WEEK 12 POWER RANKINGS
(Previous week in parentheses)
1 Kansas City Chiefs (1) Tyreek Hill’s first-quarter stats were off the chart.
2 Pittsburgh Steelers (2) Have beared the brunt of Covid rescheduling.
3 New Orleans Saints (3) Should be some sort of asterisk beside latest win.
4 Buffalo Bills (6) Solid team effort in return from their bye week.
5 Green Bay Packers (9) Cozy three-game lead in division after trouncing Bears.
6 Seattle Seahawks (7) Seahawks won, but bettors suffered a bad, bad beat.
7 Tennessee Titans (12) Inside track for division after pounding Colts.
8 Los Angeles Rams (4) No easy outs in the difficult NFC West.
9 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8) Brady not used to losing three straight at home.
10 Indianapolis Colts (5) Defence not faring well against adept offences.
11 Miami Dolphins (15) Offence is better with Fitzpatrick for now.
12 Cleveland Browns (14) Not always pretty, but finding ways to win.
13 Arizona Cardinals (10) Looked half-asleep in loss to the Patriots.
14 Las Vegas Raiders (11) Have lost 88-26 combined after facing the Chiefs.
15 Baltimore Ravens (13) A very odd week to say the least.
16 Minnesota Vikings (18) Came out on top in miscue-filled game with Panthers.
17 Atlanta Falcons (19) The Falcons can go off like that almost any time.
18 Houston Texans (20) Deshaun Watson is league’s hottest quarterback.
19 New England Patriots (21) Somehow defeated Arizona despite awful boxscore.
20 San Francisco 49ers (23) Undermanned roster keeps on battling.
21 Los Angeles Chargers (16) Anthony Lynn should have coaching license revoked.
22 Denver Broncos (17) A forfeit would have been more dignified.
23 Carolina Panthers (24) Had Vikings on the ropes but couldn’t finish them off.
24 Wash. Football Team (26) Suddenly, Alex Smith is best quarterback in division.
25 New York Giants (27) Dallas is only losing team remaining on their sked.
26 Chicago Bears (22) One of several clubs in dire need of a quarterback.
27 Philadelphia Eagles (29) Time to see what you have in Jalen Hurts.
28 Detroit Lions (28) Rarely are players this elated over a coach’s departure.
29 Jacksonville Jaguars (31) Not winning, but have covered three of past four.
30 Cincinnati Bengals (30) Plenty of solid pieces to build around here.
31 Dallas Cowboys (25) Will Mike McCarthy be a one and done?
32 New York Jets (32) And the beats go on.