NFL POWER RANKINGS

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BRIAN BILLICK'S Brian Billick is an acclaimed NFL game analyst for FOX Sports and a Super Bowl-winning coach.

Week 10 Power Rankings


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Posted November 15, 2011 11:47 AM EST

The 49ers are having their best season in nearly two decades. I've got a line on who's hot and who's not going into Week 11. Enjoy. | Watch Billick break down his Power Rankings

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Oakland Raiders

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Baltimore Ravens

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RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

9-0 - 1/1
The Packers have the second-worst passing defense in the NFL, but when your offense averages more than 400 yards, teams have to throw on nearly every down just to try and keep up. Fortunately for the Packers, they also lead the league in interceptions. Expand Description
The Packers have the second-worst passing defense in the NFL, but when your offense averages more than 400 yards, teams have to throw on nearly every down just to try and keep up. Fortunately for the Packers, they also lead the league in interceptions. Giving Aaron Rodgers an extra 17 possessions is lethal. Collapse Description
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8-1 - 2/21
The 49ers are 8-1 for the first time in 14 years and would be 9-0 if not for an overtime loss to the Cowboys in Week 2. Alex Smith continues to be the model of efficiency and their power running game is second to none. Frank Gore left the game with an iExpand Description
The 49ers are 8-1 for the first time in 14 years and would be 9-0 if not for an overtime loss to the Cowboys in Week 2. Alex Smith continues to be the model of efficiency and their power running game is second to none. Frank Gore left the game with an injury, and while Kendall Hunter was a good fill-in, they will need Gore to maintain consistency. Collapse Description
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7-3 1 2/9
Ben Roethlisberger is an elite quarterback. He has put this offense on his back and has carried them to victories in recent weeks. Even in the strong winds in Cincinnati, he threw the ball 33 times and his strong arm and tight spiral cut through the air Expand Description
Ben Roethlisberger is an elite quarterback. He has put this offense on his back and has carried them to victories in recent weeks. Even in the strong winds in Cincinnati, he threw the ball 33 times and his strong arm and tight spiral cut through the air with ease. The Steelers' quick passing attack has become what they use as a running game. Collapse Description
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6-3 2 2/7
It is hard to handicap this division. The Jets beat the Bills, the Bills beat the Patriots and the Patriots beat the Jets. Andre Carter has emerged as the pass-rushing threat the Patriots had been missing. Their schedule the rest of the way may give thExpand Description
It is hard to handicap this division. The Jets beat the Bills, the Bills beat the Patriots and the Patriots beat the Jets. Andre Carter has emerged as the pass-rushing threat the Patriots had been missing. Their schedule the rest of the way may give the Patriots a chance to get their swagger back. Collapse Description
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7-3 3 5/13
Along with the 49ers, Houston is proving to be the most complete team in the NFL. Matt Schaub threw for an incredible 242 yards and two TDs on just 15 attempts, but now Schaub may be out for the season with a broken foot. This team has overcome significExpand Description
Along with the 49ers, Houston is proving to be the most complete team in the NFL. Matt Schaub threw for an incredible 242 yards and two TDs on just 15 attempts, but now Schaub may be out for the season with a broken foot. This team has overcome significant injuries thus far in Mario Williams and Andre Johnson, but losing Schaub is a whole different level. Luckily for them, they also boast the best rushing attack in the NFL to go along with the top-ranked defense. Collapse Description
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7-3 1 2/7
Impressive for the Saints to go into Atlanta, where the Falcons tend to be unbeatable, and come away with an overtime victory. Drew Brees has thrown for more yards in 10 games than any other QB in NFL history, but in doing so, the Saints rushed for a seaExpand Description
Impressive for the Saints to go into Atlanta, where the Falcons tend to be unbeatable, and come away with an overtime victory. Drew Brees has thrown for more yards in 10 games than any other QB in NFL history, but in doing so, the Saints rushed for a season low 41 yards on Sunday. They will need to get the running game constant if they are going to hold on to this ranking. Collapse Description
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6-3 5 7/22
The Bears made it clear on Sunday they don't wait for turnovers, but rather create them. Going into the game, the Lions had the fewest turnovers in the league (5), and then the Bears forced six takeaways and added an 82-yard punt return for a TD. This dExpand Description
The Bears made it clear on Sunday they don't wait for turnovers, but rather create them. Going into the game, the Lions had the fewest turnovers in the league (5), and then the Bears forced six takeaways and added an 82-yard punt return for a TD. This defense has found its identity again, and will earn a wild-card spot because of it. Collapse Description
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6-3 3 5/19
There is no shame is losing to a 49ers team on the road. This was a slugfest by two teams that want to win the same way...physically Eli Manning had a solid game, brought the G-Men back, but the two INTs (after throwing just six in the first eight gamesExpand Description
There is no shame is losing to a 49ers team on the road. This was a slugfest by two teams that want to win the same way...physically Eli Manning had a solid game, brought the G-Men back, but the two INTs (after throwing just six in the first eight games) is a concern. Victor Cruz continues to become a go-to guy for Manning. Collapse Description
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9

