The Green Bay Packers remain the only undefeated team in the NFL and top the MyHOFS Football Index with an MFI rating of 3.23 for the week. This is the 4th time that the Packers have reached the number one spot in 10 weeks and the 5th straight week that they have been in the top 5; excluding their bye. In fact, they have only been out of the top ten during that bye week and the first two weeks of the season. This consistently high performance is evident in the Packers overall season MFI score of 2.65. Their closest rival for the season is the San Francisco 49ers with a score of 2.42. Then there is a big drop off to number three; the New Orleans Saints with a score of 1.81.
This week, the Packers earned their 3.23 rank by rolling the Minnesota Vikings up into a ball and batting them around for four quarters. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers earned his 9th straight 100+ passer rating (tied NFL record) by throwing for 250 yards and four touchdowns. The Vikings only score came on a 3-yard touchdown run by Adrian Peterson after Green Bay rookie Randall Cobb coughed up a punt return. In earning their 3.23 MFI rating, the Pack didn’t earn much for just beating the lowly Vikes but they did earn quite a bit for the road win against a division opponent, as well as the 38 point win differential and their nine game winning streak.
The San Francisco 49ers earned second place in the NFC with their 7th straight win. This victory, a 27-20 conference win at home against the New York Giants, garnered them an MFI rating of 3.02. The Niners scored with back-to-back touchdowns on both offense and defense early in the 4th quarter to go up 27-13. That would prove to be enough to get the win and start preparing for the Arizona Cardinals to come to town.
Elsewhere in the NFC, the Chicago Bears beat up their division rival at home as they defeated Detroit 37-13; earning an MFI rating of 2.99. The Bears defense frustrated Matthew Stafford and nabbed four of his passes for interceptions. During the return on one of those interceptions, Bears cornerback D.J. Moore is grabbed by the face mask and thrown to the ground by Stafford which started a brawl on the field.
Here are all of the MFI Ratings for week 10 in the NFC
The AFC boasted the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th overall rated teams for the week and only three tenths of a rating point separates these three teams. First, the New England Patriots rebounded from a two-game losing streak to earn an AFC leading MFI rating of 3.10 by beating the New York Jets 37-16. The Jets were within four points at the close of the first half but the Patriots outscored them 24-7 in the second half. The game drew the highest prime time TV ratings of the night and featured some interesting moments. Patriots wide receiver Deion Branch scored a touchdown and celebrated by mocking Fireman Ed; the Jets super-fan who leads the famous “J-E-T-S Jets Jets Jets
Then, the New York Post
reported that Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said “Thirty-seven points on the best defense in the league, suck my dick,” as he walked off of the field at the end of the game.
2nd in he MFI ratings for the AFC are the Pittsburgh Steelers who beat the Cincinnati Bengals 24-17 and earned a 3.08 rating. The Steelers defense intercepted the Bengals’ rookie quarterback Andy Dalton twice in the fourth quarter to hang on for the win. The Steelers are heading into a well-deserved bye week with a 7-3 record. Two of those three losses came against division rival Baltimore in what has become arguably the best rivalry in football
The ratings difference between the Patriots and Steelers was barely more than .10 as both teams won on the road against divisional opponents. Pittsburgh’s opponent had a slightly higher value but New England earned 1st place mostly due to their higher, 21 point score differential.
3rd in the AFC with an MFI rating of 3.07 are the Houston Texans who won their 4th straight game. The 37-9 destruction of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Tampa may have cost Houston their quarterback Matt Schaub for the rest of the season
. The Texans will be one of four teams, along with the Steelers, Colts, and Saints, to take the final byes in week 11. The Indianapolis Colts remain the only winless team in the NFL.
Here are all of the MFI Ratings for week 10 in the AFC
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