NFL Power Rankings – Week 12

Not much change at the top this week, but we do have a shakeup in the bottom 10.

1. New York Jets (8-2) – 3rd game in a row decided in the final seconds, against 3 bad teams, but they won them all.

2. Atlanta Falcons (8-2) – Roddy White is a man among boys. Green Bay is a huge test this Sunday

3. Philadelphia Eagles (7-3) – Is there a faster team in the NFL?

4. New England Patriots (8-2) – Danny Woodhead gets better every week.

5. Pittsburgh Steelers (7-3) – I would pay good money to see a Chris Johnson vs Mike Wallace race.

6. Baltimore Ravens (7-3) – A ho hum win against the terrible Panthers, the Bucs might pose some competition this week.

7. Green Bay Packers (7-3) – Their offense is rolling, but their defense is too. Scary team.

8. New Orleans Saints (7-3) – Definitely helped by an easy schedule, but they’re rolling.

9. San Diego Chargers (5-5) – Philip Rivers has to be the MVP at this point.

10. Indianapolis colts (6-4) – I’m not going to chastise Peyton for throwing the pick. Chances like that are why he wasable to lead them back.

11. New York Giants (6-4) – They contained Vick, but Eli killed them with turnovers

12. Kansas City Chiefs (6-4) – Contrary to the scoreboard, they struggled against the Cardinals. Traveling to Seattle in almost assured to be a loss.

13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-3) – The best team they’ve beaten is the RAMS. The scheduled gets tougher

14. Oakland Raiders (5-5) – That was a horrible, horrible performance. Redskins-esque.

15. Miami Dolphins (5-5) – Call me crazy, but I still believe in Tyler Thigpen

16. Tennessee Titans (5-5) – I think the field has officially been stretched… wait.

17. Chicago Bears (7-3) – Jay Cutler keeps trying to lose games, but his defense bails him out.

18. St. Louis Rams (4-6) – The Rams lost by 17 and probably had the best week of any NFC West team

19. Washington Redskins (5-5) – As soon as McNabb leads the Redskins down the field with 2 minutes left Gano misses a FG. This guy can’t catch a break

20. Seattle Seahawks (5-5) – The Seahawks are really a bad team, but playing at home they will probably win this week

21. Jacksonville Jaguars (6-4) – How is this team in first place? I don’t see them contending with the Giants this week.

22. Dallas Cowboys (3-7) – Why wasn’t Jason Garret calling these plays when Wade Philips was coach?

23. Minnesota Vikings (3-7) – Visanthe Shiancoe said everything perfectly with his post game interview. This is unacceptable.

24. Cleveland Browns (3-7) – If Colt McCoy is out, that’s huge, but against the Panthers does it matter who the QB is?

25. Denver Broncos (3-7) – It’s not Kyle Orton’s fault they’re losing games.

26. Buffalo Bills (2-8) – After 3 tough losses, they’ve had 2 nice wins and 3 breakout starts in Ryan Fitzpatrick, Steve Johnson and Fred Jackson

27. Detroit Lions (2-8) – This team is a lot better than their record. New England has been put on watch.

28. Houston Texans (4-6) – They will rebound and finish at 8-8, they always do.

29. San Francisco 49ers (3-7)  – They play the Cardinals on Monday night. Will anyone watch?

30. Cincinnati Bengals (2-8) – Terrell Owens has never spoken truer words than he did this week

31. Arizona Cardinals (3-7) – Why don’t the Cardinals play the rest of the game like they do the 2 minute drill?

32. Carolina Panthers (1-9) – Mike Goodson and David Gettis have looked good, but they’re locked into the #1 pick and Andrew Luck.