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NFL Power Rankings - Week 10: Each team's best moment so far

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The NFL Power Rankings are selected by a panel of theScore's football editors.

This week, we identify each team's best moment during the season's first half:

1. Philadelphia Eagles (8-1)

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Previous rank: 1

A.J. Brown making history. Last year's Brown trade keeps getting better for the Eagles. The star wideout reached another landmark in 2023, becoming the first NFL player to ever catch 125-plus yards in six straight games. He achieved the feat during another stellar game in Week 8 versus the Commanders.

2. Baltimore Ravens (7-2)

Previous rank: 2

Thrashing the Lions. The Ravens put on an absolute show during their biggest test so far, blowing out the Lions 38-6 during Week 7. On the occasion, the AFC North club topped 500 total yards for the first time since 2021.

3. Kansas City Chiefs (7-2)

Previous rank: 4

Defense coming up clutch in Germany. We're used to Kansas City standing out on offense, but it's also been a force defensively this year. The defense stepped up versus Miami in Week 9, forcing a Tyreek Hill fumble before lateraling it en route to a wild 59-yard touchdown.

4. Cincinnati Bengals (5-3)

Previous rank: 7

Lighting up the 49ers to get back on track. New year, same story. Cincy sits among the league's best teams despite slumping out of the gate. The Bengals claimed a signature 31-17 victory over San Francisco in Week 8 to go over .500 for the first time in 2023.

5. Detroit Lions (6-2)

Previous rank: 5

Kicking off the season with a bang. It didn't take long for the Lions to show why they were one of the offseason's most exciting teams. The NFC North club upset the Chiefs in the season opener with a stunning 21-20 win at Arrowhead Stadium.

6. Dallas Cowboys (5-3)

Previous rank: 6

Annihilating the Giants in SNF opener. Not many teams are as balanced as Dallas. The Cowboys put their talent on full display to kick off the campaign, producing a 40-0 victory over New York while scoring touchdowns on offense, defense, and special teams.

7. Jacksonville Jaguars (6-2)

Previous rank: 8

Christian Kirk saving the day. Jacksonville and New Orleans were tied at 24 until the final minutes of their Week 7 matchup before Kirk turned a short pass into a 44-yard game-winning touchdown. It was the Jaguars' longest offensive scoring play of the season at the time.

8. Miami Dolphins (6-3)

Previous rank: 3

Hanging 70 on the Broncos. The Dolphins announced themselves as AFC contenders by beating Denver 70-20 in Week 3. Led by Raheem Mostert and De'Von Achane - who each scored four touchdowns - Miami became the first team to put up a 70-burger since 1966.

9. San Francisco 49ers (5-3)

Previous rank: 11

Embarrassing the Cowboys. In one of the season's most anticipated games, the 49ers extended their win streak over the Cowboys with ease, forcing four turnovers and allowing only eight first downs en route to a 42-10 triumph.

10. Los Angeles Chargers (4-4)

Previous rank: 12

Khalil Mack's six-sack performance. The seven-time Pro Bowler showed he still has something left in the tank by recording six sacks in Week 4 versus the Raiders. That's one shy of the NFL's single-game record.

11. Buffalo Bills (5-4)

Previous rank: 9

Ending the Dolphins' run. The Dolphins entered Week 4 riding a 3-0 record and coming off a 50-point victory over Denver. But Buffalo looked unstoppable, blowing out Miami 48-20 thanks to three Stefon Diggs touchdowns.

12. Seattle Seahawks (5-3)

Previous rank: 10

Devon Witherspoon putting on a show. The 2023 fifth overall pick is providing an immediate return on investment. He showcased his impressive playmaking ability with an epic 97-yard pick-6 in a 24-3 win over the Giants on Monday Night Football.

13. Cleveland Browns (5-3)

Previous rank: 13

Upsetting the 49ers as 9.5-point underdogs. The Browns handed 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy his first regular-season loss and halted the Niners' five-game win streak with backup P.J. Walker under center.

14. Houston Texans (4-4)

Previous rank: 16

C.J. Stroud breaking the rookie passing record. Stroud's rapid development hit another level when he tossed an NFL single-game rookie-record 470 yards and tied the rookie mark of five touchdown passes with an exhilarating game-winning drive to sink the Buccaneers.

15. Pittsburgh Steelers (5-3)

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Previous rank: 14

George Pickens' TD to beat the Ravens. Known for his insane grabs, the budding star went legend by putting Pittsburgh ahead late with a 41-yard touchdown against Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey to secure a rivalry win.

