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NFL Power Rankings week 10: Raiders fall after loss but not far

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Last week the Raiders went to Pittsburgh and faced a tough team in a hostile environment in the Eastern Time Zone and couldn't quite pull it out. Their offense showed up, but the defense seemed to have slept in. With the 38-35 loss, how much did the Raiders' position in the power rankings change? Let's take a look around the sports world.

SBNation: 13 (Last week 11)

The Steelers are [moving up] with their win over the Raiders, putting them a half-game ahead of Oakland in the Wild Card race while also giving them a key tiebreaker they may need down the road. The win didn't come cheap though, and Ben Roethlisberger will miss at least one game, maybe more, with a foot injury. 10 (Last week 10)

Frustrating loss in Pittsburgh, but we got another reminder that this football team -- especially when it comes to quarterback Derek Carr -- is no fluke, given that the Raiders nearly overcame several self-inflicted wounds. Carr lofted a beauty to Michael Crabtree to keep them in it with less than two minutes left. Ultimately, poor technique cost Oakland a 57-yard catch-and-run to Antonio Brown that led to the Steelers' game-winning kick. Of immediate concern is running back Latavius Murray, who left his best game of the season with a possible concussion.

Yahoo Sports: 11 (Last week 12)

No idea why they lined up 8 yards off Antonio Brown (bottom of the screen below) on that late third-and-2 that Brown took 57 yards to set up the game-winning field goal. What did the Raiders think the Steelers would do on that play, once they saw that coverage?

USA Today: 13 (Last week 13)

Remember Cotton Davidson? Before Derek Carr, he was last Raiders QB (51 years ago) with consecutive 4-TD passing games.

ESPN: 13 (Last week 9)

Derek Carr has 19 passing touchdowns this season. That's the most touchdown passes by a Raider through eight games of a season since Daryle Lamonica in 1969 (22).

FOX Sports: 14 (Last week 12)

Derek Carr remains red hot with 11 touchdown passes over his past three games, but the Raiders' defense allowed 597 total yards to the Steelers. View season trend.

Avg Power Ranking: 12 (Last week 11)

Avg week 9 change: -1