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Welcome to Week 11 of the NFL common season.

Our energy panel — a bunch of greater than 80 writers, editors and TV personalities — have evaluated how groups are stacking up by way of 10 weeks.

After a weekend that featured some wild finishes, there’s a shuffle in high 10 of our rankings. Who’s No. 1 after the Philadelphia Eagles’ loss on Monday evening? How did the Dallas Cowboys and Buffalo Payments fare after time beyond regulation losses? And which crew made the largest soar within the rankings this week? All of these questions are answered under.

Along with our up to date rankings, we checked in with NFL Nation reporters throughout the league and requested them for an replace on the participant or coach they placed on “scorching seat watch” in our preseason Energy Rankings. Have the seats cooled off within the first half of the season, or are they beginning to warmth up?

Let’s get to it.

Leap to a crew:
NE | NO | NYG | NYJ | PHI | PIT | SF

Week 10 rating: 2

Who was on the new seat in preseason: RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire
Temperature of seat proper now: Sizzling

Edwards-Helaire performed simply 4 snaps and did not get the ball in Sunday’s win over the Jaguars, whereas Isiah Pacheco ran for 82 yards and Jerick McKinnon caught six passes. It is too early to say Edwards-Helaire will not once more have an effect on the Chiefs, but it surely appears a foregone conclusion that the Chiefs will decline the fifth-year choice on his contract subsequent yr. — Adam Teicher

Week 10 rating: 1

Who was on the new seat in preseason: QB Jalen Hurts
Temperature of seat proper now: Chilly

With Hurts eligible for a contract extension after the season and the Eagles holding two first-round picks in April’s quarterback-rich draft, this was extensively seen as a prove-it yr for Hurts — and he positively has to this point. He’s squarely within the MVP dialogue thanks largely to his passing enhancements. Coming into Monday’s recreation in opposition to the Commanders, Hurts’ completion fee sat at 68.2% — sixth finest within the NFL and up practically seven factors from final yr’s mark (61.3%). — Tim McManus

Week 10 rating: 4

Who was on the new seat in preseason: C Garrett Bradbury
Temperature of seat proper now: Chilly

The Vikings’ new management group dedicated to evaluating Bradbury this season, and he has rewarded that call. Bradbury has performed all however two snaps and ranks No. 10 in ESPN Analytics’ run block win fee metric. As for concern about previous struggles in cross safety, he ranks No. 17 within the cross block win fee metric. Add all of it up, and Bradbury has been an above-average heart in 2022 and is on his option to being a precedence free agent this winter. — Kevin Seifert

Week 10 rating: 6

Who was on the new seat in preseason: CB Noah Igbinoghene
Temperature of seat proper now: Sizzling (however tolerable)

Igbinoghene turned in noteworthy performances in opposition to the Vikings and Steelers in Week 6 and Week 7, respectively, recording a profitable interception in opposition to Pittsburgh. He has logged 37 complete snaps in two video games since, which is an upward pattern from the wholesome scratches he was logging in the beginning of the season. He nonetheless has a protracted option to go towards solidifying a long-term roster spot, and his fifth-year choice is probably going all however declined at this level. However this teaching workers appreciates his work ethic and demeanor. All hope will not be but deserted. — Marcel Louis-Jacques



Stephen A. and Dan Orlovsky debate whether or not Tua Tagovailoa is a legit candidate for NFL MVP.

Week 10 rating: 3

Who was on the new seat in preseason: Offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey
Temperature of seat proper now: Lukewarm

After current occasions, there’s a case to be made that Dorsey’s seat is scorching, however that appears a bit sturdy. The Payments lead the league in yards per play (6.5) and third-down conversion proportion (52.4%), however they have not scored a second-half landing in three video games (the final one was within the Week 6 win over Kansas Metropolis). Latest performances by Josh Allen have performed a major position within the shortcomings (two interceptions in three consecutive video games for the primary time in his profession), however the offensive struggles definitely additionally fall on Dorsey, who has work to do to get issues again on observe. — Alaina Getzenberg

Week 10 rating: 7

Who was on the new seat in preseason: LB Patrick Queen
Temperature of seat proper now: Lukewarm

