NFL Power Rankings Going Into Week 13

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The Houston Texans remain the top-ranked team after their overtime win on Thanksgiving Day.

<p> NFL Power Rankings Going Into Week 13, including the Houston Texans, Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers, Baltimore Ravens, New York Giants, Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bears, New England Patriots, Denver Broncos, Indianapolis Colts, Pittsburgh Steelers, Cincinnati Bengals, Seattle Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New Orleans Saints, Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys.</p>

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

Here are our NFL Power Rankings following Week 12 of the season:



1. Texans (10-1) Schaub says Ndamukong Suh not “Texan-worthy.”

2. Falcons (10-1) Ryan leads fifth fourth-quarter winning drive of ’12.

3. 49ers (8-2-1) Healthy Alex Smith watches Colin Kaepernick win.

4. Ravens (9-2) Ray Rice 4th-and-29 conversion already legendary.

5. Giants (7-4) Martellus Bennett uses “Spidey-sense” to save fan.

6. Packers (7-4) Greg Jennings set to return from abdomen ailment.

7. Bears (8-3) Upset over Jared Allen blindside block of Lance Louis.

8. Patriots (8-3) Bill Belichick the eighth coach with 200 wins.

9. Broncos (8-3) Peyton Manning passes John Elway in all-time wins.

10. Colts (7-4) Cheerleaders shave heads to support Chuck Pagano.

11. Steelers (6-5) First-round pick David DeCastro returns from injury.

12. Bengals (6-5) Andrew Whitworth ejected after brawl with Raiders.

13. Seahawks (6-5) Ball-Hawks Sherman, Browner may face suspension.

14. Vikings (6-5) “It’s a big deal” Adrian Peterson missed team bus.

15. Buccaneers (6-5) Ronde Barber makes 210th straight start, 47th INT.

16. Saints (5-6) Marques Colston scores team record 56th TD in loss.

17. Redskins (5-6) RG3 compared to Cool Hand Luke by Mike Shanahan.



18. Cowboys (5-6) Tony Romo falls to 5–1 on Thanksgiving Thursdays.

19. Dolphins (5-6) Snap three-game slide with FG on game’s final play.

20. Chargers (4-7) Prevent defense prevents Bolts from stopping Rice.

21. Rams (4-6-1) Janoris Jenkins high-steps for two pick-sixes in win.

22. Panthers (3-8) Ron Rivera relieved after MNF win at Philadelphia.

23. Titans (4-7) OC Chris Palmer fired, replaced by Dowell Loggains.

24. Lions (4-7) Ndamukong Suh not suspended for Turkey Day kick.

25. Jets (4-7) Famed superfan Fireman Ed to hang up his helmet.

26. Bills (4-7) Chan Gailey, not Ryan Fitzpatrick, will be play-caller.

27. Cardinals (4-7) Rookie Ryan Lindley throws four INTs in first start.

28. Eagles (3-8) DeSean Jackson out for season with broken ribs.

29. Raiders (3-8) Carson Palmer endures painful return to Cincinnati.

30. Browns (3-8) Brandon Weeden status uncertain after concussion.

31. Jaguars (2-9) Win first home game of season over rival Tennessee.

32. Chiefs (1-10) Charles, Bowe ask Peyton Manning for autograph.
 

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