NFL Power Rankings: Week 12

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Dak Prescott didn’t want to make Dallas’ stay atop the BLTD Power Rankings a short one. Prescott led the Cowboys to a win, impressively. Where does everyone else shake out? Take a look below.

Rank
Last Week
Team
Record
Comments
32
32
cleveland
0-11
0-16 is still obtainable. Don't let your dreams be dreams, Cleveland.
31
31
san-francisco
1-9
San Francisco continues to sink to the bottom of the NFL with no help in sight.
30
30
jacksonville
2-8
Gus Bradley Watch is still in full effect. Plus, what the hell happened to Blake Bortles? Like we know he is a garbage time champion but he has just been garbage.
29
29
chicago
2-8
Looks like Jay Cutler is hurt again. That's fun. A lost season gets more exciting for Bears fans.
28
28
new-jets
3-7
BYE WEEK
27
26
cincinnati
3-6-1
Cincinnati should probably fire Marvin Lewis at some point. The Bengals did lose AJ Green (strained hamstring) and Gio Bernard (torn ACL) but there are no excuses for this trash bin team.
26
22
new-orleans
4-6
New Orleans was essentially ineffective for three quarters
25
25
san-diego
4-6
BYE WEEK
24
23
los-angeles
4-6
10-0 lead going into the 4th, lose 14-10.

Say it with me: 7 AND 9 BULLSHIT.
23
20
green-bay
4-6
Mike McCarthy has to go at this point, right? Every one is calling out Aaron Rodgers' leadership abilities but you aren't moving on from him. Packers still suck.
22
27
carolina
4-6
Carolina finally holds on late in a game, for better or worse. After dropping a heartbreaker to Kansas City last week, Carolina almost does the same against New Orleans. The Panthers are still bad, but they were able to pull this one out.
21
19
arizona
4-5-1
Arizona had Minnesota right where they wanted them, and then they couldn't close the deal. This quickly smells of a lost season for Arizona.
20
21
indianapolis
5-5
Indianapolis blew up Tennessee's spot this week in impressive fashion. Bad news for the Colts - Andrew Luck suffered a concussion and might miss Thursday's game,
19
24
tampa-bay
5-5
Tampa Bay pulled off arguably the upset of the week, knocking off one of the hottest teams in the AFC. Jameis Winston was a monster in this one.
18
11
philadelphia
5-5
Philadelphia continues to look like they're evening out at .500. The Eagles have a lot of building to do but clearly are not in the upper echelon of NFL teams, like they tricked us into believing earlier this year.
17
14
tennessee
5-6
Tennessee had a chance to build off recent momentum and then had the equivalent of a wet fart against the Colts. Back to the drawing board, Titans. You aren't there just yet.
16
18
buffalo
5-5
Buffalo ran ALL OVER Cincinnati this week, despite LeSean McCoy leaving with a dislocated thumb. It is a shame this team can't put it together more often.
15
10
baltimore
5-5
In the first quarter, Baltimore had the read on Dallas. Then, Dallas adjusted (like good teams usually do) and Baltimore got their lunch handed to them. Baltimore is now 4-1 all-time versus Dallas.
14
15
pittsburgh
5-5
Pittsburgh shockingly defeated the Cleveland Browns. Ben Roethlisberger is now tied for most wins all-time by any QB at FirstEnergy Stadium. Pathetic.
13
16
minnesota
6-4
And they back, and they back and they back. Minnesota flexed those good football muscles we saw earlier in the season. The Vikings looked real good. Let's see what they do with it.
12
17
detroit
6-4
No one expected Detroit to in the playoff hunt come Thanksgiving, but here we are.
11
13
miami
6-4
Miami did something weird Sunday. They decided to not show up for 3 quarters and then BOOM, they score 14 in the fourth and win. Miami is fighting for a playoff spot, weird.
10
7
houston
6-4
Houston played a smart game but decided to go for it deep in Oakland territory late, instead of kicking a field goal. The game turned from there. Houston lost.
9
8
atlanta
6-4
BYE WEEK
8
12
washington
6-3-1
Washington did the damn thing in impressive fashion against the Packers on Sunday night. Washington definitely needed this victory to keep Wild Card pace. We might get 3 NFC East teams in the playoffs.
7
4
kansas-city
7-3
Kansas City had the opportunity to take a larger step towards the playoffs and instead took the weekend off against Tampa Bay. After that Carolina performance, this could've been expected.
6
9
new-giants
7-3
New York was losing to Chicago for a little while and then remembered..HEY, THEY ARE THE BEARS. So, the Giants won.
5
5
denver
7-3
BYE WEEK
4
6
seattle
7-2-1
Seattle built off of a big victory last weekend and further locked down the NFC West. Seattle is starting to look very difficult to beat again.
3
3
oakland
8-2
Derek Carr threw for 295 yards today, almost 200 yards of it to running backs. Good teams find ways to win, eh?
2
2
new-england
8-2
New England maintains their position in the rankings after an easy victory over the horrendous 49ers. Not much more to say here.
1
1
dallas
9-1
Tony Romo is healthy and is putting pressure on Dak Prescott. How does he respond? 301 yards and 3 touchdowns. Ho hum.

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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