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 13 Power Rankings


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Posted December 06, 2011 11:03 AM EST

The top seven stay the same, but after that things get a little crazy. I've got a line on who's hot and who's not going into Week 14. Enjoy.
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Denver Broncos

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Dallas Cowboys

FOX SPORTS NFL POWER RANKINGS

RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

12-0 - 1/1
Three of the final four games for the Packers will be played at Lambeau Field, where the Packers have won 10 straight and 16 of the last 17. This team is staring 16-0 right in the eyes, and have an excellent chance to do it. But with injuries taking plaExpand Description
Three of the final four games for the Packers will be played at Lambeau Field, where the Packers have won 10 straight and 16 of the last 17. This team is staring 16-0 right in the eyes, and have an excellent chance to do it. But with injuries taking place the way they are this season (see Matt Forte in Chicago), will they even try? Collapse Description
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2

9-3 - 2/7
The final score wasn't indicative of how well the Patriots played in this game. Sure, there are still questions on the defensive side of the ball, but I don't see another regular season loss on the Patriots schedule. They have the easiest path to the NoExpand Description
The final score wasn't indicative of how well the Patriots played in this game. Sure, there are still questions on the defensive side of the ball, but I don't see another regular season loss on the Patriots schedule. They have the easiest path to the No. 1 seed, and that is why they are my second-ranked team, and first-ranked team in the AFC. Collapse Description
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3

9-3 - 2/10
Albeit against the second-worst rushing defense in the NFL, Ray Rice's career-best 204 yards on the ground was impressive. Not only that, but Ricky Williams added another 76 yards of his own. The Ravens clearly quieted the critics suggesting they play dExpand Description
Albeit against the second-worst rushing defense in the NFL, Ray Rice's career-best 204 yards on the ground was impressive. Not only that, but Ricky Williams added another 76 yards of his own. The Ravens clearly quieted the critics suggesting they play down to the level of inferior talent. The Ravens will be on cruise control until their Week 17 rematch against the Bengals. Collapse Description
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4

10-2 - 2/21
The 49ers did exactly what they should have done on Sunday — completely dominate a below-average team at home. I thought Frank Gore would have better success on the ground against the league's worst rushing defense, but it was Alex Smith that led this ofExpand Description
The 49ers did exactly what they should have done on Sunday — completely dominate a below-average team at home. I thought Frank Gore would have better success on the ground against the league's worst rushing defense, but it was Alex Smith that led this offense. He was an efficient 17-of-23 for 274 yards and two touchdowns. Collapse Description
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5

9-3 - 2/9
The Steelers only put up 295 total yards, but gave up just 232. The Steelers played a complete game with a dominating defensive performance, a special teams touchdown, and protected the ball on offense. The Steelers have proved they can win games in mulExpand Description
The Steelers only put up 295 total yards, but gave up just 232. The Steelers played a complete game with a dominating defensive performance, a special teams touchdown, and protected the ball on offense. The Steelers have proved they can win games in multiple ways, and that will be a factor in the playoffs. Collapse Description
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6

9-3 - 2/7
The Saints were actually outgained by the Lions on Sunday night, but the Saints were able to force a takeaway while not giving up a turnover. When Brees protects the football, this team is tough to beat. They now have a two-game lead over the Falcons anExpand Description
The Saints were actually outgained by the Lions on Sunday night, but the Saints were able to force a takeaway while not giving up a turnover. When Brees protects the football, this team is tough to beat. They now have a two-game lead over the Falcons and are in really good shape to win the division. Collapse Description
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7

9-3 - 5/13
The Texans came out gunning in a game that almost everyone thought would include a conservative game plan. Quarterback T.J. Yates looked confident, and what I liked most is how WR Andre Johnson made the tough catches for him down the field. To me, that iExpand Description
The Texans came out gunning in a game that almost everyone thought would include a conservative game plan. Quarterback T.J. Yates looked confident, and what I liked most is how WR Andre Johnson made the tough catches for him down the field. To me, that is the sign of a good team. When your quarterback goes down, the other stars on the team need to step up and make plays to fill in the gaps . . . something the Colts stars haven't done all season! Collapse Description
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8

