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NFL Power Rankings, and much more

Here are Paul Domowitch's weekly NFL Power Rankings:

NFL Power Rankings, and much more

Here are Paul Domowitch's weekly NFL Power Rankings:

1. Colts 5-2 (2)

2. Ravens 5-2 (3)

3. Steelers 5-2 (1)

4. Giants 5-2 (5)

5. Patriots 6-1 (8)

6. Packers 5-3 (9)

7. Jets 5-2 (4)

8. Saints 5-3 (11)

9. Texans 4-3 (6)

10. Falcons 5-2 (10)

11. Titans 5-3 (7)

12. Eagles 4-3 (13)

13. Bears 4-3 (14)

14. Chiefs 5-2 (15)

15. Dolphins 4-3 (16)

16. Bucs 5-2 (17)

17. Redskins 4-4 (12)

18. Raiders 4-4 (23)

19. Rams 4-4 (24)

20. Lions 2-5 (25)

21. Seahawks 4-3 (18)

22. Vikings 2-5 (19)

23. Bengals 2-5 (20)

24. Cardinals 3-4 (22)

25. Browns 2-5 (26)

26. 49ers 2-6 (28)

27. Jaguars 4-4 (29)

28. Chargers 3-5 (30)

29. Cowboys 1-6 (21)

30. Panthers 1-6 (27)

31. Broncos 2-6 (31)

32. Bills 0-7 (32)

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Some notes heading into Eagles-Colts on Sunday:

* Andy Reid is 11-0 after the bye, with the Eagles averaging 23.6 points per game and allowing an average of 12.3. Six of those wins have come against teams with a record of .500 or better.

* The bye has also been a good turning point for the Eagles. Reid's teams are 40-38 before the bye and 72-32-1 after.

* Over the past four seasons, the Eagles are 23-11-1 in November and December, which is the league’s fourth-best record in the final 2 months in that span.

* The Colts are second in the league in total offense (402.9 yards per game) and second in passing (306.3), but 23rd in rushing (96.6).

* The Eagles are 4-1 when they score more than 20 points this season and 2-0 when they score more than 30.

* The Birds are fourth in the league in turnover ratio at plus-7.

* The Eagles have eight touchdowns of 20 or more yards, second in the league to Tennessee, which has nine.

* Kicker David Akers will tie Harold Carmichael for the second-most games played as an Eagle with 180. Brian Dawkins hold the franchise record with 183.

* Michael Vick has attempted 125 consecutive passes without throwing an interception, which is the second-longest streak of his career (143 to start the 2002 season).

* The Colts will be wearing throwback uniforms from the 1955 season. The helmets are blue, with white striping and horseshoes on the back. There will be three stripes on the sleeves below the jersey numbers. The pants will be white with a single blue stripe down the side, and the white socks will feature three blue horizontal stripes.

* As impressive as Peyton Manning's numbers are against the Eagles (3-0 record, 7 TDs, 1 INT), wide receiver Reggie Wayne recorded six catches for 121 yards and a touchdown in his last visit to Philly in 2002.

* The Colts have led the league for five consecutive seasons in third-down conversion rate, but are sixth this season at .438.

* Indianapolis has scored on 24 of 25 red-zone opportunities this season, including 16 TDs.

* The Eagles have had 10 quarterbacks since Peyton Manning made his debut on Sept. 6, 1998 (alphabetical order): Koy Detmer, A.J. Feeley, Jeff Garcia, Bobby Hoying, Kevin Kolb, Mike McMahon, Donovan McNabb, Doug Pederson, Rodney Peete, Michael Vick. In case you are wondering, Chicago has had the most starting QBs over that span with 17.

* Peyton Manning has been sacked just seven times this season, allowing one sack per 43.7 pass attempts. The Eagles have 21 sacks on the year.
 

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