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NFP Power Rankings

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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.

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Peyton Manning
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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AJ Green
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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