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NFL Power Rankings: Week 12

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By James Masse Aka. Ironman

What a week in the NFL… Have a happy Turkey Day, fellas… and jessicafan.

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1New 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!

 

2New 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!

 

3Tennessee 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. 

 

4Pittsburgh 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+2Atlanta 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.

 

6Dallas 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!

 

7-2Indianapolis Colts 

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

 

8+4Arizona CardinalsI 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!
9New 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+3Tampa 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.

 

11-1Carolina 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+2Baltimore Ravens 

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

 

13-5Washington 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.

 

14-3New 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+4Minnesota 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.

 

16Chicago Bears 

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

 

17+1Buffalo Bills 

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

 

18-3Miami 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.

19-2Green Bay Packers 

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

 

20Denver BroncosThis team does not deserve a playoff berth.
21San 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+1Philadelphia 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+1Cleveland 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.

 

24-2Houston 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+5Jacksonville 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.

 

26-1Oakland RaidersA funny thing is that this team could still win the division!!!!
27San Fransisco 49ersThe question is will Mike be coaching this team next year? Probably not.
28-2Seattle SeahawksAN overall poor year for what seems to be a dead-weight coach and a bunch of players who gave up. Maybe next year.
29Kansas City ChiefsTyler Thigpen Mania!
30-2Cincinnati BengalsOcho Cinco is benched. Can anyone help the Bengals rebound?
31St. Louis RamsTruly an NFL embarrassment this year. At leas the Lions compete!
32Detroit LionsWill 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