NFL Power Rankings Week 10: NY Jets near the bottom, Cardinals rise to the top

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32. Detroit Lions

The Lions were on a bye this week which means they weren't able to gain any ground. But on the bright side, it was impossible to drop in the rankings either.

This Lions team is probably better than their record would indicate. They've lost heartbreaker after heartbreaker and you just have to think that one of these times the ball will bounce their way.

But let's not kid ourselves. They're ranked 32nd for a reason. They haven't won a game in over 11 months and until they do so, it'll be hard to rank them any higher.

The Lions will win a game. It feels inevitable. But for now, they firmly reside in the NFL's basement.

31. Houston Texans

The Texans squared off with the Miami Dolphins in a battle of two of the lowliest teams in the NFL, and they came out on the losing end. Despite a returning Tyrod Taylor, the Texans looked completely lifeless on offense.

They scored just nine points against one of the worst defenses in the league. Taylor tossed three interceptions and zero touchdowns in what was an abysmal performance.

The Texans have now lost eight straight as that Week 1 win over Jacksonville feels like forever ago. They play the Jets at the end of the month which might present them with their next-best chance at victory.