Patriots Stay No. 1 In NFL Power Rankings Wk 9: Nov. 3

TEXAS, Sporting Alert – Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos looked good in Week 8, but the New England Patriots remain No. 1 in the ESPN 2015 NFL Power Rankings in Week 9.

Manning threw for 340 yards without a touchdown in the 29-10 victory over Green Bay on Sunday, as the Broncos improved to 7-0 on the season and handed the Packers its first defeat in the new term.

In this week’s NFL Power Rankings, Denver jumped two places to No. 2 and sits behind the No. 1 Patriots.

New England and the Broncos are two of the four undefeated teams left in the NFL in 2015.

Sitting at No. 3 are the Cincinnati Bengals, who are also undefeated this season.

The Bengals are 7-0 for the first time in franchise history and are buzzing with confidence ahead of Thursday night’s clash with the Cleveland Browns.

Cincinnati has lost three of the past five meetings against the Browns, but it is difficult to pick against them improving to 8-0 after Week 9 this week.

The Packers (6-1) slipped two places to No. 4 in this week’s Power Rankings after falling to the Broncos and losing their undefeated record this term.

Aaron Rodgers was sacked three times in the Denver defeat, while going 14 of 22 for only 77 yards – his worst outing of his career for a full game.

According to ESPN Stats and Info, Green Bay also had its 42 straight games long streak of having at least one sack per game ended in the defeat to the Broncos.

No. 5 are the Panthers, who are also 7-0 this season, following the overtime victory over the Colts on Monday Night Football.

Cam Newton and Carolina have won 7 straight games to start a campaign for the first time in club history.

Despite still being unbeaten, the experts doesn’t think the Panthers will win out during this period.

Up next are the Packers who will certainly want to snap someone’s winning streak after theirs was taken away from them in Week 8.

Completing the top 10 in the ESPN 2015 NFL Power Rankings for Week 9 are Cardinals (6-2), at No. 6, the Falcons (6-2), at No. 7, Seahawks (4-4), at No. 8, the moving Raiders (4-3), at No. 9 and the Rams (4-3) at No. 10.

The Biggest movers this week were the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland who both vaulted seven places.

Tampa Bay moved up from No. 28 to No. 21.

Dropping the biggest this week were the Cowboys (2-5) who dipped six places to No. 26 after losing seven straight games that quarterback Tony Romo did not start.

Check out the full NFL Power Rankings at ESPN.com

2015 Power Rankings: Week 9

1 Patriots (7-0)
2 Broncos (7-0)
3 Bengals (7-0)
4 Packers (6-1)
5 Panthers (7-0)
6 Cardinals (6-2)
7 Falcons (6-2)
8 Seahawks (4-4)
9 Raiders (4-3)
10 Rams (4-3)
11 Vikings (5-2)
12 Jets (4-3)
13 Steelers (4-4)
14 Giants (4-4)
15 Saints (4-4)
16 Bills (3-4)
17 Dolphins (3-4)
18 Eagles (3-4)
19 Chargers (2-6)
20 Chiefs (3-5)
21 Buccaneers (3-4)
22 Colts (3-5)
23 Browns (2-6)
24 Redskins (3-4)
25 Texans (3-5)
26 Cowboys (2-5)
27 Ravens (2-6)
28 Bears (2-5)
29 Jaguars (2-5)
30 Lions (1-7)
31 49ers (2-6)
32 Titans (1-6)

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