2013 Week 11 NFL power rankings

Chiefs & Broncos atop Week 11 NFL power rankings

11/12/13 in NFL   |   ZacWassink   |   74 respect

Nov 10, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) celebrates as a runs off the field following a win over the Dallas Cowboys at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints defeated the Cowboys 49-17. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY SportsI'll say it again. It's a wacky, wacky year in the NFL, and Week 10 offered many examples of that fact. Bad teams won, good teams played terribly, and the Chiefs remained disrespected despite not doing anything. Being undefeated doesn't mean much these days.

 

2013 Week 11 NFL power rankings

 

32. Houston Texans (2-7): How the mighty have fallen. I'd be just fine with Gary Kubiak staying at home until at least January.

 

31. Atlanta Falcons (2-7): The Giants are in the playoff hunt, and thus the Falcons are now the most disappointing team in the NFL.

 

30. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-8): No 0-16 for you, Jacksonville!

 

29. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-8): Greg Schiano gets to keep his job for another week.

 

28. Washington Redskins (3-6): While everybody was worrying about RG3, nobody bothered to fix what is a terrible Washington defense.

 

27. Minnesota Vikings (2-7): I'm not going to lie. The Vikes turning to Brett Favre this past August wouldn't have been a bad move, after all.

 

26. Buffalo Bills (3-7): Nice of the Buffalo offense to show up after Pittsburgh had put 23 unanswered points on the scoreboard.

 

25. Oakland Raiders (3-6): The G-Men tried to give Oakland the game on Sunday. Weird how the Raiders weren't interested in accepting the gift.

 

24. Miami Dolphins (4-5): A team is in for bad times when losing two starting offensive linemen is hardly the biggest concern it has.

 

23. Tennessee Titans (4-5): Jake Locker is done for the year. So are the Titans.

 

22. Pittsburgh Steelers (3-6): Too bad for the Steelers that they can't play Buffalo at home every Sunday.

 

21. St. Louis Rams (4-6): 38-8. Thirty-eight to eight. I don't even know what to say about that.

 

20. San Diego Chargers (4-5): Average teams lose to good teams. San Diego is very average.

 

19. Baltimore Ravens (4-5): Baltimore may need help from the Browns in order to win the division. You have to appreciate the irony.

 

18. Green Bay Packers (5-4): I'm not sold on Scott Tolzien. That could change, though, if he lights it up against the Giants.

 

17. New York Giants (3-6): They've won three straight. They are but two games back in the NFC East. They've got many champions in their locker room. Things could get very interesting if the Giants beat the Packers.

 

16. Cleveland Browns (4-5): The Browns would be in first place in the AFC North if they would have started a good QB in Week 1.

 

15. Chicago Bears (5-4): Josh McCown is Chicago's current starting quarterback. I have concerns.

 

14. Dallas Cowboys (5-5): 5-5 is generous when you look at the schedule of the 'Boys. They are only this high in NFL power rankings because they are tied for the division lead.

 

13. Cincinnati Bengals (6-4): Cincy may be the only team in the division above .500, but the Bengals aren't going anywhere in January if they don't start playing better on the road.

 

12. Philadelphia Eagles (5-5): Ignore the record. The Eagles appear to be the team most-likely to win the NFC East at the moment.

 

11. Arizona Cardinals (5-4): The Cards are playing with house money. Who expected them to even be in the playoff hunt in November?

 

10. New York Jets (5-4): All things considered, the Jets had a pretty good off week. They remain a Wild Card side.

 

9. Indianapolis Colts (6-3): What the heck was that, Indy?

 

8. San Francisco 49ers (6-3): San Fran lost to a contender at home for the second time this season. There's no reason to believe the Niners will win in New Orleans or in Seattle in January.

 

7. Carolina Panthers (6-3): That Carolina defense is for real. Watch out for the Panthers, especially if Cam Newton and the offense start matching what the team is doing on the other side of the ball.

 

6. Detroit Lions (6-3): The NFC North is now officially Detroit's to lose.

 

5. New Orleans Saints (7-2): Sunday Night Football was a massive statement game. Whether that statement was “The Saints are very good” or “The entire NFC East is lousy” has yet to be determined.

 

4. New England Patriots (7-2): The Chiefs. The Broncos. Stop no-selling the Patriots. What quarterback in the conference do you trust more come playoff time than you would Tom Brady?

 

3. Seattle Seahawks (9-1): Seattle didn't at all flirt with disaster against the lousy Falcons. The 'Hawks played like the best team in the NFC.

 

2. Denver Broncos (8-1): How confident are you, Denver fans, that Peyton Manning is going to stay 100 percent for the rest of the season?

 

1. Kansas City Chiefs (9-0): Still the only undefeated team in the league. Still kings of NFL power rankings.

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11/12/13   |   Jess   |   34861 respect

Gonna be an interesting week, with Denver and KC going head to head.