Dr. J's NFL Power Rankings for Week 13

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! For Chargers fans, be thankful that your team isn't playing on Thursday and won't ruin your appetite!<br><br>

1) Kansas City Chiefs (10-1)
Last Week: 1st, Defeated Oakland 27-24
A two minute drill at the end brings more relief than rejoicing for KC fans.

2) New England Patriots (9-2)
Last Week: 2nd, Defeated Houston 23-20 in OT
The Patriots are a remarkable 7-0 in OT games since Tom Brady took over as the starting QB.

3) Tennessee Titans (9-2)
Last Week: 3rd, Defeated Atlanta 38-31
Titans spot the Falcons 21 points, lose Steve McNair to a leg injury, and still win, thanks to Billy Volek?

4) Philadelphia Eagles (8-3)
Last Week: 6th, Defeated New Orleans 33-20
Defense struggles so it's up to McNabb and company to extend winning streak to six.

5) Indianapolis Colts (9-2)
Last Week: 4th, Defeated Buffalo 17-14
Looks like the edge is back in Edgerrin James.

6) Dallas Cowboys (8-3)
Last Week: 8th, Defeated Carolina 24-20
Bill Parcells magic has the Cowboys tied for the best record in the NFC.

7) St. Louis Rams (8-3)
Last Week: 7th, Defeated Arizona 30-27 in OT
Marc Bulger throws 4 INTS, the defense blows a 14 point lead, and yet, the Rams find a way to win.

8) Carolina Panthers (8-3)
Last Week: 5th, Lost to Dallas 24-20
Panthers stuggle on offense but still keep it close.

9) Miami Dolphins (7-4)
Last Week: 13th, Defeated Washington 24-23
Looks like Jay Fielder has finally been validated in Miami.

10) Green Bay Packers (6-5)
Last Week: 10th, Defeated San Francisco 20-10
The Packers continue their transformation from high flying passers to grinding power runners.

11) Cincinnati Bengals (6-5)
Last Week: 12th, Defeated San Diego 34-27
Team's 6-2 record in last eight is team's best since 1996.

12) Minnesota Vikings (7-4)
Last Week: 14th, Defeated Detroit 24-14
Defense that struggled scores twice on interceptions in 39 seconds.

13) Seattle Seahawks (7-4)
Last Week: 9th, Lost to Baltimore 44-41
Sure the officials screwed up, but it should have never gotten to that point.

14) Baltimore Ravens (6-5)
Last Week: 16th, Defeated Seattle 44-41
Anthony Wright, with a child on the way, has a career game with 319 yards passing and 4 TDs.

15) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-6)
Last Week: 15th, Defeated NY Giants 19-13
I loved the anti-Keyshawn signs all over the stadium last night. The best one? "Just give me the damn pink slip."

16) Denver Broncos (6-5)
Last Week: 11th, Lost to Chicago 19-10
Team shows little effort and lack of heart against lesser foe.

17) San Francisco 49ers (5-6)
Last Week: 17th, Lost to Green Bay 20-10
4th ranked run defense gets run over, around, and through.

18) New Orleans Saints (5-6)
Last Week: 18th, Lost to Philadelphia 33-20
Deuce McAllister's efforts are wasted by mistake-prone team.

19) Washington Redskins (4-7)
Last Week: 19th, Lost to Miami 24-23
13 point lead, great defensive play, and good bullpen performance by Tim Hasselbeck are all wasted in the 4th quarter.

20) Houston Texans (4-7)
Last Week: 20th, Lost to New England 23-20 in OT
Texans learning to hang tough. Next season, they learn to win.

21) Pittsburgh Steelers (4-7)
Last Week: 24th, Defeated Cleveland 13-6
Steelers force 5 Browns turnovers in ugly win.

22) Buffalo Bills (4-7)
Last Week: 22nd, Lost to Indianapolis 17-14
Bills score first 2 offensive TD's in 45 quarters, but can't make them count.

23) New York Giants (4-7)
Last Week: 23rd, Lost to Tampa Bay 19-13
Giants have lost 6 of 8 and have turned the ball over a staggering 27 times this season.

24) Cleveland Browns (4-7)
Last Week: 21st, Lost to Pittsburgh 13-6
44 points one week, 6 the next, the Browns are an impossible team to figure out.

25) New York Jets (4-7)
Last Week: 25th, Defeated Jacksonville 13-10
Chad Pennington does his best John Elway imitation and leads Jets on a game winning 94 yard drive in final three minutes for win.

26) Chicago Bears (4-7)
Last Week: 28th, Defeated Denver 19-10
Kordell Stewart is the hero?

27) Arizona Cardinals (3-8)
Last Week: 31st, Lost to St. Louis 30-27 in OT
Cards force 3 turnovers in 4th quarter to force OT, but fall just short.

28) Oakland Raiders (3-8)
Last Week: 29th, Lost to Kansas City 27-24
Phillip Buchanon can't stand prosperity, getting a ill timed penalty after a punt return and playing too far off Brian Boerigter on a key 1st down conversion.

29) Jacksonville Jaguars (2-9)
Last Week: 27th, Lost to NY Jets 13-10
Byron Leftwich's 18 turnovers in his 8 starts has coach Jack Del Rio looking at David Garrard.

30) Detroit Lions (3-8)
Last Week: 26th, Lost to Minnesota 24-14
Joey Harrington will learn from this someday soon.

31) Atlanta Falcons (2-9)
Last Week: 30th, Lost to Tennessee 38-31
Only team in NFL without a win at home (0-6).

32) San Diego Chargers (2-9)
Last Week: 32nd, Lost to Cincinnati 34-27
Dolts defense gives up an unbelievable 33 first downs against Bengals.

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