SAN DIEGO, CA - NOVEMBER 6: Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers rubs the head of Jordy Nelson #87 near the end of the 4th quarter against the San Diego Chargers on November 6, 2011 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
In a familiar theme with SB Nation's power rankings, the Packers are No. 1 and the surprising 49ers continue their surge, which lands them at No. 2. The Colts? Well, you can guess where they're ranked.
SB Nation's NFL power rankings for Week 10 are in and there's no surprise at the top as the Packers remain our No. 1 team. It's really Green Bay and everyone else -- it's not even close. The 49ers, though, made a strong case for No. 2 once again as they won, and the Ravens jump up a few spots after completing the season sweep against Pittsburgh.
As for the bottom of the list, the Colts have established themselves as the worst team in the league but the Rams aren't far behind.
Here's how things shake out in our NFL power rankings as we enter Week 10:
1. Green Bay Packers (8-0, LW: 1): With each passing win, I get more and more excited for Thanksgiving against Detroit, which is our No. 1 ranked game in the second half of the season.
2. San Francisco 49ers (7-1, LW: 2): Think about the fact that the 49ers are one overtime loss away from being undefeated. Jim Harbaugh his doing slightly better than his brother, John, coach of the Ravens.
3. Baltimore Ravens (6-2, LW: 6): I had them as my Super Bowl pick last week and they proved what they're capable of going into Heinz Field on Sunday night completing the season sweep over the Steelers.
4. New Orleans Saints (6-3, LW: 5): Drew Brees has over 3,000 yards in the first nine games putting him on pace to break Dan Marino's single season passing record of 5,084. Marino made it to the Super Bowl that year.
5. Houston Texans (6-3, LW: 11): Wade Phillips has been there for a few months and the Texans went from the 30th ranked defense last year to No. 1 (in yards) through nine weeks this season. Incredible.
6. Detroit Lions (6-2, LW: 7): The Lion play at Chicago next week in what's shaping up to be a big divisional game. Beat them, the Panthers the following week and then it's Thanksgiving showdown against Green Bay.
7. Cincinnati Bengals (6-2, LW: 9): Does anyone realize that Cincy is 6-2 and en route to the playoffs? It seems like there's no buzz around this team led by a rookie quarterback and receiver.
9. Pittsburgh Steelers (6-3, LW: 3): The Steelers get knocked back for losing to Baltimore on their home field but they're still the Steelers and the Ravens might see them in January.
10. New England Patriots (5-3, LW: 4): Three losses for New England but it's not like they're coming against scrubs -- the Bills (5-3), Steelers (6-3) and Giants (6-2) are very good teams. That defense, though, is a problem.
11. New York Jets (5-3, LW: 12): I said last week that I didn't really know who the Jets were. A week later, they're tied for first place.
12. Buffalo Bills (5-3, LW: 8): The real test starts for Buffalo -- tied for first place the halfway point. Are they for real or not?
13. Chicago Bears (5-3, LW: 13): What I wrote in this space last week: "This is the time to make a stand on the season." And that they did on Monday night against Philly.
14. Atlanta Falcons (5-3, LW: 19): Three in a row for the Falcons and they grab a share of first place next week against the Saints.
15. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-4, LW: 14): The Bucs are .500 through eight games and their mettle will be tested the next two weeks against the Texans and at Green Bay.
16. Dallas Cowboys (4-4, LW: 21): The Cowboys say this is the time to start separating from the pack. Games against the Bills, Redskins, Dolphins and Cardinals will help.
19. Kansas City Chiefs (4-4, LW: 15): I had all three AFC West teams ranked in a row right here last week, with the Chiefs at the top. All three of those teams lost but the Chiefs get downgraded for a blowout to the winless Dolphins.
20. Philadelphia Eagles (3-5, LW: 18): The Eagles probably have to go 7-1 down the stretch now. I don't see that happening.
21. Tennessee Titans (4-4, LW: 20): The Texans are starting to pull away from the Titans in the AFC South. Still, that was a heck of a game against Cincy last week.
24. Cleveland Browns (3-5, LW: 23): Tough division to be in for the Browns with the Steelers and Ravens. (Then again, I said the same thing about the first place Bengals.)
25. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-6, LW: 24): What do you say about this team? I'm not sure where their strength lies.
28. Arizona Cardinals (2-6, LW: 28): That was a fun game to watch -- Patrick Peterson was the second player in NFL history to end an overtime game with a punt return for a touchdown -- but that doesn't change this season to forget for Arizona.
29. Seattle Seahawks (2-6, LW: 30): 28th offense. 22nd defense. Hard to see how this team won even seven games last year.
30. Miami Dolphins (1-7, LW: 32): Should I move Miami up a little more after that blowout victory at Arrowhead? Maybe if they do it again.
31. St. Louis Rams (1-7, LW: 27): At this point, it's all about draft position.