Originally written on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 11/20/14
Nine weeks in the 2011 NFL regular season are in the history books.  The Green Bay Packers are still unbeaten.  The San Francisco 49ers are an overtime loss to the Dallas Cowboys away from being 8-0.  Eli Manning has been a pleasant surprise for the New York Giants while rookies Andy Dalton and AJ Green have had unexpected success with the Cincinnati Bengals.  Here are the NFL Power Rankings heading into Week 10. Class of the NFL 1. Packers (8-0):  Can anyone beat the Green Bay Packers?  Nine weeks into the season and the answer remains no.  Aaron Rodgers continued his all-world play on Sunday in what turned into a shootout against the Chargers.  The two teams that have kept it close against the Packers were those same Chargers and the Saints.  Matching the Packers point for point seems to be one approach when trying to defeat them. A better one may be to get pressure on Rodgers and force him to make mistakes.  Easier said than done. 2. 49ers (7-1):  The San Francisco 49ers are for real.  Jim Harbaugh and his coaching staff have done an outstanding job turning this team around.  The 49ers are playing an old school style [...]
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