2010 NFL Power Rankings: Week 9
His New England Patriots are atop ESPN.com's NFL Power Rankings for the first time since the 2008 Week 1 edition. When the Patriots last wore the coveted Power Rankings crown, Brady suffered a knee injury that sidelined him for the rest of that season.
At No. 6, the Atlanta Falcons represent the best team in the NFC in the eyes of our experts. The Falcons will have their claim to NFC South supremacy tested by the upstart Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who rank No. 14.
Editor's note: "LW" indicates each team's ranking in the Week 8 edition of the 2010 Power Rankings.