NFL Power Rankings Week 12 – Seeing What You Get

Ab Stanley

NFL teams have started to solidify their position at this point of the season. The open spots in the playoffs are starting to fill up and some familiar squads will be left out. The result is a fresh new crop of teams, taking the reins after putting together a great season.

There will be a few surprises left this before it’s all over, but now it’s time to start identifying who’s real and who’s not.


1. Philadelphia Eagles (9-1)
The “battle tested” Eagles have victories against four teams currently with a winning record. They’ll play four games against winning teams in the next four weeks.


2. Detroit Lions ((8-2)
Detroit ranks fifth in rushing yards and they average 4.6 yards per carry. They have 16 rushing touchdowns so far this season.


3. Baltimore Ravens (8-3)
Baltimore is the only AFC team with eight wins and they’ve opened up a half game lead for the top spot in the AFC playoff race. They’ll have their bye week after the game versus the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.


4. San Francisco 49ers (7-3)
San Francisco is back to their winning ways, currently riding a two game winning streak. They’ve allowed a total of 17 points during the streak.


5. Kansas City Chiefs (7-3)
The Chiefs have lost two out of their last three games, averaging 15.6 points per game during that stretch. Kansas City has failed to score a point in the second half of their last two games.


6. Miami Dolphins (7-3)
In the last six quarters Miami has allowed a total of 13 points. They’ve forced four turnovers since the second half of the game against Kansas City.


7. Jacksonville Jaguars (7-3)
A week after scoring three points for their lowest point total of the season, Jacksonville scored 30 points for the fourth time in their first ten games. They are undefeated when they score 20 points or more this season.


8. Cleveland Browns (7-3)
The Browns survived their first game since Deshaun Watson’s season came to an end. They’ve allowed under 200 yards passing for the sixth time this season.


9. Dallas Cowboys (7-3)
The Cowboys have scored 30 or more points six times this season and are undefeated in those games. Dallas ranks second in total points scored.


10. Houston Texans (6-4)
The Texans win streak has reached three games and they’ve scored a total of 90 points in those victories. They’re now ranked 10th overall in total points scored and fourth overall in total yards from scrimmage.


11. Seattle Seahawks (6-4)
The Seahawks have lost two out of their last three games. They’ve been outscored 80-48 during that stretch.


12. Pittsburgh Steelers (6-4)
The Steelers have fired offensive coordinator Matt Canada because of their offensive ineptitude. Pittsburgh currently ranks 28th in both total points scored and total yards from scrimmage.


13. Minnesota Vikings (6-5)
Despite their loss on Sunday night, the Vikings are still holding onto to the last playoff spot in the NFC. Only three of their opponents have rushed for more than 100 yards against them.


14. Buffalo Bills (6-5)
The Bills have forced 14 turnovers in their six victories and they have a total of five forced turnovers in their losses.


15.  Denver Broncos (5-5)
The Broncos are 5-2 since allowing 70 points to the Miami Dolphins. They’re still ranked 30th in total points allowed (mostly due to that game), but they’re allowing 19.2 points per game in their five wins.


16. Cincinnati Bengals (5-5)
Cincinnati has lost quarterback Joe Burrow for the season after a wrist injury he suffered during their game against Baltimore. Hopefully he can come back stronger than ever next season.


17. Las Vegas Raiders (5-6)
The Raiders are 1-5 when they turn the ball over multiple times in a game. They are ranked 30th in the NFL with 21 total turnovers this season.


18. Indianapolis Colts (5-5)
The Colts are a game behind the last wild card spot. They rank ninth overall in total points scored.


19. New Orleans Saints (5-5)
The Saints come off of their bye week still (somehow) in first place in the NFC South. They have a big divisional showdown with Atlanta on Sunday.


20. s Los Angeles Chargers (4-6)
Brandon Staley has an overall record of 23-21 in three seasons as the Chargers’ head coach. This year is easily his worst performance of the three.


21. New York Jets (4-6)
The Jets have benched Zach Wilson and will start Tim Boyle against Miami on Friday. Unfortunately for them, their offensive line is still horrible.


22. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-6)
The Buccaneers are last in the NFL in rushing yards and one of the best at stopping the run. They average 3.1 yards per carry and they allow 3.7 yards per carry.


23. Atlanta Falcons (4-6)
The Falcons have elected to go back to Desmond Ridder as their starting quarterback. If he can limit the turnovers, they’ll have a great chance to get back on track.


24. Green Bay Packers (4-6)
The Packers have won two out of three games for the second time this season. This time around they’ve outscored their opponents 62-46 during the three game stretch.


25. Los Angeles Rams (4-6)
The Rams snapped a three game losing streak with their one point win over Seattle. They’re still struggling to force turnovers on defense. They have five interceptions and recovered four fumbles on defense. They are ranked 29th overall in turnovers forced.


26. Washington Commanders (4-7)
The Commanders allow an average of 27.7 points per game. They’ve given up a total of 60 points during their current two game losing streak.


27. Tennessee Titans (3-7)
Tennessee has pushed their losing  streak to three games. They’re averaging 12.0 points per game during the streak.


28. New York Giants (3-8)
Maybe I should’ve put Tommy DeVito as the offensive player of the week at the end of this article. He threw for 246 yards and three touchdowns against Washington despite being sacked nine times.


29. Chicago Bears (3-8)
Chicago has not won back to back games since the 2021 season. They’re averaging 28.3 points in their three victories and 17.3 points per game against opponents in the weeks following a win this season.


30. Arizona Cardinals (2-9)
Arizona is ranked 25th in both total points scored and total yards from scrimmage. They have nine passing touchdowns and 10 rushing touchdowns on offense.


31. New England Patriots (2-8)
Coming off their bye week the Patriots will play two teams currently sporting a losing record and then three games against teams with a .500 record or better.


32. Carolina Panthers (1-9)
The Panthers are unfortunately heading for the top of the NFL draft and they won’t have the luxury of having their first round pick. You have to wonder if Frank Reich can survive as the head coach if this season continues to be terrible.


Offensive Player Of The Week
Brock Purdy – Quarterback, San Francisco 49ers: 333 passing yards, 3 passing touchdowns

Defensive Player Of The Week
Jaelan Phillips – Linebacker, Miami Dolphins: 6 total tackles, 1 interception, 2.0 sacks

Ab Stanley

Atlanta, GA

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