Power rankings: Giants back on track

PFW staff
November 27, 2012
Power rankings: Giants back on track

 1. Houston Texans: Allowed 68 points, gave up 983 yards in last two games, but both wins.

 2. Atlanta Falcons: Winning the close ones: Seven wins have been by seven or less points.

 3. San Francisco 49ers: Kaepernick is making Jim Harbaugh look smart — so far.

 4. New England Patriots: Not missing a beat with key starters sitting out with injuries.

 5. Baltimore Ravens: Ray Rice, Torrey Smith made big plays when Ravens needed them most.

 6. Denver Broncos: Surprise of the day: Moreno gets the start and has 111 total yards.

 7. Chicago Bears: Loss of ORG Lance Louis a big one for an already maligned O-line.

 8. New York Giants: Looked like world beaters, but lost RB Brown, SS Philips to injuries.

 9. Green Bay Packers: Rodgers under fire all night in Packers’ worst loss since 2007.

10. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Couldn’t get run game going, but playoff hopes still alive.

11. Seattle Seahawks: Curious late-game play calls stalled potential game-winning drive.

12. Indianapolis Colts: What a find T.Y. Hilton was — leads rookies with five receiving TDs.

13. Cincinnati Bengals: During current win streak, Dalton has thrown nine TDs, zero INTs.

14. Pittsburgh Steelers: Say what you will about Batch, but he didn’t lose five fumbles.

15. Washington Redskins: Garcon showed little rust on his 59-yard TD catch-and-run.

16. New Orleans Saints: Generally don’t expect a pair of pick-sixes from Drew Brees.

17. Minnesota Vikings: Defense couldn’t make the stops on third down.

18. Dallas Cowboys: Rob Ryan’s “D” got torched, but Dez helped make it interesting.

19. Miami Dolphins: Tannehill passed Marino’s rookie mark, was clutch late in win.

20. Detroit Lions: Can’t catch a break with goofy challenge rule, missed kick by Hanson.

21. New York Jets: Somehow increased scrutiny with comical Thanksgiving performance.

22. St. Louis Rams: Janoris Jenkins is first rookie with two pick-sixes in a game since 1960.

23. San Diego Chargers: Season summed up by image of missed tackles on 4th-and-29.

24. Buffalo Bills: Are 5-for-17 in converting red-zone chances into TDs in past four games.

25. Arizona Cardinals: O-line takes yet another hit with loss of C Lyle Sendlein.

26. Tennessee Titans: Locker’s two picks hurt in a bad loss to the Jags coming off a bye.

27. Cleveland Browns: Richardson’s workhorse performance: 33 touches on 65 snaps.

28. Carolina Panthers: It looked like 2011 as Newton produced four TDs in win over Philly.

29. Philadelphia Eagles: Another turnover-filled loss, but Bryce Brown showed promise.

30. Jacksonville Jaguars: Chad Henne opens up the offense, clouds Gabbert’s future.

31. Oakland Raiders: Five of their eight losses have come by 20 points or more.

32. Kansas City Chiefs: Crennel had Manning rattled, but offense couldn’t find endzone.