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National Sports

September 25, 2013

Bears get a boost in AP power rankings

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NORMAN —

The Ravens at No. 8 were among four teams that jumped into the top 10. Miami went from 11th to No. 7 after a 27-23 win over Atlanta, while the Bengals jumped four spots to ninth and the Colts were up five to No. 10.

New Orleans and New England were tied for sixth last week, and now the Saints are fourth, one point ahead of the Patriots. Kansas City is sixth, up four spots.

Drew Brees threw for 342 yards and three touchdowns and the Saints held Arizona to 247 yards total offense in a 31-7 win.

“Shades of 2009? That’s the year the Saints won the Super Bowl,” wrote voter Bob Glauber of Newsday. “It’s also the last time they started the season 3-0.”

The Dallas Cowboys were up two spots to 13th after a 31-7 win over St. Louis. The Jets jumped eight spots from No. 26.

Philadelphia dropped four spots to No. 21 after a second straight loss.

The Browns jumped six spots from No. 31, which is now held by Tampa Bay. Jacksonville was again a unanimous choice at No. 32.

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