6-3 6 2/10
There is no explaining why the Ravens are so bad on the road against inferior talent. Losing to Tennessee, Jacksonville and Seattle is inexplicable. The most surprising part of the loss was not on offense. With 5:52 left on the clock and down by less tExpand Description
There is no explaining why the Ravens are so bad on the road against inferior talent. Losing to Tennessee, Jacksonville and Seattle is inexplicable. The most surprising part of the loss was not on offense. With 5:52 left on the clock and down by less than a TD, the Ravens punted and never saw the ball again. This, against the Seattle Seahawks!? Collapse Description
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10

6-3 3 10/31
A seven-point loss to the Steelers keeps the Bengals as a factor in the AFC. Andy Dalton learned some valuable lessons against the Steelers that will make him a better player as the season develops. The loss of Leon Hall will be a big blow to a defense Expand Description
A seven-point loss to the Steelers keeps the Bengals as a factor in the AFC. Andy Dalton learned some valuable lessons against the Steelers that will make him a better player as the season develops. The loss of Leon Hall will be a big blow to a defense that kept the Bengals in the game. Collapse Description
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11

5-4 2 4/17
No shame in losing to the Patriots, but by this margin and at home says the Jets are not all the way back. Hard to jump on anyone's bandwagon in the AFC, but the Jets are proving to be too vulnerable on defense to be considered a front runner. We still Expand Description
No shame in losing to the Patriots, but by this margin and at home says the Jets are not all the way back. Hard to jump on anyone's bandwagon in the AFC, but the Jets are proving to be too vulnerable on defense to be considered a front runner. We still have a number of questions about Mark Sanchez. Collapse Description
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12

5-4 2 5/14
This was a tough divisional loss at home for the Falcons, and whether or not you agree with Mike Smith's decision to go for in on 4th-and-short deep in his own territory in overtime, it is a sign of how tough it is to win in this division. With that saidExpand Description
This was a tough divisional loss at home for the Falcons, and whether or not you agree with Mike Smith's decision to go for in on 4th-and-short deep in his own territory in overtime, it is a sign of how tough it is to win in this division. With that said, the Falcons defense was impressive, particularly in forcing three-and-out in the opening series of overtime. Collapse Description
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13

6-3 2 4/15
The Lions never did find a rhythm on Sunday. Matthew Stafford was nursing a sore finger on his throwing hand and looked it. Not much more could have gone wrong for the Lions and now they are at risk of missing the playoffs. The upcoming schedule makes Expand Description
The Lions never did find a rhythm on Sunday. Matthew Stafford was nursing a sore finger on his throwing hand and looked it. Not much more could have gone wrong for the Lions and now they are at risk of missing the playoffs. The upcoming schedule makes it more difficult, with two games against the Packers and one against the Saints. Collapse Description
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14

