*Rankings are based on expected end of season success*

10. Cleveland Browns

9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

8. Pittsburgh Steelers

7. Buffalo Bills

6. Tennessee Titans

5. New England Patriots

4. Green Bay Packers

3. Baltimore Ravens

2. Seattle Seahawks

1. Kansas City Chiefs

 

The Chiefs lost. Who cares in terms of their end of season success? Certainly, not me! They are due for these types of games a few times in the year. All the credit has got to go to Derek Carr and Raiders HC Jon Gruden on leading their team to a win that makes Vegas a true playoff Darkhorse.

Seattle and Kansas City have their flaws – like any team. Seattle’s defense is seriously struggling early on. They’re testing the limits that Russell Wilson can go to dig them out of whatever hole the Seahawks defense puts them in. And yet, Wilson has yet to fail the test. It’s hard to see that defense perform worse than it has so far, and the offenses they’ve played aren’t too shabby. I expect that side of the ball to improve, and Russell Wilson will do what he does best-especially with the emergence of the playmaker that has become of D.K. Metcalf.

Welcome to power rankings, Titans! Tennessee went from pretty much not practicing for two weeks to slapping around 2020’s trendiest new force in the AFC. Tannehill was good when he needed to be, and even with less of a workload than he’s used to, Derrick Henry continued to prove he is the hardest player in the NFL to take to the ground. Just ask Josh Norman…

Oh you wanted to watch that again? How about this angle?

Josh Allen wasn’t great, but there were tons of drops riddled throughout his 26/41 night. The first of which led to Malcolm Butler’s first of two interceptions on the night. The Bills defense may not be what they were last year. Even though they were missing their top corner, Tre’Davious White, Tennessee was moving the ball with ease throughout all of Tuesday night. Buffalo gets another test-the greatest they’ll face- when they take on Kansas City next week on Monday Night Football.

Oh yeah – Tom Brady looked old and the Buccaneers dropped a game verse a Bears team that I can’t believe is 4-1. I dropped Tampa considerably this week, but watch out for Chicago. If they can win three of their next five games verse the Panthers, Rams, Saints, Titans and Vikings that puts them at an impressive 7-3 heading into their Week 11 bye. We may even get some more Nick Foles magic in the postseason.