NFL Power Rankings – Week 13

With the schedule getting harder and the results getting bigger, it’s time for some blatant homerism … as always, this is a combination of scoring margin and opponents scoring margin.

Rank Team W L T Margin Sched Rtg SOS Rank Last Wk
1 Patriots 11 2 0 15.224 3.455 3 1
2 Steelers 10 3 0 12.302 3.513 2 3
3 Packers 8 5 0 11.766 1.401 23 2
4 Falcons 11 2 0 10.898 2.167 13 4
5 Chargers 7 6 0 10.693 1.539 20 6
6 Eagles 9 4 0 9.031 2.339 12 5
7 Ravens 9 4 0 8.652 1.767 18 7
8 Saints 10 3 0 6.786 -1.484 32 12
9 Giants 9 4 0 6.529 -0.528 29 10
10 Jets 9 4 0 6.426 2.022 14 8
11 Colts 7 6 0 5.951 1.836 16 11
12 Titans 5 8 0 5.491 1.971 15 13
13 Bears 9 4 0 4.108 0.8 24 9
14 Dolphins 7 6 0 3.866 3.443 4 16
15 Chiefs 8 5 0 3.294 -0.668 30 14
16 Browns 5 8 0 3.03 2.454 11 15
17 Lions 3 10 0 3.015 3.63 1 18
18 Raiders 6 7 0 2.802 1.476 21 17
19 Texans 5 8 0 1.944 3.329 5 19
20 Cowboys 4 9 0 1.595 3.191 7 21
21 Bucs 8 5 0 1.38 0.034 27 22
22 Vikings 5 8 0 0.988 2.757 9 20
23 Jaguars 8 5 0 0.63 1.784 17 23
24 49ers 5 8 0 -0.834 0.397 25 28
25 Rams 6 7 0 -0.843 -1.208 31 25
26 Bills 3 10 0 -1.264 2.87 8 27
27 Redskins 5 8 0 -1.328 2.479 10 24
28 Bengals 2 11 0 -2.023 3.246 6 29
29 Seahawks 6 7 0 -3.538 -0.422 28 30
30 Broncos 3 10 0 -4.292 1.554 19 26
31 Cardinals 4 9 0 -6.347 0.326 26 31
32 Panthers 1 12 0 -10.205 1.448 22 32

Some observations?

  • Talk about running a gauntlet.  The Patriots, since the debacle against Cleveland have beaten the Colts, Steelers, Bears, Jets and the better than their record Lions.  This has firmly established them as #1, and perhaps by a margin that will hold the rest of the way.  I don’t think they are the favorites, but hey – makes as much sense as any other I suppose.
  • The Packers remain in the top 3 – although with Aaron Rodgers going out – their prognosis does not look good – well whatever prognosis Matt Flynn portends.
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