NFL Top 12 Power Rankings Week 11 Edition
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.
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).