Week 13 NFL Power Rankings
31) Atlanta Falcons; At this point last year, I would have had Houston and Atlanta 1 & 2. Now they are 32 and 31.
30) Jacksonville Jaguars; Jacksonville beat Houston on Sunday. If it was my team, I would blow the rest of the games to get the first pick. But hey, that’s just me.
29) Minnesota Vikings; Well a tie Sunday against the Packers wasn’t bad for the Vikings. But they still are three and half games out of first in their division.
28) Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Tampa has won three in a row. And a win against the Lions is a good morale booster for them. Will they make the playoffs? No, but its all about fun right?
27) Washington Redskins; Well RG3 is not looking very good. The Redskins are starting to fall off the division race. Three games back, and in last place. They need to pick it up.
26) Cleveland Browns; Browns quarterbacks were 14-of-17 for 237 yards and a touchdown targeting Josh Gordon (13.9 yards/att) and 13-of-35 for 75 yards and an interception targeting everyone else (2.1 yards/att).
25) Oakland Raiders; When it's bad for the Raiders, it's BAD. Justin Hunter and Kendall Wright became the fourth set of teammates to both top the 100-yard receiving mark against Oakland this season.
24) Buffalo Bills; Buffalo had a plus-4 turnover margin in the Week 11 win over the Jets. The Bills hadn't posted a plus-4 since Week 16.
23) New York Giants; Victor Cruz was targeted a season-low four times. Cruz had been targeted four or fewer times in four games prior to Sunday, three of which were in his rookie season.
22) Miami Dolphins; The deep threat finally showed up. Mike Wallace caught a pair of throws of at least 20 yards with a touchdown. Ryan Tannehill entered Sunday 3-of-16 on deep throws to Wallace.
21) New York Jets; How bad can it get? Geno Smith completed seven of 18 passes inside the pocket for 97 yards and two interceptions Sunday. Smith had averaged 15.1 completions per game inside the pocket this season.
20) Baltimore Ravens; Joe Flacco was 14-of-18 for 249 yards and a touchdown against four or fewer pass-rushers. Flacco entered Sunday with a minus-4 TD-INT differential against standard pressure, tied for fourth-worst.
19) St. Louis Rams; Welcome to the League Tavon Austin! Wow! This kid is going to be great to watch in the next couple of years.
18) Tennessee Titans; Are the Titans a threat in the AFC? Maybe, you never know in the national football league.
17) Green Bay Packers; Tie stat No. 1: Sunday marked the first tie since 1987 for the Packers, who are winless in four straight games for the first time since 2008.
16) Pittsburgh Steelers; Pittsburgh has posted a plus-3 turnover margin in back-to-back weeks after a minus-11 start to the season. At 5-6, the Steelers are still in it (with just about everyone else).
15) Chicago Bears; Josh McCown has the best Total QBR among qualified quarterbacks this season (81.0), just as everyone predicted when Jay Cutler went down.
14) Detroit Lions; Matthew Stafford was 7-of-14 for 115 yards and two interceptions targeting Calvin Johnson on Sunday, the first game Stafford threw multiple interceptions targeting Johnson since Week 10 of 2011.
13) San Diego Chargers; Am I putting the Chargers too high? I don’t think so. It was a big win for them against the Chiefs.
12) Dallas Cowboys; I’ve always wanted the Cowboys to do well. But they keep letting me down. I think its time to clean house. Starting with Jason Garret.
11) Philadelphia Eagles; Nick Foles is 4-1 with a 63.6 completion percentage, 16 touchdowns and no interceptions. Michael Vick is 2-4 with a 54.6 completion percentage, five touchdowns and three picks. End of controversy.
10) Indianapolis Colts; You just never know what Colts team is going to take the field on any Sunday. With a blow out loss to Arizona Sunday, you have to start wondering. Are the Colts really contenders?
9) Arizona Cardinals; At 7-4, they're knocking on the door of the playoffs.
8) Cincinnati Bengals; Cincinnati isn't winning because of Andy Dalton. His 50.1 Total QBR is the worst among division-leading quarterbacks, eight points worse than Tom Brady.
7) Kansas City Chiefs; I was never a big fan of the Chiefs when they were on their winning streak. And they are on the verge of dropping their third in a row.
6) San Francisco 49ers; Monday was Anquan Boldin's first game with multiple touchdowns since Week 12 of 2012 (also against Redskins). Boldin and Vernon Davis have all 14 of San Francisco's touchdown receptions.
5) New England Patriots; How improbable was Sunday? According to Elias, teams trailing by at least 24 points at halftime were 5-617 entering Sunday night. Make it six.
4) Carolina Panthers; Cam Newton was 0-for-7 with an interception on throws at least 15 yards downfield Sunday, his first career game with at least seven attempts and no completions on deep throws.
3) New Orleans Saints; Drew Brees may be on his way to another title. Brees is looking very good.
2) Denver Broncos; Don't blame Knowshon Moreno, who rushed for 224 yards Sunday, most by a Bronco since Clinton Portis in 2002. Peyton Manning's 4.2 yards per pass attempt was his lowest in a game since 2005.
1) Seattle Seahawks; Tough to dispute this one. Seattle's bye week was the best result for last week's top three, with both the Broncos and Chiefs dropping decisions Sunday.