Week 11 of the 2019 NFL regular season schedule is officially in the books. Now it’s time to see how all 32 teams stack up heading into Week 12. For reference purposes, here’s a link back to last week’s NFL Power Rankings.
BLG’S WEEK 12 NFL POWER RANKINGS
1 - Baltimore Ravens (Last Week: 1) - The Ravens rank first in both offensive and defensive DVOA since Week 7. They’re the best team in the NFL right now. Lamar Jackson is super fun to watch.
2 - New England Patriots (LW: 2) - The Pats’ defense is impressive. Their offense? Not so much. Tom Brady looks kinda washed.
3 - Seattle Seahawks (LW: 3) - The Seahawks will travel to Philly for a 1:00 PM start coming off their bye. Russell Wilson is 3-0 all-time against Seattle’s Week 12 opponent.
4 - San Francisco 49ers (LW: 4) - San Fran has a real tough schedule coming up with games vs. Green Bay, at Baltimore, and at New Orleans. We’ll see if they can maintain their No. 1 spot in the NFC playoff picture.
5 - Green Bay Packers (LW: 5) - Green Bay returns from their bye to face San Fran. This game figures to have big implications for the No. 1 seed.
6 - New Orleans Saints (LW: 6) - Facing the NFL’s worst scoring defense was a nice remedy after only putting up nine points in a home loss last week.
7 - Kansas City Chiefs (LW: 7) - Andy Reid’s team bounced back with a key win over a division rival.
8 - Minnesota Vikings (LW: 8) - They almost lost at home to Denver before Kirk Cousins pulled off a big comeback. Cousins is up to 12 touchdowns and zero interceptions in his last five starts.
9 - Dallas Cowboys (LW: 11) - The Cowboys made beating Jeff Driskel harder than it needed to be but they have the NFC East lead with six games to go. Big test in New England next week.
10 - Los Angeles Rams (LW: 14) - Jared Goff has stunk for over a year now, which is a concern for LA as they try to make a wild card push.
11 - Oakland Raiders (LW: 15) - The Raiders have won three games in a row, which is tied for the second longest winning streak in the NFL. Jon Gruden just might have his team in the playoffs this year.
12 - Indianapolis Colts (LW: 16) - The return of Jacoby Brissett helped the Colts pick up a critical win in an AFC South rivalry matchup. Indy remains atop their division.
13 - Houston Texans (LW: 9) - Yikes. Losing by 34 points coming off the bye isn’t a good look.
14 - Philadelphia Eagles (LW: 12) - The Eagles are arguably the most average team in the NFL. They’re 5-5 and 16th in point differential. The Eagles are going to need Carson Wentz to be sharper down the stretch. It’s not an easy ask given his unhelpful supporting cast.
15 - Carolina Panthers (LW: 10) - Kyle Allen has just three touchdowns to nine interceptions in his last four starts. The Panthers can’t merely rely on overusing Christian McCaffrey to get them to the playoffs.
16 - Pittsburgh Steelers (LW: 13) - The Steelers got beat up in an ugly loss. Literally.
17 - Buffalo Bills (LW: 18) - The Bills are a great bet to be one-and-done in the playoffs, assuming they make it. They’ve had the easiest schedule in the league.
18 - Tennessee Titans (LW: 19) - The Titans return from their bye to host Jacksonville, who beat them earlier this season. Important game for both sides.
19 - Atlanta Falcons (LW: 25) - Atlanta’s been a totally different team following their bye. They blew out New Orleans on the road last week before blowing out Carolina on the road this week. It’s too late to make a playoff push but Dan Quinn is saving his job.
20 - Jacksonville Jaguars (LW: 17) - Nick Foles struggled in his first game back from injury and there have already been calls to bench him for Gardner Minshew. That’ll only continue if the Jags aren’t winning.
21 - Los Angeles Chargers (LW: 21) - Philip Rivers has thrown four touchdowns to eight interceptions in his last four starts. The soon-to-be 38-year-old could finally be playing his last season with the Bolts.
22 - Denver Broncos (LW: 22) - Almost pulled off a big upset in Minnesota before blowing the lead. The Broncos aren’t good but they’ve recently been playing opponents tough.
23 - Cleveland Browns (LW: 26) - Pyrrhic victory. The Browns won the game but lost their best defender in Myles Garrett for at least the rest of the 2019 season.
24 - Detroit Lions (LW: 20) - Matthew Stafford isn’t returning soon. The Lions’ playoff hopes are dead.
25 - Chicago Bears (LW: 23) - Mitchell Trubisky has thrown nine touchdown passes in nine games this year. He has an 82.2 passer rating. He’s not good, folks.
26 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers (LW: 24) - Human turnover machine Jameis Winston is now up to 22 combined interceptions and fumbles in his last five starts. The Bucs gotta let him walk in free agency.
27 - Arizona Cardinals (LW: 27) - Fourth loss in a row but Kyler Murray is up to seven touchdowns and just one interception in his last three starts. His development means more than wins for the Cards this season.
28 - New York Jets (LW: 29) - The Jets have won two in a row! Albeit against two of the worst three teams in the NFL.
29 - Miami Dolphins (LW: 28) - Miami’s two game win game streak came to an end on Sunday. The tank is back on.
30 - New York Giants (LW: 30) - The G-Men return from their bye to play in Chicago. Can they beat Chase Daniel for the second year in a row?
31 - Washington Redskins (LW: 31) - Dwayne Haskins has two touchdown passes to five interceptions this season. Both touchdown passes came in garbage time.
32 - Cincinnati Bengals (LW: 32) - The Bengals should go with Joe Burrow with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.