NFL Power Rankings - Week 13

Sat, Dec 3, 2022

#1. Chiefs — Will they still be number one after visiting the Bengals this coming Sunday? (same ranking as last week)

#2. 49ers — Will they still be number two after Tua pays a visit? (same ranking as last week)

#3. Eagles — The NFC’s top seed will get a stiff test when a pissed off Titans team roll into the City of Brotherly Love this Sunday. (same ranking as last week)

#4. Dolphins — Facing the Nick Bosa and the vaunted 49ers defense on the road is not a good time to be down your starting left and right tackles. (same ranking as last week)

#5. Cowboys — They should cruise to 9-3 with the Colts in town this weekend. (up from 7th last week)

#6. Bills — New England in Foxboro in December is never a lay-up. Josh Allen better bring his A-game on Thursday night. (same ranking as last week)

#7. Bengals — Big time playoff implications this Sunday at Paul Brown stadium. Will Jamar Chase return? (up from 8th last week)

#8. Titans — RB Derrick Henry is quietly compiling another statistically dominant season. But will it finally equate to a Super Bowl ring? (dn from 5th last week)

#9. Vikings — They face a deceptively dominant defense this weekend in the New York Jets. They had better come to play. (up from 10th last week)

#10. Ravens — The fighting Edgar Allan Poes feel overvalued this year. They lose a lot of close games. (dn from 9th last week)

#11. Jets — The Mike White train rolls on. (up from 12th last week)

#12. Commanders — Are they the Titans of the NFC? Never pretty with this team but they continue to rack up wins. (up from 13th last week)

#13. Patriots — Defense is all-world. Offense remains sub-par. (dn from 11th last week)

#14. Chargers — Going for two to walk off the Cardinals was so Brandon Staley. Glad it worked out for him this time. (up from 16th last week)

#15. Buccaneers — My brain is finally catching up to my eyeballs. It is what it is. The Bucs are average. (dn from 14th last week)

#16. Seahawks — Even in their losses, this Seattle team continues to exceed expectations. HC Pete Carroll is doing a hell of a job this year. (dn from 15th last week)

#17. Lions — Detroit is one of the best stories of the 2022 season. Hard not to root for them every week. (same ranking as last week)

#18. Browns — The Deshaun Watson era starts now… on the road… at Houston. (up from 20th last week)

#19. Raiders — Signs of life? Josh Jacobs is doing his thing this year. (up from 24th last week)

#20. Jaguars — Gutsy call for 8th seed Doug Pederson to go for two against the Ravens. (up from 25th last week)

#21. Giants — Why are they not in the top third of the power rankings with all the other 7-4 teams? Losing 3 of 4 without much of an offensive identity has the G-men right where they belong. (dn from 18th last week)

#22. Falcons — A 5-7 record this time of year usually means fading hope for most teams. But the Falcons are in the NFC South. A ½ game out of first place. (dn from 21st last week)

#23. Saints — At 4-8 the underachieving Saints are another team that is a couple of wins away from first place in the NFC South. (dn from 19th last week)

#24. Packers — Caught a glimpse of the future when Jordan Love came in for A-Rod (ribs, thumb) Sunday night against Philly. But Rodgers is doing his best Charlton Heston when it comes to giving up the ball. (dn from 23rd last week)

#25. Panthers — Yet another NFC South team in the mix for first place in a horrible division. (up from 30th last week)

#26. Steelers — HC Mike Tomlin has never had a sub-500 season in his career. The Pickett-to-Pickens connection might just keep his drive alive. (up from 28th last week)

#27. Bears — Totally different team without Justin Fields under center. (same ranking as last week)

#28. Colts — This trainwreck of a team would have playoff aspirations right now at 4-7-1… if they were in the NFC South. (dn from 22nd last week)

#29. Cardinals — Is the Kliff Kingsbury experiment circling the drain? Feels like it. (dn from 26th last week)

#30. Rams — Too many injuries to overcome for the Super Bowl champs. Season officially over. (dn from 29th last week)

#31. Broncos — Another huge disappointment. The addition of Russell Wilson was supposed to get them to the Super Bowl. Maybe next year. (same ranking as last week)

#32. Texans — Welcome back Deshaun Watson. At least for the weekend. (same ranking as last week)