5-4 2 9/21
When Demarco Murray can run for 135 yards and Tony Romo can go 23-of-26 with 3 TDs ... the Cowboys won't be beat. Throw in a healthy Dez Bryant with a season-high six receptions and the Cowboys are riding high. The Cowboys only punted once and scored on Expand Description
When Demarco Murray can run for 135 yards and Tony Romo can go 23-of-26 with 3 TDs ... the Cowboys won't be beat. Throw in a healthy Dez Bryant with a season-high six receptions and the Cowboys are riding high. The Cowboys only punted once and scored on their first four possessions for the first time since 1991. Collapse Description
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5-4 7 10/22
The Raiders are the most impressive team in an unimpressive division. They seem to be the only team with the physical and mental toughness to take the division. And if they do, they will find their way into the playoffs for the first time since 2002. Expand Description
The Raiders are the most impressive team in an unimpressive division. They seem to be the only team with the physical and mental toughness to take the division. And if they do, they will find their way into the playoffs for the first time since 2002. Collapse Description
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16

5-4 2 6/30
As the season plays out, the Bills' weaknesses are becoming more apparent. If you have a physical running attack, the Bills are unable to stop it. The offense has struggled to generate throws down the field in recent weeks, and this is an offense that rExpand Description
As the season plays out, the Bills' weaknesses are becoming more apparent. If you have a physical running attack, the Bills are unable to stop it. The offense has struggled to generate throws down the field in recent weeks, and this is an offense that relies heavily on explosive plays. Collapse Description
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17

4-5 2 2/22
This team has made the playoffs after starting in a bigger hole than they are in right now, but this team doesn't seem to have the fight in them that they have had in years past. With the loss on Sunday, the Chargers' fate will now be determined in OaklaExpand Description
This team has made the playoffs after starting in a bigger hole than they are in right now, but this team doesn't seem to have the fight in them that they have had in years past. With the loss on Sunday, the Chargers' fate will now be determined in Oakland. Collapse Description
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18

4-5 - 8/30
This is a surprising outcome for a team that had such high expectations entering the season. Josh Freeman hasn't been himself all year, receivers are dropping easy passes, and the young defensive front has been underwhelming.
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19

5-4 - 13/31
With news out of Houston that Matt Schaub may be out for the season, it will be interesting to see if the Titans can rally the troops and close the gap on the division lead. The Titans have a tough four-week schedule on the horizon, but then get the ColtExpand Description
With news out of Houston that Matt Schaub may be out for the season, it will be interesting to see if the Titans can rally the troops and close the gap on the division lead. The Titans have a tough four-week schedule on the horizon, but then get the Colts and Jaguars before a season finale against Houston that may have just become a lot more interesting. Collapse Description
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20

3-6 3 6/23
There is no better coach than Andy Reid, but his postgame press conference message has to be wearing thin in Philly. The more I watch the Eagles, the more I think Nnamdi Asomugha was overhyped and overvalued in the free-agency market. Expand Description
There is no better coach than Andy Reid, but his postgame press conference message has to be wearing thin in Philly. The more I watch the Eagles, the more I think Nnamdi Asomugha was overhyped and overvalued in the free-agency market. Collapse Description
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21

4-5 - 8/30
Tim Tebow's passer rating of 102.6 on Sunday is exactly why that stat is useless. Yes, this is a guy that has thrown 7 TDs compared to just one interception, but face it, this is a running back playing the quarterback position. Tebow has faced one good Expand Description
Tim Tebow's passer rating of 102.6 on Sunday is exactly why that stat is useless. Yes, this is a guy that has thrown 7 TDs compared to just one interception, but face it, this is a running back playing the quarterback position. Tebow has faced one good team during his tenure as starter, and that ended as a 35-point loss to the Lions. This week against the Jets will be similar. Collapse Description
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22

2-7 1 22/32
Every time I see the Vikings play, two players jump off the screen. Jared Allen on defense and Adrian Peterson on offense. Unfortunately for the Vikings, that is just about the extent of their talent this season.
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23

2-7 3 20/32
Cam Newton finally came back down to Earth on Sunday as the Titans pass rush was in his face all day long. The injuries this team has sustained on defense finally caught up to it. The Panthers are turning the corner, but it will be a roller-coaster rideExpand Description
Cam Newton finally came back down to Earth on Sunday as the Titans pass rush was in his face all day long. The injuries this team has sustained on defense finally caught up to it. The Panthers are turning the corner, but it will be a roller-coaster ride the rest of the season. Collapse Description
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24

