Power Rankings NFL week 12
Last night’s Monday night game brought to an end of another exciting week in football in which some teams improved their Power Rankings and others continued to fall as quarterback injuries have taken their toll. Week 11 also brought the end of the NFL’s only unbeaten team when Kansas City fell to the Broncos.
Here is this week’s Week 12 Power Rankings for teams 1-32 with records and last week’s ranking.
1 Denver Broncos (9-1 LW: 2)- Round 1 goes to the Broncos… rematch with KC in two weeks.
2 Seattle Seahawks (10-1 LW: 3) Other then a home game against the Saints, they should be able to run the table the rest of the way.
3 New Orleans Saints (8-2 LW: 4)- Undefeated at home so far… but the playoffs may mean winning on the road.
4 Carolina Panthers (7-3 LW: 6)- Beating quality teams now and only getting better.
5 Kansas City Chiefs (9-1 LW: 1)- Still a solid team on defense… but the offense will need to get better if they expect to make some noise in the playoffs.
6 New England Patriots (7-3 LW: 5)- Patriots are still looking for the flag… they got earlier in the year against the Saints. So…
7 Indianapolis Colts (7-3 LW: 7)- Good comeback win at Tennessee, but I still think Rams game.
8 San Francisco 49ers (6-4 LW: 8)- They were so close to being 8-2…. Two tough games in a row.
9 Cincinnati Bengals (7-4 LW: 10)- Their win on Sunday should put them in position for the AFC North crown and a first-round bye.
10 Detroit Lions (6-4 LW 9)- Can we do the fake field goal play over again?
11 Chicago Bears (6-4 LW: 12)- Big home win over the Ravens.. which Rams team will they face on Sunday?
12 Philadelphia Eagles (6-4 LW: 13)- Finally a team in the NFC East is playing like they want to win it.. Nick Foles getting it done.
13 New York Jets (5-5 LW: 13)- Jekyll and Hyde if you ask me… we just don’t know what team will show up on Sundays.
14 Arizona Cardinals (6-4 LW: 16)- Winning games despite no running game and a QB who’s thrown more INTs then TDs.
15 Miami Dolphins (5-5 LW: 21)- Gritty performance and win against San Diego with all the distractions staring at them.
16 San Diego Chargers (4-6 LW: 17)- If they could just finish games… but now they still have three games left against the Chiefs and Broncos.
17 Dallas Cowboys (5-5 LW: 15)- Big game against the resurgent Giants Sunday on the road.
18 Green Bay Packers (5-5 LW: 14)- No Aaron Rodgers…. No hope!
19 Pittsburgh Steelers (4-6 LW: 25)- Is this the same Steelers team who we all left for dead earlier? Held the Lions scoreless in the second half.
20 Cleveland Browns (4-6 LW: 18)- Big home game on Sunday against the Steelers. If they win… maybe still a chance?
21 Buffalo Bills (4-7 LW: 27)- Winnable games coming up against the Bucs, Falcons, Jags and Dolphins… Wildcard? hmmm maybe.
22 Baltimore Ravens (4-6 LW: 19)- Failing to score on first-and-goal at the Chicago 5-yard line. Story of the year for the offense.
23 St Louis Rams (4-6 LW 20)- In a division with Seattle and San Francisco… it’s tough.
24 New York Giants (4-6 LW: 26)- Four wins in a row now with Dallas coming up.
25 Oakland Raiders (4-6 LW: 24)- Is Matt McGloin the answer at quarterback?
26 Tennessee Titans (4-6 LW: 22)- How big do the losses to the Jags and Colts look now in an AFC race that’s up for grabs.
27 Washington Redskins (3-7 LW: 23)- So much for running the tables like last year.
28 Houston Texans (2-8 LW: 28)- Still playing hard… that’s all you could ask for at this point.
29 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-8 LW: 31) Two in a row… and they had some winnable games throughout the season.
30. Atlanta Falcons (2-8 LW: 29)- Unlike the Texans, this is a football that has quit on everybody. Embarrassing!
31 Minnesota Vikings (2-8 LW: 30)- Playing for a quarterback in next year’s draft.
32 Jacksonville Jaguars (1-9 LW 32)- It was fun while it lasted.
By Mario Martinez- Wonder Punter