NFL Power Rankings: The Atlanta Falcons are Undefeated but the Houston Texans Own the Top Spot after Week 9
Published By Kevin Paul On Wednesday, November 7th 2012. Under AFC, AFC East, AFC North, AFC South, AFC West, Features, Kevin Paul, NFC, NFC East, NFC North, NFC South, NFC West, NFL, Power Rankings, Writers Tags: Arian Foster, Atlanta Falcons, Chicago Bears, Houston Texans, Matt Schaub, New England Patriots, NFL, NFL Power Rankings, Peyton Manning, Power Rankings Week 9
The Atlanta Falcons are 8-0 and the only undefeated team in the NFL heading into Week 10. But in KP’s first calculation of NFL Power Rankings, it’s the Houston Texans that sit in first place. Many may disagree and if one were to comb through the numerous power ranking discussions out there, it would be near unanimous that prognosticators will have copped out and designated the top spot to the league’s only unblemished team. And that’s what makes this set of power rankings stand out from the rest, as it takes into consideration a number of different statistical categories and not just a team’s record and divisional standing. In my first calculated NFL Power Rankings at The Wife Hates Sports, it’s the Houston Texans that are in first place, followed by the Chicago Bears. The undefeated Falcons currently sit in third place. Meanwhile, the San Francisco 49ers and New England Patriots round out the top five. Here’s where each team sits in the rankings after Week 9, featuring a few key stats, thoughts and figures for each of the 32 squads in the NFL.