NFL Power Rankings – Week 11

Yahoo Sports

Week 11 NFL Power Rankings

Who’s up, who’s down? Frank Schwab surveys the NFL landscape after the Week 10 games.

<p>Who’s up, who’s down? Frank Schwab surveys the NFL landscape after the Week 10 games. </p>
Week 11 NFL Power Rankings

Who’s up, who’s down? Frank Schwab surveys the NFL landscape after the Week 10 games.

<p>There was a lot to digest in Mark Davis’ long interview with ESPN, but one important takeaway: It seems Davis is still fully behind Derek Carr. Now the bigger question: Does Jon Gruden feel the same way? (Jon Gruden) </p>
32. Oakland Raiders (1-8, Last Week: 32)

There was a lot to digest in Mark Davis’ long interview with ESPN, but one important takeaway: It seems Davis is still fully behind Derek Carr. Now the bigger question: Does Jon Gruden feel the same way? (Jon Gruden)

<p>Hey, at least the Cardinals have figured out how to get David Johnson going. That shouldn’t have taken so long. (David Johnson) </p>
31. Arizona Cardinals (2-7, LW: 29)

Hey, at least the Cardinals have figured out how to get David Johnson going. That shouldn’t have taken so long. (David Johnson)

Scroll to continue with content
Ad
<p>It seems unfair to everyone to keep Todd Bowles around the rest of the season just because you don’t want to give anyone on staff a shot for six now meaningless weeks. (Todd Bowles) AP </p>
30. New York Jets (3-7, LW: 24)

It seems unfair to everyone to keep Todd Bowles around the rest of the season just because you don’t want to give anyone on staff a shot for six now meaningless weeks. (Todd Bowles) AP

<p>Credit Nick Mullens for giving the 49ers a late lead and almost rallying them for a crazy win at the end. He’s turning into an interesting player. (Nick Mullens) </p>
29. San Francisco 49ers (2-8, LW: 28)

Credit Nick Mullens for giving the 49ers a late lead and almost rallying them for a crazy win at the end. He’s turning into an interesting player. (Nick Mullens)

<p>What a day for Matt Barkley. Before he was signed on Halloween, he had to wonder what his NFL future was. He failed to make two different teams in each of the past two preseasons. Then on Nov. 11, he threw for 232 yards and two touchdowns in a blowout win. (Matt Barkley) </p>
28. Buffalo Bills (3-7, LW: 31)

What a day for Matt Barkley. Before he was signed on Halloween, he had to wonder what his NFL future was. He failed to make two different teams in each of the past two preseasons. Then on Nov. 11, he threw for 232 yards and two touchdowns in a blowout win. (Matt Barkley)

<p>Eli Manning has had a historic career, and with the walls closing in on him it was fun to see Manning have at least one more big moment, leading the Giants to a win on Monday night. (Eli Manning) </p>
27. New York Giants (2-7, LW: 30)

Eli Manning has had a historic career, and with the walls closing in on him it was fun to see Manning have at least one more big moment, leading the Giants to a win on Monday night. (Eli Manning)

<p>Denver has back-to-back games against two of the NFL’s best teams, first at the Chargers then they host the Steelers. Either that’s an opportunity for Vance Joseph and his team to start to change the perception about them, or things could get really ugly in Denver. (Case Keenum) </p>
26. Denver Broncos (3-6, LW: 26)

Denver has back-to-back games against two of the NFL’s best teams, first at the Chargers then they host the Steelers. Either that’s an opportunity for Vance Joseph and his team to start to change the perception about them, or things could get really ugly in Denver. (Case Keenum)

<p>By keeping Ryan Fitzpatrick in the starting lineup for Week 11, the Buccaneers are letting you know how they feel about Jameis Winston. (Jacquizz Rodgers) </p>
25. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-6, LW: 25)

By keeping Ryan Fitzpatrick in the starting lineup for Week 11, the Buccaneers are letting you know how they feel about Jameis Winston. (Jacquizz Rodgers)

<p>Nick Chubb looks like a really good back. Don’t forget, the Browns got him with the draft pick obtained for eating $16 million of Brock Osweiler’s contract. (Nick Chubb) </p>
24. Cleveland Browns (3-6-1, LW: 27)

Nick Chubb looks like a really good back. Don’t forget, the Browns got him with the draft pick obtained for eating $16 million of Brock Osweiler’s contract. (Nick Chubb)

<p>After the Lions beat the Packers and won a road game against the Dolphins, they were 3-3. They had won three of four. Since then they’ve been outscored 86-45. (Matthew Stafford) </p>
23. Detroit Lions (3-6, LW: 21)

