2014 NFL Power Rankings: Week 10
Cardinals or Patriots? That was the big question facing ESPN's Power Panel (a group of more than 80 writers, editors and TV personalities) after an eventful Week 9.
By crushing Denver, No. 1 the past three weeks, New England (No. 3 last week) made a strong case for the top spot. But Arizona (No. 2 last week) also bolstered its candidacy, improving to 7-1 after a convincing victory at Dallas.
So who's most deserving? In a close vote, the Patriots got the nod. The Broncos dropped to No. 3, with the Eagles and Colts rounding out the top five. The Steelers, up seven spots to No. 7, are the week's biggest mover.
Will we have another tough decision to make next week? Probably not. With New England on a bye and Arizona hosting the 3-5 Rams, signs point to our top two staying intact. That said, the season-long trend shouldn't be ignored. No team has held the No. 1 spot for more than three weeks, so another shake-up is likely in the not-too-distant future.
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