Every week, the National Football Post brings you our NFL Power Rankings: a breakdown of how we stack up the league.
1. (1) Houston Texans (10-1): The Texans beat the Lions on Thanksgiving to win their second OT game in a span of five days.
2. (2) San Francisco 49ers (8-2-1): Isn’t it obvious that the Niners are much more tougher team to game plan for with Colin Kaepernick at QB?
3. (3) Atlanta Falcons (10-1): Hard to knock the Falcons for winning games—even if they find ways to sneak by at the end.
4. (5) Denver Broncos (8-3): Ugly win in K.C., but the Broncos keep rolling.
US PRESSWIRE4th and 29? That's not a problem for Ray Rice and the Ravens.
5. (7) Baltimore Ravens (9-2): The effort from Ray Rice was awesome on the 4th and 29 play to save the Ravens out in San Diego.
6. (8) New England Patriots (8-3): That was too easy vs. the Jets on Thanksgiving night.
7. (12) New York Giants (7-4): Are the Giants back? Sure looked like it on Sunday night vs. the Packers.
8. (9) Chicago Bears (8-3): The Bears are a different team when they have Jay Cutler under center.
9. (5) Green Bay Packers (7-4): Someone needs to help out Aaron Rodgers, right?
10. (17) Cincinnati Bengals (6-5): The Bengals are playing their best football of the season.
11. (8) Seattle Seahawks (6-5): How can the Seahawks be so tough at home and look so average on the road?
12. (11) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-5): The Bucs saw their four game winning streak come to an end in the loss to the Falcons.
13. (15) Indianapolis Colts (7-4): The story of the Colts season keeps getting better.
14. (10) Pittsburgh Steelers (6-5): If the Steelers don’t get Roethlisberger back soon their season could slip away.
15. (14) New Orleans Saints (5-6): Tough loss at home to the 49ers with a trip to Atlanta on the schedule this Thursday night.
16. (18) Washington Redskins (5-6): RG3 vs. the Giants this Monday night? That’s good TV.
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17. (13) Minnesota Vikings (6-5): The Vikings passing attack is really suspect without Percy Harvin in the lineup.
18. (16) Dallas Cowboys (5-6): The Cowboys secondary didn’t have an answer for RG3 and the Redskins.
19. (18) Detroit Lions (4-7): Weren’t the Lions a playoff favorite back in August?
20. (25) Miami Dolphins (5-6): The win at home vs. the Seahawks keeps the Dolphins in the AFC discussion for now.
US PRESSWIRERookie Janoris Jenkins had two TDs in the Rams win over the Cardinals.
21. (22) St. Louis Rams (4-6-1): How about rookie CB Janoris Jenkins? Two picks, two TDs? Not bad.
22. (23) Buffalo Bills (4-7): The Bills are fading away—again.
23. (21) San Diego Chargers (4-7): Hey Norv, its been fun. Thanks.
24. (20) New York Jets (4-7): An embarrassing loss on the national stage. What else can we say?
25. (23) Tennessee Titans (4-7): The Titans fired their OC this week. Will it make a difference?
26. (30) Cleveland Browns (3-8): The Browns forced eight turnovers in their win over the Steelers.
27. (28) Carolina Panthers (3-8): That was the type of game we expected to see from Cam Newton all season in the win over the Eagles.
28. (26) Arizona Cardinals (4-7): The Cardinals QB situation is a disaster.
29. (31) Jacksonville Jaguars (2-9): Is Chad Henne the opening day starter for the Jags in 2013?
30. (27) Philadelphia Eagles (3-8): The Eagles are already starting to clean house after releasing Jason Babin today.
31. (29) Oakland Raiders (3-8): Carson Palmer's “homecoming” in Cincy resulted in another loss for the Raiders.
32. (32) Kansas City Chiefs (1-10): We would ask for Peyton Manning’s autograph also.
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