After the Lions beat the Packers and won a road game against the Dolphins, they were 3-3. They had won three of four. Since then they’ve been outscored 86-45. (Matthew Stafford)

<p>There are a few teams that fall into the “most disappointing” category, but the Jaguars have a case for the No. 1 spot. Doug Marrone has done a poor job this season. (Doug Marrone) </p>
22. Jacksonville Jaguars (3-6, LW: 19)

There are a few teams that fall into the “most disappointing” category, but the Jaguars have a case for the No. 1 spot. Doug Marrone has done a poor job this season. (Doug Marrone)

<p>While Frank Gore playing more than Kenyan Drake remains endlessly confusing, Gore’s career has been absolutely incredible. (Frank Gore) </p>
21. Miami Dolphins (5-5, LW: 20)

While Frank Gore playing more than Kenyan Drake remains endlessly confusing, Gore’s career has been absolutely incredible. (Frank Gore)

<p>The Falcons will still be a tough out the rest of the way, but the postseason dreams need to be put on hold until further notice. (Matt Ryan) </p>
20. Atlanta Falcons (4-5, LW: 14)

The Falcons will still be a tough out the rest of the way, but the postseason dreams need to be put on hold until further notice. (Matt Ryan)

<p>Given what we’ve seen from the Bengals at their worst, it seems crazy they’re 5-4. They’ve been outscored by 53 points this season. Cincinnati is a mess and it’s hard to see them making a real playoff push. (Joe Mixon) </p>
19. Cincinnati Bengals (5-4, LW: 13)

Given what we’ve seen from the Bengals at their worst, it seems crazy they’re 5-4. They’ve been outscored by 53 points this season. Cincinnati is a mess and it’s hard to see them making a real playoff push. (Joe Mixon)

<p>The NFL’s best story that’s not getting enough attention is, strangely, Andrew Luck’s comeback. He’s back to a Pro Bowl level. (Andrew Luck) </p>
18. Indianapolis Colts (4-5, LW: 22)

The NFL’s best story that’s not getting enough attention is, strangely, Andrew Luck’s comeback. He’s back to a Pro Bowl level. (Andrew Luck)

<p>Joe Flacco’s hip injury could open the way for Lamar Jackson to start, and is that the worst thing? The Ravens need some kind of spark. Maybe starting Jackson would provide one. (Lamar Jackson) </p>
17. Baltimore Ravens (4-5, LW: 17)

Joe Flacco’s hip injury could open the way for Lamar Jackson to start, and is that the worst thing? The Ravens need some kind of spark. Maybe starting Jackson would provide one. (Lamar Jackson)

<p>Russell Wilson had eight attempts and 39 passing yards in the first half on Sunday against a Rams defense that got torched by Drew Brees the week before. He’s one of the best QBs in the game and shouldn’t be minimized in the gameplan. (Russell Wilson) </p>
16. Seattle Seahawks (4-5, LW: 16)

Russell Wilson had eight attempts and 39 passing yards in the first half on Sunday against a Rams defense that got torched by Drew Brees the week before. He’s one of the best QBs in the game and shouldn’t be minimized in the gameplan. (Russell Wilson)

<p>The Eagles haven’t looked right all season. They probably need to pull some upsets if they’re going to make the playoffs. (Zach Ertz) </p>
15. Philadelphia Eagles (4-5, LW: 9)

The Eagles haven’t looked right all season. They probably need to pull some upsets if they’re going to make the playoffs. (Zach Ertz)

<p>Leighton Vander Esch looks like a really good first-round pick. Since Sean Lee can’t stay healthy, it was important for the Cowboys to think about the future. (Leighton Vander Esch) </p>
14. Dallas Cowboys (4-5, LW: 23)

Leighton Vander Esch looks like a really good first-round pick. Since Sean Lee can’t stay healthy, it was important for the Cowboys to think about the future. (Leighton Vander Esch)

<p>Up and down we go. The Titans looked good grinding out tough wins early on, were miserable for a stretch, then won at Dallas and blasted the Patriots in the span of seven days. You figure out what’s coming next. (Corey Davis) </p>
13. Tennessee Titans (5-4, LW: 18)

Up and down we go. The Titans looked good grinding out tough wins early on, were miserable for a stretch, then won at Dallas and blasted the Patriots in the span of seven days. You figure out what’s coming next. (Corey Davis)

<p>Nobody believes in the Redskins, and they’ve given people plenty of reason for skepticism. But they keep picking up wins. At what point do we just have to admit the Redskins are the favorites in the NFC East? (Alex Smith) </p>
12. Washington Redskins (6-3, LW: 15)

