Paul Ulane

NFL Power Rankings: Week 11

Most NFL fans will tell you Sunday is their favorite day of the week. Not me. Nope. My favorite day of the week is the day the Professor’s power rankings come out. Don’t you agree? Of course you do, otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this right now. Let’s get down to business. Keep reading to see where your team is ranked this week.

NFL Power Rankings
1Green Bay Packers
Last Week: 1
They have made it past the halfway point of their season unscathed. Aaron Rodgers is on a historic pace for just about everything a quarterback can do, especially his insane completion percentage. They’ve outscored their opponents by a combined total of 134 points. In other words, they’ve pretty much built a home and moved in to the #1 spot in the rankings.
2San Francisco 49ers
Last Week: 3
There is no ignoring the Niners anymore. And for those who want to say it’s only because they’re in such a weak division, that doesn’t hold any water either. The Niners still have five more division games on their schedule. It sounds crazy, but they could still unseat the Packers as the #1 seed in the NFC against a soft closing schedule.
3Houston Texans
Last Week: 5
I’m putting these guys up high this week, but it won’t be for long. After prospering despite injuries to their best players on both offense and defense (Andre Johnson and Mario Williams), the Texans were dealt another huge blow when they found out this week that Matt Schaub will probably miss the rest of the season with a foot injury. I liked this Texans team with Schaub, but I don’t know if they can hold onto a playoff spot with Matt Leinart under center.
4New York Giants
Last Week: 4
A tough loss on the road to an 8-1 team keeps the Giants here at #4. Fans of Big Blue just better hope this isn’t the beginning of another second half slide. In seven seasons under current head coach Tom Coughlin, the Giants are only 24-33 in the second half of the season.
5New England Patriots
Last Week: 9
If the Pats get the type of defensive effort they got against the Jets every week, they will turn into the favorites in the AFC.
6Baltimore Ravens
Last Week: 2
What on earth is going on with these guys? It’s like if they’re not playing the Steelers, they don’t even bother trying. The only blemishes on their record are just that, blemishes. This talented Ravens team has no right losing to the Titans, Jags and Seahawks. I sure hope we see the focused and determined Ravens for the rest of the season, or they could find themselves back in the wild card round instead of with cushy homefield advantage.
7Pittsburgh Steelers
Last Week: 7
The Steelers sit below the Ravens for now because they’ve already lost twice to their AFC North rival. But Baltimore should take note how Pittsburgh took care of business on the road in a tight game. One other concern for the Steelers is Big Ben’s fractured right thumb. He’s played hurt before, but it’s never good when your QB has a broken finger on his throwing hand.
8New Orleans Saints
Last Week: 12
The Saints first quality road win was a must-have since New Orleans takes on the Giants and the Lions in the next two weeks. The good news is, those two huge NFC match-ups come at home, where the Saints haven’t lost yet this season.
9Chicago Bears
Last Week: 14
They’re riding a four game winning streak thanks to a defense and special teams that came to life against the Lions this week, producing 21 points. Unfortunately, the offense went into hibernation and now Chicago will be operating without its starting left guard, Chris Williams, who is out for the rest of the season with a wrist injury.
10Detroit Lions
Last Week: 6
That’s now three losses in their last four games for the Lions, none uglier than that meltdown in Chicago. The lack of a running game has put too much pressure on Matthew Stafford. After hooking up with Calvin Johnson on multiple big plays earlier in the year, Stafford has averaged less than 6 yards per attempt in all three of Detroit’s three losses.
11New York Jets
Last Week: 8
The three-game winning streak came to a crashing thud against the Pats. If Jets fans want a silver lining in their current playoff standing, it’s this: the last two seasons, Gang Green has entered the playoffs as a wild card on the road, and both times they made it all the way to the AFC Championship game.
12Dallas Cowboys
Last Week: 15
Tony Romo certainly looks healthy now, huh? Romo completed nearly 90 percent of his passes on Sunday for 3 TDs and no INTs in the team’s blowout win over Buffalo. With upcoming dates against Washington, Miami and Arizona, look for Romo to continue his hot streak.
13Cincinnati Bengals
Last Week: 10
Well, we all wanted to know how surprising Cincy would stack up against their division rivals. After their loss to Pittsburgh, they’re 0-1 against the top tier of the AFC North. Up next, another huge division test in a road trip to Baltimore.
14Atlanta Falcons
Last Week: 11
Mike Smith’s huge gamble on 4th and inches in overtime wasn’t just about losing a football game. The division loss means that if the Falcons want to return to the playoffs this year, they’ll have to do it through the wild card.
15Oakland Raiders
Last Week: 20
Carson Palmer played his best game so far as a Raider (299 yards, 3 TDs) and now Oakland is in first place. If Palmer can get his turnovers under control (8 TOs in two and a half games), the Raiders – I repeat, THE RAIDERS – will be in the playoffs this season.
16Buffalo Bills
Last Week: 13
Uh-oh. What’s going on with Ryan Fitzpatrick? Since he signed his contract extension, Fitzpatrick is 1-2 with 4 TDs and 6 INTs. This week against Miami looks like a must-win game for the Bills. If they want to stop their current 11-year streak of seasons without a playoff appearance, they have to knock off the ‘Fins.
17Denver Broncos
Last Week: 19
Tebowmania goes primetime! Denver’s new QB might be just the type of quarterback that can take on the Jets tough cornerbacks; meaning a quarterback who doesn’t pass.
18Tennessee Titans
Last Week: 21
Don’t look now, but the Titans are still in contention for a playoff spot. If the Texans fall back to the pack with the injury to QB Matt Schaub, the Titans could ride a tough D and a revived Chris Johnson to the league’s most unlikely division title.
19Philadelphia Eagles
Last Week: 16
Michael Vick’s rib injury is just the latest in a long line of terrible news for Eagles fans this season. Even with Vick, the Eagles couldn’t close out teams in the fourth quarter, having blown five fourth quarter leads this season (four at home). Now they might be forced to give it a shot with the erratic Vince Young calling plays.
20San Diego Chargers
Last Week: 17
It’s that time of the year again, where everyone piles on the Chargers for wasting their wealth of talent on a sub-par team. It’s also that time of year when the Chargers usually make their second half…ahem…charge to the playoffs. Don’t be surprised to see this team turn things around.
21Seattle Seahawks
Last Week: 28
What has gotten into Marshawn Lynch lately? He’s rushed for over 100 yards in each of his last two games and has scored a touchdown in five straight games.
22Arizona Cardinals
Last Week: 27
Dare I say we have a quarterback controversy in Arizona? John Skelton is now 2-0 as a starter including his impressive win on the road against the Eagles on Sunday.
23Jacksonville Jaguars
Last Week: 23
I love the defense in Jacksonville, but the offense needs more pop in the passing game. Maurice Jones-Drew has outgained his quarterback three different times this season. Until that corrects itself, the Jags are going to have a hard time putting up points (31st in the league in scoring).
24Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Last Week: 18
Things continue to fall apart in Tampa Bay. Not only have they lost three straight games, but it appears that Albert Haynesworth wants to serve as a mentor in the Bucs’ young locker room. YIKES.
25Miami Dolphins
Last Week: 29
Going from 0-7 to 2-7 has never seemed more impressive. The ‘Fins defense has completely shut down the opposition during their back-to-back wins, tallying 8 sacks and 2 INTs while allowing only 12 points combined.
26St. Louis Rams
Last Week: 31
If you project receiver Brandon Lloyd’s stats as a Ram over a full season, he’d have 84 catches and over 1,000 yards receiving. If St. Louis has any hopes of turning Sam Bradford into a franchise quarterback, they’re going to have to re-sign Lloyd this off-season.
27Cleveland Browns
Last Week: 22
Leave it to the Browns to lose a game on a missed 22-yard field goal. It looks like Peyton Hillis’ Madden curse has extended to the entire team.
28Minnesota Vikings
Last Week: 24
The NFL has certainly turned into a passing league, and that’s bad news for the Vikings. Minnesota ranks 28th in passing yards and 30th in passing yards allowed.
29Carolina Panthers
Last Week: 25
Think it’s bad that Cam Newton has only led the Panthers to two wins so far this season? I’m on the other side. I think it’s amazing that he’s gotten them to two wins already. Carolina’s defense is nearly invisible when it’s on the field, giving up over 135 rushing yards per game and over 26 points.
30Washington Redskins
Last Week: 26
After being shutout earlier this season for the first time in his career, Mike Shanahan has reached another career lowlight in Washington. The Redskins’ current five game losing streak is the longest in Shanahan’s 269 game coaching career.
31Kansas City Chiefs
Last Week: 30
You got to hand it to the Chiefs. When they lose, they REALLY LOSE. In their four losses this season, the Chiefs have been outscored 157-40. Now the Chiefs head into a Monday night shootout with the Pats starting their back-up QB, Tyler Palko, a guy who has completed five career passes. I’m not a psychic, but I see another blowout in the Chiefs future.
32Indianapolis Colts
Last Week: 32
Peyton Manning quipped that he’s 0-10 as an assistant coach this year. At least he’s 1-0 as a stand-up comedian.
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colts season it's just sad

