Week 13 NFL Power Rankings
Added by Vin D'Anton on November 27, 2012.
How exciting would a Broncos/Colts playoff matchup be? Is Peyton Manning the NFL MVP? (Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
1. Houston Texans (1): OK so, about that touchdown? Who knows what would have happened. It was a terrible call but they won so they stay at the top spot.
2. Atlanta Falcons (2): Props to the defense for holding Doug Martin to just 50 yards. Roddy White and Julio Jones are hands down the best wide receiver combination in the game right now. By the way, Mike Smith needs to stop with these risky calls. Those decisions lose playoff games.
3. Baltimore Ravens (3): That 4th & 29 play by Ray Rice is the play of the year. If they win the Super Bowl this season, it’s the play of the franchise.
4. San Francisco 49ers (5): Colin Kaepernick is impressive with the new QB guru Jim Harbaugh. Sad to say but the coach owes Alex Smith nothing, he didn’t draft him. Smith is one mentally tough player.
5. New England Patriots (6): Same old same old. Watch them go back to the Super Bowl.
6. Chicago Bears (7): Nice division win after two sloppy weeks. Don’t overlook the next two games ahead to Green Bay.
7. Denver Broncos (8): As good as they are, the division is that bad. Peyton is the MVP of the NFL.
8. Indianapolis Colts (11): The love affair with this team grows stronger week by week. As does the possible playoff matchup at Denver. Saddle up.
9. New York Giants (12): What the…where the hell did that come from? Where has it been? Fine, Eli is the MVP on the team but if the running game and defense plays that way every week, how can they lose? Losing Andre Brown will hurt them.
10. Green Bay Packers (4): I still think they can win the North. Hey, every hot team cools down.
11. Pittsburgh Steelers (9): I don’t care who is playing quarterback, the Steelers should never lose to he Browns. No Ben this week then possibly no playoffs.
12. Cincinnati Bengals (17): Apologies, apologies. They may do it. With their luck though, Ben will be fully healthy when they face off for a possible Wild Card spot in Week 17.
13. Seattle Seahawks (10): They can’t win on the road with Pete Carroll which means this team will never accomplish anything.
14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (14): Another loss that came down to the last play. Unreal. In the long run, it will make them a better team.
15. Washington Redskins (18): The towel has been picked up! FedEx Field is going to be shaking like an earthquake on Monday Night when the Giants roll into town.
16. New Orleans Saints (13): Lose to the Falcons on Thursday and it’s over. I’ve said that before.
17. Minnesota Vikings (15): They are still above .500 but it just seems worse than that right now. Christian Ponder needs to step up now if they want to do anything.
18. Miami Dolphins (21): Great win. Yes, Seattle stinks on the road and that was a bogus roughing the passer call; but Ryan Tannehill is impressing.
19. Dallas Cowboys (16): I can only stick up for Tony Romo for so long. If he continues to throw mind numbing interceptions and set the team up for losing than the era has to end.
20. Detroit Lions (20): I feel bad for Jim Schwartz. That rule should not exist. If that happend to the Steelers the rule would change tomorrow. Oh well, season was over before that game anyway.
21. St. Louis Rams (25): It’s week to week with this team but they impress more than they don’t. Nice win.
22. Arizona Cardinals (19): What a disaster. Ken Whisenhunt may be in trouble.
23. Tennessee Titans (22): They are one of the most boring teams in football with some exciting players. Losing to the Jaguars who have a backup QB playing is inexcusable.
24. New York Jets (23): Fireman Ed resigned. In other news…
25. Buffalo Bills (24): Chan Gailey has to go. Either you find a brilliant young mind or a Bill Cowher/Jon Gruden type.
26. Cleveland Browns (29): You know what, they’ve played some good football the past few weeks. Kudos to them for finally beating the Steelers.
27. Carolina Panthers (28): CAM! WHOA CAM! Win out and Ron Rivera may be saved.
28. San Diego Chargers (26): 4th&29…4TH AND 29.
29. Philadelphia Eagles (27): Jeffrey Lurie: enough is enough. It’s not fair to the Eagles fan base.
30. Jacksonville Jaguars (31): Eh, OK nice win. Mike Mularkey was a little to emotional in the locker room but good for them.
31. Oakland Raiders (30): Honestly, if the Chiefs weren’t so bad I would proclaim them the worst team in football. I loved seeing Carson Palmer miserable Sunday at his former team.
32. Kansas City Chiefs (32): Why in the world hasn’t someone been fired? Lamar Hunt must be rolling over in his grave. This franchise is near ruined.