NorthwestFootball.net Power Rankings: Week 11

The Saints are still on top, and the Browns are still on the bottom. Who are the movers and shakers in the middle? Check out Dylan's Power Rankings for the details!

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NEW ORLEANS SAINTS New Orleans went into the red zone 5 times on Sunday and scored 5 touchdowns.  That's the difference between a good team, and an elite team.
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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS The Colts have found ways to win the close games, which is what separates them from the rest of the AFC.
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MINNESOTA VIKINGS He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named is having an MVP-type season.  It would appear that Madden retired one season too soon.
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NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS You would think that Belichick would remember how karma paid him back for running up the score in 2007, but apparently not.
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SAN DIEGO CHARGERS The Bolts are starting to hit their stride at just the right moment.  
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CINCINNATI BENGALS Just when they look like they're ready to make the leap to "elite", the Bengals lose to the Raiders.  D'oh!
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ARIZONA CARDINALS Arizona should be the first team to clinch a postseason berth.  They could do it as early as Dec 6.
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DALLAS COWBOYS Tony Romo was good when it counted and helped the Cowboys squeak out an important divisional win.
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PITTSBURGH STEELERS Pittsburgh blew a golden opportunity to catch up to the Bengals last Sunday by losing a sloppy game to the ailing Chiefs.
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PHILADELPHIA EAGLES The Iggles struggled against the Bears, which tells me that Philly still has a ways to go if they want to make any deep run into the playoffs this year.
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NEW YORK GIANTS New York needed a bit of luck (winning the coin toss) but they stopped a four-game skid last week.  Now they need to prove it wasn't a fluke on a short week on the road.
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MIAMI DOLPHINS The Dolphins are 5-5 but play much tougher than their record indicates.
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ATLANTA FALCONS The Dirty Birds sure ran the ball a lot last week considering that Michael Turner wasn't in the game.
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GREEN BAY PACKERS Green Bay has rebounded from a rocky start to remain in the hunt for a wildcard berth.  I have trouble seeing them getting too far in the post-season with that offensive line, though.
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BALTIMORE RAVENS Where, oh where did the Ravens offense go?  5 Figgies ain't gonna win you very many games.
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JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS Jacksonville is winning close games for a change.  
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TENNESSEE TITANS If he keeps winning games, Vince Young is going to wind up the Comeback Player of the Year.
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HOUSTON TEXANS Missed it by that much …
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DENVER BRONCOS I don't think I've ever seen a defense drop off of the face of the Earth like the 2009 Denver Broncos.  They went from great to putrid after Game 6.
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SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS San Francisco fell short on yet another 4th quarter comeback.  Memo to the 49ers:  it's easier to win when you don't go into the locker room at halftime down 17 points.
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NEW YORK JETS It's hard to remember that the Jets were 3-0 at one point …
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CAROLINA PANTHERS The Cats are 0-5 when Jake Delhomme throws the ball more than 30 times a game.  
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CHICAGO BEARS Chicago started the season 3-1 and has gone 1-5 since then.  They are one more loss away from irrelevance.
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BUFFALO BILLS Three red zone trips and zero touchdowns = another loss.
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KANSAS CITY CHIEFS Kansas City's season is over, but that doesn't make beating the Steelers any less sweet.
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SEATTLE SEAHAWKS The Seahawks can't run the ball and they can't defend the pass.  That's going to lead to a lot of blowout losses …
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WASHINGTON REDSKINS When your team struggles on offense as much as the Redskins do, you simply cannot afford to miss field goals.
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OAKLAND RAIDERS Say what you want about Bruce Gradkowski, but there is zero chance that Jamarcus Russell was pulling off that 4th quarter drive last weekend.
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DETROIT LIONS Sometimes miracles happen.  Case in point, last Sunday's untimed touchdown to beat Cleveland.
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ST. LOUIS RAMS I've run out of ways to describe this train wreck.
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TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS The Bucs are short on talent and make a lot of mistakes on the field.
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CLEVELAND BROWNS It figures that the Browns would break out of their offensive doldrums only to lose because the defense collapses.

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