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NFL power rankings, Week 9: Nobody knows if the Packers and Seahawks are good anymore

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Every NFL team ranked by NFL media outlet. ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED????

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: We've now added three more rankings to the list ... confusing the picture even more!

There are few things every NFL fan enjoys more than weekly power rankings. They're basically our only way to measure an individual writer's subjective opinion about all 32 teams. What would we do without them? I'm not sure, but if there's a world without NFL power rankings, I don't want to live in it.

This week's power rankings are all about the Cowboys. They checked in at No. 2 in two of the rankings collected so far. Jerry Jones' team is No. 3 in SB Nation's Week 9 power rankings, but it's clear that most of the NFL media world agrees they're now the best team in the NFC.

Minnesota was the last best team in the NFC, but two losses in a row, including Monday's flop against the underdog Bears, dropped them to the sixth and seventh spot on some lists.

Nobody can touch New England. It's the one thing the NFL pundit class seems to agree on. I'm sure a dominant Patriots team rolling up opponents week after week won't get old at all. Nope. No way. The takes may get hotter, but there's just no reasonable cause for putting them anywhere below the first spot.

Critics are more split on the Packers and Seahawks. One outlet has Green Bay as high as No. 7. We put them at 15 this week. Seattle is as high as fourth and as low as 10th in one set of rankings.

OK, keep checking back throughout the day. We'll keep adding to these as more start to trickle in. While you wait, try to keep yourself put together. If you miss this week's power rankings, there's always next week ... the week after that ... and the week after that ... and before you know it, you'll have mock drafts to get mad about online.

Team SB Nation Yahoo NFL.com ESPN CBS PFT
New England Patriots 1 1 1 1 1 1
Denver Broncos 2 3 3 3 3 3
Dallas Cowboys 3 2 2 2 2 2
Minnesota Vikings 4 7 6 7 7 10
Atlanta Falcons 5 6 5 9 5 5
Kansas City Chiefs 6 5 4 11 4 6
Seattle Seahawks 7 4 10 4 8 9
Pittsburgh Steelers 8 9 11 8 11 8
Philadelphia Eagles 9 11 8 10 10 13
Oakland Raiders 10 8 9 6 6 4
Washington 11 12 16 15 14 12
Cincinnati Bengals 12 17 19 13 15 18
Arizona Cardinals 13 14 12 12 16 21
Buffalo Bills 14 15 13 18 21 16
Green Bay Packers 15 10 7 5 9 7
New York Giants 16 13 17 22 13 14
New Orleans Saints 17 21 23 19 23 22
Baltimore Ravens 18 24 24 20 27 24
Miami Dolphins 19 27 22 28 20 20
Houston Texans 20 16 14 17 12 11
Detroit Lions 21 19 15 21 17 15
Tennessee Titans 22 20 21 23 24 19
San Diego Chargers 23 18 18 14 18 23
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24 23 25 26 22 17
Carolina Panthers 25 22 26 16 28 26
Los Angeles Rams 26 26 20 24 25 25
New York Jets 27 28 29 27 26 28
Chicago Bears 28 29 28 29 29 29
Indianapolis Colts 29 25 27 25 19 27
Jacksonville Jaguars 30 30 30 30 30 30
San Francisco 49ers 31 32 31 31 31 31
Cleveland Browns 32 31 32 32 32 32