Dr J's NFL Power Rankings Week 13

It's like this…<br><br> Just out of curiosity, if you were Charlie Weis, would you leave New England to go and coach Notre Dame…I honestly think Ty Willingham made out on this deal…The Padres dropped the ball when they let David Wells walk. I don't know if they are done, but this is nothing but a black eye for the Padres PR-wise…

Kobe Bryant, believe me, what you did to your wife is WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY worse than anything Karl Malone could have said to her…And lastly Barry, we all knew it, we're not stupid, so just quit lying and man up to it.

And that's the way it is…

1) Pittsburgh (12-1)
Last Week: 1st, Defeated NY Jets 17-6
Steelers' team record 11th consecutive victory is won without much offense but a whole lot of defense.

2) New England (12-1)
Last week: 2nd, Defeated Cincinnati 35-28
Let's hear it for the Patriots' team leader in interceptions, WR/DB/KR Troy Brown.

3) Philadelphia (12-1)
Last Week: 3rd, Defeated Washington 17-14
Eagles lose three defensive linemen in a narrow victory.

4) Indianapolis (10-3)
Last Week: 4th, Defeated Houston 23-14
Peyton Manning gets closer to Dan Marino's record, but Colts are severely tested during game.

5) San Diego (10-3)
Last Week: 5th, Defeated Tampa Bay 31-24
If the last three weeks weren't enough to put Donnie Edwards in the Pro Bowl, I don't know what he'd have to do.

6) Atlanta (10-3)
Last Week: 7th, Defeated Oakland 35-10
T.J. Duckett leads NFL's #1 rushing offense with 4 TDs.

7) NY Jets (9-4)
Last Week: 6th, Lost to Pittsburgh 17-6
No shame in this loss, Jets fans. None.

8) Green Bay (8-5)
Last Week: 8th, Defeated Detroit 16-13
The Pack is all alone on top of the NFC North for 1st time this season.

9) Baltimore (8-5)
Last Week: 10th, Defeated NY Giants 37-14
Ravens take down one Manning, aim for another next week.

10) Jacksonville (7-6)
Last Week: 12th, Defeated Chicago 22-3
Jags finally get a game that's a bit easier than normal.

11) Denver (8-5)
Last week: 11th, Defeated Miami 20-17
Hey Jake, they boo because you deserve it, and you know it too.

12) Buffalo (7-6)
Last Week: 15th, Defeated Cleveland 37-7
Bills hold the Browns to 17 net yards of offense, the 5th lowest in history.

13) Carolina (6-7)
Last week: 16th, Defeated St. Louis 20-7
Ricky Manning Jr. continues his domination of St. Louis Rams quarterbacks.

14) St. Louis (6-7)
Last Week: 13th, Lost to Carolina 20-7
Chris Chandler throws the ball more to the Panthers (six) than to Isaac Bruce (three).

15) Minnesota (7-6)
Last Week: 9th, Lost to Seattle 27-23
It should have been Randy Moss running the pattern, not throwing to it.

16) Cincinnati (6-7)
Last Week: 14th, Lost to New England 35-28
Bengals out-gain Patriots (478 to 351) but once again, make mistakes late that cost them the game.

17) Kansas City (5-8)
Last week: 18th, Defeated Tennessee 49-38
Chiefs pull one out late in a game where the defense is just an afterthought.

18) Tampa Bay (5-8)
Last Week: 17th, Lost to San Diego 31-24
Penalties cost Bucs 111 yards and at least three points.

19) Seattle (7-6)
Last Week: 22nd, Defeated Minnesota 27-23
Seattle's first win against team with winning record this season is anything but spectacular, but it puts them in first place in the NFC West.

20) Houston (5-8)
Last Week: 19th, Lost to Indianapolis 23-14
Texans lose their fifth game in six tries and are fading quickly.

21) Dallas (5-8)
Last week: 20th, Lost to New Orleans 27-13
Is anyone else wondering how Bill Parcells is keeping his cool?

22) Chicago (5-8)
Last Week: 21st, Lost to Jacksonville 22-3
Brian Urlacher goes down with an injury once again and takes the Bears chances with him.

23) New Orleans (5-8)
Last Week: 29th, Defeated Dallas 27-13
Saints show some guts and heart in an impressive victory.

24) Detroit (5-8)
Last Week: 23rd, Lost to Green Bay 16-13
Lions blow 13 point lead by playing not to lose.

25) Tennessee (4-9)
Last Week: 25th, Lost to Kansas City 49-38
Drew Bennett has a monster game, but it's not enough for the sagging Titans.

26) Washington (4-9)
Last Week: 26th, Lost to Philadelphia 17-14
Patrick Ramsey's solid day ends on a sour note with a wobbly pass into the end zone.

27) Oakland (4-9)
Last Week: 24th, Lost to Atlanta 35-10
Turnovers and penalties kill Raiders chances. This is not a recording. This is an updated column…

28) Arizona (4-9)
Last Week: 28th, Lost to San Francisco 31-28 in OT
Cards erase a big deficit with a big time rally, but it falls short.

29) NY Giants (5-8)
Last Week: 27th, Lost to Baltimore 37-14
Hey Giants fans, Eli Manning and Philip Rivers had the exact same passer rating on Sunday! Of course, Rivers didn't play but…

30) Cleveland (3-10)
Last Week: 30th, Lost to Buffalo 37-7
Browns lose nearly as many players to injury (five) as the number of yards gained (17) on Sunday…

31) Miami (2-11)
Last Week: 31st, Lost to Denver 20-17
Dolphins headsets and only the Dolphins headsets go on the fritz near the end of the game. Conspiracy? Nah, just typical for the ‘Fins…

32) San Francisco (2-11)
Last Week: 32nd, Defeated Arizona 31-28 in OT
Even when the Niners win, they lose, you know?

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