Power Rankings: Who was the best NFL team in November?
The Jaguars were uncompetitive in two of their three November games. The highlight of their month was giving the Bengals a brief scare before losing by 10 points.
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Losing all three games was bad enough, but losing by 20 to the Buccaneers was the low point. Before being benched, Robert Griffin had averaged just 156.5 yards passing in his last two games.
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The highlight of their month has been the play of rookie Zach Mettenberger, who has thrown for more yards in each consecutive game. Of the three losses, the lowlight was their team collapse in the second quarter of the Monday night game against the Steelers.
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The Panthers couldn't keep up with a strong Eagles team or bounce back into the battle for the NFC South by knocking off the Falcons.
New Orleans Saints
In November, the Saints proved that it was possible for them to lose three home games in a row. All three teams were able to impose their will against the Saints in the trenches on both sides of the ball.
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New York Giants
Giants fans will want to remember November for the Odell Beckham Jr. catch. If they think past that, they will remember the losses to the 49ers and Cowboys in games that they let slip away from them.
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New York Jets
A home win against the Steelers was shocking, but the Jets switched quarterbacks in the month of November almost as many times as they scored a touchdown.
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The Vikings nearly played spoiler against the Packers, and they also defeated the Redskins. However, all their fans can likely remember was their loss to the Bears that crippled whatever meager playoff hope they had.
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Mike Evans used November to get him into the ROY discussion, but a 20-point win over the Redskins is the only other thing that the Buccaneers have to brag about.
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The Raiders lost by just one score to both the Seahawks and Chargers before knocking off the red-hot Chiefs to get their first win of the season.
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The Texans won big over the Browns, but they failed to stay within a score when faced with a tougher matchup against the Eagles and Bengals.
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The Bears squeaked out wins against the Buccaneers and Vikings, but they lost by a combined 58 points against the top two teams in the NFC North.
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The offense combined for one total touchdown in the Bills' losses to the Chiefs and Dolphins, but they beat down the Jets and proved that the really bad teams can't compete with them.
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San Diego Chargers
The Chargers survived very close calls against both the Raiders and the Rams, but they proved incapable of competing on the same field as the Dolphins.
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The Cowboys should look only to the November games where Tony Romo started. After knocking off two teams with a combined record of 4-18, they got blown out by their division nemesis in their home stadium.
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After knocking off two division rivals to move to first place in the NFC South, the Falcons lost to the Browns on a last-second field goal.
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The Steelers' vulnerabilities were on display in their loss to the Jets, but a 20-point win over the Ravens makes their November a mixed bag.
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San Francisco 49ers
The 49ers won three games by a combined 13 points against teams with a combined 10-23 record. Unfortunately, they lost division games to the Rams and Seahawks.
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The return of a healthy A.J. Green has contributed to a November where the Bengals had three decisive wins. In their only loss, Andy Dalton proved that he can't throw through a playoffs wind.
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The Ravens responded to a big loss to the Steelers by taking care of business against the Titans and Saints.
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The Browns opened November by overpowering and domianting the Bengals, who now lead the AFC North, but mixing in close wins against two NFC South teams with a 16-point loss to the Texans puts things into perspective.
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St. Louis Rams
The Rams came together at the end of November with a win over the Broncos and a close loss to the Chargers that would have gone to the Rams if they had cleaned up a few easily fixable mistakes.
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The Colts beat up on the Giants and Jaguars by a combined score of 63-27, but they couldn't even stay in the game with the Patriots.
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Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs beat the defending Super Bowl champion Seahawks, but also proved their limitations in a loss to the previously winless Raiders.
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Ryan Tannehill averaged 261 yards passing through the two games where the Dolphins defeated the Chargers and Bills by a combined score of 59-9. Unfortunately, they lost battles with the Lions and Broncos by a combined seven points.
The Broncos lost support as the team to beat in the AFC after losing by multiple scores to the Patriots and the Rams. However, the win against the Dolphins proved that they could defeat a tough team without one of their offensive weapons.
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The Lions combined impressive victories over the Dolphins and Bears with losses to the Patriots and Cardinals. Calvin Johnson was active for both losses.
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Mark Sanchez took over and the Eagles won four of five November games including a blowout victoy over the Cowboys to take the division lead. However, we saw the bad side of Sanchez in a 33-point loss to the Packers.
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Despite losing Carson Palmer to injury, the Cardinals knocked off the Cowboys, Rams, and Lions in November. Their offensive issues were exposed in a big divisional loss to the Seahawks.
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The Seahawks, and more specifically the defense, closed out November by limiting the 49ers and Cardinals to six points combined in multi-score victories over their division rivals.
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Green Bay Packers
The Packers scored a combined 108 points in consecutive victories over the Bears and Eagles before following them up with a November win on the road against the Vikings.
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New England Patriots
November featured games against three of the NFL's best teams by a combined score of 119-50. Those three teams were the Broncos, Colts, and Lions.