A sweep of their archival, the Pittsburgh Steelers, bumped the Ravens from fourth last week to third this week in ESPN.com’s NFL Power Rankings. The Ravens find themselves behind the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers which obviously builds the excitement for Harbaugh v. Harbaugh on Thanksgiving.
Baltimore bumps Pittsburgh from the three spot this week as they fall to fifth. ESPN.com’s James Walker writes that he still believes that the Steelers “can play with anyone,” but calls the Ravens “the new kings of the AFC North.”
Rex Ryan’s New York Jets rank eleventh, while the New England Patriots fall from fifth to twelfth after getting beat at home by the Eli Manning and the Giants. (Shoutout to Jimmy from J.C.)
The Ravens find themselves ahead of the New Orleans Saints, Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Giants, Detroit Lions, Houston Texans, Chicago Bears and Cincinnati Bengals in the top ten. I still believe the Bengals will ultimately implode, but they’ve stuck around through nine weeks so we’ll see.