Now that Week 12 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.
Let's dive right in to the rankings.
BLG's WEEK 13 POWER RANKINGS
1) New England Patriots (Last Week: 2) - New England is back on top. The Patriots have won seven games in a row and haven't shown signs of slowing down. They're outscoring opponents 277-137 during that stretch. In other words, they've beaten their opponents by an average of 20 points per game.
2) Green Bay Packers (LW: 3) - The Packers only beat the Vikings by three points but it was a division game on the road. Who allowed Eddie Lacy to team up with Aaron Rodgers?
3) Denver Broncos (LW: 4) - It looked like the Broncos were going to suffer their third loss in four games before holding on for a win at home. The Broncos don't appear to be as unbeatable as they did earlier in the season.
4) Arizona Cardinals (LW: 1) - The limitations of Drew Stanton were on display in Arizona's second loss of the season. Looking at the Cardinals' remaining schedule, it's going to be hard for them to keep their positioning for a first round bye. Or even the NFC West crown.
5) Philadelphia Eagles (LW: 6) - The Eagles responded to a blowout loss last week with a comfortable win over a bad team this week. Philadelphia faces a huge game in Dallas this week. They will need to bring their A-game.
6) Dallas Cowboys (LW: 8) - The Cowboys escaped New York with a win but didn't look overly impressive in doing so. That Dallas defense is highly suspect.
7) Indianapolis Colts (LW: 9) - Easy home win over the worst team in the NFL.
8) Seattle Seahawks (LW: 12) - The Seahawks still haven't looked overly impressive this season but a win over the Cardinals keeps their playoff chances alive. If the season were to end today, Seattle would enter the post-season as the sixth seed in the NFC.
9) San Francisco 49ers (LW: 11) - The 49ers win ugly, but they win. San Francisco has a strong record in NFC games (6-3) but needs improve their division record (1-2) in order to make the playoffs.
10) Kansas City Chiefs (LW: 5) - Classic Andy Reid trap game. The Chiefs were on a hot streak and looking great before getting outplayed by the lowly Raiders in Oakland.
11) Detroit Lions (LW: 7) - Detroit's offense has been terrible. The Lions have scored 15 points in the last two weeks... combined.
12) Baltimore Ravens (LW: 13) - The Ravens aren't projected to make the playoffs if the season ended today. I still think they're the best team in the tight AFC North.
13) Pittsburgh Steelers (LW: 10) - Not a good bye week for the Steelers. All three of their division rivals won.
14) Cincinnati Bengals (LW: 15) - Kudos to the Bengals for winning back to back games on the road. Cincy takes a very a narrow lead in the AFC North with their seventh win of the season.
15) Miami Dolphins (LW: 14) - You have to give it to the Dolphins. It really looked like they were going to beat the Broncos in Denver. They just couldn't hold on.
16) San Diego Chargers (LW: 17) - The Chargers returned from their bye week to stave off a pesky Rams team in a close game. San Diego would be the sixth seed in the AFC if the playoffs started today.
17) Buffalo Bills (LW: 18) - Buffalo lost a home game due to the snow in Detroit but it didn't matter. They took care of business at the neutral site location of Ford Field. It looks like a number of Bills fans showed up to the game, too.
18) Cleveland Browns (LW: 17) - Brian Hoyer: 0 TD, 3 INT, 57.5% completion, 52.3 rating, Browns win.
19) St. Louis Rams (LW: 19) - What's left to say about the Rams? They're flawed but they play teams tough. Let them play in the wretched NFC South. They would dominate that division.
20) Houston Texans (LW: 20) - The Ryan Mallett era in Houston did not last long. The veteran quarterback suffered a pectoral injury. So now the job goes back to Ryan Fitzpatrick, which seems pointless.
21) New Orleans Saints (LW: 21) - Remember when Rob Ryan was a good defensive coordinator? Me neither. The Saints have failed to take control in the NFC South yet again.
22) Chicago Bears (LW: 23) - The Bears rebounded from a rough start to beat a bad Bucs team. Chi-town sure didn't earn any style points with this victory.
23) Atlanta Falcons (LW: 22) - The Falcons are 2-6 in their last eight games so naturally they're first place in the NFC South. It's really not impossible for Atlanta to win the division with a 6-10 record, which would be both hilarious and sad. The Falcons just have to beat Carolina and New Orleans and hope the Saints win no more than two games.
24) Minnesota Vikings (LW: 24) - Give the Vikings credit for only losing to the Packers by three points.
25) Carolina Panthers (LW: 25) - Bye week. Theoretically still alive in the terrible NFC South.
27) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (LW: 28) - The Bucs haven't lost a game by more than 10 points since early October, so that's something I guess.
28) Washington Redskins (LW: 30) - Washington played the 49ers tough, which is worth something, but their organization is just an absolute mess.
29) Oakland Raiders (LW: 32) - The Raiders are on the board!
30) New York Jets (LW: 27) - The Jets are painfully bad.
31) Tennessee Titans (LW: 29) - The Titans are boringly bad.
32) Jacksonville Jaguars (LW: 31) -