Queen has discovered his area of interest enjoying alongside newly acquired Roquan Smith, producing the most effective season of his three-year profession as a weakside linebacker. He leads the Ravens with 58 tackles and has recorded 3.5 sacks. “He is turning into one of many dominant linebackers,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh stated. “You sort of see him rising up proper earlier than our eyes.” However Queen’s future is unsure in Baltimore. The Ravens’ precedence can be signing Smith to a long-term extension, which decreases the probabilities of Baltimore choosing up Queen’s fifth-year choice this offseason. — Jamison Hensley

Week 10 rating: 11

Who was on the new seat in preseason: QB Daniel Jones
Temperature of seat proper now: Chilly

The Giants’ beginning quarterback, an impending free agent, has performed the most effective soccer of his profession. Jones is eighth within the NFL with a 60.2 QBR. That is virtually eight factors increased than his profession common. Jones has additionally seemingly solved his turnover downside. His 4 turnovers are the second fewest amongst quarterbacks who’ve began all their groups’ video games this season. With every win, it is trying increasingly more doubtless that Jones returns subsequent yr. — Jordan Raanan

Week 10 rating: 10

Who was on the new seat in preseason: OT Mike McGlinchey
Temperature of seat proper now: Lukewarm

McGlinchey has had his struggles, most notably in a loss to Kansas Metropolis, however the 49ers nonetheless consider he is having a strong yr. Amongst tackles, he ranks in the course of the pack in ESPN Analytics’ cross block win fee. He’s set to be an unrestricted free agent after the season and although the Niners want to deliver him again, that is going to rely largely on how his market shakes out. That is onerous to challenge proper now, however strong offensive linemen often do effectively on the open market. — Nick Wagoner

Week 10 rating: 5

Who was on the new seat in preseason: Coach Mike McCarthy
Temperature of seat proper now: Lukewarm

It doesn’t matter what the Cowboys did within the common season, McCarthy’s success was all the time going to be decided by the playoffs. There are points that must be mounted, particularly the run protection. However McCarthy deserves a ton of credit score for holding the Cowboys afloat throughout Dak Prescott’s five-game absence. But he was delivered to Dallas to do what Jason Garrett could not do — get previous the divisional spherical. As soon as the playoffs roll round, the clocks reset for McCarthy and Prescott. — Todd Archer

Week 10 rating: 8

Who was on the new seat in preseason: WR Denzel Mims
Temperature of seat proper now: Chilly

Mims requested a commerce on the finish of the preseason (request denied) and was a wholesome scratch for the primary six video games, however he has emerged over the previous three video games as a helpful participant. Sarcastically, he obtained an opportunity as a result of one other participant (WR Elijah Moore) was deactivated for a recreation after requesting a commerce. Mims has solely 4 receptions, together with an enormous third-down catch, however his perspective has improved, in line with the coaches. It is going to be attention-grabbing to see what occurs together with his position with WR Corey Davis (knee) anticipated to return this week. — Wealthy Cimini

Week 10 rating: 12

Who was on the new seat in preseason: QB Ryan Tannehill
Temperature of seat proper now: Chilly

Tannehill missed two video games earlier than returning to put up his finest passing efficiency because the season opener by finishing 19 of 36 passes for 255 yards and two touchdowns Sunday. The Titans are going to maintain counting on the speeding assault and asking Tannehill to make a play or two per recreation to assist them win whereas not turning the soccer over. To this point, his eight touchdowns to 3 interceptions match the invoice. The proverbial clock began ticking on Tannehill when Tennessee drafted Malik Willis, however the Titans have remained steadfast that the rookie’s improvement can be a ground-up course of. Anticipate to see Tannehill again subsequent season. — Turron Davenport

Week 10 rating: 9

Who was on the new seat in preseason: QB Drew Lock
Temperature of seat proper now: Chilly

The Seahawks need to re-sign Lock this offseason for a similar motive they needed to amass him from Denver within the Russell Wilson commerce: They consider he has the makings of a beginning quarterback. Lock did not get blown out in Seattle’s QB battle a lot as he began within the path place and did not have sufficient time to catch Geno Smith, particularly after an ill-timed bout with COVID-19 halted his momentum. Lock’s viability as a starter stays to be seen, however the Seahawks might do a lot worse than re-signing him to stay Smith’s backup. — Brady Henderson

