Predominantly Orange Week Nine NFL Power Rankings
9. Pittsburgh Steelers (12)
There may not be a more miraculous healer out there then Big Ben Roethlisberger. Reports say he’ll be back for week nine after missing only one game and having a bye week. With Big Ben, the Steelers are a Super Bowl contender. Without him they are a 7-9 team.
10. Philadelphia Eagles (11)
He is only a rookie, and has his moments where he looks as much. With that said, Carson Wentz is very impressive. They may not have won the game, but they had a very good Cowboys team on the ropes—on the road nonetheless. Wentz is as good pre-snap as he is post-snap—his recall is almost Manning-like. They have a very bright future in Philadelphia if they can surround him with the right pieces.
11. Green Bay Packers (6)
Rodgers is still Rodgers, but the team that plays around him is just not clicking properly. The defense isn’t playing as well as in years past, and they seem to hit lulls offensively that we typically don’t see out of Green Bay. Something is just a little bit off with the Packers. Perhaps the tide will turn soon because this team has the talent to be a Super Bowl contender.
12. Arizona Cardinals (10)
The rematch of the NFC title game went about the same way as the first one. It was a completely one-sided affair dominated by the 1-5 Panthers. The Cardinals have been very up and down this season. The good news—the Seahawks lost to the Saints. That’s about all that went well for the Cardinals on Sunday.