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2021 NFL Power Rankings: Week 9

The Los Angeles Rams have all of the chips on the table and they look like the most dangerous team in the NFL heading into Week 9.

Los Angeles Rams v Houston Texans Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

Well, the Arizona Cardinals finally got knocked off their perch after losing at home to the Green Bay Packers last week. Against a Packers team without most of the wide receiver room even. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Rams just went all in on 2021 trading for former Denver Broncos edge rusher and future Hall of Famer Von Miller. Hard not to put them in the top spot this week.

I don’t think any of the teams in the Top 5 will fall out of the Top 5 next week even if they lost a game. These five are the very top of the NFL food chain and, surprisingly, they are all NFC teams. The AFC is a mess with no team with a clear cut above the rest.

The Tennessee Titans might have been that team, but they just lost the engine their powers their offense in Derrick Henry for the next 10 weeks or so. The Buffalo Bills don’t look consistent enough to be a contender. In fact, despite so-so defensive play, the Las Vegas Raiders look like the most consistent team in the AFC right now. Isn’t that disgusting?

Here are you full Week 9 power rankings.

Week 9 NFL Power Rankings

Rank Team Record
Rank Team Record
1 Los Angeles Rams 7-1
2 Green Bay Packers 7-1
3 Arizona Cardinals 7-1
4 Dallas Cowboys 6-1
5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6-2
6 Tennessee Titans 6-2
7 Buffalo Bills 5-2
8 New Orleans Saints 5-2
9 Las Vegas Raiders 5-2
10 Baltimore Ravens 5-2
11 Cincinnati Bengals 5-3
12 Pittsburgh Steelers 4-3
13 Los Angeles Chargers 4-3
14 New England Patriots 4-4
15 Kansas City Chiefs 4-4
16 Cleveland Browns 4-4
17 Indianapolis Colts 3-5
18 Minnesota Vikings 3-4
19 Seattle Seahawks 3-5
20 Denver Broncos 4-4
21 San Francisco 49ers 3-4
22 Carolina Panthers 4-4
23 Philadelphia Eagles 3-5
24 New York Giants 2-6
25 Chicago Bears 3-5
26 Atlanta Falcons 3-4
27 Washington Football Team 2-6
28 New York Jets 2-5
29 Jacksonville Jaguars 1-6
30 Miami Dolphins 1-7
31 Houston Texans 1-7
32 Detroit Lions 0-8