NFL Power Rankings Week #13

 

1. (1)  Green Bay Packers 11-0– Aaron Rodgers and the Packers appear to be the Super Bowl favorites by a wide margin.

2. (6) Baltimore Ravens 8-3John got the better of Jim in Harbaugh Bowl I.  Ravens may be inconsistent but they beat the good teams.

3. (2)  San Francisco 49ers 9-2–  Niners look to bounce back from a tough loss by clinching the NFC west this week.

4. (4) New Orleans Saints 8-3- Drew Brees and the offense could go toe to toe with the Packers indoors but what about outside in the playoffs?

5. (5) New England Patriots 8-3Easy schedule the rest of the way should see the Pats finishing with 12 wins. Can the defense stand up come playoff time?

6. (3) Pittsburgh Steelers 8-3- Another dicey game against a poor team, yet they pull off a victory.

7. (7) Houston Texans 8-3- Matt Schaub done. Matt Leinart out. The T.J. Yates era is underway.

8. (10) Dallas Cowboys 7-4–  The Cowboys win games when DeMarco Murray starts.

9. (9) Chicago Bears 7-4Week one with Caleb Hanie didn’t exactly work out.  We’ll see if he gets it going in start two.

10. (9) Detroit Lions 7-4– Lions are going to have to start winning games if they want to reach the postseason.

11. (12) Oakland Raiders 7-4- The Raiders continue to win football games.  Postseason is within sight.

12. (13) Atlanta Falcons 7-4-When Matt Ryan plays well the Falcons win football games.  They will need him to step up in December.

13. (14) Cincinnati Bengals 7-4-  The Bengals close out a stretch of four consecutive divisional games with week against Pittsburgh.

14. (11)- New York Giants 6-5- Tough schedule is taking a toll on the Giants playoff hopes.

15. (15)Denver Broncos 6-5Not only is Tim Tebow winning games week after week but so is the defense.

16. (16) New York Jets 6-5- The Jets will hang in the playoff race until the end.  They could cause trouble if they make the postseason.

17. (18) Tennessee Titans 6-5-Titans continue to hang around. Chris Johnson finally showed up this week.

18. (19)  Buffalo Bills 5-6– Looks like the Buffalo faithful will have to wait till next year….yet again.

19. (20) Tampa Bay Buccaneers 4-7– Tough season in Tampa….Josh Freeman will need to play better if they wish to compete next year.

20. (21) Philadelphia Eagles 4-7The coaching staff needs to be replaced. DeSean Jackson looks like a future Dallas Cowboy.

21. (17) San Diego Chargers 4-7- The Chargers and Eagles are the biggest disappointments in the NFL this year. Norv Turner needs to be fired.

22. (23) Miami Dolphins 3-8 – The Dolphins have played very well four weeks running.  Spoiler is the role to play from here on out.

23. (25) Cleveland Browns 4-7Maybe the one AFC North team that doesn’t reach the postseason.

24. (22) Seattle Seahawks 4-7- Prime time Thursday night at home against the Eagles.

25 (24) Carolina Panthers 3-8- Losing year, yup.  Successful season, yup.

26. (27) Washington Redskins 4-7- Victory in Seattle stops the skid.  Season was over prior.

27. (28) Arizona Cardinals 4-7– Beanie Wells went nuts on the Rams for a franchise record 228 yards.

28. (26) Kansas City Chiefs 4-7Rough year in Kansas City, hard scheduled and injuries all over the place.  Tyler Palko is very bad.

29. (29) Jacksonville Jaguars 3-8Team sold. Jack Del Rio fired.  Season over.

30. (31) Minnesota Vikings 2-9– Been a big fall since the NFC Championship a few years back.

31. (30) St. Louis Rams 2-9- The experts pick in the NFC West has been a disaster.  Jobs could be lost.

32. (32) Indianapolis Colts 0-11– Horrible season.  The Colts/Patriots game doesn’t have the same feels this season.

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NFL Power Rankings Week 12

 

1. (1)  Green Bay Packers 10-0– Tough game against the Bucs, but ultimately too much Jordy Nelson

2. (2)  San Francisco 49ers 9-1–  Defense was flat-out dominant against a bad Cardinals team.

3. (3) Pittsburgh Steelers 7-3- Very winnable Sunday Night game vs. a struggling Chiefs team

4. (4) New Orleans Saints 7-3- Seeding could be on the line for a Monday Night Tilt vs. the Giants.

5. (6) New England Patriots 7-3– Seemed to get bored with the Chiefs and then turned it on when they wanted.

6. (7) Baltimore Ravens 7-3Could be an awkward Harbaugh family dinner on Thanksgiving…

7. (8) Houston Texans 7-3- The Matt Leinart playoff push begins.

8. (9) Chicago Bears 7-3I honestly don’t feel that there will be huge drop off with Cutler out.

9. (10) Detroit Lions 7-3– Great showdown between future superstars at quarterback.  Stafford 1, Newton 0.

10. (12) Dallas Cowboys 6-4–  That Dolphins game will be tougher than you think.

11. (5)- New York Giants 6-4- If they don’t get that running game figured out, that epic collapse that the Giants are famous for will happen.

12. (15) Oakland Raiders 6-4- While Palmer has been solid, Michael Bush has been the MVP since McFadden has gone down.

13. (13) Atlanta Falcons 6-4-Got a brief scare from rookie quarterback Jake Locker.

 14. (11) Cincinnati Bengals 6-4-  Despite the tough loss to Baltimore, you can’t help but think that Bengals are starting to believe in Andy Dalton and his promising future.

15. (20)Denver Broncos 5-5Tebow does it again, how long will it last?

16. (14) New York Jets 5-5- It’s get really mediocre after the Jets…

17. (18) San Diego Chargers 4-6- Vincent Jackson needs to get paid.

18. (17) Tennessee Titans 5-5-Tough loss against the Falcons, will likely continue to hang around.

19. (16)  Buffalo Bills 5-5– Fred Jackson’s injury might be the beginning of the end.

20. (19) Tampa Bay Buccaneers 4-6– It seems that Tampa Bay always tends to get too pass happy. Blount only got 18 carries against Green Bay. Give that man the rock!

21. (23) Philadelphia Eagles 4-6Vince Young was 15-18 for 169 yards with a touchdown and a pick in the second half. Pretty efficient.

22. (26) Seattle Seahawks 4-6- I wonder how many people tuned in to Seattle and St. Louis last week.

23. (30) Miami Dolphins 3-7 – Got to love how the Dolphins play hard even when their season is over.

24 (24) Carolina Panthers 2-8- If Newton can cut down on the turnovers and I expect he will, the sky is the limit.

25. (22) Cleveland Browns 4-6Chris Ogbonnaya has filled in nicely as the third string running back. 

26. (21) Kansas City Chiefs 4-6Hard to get excited for the rest of the season with Tyler Palko under center.

27. (25) Washington Redskins 3-7- Jabar Gaffney is smart to get off of Twitter.

28. (22) Arizona Cardinals 3-7– Might as well have been an actual skeleton playing quarterback for them against the Niners.

29. (28) Jacksonville Jaguars 3-7Blaine Gabbert still stinks

30. (29) St. Louis Rams 2-8- Lost year for Bradford and company

31. (31) Minnesota Vikings 2-8– If AP is out for extended period of time, the only reason left to watch is Jared Allen.

32. (32) Indianapolis Colts 0-10– Two games up on the Suck for Luck sweepstakes.

The actual starting quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals vs. the 49ers last Sunday. He had a "live" arm.