NFL Power Rankings (Week 13)
1) Saints (11-0) – LW 2
The Saints showed they’re the real deal after a Monday Night thrashing of the Patriots.
2) Colts (11-0) – LW 1
The Colts have looked human the past couple of weeks, so watch out for the streaking Titans next week.
3) Vikings (10-1) – LW 3
The Vikings have been overshadowed by the Colts and Saints so far, but they are a solid, deep team that shouldn’t be taken lightly.
4) Chargers (8-3) – LW 5
The Chargers are on a 6 game win streak. Have they finally learned how to play up to their potential for a whole season?
5) Bengals (8-3) – LW 7
Solid defense and a strong running game are essential for a playoff run and the Bengals have both.
6) Cardinals (7-4) – LW 6
Leinart held his own last week, but the Cardinals need Warner back for the passing game to get back to true form.
7) Patriots (7-4) – LW 4
The Patriots have some serious issues on defense.
8) Cowboys (8-3) – LW 8
Yet another Thanksgiving Day win for the Boys.
9) Eagles (7-4) – LW 10
We all know that Maclin and Jackson are dangerous deep threats, but Jason Avant has emerged as the big third down possession receiver for the Eagles.
10) Packers (7-4) – LW 12
The Packers have won 3 straight and look to have their offensive line problems fixed.
11) Steelers (6-5) – LW 9
The Steelers have lost 3 straight and desperately need Roethlisberger back next week.
12) Broncos (7-4) – LW 13
A convincing win over the Giants may get them back to original form.
13) Ravens (6-5) – LW 15
Although they have been somewhat of a letdown so far this season, they still have a great shot at a wild-card spot.
14) Giants (6-5) – LW 11
The Giants have no room for error as their schedule gets tougher with the Cowboys and Eagles coming into the Meadowlands the next 2 weeks.
15) Titans (5-6) – LW 19
The Titans are riding their 5 game win streak into Indy to face the undefeated Colts.
16) Falcons (6-5) – LW 16
Without Matt Ryan the Falcon’s chances of beating the Eagles and staying alive for a playoff spot seem slim.
17) Jaguars ( 6-5) – LW 14
The inconsistent Jaguars floundered last week against the 49ers.
18) Texans (5-6) – LW 18
After losing 3 straight and blowing another game to the Colts the under-achieving Texans look to be all but finished.
19) Dolphins (5-6) – LW 17
Chad Henne finally looked like a rookie last week, throwing 3 interceptions in the fourth quarter.
20) 49ers (5-6) – LW 21
With a win against the Seahawks the 49ers can get back to .500 and continue their undefeated streak within the division.
21) Jets (5-6) – LW 22
Good win for the Jets at home last week, but it might be too little too late.
22) Panthers (4-7) – LW 20
More turnovers by Jake Delhomme last week and he capped off his dreadful outing against the Jets by suffering a broken finger.
23) Bears (4-7) – LW 23
It’s not a good sign when your quarterback has 20 interceptions and your most reliable receiver is running back Matt Forte.
24) Bills (4-7) – LW 27
The Bills showed some life through the air for their new interim head coach.
25) Seahawks (4-7) – LW 25
A struggling running game doesn’t help Hasselbeck feel any more comfortable as opposing defenses pin their ears back and come after him on almost every down.
26) Chiefs (3-8) – LW 24
Just when you thought the Chiefs were making strides to get better they get blown out by 29 points to the Chargers.
27) Redskins (3-8) – LW 26
The Redskins have too many injuries to withstand any form of consistent football.
28) Raiders (3-8) – LW 28
I say it’s time to clean house in Oakland, and that includes Al Davis stepping down as owner.
29) Lions (2-9) – LW 29
Another poor showing by the Lions on Thanksgiving.
30) Bucs (1-10) – LW 30
At least it looks like they have a quarterback to build around for the future in Josh Freeman.
31) Rams (1-10) – LW 31
Not a good first season for new coach Steve Spagnoulo.
32) Browns (1-10) – LW 32
After their offensive explosion against the Lions the Browns came back to Earth last week against the Bengals.