Week 13 NFL Power Rankings: 49ers & Cowboys Continue To Rise!
Week 12 is officially in the books, and we see a ton of changes in the NFL Power Rankings. Let’s take a look at how things shook out and where everybody ranks heading into Week 13.
Week 13 NFL Power Rankings
32 Houston Texans (1-9-1)
There is no silver lining for this team. They don’t do anything well and don’t look like they’ll even be competitive anytime soon.
31 Chicago Bears (3-9)
We don’t know if Justin Fields will be back this week or out for a month. With Fields, they will likely climb a bit even if they don’t win much.
30 Las Angeles Rams (3-8)
This team is currently ranked 30 and they are more likely to drop than climb. That’s saying a lot about the reigning Super Bowl Champs. Are they the worst ever?
29 Denver Broncos (3-8)
This offense is an abomination and what’s happened to Russell Wilson is unexplainable.
28 Green Bay Packers (4-8)
27 Carolina Panthers (4-8)
After playing the Ravens tough in Week 11, the Panthers beat down the Broncos in Week 12. This team is a quarterback away from being the best team in the NFC South.
26 Las Vegas Raiders (4-7)
The Raiders won again last week against the spiraling Seahawks. This was a solid win for Vegas.
25 New Orleans Saints (4-8)
The Saints’ defense held up well against the 49ers last week but the offense couldn’t manage to put a single point on the board.
24 Arizona Cardinals (4-8)
The Cardinals are falling apart at the seams. At this point, it wouldn’t be surprising if Kliff Kingsbury doesn’t survive the season.
23 Indianapolis Colts (4-7-1)
A loss on Monday Night Football has all but ended any slim playoff hopes the Colts may have had.
22 Jacksonville Jaguars (4-7)
We’ve been saying all year that the Jags look like a team heading in the right direction as a franchise. Knocking off the Ravens last week was another big step.
21 Cleveland Browns (4-7)
The Browns knocked off the Bucs last week. We aren’t sure if that says more about the Browns or the Bucs. Nevertheless, Deshaun Watson comes back this week and could change the entire outlook of this team for the remainder of the season.
20 Pittsburgh Steelers (4-7)
This defense continues to look better each week since the return of TJ Watt. Kenny Pickett also showed growth on Monday Night Football. They are going to be a tough team to beat in December.
19 Detroit Lions (4-7)
Despite losing last week the Lions do not drop in the rankings. They played the Bills down to the wire and showed they will not be a pushover.
18 Atlanta Falcons (5-7)
The Falcons lost this week, however, so did the Bucs. The Falcons continue to be relevant because of the division they play in.
17 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-6)
The Bucs have a losing record and couldn’t beat the Browns last week. Yet they still lead the NFC South. The Bills and Cowboys would kill to play in that division right now.
16 Seattle Seahawks (6-5)
It’s looking like this Cinderella story isn’t going to have a happy ending. The most surprising team of the year now finds themselves on the outside of the playoff picture looking in.
15 Las Angeles Chargers (6-5)
The Chargers pulled off a last-minute win against the Cardinals last week saving their playoff hopes. They still have a lot of work to do but this was the best their offense has looked in a long time.
14 New York Giants (7-4)
It’s starting to look like the wheels might be falling off for the Giants. Regardless, this year will be viewed as a huge step in the right direction.
13 New York Jets (7-4)
12 Washington Commanders (7-5)
The Commanders continue to get the job done knocking off the Falcons last week. They don’t look like contenders but they continue to win and have a real shot to sneak into a playoff spot.
11 New England Patriots (6-5)
The Pats suffered a hard-fought loss against the Vikings last week. However, for the first time in a long time, Mac Jones looked like a competent NFL quarterback. They could be trouble if this offense can figure it out.
10 Baltimore Ravens (7-4)
The Ravens’ offense continues to struggle as Baltimore can’t hold off the Jags last week. They’ve blown leads all year, the offense looks awful, and they allow subpar teams to hang around.
9 Tennessee Titans (7-4)
The Titans suffered a tough loss to the Bengals last week. They always show up to compete, but they just don’t have the look of a real contender.
8 Cincinnati Bengals (7-4)
The Bengals are making another late-season push after knocking off the Titans. They find themselves back in the playoff picture as they hope to repeat last year’s magical Super Bowl run.
7 San Francisco 49ers (7-4)
The 49ers’ defense continued to dominate against another bad offense last week. They will have a huge test against an explosive Dolphins’ offense this week. They still have something to prove after being embarrassed by the Chiefs earlier in the season.
6 Dallas Cowboys (8-3)
The Cowboys had a decisive victory over the Giants on Thanksgiving in a huge NFC East matchup. They are very much in the conversation as a threat to win the NFC.
5 Buffalo Bills (8-3)
The Bills just barely survived the Lions to kick off the games on Thursday. Still, they hang in the top five by the skin of their teeth.
4 Minnesota Vikings (9-2)
The Vikings had an impressive win on Thanksgiving knocking off a hot Patriots team as Kirk Cousins managed to have a great game on prime time.
3 Miami Dolphins (8-3)
The Dolphins beat up the hopeless Texans last week. They hung 30 on them in the first half and started pulling their starters in the third quarter.
2 Philadelphia Eagles (10-1)
The Eagles stay at No. 2 this week after knocking off the Packers despite surprisingly allowing 33 points to the offensively challenged team.
1 Kansas City Chiefs (9-2)
Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs continued to roll Last week against the Rams. It felt like they played half the game in the red zone.
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