Steelers, Eagles are top 2 powers

The Associated Press

NEW YORK — Halfway through the NFL season, some familiar teams have been playing especially well.

The dominating Philadelphia Eagles. AFC powerhouses the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New England Patriots.

And Carson Wentz and his high-flying Eagles remained on top in the latest AP Pro 32 poll .

Philadelphia received all 12 first-place votes for 384 points Tuesday in balloting by media members who regularly cover the NFL. The Eagles (8-1) have won seven games in a row and have the league’s best record.

The Steelers and Patriots, both 6-2 and coming off byes, kept the second and third spots. The surprising Los Angeles Rams, coming off a 51-17 rout of the Giants at New York, jumped three places to No. 4.

The Minnesota Vikings, who also were on a bye last week, remained at No. 5. The surging New Orleans Saints, who have six in a row, moved up two places to No. 6.

The reeling Kansas City Chiefs, who have lost three of four after a 5-0 start, slid three spots to No. 7. The Chiefs have a bye this week before returning to action on Nov. 19 against the Giants.

The Dallas Cowboys, who have won three in a row, jumped three spots to No. 8.