NFL Power Rankings Week 9

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Oct 26, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Minnesota Vikings outside linebacker Anthony Barr (55) celebrates with free safety Harrison Smith (22) after a 27-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown to win the game as the Vikings beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 19-13 in overtime at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

SLR’s Week 9 NFL Power Rankings: 21-25

Last Week: 25. Atlanta Falcons. 25. player. 44. Football fans who watched the Falcons on HBO’s Hard Knocks say Mike Smith provide his team with a misguided view of toughness and not much else. Will he still be the coach when the Falcons come out of their bye week?. 2-6

24. player. 60. Eight games in and the Vikings are tied with the Bears in the NFC North. The rebuilding Vikings might take that, even if it is mostly because the Bears aren’t living up to expectations.. 3-5. Last Week: 24. Minnesota Vikings

4-3. Last Week: 23. Miami Dolphins. 23. player. 59. The best team in Florida, although that’s not saying much.

Houston Texans. 22. player. 10. The Texans are a hard team to figure out. They aren’t terrible, but they don’t have the feel of a real playoff contender either.. 4-4. Last Week: 22

Chicago Bears. 21. player. 57. Jay Cutler played well and the Bears still got blown out by the Patriots. Until that defense gets fixed, the Bears will be in closer competition in the NFC North with the Vikings than the Packers and Lions.. 3-5. Last Week: 16