NFL POWER RANKINGS: Where every team stands heading into Week 9

  • Week 9 of the NFL season is here.

  • As we enter the second half of the NFL season, the contender picture is looking a little clearer, though there are still some teams with something to prove.

  • Check out our NFL Power Rankings heading into Week 9 below.

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The first eight weeks of the NFL season flew by, and we are now entering the second half of the regular season.

With each passing week, the overall picture becomes a little clearer. There are some clear contenders when healthy: the Patriots, 49ers, Packers, Saints, and Chiefs. A few other teams are close, but still have a little bit to prove: the Colts, Seahawks, Rams, Cowboys, and Ravens. Meanwhile, some bad teams seem to have accepted their fates and have begun selling off assets, knowing a run is not in store.

As we enter Week 9 of the NFL season, here's where all 32 teams stand.

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