Every week, the National Football Post brings you our NFL Power Rankings: a breakdown of how we stack up the league.
Week 11 Rankings
1. (2) Houston Texans (8-1): Do the Texans deserve the top spot? We think so after they went into Chicago and beat the Bears on Sunday night.
2. (1) Atlanta Falcons (8-1): No one thought the Falcons were really going to run the table, right?
3. (3) San Francisco 49ers (6-2-1): A tie vs. the Rams? The Niners were lucky to get that.
4. (5) Green Bay Packers (6-3): The Packers come back from the bye with two straight games on the road vs. the Lions and Giants.
US PRESSWIREManning and the Broncos are rolling.
5. (8) Denver Broncos (6-3): Are the Broncos playing the best football in the NFL right now?
6. (4) Chicago Bears (7-2): With Cutler likely out this Monday night, it’s Jason Campbell vs. the 49ers’ defense. That could be trouble.
7. (10) Baltimore Ravens (7-2): The Ravens rolled the Raiders on Sunday as the prep for two games vs. the Steelers over the next three weeks.
8. (8) New England Patriots (6-3): The Patriots put up big offensive numbers against the Bills—again.
9. (7) Pittsburgh Steelers (6-3): While the Steelers wait to get the results on Ben Roethlisberger’s shoulder, its time for Byron Leftwich to take over the huddle.
10. (11) Seattle Seahawks (6-4): The Seahawks beat up on the Jets to stay unbeaten at home.
11. (6) New York Giants (6-4): Another mid-season slump from the Giants?
12. (13) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-4): That’s three straight for Schiano’s Bucs. Can they hang around and make a push for a playoff spot?
13. (14) Indianapolis Colts (6-3): Did anyone see Colts-Pats as a marquee matchup before the season started?
14. (17) Minnesota Vikings (6-4): What knee injury? A.P. is leading the NFL is rushing,
15. (18) New Orleans Saints (4-5): That goal line stand vs. the Falcons was impressive from a defense that has struggled all season.
16. (19) Dallas Cowboys (4-5): Is one win over Philly enough to buy into the Cowboys? No, but it did save the season for the moment in Dallas.
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US PRESSWIREA.J. Green and the Bengals blew out the Giants this past Sunday in Cincy.
17. (22) Cincinnati Bengals (4-5): The Bengals blew out the Giants, but can they play some consistent football?
18. (14) Detroit Lions (4-5): We didn’t see the Lions being swept by the Vikings this season.
19. (15) Miami Dolphins (4-5): Let's see how Tannehill responds in his next start after the poor performance he had in the loss to Tennessee.
20. (16) San Diego Chargers (4-5): Just when we thought the Chargers were ready to put together a run they find a way to disappoint again.
21. (22) Washington Redskins (3-6): Even with the 3-6 record, we will be watching RG3 and the ‘Skins when they get back on the field this week.
22. (26) St. Louis Rams (3-5-1): Illegal formation? Delay of game? Those two penalties blew the Rams’ opportunity to get the win in San Fran.
23. (23) Arizona Cardinals (4-5): Can the Cards stop their five game losing streak in Atlanta this Sunday?
24. (20) Philadelphia Eagles (3-6): Time is running out on Andy Reid and Michael Vick in Philly.
25. (29) Tennessee Titans (4-6): A week after giving up 51 to the Bears, the Titans get Jake Locker back and pound the Dolphins.
26. (24) New York Jets (3-6): The Jets stink right now. What else can we say?
27. (27) Buffalo Bills (3-6): How would Matt Barkley look in Orchard Park next season?
28. (25) Carolina Panthers (2-7): The Panthers continued to clean house in the middle of a horrendous season by firing the special teams coach.
29. (29) Oakland Raiders (3-6): The Raiders didn’t belong on the same field as the Ravens this past Sunday.
30. (30) Cleveland Browns (2-7): Brandon Weeden has seven weeks left to prove that he is the future at the QB position in Cleveland.
31. (31) Jacksonville Jaguars (1-8): Another week, another loss for the Jags.
32. (32) Kansas City Chiefs (1-8): The “group celebrations” last night in Pittsburgh? Hey, why not? It’s been a long year in KC.
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