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Week 6: 49ers on the rise, but Packers, Saints still rule

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Thanks to their 48-3 pounding of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the San Francisco 49ers made the biggest jump in this week's NFL.com Power Poll, from No. 15 to No. 8, while the Philadelphia Eagles at No. 22 and the New York Jets at No. 19 continued their free fall from the ranks of the top 10.

The Packers and New Orleans Saints retained the top two spots, with Green Bay once again claiming all nine first-place votes.

How they voted ...
While the Packers grabbed all nine first-place votes again, the undefeated Lions still were unable to vault into the No. 2 spot. See where our experts have Detroit this week. Expert Rankings ...

» Fan Rankings: Prove the experts wrong

Other notable developments from Week 5:

» Based on their upset at the hands of the Oakland Raiders and injuries to Mario Williams and Andre Johnson, the Houston Texans dropped from No. 6 to No. 12.

» The Washington Redskins made their first appearance in the top 10.

» Despite the presence of Tim Tebow in relief, the Denver Broncos drew a last-place vote for the first time.


 

NFL.com Power Poll

Teams ranked Nos. 1 through 32, as voted on by a panel of nine NFL.com and NFL Network experts. Total points based on 32 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 32nd-place vote.
Rank
Previous
Team
W-L
First-place votes
Last-place votes
Points
1
1
Green Bay Packers
5-0
9
-
288
2
2
New Orleans Saints
4-1
-
-
271
3t
3
Baltimore Ravens
3-1
-
-
264
3t
4
Detroit Lions
5-0
-
-
264
5
5
New England Patriots
4-1
-
-
259
6
7
San Diego Chargers
4-1
-
-
236
7
10
Buffalo Bills
4-1
-
-
228
8
15
San Francisco 49ers
4-1
-
-
216
9
13
Pittsburgh Steelers
3-2
-
-
215
10
11
Washington Redskins
3-1
-
-
213
11
16
Oakland Raiders
3-2
-
-
200
12
6
Houston Texans
3-2
-
-
196
13t
9
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
3-2
-
-
162
13t
8
New York Giants
3-2
-
-
162
15
12
Tennessee Titans
3-2
-
-
160
16
21
Cincinnati Bengals
3-2
-
-
156
17
19
Dallas Cowboys
2-2
-
-
148
18
16t
Atlanta Falcons
2-3
-
-
141
19t
14
New York Jets
2-3
-
-
129
19t
18
Chicago Bears
2-3
-
-
129
21
21
Cleveland Browns
2-2
-
-
111
22
20
Philadelphia Eagles
1-4
-
-
90
23
28
Seattle Seahawks
2-3
-
-
88
24
25
Kansas City Chiefs
2-3
-
-
79
25
23
Carolina Panthers
1-4
-
-
77
26
31t
Minnesota Vikings
1-4
-
-
61
27
24
Arizona Cardinals
1-4
-
-
52
28
26t
Denver Broncos
1-4
-
1
45
29
26t
Jacksonville Jaguars
1-4
-
1
40
30
29
Indianapolis Colts
0-5
-
1
34
31
31t
St. Louis Rams
0-4
-
2
21
32
30
Miami Dolphins
0-4
-
4
17


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