NFL Top 12 Power Rankings Week 11 Edition

11 weeks of the 2011 NFL season are in the books and once again we had another interesting week, but what do you expect from the NFL? The week started with an ugly, ugly game in Denver on Thursday night, where the Denver Broncos pulled off a big upset of the New York Jets, 17-13. Tim Tebow led a 95 yard drive starting with 5:54 left in the 4th quarter to win the game with just under a minute left. On Sunday, we saw the debut of Jake Locker, the 10th overall pick in the draft for an injured Matt Hasselbeck for the Titans against the Falcons. Locker threw two touchdowns in the second half for a late rally but the rally fell short by one score. The Giants put up a dub against the Eagles, losing 17-10, in a huge letdown to the Metlife Stadium crowd. The Packers remained undefeated after a close 35-26 win against the Bucs. The Lions, once down 24-7 and 27-14 at halftime, completed a huge comeback to beat the Panthers 49-35, behind Matthew Stafford’s five touchdown passes, and none being to Calvin Johnson. Now its time for this weeks edition of the power rankings, players of the week, MVP and other awards update.



1.Green Bay Packers (10-0) defeated Tampa Bay Buccaneers 35-26. Last week (1). The Packers just keep rolling, as they head into their Thanksgiving game in Detroit undefeated to take on the hungry 7-3 Lions.


2.San Francisco 49ers (9-1) defeated Arizona Cardinals 23-7. Last week (2). The Nines stomp their division rivals, before heading to Baltimore for a Thanksgiving night showdown with the Ravens.


3.Houston Texans (7-3) BYE WEEK. Last week (3). The Texans come out of their bye week being lead by new starting quarterback Matt Leinart, and with an easy final six games, they should be in the playoffs this year.


4.Pittsburgh Steelers (7-3) BYE WEEK. Last week (4). The Steelers may be the best team in the AFC, but they need to get a lead on the Ravens in the final six games to win the division and maybe the conference.


5.New Orleans Saints (7-3) BYE WEEK. The Saints come out of their bye week with a mediocre final six games vs NYG, vs DET, @ TEN, @ MIN, vs ATL, and vs CAR. Their game vs Detroit has been flexed into the Sunday night spot week 13.


6.New England Patriots (7-3) defeated Kansas City Chiefs 34-3. Last week (7). The Pats smack around the Chiefs as they appear to be starting to run away with the AFC East.


7.Chicago Bears (7-3) defeated San Diego Chargers 31-20. Last week (8). The Bears hang on vs the Chargers but lose starting quarterback Jay Cutler for 6-8 weeks with a broken thumb.


8.Detroit Lions (7-3) defeated Carolina Panthers 49-35. Last week (9). The Lions fell behind big early, but a thrilling comeback and win by 14 keeps them as one of the wild card leaders.


9.Baltimore Ravens (7-3) defeated Cincinnati Bengals 31-24. Last week (10). The Ravens survived a late game Bengals drive to the red zone but forced Andy Dalton to throw an incomplete four straight times.


10.Atlanta Falcons (6-4) defeated Tennessee Titans 23-17. Last week (N/R). The Falcons survived a late Jake Locker rally and are one game out of the division, with one game left against the Saints.


11.Dallas Cowboys (6-4) defeated Washington Redskins 27-24 (OT). Last week (11). The Cowboys escaped with an overtime win in D.C. against the division rivals and now share a first place lead in the NFC East with the Giants and two games left against them.


12.New York Giants (6-4) lost to Philadelphia Eagles 17-10. Last week (6). The Giants got embarrassed on their home turf in the national spotlight by Vince Young and the Eagles in what everyone thought would be a Giants blowout of the Eagles.


NFC Player Of The Week: Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford – 28 of 36, 335 yards, 5 TDs, 2 INTs.
HM: Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers – 23 of 34, 299 yards, 3 TDs, 0 INT.


AFC Player Of The Week: Tennessee Titans WR Nate Washington – 9 catches, 115 yards, 2 TDs.
HM: Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice – 20 carries, 104 yards, 2 TDs.


Upset Of The Week: Philadelphia Eagles defeat New York Giants 17-10.
HM: Denver Broncos defeat New York Jets 17-13.


Most Exciting Game Of The Week: Detroit Lions defeat Carolina Panthers 49-35.
HM: Baltimore Ravens defeat Cincinnati Bengals 31-24.


MVP:
1.Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers – 3,168 yards, 31 TDs, 4 INTs, 72.9 CMP%, 128.8 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 (2).
3.Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy: 1,019 yards rushing, 10 TDs, 5.4 YPR, 198 yards receiving, 2 TDs. Last week (N/R).


Defensive Player Of The Year:
1.Minnesota Vikings DE Jared Allen – 43 Tackles, 13.5 Sacks, 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 – 85 Tackles, 2 Sacks, 1 INT , 11 PDs, 10 INT yards, 4 Forced Fumbles, 2 Fumble Recoveries. Last week (3).


Rookie Of The Year:
1.Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton – 2,239 yards, 15 TDs, 12 INTs, 59.3 CMP%, 79.6 Rating. Last week (1).
2.Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton – 2,885 yards, 12 TDs, 14 INTs, 60.0 CMP%, 80.0 Rating. Last week (2).
3.Denver Broncos LB Von Miller – 48 Tackles, 9.5 Sacks, 3 Forced Fumbles. Last week (N/R).

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