NFL Power Rankings: Week 12


By James Masse Aka. Ironman
 
What a week in the NFL… Have a happy Turkey Day, fellas… and jessicafan.

 

# +/-   Team Comment
1 New York Giants  

The Giants manhandle another top tier team in the league. This team could be better that the 07’ Patriots. Oh Wait! They beat the 07 Patriots!

 

2 New York Jets  

Does anyone (not including MB III) have anything to say about me ranking the Jets at 3 last week? I didn’t think so! I will add that I called a BIG WIN over the Titans last Tuesday. The Jets are the BEST team in the AFC, Period!

 

3 Tennessee Titans
This team will not win a playoff game this year. I only ranked them so high because their record wouldn’t let me do anything different. But, if the Lions beat them on Thanksgiving, ( I think they will, but I’m not guaranteeing anything like I did last week) they will go on a downward spiral. 

 

4 Pittsburgh Steelers  

The Steelers are not the best team in the league, but they are the toughest team in the league. I believe that this team could beat anyone in a December slug-fest.

 

5 +2 Atlanta Falcons  

It’s official: the Falcons are the best team in the NFC South. They will have their hands full with a desperate Chargers team. In the coming weeks, I see the NFC South fading, with the Falcons standing strong.

 

6 Dallas Cowboys  

The Dallas Cowboys are back! They may have to win out to make the playoffs, but if they do, no one will want this wild card team coming to their house!

 

7 -2 Indianapolis Colts  

The Colts are looking more solid every week. Like the Cowboys, watch out if this team gets into the playoffs.

 

8 +4 Arizona Cardinals I don’t think this team is as good as everyone else does. It’s a shame that they have no competition in their division. NONE!
9 New England Patriots  

Matt Cassel CAN lead this team to the playoffs. He will become a very rich man in the offseason! If the Patriots’ Old Defense can play fairly well, this team will be another dangerous wild card.

 

10 +3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers  

At the end of the day, I think the Redskins will snatch the wild card spot away from the Buccaneers. Poor Bucs. No one gives this team any respect, yet they keep on winning.

 

11 -1 Carolina Panthers  

I don’t see the postseason in this team’s future either. I have called them overrated since week 1 and the Falcons proved me right!

 

12 +2 Baltimore Ravens  

The Ravens that played the Eagles can beat anyone! However, the Ravens that played the Giants don’t stand a chance.

 

13 -5 Washington Redskins  

The Redskins seem to play down to bad teams. Something the Cowboys did last year and it drove me crazy! But I believe they are better than the Panthers. It will be a battle with the Buccaneers for the playoffs.

 

14 -3 New Orleans Saints
This team is amazing to watch! They put up 51 points on one of the best defenses in the NFL. It may be too late, but if this team wins out and slips into the playoffs they could be trouble.

15 +4 Minnesota Vikings  

The Vikings are the most well-rounded team in the NFC North. I think they will win the division, but the Bears and Packers will nip at their heels the whole ride.

 

16 Chicago Bears  

Very similar to the Vikings in playing style. They need Kyle Orton to step it up if they want to contend.

 

17 +1 Buffalo Bills  

The Bills got a much needed win on Sunday, but the division has become a powerhouse, leaving them behind.

 

18 -3 Miami Dolphins
The Dolphins played a whole new Matt Cassel on Sunday. A Matt Cassel that they should go after in the off season! Now the Dolphins have to worry about the attitude of Joey Porter, not making the playoffs.

19 -2 Green Bay Packers  

The Packers got embarrassed on Monday night football. They are still in the mix, but this loss comes at a bad time.

 

20 Denver Broncos This team does not deserve a playoff berth.
21 San Diego Chargers  

They will be looking for a new coach soon. There’s just noway a team this talented should miss the playoffs. Norv Turner just cannot win the big games.

 

22 +1 Philadelphia Eagles  

I don’t even know what to say . I’m just so happy I am not an Eagles fan. I hate the Giants and Redskins just as much, but I don’t have respect for the Eagles or their fans. I love to see them crumble.

 

23 +1 Cleveland Browns  

The Brady Quinn experiment is over, and so is all hope that Romeo is back for next year. The Browns ought to make a coaching change.

 

24 -2 Houston Texans  

It’s a shame that this team started off so bad, because they show flashes of awesomeness! They should be much better next year. Wait, we all said that last year.

 

25 +5 Jacksonville Jaguars  

This is one of my biggest disappointments of the season. I really thought this team would win the AFC South and have a shot at the Super Bowl. Now they’re fighting to stay out of the basement of their division.

 

26 -1 Oakland Raiders A funny thing is that this team could still win the division!!!!
27 San Fransisco 49ers The question is will Mike be coaching this team next year? Probably not.
28 -2 Seattle Seahawks AN overall poor year for what seems to be a dead-weight coach and a bunch of players who gave up. Maybe next year.
29 Kansas City Chiefs Tyler Thigpen Mania!
30 -2 Cincinnati Bengals Ocho Cinco is benched. Can anyone help the Bengals rebound?
31 St. Louis Rams Truly an NFL embarrassment this year. At leas the Lions compete!
32 Detroit Lions Will they go 0-16? I think so

*Iron Man’s POWER STANDINGS AFTER WEEK 12

AFC

North

Steelers
Ravens
Browns
Bengals

South
Titans
Colts
Texans
Jaguars

East
Jets
Patriots
Bills
Dolphins

West
Broncos
Chargers
Raiders
Chiefs

NFC

North
Vikings
Bears
Packers
Lions

South
Falcons
Buccaneers
Panthers
Saints

East
Giants
Cowboys
Redskins
Eagles

West
Cardinals
49ers
Seahawks
Rams

*POWER PLAYOFF PICTURE AFTER WEEK 12

AFC
1. Jets
2. Titans
3. Steelers
4. Broncos
Wc1. Colts
Wc2. Patriots

JUST MISS
1. Ravens
2. Bills
3. Dolphins

NFC
1. Giants
2. Falcons
3. Cardinals
4. Vikings
Wc1. Cowboys
Wc2. Buccaneers

JUST MISS
1. Panthers
2. Redskins
3. Saints

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