7-5 7 8/30
After six weeks of criticizing him, I have done a complete 180 and am now fully aboard the Tim Tebow bandwagon. This young man has what it takes to be successful in the NFL.
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9

7-5 7 4/17
So much has been said about Tebow's ability to bring his team back in the fourth quarter, but Mark Sanchez has done it 11 times for the Jets, and that is impressive. He gets a lot of the blame for the downfalls in New York, but when the game is on the liExpand Description
So much has been said about Tebow's ability to bring his team back in the fourth quarter, but Mark Sanchez has done it 11 times for the Jets, and that is impressive. He gets a lot of the blame for the downfalls in New York, but when the game is on the line, he is reliable. The Jets are getting hot again, and with no remaining games against an opponent with a winning record, they have a good chance at securing the final wild-card spot in the AFC. Collapse Description
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10

7-5 2 5/14
The Falcons have been hot and cold all season, and Sunday was another missed opportunity for the Falcons. While they allowed the Saints to go up two games in the division, they didn't lose any ground in the wild-card race. There will be two wild-card spExpand Description
The Falcons have been hot and cold all season, and Sunday was another missed opportunity for the Falcons. While they allowed the Saints to go up two games in the division, they didn't lose any ground in the wild-card race. There will be two wild-card spots for three teams that currently sit at 7-5, and Atlanta should be able to secure one of them. Collapse Description
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11

7-5 - 4/15
QB Matt Stafford finally looked like he could grip the ball again after losing the glove against the Saints, but they still have way too many question marks in the run game and on defense. Luckily for them, the Bears are dealing with multiple injury issuExpand Description
QB Matt Stafford finally looked like he could grip the ball again after losing the glove against the Saints, but they still have way too many question marks in the run game and on defense. Luckily for them, the Bears are dealing with multiple injury issues at the wrong time, and the Lions may slip into the playoffs because of that alone. Collapse Description
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12

7-5 2 10/22
The Raiders become the most recent team to feel the effects of a cross-country trip. It is always tough for a West Coast team traveling to the East Coast, but the Raiders couldn't afford to slip up with the Broncos nipping at their heels. Now the BroncoExpand Description
The Raiders become the most recent team to feel the effects of a cross-country trip. It is always tough for a West Coast team traveling to the East Coast, but the Raiders couldn't afford to slip up with the Broncos nipping at their heels. Now the Broncos own the tiebreaker and have an easier schedule down the stretch. Collapse Description
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7-5 4 13/31
CJ2K is finally playing up to his contract, and it may be just in time. With two of their last four games being against the Colts and Jaguars, they will at least finish the season with nine wins. It will probably take 10 to get in the playoffs though, aExpand Description
CJ2K is finally playing up to his contract, and it may be just in time. With two of their last four games being against the Colts and Jaguars, they will at least finish the season with nine wins. It will probably take 10 to get in the playoffs though, and that means they will need to steal a win against either the Saints or the Texans. It will be interesting to see if the Texans go all in during their Week 17 matchup. Collapse Description
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14

7-5 1 10/31
The Bengals took one on the chin on Sunday against the Steelers, but they still control their own destiny in the playoff race. They have arguably the best all-around team of all the 7-5 clubs right now, but with the Jets' easy schedule, they, just like tExpand Description
The Bengals took one on the chin on Sunday against the Steelers, but they still control their own destiny in the playoff race. They have arguably the best all-around team of all the 7-5 clubs right now, but with the Jets' easy schedule, they, just like the Titans, will need to find three wins in their last four games to keep pace with New York. Collapse Description
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15

