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NFL Power Rankings 2013, Week 10: NFC East teams climb while Giants have bye

The Eagles, Cowboys and Redskins all move up in the rankings after wins.

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Another week and another win for the Chiefs, who now sit at 9-0 entering their bye week. Finally, the lone undefeated team in the league will be tested when Week 11 rolls around and they face the Broncos. A win against Peyton Manning could help Kansas City finally take the top spot in Big Blue View's power rankings.

In the NFC East, Dallas, Washington and Philadelphia all won while the Giants sat idly. The division race remains wide open, as no team has showed it is capable of distancing itself in nine weeks of football.

Here are the Big Blue View Power Rankings for Week 10:

1. Denver Broncos (7-1): A week off gives Peyton Manning more time to prepare for the next few games, ones that a division title may hang on. For almost any other team, the loss of John Fox may have greater ramifications, but Manning is a coach on the field so Denver will be OK. (LW: 1)

2. Seattle Seahawks (8-1): The Seahawks never lose at home, but the winless Bucs put that test to theory on Sunday. Seattle passed, but it's the second straight week the team has looked beatable. (LW: 2)

3. Kansas City Chiefs (9-0): Welcome to the Top 3, Kansas City, as the undefeated Chiefs stayed strong on the road against an underrated Bills D. We're all anxious to see this defense line up vs. Manning. (LW: 4)

4. Indianapolis Colts (6-2): Andrew Luck has the clutch gene, evident against Sunday night against the Texans. No Reggie Wayne, no problem. (LW: 5)

5. New Orleans Saints (6-2): The Saints offense sputtered against a very stingy Jets defense. Injuries are piling up, but when healthy this team will be just fine. (LW: 3)

6. San Francisco 49ers (6-2): The Niners entered their bye week on a five-game win streak. (LW: 6)

7. New England Patriots (7-2): Pinch me, or did we just see the Patriots team we have been waiting for all season? If the offense clicks like that, the AFC race just heated up. (LW: 9)

8. Detroit Lions (5-3): The upcoming game in Chicago has major playoff/division title ramifications. (LW: 10)

9. Cincinnati Bengals (6-3): The Bengals have shown they can beat the best teams in the league, just not on a consistent basis. Can this defense play as well without Geno Atkins in the middle? (LW: 7)

10. Green Bay Packers (5-3): The Pack have masked a lot of injuries, but they won't be able to mask one to Aaron Rodgers. LW: 8)

11. Dallas Cowboys (5-4): It was almost a really ugly loss for the 'Boys. (LW: 12)

12. Chicago Bears (5-3): Josh McCown's success is a testament to Marc Trestman's coaching. (LW: 13)

13. Carolina Panthers (5-3): The Panthers are rolling, but they'll finally be tested when they travel to San Fran. (LW: 14)

14. San Diego Chargers (4-4): What a heart-breaker for San Diego. Still, they're in the hunt for the Wildcard. (LW: 11)

15. Tennessee Titans (4-4): This team can beat the bad teams but struggles against true contenders. (LW: 16)

16. New York Jets (5-4): Is any team more impossible to read than Gang Green? (LW: 17)

17. Baltimore Ravens (3-5): The defending champs have some major issues they failed to address during their bye week. (LW: 15)

18. Miami Dolphins (4-4): These off-the-field issues can't help a team that is struggling with consistency on it. (LW: 19)

19: Arizona Cardinals (4-4): Not even a bye week can fix the Cards' problem under center. (LW: 20)

20. Buffalo Bills (3-6): The record doesn't indicate how well the Bills are playing. However, they haven't been on the winning end too many times. (LW: 18)

21. Houston Texans (2-6): Out of contention, the Texans could be a real spoiler down the stretch if Case Keenum plays as well as he did vs. Indy. (LW: 22)

22. New York Giants (2-6): Can the Giants' run continue after a bye week to fix some issues? (LW: 24)

23. Philadelphia Eagles (4-5): Is Nick Foles the answer? So far, he's the only one who has been able to jump start this high-octane offense. (LW: 27)

24. Cleveland Browns (4-5): Jason Campbell is the first Browns quarterback to lead the team past Baltimore in 11 tries. But is it a Cleveland win as much as a Baltimore loss? (LW: 25)

25. Washington Redskins (3-5): Finally, a signature win for the Redskins. (LW: 28)

26. Oakland Raiders (3-5): You can't allow Foles to throw for seven touchdowns against you. (LW: 23)

27. Pittsburgh Steelers (2-7): Ben Roethlisberger called Week 9 vs. New England a "must-win." Is that how you play in a must-win? (LW: 21)

28. Atlanta Falcons (2-7): It's puzzling how bad Atlanta has become just a year shy of being in the NFC Championship game. (LW: 26)

29. St. Louis Rams (3-6): Zac Stacy, Tavon Austin and Sam Bradford are going to be fun to watch in 2014. (LW: 29)

30. Minnesota Vikings(1-7): Perhaps the Josh Freeman thing motivated Christian Ponder. (LW: 30)

31. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-8): So close, Tampa, but it's another check in the loss column for the hapless Bucs. (LW: 31)

32. Jacksonville Jaguars (0-8): Without Justin Blackmon, the Jags lose their best offensive weapon. That won't help their efforts. (LW: 32)

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