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NFL Power Rankings 2017: Week 12 Edition

Ranking all 32 NFL Teams.

NFL: Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Week 11 of the 2017 NFL regular season schedule is in the books. Now it's time to see where all 32 teams rank. For reference purposes, here is a link to last week's NFL Power Rankings.


1 - Philadelphia Eagles (Last Week: 1) - The Eagles aren’t just merely beating their opponents. They’re absolutely demolishing them. No team is more complete right now.

2 - New England Patriots (LW: 2) - Six wins in a row for a Patriots team that’s been able to take advantage of a soft schedule. It doesn’t get much more difficult, either. Must be nice to play in the AFC East.

3 - New Orleans Saints (LW: 3) - New Orleans pulled off an impressive comeback to keep their win streak alive. In the process, the Saints showed their defense still has some issues.

4 - Pittsburgh Steelers (LW: 6) - After playing two games that were too close for comfort, the Steelers earned a convincing victory against Tennessee.

5 - Minnesota Vikings (LW: 7) - The Vikings just keep winning despite the fact Case Keenum is their quarterback. He’s playing well. It just feels like that can only last so long, but we’ll see.

6 - Jacksonville Jaguars (LW: 5) - The Jags drop a spot because that game against Cleveland was too close for comfort. Blake Bortles obviously limits the ceiling of this team.

7 - Los Angeles Rams (LW: 4) - Sean McVay’s offense struggled in Minnesota. Shutting down Todd Gurley limits what the Rams can do.

8 - Carolina Panthers (LW: 10) - Bye week. Next up: a road game against NYJ.

9 - Detroit Lions (LW: 11) - The Lions have the easiest remaining schedule in the NFL. With one win over the Vikings already in hand, they’ll try to make a run at the NFC North, but they might only get a wild card spot.

10 - Atlanta Falcons (LW: 12) - Atlanta almost choked away another game in Seattle but they ultimately held on.

11 - Seattle Seahawks (LW: 9) - Why would the Seahawks ever sign the kicker who had an historically bad field goal miss against them at one point? “Oh yeah, bring me that guy.” Blair Walsh outchoked the Falcons on Monday Night Football.

12 - Kansas City Chiefs (LW: 8) - Yikes. Losing to the Giants is pretty bad. Andy Reid’s team has now lost four out of their last five games. When will he finally make the call to bench Alex Smith and go to Patrick Mahomes?

13 - Baltimore Ravens (LW: 17) - Still don’t really trust this team a lot, but Baltimore has pitched two shutouts in the span of three weeks. That defense can still do some nice things.

14 - Dallas Cowboys (LW: 13) - I remember when people were saying Dak Prescott wasn’t just a product of his system and that he’d be fine without Ezekiel Elliott. Whoops. He’s actually been the second worst quarterback in the league each of the past two weeks, per Football Outsiders.

15 - Tennessee Titans (LW: 14) - Still alive in the AFC South despite a blowout loss on Thursday Night Football.

16 - Washington Redskins (LW: 16) - Kirk Cousins is a poor man’s Tony Romo. He puts up some good numbers, convinces some that he’s actually good, and then chokes in the clutch. That intentional grounding penalty near the end of the game was apparently the wrong call by the refs, but it’s Cousins’ fault for even making it look like a penalty. Good luck to the team that makes him the highest paid player in the NFL.

17 - Los Angeles Chargers (LW: 20) - Given the way the rest of the division is struggling, it might not be crazy to say that the Chargers are the best team in the AFC West.

18 - New York Jets (LW: 18) - Bye week. Next up: home game against Carolina.

19 - Houston Texans (LW: 22) - Blaine Gabbert is on the short list of quarterbacks that the Texans can beat with “Tom Savage” starting for them.

20 - Cincinnati Bengals (LW: 24) - Is Marvin Lewis doing just enough to save his job once again?

21 - Green Bay Packers (LW: 15) - Brett Hundley isn’t good. Green Bay is still theoretically in the playoff hunt but that won’t last much longer.

22 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers (LW: 26) - The Bucs have gone 2-0 without Jameis Winston starting.

23 - Buffalo Bills (LW: 19) - Buffalo is on a three-game losing streak where they’ve been outscored 135 to 55. Ouch. Maybe they should consider a quarterback change?

24 - Oakland Raiders (LW: 21) - The Raiders aren’t good. Oakland owns the ninth worst point differential in the NFL. Disappointing year for them after going 12-4 last season.

25 - Arizona Cardinals (LW: 23) - Not going anywhere fast with Blaine Gabbert at quarterback.

26 - Chicago Bears (LW: 26) - Chicago is on a three-game losing streak. At least they’ve been competitive.

27 - Indianapolis Colts (LW: 27) - Bye week. Next up: home game against the Marcus Mariotas.

28 - New York Giants (LW: 31) - Ben McAdoo’s message to the Giants worked. They’re playing hard for their coach, who they just love so much. No way New York should fire him now. (In seriousness, though, lol at the Giants for screwing up their draft position.)

29 - Denver Broncos (LW: 28) - Second longest losing streak in the NFL. The Broncos scapegoated offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, who is clearly at fault for picking Trevor Siemian, Brock Osweiler, and Paxton Lynch as the team’s quarterbacks. That’s clearly not on John Elway.

30 - San Francisco 49ers (LW: 30) - Bye week. Next up: a home game against Seattle.

31 - Miami Dolphins (LW: 29) - It’s too bad the Dolphins don’t play Cleveland this year because I think the Browns might actually be able to win that one. The Dolphins are just so bad.

32 - Cleveland Browns (LW: 32) - You know what time it is.

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