7-5 6 9/21
The Cowboys were what we have come to expect from them this season. A team loaded with talent that just can't put together a streak of solid performances, but this loss has to be tough to swallow in Big D. The Cowboys could have survived another close gExpand Description
The Cowboys were what we have come to expect from them this season. A team loaded with talent that just can't put together a streak of solid performances, but this loss has to be tough to swallow in Big D. The Cowboys could have survived another close game, but with horrible clock management and a strange timeout, they continue their season of peaks and valleys. Collapse Description
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16

6-6 2 5/19
The Giants deserve some credit for taking the Packers down to the final second, but there are no moral victories when you are in the thick of a playoff battle. With two of their next four games being against the Cowboys, they still have a fair chance at Expand Description
The Giants deserve some credit for taking the Packers down to the final second, but there are no moral victories when you are in the thick of a playoff battle. With two of their next four games being against the Cowboys, they still have a fair chance at winning the division. Collapse Description
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17

7-5 5 7/22
I am not sure if the Bears can overcome the loss of both QB Jay Cutler and now RB Matt Forte. Putting up only three points against the Chiefs isn't a good sign of what's to come for the Bears. They are getting the Broncos and Seahawks over the next two Expand Description
I am not sure if the Bears can overcome the loss of both QB Jay Cutler and now RB Matt Forte. Putting up only three points against the Chiefs isn't a good sign of what's to come for the Bears. They are getting the Broncos and Seahawks over the next two weeks, and both of them are playing their best football of the year. I'm not sure the Bears are going to be able to keep it together down the stretch to secure a playoff spot. Collapse Description
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18

5-7 4 15/31
Seattle won't make the playoffs, but they are still in the hunt with a good chance at nine wins on the year. Marshawn Lynch is 283 rushing yards behind league-leader Maurice Jones-Drew, but he may be running the ball better than anyone at that position. Expand Description
Seattle won't make the playoffs, but they are still in the hunt with a good chance at nine wins on the year. Marshawn Lynch is 283 rushing yards behind league-leader Maurice Jones-Drew, but he may be running the ball better than anyone at that position. The Seahawks play the Rams this week, and Lynch will definitely earn some Skittles against that D. Collapse Description
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19

5-7 - 6/30
The Bills had a wonderful run at the beginning of the season, but just didn't have the staying power. Defenses finally caught on to their quick-strike offense and they haven't been the same since losing RB Fred Jackson. C.J. Spiller is showing signs, buExpand Description
The Bills had a wonderful run at the beginning of the season, but just didn't have the staying power. Defenses finally caught on to their quick-strike offense and they haven't been the same since losing RB Fred Jackson. C.J. Spiller is showing signs, but still has a long ways to go before he can be an every-play feature back in the NFL. Collapse Description
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20

4-8 4 20/32
The Dolphins find their way into the top 20 for the first time this year, and are playing their best football. Everyone had pretty much written off head coach Tony Sparano this season, but he is making a case for returning next season. As is QB Matt MooExpand Description
The Dolphins find their way into the top 20 for the first time this year, and are playing their best football. Everyone had pretty much written off head coach Tony Sparano this season, but he is making a case for returning next season. As is QB Matt Moore . . . wouldn't that be something if he becomes the savior? Collapse Description
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21

5-7 5 14/30
The Cardinals have won four of their last five and almost beat the Ravens in Baltimore back in Week 8. With Beanie Wells starting to produce from the backfield, and the defense creating pressure on opposing quarterbacks, the Cardinals are showing signs oExpand Description
The Cardinals have won four of their last five and almost beat the Ravens in Baltimore back in Week 8. With Beanie Wells starting to produce from the backfield, and the defense creating pressure on opposing quarterbacks, the Cardinals are showing signs of improvement for next year. Coming into the season, the NFC West was supposed to be the cupcake division, but it's proving to be somewhat competitive. Collapse Description
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22

5-7 1 2/22
The Chargers finally played like the team I predicted to win the Super Bowl, but let's not forget it was against the Jaguars. Inside the locker room, they are still hoping to win out and make the playoffs, but that is a long shot, even for the Chargers. Expand Description
The Chargers finally played like the team I predicted to win the Super Bowl, but let's not forget it was against the Jaguars. Inside the locker room, they are still hoping to win out and make the playoffs, but that is a long shot, even for the Chargers. Collapse Description
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23

