NFL Power Rankings Week 12

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A week after the NFL Power Rankings felt like they were settling in to an orderly top ten while the middle was left to be sorted, the script has flipped. The Arizona Cardinals defended their perch atop the NFC but the Packers blasted the Eagles, the Broncos got smothered in St. Louis and the Kansas City Chiefs took care of the Seattle Seahawks to run their winning streak to five games.

Meanwhile, the awful state of the NFC South might be enough to keep Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith from getting fired. The 4-6 Falcons now sit in first place thanks to a head-to-head tiebreaker over the Saints, also 4-6.

NFL Power Rankings for week 12 have been updated following Monday Night Football.

Nov 16, 2014; Landover, MD, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (13) catches a touchdown pass ahead of Washington Redskins inside linebacker Perry Riley (56) in the fourth quarter at FedEx Field. The Buccaneers won 27-7. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

SLR’s Week 12 NFL Power Rankings: 26-32

Last Week: 32. Oakland Raiders. 32. player. 28. Opportunities to get their first win of the season are starting to dwindle.. 0-10

player. 52. As soon as the Raiders get a win, national focus should shift to how disappointing the Jaguars have been.. 1-9. Last Week: 30. Jacksonville Jaguars. 31

Will Zach Mettenberger show enough to convince the Titans to pass up a quarterback next spring?. 2-8. Last Week: 29. Tennessee Titans. 30. player. 35

28. player. 48. Lovie Smith’s first season hasn’t gone according to plan, but a solid win over the Redskins makes for a nice week.. 2-8. Last Week: 31. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

30. Rex Ryan may be on his way out but his guys will fight the whole time.. 2-8. Last Week: 28. New York Jets. 27. player

87. Believe it or not, they still aren’t dead in the NFC South race. The division is just that bad.. 3-7-1. Last Week: 22. Carolina Panthers. 26. player