NFL Week 11: Power Rankings
After another week in the NFL, the power rankings are updated as we head into week 11. To see the Week 10 rankings click here!
Power Rankings Week 11:
1. Houston Texans (8-1) – Showed a lot of toughness going into bad weather in Chicago and coming out with a victory.
2. Atlanta Falcons (8-1) – Great team, just don’t think they have enough to go far into January.
3. San Francisco 49′ers (6-2-1) – Tie is better then a loss I suppose. They draw the Bears on MNF.
4. Green Bay Packers (6-3) – Still banged up, but should be pretty healthy come January.
5. Chicago Bears (7-2) – Played close with the Texans all game. Get another tough test against another top team against the 49’ers.
6. Baltimore Ravens (7-2) – Destroyed the Raiders to stay in second place in the AFC.
7. New England Patriots (6-3) – Offense is rolling. Will be scary when Hernandez comes back fully healthy.
8. Denver Broncos (6-3) – Their special teams has been great their last few games.
9. New York Giants (6-4) – Manning is in a terrible slump, and the Giants have no chance if he doesn’t get hot soon.
10. Pittsburgh Steelers (6-3) – Seems like Roethlisberger could be out more than just this week. Would be a huge blow for the Steelers.
11. Seattle Seahawks (6-4) – 5-0 at home, 1-4 on the road. Going to need to improve that road record.
12. New Orleans Saints (4-5) – Another team that needed a huge win. They have the offense to make a run, but the defense will need to step it up.
13. Minnesota Vikings (6-4) – Peterson gets a much needed bye week to rest his legs.
14. Dallas Cowboys (4-5) – Huge win for the team, as they look to rebound from their tough start.
15. Indianapolis Colts (6-3) – Who would have though that the Colts would be eyeing the playoffs through 10 weeks.
16. Detroit Lions (4-5) – The Lions play five of their last seven games at home to end the season.
17. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-4) – Freeman and Martin all day.
18. Cincinnati Bengals (4-5) – Impressive win for a team looking to secure a wild-card berth in the AFC.
19. Philadelphia Eagles (3-6) – With Vick hurt, Foles will have the opportunity to show he won’t be able to do anything with that terrible o-line.
20. Miami Dolphins (4-5) – Those Dolphins in week 10, were the Dolphins most of us expected this season.
21. San Diego Chargers (4-5) – If Rivers can be the Rivers we saw in the first half of last week’s game, instead of the Rivers from the second half, then the Chargers have a shot at the division crown.
22. St. Louis Rams (3-5-1) – Jeff Fisher has really helped this team, but they still lack enough talent to compete for the division crown.
23. Washington Redskins (3-6) – All indications are that coach Shanahan will start looking at players for the future.
24. Tennessee Titans (4-6) – The weapons on offense are their, but they need to improve that secondary.
25. Arizona Cardinals (4-5) – From 4-0 to 4-5, not shocked at all.
26. Buffalo Bills (3-6) – Impressive showing against the Patriots, ultimately coming up short. Need to take this Dolphins game this week, or they will be done for the year.
27. New York Jets (3-6) – The locker room has been a disaster and many things need to change this offseason.
28. Oakland Raiders (3-6) – Will take several years to rebuild this franchise.
29. Carolina Panthers (2-7) – Just when you think things might be turning around, they don’t show up the next week.
30. Cleveland Browns (2-7) – Will be interesting to see how they handle the injured Richardson for the rest of the season .
31. Kansas City Chiefs (1-8) – Played a good game against the Steelers, but dumb penalties and poor execution sent them to another loss.
32. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-8) – No bright spots on this team, and look to be headed for their ninth loss of the season.
Thursday Night Game of the Week:
Both teams are coming off losses in week 10. The Bills (3-6) took a tough loss from the Patriots, and the Dolphins (4-5) took a beating from the Titans. Both teams will be looking to bounce back, and possibly make a run for the playoffs. The Bills will be without one of their best players, Fred Jackson, who will be missed by the Bills. However, the Dolphins will have their hands full stopping C. J. Spiller, who leads the league with 7.3 yards per carry. The Dolphins who through five games gave up just 61.4 rushing yards per game, have now given up 135.3 rushing yards per game in their last four. On the offensive side, rookie quarterback, Ryan Tannehill hopes to rebound from his three-interception performance last week. The Dolphins won both matchups last year against the Bills, and six of its last eight.
Prediction: Bills 27 Dolphins 17
Spiller will run wild against a tired Dolphins defense, and the Bills defense will be able to do enough to stop Tannehill and Bush from controlling the game.