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Week 10: Ravens, 49ers locked in tie for No. 2 behind Packers

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With the 2011 NFL regular season at its halfway point, all nine of our experts agree on two things: The Green Bay Packers are the league's best team, and the Indianapolis Colts are the worst.

The other 30 teams continued to jostle for position last weekend, with the New York Giants' dramatic upset of the New England Patriots and the Baltimore Ravens' last-second win in Pittsburgh causing the most significant readjustment to the NFL.com Power Poll. The Giants jumped to No. 4, their highest ranking of the season, while the Ravens reclaimed a share of the No. 2 spot, where they are tied with the San Francisco 49ers.

How they voted ...
With the NFL's regular season at the halfway point, the 8-0 Green Bay Packers are the unanimous No. 1 pick of our nine experts in the latest NFL.com Power Poll. Find out where our experts rank your favorite team here ...

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Something will have to give next week, however, when Big Blue visits Candlestick Park. But if the 49ers and Ravens remain tied at that No. 2 spot, it certainly will add to the excitement of a Thanksgiving night matchup between the brothers Harbaugh.

Other notable developments from Week 9:

» The Patriots, who were a unanimous No. 2 just two weeks ago, dropped all the way to No. 10 after their second consecutive loss.

» The NFC West boasts the aforementioned 49ers, tied for second-best, but it also houses three of the five worst teams in our poll: the St. Louis Rams at No. 31, the Seattle Seahawks at No. 29 and the Arizona Cardinals at No. 28.

» The AFC North, meanwhile, has three of the top eight teams, with the Ravens in a tie for second, the Steelers sitting at No. 5 and the upstart Cincinnati Bengals checking in at No. 8.


 

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
8-0
9
-
288
2t
4
Baltimore Ravens
6-2
-
-
273
2t
3
San Francisco 49ers
7-1
-
-
273
4
7
New York Giants
6-2
-
-
249
5
2
Pittsburgh Steelers
6-3
-
-
245
6
8
New Orleans Saints
6-3
-
-
241
7
9
Detroit Lions
6-2
-
-
226
8
10
Cincinnati Bengals
6-2
-
-
225
9
11
Houston Texans
6-3
-
-
222
10
5
New England Patriots
5-3
-
-
208
11
13
New York Jets
5-3
-
-
195
12
14
Chicago Bears
5-3
-
-
193
13
6
Buffalo Bills
5-3
-
-
188
14
12
Atlanta Falcons
5-3
-
-
187
15
15
Philadelphia Eagles
3-5
-
-
149
16
17
San Diego Chargers
4-4
-
-
144
17
20
Dallas Cowboys
4-4
-
-
143
18
18
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
4-4
-
-
139
19
16
Kansas City Chiefs
4-4
-
-
127
20
19
Oakland Raiders
4-4
-
-
124
21
21
Tennessee Titans
4-4
-
-
111
22
22
Minnesota Vikings
2-6
-
-
96
23
23
Carolina Panthers
2-6
-
-
85
24
28
Denver Broncos
3-5
-
-
70
25
24
Washington Redskins
3-5
-
-
67
26
25
Cleveland Browns
3-5
-
-
58
27
26
Jacksonville Jaguars
2-6
-
-
57
28
30
Arizona Cardinals
2-6
-
-
51
29
27
Seattle Seahawks
2-6
-
-
46
30
31
Miami Dolphins
1-7
-
-
37
31
29
St. Louis Rams
1-7
-
-
26
32
32
Indianapolis Colts
0-9
-
9
9


 

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