COWBOYS RULE!!!!!!!!!!

GO PATRIOTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ok we all no packers are the best team in football (right now) but all i know is that the pittsburg steelers are comin back to win it all. the packers are only undefeated because there in the nfc. all the other teams stink. so watch out packers steelers are comin to town!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I agree. But STEELERS! there gonna win.

Pack VS Lions In NFC championship. GO LIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Go Saints!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Go panthers!!!!!!!

Patriots are awsome 34-3 win last night!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!GO PATROITS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tell me about it! The Patriots now have the easiest schedule in the NFL, I say they go 13-3. And by the way, to all those Jets fans out there, they STINK!!!! And you guys have nothing to say about that, because we beat you twice, 30-21, and 37-16!!

LETS GO SEAHAWKS WHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By the way in the nfl powers ranks SS are 21

colts stink...0-10....pretty good for a bad qb


I know right LOL

GO PACKERS......16-0


Pats And Packers,You wait and see

Sure packers are good and all but there not going to win the super bowl 2 times like the steelers packers stink steelers rule

Packers stink steelers could cream them

GO PACK GO! I'm think that they will go 16-0

I think that the Broncos will/can make a come-back, and if their lucky go to the playoffs! GO BRONCOS GO!!!!!!!

lets go PACKERS

go jets

panthers lost today WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

you know who should be in first? CAROLINA PANTHERS!!!!!!!!!!

GO PANTHERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
LOL :)

yeah laugh out loud becuase the panthers in 1st is never gonna happen. Cam Newton is good but he can't do anything without other playmakers around him.

why are the panthers in 29th place? and one more thing go Dolphins!!!

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