16. New Orleans Saints (5-4)

Previous rank: 17

Shutting out the Patriots. The Saints shut down New England's offense for the better part of four quarters in a 34-0 rout. New Orleans limited the Patriots to 156 total yards in a dominant display on the road.

17. New York Jets (4-4)

Previous rank: 15

Handing the Eagles their first loss. The Jets forced four turnovers - including a late Jalen Hurts interception - to give the Eagles their first and only blemish of the season in Week 6.

18. Minnesota Vikings (5-4)

Previous rank: 22

Joshua Dobbs playing hero on short notice. Five days after the Vikings acquired him, the veteran passer propelled them to an improbable 31-28 win over the Falcons after Jaren Hall was knocked out of the Week 9 game in the first quarter. Dobbs hadn't taken a single rep in practice.

19. Washington Commanders (4-5)

Previous rank: 24

The first win of the post-Dan Snyder era. Following a tumultuous conclusion under their previous regime, the Commanders embarked on a new venture with a victory over the Cardinals thanks to a late rally.

20. Tennessee Titans (3-5)

Previous rank: 18

Will Levis throwing four TDs in NFL debut. The 2023 second-round pick dazzled in his first start after remaining inactive for the first seven weeks. The rookie also posted 238 yards and zero interceptions to complement the Titans' look in the impeccable Oilers throwback uniforms.

21. Atlanta Falcons (4-5)

Previous rank: 19

Bijan Robinson starring from Day 1. Atlanta's rookie tailback showcased his elite acceleration on this red-zone catch by shaking a poor Texans defender out of his cleats before scooting in the end zone for the go-ahead score.

22. Los Angeles Rams (3-6)

Previous rank: 20

Dominating the Seahawks in Week 1. The Rams put the rest of the NFC West on notice with an opening week dismantling of Seattle. Matthew Stafford helped introduce Puka Nacua (10 receptions, 119 yards) to the rest of the country with Cooper Kupp sidelined to begin the season.

23. Indianapolis Colts (4-5)

Previous rank: 23

Kenny Moore getting a pair of pick-6s. The Colts cornerback illustrated his penchant for interceptions by hunting rookie quarterback Bryce Young not once, but with two house calls. Moore became the ninth player to tally two interception return scores in the same game since 2000.

24. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-5)

Previous rank: 21

Upsetting the Vikings in Baker Mayfield's debut. It wasn't perfect, and it's been far from it since, but Mayfield threw for two touchdowns and zero interceptions in a gritty Week 1 win.

25. Denver Broncos (3-5)

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Previous rank: 25

Finally beating the Chiefs. Sean Payton doesn't have many wins with Denver, but the Week 8 victory is easily the most meaningful. The Chiefs had won a mind-boggling 16 consecutive contests against their AFC West foes, but the Broncos held Mahomes to just nine points.

26. Las Vegas Raiders (4-5)

Previous rank: 29

Winning the first game after firing Josh McDaniels. The Raiders put together their best scoring performance of the year just days after firing their offensive-minded head coach. They of course celebrated with locker room cigars.

27. Green Bay Packers (3-5)

Previous rank: 30

Jordan Love starting hot. Things cooled off rather quickly, but Love opened the season with six touchdowns and zero interceptions through Green Bay's first two contests. His 245-yard output in Week 1 was just a yard shy of his season high.

28. Chicago Bears (2-7)

Previous rank: 28

Justin Fields, D.J. Moore going off on TNF. For a brief moment, it looked like Chicago might've figured out some of its offensive woes. Moore torched the Commanders for 230 yards and three touchdowns on eight receptions, while Fields accounted for 339 yards and four scores.

29. New England Patriots (2-7)

Previous rank: 26

Mac Jones leading a game-winning drive versus the Bills. The second of New England's two wins came in dramatic fashion. Jones drove the offense 75 yards down the field in 1:46 and hit Mike Gesicki for the game-winning touchdown with just 12 seconds remaining.

30. New York Giants (2-7)

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Previous rank: 27

Rallying from a 21-point deficit to beat the Cardinals. Yes, it was against the lowly Cardinals, but coming back from down three possessions is extremely difficult. Doing it on the road made it even more impressive.

31. Carolina Panthers (1-7)

Previous rank: 31

Young beating Stroud for his first NFL win. Stroud has largely outperformed Young through the first half of their rookie campaigns, but the latter prevailed when they faced the Texans in Week 8 for his first career win.

32. Arizona Cardinals (1-8)

Previous rank: 32

A shocking upset win over Dallas. Not only did the Cardinals earn their lone victory of the season against an NFC contender, but they held the lead from the moment they scored their first points through the final whistle.

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