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Week Ten Power Rankings: Cardinals Slip During Bye

The Cardinals fall two spots during their off week while the Raiders and Chiefs break into the top five.

NFL: Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders
Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) reacts after the Raiders rushed for a touchdown against the Denver Broncos in the fourth quarter at Oakland Coliseum.
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The NFL regular season is officially over and what a week it was. Some big players are starting to emerge and the shaky ones are losing their balance. If you guessed this week's top five in August – you’re lying. Here’s this week's power rankings:

1) New England Patriots (7-1) – Not watching Tom Brady play this week might mean more than watching them blow someone out. Even on a bye, the Pats are kings of the NFL.

2) Dallas Cowboys (7-1) – This week was a gimme. Next week against the Steelers is the real test. Dak has had bad days before, but one next week could cost him the starting role.

3) Atlanta Falcons (6-3) – MVP candidate Matt Ryan to Julio Jones. This duo is scary. Heading into Philly will be a great faceoff for the birds.

4) Oakland Raiders (7-2) – Their defense wins games and Derek Carr is finally getting some overdue recognition. Latavius Murray has been sturdy on the ground but proved with some good blocking he is the cherry on top of the rebirth of the Raiders.

5) Kansas City Chiefs (6-2) – Next man up quarterback dropping basket dimes, Travis Kelce threw a flag on the ref, and the Chiefs got the win. They are a team many sleep on because of their lack of star power. However, two more wins in their next two winnable matchups will keep them among the top NFL teams.

And the rest:

6) Denver Broncos (6-3)

7) Minnesota Vikings (5-3)

8) Huston Texans (5-3)

9) New York Giants (5-3)

10) Detroit Lions (5-4)

11) Seattle Seahawks (5-2-1)

12) Pittsburgh Steelers (4-4)

13) New Orleans Saints (4-4)

14) San Diego Chargers (4-5)

15) Green Bay Packers (4-4)

16) Washington Redskins (4-3-1)

17) Cincinnati Bengals (3-4-1)

18) Philadelphia Eagles (4-4)

19) Miami Dolphins (4-4)

20) Buffalo Bills (4-5)

21) Arizona Cardinals (3-4-1)

22) Indianapolis Colts (4-5)

23) Carolina Panthers (3-5)

24) Baltimore Ravens (4-4)

25) Tennessee Titans (4-5)

26) Chicago Bears (2-6)

27) Los Angeles Rams (3-5)

28) New York Jets (3-6)

29) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-5)

30) Jacksonville Jaguars (2-6)

31) San Francisco 49ers (1-7)

32) Cleveland Browns (0-9)

So, what do you think? Did the Cards get short handed? Are the Chargers not really that good? Jets not really that bad? Comment below!