NFL Top 12 Power Rankings Week 10 Edition

10 Weeks of the 2011 NFL season have flown by and pitted the Indianapolis Colts, Houston Texans, Pittsburgh Steelers, and New Orleans Saints as the last teams to hit their bye week in week 11. Week 10 was a crazy week with both New York teams in big games, Cincinnati getting their first real test this season, and another insane Atlanta vs New Orleans game. There were also a couple of snooze fests, but hey, not every game can be exciting. Last week, the 49ers and Giants were numbers 2 and 3 in my power rankings, respectively, and they played each other in week 10 which meant that one of them would tumble after soaring so high the last few weeks. In what became quite possibly the best game of the week, the Giants and 49ers played a very physical game as San Francisco was trying to prove that their defense is for real and they are ready to make a strong playoff run. Well, the Niners did just that, knocking off the Giants, 27-20. The Giants will fall and the 49ers will remain at their spot in this weeks edition of the power rankings. Lets get to it, here’s the Week 10 Edition of the NFL Top 12 Power Rankings.


1.Green Bay Packers (9-0) defeated Minnesota Vikings 45-7. Last week (1). The Packers are without a doubt in line to repeat as Super Bowl champs with the level of play they are on.


2.San Francisco 49ers (8-1) defeated New York Giants 27-20. Last week (2). The Niners are for real after knocking off MVP contender Eli Manning and the Giants, with that great defense.


3.Houston Texans (7-3) defeated Tampa Bay Buccaneers 37-9. Last week (4). The Texans destroyed the Bucs, but the loss of QB Matt Schaub will hurt badly, as the Matt Leinart era begins.


4.Pittsburgh Steelers (7-3) defeated Cincinnati Bengals 24-17. Last week (7). A week after choking to Baltimore, the Steelers knock off the new and improved Bengals in Cincinnati.


5.New Orleans Saints (7-3) defeated Atlanta Falcons 26-23 (OT). Last week (8). With help from Falcons coach Mike Smith, the Saints stunned the rival Falcons in Atlanta in overtime.


6.New York Giants (6-3) lost to San Francisco 49ers 27-20. Last week (3). A late rally falls short vs San Fran, as the Giants NFC East lead is cut to one game with Dallas’ blow out of Buffalo.


7.New England Patriots (6-3) defeated New York Jets 37-16. Last week (11). The Patriots get back on track with a thrashing of the Jets on the road and are in sole possession of first place.


8.Chicago Bears (6-3) defeated Detroit Lions 37-13. Last week (12). The Bears destroy the Lions and tie Detroit for second place in the NFC North, and that scary Bears defense is back.


9.Detroit Lions (6-3) lost to Chicago Bears 37-13. Last week (5). The Lions get beaten down by the Bears, and have a very tough final seven games in their race for a playoff spot.


10.Baltimore Ravens (6-3) lost to Seattle Seahawks 22-17. Last week (6). One of the most inconsistent teams in the NFL, Baltimore has beaten the Texans, Jets, and Steelers twice, but lose to the Seahawks, Jaguars, and Titans..


11.Dallas Cowboys (5-4) defeated Buffalo Bills 44-7. Last week (N/R). Dallas cracks the top 12 with a nasty beat down of the Bills, as they climb one game away from first place in the East.


12.New York Jets (5-4) lost to New England Patriots 37-16. Last week (9). The Jets got decimated by the Pats and are in really bad shape in the crowded AFC playoff picture.


NFC Player Of The Week: Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo – 23 of 26, 270 yards, 3 TDs, 0 INT.
HM: Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers – 23 of 30, 250 yards, 4 TDs, 0 INT.


AFC Player Of The Week: New England Patriots QB Tom Brady – 26 of 39, 329 yards, 3 TDs, 0 INT.
HM: Houston Texans RB Arian Foster – 17 carries, 84 yards, 1 TD. 4 catches, 102 yards,1 TD.


Upset Of The Week: Seattle Seahawks defeat Baltimore Ravens 22-17.
HM: Arizona Cardinals defeat Philadelphia Eagles 21-17.


Most Exciting Game Of The Week: San Francisco 49ers defeat New York Giants 27-20.
HM: New Orleans Saints defeat Atlanta Falcons 26-23 (OT).


MVP:
1.Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers – 2,869 yards, 28 TDs, 3 INTs, 72.9 CMP%, 129.6 Rating. Last week (1).
2.New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees – 3,326 yards, 23 TDs, 11 INTs, 70.9 CMP%, 101.3 Rating. Last week (N/R).
3.New England Patriots QB Tom Brady – 3,032 yards, 23 TDs, 10 INTs, 66.1 CMP%, 102.0 Rating. Last week (N/R).


Defensive Player Of The Year:
1.Minnesota Vikings DE Jared Allen – 41 Tackles, 13.5 Sackles, 1 INT, 4 PDs, 3 Forced Fumbles, 3 Fumble Recoveries. Last Week (1).
2.New York Jets CB Darrell Revis – 28 Tackles, 4 INTs, 16 PDs, 184 INT Yards, 1 TD. Last week (2).
3.San Francisco 49ers LB Patrick Willis – 78 Tackles, 2.0 Sacks, 8 PDs, 3 Forced Fumbles, 2 Fumble Recoveries. Last week (3).


Rookie Of The Year:
1.Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton – 1,866 yards, 14 TDs, 9 INTs, 60.3 CMP%, 82.6 Rating. Last week (2).
2.Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton – 2,605 yards, 11 TDs, 10 INTs, 60.2 CMP%, 84.0 Rating, 70 Rushes, 374 yards, 7 TDs. Last week (1).
WR A.J. Green – 41 catches, 635 yards, 6 TDs. Last week (3).

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