The 2010 NFL season gets wilder each week. Three more games this week were decided in overtime, and five others were decided by six points or less. Six more road teams won, and if not for two blown fourth quarter leads, that number would have been at eight.
While Week Nine was good for some, it was not so good for others, as we had our first firing of the season (Wade Phillips), though there are a few more that could come fairly soon.
Can't wait for Week 10?Well, you don't have to. Week 10 gets started on Thursday this week as the Falcons and Ravens square off in a matchup of division leaders. Week 10 is also the final week of byes and is a do or die week for teams like the Vikings, Dolphins, Cardinals and Redskins.
The rankings this week remain relatively similar to last week, as 13 teams failed to move up or down.
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24. Detroit Lions (25): The Lions are possibly the greatest 2-6 team of all time. Four of their six losses have come by five points or less. They lost Matthew Stafford to a shoulder injury once again, but nonetheless they have two very winnable games in a row coming up against the Bills and Cowboys.
18. Jacksonville Jaguars (18): Since Week Two, the Jags have been consistently inconsistent, losing two in a row, then winning two in a row, and so on. If that trend continues, they will win this week against the Texans and move to 5-4 on the season.
17. Houston Texans (17): Arian Foster of the Texans got "Calvin Johnson-ed" this week by a terrible NFL rule. Foster, like Johnson in Week One, had possession in the end zone but failed to maintain possession for a long enough period. Even if it was a touchdown, it probably wouldn't have been enough seeing as the Texans probably couldn't stop a high school team's passing game.