Paul Domowitch's latest NFL power rankings

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Former Eagle and current Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford (left) talks to New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning after the Vikings beat the Giants, 24-10, on Oct. 3 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

Paul Domowitch's NFL power rankings for Tuesday, Oct. 11:

 

      1    Vikings       5-0       (2)

      Their defense has given up just 7 TDs in 5 games.

 

      2    Patriots      4-1       (3)

      So much for questions about Brady being rusty.

 

      3    Broncos     4-1       (1)

      If Gary Kubiak is going to miss a game, it might as well be against the Chargers.

 

      4    Steelers     4-1       (4)

      Steelers have outscored their last two opponents, 74-27.

 

      5    Packers      3-1       (5)

      They’ve held opponents to 42.8 rushing yards per game.

       6    Falcons            4-1       (10)

      Matty Ice is off to an MVP-like start.

       7    Seahawks  3-1       (6)

      Their defense is about to get a major test from Falcons’ No. 1-ranked offense.

       8    Cowboys    4-1       (13)

      Their talented offensive line is starting to assert its dominance.

       9    Raiders      4-1       (12)

      Don’t look now, but the Raiders are tied for the AFC West lead.

       10  Chiefs        2-2       (11)

      Andy Reid-coached teams are practically unbeatable coming off the bye week.

       11  Texans       3-2       (8)

      How much money did you guys give Brock Osweiler again?

       12  Bengals      2-3       (7)

      Thank God for that Week 4 game against the Dolphins.

       13  Eagles        3-1       (9)

      The combined record of the Eagles’ next 7 opponents: 24-9.

       14  Cardinals    2-3       (16)

      RB David Johnson is averaging 5 yards per carry and 14 yards per catch.

       15  Redskins    3-2       (19)

      They’ve won 3 in a row since season-opening losses to Pittsburgh and Dallas.

       16  Ravens            3-2       (14)

      Scoring just 10 points against the Redskins is good way to get your OC fired.

       17  Bills            3-2       (20)

      A 3-game winning streak, and 2 of the league’s worst teams up next.

       18  Giants        2-3       (17)

      Eli has thrown just two touchdown passes in the last four games.

       19  Rams         3-2       (15)

      It’s almost time to wake up Jared Goff and see what he can do.

       20  Panthers    1-4       (18)

      I know they didn’t have Cam, but the Bucs? Really?

       21  Jaguars            1-3       (21)

      Jags’ defense is 7th in yards allowed, but 24th in points allowed.

       22  Titans         2-3       (23)

      DeMarco Murray has the third most double-digit-yard runs in the league (12).

       23  Colts          2-3       (24)

      Andrew Luck already has been sacked 20 times.

       24  Lions          2-3       (29)

      Opposing QBs have completed nearly 71.7 percent of their attempts v. Lions.

       25  Bucs          2-3       (31)

      Jameis Winston has thrown 23 interceptions in 21 NFL starts.

       26  Chargers    1-4       (25)

      The Chargers’ next 3 games: Denver. Atlanta. Denver again. 1-7 here they come.

       27  Jets            1-4       (22)

      Jets have lost their last three games by a total of 49 points.

       28  Bears         1-4       (27)

      Brian Hoyer has had 3 straight 300-yard games. And the Bears have lost 2 of them.

       29 Saints         1-3       (28)

      The Saints had a bye week; their defense still gave up 5 touchdowns.

       30  49ers          1-4       (26)

      The decision to keep Trent Baalke and get rid of Jim Harbaugh will live in infamy.

       31  Dolphins     1-4       (30)

      Still think the Eagles blew it when they didn’t hire Adam Gase?

       32  Browns       0-5       (32)

      Isn’t there a developmental league somewhere these guys can be put in?