NFL Power Rankings: Week 11

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Ezekiel Elliott, future Rookie of the Year and maybe even Most Valuable Player.


The Dallas Cowboys are atop the BLTD Power Rankings for the first time all season. You could say the Cowboys split the field, like Ezekiel Elliott did multiple times on Sunday afternoon against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Some high performers fell this week, so expect to see some shaking up below.

Rank
Last Week
Team
Record
Comments
32
32
cleveland
0-10
There was football this week? Let me guess - Cleveland lost. I was right?! YASSSSSSSSS. Cleveland sucks.
31
31
san-francisco
1-8
San Francisco is staring down the barrel of their worst season in franchise history since 2004 (2-14). Chip Kelly should go back to college.
30
30
jacksonville
2-7
Jacksonville still has not fired Gus Bradley, nothing else is relevant at this point.
29
29
chicago
2-7
Another week, featuring another ugly Chicago Bears loss. The world remains unharmed. Also, Alshon Jeffrey is out for 4 games. PEDs are bad, m'kay.
28
27
new-jets
3-7
New York started rookie Bryce Petty this weekend, he played accordingly. The Jets could muster 6 points, as they headed toward another loss. Even their kicker sucks.
27
25
carolina
3-6
The weird season continues in Charlotte for the Panthers. After jumping out to a 17-0 lead against the impressive Chiefs, Carolina looked like the 2015 Panthers. And then, reality struck. 20 unanswered points and a loss. That one will sting for a little while.
26
23
cincinnati
3-5-1
Cincinnati kept themselves in the game on Monday night but couldn't do enough to surpass New York. One has to wonder if we are seeing the final games of the Marvin Lewis tenure with the Bengals.
25
24
san-diego
4-6
San Diego did not pass legislation to build a new stadium - the Chargers thanked the fans by stinking up the joint on Sunday. Gunslinger Philip Rivers threw for 3 TDs (good) and 4 INTs (bad). The game-winning TD for Miami was a pick-six. San Diego bad.
24
28
tampa-bay
4-5
Grown man (and terrible human) Jameis Winston decided to show off on Sunday. 312 passing yards and 2 TDs, which helped beat Chicago but don't forget..they have Jay Cutler and he was responsible for 9 of Tampa's 36 points.
23
26
los-angeles
4-5
"Rams beat Jets despite scoring no touchdowns."

This is some 7-9 bullshit.
22
19
new-orleans
4-5
New Orleans had a victory signed, sealed and delivered until a blocked PAT returned for 2 points changed that. The Saints were a completely different team in the second half of Sunday's game but they still felt short.
21
21
indianapolis
4-5
BYE WEEK
20
13
green-bay
4-5
No one knows what exactly is going on in Green Bay. Are Rodgers and McCarthy in feuding? Will the Packers be able to right the ship in a winnable division? Things don't look good.
19
22
arizona
4-4-1
Carson Palmer threw for 376 yards, that's neat. The Cardinals offense is still struggling. Chandler Jones is a monster though, recording 2.0 sacks on Sunday. Arizona wins late, they're still mediocre.
18
18
buffalo
4-5
BYE WEEK
17
17
detroit
5-4
BYE WEEK
16
9
minnesota
5-4
CAUSE THEY'RE FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! FREEFALLIN'. Minnesota has officially shit the bed.
15
12
pittsburgh
4-5
Pittsburgh played their asses off on Sunday but just left too much time on the clock for the future Hall of Fame QB Dak Prescott and future Hall of Fame RB Ezekiel Elliott. For shame.
14
20
tennessee
5-5
Tennessee blew the doors off the Green Bay Packers this weekend. 47 points included a DeMarco Murray passing TD (!!!!!). Tennessee is trending up, fast.
13
16
miami
5-4
Miami capitalized on 4 INTs from Philip Rivers, simple as that. Ryan Tannehill was good enough and the same goes for Jay Ajayi. Miami moves above .500, good for them.
12
14
washington
5-3-1
Washington was the next team to take their turn to beat up on the Vikings. It would take 12 unanswered points for Washington to do the damn thing, but they did it and no one wins because of it.
11
15
philadelphia
5-4
Philadelphia can't decide which team they want to be - Good or Bad. Philadelphia is 0-4 when allowing more than 16 points in a game this season. That's not good.
10
11
baltimore
5-4
Baltimore beat Cleveland. Did you expect any different? The Ravens held the Browns to 144 total net yards.
9
10
new-giants
6-3
Eli Manning led the way for the Giants this week with 3 touchdown passes. New York's defense latched down on Cincinnati and preserved the victory, as the Giants try to keep pace in the NFC Wild Card race.
8
5
atlanta
6-4
Atlanta had no answer for Ryan Mathews this week. For every step this team takes ahead, they take two back. Still in the NFC South lead, Atlanta can regroup but needs to be careful.
7
8
houston
6-3
I have no idea what the hell the Houston Texans are doing, but hey..it is working. With the Brockstar under center, Houston ran their record to 6-3 despite Osweiler forgot the forward pass existed. What's more impressive 99 total passing yards or 2 touchdown passes?
6
7
seattle
6-2-1
Seattle looked playoff ready on Sunday night. The Seahawks had a response for every Patriots drive. This was a big step in the right direction for Seattle.
5
6
denver
7-3
Denver won this game by the skin of their teeth. A late Saints touchdown looked to seal the deal for New Orleans. Instead, Denver was able to block the kick and return for the game-winning 2-point conversion. What a day.
4
4
kansas-city
7-2
Kansas City damn near spit the bit this weekend. Looking to continue their torrid start to the season, the Chiefs came out incredibly flat against Carolina. A 17-0 deficit slowly but surely became a 20-17 victory. This game should really put the NFL on notice - Kansas City's defense is for real, despite their early struggles.
3
3
oakland
7-2
BYE WEEK
2
1
new-england
7-2
New England played a great game until their final drive on Sunday night. A bonehead play calling package, which featured a fourth-and-goal fade to Gronk. Not real sure, but New England is still the best team in the AFC.
1
2
dallas
8-1
Hands down, we are looking at one of the greatest performances from a rookie RB in the history of the game. Following a 114 yard, 2 TD rushing game (coupled with a 95 yard, 1 TD receiving game), Elliott sits at 1,005 rushing yards. Damn, man.

Written by Ryan Wolfe

Ryan Wolfe is the founder and editor-in-chief of BLTD Sports. He can be heard on the BLTD Podcast. Ryan's writing is also featured over at TheHockeyWriters.com.

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