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ESPN's Football Power Index rankings for Nov. 17

Below are the ESPN Football Power Index rankings for Nov. 17, after Week 10 of the 2015 NFL season. For a full explanation of how the FPI is put together, please read this explainer. For more background, you also can read this Q&A.

A few notes heading into Week 11:

The Cincinnati Bengals remained third in ESPN’s FPI after their loss to the Houston Texans on Monday Night Football, but the Bengals did take a hit in their FPI rating.

The Bengals’ FPI rating fell 1.0 points to 4.3, meaning they are projected to be a little more than four points better than an average team on a neutral field. The Bengals’ decline in FPI rating is the largest this week among teams in the top 10 of FPI.

The New England Patriots and the Arizona Cardinals remained first and second in FPI but saw their FPI ratings decline from the previous week. The Patriots’ FPI dropped by 0.5 point, and the Cardinals’ by 0.05 point.

The St. Louis Rams’ poor performance against the Bears, followed by Case Keenum being given the starting quarterback spot, resulted in a drop of 10 spots in the rankings, to 29th, and a decline of 4.5 points in the Rams' FPI rating. The quarterback change was responsible for most of the team’s fall.

Three teams with 4-5 records are in the top 10 of FPI: the Seahawks (fifth), the Eagles (seventh) and the Chiefs (ninth).

Two games in Week 11 are about equal at the top of the pregame matchup quality ranking. The Bengals’ game at the Cardinals, and the Bills’ game at the Patriots each earn a 77 on a 0-to-100 scale.