3-6 4 14/30
It will be interesting to see what happens at the quarterback position when Kevin Kolb is 100 percent healthy. John Skelton has lead them to back-to-back wins, and may have earned another start. If that is the case, I am not sure he will perform as wellExpand Description
It will be interesting to see what happens at the quarterback position when Kevin Kolb is 100 percent healthy. John Skelton has lead them to back-to-back wins, and may have earned another start. If that is the case, I am not sure he will perform as well with Kolb breathing down his neck and knowing he is on a short leash. Collapse Description
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25

3-6 6 15/31
The Seahawks outplayed the Ravens in all four quarters on Sunday, and what is more surprising, they physically dominated the Ravens on both lines of scrimmage. Don't look now, but Tarvaris Jackson actually looked like a competent quarterback. Expand Description
The Seahawks outplayed the Ravens in all four quarters on Sunday, and what is more surprising, they physically dominated the Ravens on both lines of scrimmage. Don't look now, but Tarvaris Jackson actually looked like a competent quarterback. Collapse Description
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3-6 - 26/31
Jacksonville beat the Colts, but I think that is more about just how bad the Colts are instead of the Jags getting any better. When I look the Jaguars offense, I think they have already reached their ceiling. If their receivers were on any other roster,Expand Description
Jacksonville beat the Colts, but I think that is more about just how bad the Colts are instead of the Jags getting any better. When I look the Jaguars offense, I think they have already reached their ceiling. If their receivers were on any other roster, they would be third or fourth on the depth chart. Frankly, I'm surprised they have three wins. Collapse Description
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27

2-7 - 20/32
Miami is on a winning streak, and during that streak, they have discovered a resurgent Reggie Bush. I think the Week 11 match-up with the Bills could be a defining moment for coach Tony Sparano. The Dolphins have all the momentum entering this game, andExpand Description
Miami is on a winning streak, and during that streak, they have discovered a resurgent Reggie Bush. I think the Week 11 match-up with the Bills could be a defining moment for coach Tony Sparano. The Dolphins have all the momentum entering this game, and if Brandon Marshall and Reggie Bush turn in solid performances, they have the talent to win. Collapse Description
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28

3-6 3 10/28
At this point, can it really get any worse for the Redskins?
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2-7 1 24/31
What a spectacular one-handed catch by Brandon Lloyd on Sunday. I don't understand why he has been unable to find a more permanent home in the NFL. Beating the Browns still counts as a win, but its kind of like the junior varsity beating the freshman teExpand Description
What a spectacular one-handed catch by Brandon Lloyd on Sunday. I don't understand why he has been unable to find a more permanent home in the NFL. Beating the Browns still counts as a win, but its kind of like the junior varsity beating the freshman team in a scrimmage. Collapse Description
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30

4-5 6 17/32
Ummmm….
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31

3-6 2 18/31
It's bad when your best offensive weapon is a field goal kicker, and you can't even get him the ball.
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0-10 - 13/32
Is it possible for Peyton Manning to win an MVP award and not even take a snap all season?
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NFC STANDINGS

East Division 

TEAM W L T
Eagles    7 3 0
Cowboys    7 3 0
Giants    3 7 0
Redskins    3 7 0
 

West Division 

TEAM W L T
Cardinals    9 1 0
49ers    6 4 0
Seahawks    6 4 0
Rams    4 6 0
 

North Division 

TEAM W L T
Lions    7 3 0
Packers    7 3 0
Bears    4 6 0
Vikings    4 6 0
 

South Division 

TEAM W L T
Falcons    4 6 0
Saints    4 6 0
Panthers    3 7 1
Buccaneers    2 8 0
 

AFC STANDINGS

East Division 

TEAM W L T
Patriots    8 2 0
Dolphins    6 4 0
Bills    5 5 0
Jets    2 8 0
 

West Division 

TEAM W L T
Broncos    7 3 0
Chiefs    7 4 0
Chargers    6 4 0
Raiders    1 10 0
 

North Division 

TEAM W L T
Steelers    7 4 0
Bengals    6 3 1
Ravens    6 4 0
Browns    6 4 0
 

South Division 

TEAM W L T
Colts    6 4 0
Texans    5 5 0
Titans    2 8 0
Jaguars    1 9 0