OBR Weekly NFL Power Rankings

Our Weekly NFL Power Rankings are out. Have the Cleveland Browns fallen all the way to the bottom yet? Who has established themselves as our Top 5? How are 12 teams sitting with 4 wins going into Week 11?

Rank Team Last Rank W or L Record Jared Barry Lane Andrea Rick Fred Hayden
1 New England 1 W 9 - 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2 Carolina 3 W 9 - 0 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
3 Arizona 6 W 7 - 2 3 3 3 4 4 3 5
4 Cincinnati 2 L 8 - 1 4 4 4 3 3 5 3
5 Green Bay 5 L 6 - 3 6 5 5 6 5 4 7
Note: Splitting the Top 5 just seems right as these teams seem to have the current best chance for a long run at the Super Bowl. The Pats are the clear cut #1 but the Panthers have gained respect and all of the second place votes. The Cardinals and Bengals play this week in an very important matchup, will Non-Primetime Andy Dalton appear again? Aaron Rodgers footwork is all the talk of film junkies, can he really become bad that quickly from the pocket?
6 Minnesota 7 W 7 - 2 5 6 7 5 6 7 6
7 Denver 4 L 7 - 2 7 7 6 7 7 6 4
8 Pittsburgh 11 W 6 - 4 8 8 9 8 8 10 8
9 Atlanta 9 BYE 6 - 3 10 9 10 9 9 8 9
10 Jets 8 L 5 - 4 11 11 12 11 10 9 11
11 Buffalo 14 W 5 - 4 9 10 11 12 12 12 10
12 Giants 10 L 5 - 5 12 12 8 13 11 11 12
Note: An interesting group falls in here. The Vikings have made a slow steady climb up the rankings with their very balanced team. The Broncos have lost 2 straight and might be better off without Peyton Manning (Browns next CEO?). The Steelers defense is terrible, as we saw first hand last week, but their offense is scary even without their Bell cow running back. Atlanta has to hope they can bounce back off their bye but Shanahan's offenses have struggled once people get tape on them. The New York trifecta has had some exciting moments but no consistency.
13 Seattle 12 L 4 - 5 15 14 13 14 13 13 14
14 Oakland 13 L 4 - 5 17 14 15 10 14 15 15
15 Indianapolis 15 BYE 4 - 5 13 17 14 15 15 14 13
16 Chicago 20 W 4 - 5 14 16 16 19 18 21 16
17 Philadelphia 16 L 4 - 5 18 15 17 18 20 16 18
18 Washington 23 W 4 - 5 19 18 18 16 16 23 17
19 St. Louis 17 L 4 - 5 20 19 20 21 19 17 19
20 Kansas City 21 W 4 - 5 16 20 19 20 21 20 24
21 Houston 25 W 4 - 5 23 21 21 17 17 24 21
22 Miami 19 W 4 - 5 21 23 25 23 22 19 20
23 New Orleans 18 L 4 - 6 22 24 27 24 23 18 23
24 Tampa Bay 26 W 4 - 5 24 22 24 26 24 25 22
Note: Crazy that there are 12 teams in the NFL with 4 wins going into Week 11. For some teams, it feels like they are out of any playoff chances while the NFC East and AFC South are wide open for 4 win teams. Not a lot separates those in this group. Washington rises up 5 spots after destroying the Saints, the Chiefs seem to have righted the ship with their win over the Broncos. A lot of teams here in this big middle who are not very good either.
25 Dallas 22 L 2 - 7 27 25 23 22 26 22 25
26 San Diego 24 BYE 2 - 7 26 26 22 25 27 26 26
27 San Francisco 27 BYE 3 - 6 28 27 26 27 29 27 30
28 Jacksonville 31 W 3 - 6 25 30 30 30 25 29 27
29 Baltimore 28 L 2 - 7 29 28 28 28 28 28 28
30 Tennessee 29 L 2 - 7 30 29 29 29 32 31 29
31 Cleveland 30 L 2 - 8 32 32 31 31 30 30 31
32 Detroit 32 W 2 - 7 31 31 32 32 31 32 32
Note: A whole lot of blah here. The Cowboys hope Tony Romo works miracles while the Jags have a terrible division to give them some hope. The rest are playing for next year, or farther if the Browns fire everyone and start from scratch like the Lions and Titans seem like they will do. Not a lot of good football here but one of these teams is bound to make a half hearted push for a playoff spot before falling short.

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