NorthwestFootball.net Power Rankings: Week 12

Could there possibly be anyone better than the Saints? Could there possibly be anyone worse than the Browns? Dylan Johnson has all the answers...

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NEW ORLEANS SAINTS The Saints smackdown of the Patriots on Monday Night has cemented New Orleans' position as the best team in the NFL.
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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS Indianapolis becomes the first team to clinch a postseason berth in 2009 with yet another come-from-behind, 4th quarter victory.
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MINNESOTA VIKINGS He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named is well on the way to another MVP.  Sigh.
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SAN DIEGO CHARGERS The Bolts are now putting away bad teams early, rather than letting them hang around with a chance.  That's the mark of a good team.
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CINCINNATI BENGALS Not a convincing win against the worst team in football last week, but with a majority of AFC playoff hopefuls losing, any win is a big win.
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NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS The Pats are still a dangerous team, but they no longer stand among the elite.
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DALLAS COWBOYS December has begun which means the Cowboys are about to embark on their traditional December Swoon.
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PHILADELPHIA EAGLES The Eagles offense was atrocious for much of the second half last week.  They pulled off a victory, but only because of the ineptitude of the Redskins.
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GREEN BAY PACKERS Aaron Rodgers is the league's most prolific passer.  Just imagine what he could do if he was given some protection…
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ARIZONA CARDINALS How in the world do you let a team convert three 4th downs on one drive???
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DENVER BRONCOS Have the Broncos returned to form after dropping the previous 4 games, or are the Giants that bad?
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ATLANTA FALCONS Atlanta's postseason hopes are hanging by a thread.  They were lucky they were playing the moribund Bucs last week.
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BALTIMORE RAVENS Baltimore saved their season with a crucial divisional win last week.  It remains to be seen if they can keep up the intensity from week to week.
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PITTSBURGH STEELERS The Steelers have blown four 4th quarter leads and have lost three in a row.  The reigning Champs are in danger of missing the postseason.
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NEW YORK GIANTS New York is in big trouble.  Their rushing attack has been stuffed and their once-mighty defense is vulnerable.  Their season will be determined by this weekend's game vs. Dallas.
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TENNESSEE TITANS Vince Young deserves every bit of the praise that's been heaped upon him this week for his game winning drive against the Cardinals last week.  It was awesome.
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MIAMI DOLPHINS Miami is still a few players away from being a contender, but they are still light years ahead of where they were just a few short years ago.
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SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS The 49ers kept alive in the NFC playoff race with a convincing win over Jacksonville.  
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HOUSTON TEXANS Turnovers in the 4th quarter absolutely killed Houston last week.  It's exactly these types of things that prevent a talented team from making the leap to the next level.
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JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS The Jags went from controlling their own destiny to an also ran with a crushing defeat in San Francisco last Sunday.  
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NEW YORK JETS Any hope the Jets have for a postseason hang in the balance of the upcoming Thursday Night "Canada Bowl" against the Bills.
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BUFFALO BILLS The Bills defense continued to steal the ball from opponents last week.  The offense, however, actually scored, which led to a rare win.
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CAROLINA PANTHERS Run the ball a lot = winning games.  This formula is evidently too complex for John Fox and the Carolina coaching staff.
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CHICAGO BEARS How long before Jay Cutler starts heaving teammates under the bus?
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SEATTLE SEAHAWKS Until the offensive line gets better, the Rams are the only team the Seahawks are likely to beat.
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WASHINGTON REDSKINS Washington is playing teams tough, but they are incapable of finishing off games.
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KANSAS CITY CHIEFS The Chefs were soundly thumped last week in all aspects of the game.  They simply don't have the horses to run with the big boys.
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OAKLAND RAIDERS "Sub-Raiders" is a new term to describe a truly pathetic team.  For example, the Lions, Bucs, Rams and Browns are Sub-Raiders on this weeks' Power Rankings.  I'm pretty sure people need to be fired if this term is every applied to your team.
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DETROIT LIONS One week after showing signs of life against the Browns, the Lions return to Sucksville..
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TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS How can you tell that you're epically bad?  When you lose to a .500 team that's playing without their starting RB and QB.
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ST. LOUIS RAMS The Rams are so pathetic, they've made the Seahawks look legit twice this season.
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CLEVELAND BROWNS A Cleveland Steamer stinks less than the Cleveland Browns.

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