Thomas B. Shea
The Baltimore Ravens remained in the 8th slot during their bye week in the latest version of SB Nation's NFL Power Rankings.
The Baltimore Ravens remained in the 8th slot during their bye week in the latest version of SB Nation's NFL Power Rankings. They dropped to 8th after their week 7 loss to the Houston Texans and remained there through their week off. Baltimore is the third ranked team out of the AFC, behind the Houston Texans (2nd) and New England Patriots (6th).
The top seven ahead of the Ravens in order are: Atlanta Falcons (1), Texans (2), New York Giants (3), Chicago Bears (4), San Francisco 49ers (5), Patriots (6) and Green Bay Packers (7). The Ravens are just ahead of the Denver Broncos (9) and Pittsburgh Steelers (10).
However, a win by the Ravens should give them a chance to move up in the standings as the Giants and Steelers play each other and I picked the Bears to get upset in my NFL Picks & Pans: Week 9, when they head to play the Tennessee Titans this weekend.