NFL News: NFL Power Rankings For Week 11 As Of 11/11/14
NFL Power Rankings
November 11, 2014
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Here are your 2014 NFL power rankings with 10 weeks in the books.
1. Arizona Cardinals - The Arizona Cardinals took a major hit with the loss of QB Carson Palmer, but with a defense that’s allowed no more than 20 points in five straight weeks and offensive weapons on the outside, the Cards are still tough to beat.
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2. New England Patriots - The embarrassing loss to the Cincinnati Bengals seems like a decade ago, and Tom Brady has 16 touchdown passes in his last four games.
3. Denver Broncos - The Denver Broncos only two losses came against respectable teams on the road. The Broncos would still be favored against most teams in the league.
4. Detroit Lions - While the Detroit Lions have needed a little luck at times, they are 7-2 and have the best defense in the league.
5. Green Bay Packers - The Green Bay Packers have to prove they can win on the road but an upcoming home game against the Philadelphia Eagles is a solid test.
6. Indianapolis Colts - Besides a blowout loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Indianapolis Colts haven’t given us much to complain about the last two months. Beat the Patriots this weekend and the Colts are a legit Super Bowl contender.
7. Philadelphia Eagles - Mark Sanchez, Nick Foles, it doesn’t matter. The Philadelphia Eagles are a scoring machine that can beat anybody when they’re 100 percent on.
8. Dallas Cowboys - With Tony Romo back on the field and a defense that’s allowed 23 or less points in six of their last seven games, the Dallas Cowboys are still a threat in the NFC.
9. Seattle Seahawks - There’s still questions with the Seattle Seahawks, but they’ve shown time and time again that they can beat their opponent into the ground at a moments notice.
10. Baltimore Ravens - I’m not ready to give up on the Baltimore Ravens just yet, but they’ll have a chance to prove themselves in a couple of weeks in a road game against the Saints.
11. Kansas City Chiefs - Remember when the Kansas City Chiefs were sitting with an ugly 2-3 record? It’s amazing what four straight wins can do for a team.
12. Cleveland Browns - I was high on the Cleveland Browns before their win over Cincinnati Bengals. These aren’t your Cleveland Browns of old.
13. San Francisco 49ers - A win over the Saints doesn’t mean the San Francisco 49ers are back, but getting a few key players back should help them keep the momentum.
14. New Orleans Saints - The New Orleans Saints have been up-and-down all season, but they’re still in first place in the NFC South and have two straight home games coming up.
15. Pittsburgh Steelers - I have no idea what’s up with the Pittsburgh Steelers losing to bottom feeding teams but it needs to stop if they hope to make the playoffs.
16. Miami Dolphins - The Miami Dolphins have gone toe-to-toe with some of the league’s best teams over the last month and now need to learn how to finish games.
17. San Diego Chargers - The San Diego Chargers had a week off to figure out how to snap a three-game losing streak. Now, the Chargers will beat up the Oakland Raiders.
18. Houston Texans - While the Houston Texans have lost four of their last five games, all of them have been decided by 10 or less points. In other words, the Texans are a bounce or two away from having a winning record.
19. Buffalo Bills - The Buffalo Bills have to beat the Miami Dolphins on Thursday night if they hope to make the playoffs.
20. Cincinnati Bengals - Has there ever been a biggest Super Bowl fraud than the Cincinnati Bengals? Cincy is truly a joke of a team given how much talent they have.
21. Minnesota Vikings - While their record may not show it, the Minnesota Vikings have actually been fairly competitive this season. Things would only improve if Adrian Peterson returns.
22. St. Louis Rams - The St. Louis Rams have had a brutal schedule and it doesn't change with the Denver Broncos on deck this week. The Rams may not win another game for a while.
23. New York Giants - The New York Giants defense has allowed a combined 78 points in their last two games. Blame Eli Manning all you’d like, but the Giants are bad on both sides of the ball.
24. Atlanta Falcons - Did you know the Atlanta Falcons are just one game out of first place in the NFC South? Yeah, it’s been that ugly of a season.
25. Carolina Panthers - The Carolina Panthers have not won a game since week 5 and Cam Newton has thrown a pick in six straight games. So much for returning to the playoffs.
26. Washington Redskins - You know it’s been a bad season when you have to question if the Washington Redskins can beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at home.
27. New York Jets - See what happens when you actually start Michael Vick? Oh, the Jets already have eight losses? Too late, I guess.
28. Chicago Bears - The Chicago Bears are by far the most disappointing team in the NFL this season. No reason to be 3-6 with all the talent on that team.
29. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Four of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last five losses have been decided by 10 or less points. Always try to point out the positives in life.
30. Jacksonville Jaguars - The Jacksonville Jaguars do have a bunch of young talent that will help them in a few years. The Jags will also get another top draft pick to help add to that talent.
31. Tennessee Titans - Why are the Tennessee Titans playing this weekend on Monday night? I’m pretty sure most Titans fans aren’t even going to watch.
32. Oakland Raiders - The Oakland Raiders haven’t won since November 17th of last year. With the San Diego Chargers up, I’ll be able to say the same thing next week.