Nobody believes in the Redskins, and they’ve given people plenty of reason for skepticism. But they keep picking up wins. At what point do we just have to admit the Redskins are the favorites in the NFC East? (Alex Smith)

<p>Having Aaron Jones (145 rushing yards, two touchdowns) becoming a serious difference maker in the offense can only help the Packers during a tough upcoming stretch. (Aaron Jones) </p>
11. Green Bay Packers (4-4-1, LW: 12)

Having Aaron Jones (145 rushing yards, two touchdowns) becoming a serious difference maker in the offense can only help the Packers during a tough upcoming stretch. (Aaron Jones)

<p>The Titans’ win wasn’t great news for the Texans. Tennessee already has a win over Houston this season and is just a game back. It should be an interesting race in that division. (Deshaun Watson) </p>
10. Houston Texans (6-3, LW: 11)

The Titans’ win wasn’t great news for the Texans. Tennessee already has a win over Houston this season and is just a game back. It should be an interesting race in that division. (Deshaun Watson)

<p>The Panthers are a quality team. But good teams usually don’t get run out of the stadium like they did last Thursday night. (Cam Newton) </p>
9. Carolina Panthers (6-3, LW: 6)

The Panthers are a quality team. But good teams usually don’t get run out of the stadium like they did last Thursday night. (Cam Newton)

<p>The Bears allow the lowest passer rating in the NFL, at 79.8. Mitchell Trubisky has a 101.6 passer rating, and the Bears offense ranks ninth in that category. It’s a pretty good way to build a first-place team. (Mitchell Trubisky) </p>
8. Chicago Bears (6-3, LW: 10)

The Bears allow the lowest passer rating in the NFL, at 79.8. Mitchell Trubisky has a 101.6 passer rating, and the Bears offense ranks ninth in that category. It’s a pretty good way to build a first-place team. (Mitchell Trubisky)

<p>Who would have thought that Minnesota’s game on Sunday at Chicago might be the biggest in the NFC North this season? That’s a pretty good Sunday night matchup. (Danielle Hunter) </p>
7. Minnesota Vikings (5-3-1, LW: 8)

Who would have thought that Minnesota’s game on Sunday at Chicago might be the biggest in the NFC North this season? That’s a pretty good Sunday night matchup. (Danielle Hunter)

<p>In every key stat, Tom Brady’s numbers are down from last season. He’s still a quality quarterback, obviously, but we have to ask if this is Brady showing some age or his lack of weapons. (Tom Brady) </p>
6. New England Patriots (7-3, LW: 4)

In every key stat, Tom Brady’s numbers are down from last season. He’s still a quality quarterback, obviously, but we have to ask if this is Brady showing some age or his lack of weapons. (Tom Brady)

<p>Weird things happen on Thursday nights, but beating a good Panthers team 52-21 is a sign the Steelers are in full stride. They’re going to be fun to watch the rest of the way. (James Conner) </p>
5. Pittsburgh Steelers (6-2-1, LW: 7)

Weird things happen on Thursday nights, but beating a good Panthers team 52-21 is a sign the Steelers are in full stride. They’re going to be fun to watch the rest of the way. (James Conner)

<p>The knock on Melvin Gordon before this season was that he wasn’t very efficient. He has taken his yards per carry from 3.9 last season to 5.4 this season. Gordon also has 11 touchdowns in eight games. He has blossomed into a star. (Melvin Gordon) </p>
4. Los Angeles Chargers (7-2, LW: 5)

The knock on Melvin Gordon before this season was that he wasn’t very efficient. He has taken his yards per carry from 3.9 last season to 5.4 this season. Gordon also has 11 touchdowns in eight games. He has blossomed into a star. (Melvin Gordon)

<p>Cooper Kupp’s ACL injury is a big blow. The Rams average 124 fewer passing yards per game without Kupp this season. It’s hard to replace what he can do. (Cooper Kupp), AP </p>
3. Los Angeles Rams (9-1, LW: 3)

Cooper Kupp’s ACL injury is a big blow. The Rams average 124 fewer passing yards per game without Kupp this season. It’s hard to replace what he can do. (Cooper Kupp), AP

<p>What do the Saints think they’re getting from Brandon Marshall? He’s 34 and this will be his fourth team in three seasons. Seems like a weird addition. (Alvin Kamara) </p>
2. New Orleans Saints (8-1, LW: 2)

What do the Saints think they’re getting from Brandon Marshall? He’s 34 and this will be his fourth team in three seasons. Seems like a weird addition. (Alvin Kamara)

<p>Chiefs-Rams is going to be incredible. (Justin Houston) </p>
1. Kansas City Chiefs (9-1, LW: 1)

Chiefs-Rams is going to be incredible. (Justin Houston)

What to Read Next