NFL Power Rankings: Falcons, Packers drop in Week 9

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Nov 1, 2015; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens players react as wide receiver Steve Smith, Sr. (89) lays on the ground in the third quarter against the San Diego Chargers at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports


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Every time something good happens to the Baltimore Ravens, something worse happens to balance it out. They finally got a second victory on the season, but Steve Smith Sr. was lost for the remainder of the year with a torn Achilles tendon.

We hope that’s not the end of Smith’s career, who was originally planning on retiring at the end of the year. It would be great for him to return for one final year. It’s a tough break for the Ravens, as he was looking like the only legitimate threat in the receiving game.

As for the Ravens, they have fallen behind in the race for the first overall pick in next year’s draft. The Lions got blown out by the Chiefs in London and own that precious worst record in football spot. These two teams have really underachieved in 2015.

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