There are no Super Bowl favorites. Sure, a lot of us NFL.com writers might have stuck with our preseason Green Bay Packers pick at midseason. But they are an injury-ravaged team with three losses in a deep division.
After 10 weeks, there are no fewer than nine teams we could see hoisting the Lombardi Trophy in February. If Ben Roethlisberger can get healthy in time, I would make it 10 teams; with half of the squads in the much maligned AFC.
The key takeaway here: There isn't a huge gap between No. 1 and No. 10 in NFL.com's Power Poll. It's all about matchups and Any Given Sunday. I ranked the Houston Texans first in my weekly Power Poll entry, but it's not like there is some huge difference between them and the Chicago Bears -- ranked seventh.
Shake up the top 10 teams in a hat -- or a single elimination tournament -- and a different one could come out each time. It's part of the reason we are all so addicted to the NFL.
ATL's Power Poll entry is below. You can see the full poll here, or check out the individual lists from all 13 analysts.