Wednesday, November 13, 2013

NFL Power Rankings Week 11

1. Kansas City Chiefs: The Kansas City Chiefs' Week 10 Bye came at a perfect time, as they will be playing the Denver Broncos in Week 11. The Chiefs may be 9-0, but their first game against Denver in 2013 will truly separate the men from the boys.

2. Denver Broncos: The San Diego Chargers are a mediocre team at best, and yet the Denver Broncos were a touchdown away from going into overtime. Luckily, Peyton Manning's four touchdowns were enough to give Denver the win on the road. This week's game against Kansas City will be the biggest regular season game of the year without a doubt.

3. Seattle Seahawks: I have my doubts about this Seattle Seahawks team. They may have beaten Atlanta Falcons on the road, but the Falcons are struggling in 2013, especially due to Matt Ryan's terrible turnover numbers. The previous week, Seattle almost lost to Tampa Bay who, at the time, was winless! The 9-1 record is great, but I bet they lose two or three more by the end of the year.

4. New Orleans Saints: A dominant win over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football shows the resilience of this football team, especially after an ugly loss to the Jets the previous week. Drew Brees looks spectacular, and we expect this team to be a powerhouse throughout the playoffs.

5. New England Patriots: Who would have guessed that the New England Patriots would be 7-2 going into their Week 9 Bye? New England's Bye will allow a team that is riddled with injuries to have several key players grow stronger, therefore improving the team as a whole.

6. Indianapolis Colts: Despite beating some of the most talented teams in the NFL so far this season, the Colts were utterly annihilated by the St. Louis Rams last weekend. Andrew Luck turned the ball over a whopping four times, almost resembling Michael Vick and his turnover troubles. Every team has at least one terrible game during the regular season, so even though the Colts dropped pretty drastically in the power rankings, they should be able to bounce back quickly.

7. Carolina Panthers: It is about time that people start taking this Carolina Panthers team seriously. At 6-3, the Panthers are coming off of a victory over the San Francisco 49ers, limiting the powerhouse offense to just 9 points. The Carolina Panthers offense may have scored only 10 points, but the defense proved they are capable of stopping the best of the best. The Panthers are clearly a threat come playoff time.

8. San Francisco 49ers: In a loss against the streaking Carolina Panthers, the defense looked great, but the offense was a mess. Colin Kaepernick has not turned into the elite quarterback that many were hoping for, as he threw for just 91 yards and an interception against the Panthers.

9. Cincinnati Bengals: The Cincinnati Bengals managed to pull off the impossible; a last second hail marry pass in order to send the game into overtime. The Bengals lost the game to Baltimore in overtime, putting their record at 6-4. The offense needs to find its groove once again, especially when passing the football.

10. Detroit Lions: The NFC North is riddled with injuries and inconsistent play, so it was only time for the Detroit Lions to step up their game and gain control of the NFC North. Detroit's passing game ranks third overall in the league, and with a guy like Calvin Johnson at wide receiver, that should come as no surprise. 

1 comment:

  1. I feel that the Seahawks should be ranked higher then the Broncos because they clearly have the superior defense to the Broncos. The Seahawks could be the odds on favorite to make it to the Super Bowl in my eyes. is my blog if you want to leave a comment.