Week 10 rating: 13

Who was on the new seat in preseason: CB Eli Apple
Temperature of seat proper now: Boiling scorching

Whether or not it was a benching or an damage state of affairs, it is very clear Apple’s long-term future in Cincinnati is in query after the season. Rookie CB Cam Taylor-Britt supplanted Apple in the course of the second half of the crew’s Week 7 win over the Atlanta Falcons. Taylor-Britt was a second-round choose in 2022, the identical yr Apple signed a one-year extension with the Bengals. Although, Apple will begin the remainder of the yr with Chidobe Awuzie out for the season, giving him a possibility to indicate to others within the NFL that he generally is a starter in 2023. — Ben Child

Week 10 rating: 14

Who was on the new seat in preseason: Adviser/OL coach Matt Patricia
Temperature of seat proper now: Sizzling

Invoice Belichick’s perception {that a} good coach may be moved to any place — even when his major background is on the opposite aspect of the soccer — is being put to the check. One among Belichick’s major considerations must be that QB Mac Jones, after a promising rookie season, hasn’t taken the anticipated Yr 2 soar. Belichick thinks extremely of Patricia, who will doubtless all the time have a spot on his workers, however the outcomes to this point spark questions on whether or not Patricia’s present place is the precise match. — Mike Reiss

Week 10 rating: 17

Who was on the new seat in preseason: QB Kyle Trask
Temperature of seat proper now: Heat

Kyle Trask did sufficient in preseason to fulfill his critics and his cheering squad. He confirmed glimpses of poise, however the progress simply hasn’t been on the fee that evokes any confidence if out of the blue he is thrust right into a No. 2 position. This season, he has been inactive each recreation. — Jenna Laine

Week 10 rating: 15

Who was on the new seat in preseason: DL Jerry Tillery (minimize on Nov. 10)

Coach Brandon Staley stated there got here some extent when it was obvious that each side wanted to maneuver on. “The place we’re headed as a crew wasn’t going to be suitable with Jerry and the place he is attempting to go,” Staley stated. Tillery appeared in seven video games this season and recorded a sack and compelled fumble. — Lindsey Thiry

Week 10 rating: 18

Who was on the new seat in preseason: QB Carson Wentz
Temperature of seat proper now: Sizzling

He is someplace between lukewarm and scorching however given his previous few seasons, and the scrutiny he faces, Wentz’s seat all the time developments towards scorching. He has missed the previous 4 video games whereas on injured reserve. Wentz began off sturdy, with seven landing passes within the first two video games, however within the subsequent 4 video games he threw three landing passes and the offense scored a mixed 47 factors. The problems do not all stem from Wentz — he is a byproduct of shaky cross safety whereas additionally studying a brand new offense. However his contract will not be assured past this season, so although Washington gave up a number of draft picks for him, Wentz must play effectively and present enchancment as soon as he returns. — John Keim

Week 10 rating: 24

Who was on the new seat in preseason: LT David Bakhtiari
Temperature of seat proper now: Lukewarm

Simply when it looks as if Bakhtiari is full go, his knee difficulty flares up. For instance, two weeks in the past at Detroit, he dropped out at halftime after which determined he was good to go for the sport’s last sequence. Final month at Washington, his knee did not really feel proper the day earlier than the sport and he was a scratch regardless of practising many of the week. The Packers might need a tricky choice to make this offseason as a result of he is a superb participant when accessible, however he’s due some huge cash ($17.5 million in wage and bonuses) subsequent season. — Rob Demovsky



Dan Orlovsky, Ryan Clark and Rex Ryan focus on what went proper for the Packers’ offense vs. the Cowboys.

