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Welcome to Week 11 of the NFL common season.

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

After a weekend that featured some wild finishes, there’s a shuffle in prime 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 additional time losses? And which staff made the most important leap within the rankings this week? All of these questions are answered beneath.

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 “hot 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 staff:
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: Scorching

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 12 months. — 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 broadly seen as a prove-it 12 months for Hurts — and he positively has thus far. He’s squarely within the MVP dialogue thanks largely to his passing enhancements. Getting into Monday’s sport in opposition to the Commanders, Hurts’ completion price sat at 68.2% — sixth finest within the NFL and up practically seven factors from final 12 months’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 price metric. As for concern about previous struggles in go safety, he ranks No. 17 within the go block win price metric. Add all of it up, and Bradbury has been an above-average heart in 2022 and is on his strategy 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: Scorching (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 whole snaps in two video games since, which is an upward pattern from the wholesome scratches he was logging firstly of the season. He nonetheless has a protracted strategy 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 isn’t 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 sizzling, 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 big position within the shortcomings (two interceptions in three consecutive video games for the primary time in his profession), however the offensive struggles actually additionally fall on Dorsey, who has work to do to get issues again on monitor. — 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’s becoming one of the dominant linebackers,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh stated. “You kind of see him growing up right before our eyes.” However Queen’s future is unsure in Baltimore. The Ravens’ precedence shall 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 possible that Jones returns subsequent 12 months. — 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 imagine he is having a strong 12 months. Amongst tackles, he ranks in the course of the pack in ESPN Analytics’ go block win price. He’s set to be an unrestricted free agent after the season and although the Niners want to convey him again, that is going to rely largely on how his market shakes out. That is laborious to venture proper now, however strong offensive linemen normally 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 should be fastened, particularly the run protection. However McCarthy deserves a ton of credit score for conserving 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. Satirically, he received an opportunity as a result of one other participant (WR Elijah Moore) was deactivated for a sport after requesting a commerce. Mims has solely 4 receptions, together with an enormous third-down catch, however his perspective has improved, in response to the coaches. Will probably be fascinating to see what occurs along 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 submit his finest passing efficiency for the reason that 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 sport to assist them win whereas not turning the soccer over. Thus far, his eight touchdowns to a few 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 shall 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 wish to re-sign Lock this offseason for a similar cause they needed to amass him from Denver within the Russell Wilson commerce: They imagine 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 sizzling

Whether or not it was a benching or an harm 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 through the second half of the staff’s Week 7 win over the Atlanta Falcons. Taylor-Britt was a second-round decide in 2022, the identical 12 months Apple signed a one-year extension with the Bengals. Although, Apple will begin the remainder of the 12 months with Chidobe Awuzie out for the season, giving him a possibility to point out 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: Scorching

Invoice Belichick’s perception {that a} good coach might be moved to any place — even when his main background is on the opposite facet of the soccer — is being put to the check. One among Belichick’s main considerations needs to be that QB Mac Jones, after a promising rookie season, hasn’t taken the anticipated 12 months 2 leap. Belichick thinks extremely of Patricia, who will possible all the time have a spot on his workers, however the outcomes thus far 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 development simply hasn’t been on the price that evokes any confidence if all of a sudden he is thrust right into a No. 2 position. This season, he has been inactive each sport. — 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 a degree when it was obvious that either side wanted to maneuver on. “Where we’re headed as a team wasn’t going to be compatible with Jerry and where he’s trying 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: Scorching

He is someplace between lukewarm and sizzling however given his previous few seasons, and the scrutiny he faces, Wentz’s seat all the time tendencies towards sizzling. 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 go safety whereas additionally studying a brand new offense. However his contract isn’t assured past this season, so despite the fact that Washington gave up a number of draft picks for him, Wentz should 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 situation 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 remaining collection. Final month at Washington, his knee did not really feel proper the day earlier than the sport and he was a scratch regardless of training many of the week. The Packers may need a troublesome choice to make this offseason as a result of he is a superb participant when obtainable, 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 talk about 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: Scorching

Kingsbury remains 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 below the microscope at 4-6. One other couple of losses and the bye week may be 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 deal with 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 could be QB Marcus Mariota. Among the many fan base, there are main questions and he has grow to be a polarizing matter. He has achieved good issues for Atlanta, significantly 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 wish to coach once more. We’ll see what {the marketplace} thinks of him within the coming months. As for his substitute, Jeff Saturday, he is embarking on an endeavor unprecedented within the trendy period — changing 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 through the preseason partly as a result of it is powerful for a staff 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 staff 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

Positive, Stefanski has been with out quarterback Deshaun Watson, who is ready to return in Week 13 after an 11-game suspension. Even so, the 3-6 Browns have massively underachieved up to now. Stefanski has achieved effectively calling performs for an offense that ranks within the prime 10 in effectivity. However the staff general, particularly defensively, has carried out far beneath its expertise stage. Until the underside utterly falls out, Stefanski’s job in all probability is not in jeopardy but. However his seat is warming up — and may very well 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: Scorching

Jameis Winston was injured in Week 1, and the staff sat him in favor of Andy Dalton in Week 4 after Winston’s a number of failed makes an attempt to play by it. However with the staff’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 vital choice to make with Jackson in the event that they envision him as a part of their long-term plans along with his $13 million base wage in 2023. So far as his on-field manufacturing, the free security has made probably 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 score when focused and is the Bears’ lively chief in tackles (51). His protection expertise appear to be how he carried out in 2019, and his potential in opposition to the run has been an general constructive. — Courtney Cronin



Rex Ryan and Ryan Clark talk about 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 go block win price of 84.5% (which ranked 56th amongst offensive tackles). Taylor has given up 4 sacks and has a go block win price 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 achieved sufficient for the Jaguars to think about signing him to an extension — however the staff might nonetheless let him stroll and go along 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 decide 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 thus far, saying that he was beginning to carry out to his pre-ACL tear stage. The Steelers, although, did not decide 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: Scorching

Scorching, in a he is not going wherever — he signed a five-year, $245 million extension in September — however he higher discover some touchdowns or he’ll want an area shuttle warmth defend type of approach. The Broncos are the lowest-scoring staff within the league, their offensive line is decimated by accidents, their finest operating again and considered one of their finest receivers are on injured reserve, and two different receivers are additionally damage. Apart from that, issues are advantageous. — Jeff Legwold

Week 10 rating: 30

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

Not a lot has modified for the reason that offseason. Goff is conscious it is a large 12 months for his profession, as he is attempting to show he is nonetheless a starter within the league in case the Lions resolve to go in one other path come the offseason. Goff and the Lions’ offense received off to a sizzling begin, main the league in factors per sport by 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 received too sizzling. Interim coach Steve Wilks is not on a sizzling seat, as he has achieved an admirable job to this point going 2-3 with some powerful selections, significantly at quarterback. But when he desires to maintain the job full time in 2023, Wilks should get this staff 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: Scorching

Contemplating Ferrell was a surprisingly wholesome scratch for Sunday’s beautiful loss to the Colts, regardless of being considerably productive for an unproductive protection, effectively, that is not a very good omen, proper? Ferrell, the No. 4 general decide of the 2019 draft, has 10 tackles, a go defended and 0.5 sacks in eight video games with no begins, for an underachieving 2-7 staff. 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: Scorching

The Texans’ video games have principally come right down to the fourth quarter. There have been just a few video games by which Mills had the chance to guide the staff to a win along with his arm. However he simply hasn’t. The ultimate quarter is his worst, as he has a passer score 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 remaining body. — DJ Bien-Aime