NFL Power Rankings Week 13: Eagles Hanging In Top Ten

The Eagles lost this week, which will no doubt hurt their power rankings… but it was a road loss to a good team. Plus, it was just one loss after three straight wins. Even the biggest homers likely weren’t expecting the Eagles to run the table, so they were going to lose eventually. I’d prefer it to be to the Bears rather than the Giants or Cowboys…

While the Eagles will drop this week, they’re still a top 10 team. We’re at the point in the NFL season where the playoff picture is getting clearer. The pretenders are gone and unless you’re in the NFC or AFC West, we know which teams have a shot. So without further ado, here are SBNation.com’s NFL power rankings for week 13. The ranks are theirs, the comments are mine.

(1) New England Patriots (9-2) – So far the Eagles have been a part of the three highest rated games on the NFL season, that’s probably going to change next Monday night when the Pats face the Jets in one of the biggest games of the NFL season. (LW: 1)

(2) New York Jets (9-2) – The last time the Jets played a winning team, they were shut out. Can their luck continue against the Patriots? (LW: 2)

(3) Atlanta Falcons (9-2) – Maybe "Matty Ice" could win a playoff game before he earns a nickname that sounds like he’s "clutch?" If not a playoff game, how about just a couple of decent road wins? (LW: 3)

(4) New Orleans Saints (8-3) – Any team who beat Dallas in Dallas on national TV is ok by me.. (LW: 4)

(5) Baltimore Ravens (8-3) – Pats Vs Jets in one primetime game next week, Ravens vs Steelers in the other all in the same weekend! (LW: 5)

(6) Pittsburgh Steelers (8-3) – If God hadn’t prevented Steve Johnson from catching that pass, who knows how far Pitt would have dropped? (LW: 6)

(7) Chicago Bears (8-3) – Bears finally got a quality win, even though they nearly lost it at the end. They’ve got a brutal schedule from here on out. (LW: 11)

(8) Green Bay Packers (7-4) – Like the Eagles, they lost a tough road game against a quality opponent. That happens. (LW: 7)

(9) Philadelphia Eagles (7-4) – You must be doing something right when people are praising the opposing defenses for holding your offense to only 50+ points in two games. (LW: 8)

(10) New York Giants (7-4) – Last week, they were in another second half free fall. This week, everything is cured and Superbowl is next right Giants fans? (LW: 10)

(11) San Diego Chargers (6-5) – If this team had any semblance of a special teams early in the year, many would be talking about them as the best team in the league. (LW: 14)

(12) Kansas City Chiefs (7-4) – This is just a hell of a team at home. (LW: 13)

(13) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-4) – Failed a test against a good team in Baltimore. Will Atlanta further expose the Bucs next week? (LW: 12)

(14) Indianapolis Colts (6-5) – Maybe it’s the injuries, maybe they just aren’t very good. Either way, this isn’t your father’s Colts team. (LW: 9)

(15) Miami Dolphins (6-5) – I have absolutely no idea what to expect of this team from week to week. None. (LW: 17)

(16) Jacksonville Jaguars (6-5) – This is a team who I watch and don’t see how they’re any good, yet there they are atop their division. (LW: 15)

(17) Houston Texans (5-6) – THey’ll be bringing the NFL’s worst pass defense into Philadelphia on short rest this week. Probably won’t be pretty. At least Andre Johnson won’t get upset because Asante Samuel is being too rough. (LW: 20)

(18) Oakland Raiders (5-6) – So the Raiders stink again right? Because for a bit there it looked like they were kinda good. I suppose it was just an illusion. (LW: 16)

(19) St. Louis Rams (5-6) – Hey look. a road win! And they’ve got a pretty good shot at getting another against the Cardinals. (LW: 22)

(20) Seattle Seahawks (5-6) – It’s a crime that a team this bad is probably going to make the playoffs. (LW: 21)

(21) Tennessee Titans (5-6) – If anyone other than Rusty Smith plays QB for this team for the rest of the year they’ll probably win their division. (LW: 18)

(22) Washington Redskins (5-6) – Lost at home to the Vikings just when it seemed like maybe they’d turned things around. It probably won’t be pretty when they travel to face the Giants this week. (LW: 19)

(23) Cleveland Browns (4-7) – At least one fanbase thinks Josh McDaniels is doing a great job. (LW: 23)

(24) San Francisco 49ers (4-7) – Brian Westbrook dialed back the clock last night with a big performance, but he’s been resting on the bench all year. Can he stay healthy now that he’ll carry the load with Frank Gore out for the year? (LW: 25)

(25) Minnesota Vikings (4-7) – The new coach bump is 2-0 this season. I say fire Leslie Frazier this week and keep it rolling. (LW: 27)

(26) Dallas Cowboys (3-8) – All wins do is hurt their draft position at this point and convince Jerry Jones that Jason Garrett actually had nothing to do with the disappointment of this season. So in that way, losing on Thanksgiving was good. (LW: 24)

(27) Denver Broncos (3-8) – Is Josh McDaniels the worst coach in the NFL right now? Seriously, Wade Phillips is gone. It may be true. (LW: 26)

(28) Buffalo Bills (2-9) – They were on track for the biggest upset of the season until God screwed it up. (LW: 28).

(29) Detroit Lions (2-9) – The Thanksgiving tradition of watching the Lions get blown out on Thanksgiving continues. (LW: 29)

(30) Cincinnati Bengals (2-9) – More people might be watching the awful TOcho show than the Bengals at this point. (LW: 31)

(31) Arizona Cardinals (3-8) – I agree with Derek Anderson, there’s nothing funny about this. If this team isn’t proof that it’s a QB’s league, nothing is. (LW: 30)

(32) Carolina Panthers (1-10) – The latest team to get run over by Peyton Hillis. The only thinkg they should be worrying about is whether to take a QB with their top 2 pick next year or whether one of the 8 QBs they drafted last year can play. (LW: 32)

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