Week 10 rating: 23

Who was on the new seat in preseason: Coach Kliff Kingsbury
Temperature of seat proper now: Sizzling

Kingsbury continues to be on the new seat, which might’ve began burning up beneath him if Arizona had misplaced to the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. However the win did not cool his bottom. He is nonetheless underneath the microscope at 4-6. One other couple of losses and the bye week is perhaps longer than only a weekend. — Josh Weinfuss

Week 10 rating: 16

Who was on the new seat in preseason: DL Marlon Davidson (minimize on Oct. 25)

The Falcons minimize Davidson from injured reserve after two lackluster seasons and 29 tackles with one sack, one sort out for loss and his profession spotlight for Atlanta — an interception return for a landing in opposition to Tom Brady in 2021. One other participant to observe on the new seat can be QB Marcus Mariota. Among the many fan base, there are main questions and he has turn out to be a polarizing matter. He has completed good issues for Atlanta, notably operating the ball and getting the Falcons in the precise performs, however his points with accuracy (61.9% completion proportion) and his decision-making results in questions on his medium- and long-term future as Atlanta’s starter. — Michael Rothstein

Week 10 rating: 27

Who was on the new seat in preseason: Coach Frank Reich (fired Nov. 7)

Sadly for Reich, we nailed this one. He was fired within the midst of his fifth season after a 26-3 loss to the Patriots. Reich was beset by a revolving door of quarterbacks throughout his tenure, resulting in gradual begins to seasons and inconsistent outcomes. He’s nonetheless extremely regarded and can need to coach once more. We’ll see what {the marketplace} thinks of him within the coming months. As for his alternative, Jeff Saturday, he is embarking on an endeavor unprecedented within the trendy period — turning into a head coach with none school or professional expertise. He’ll both revolutionize NFL hiring or be a humorous footnote in historical past. — Stephen Holder

Week 10 rating: 19

Who was on the new seat in preseason: S Taylor Rapp
Temperature of seat proper now: Lukewarm

Taylor Rapp was a candidate for the new seat in the course of the preseason partly as a result of it is robust for a crew to have many candidates six months after profitable the Tremendous Bowl. Rapp was the selection as a result of he was coming into the ultimate season of his rookie contract, and Los Angeles has not usually re-signed safeties to large contracts. The 2 safeties the Rams drafted in April, Quentin Lake (sixth spherical) and Russ Yeast (seventh spherical) have mixed for just one defensive snap, however the crew might nonetheless select to maneuver on from Rapp when he hits free company — Sarah Barshop

Week 10 rating: 20

Who was on the new seat in preseason: Coach Kevin Stefanski
Temperature of seat proper now: Lukewarm

Certain, Stefanski has been with out quarterback Deshaun Watson, who is about to return in Week 13 after an 11-game suspension. Even so, the 3-6 Browns have massively underachieved up to now. Stefanski has completed effectively calling performs for an offense that ranks within the high 10 in effectivity. However the crew total, particularly defensively, has carried out far under its expertise degree. Until the underside utterly falls out, Stefanski’s job in all probability is not in jeopardy but. However his seat is warming up — and could possibly be on the road in Watson’s first full Browns season in 2023. — Jake Trotter

Week 10 rating: 21

Who was on the new seat in preseason: QB Jameis Winston
Temperature of seat proper now: Sizzling

Jameis Winston was injured in Week 1, and the crew sat him in favor of Andy Dalton in Week 4 after Winston’s a number of failed makes an attempt to play by way of it. However with the crew’s document in free fall and two straight weeks of offensive struggles, it would not appear out of the query that Winston might play once more this season. For now, Winston is in limbo, each for 2022 and his future in New Orleans past this season. — Katherine Terrell

Week 10 rating: 25

Who was on the new seat in preseason: S Eddie Jackson
Temperature of seat proper now: Chilly

The Bears have an necessary choice to make with Jackson in the event that they envision him as a part of their long-term plans together with his $13 million base wage in 2023. So far as his on-field manufacturing, the free security has made essentially the most of his bounce-back season and whereas Chicago’s protection has struggled, Jackson has offered management and stability within the secondary. Jackson is tied for the second-most interceptions within the NFL (4), has allowed a 73.5 passer ranking when focused and is the Bears’ energetic chief in tackles (51). His protection abilities appear like how he carried out in 2019, and his potential in opposition to the run has been an total constructive. — Courtney Cronin



Rex Ryan and Ryan Clark focus on Justin Fields’ current success operating the ball within the Bears offense.