4-8 5 6/23
I believe that if he wants to, head coach Andy Reid will be back next season, and he deserves the chance to have an offseason with all the free agents he signed this year. Football is the ultimate team game, and if they can get all this individual talentExpand Description
I believe that if he wants to, head coach Andy Reid will be back next season, and he deserves the chance to have an offseason with all the free agents he signed this year. Football is the ultimate team game, and if they can get all this individual talent to play together as one, they will be right back on top in the NFC next year. Collapse Description
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24

4-8 1 20/32
Cam Newton is tired of hearing about Andy Dalton and Von Miller for top rookie honors. He separated himself from the pack once again with his performance on Sunday. Not only did he have three rushing touchdowns, but added one through the air, and was juExpand Description
Cam Newton is tired of hearing about Andy Dalton and Von Miller for top rookie honors. He separated himself from the pack once again with his performance on Sunday. Not only did he have three rushing touchdowns, but added one through the air, and was just two yards shy of catching one. Collapse Description
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25

4-8 5 10/28
Roy Helu was the only Redskins back to get a carry against the Jets, but why do I feel like they will start Evan Royster on Sunday against the Patriots? All kidding aside, it looks like it will only get worse for the Redskins as rumors swirl with possiblExpand Description
Roy Helu was the only Redskins back to get a carry against the Jets, but why do I feel like they will start Evan Royster on Sunday against the Patriots? All kidding aside, it looks like it will only get worse for the Redskins as rumors swirl with possible suspensions for Fred Davis and Trent Williams for testing positive for recreational drugs. Collapse Description
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26

2-10 1 22/32
The Vikings have a ton of issues in the defensive secondary, but the fans should be excited about the future of rookie QB Christian Ponder. He is more athletic than you'd think, and once he gets Adrian Peterson back, the play-action pass will be even morExpand Description
The Vikings have a ton of issues in the defensive secondary, but the fans should be excited about the future of rookie QB Christian Ponder. He is more athletic than you'd think, and once he gets Adrian Peterson back, the play-action pass will be even more deadly. I questioned drafting Ponder so high in the draft, but it looks like he may pan out after all. Collapse Description
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27

4-8 4 8/30
I give a lot of praise to head coach Raheem Morris for sending defensive tackle Brian Price home Sunday after what he called a foolish and selfish penalty. Coach Morris is a breath of fresh air in the NFL, and is a great young coach. Even with the recenExpand Description
I give a lot of praise to head coach Raheem Morris for sending defensive tackle Brian Price home Sunday after what he called a foolish and selfish penalty. Coach Morris is a breath of fresh air in the NFL, and is a great young coach. Even with the recent skid, I can't believe his job security has come into question. Collapse Description
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28

5-7 - 17/32
Kansas City scored its first offensive touchdown in 33 total possessions, and it took a Hail Mary to do it. That is terrible production from an offense that was loaded coming into the season.
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29

3-9 - 26/31
QB Blaine Gabbert gets a lot of flack for not performing up to the level as his fellow rookies this year, but look at the team around him. He has absolutely no offensive weapons at his disposal outside of MJD. He played a solid first half . . . what morExpand Description
QB Blaine Gabbert gets a lot of flack for not performing up to the level as his fellow rookies this year, but look at the team around him. He has absolutely no offensive weapons at his disposal outside of MJD. He played a solid first half . . . what more can you expect? Collapse Description
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30

4-8 - 18/31
The Ravens defense proved once again that QB Colt McCoy can't be the future of the Cleveland Browns.
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31

2-10 - 24/31
If the Rams can't win with QB Sam Bradford, they surely aren't going to win with A.J. Feeley.
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0-12 - 13/32
Solid effort to come back against the Patriots, but did you really expect QB Dan Orlovsky to make a difference for this offense?
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