessee Titans earned their sixth win of the season behind a pair of receiving touchdowns from Nick Ikhine-Westbrook.
  8. Cincinnati Bengals (5-4) [Last Week: 9]
    • Following their bye week, the Cincinnati Bengals will look to accomplish another strong second half run, the type that propelled them to Super Bowl 56 last season.
  9. Dallas Cowboys (6-3) [Last Week: 4]
    • The Dallas Cowboys are just 2-2 when Dak Prescott plays this season, dropping their Week 1 matchup with the Buccaneers and this week’s matchup with the Packers, a 31-28 overtime loss where Dallas squandered the lead.
  10. New York Jets (6-3) [Last Week: 10]
    • The New York Jets had a bye in Week 10, but are now officially in a three-way tie with the Dolphins and Bills for first place in the AFC East: with head-to-head wins against both of them.
  11. San Francisco 49ers (5-4) [Last Week: 12]
    • Jimmy Garoppolo, Christian McCaffrey, he San Francisco 49ers offense chipped away at the Chargers defense on Sunday night en route to a 22-16 victory, giving the 49ers back-to-back wins and putting San Francisco just half a gem behind the division lead.
  12. Seattle Seahawks (6-4) [Last Week: 8]
    • The Seattle Seahawks four-game winning streak came to a screeching halt with a 21-16 loss to the Buccaneers in Germany on Sunday.
  13. Washington Commanders (5-5) [Last Week: 18]
    • The Washington Commanders stunned the previously undefeated Eagles with a 32-21 Monday Night Football win: the team’s fourth win in five games. The Commanders are heating up with Taylor Heinicke at quarterback, and at 5-5, can realistically enter the NFC playoff mix.
  14. Los Angeles Chargers (5-4) [Last Week: 13]
    • Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers offense were shut out in the second half of a 22-16 Sunday Night Football loss to the 49ers, their second loss in three games.
  15. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-5) [Last Week: 17]
    • After a three-game losing streak, Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have won back-to-back games, this week beating the Seahawks 21-16 in Germany.
  16. New England Patriots (5-4) [Last Week: 15]
    • The New England Patriots have a tough slate coming p after their bye week, playing the Jets, Vikings, Bills, and Cardinals in consecutive weeks.
  17. Arizona Cardinals (4-6) [Last Week: 21]
    • No Kyler Murray? No problem. Starting with Colt McCoy and even down to their third-string quarterback at times, the Arizona Cardinals handled the Rams 27-17 on the road to improve to 4-6.
  18. Green Bay Packers (4-6) [Last Week: 23]
    • Facing a 28-14 deficit against the Cowboys at home, Aaron Rodgers saved the Green Bay Packers season with a 14-point fourth quarter and eventual 31-28 win in overtime to stop the team’s losing streak and begin the process of salvaging this season.
  19. Atlanta Falcons (4-6) [Last Week: 16]
    • The upstart Atlanta Falcons have been fading, with back-to-back losses an three losses in their last four games, including a winnable Thursday Night game against the Panthers in Week 10.
  20. Cleveland Browns (3-6) [Last Week: 22]
    • The Cleveland Browns lost 39-17 to the Dolphins in Week 10, but do rank as the highest three-win team in the league because they’re usually competitive.
  21. Los Angeles Rams (3-6) [Last Week: 20]
    • The defending Super Bowl champions have already lost more games in 2022 than they did in all of 2021. This week, the Los Angeles Rams failed to defeat a Kyler Murray-less Cardinals team at home.
  22. Detroit Lions (3-6) [Last Week: 26]
    • Jared Goff, Amon-Ra St. Brown (10 catches, 119 yards) and the Detroit Lions scored 21 points in the fourth quarter to stun the Bears 31-30 for their second straight win.
  23. New Orleans Saints (3-7) [Last Week: 19]
    • The New Orleans Saints offense has been ice cold, putting up 7.7 points per game over the last three weeks, including a 10-point performance in this week’s loss to the Steelers.
  24. Jacksonville Jaguars (3-7) [Last Week: 24]
    • All things considered, a 27-17 loss to the Chiefs in Kansas City isn’t exactly a terrible showing for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
  25. Chicago Bears (3-7) [Last Week: 25]
    • The Chicago Bears have scored 31.0 PPG over their last four contests, and Justin Fields is doing historic things with his legs. But Chicago is just 1-3 in that span, giving up a whopping 38.3 points per game in their three losses.
  1. Pittsburgh Steelers (3-6) [Last Week: 30]
    • Kenny Pickett and the Pittsburgh Steelers snapped a two-game losing streak with a 20-10 win over the Saints at home.
  2. Indianapolis Colts (4-5-1) [Last Week: 32]
    • After a brutally bad couple weeks, Matt Ryan and the Indianapolis Colts rallied behind first-time head coach Jeff Saturday to defeat the Raiders 25-20.
  3. Carolina Panthers (3-7) [Last Week: 29]
    • P.J. Walker, D’Onta Foreman, and the Carolina Panthers edged the Falcons 25-15 on Thursday Night Football for their third win of the season.
  4. Denver Broncos (3-6) [Last Week: 27]
    • The 2022 Denver Broncos continue to be an anomaly, with the #1-ranked defense but a #32-ranked offense led by offseason acquisition Russell Wilson.
  5. Las Vegas Raiders (2-7) [Last Week: 28]
    • The Las Vegas Raiders freefall season continued in Week 10 with a 25-20 loss to a struggling Colts team employing a first-time head coach… but hey, All-Pro to-be Davante Adams caught another nine passes for 126 yards and a score.
  6. Houston Texans (1-7-1) [Last Week: 31]
    • Davis Mills and the Houston Texans have played close football against the Eagles and Giants in back-to-back weeks, but at the end of the day, still posses the fewest wins in the NFL.

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