While most power rankings will fluctuate wildly, these should stay reasonably similar on a week-to-week basis.
Number 32: Miami Dolphins (ELO: 1246, +0)
The Dolphins are atrocious. Have a great day.
Number 31: Cincinnati Bengals (ELO: 1260, +0)
The Bengals are on the fast track for 1-15 (they play Miami).
Number 30: Atlanta Falcons (ELO: 1263, -1)
If Matt Ryan is out for any time, the Falcons will drop to being the worst team in the NFL. Yes, the Falcons are that bad.
Number 29: Washington Redskins (ELO: 1287, +1)
The Redskins managed to keep the game close against the 49ers, but they were playing on a slip-n-slide.
Number 28: New York Giants (ELO: 1318, -1)
The defense needs work. Daniel Jones is not bad, though.
Number 27: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (ELO: 1332, +1)
Despite losing to the Giants earlier in the season, the Buccaneers jump the Giants purely because the Giants lost their fifth game.
Number 26: Arizona Cardinals (ELO: 1395, +0)
Arizona is suddenly 3-3-1. While they will almost certainly lose to the Saints, it is a nice story for the Cardinals to rattle off three straight wins despite the shoddy teams they have played.
Number 25: Denver Broncos (ELO: 1399, -4)
The Chiefs lost Patrick Mahomes, and the Broncos were still embarrassed at home. That was pitiful.
Number 24: Los Angeles Chargers (ELO: 1409, +0)
The Chargers were probably screwed out of a win, but they should not have gotten the ball back in the first place. They are 2-5.
Number 23: New York Jets (ELO: 1413, -1)
As much as I could trash the Jets, losing by 33 happens when you play the best defense in nearly two decades.
Number 22: Oakland Raiders (ELO: 1438, -3)
Derek Carr and Darren Waller will play in January. They should represent the AFC in the Pro Bowl.
Number 21: Tennessee Titans (ELO: 1444, +4)
With a winnable Week 8, the Titans can get back to .500 and implant themselves in the playoff picture.
Number 20: Pittsburgh Steelers (ELO: 1463, +0)
The Steelers are two games under 500 as of writing, but they have a very talented defense. Watch out, Baltimore.
Number 19: Jacksonville Jaguars (ELO: 1471, +4)
If the Jaguars can beat the Jets, they return to .500. They are still in the hunt.
Number 18: Detroit Lions (ELO: 1492, -1)
The pixie dust is beginning to fade. Despite the best efforts of Marvin Jones, the Lions have lost three straight to fall below .500.
Number 17: Cleveland Browns (ELO: 1496, +1)
The Browns will lose on Sunday, but then they have a plethora of winnable games down the stretch. Watch out, Baltimore.
Number 16: Philadelphia Eagles (ELO: 1513, -5)
All things considered, the Eagles are not dead. They are only one game out of the division, and they still get to play the Dolphins.
Number 15: Chicago Bears (ELO: 1528, -5)
The Bears had an ugly performance last week. On the bright side, they play a team that has somehow disappointed more than the Bears have.
Number 14: Buffalo Bills (ELO: 1537, +1)
The Bills have played one of the softest schedules in the NFL. A win over the Eagles could propel the Bills into the top 10 as it becomes increasingly difficult to keep the Bills from the elite tier of teams.
Number 13: Kansas City Chiefs (ELO: 1558, -4)
Yes, this is because Patrick Mahomes will likely miss time. While he has not been ruled out against the Packers, he will surely not be as effective as a healthy Mahomes would be.
Number 12: Carolina Panthers (ELO: 1560, +0)
The Panthers have a stiff task ahead of them this week, but a win would solidify their place in the NFC hierarchy.
Number 11: Dallas Cowboys (ELO: 1565, +5)
Dallas had a resounding win over the Eagles. Dallas can enjoy their bye as their NFC East rivals likely lose this weekend.
Number 10: Houston Texans (ELO: 1572, -4)
Time will tell if the Gareon Conley trade works or not, but the Texans improved their potential for the season.
Number 9: Los Angeles Rams (ELO: 1580, +4)
In a hectic NFC playoff race, the Rams must take advantage of this week’s weak opponent: the Bengals.
Number 8: Indianapolis Colts (ELO: 1582, +6)
I have been pleasantly surprised by the Colts this season. The offensive line has been outstanding. The defense has become one of the best units in the NFL. Frank Reich is a top-five coach.
Number 7: Seattle Seahawks (ELO: 1629, -4)
The Seahawks ran out of gas in the second half against the Ravens. Russell Wilson had one of his worst games in a long time, and the defense fell flat after the Ravens rattled off chunk runs through Lamar Jackson.
Number 6: Minnesota Vikings (ELO: 1636, +1)
Has Kirk Cousins turned a corner? He has been terrific over the last three weeks. While the Redskins will not pose much of a threat, the Vikings will need the A-game from Cousins down the stretch.
Number 5: Green Bay Packers (ELO: 1640, +3)
Welcome back, Aaron. The Packers could easily jump into the top three with a resounding win in Arrowhead.
Number 4: Baltimore Ravens (ELO: 1665, +1)
The Ravens managed to go undefeated in October, a feat that has seemed impossible in recent years. The Ravens head into their bye with the Patriots looming in Week 9.
Number 3: San Francisco 49ers (ELO: 1672, +1)
They only won by nine, but the 49ers are still undefeated. They welcome 4-0 Kyle Allen on Sunday.
Number 2: New Orleans Saints (ELO: 1755, +0)
The Saints went into Chicago and blasted the Bears. Oh yeah, Drew Brees is not back yet. The Saints are a lock for the NFC Championship Game.
Number 1: New England Patriots (ELO: 1882, +0)
Yeah, yeah, yeah. The Patriots are ridiculous. They have no genuine holes. The defense makes the ‘85 Bears and 2000 Ravens look like children. The Patriots will shatter the 1900 Splash-ELO mark next week.