WEEK 13 NFL Power Rankings: “Houston We Have a Problem” Texans Fall to 32

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A power ranking of all 32 NFL teams after week 12 play.

The Twist: Each week my top 12 ranked teams will consist of 6 NFC teams and 6 AFC teams since 6 from each conference will qualify for the post season. I reflect the top 12 teams most likely to make the playoffs each week.

Each week, I have one NFC team and one AFC team in the top two to reflect who may end up in the super bowl.

New Bottom:
The Jaguars are playing their way out of the first pick in the draft as they defeated the Texans, for their second win. That moves the Texans into the bottom spot in the ranking. It’s difficult to believe this week the Texans and Falcons occupy the bottom two spots after the way they played last season.

TOP 12:
With a win at the Giants, the Cowboys move back into the top 12 (#11) as they go 4-0 in the NFC East and are back in first place. They replace the idle Eagles who move down to #14. A week 17 meeting between the two, could be for the NFC East title.

The Dolphins fall out of the top 12 after losing late in the game at home to the Panthers.

AFC 6th playoff spot Cluster:
There are only five teams in the AFC with winning records and all are in position to make the post season. But there are 6 AFC teams with 5-6 records in a battle for that final 6th playoff spot.

The Steelers have won 3 straight and are playing much better but the Titans defeated the Steelers in week one by 7, and they would have an advantage in any tie breaker. This week it’s the Titans who I have replacing the Dolphins at #12 and just squeezing into the post season in that 6th AFC spot.

WEEK 13 / CHANGE
1. Seahawks (10-1) 0
2. Broncos (9-2) 0
3. Saints (9-2) 0
4. Panthers (8-3) ↑1
5. Patriots (8-3) 0
6. Chiefs (9-2) ↓2
7. Bengals (7-4) ↑1
8. Colts (7-4) ↓2
9. 49ers (7-4) 0
10. Lions (6-5) 0
11. Cowboys (6-5) ↑5
12. Titans (5-6) ↑9
13. Cardinals (7-4) 0
14. Eagles (6-5) ↓3
15. Bears (6-5) ↓1
16. Steelers (5-6) ↑4
17. Ravens (5-6) ↑7
18. Rams (5-6) ↑8
19. Dolphins (5-6) ↓7
20. Chargers (5-6) ↑2
21. Giants (4-7) ↓4
22. Packers (5-5-1) ↓4
23. Jets (5-6) ↓8
24. Bucs (3-8) ↑4
25. Raiders (4-7) ↓6
26. Browns (4-7) ↓1
27. Bills (4-7) ↓4
28. Redskins (3-8) ↓1
29. Vikings (2-8-1) 0
30. Jaguars (2-9) ↑2
31. Falcons (2-9) ↓1
32. Texans (2-8) ↓1

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