Week 13 NFL Power Rankings
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Let’s take a look in Ray Monohan’s Week 13 NFL Power Rankings.
1. Philadelphia Eagles (10-1)
– Last Week: 1
The Eagles continue rolling, and there’s really no end in sight. None of their division opponents pose much of a challenge, and their only remaining tough matchup – this weekend at Seattle – has gotten softer in recent weeks as the Seahawks deal with a slew of injuries.
2. New England Patriots (9-2)
– Last Week: 2
There was a time earlier this season when everyone was happy to jump off the Patriots bandwagon following some poor performances. The defense was looking awful, and Tom Brady was looking like he couldn’t outscore opponents.
Flash forward to now when that defense that looked like it could have been the worst in history (a silly thought even at the time as the group’s anchored by Malcolm Butler and Stephon Gilmore) hasn’t allowed more than 17 points since Week 4, and Brady has the offense humming.
3. Minnesota Vikings (9-2)
– Last Week: 4
As if they hadn’t already, the Vikings all but sealed up the NFC North with a victory over the Lions on Thanksgiving Day. It’s comical that people still view this team as having a quarterback controversy. Teddy Bridgewater hasn’t proven a thing in his limited time in the NFL.
4. Pittsburgh Steelers (9-2)
– Last Week: 5
The Steelers are still in the bad habit of overlooking lesser opponents, but they’re up to nine wins now, and Ben Roethlisberger is starting to look like his old self. They’ll stay in prime time for a couple weeks before a showdown with the Patriots.
5. Carolina Panthers (8-3)
– Last Week: 6
Winning pretty? Losing ugly? Winning ugly? However they’re doing it, the Panthers have shaken off an early season slump and keep on winning.
Sunday’s victory over the Jets didn’t win them any style points, but couple that with a loss from the Saints and the Panthers are now tied for the best record in the NFC.
6. New Orleans Saints (8-3)
– Last Week: -3
The Saints lost Sunday, but one thing we did see from them is that Drew Brees still has it in him to put the team on his back for a handful of drives. And for the most part, the defense did stand up to Sean McVay’s offense for the majority of the game.
7. Los Angeles Rams (8-3)
– Last Week: 8
The Rams close out the trio of NFC teams that weren’t expected to fare this well and are difficult to trust – along with the Saints and Vikings. The coaching staff deserves a ton of credit for changing the culture in that locker room as quickly as they have.
8. Atlanta Falcons (7-4)
– Last Week: 9
We knew it would take some time for the Falcons to work in a new offensive coordinator, but we may have written this team off a little too quickly. They could have easily started with a couple more losses if not for some luck, but they’re looking awfully good now.
9. Seattle Seahawks (7-4)
– Last Week: 12
The Seahawks have dealt with some significant injuries on the defensive side of the football, but they’ve converted into a team that’s winning with a high-scoring offense, and that’s working just fine for them. If the season ended today, Russell Wilson would probably win MVP. This weekend they’ll face a stiff test against the Eagles.
10. Tennessee Titans (7-4)
– Last Week: 14
While fantasy football players prefer to focus on the distribution of touches in the Titans backfield, the team quietly keeps on winning, and has drawn level with the Jaguars for the best record in the AFC South. This is a better team than most people realize, and Marcus Mariota is starting to come into his own. Keeping him on the field will be key.
The Rest Of Our Week 13 NFL Power Rankings
11. Kansas City Chiefs (6-5) – Last Week: 7
12. Jacksonville Jaguars (7-4) – Last Week: 10
13. Baltimore Ravens (6-5) – Last Week: 13
14. Detroit Lions (6-5) – Last Week: 11
15. Buffalo Bills (6-5) – Last Week: 16
16. Oakland Raiders (5-6) – Last Week: 17
17. Dallas Cowboys (5-6) – Last Week: 15
18. Washington Redskins (5-6) – Last Week: 18
19. Los Angeles Chargers (5-6) – Last Week: 23
20. Cincinnati Bengals (5-6) – Last Week: 21
21. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-6) – Last Week: 19
22. Miami Dolphins (4-7) – Last Week: 20
23. Houston Texans (5-6) – Last Week: 22
24. Arizona Cardinals (5-6) – Last Week: 26
25. Denver Broncos (3-8) – Last Week: 24
26. Green Bay Packers (5-6) – Last Week: 27
27. Indianapolis Colts (3-8) – Last Week: 25
28. New York Jets (3-8) – Last Week: 28
29. Chicago Bears (3-8) – Last Week: 29
30. New York Giants (2-9) – Last Week: 30
31. San Francisco 49ers (1-10) – Last Week: 31
32. Cleveland Browns (0-11) – Last Week: 32
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