With Week 11 now on the horizon, Niner Noise’s NFL power rankings takes a look at how all 32 teams’ playoff picture for 2019 could come into shape, including the NFC West-reigning San Francisco 49ers.
Week 10 of the 2019 season is in the books now, and NFL power rankings are beginning to look a lot like what the eventual playoff seeding could shape up to be when the regular season ends a little over a month and a half from now.
There were some notable playoff-scenario shakeups over the weekend, which included the New Orleans Saints’ home loss to their division rivals, the Atlanta Falcons, and that could have an impact on the conference’s seeding. So could the Kansas City Chiefs losing to the Tennessee Titans, as the AFC West is beginning to look a lot tougher than many thought it would be earlier this season.
And for the 8-1 San Francisco 49ers, they still hold onto the No. 1 seed in the NFC following their 27-24 overtime Monday Night Football loss to the visiting Seattle Seahawks, who are also hotly in the divisional mix.
Niner Noise’s previous NFL power rankings focused mostly on how each team across the league stacked up against each other. While that’s still fundamentally the case, Week 11’s breakdown will shift more towards what each squad, including the bottom feeders, needs to do to make the postseason.
After all, some teams who struggled early in 2019 are still very much in the mix, while there are more than a handful of mid-ranked teams desperately trying to make the cut, hopefully improving their seeding in the process.
So, starting with the lowest-ranked squads, here’s how each team’s playoff picture is shaping up heading into Week 11 with our NFL power rankings.