Week 10 rating: 26

Who was on the new seat in preseason: RT Jawaan Taylor
Temperature of seat proper now: Chilly

Taylor has been higher in 2022 than he was in his first three seasons when he gave up a league-high 40 sacks in 49 video games and had a cross block win fee of 84.5% (which ranked 56th amongst offensive tackles). Taylor has given up 4 sacks and has a cross block win fee of 87.6% (thirty ninth amongst tackles), and he had a two-game stretch earlier within the season when he performed the most effective soccer of his profession. He has completed sufficient for the Jaguars to contemplate signing him to an extension — however the crew might nonetheless let him stroll and go together with third-year participant Walker Little in 2023 as a result of it is already over the projected cap and has 4 gamers with cap hits of $19 million or extra already on the books. — Michael DiRocco

Week 10 rating: 29

Who was on the new seat in preseason: ILB Devin Bush
Temperature of seat proper now: Lukewarm

To be clear, this is not a referendum on Bush’s efficiency this season. The Steelers’ 2019 first-round choose has performed fairly effectively this season, racking up 47 mixed tackles and three.5 stuffs. Bush responded effectively to Brian Flores’ addition to the teaching workers, and head coach Mike Tomlin is happy with Bush’s efficiency to this point, saying that he was beginning to carry out to his pre-ACL tear degree. The Steelers, although, did not choose up Bush’s fifth-year choice, making him a free agent after this season. There’s nonetheless the chance he might return on a short-term deal just like the one security Terrell Edmunds signed within the 2022 offseason. — Brooke Pryor

Week 10 rating: 22

Who was on the new seat in preseason: QB Russell Wilson
Temperature of seat proper now: Sizzling

Sizzling, in a he isn’t going wherever — he signed a five-year, $245 million extension in September — however he higher discover some touchdowns or he will want an area shuttle warmth protect sort of method. The Broncos are the lowest-scoring crew within the league, their offensive line is decimated by accidents, their finest operating again and one in all their finest receivers are on injured reserve, and two different receivers are additionally harm. Aside from that, issues are tremendous. — Jeff Legwold

Week 10 rating: 30

Who was on the new seat in preseason: QB Jared Goff
Temperature of seat proper now: Sizzling

Not a lot has modified because the offseason. Goff is conscious this can be a enormous yr for his profession, as he is attempting to show he is nonetheless a starter within the league in case the Lions determine to go in one other path come the offseason. Goff and the Lions’ offense obtained off to a scorching begin, main the league in factors per recreation by way of the primary 4 weeks, earlier than going chilly with 5 straight losses. However they’ve not too long ago turned it round with back-to-back wins for the primary time since Weeks 6-7 of the 2020 season. — Eric Woodyard

Week 10 rating: 31

Who was on the new seat in preseason: Coach Matt Rhule (fired on Oct. 10)

Rhule’s seat positively obtained too scorching. Interim coach Steve Wilks is not on a scorching seat, as he has completed an admirable job to this point going 2-3 with some robust choices, notably at quarterback. But when he desires to maintain the job full time in 2023, Wilks must get this crew near .500 and stay a think about a weak NFC South that’s nonetheless winnable. — David Newton

Week 10 rating: 28

Who was on the new seat in preseason: DE Clelin Ferrell
Temperature of seat proper now: Sizzling

Contemplating Ferrell was a surprisingly wholesome scratch for Sunday’s gorgeous loss to the Colts, regardless of being considerably productive for an unproductive protection, effectively, that is not omen, proper? Ferrell, the No. 4 total choose of the 2019 draft, has 10 tackles, a cross defended and 0.5 sacks in eight video games with no begins, for an underachieving 2-7 crew. Writing on the wall? Keep tuned. — Paul Gutierrez

Week 10 rating: 32

Who was on the new seat in preseason: QB Davis Mills
Temperature of seat proper now: Sizzling

The Texans’ video games have principally come all the way down to the fourth quarter. There have been just a few video games by which Mills had the chance to guide the crew to a win together with his arm. However he simply hasn’t. The ultimate quarter is his worst, as he has a passer ranking of 62 and has thrown 5 interceptions with solely two touchdowns. The offense has averaged 3.3 factors within the fourth quarter, ranked for thirtieth within the NFL. And the Texans have transformed solely eight third downs within the fourth quarter, which additionally ties for thirtieth within the NFL. For Mills to show he’s the Texans’ QB of the longer term, he must make performs within the last body. — DJ Bien-Aime

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