NFL Power Rankings Report: Week 13

Official NFL football on a green football pitch
Week 12 has come and gone. You would think, by now, that deciding on the best team in the league would be a no brainer. It certainly wouldn’t be football news at this stage. Yet, here we are, twiddling our thumbs, studying NFL stats and guesstimating who should deserve the top spot in the NFL power rankings.

As far as who the current contender for sitting on the throne is, we have whittled it down to two teams – the Ravens and the 49ers. It’s a case of determining whether an immovable object or an unstoppable force will win – with the Ravens offense being the unstoppable force, and the 49ers defense being the immovable object. One thing is for sure: neither is considering surrender.

As we head into the final stretch of the regular season, let’s take a look at our NFL power rankings and see where each of the 32 teams come in.

Summary of the Week 13 Power Rankings

  1. Baltimore Ravens
  2. San Francisco 49ers
  3. New England Patriots
  4. New Orleans Saints
  5. Seattle Seahawks
  6. Green Bay Packers
  7. Minnesota Vikings
  8. Kansas City Chiefs
  9. Buffalo Bills
  10. Houston Texans
  11. Dallas Cowboys
  12. Indianapolis Colts
  13. Los Angeles Rams
  14. Tennessee Titans
  15. Oakland Raiders
  16. Philadelphia Eagles
  17. Carolina Panthers
  18. Pittsburgh Steelers
  19. Cleveland Browns
  20. Chicago Bears
  21. Los Angeles Chargers
  22. Jacksonville Jaguars
  23. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  24. Arizona Cardinals
  25. New York Jets
  26. Atlanta Falcons
  27. Detroit Lions
  28. Denver Broncos
  29. New York Giants
  30. Miami Dolphins
  31. Washington Redskins
  32. Cincinnati Bengals

The Top and Bottom 4 in Focus

1. Baltimore Ravens

Record: 9-2

Week 12 Result: Beat the Rams 45-6

Next Opponent: San Francisco 49ers

Lamar Jackson and the Ravens offense have proven to be an absolute force this season. They made light work of the Rams and took a commanding position from the outset. Next, they go up against the 49ers in what could easily be billed as the Big Game preview – dominating offense versus airtight defense.

2. San Francisco 49ers

San Francisco 49ers during a game in a packed out stadium
Record: 10-1

Week 12 Result: Beat the Packers, 37-8

Next Opponent: Baltimore Ravens

The next 3 games in the 49ers schedule are anything but kind, but if there’s going to be a team that can weather the storm, it’s this one. They were already insultingly good against the Packers which, in part, was thanks to the return of George Kittle who put up 129 yards on 6 receptions. They are up against the Ravens next and your guess is as good as ours. Let’s see how this one plays out.

3. New England Patriots

Record: 10-1

Week 12 Result: Beat the Cowboys 13-9

Next Opponent: Houston Texas

Tom Brady and the Patriots are a tale of two different stories – a tame offense but a beastly defense. While they have only managed to put 50 points up on the board in their previous 3 games, the defense has also managed to only allow a total of 117 points all season. It’s impossible not to have the Patriots up for Super Bowl contention. This is their 17th consecutive season with 10 wins.

4. New Orleans Saints

Record: 9-2

Week 12 Result: Beat the Panthers 34-31

Next Opponent: Atlanta Falcons

In what was almost a cruel twist of fate, the Saints nearly lost to the Panthers in the wake of a missed pass interference call which was overturned against them. Fortunately, they managed to scrape through with a 34-31 victory courtesy of a Wil Lutz field goal from 33 yards out. The Saints’ defense has been formidable, but they had a misstep against the Panthers. Hopefully, against the Falcons, they’ll find their feet again.

29. New York Giants

Record: 2-9

Week 12 Result: Lost to the Bears 19-14

Next Opponent: Green Bay Packers

It seemed that when Daniel Jones was picked to start there might be a change in the fates of the New York Giants. Sadly, as the NFL stats will show, they went on to lose 7 in a row and are up against a Packers team with a point to prove. With Manning’s contract coming to an end, we’re sure you’re hoping to see the 16-year franchise player get at least one more start again.

30. Miami Dolphins

Miami Dolphins’ Hard Rock Stadium
Record: 2-9

Week 12 Result: Lost to the Browns 41-24

Next Opponent: Philadelphia Eagles

Sunday’s loss to Cleveland was the final nail in the coffin and any hopes of making it to the playoffs have now been dashed. While this is a sad state of affairs, the silver lining is that the Dolphins can now focus on making the 2020 draft count.

31. Washington Redskins

Record: 2-9

Week 12 Result: Beat the Lions 19-16

Next Opponent: California Panthers

Some stories just write themselves – but looking back at this season, the Redskins will wish someone else wrote their story. It has been a forgettable season. The icing on the cake was when rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins missed a snap because he was taking a selfie with some fans. We’re sure social media would have loved to be a fly on the wall of that locker room.

32. Cincinnati Bengals

Record: 0-11

Week 12 Result: Lost to the Steelers 16-10

Next Opponent: New York Jets

There’s no need to kick a man when he’s down so we won’t add insult to injury. The Cincinnati Bengals record speaks for itself. It’s safe to say the Lombardi Trophy is no longer up for grabs, but given their record and position in the NFL power rankings, Cincinnati is in pole position for the first pick in the 2020 draft.

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