October 28, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Atlanta Falcons defensive end John Abraham (55) reacts after making a tackle against the Philadelphia Eagles during the second half at Lincoln Financial Field. The Falcons defeated the Eagles 30-17. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-US PRESSWIRE

GMenHQ Power Rankings

Not much change at the top this week.  Some teams had some close calls, but despite what people think, it’s not easy to win in the NFL

1. Atlanta: Is Philly that bad? A desperate Dallas and almost dead New Orleans, followed by Cards, Bucs, Saints again and Panthers.  Who will be their first loss?

2. Giants: You make your own breaks is how the saying goes.  They have set themselves up to have a successful season and the division is already theirs to lose. Pittsburgh at home, a trip to Cincy, and then the late bye in week 11

3. Chicago: Competition takes a step up soon: Tennessee, Houston, Niners, Vikings, Seahawks and Vikes again.

4. Houston: Bills, Bears, Jags and Lions should keep them on top in the South

5. Green Bay: Again, the schedule is their friend for the short term but then it gets interesting. Arizona, Lions, Giants and Vikes.

6. San Fran: Nice statement in the division on Monday. After the bye they get Rams, Bears, Saints and Rams again.  Bears game will be fun.

7. New England: Offense will keep them going for a few weeks with Bills, Colts, Jets and Dolphins up next.

8. Pittsburgh: Nice test this week in New York vs. Giants followed by Chiefs, Rams and Browns.

9. Denver: They have survived the early test, now the schedule turns in their favor. Cincy, Carolina, San Diego and K.C.

10. Minnesota: Bad stumble.  That division isn’t going to be easy to win. Seattle, Lions, Bears, Packers. … Could spell doom or give them a big bump.

11. Miami: Well coached and proved the backup can step in and win.

12: Baltimore: Let’s see if they can adjust to a new era of defense

13. Washington: If the coaches can stop experimenting and just call the plays, they will be fine.

14. Dallas: They fought valiantly but ultimately shot themselves in the foot.

15. Seattle: Showing some toughness and a very good defense. On the right path.

At week 8 there sure are a lot of mediocre teams:

16: Buffalo: Still alive, but need to find the defense

17: Cincinnati: A real disappointment. Time to show anything is now.

18. Detroit: Saved their season with a last second score. Time to play 45 minutes if not 60.

19. Tampa: Still talented, despite the coaches college tricks

20: Arizona: Total freefall.

The Rest:  Philly, San Diego, The Jets, St. Louis, New Orleans, Tennessee, Oakland, Indy, Carolina, Cleveland, K.C., and Jacksonville

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