Each week, Neil Greenberg will give his NFL power rankings based on myriad metrics, including traditional stats that reflect recent performance such as margin of victory and strength of schedule to more advanced metrics you would find at Football Outsiders, Pro Football Focus and Advanced NFL Analytics. National NFL writer Mark Maske has a power ranking of his own.

Here are this week’s power ratings. Agree or disagree with the rankings? Let him know on twitter @ngreenberg.

1. Denver Broncos (7-2), Last week’s ranking: 1

Julius Thomas caught 12 touchdown passes last season and has a dozen so far this season through nine games, making him the first tight end in NFL history with at least 12 touchdowns in back-to-back years.

2. Arizona Cardinals (8-1), Last week’s ranking: 8

Carlson Palmer went down to injury, but Drew Stanton filled in adequately. Plus, the Cardinals success is tied more to their defensive play than the offense.

3. Kansas City Chiefs (6-3), Last week’s ranking: 2

4. Indianapolis Colts (6-3), Last week’s ranking: 3

Bye week

5. New England Patriots (7-2), Last week’s ranking: 4

Bye week

6. Philadelphia Eagles (7-2), Last week’s ranking: 6

Mark Sanchez had a pretty good night in relief of injured starter Nick Foles.

7. Detroit Lions (7-2), Last week’s ranking: 12

8. Green Bay Packers (6-3), Last week’s ranking: 7

In an effort to bolster the run defense, Clay Matthews moved from outside linebacker to inside linebacker and was rewarded with his highest Pro Football Focus grade of the season.

Splitting his time between inside & outside linebacker Matthews was a problem for the Bears where ever he lined up, making plays in every phase of the game. His seven defensive stops tied a career high (Week 1 2013 at SF) and the Bears failed to exploit him in coverage, completing only one pass for 3 yards on three targets into his coverage.

9. Seattle Seahawks (6-3), Last week’s ranking: 11

10. Miami Dolphins (5-4), Last week’s ranking: 5

11. Baltimore Ravens (6-4), Last week’s ranking: 9

12. San Diego Chargers (5-4), Last week’s ranking: 10

Bye week

13. San Francisco 49ers (5-4), Last week’s ranking: 15

The 49ers got the win they needed to insure their playoff hopes didn’t dwindle even further, but you could argue that New Orleans did more to lose the game than San Francisco did to win it.

14. Dallas Cowboys (7-3), Last week’s ranking: 14

15. Cleveland Browns (6-3), Last week’s ranking: 19

16. Buffalo Bills (5-4), Last week’s ranking: 13

17. Pittsburgh Steelers (6-4), Last week’s ranking: 18

18. Houston Texans (4-5), Last week’s ranking: 16

Bye week

19. Cincinnati Bengals (5-3), Last week’s ranking: 21

20. New Orleans Saints (4-5), Last week’s ranking: 17

21. Minnesota Vikings (4-5), Last week’s ranking: 23

Bye week

22. Atlanta Falcons (3-6), Last week’s ranking: 24

23. Washington Redskins (3-6), Last week’s ranking: 22

Bye week

24. New York Jets (2-8), Last week’s ranking: 25

Huge win for the Jets against the Steelers.  Jets safety Jaiquawn Jarrett intercepted Ben Roethlisberger twice, sacked him once plus added a fumble recovery on special teams.

25. New York Giants (3-6), Last week’s ranking: 20

26. Carolina Panthers (3-6), Last week’s ranking: 30

27. St. Louis Rams (3-6), Last week’s ranking: 29

28. Tennessee Titans (2-7), Last week’s ranking: 27

29. Chicago Bears (3-6), Last week’s ranking: 26

30. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-8), Last week’s ranking: 32

31. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-9), Last week’s ranking: 31

32. Oakland Raiders (0-9), Last week’s ranking: 28