32. Jacksonville Jaguars
Previous Ranking: 32
Kudos to Jacksonville for putting up a bigger fight than anyone else anticipated.
31. New York Giants
Previous Ranking: 29
With Hakeem Nicks on the trading block, the Giants may be all-in on the Jadeveon Clowney sweepstakes.
30. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Previous Ranking: 31
Looking at their schedule one could make a case Tampa’s next winnable game won’t be until week 14 against Buffalo.
29. Pittsburgh Steelers
Previous Ranking: 30
Pittsburgh rushed for a mere 2.8 yards per carry in their win. That’s not something that is going to sustain winning, especially when you don’t get to play Geno Smith every week.
28. Minnesota Vikings
Previous Ranking: 28
I wanted desperately for Adrian Peterson to rush for 400 yards Sunday. Such a sad story about his son.
Previous Ranking: 23
How about this stat from ESPN: Washington has allowed a 78.9% completion percentage when sending four or fewer pass rushers. Yikes.
26. Atlanta Falcons
Previous Ranking: 22
Atlanta has Tampa Bay and Arizona the next two weeks. Beat them both and the Falcons are right back in the playoff hunt. Lose either of them and Atlanta is done. Julio Jones being out for the season is going to make that task difficult.
25. Buffalo Bills
Previous Ranking: 24
Thad Lewis was so good the Bills signed Matt Flynn after the game. Seriously, not a bad start from a guy who was on the practice squad the week before.
24. Oakland Raiders
Previous Ranking: 25
Raiders are only going to get better as their offensive line gets healthier and Terrelle Pryor becomes smarter with the football.
23. Carolina Panthers
Previous Ranking: 27
Carolina is a really tough team to beat when Cam Newton is on. Too bad Newton doesn’t have more weapons to work with.