NFL Power Rankings Going Into Week 12

The New England Patriots lost Rob Gronkowski to a broken arm, but remain a contender for now.

Athlon Sports' weekly rankings of NFL teams — from the best, the one-loss Houston Texans, to the worst, the miserable one-win Kansas City Chiefs.

Here are our NFL Power Rankings following Week 11 of the season:



1. Texans (9-1) Matt Schaub flirts with Norm Van Brocklin record.

2. Falcons (9-1) Ryan first QB to win with five INTs, no TDs since ’67.

3. 49ers (7-2-1) Colin Kaepernick definitely ready for prime time.

4. Packers (7-3) Aaron Rodgers improves to 8–1 against Detroit.

5. Ravens (8-2) Earn third straight win over Steelers at Heinz Field.

6. Patriots (7-3) Rob Gronkowski out 4-to-6 weeks with broken arm.

7. Broncos (7-3) Von Miller a dancing sack-machine vs. Bolts.

8. Bears (7-3) Jason Campbell ambushed by Niners in MNF loss.

9. Giants (6-4) Big Blue Wrecking Crew well-rested for Green Bay.

10. Steelers (6-4) Re-sign former Steeler (2000-04) Plaxico Burress.

11. Vikings (6-4) Adrian Peterson “can still get stronger” after bye.

12. Seahawks (6-4) Pete Carroll uses bye to solve third-down issues.

13. Colts (6-4) Andrew Luck loses career-worst four turnovers.

14. Buccaneers (6-4) Now 5–1 since bye after comeback at Carolina.

15. Saints (5-5) Marching back, with 5–1 record since 0–4 start.

16. Bengals (5-5) A.J. Green has scored a TD in nine straight games.

17. Cowboys (5-5) Tony Romo takes career-high seven sacks in win.



18. Redskins (4-6) RG3 completes 93.3 percent of passes vs. Philly.

19. Titans (4-6) Jake Locker returns from bye ready for stretch run.

20. Lions (4-6) Coaches have heated sideline argument in defeat.

21. Chargers (4-6) Power outage could mean end of Norv Turner era.

22. Bills (4-6) Score four FGs in four red zone trips but still win.

23. Dolphins (4-6) Just 50 yards, two first downs in first half of loss.

24. Jets (4-6) End three-game losing streak with win at St. Louis.

25. Rams (3-6-1) Defense on longest turnover-less streak since ’50.

26. Cardinals (4-6) Have lost six consecutive games after 4–0 start.

27. Eagles (3-7) First two series of Nick Foles’ first start end in INTs.

28. Raiders (3-7) Have allowed 135 points over three straight losses.

29. Browns (2-8) On a 12-game slide on the road after Big D defeat.

30. Panthers (2-8) Loss to Bucs “as bad as it gets,” says Ron Rivera.

31. Jaguars (1-9) Chad Henne taking over for Blaine Gabbert at QB.

32. Chiefs (1-9) Fans dressed in black, saw ugly ending vs. Cincy.
 

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