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Deke's NFL Top 10 - Week 9

Could it be an all Pennsylvania Super Bowl?

Deke Bellavia
November 01, 2017 - 1:50 pm

The Keystone State still reigns supreme.  The Pats and Chiefs are right up there as well.  The Vikings and Seabirds are on a roll.  And the Rams, Saints, Bills and Jags are all well deserving of being among the elite.  Here goes this week's top 10! 

1.    Philadelphia Eagles – The Fly Eagles Fly have now made it six straight upping their mark to 7-1 on the season.  With each week that passes the Eagles look more and more like they are legit.  But all so called legit teams are either made or fade in January.  We shall see.  Last week beat San Francisco 33-10/ this week vs Denver.   
2.    Pittsburgh Steelers – The Steelers look like they can beat anyone on certain weeks.  And on other weeks they look like a team that anyone can beat.  I don’t think that inconsistency is good moving forward.  Last week beat Detroit 20-15/this week BYE.   
3.    New England Patriots – Another BYE week with the Pats in first place in the AFC East.  But at least this season NE does not have the division sewed up already!  Last week beat Los Angeles Chargers 21-13/ this week BYE.
4.    Kansas City Chiefs – TE Travis Kelce is another one of the many offensive weapons that the Chiefs are using to cause nightmarish match-up problems for opposing teams.  Last week beat Denver 29-19/ this week @ Dallas. 
5.    Minnesota Vikings – 6-2 and in first place all alone suits the Vikings just right.  Minnesota is knee deep in the hunt for one of the top two seeds.  And having home field would be a big plus for the Vikings in the post season. Last week beat Cleveland 33-16/ this week BYE. 
6.    Seattle Seahawks – R.W. went off tossing four TD passes and set a record for passing yards in a game.  Seattle does not need 400 passing yards and 41 points to win.  But if this offense can just be consistent they are most certainly Super contenders.   Last week beat Houston 41-38/ this week vs Washington.
7.    Los Angeles Rams – First place in hand, rested after a week off and then a long road trip to take on a beat up Giants Team.  Could this be a trap game for the Rams?  You bet it is!  Last week BYE / this week @ New York Giants.   
8.    New Orleans Saints – UGLY say what?  Man a win is a win.  And gutting one out against a nasty Bears Team is alright down in the Big Easy.  Now the Saints just need to take care of Dome Field and win a couple more on the road and they will be just fine.  Last week beat Chicago 20-12/ this week vs Tampa Bay. 
9.    Buffalo Bills – This team has usually faded in November after having good starts the first two months of the season.  Will 2017 be different?  Shady McCoy got his shine on gashing the Silver and Black for 150 plus!  I would not want to play this team in upstate NY as the colder months creep closer.   Last week beat Oakland 34-14/ this week @ New York Jets.
10.    Jacksonville Jaguars – The Jags added one of the leagues most feared interior D-Linemen last week in picking up Marcell Dareus.  Now an already tenacious defense is that much better and to me this is looking more and more like a team that no one will want to see come playoff time.  Last week BYE / this week Cincinnati.  

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