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NFL Power Rankings 2014 Week 11: Eagles remain near the top

Ranking all 32 NFL Teams.


Now that Week 10 of the 2014 NFL season is over, it's time to see where all 32 teams rank. For reference purposes, here is a link to last week's NFL Power Rankings.

The Philadelphia Eagles won for the second week in a row.

Let's dive right in to the rankings.


1) Arizona Cardinals (Last Week: 1) - The Cardinals maintained the best record in the NFL with a win over the Rams. More concerning, however, is that starting quarterback Carson Palmer suffered a season-ending ACL injury. Arizona has started off very strong but could fall fast in the second half if Drew Stanton can't pick up the slack.

2) New England Patriots (LW: 2) - The Patriots enjoyed their bye week by watching two of their biggest threats in the AFC East lose.

3) Denver Broncos (LW: 3) - Ho-hum. Just another five touchdown passes for Peyton Manning.

4) Philadelphia Eagles (LW: 4) - No Nick Foles, no problem. The Eagles looked even better with Mark Sanchez at quarterback. The defense and special teams played strong in a dominant Philadelphia victory. Philly owns the NFL's third best point differential now, only behind New England and Denver.

5) Detroit Lions (LW: 7) - The Lions never say die. They've had to come back from deficits a number of times this season and have successfully pulled them off. Winning close games is important but it remains to be seen if they can sustain their success. Detroit only owns the NFL's 12th best point differential.

6) Dallas Cowboys (LW: 5) - While it was probably unwise to play Tony Romo against Jacksonville it didn't end up costing Dallas. The Cowboys handled business against a completely inferior team.

7) Indianapolis Colts (LW: 6) - Bye week. The Colts are, once again, clearly the best team in a bad division.

8) Seattle Seahawks (LW: 9) - Seattle has looked shaky at times but their running game is still very much a threat. See: BEAST MODE.

9) Green Bay Packers (LW: 10) - Hoo boy. The Packers absolutely destroyed Chicago on Sunday Night Football. That offense is scary when Aaron Rodgers is firing on all cylinders.

10) Kansas City Chiefs (LW: 11) - Andy Reid's Chiefs are looking pretty good. Six wins in their last seven games with the one loss coming on the road by five points.

11) Pittsburgh Steelers (LW: 8) - Look at what I wrote in my NFL picks against the spread column: "I could really see the Steelers randomly blowing this one because I still don't completely trust them." (Yet I took them as favorites anyway, whoops.) Weird team.

12) San Francisco 49ers (LW: 18) - Perrish Cox's sell-job on a Jimmy Graham push-off kept the 49ers alive and able to win in overtime. Getting a win in New Orleans isn't easy.

13) Cleveland Browns (LW: 17) - Mike Pettine is an easy candidate for Coach of the Year. Cincy hadn't lost a home game since 2012 until the Browns dominated them on Thursday night. All this said, it's a little hard to shake the fact this team lost to the Jaguars a few weeks backs.

14) Baltimore Ravens (LW: 16) - The Ravens are once again last in their division despite being 6-4 and owning the league's fourth best point differential.

15) Buffalo Bills (LW: 13) - The Bills are a lot better this year than I thought they'd be, but they're far from anything special. Bryce Brown is talented but still has fumbling issues.

16) Miami Dolphins (LW: 14) - Bill Lazor's offense wasn't enough to get the job done in Detroit.

17) San Diego Chargers (LW: 15) - Not a great bye week for the Bolts. Both teams ahead of them in the AFC West won.

18) Cincinnati Bengals (LW: 12) - Oof. What a terrible outing from Andy Dalton: 10/33, 86 yards, 0 TD, 3 INT. Atrocious.

19) New Orleans Saints (LW: 19) - The Saints almost came away with a win at the end of regulation but Jimmy Graham pushed off on his touchdown catch. Then Drew Brees fumbled the ball in overtime. The Saints are amazingly still first in their division, however, because the NFC South is just terrible.

20) Minnesota Vikings (LW: 20) - Bye week. Both teams ahead of them in the NFC North won. Adrian Peterson may or may not be returning soon.

21) Houston Texans (LW: 21) - Bye week and a quarterback change: Ryan Mallett takes over as the new starter in Houston.

22) St. Louis Rams (LW: 22) - The Rams aren't very good but they play teams tough. So, that's something.

23) Atlanta Falcons (LW: 27) - Atlanta may appear to be toast at 3-6 but they're actually still very alive in the postseason hunt. The Dirty Birds are 3-0 in the dreadful NFC South and could actually find a way to win the division. I wouldn't count on it, of course, but it's possible.

24) Carolina Panthers (LW: 23) - One win in their last eight games and that was over a month ago against a bad Chicago team.

25) Washington Redskins (LW: 26) - Bye week. Washington is 1-2 in the NFC East and 1-5 in conference play so nothing short of winning out can save them.

26) New York Giants (LW: 25) - The G-men are toast. That Giants defense is terrible.

27) Chicago Bears (LW: 24) - The Bears are now the first team since 1923 to allow 50 points in consecutive games. The 1923 Rochester Jeffersons lost 60-0 to the Chicago Cards on Oct. 7, 1923, and 56-0 to the Rock Island Independents on Oct. 14, 1923. (H/t to @RoobCSN)

28) New York Jets (LW: 32) - Hey, the Jets won! Good performances from former Eagles quarterback Michael Vick and safety Jaiquawn Jarrett (?!) powered New York to a big upset over Pittsburgh.

29) Tennessee Titans (LW: 28) - I can't find anything interesting to say about this team. They're just bad.

30) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (LW: 30) - The Bucs have been able to lose by only one score in their last three games. What an accomplishment!

31) Jacksonville Jaguars (LW: 29) - Jacksonville is terrible. I'm fairly confident the winless Raiders could beat them.

32) Oakland Raiders (LW: 31) - The Raiders are still winless with seven games to go. They might keep some games closer than expected but I'm really not sure if they'll win one this year.

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