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NFL Week 13 Power Rankings
by Pietro DiSante Jr,posted Nov 28 2012 6:52PM
Wow. Only 5 more weeks to go in the regular season! Time really does go by fast when you are having fun. Last week proved a few things: New England is still one of the best teams in the NFL, the Giants can still beat any team, any day of the week, Peyton Manning and the Broncos can win, even if they play bad, RGIII and the Redskins are for real, and yes, the Jets CAN find new ways to lose. Now to the Power Rankings!
1. Denver Broncos (8-3)
They have been #1 longer than most teams, and last week they had a little scare in Kansas City. Still, they are the best in the NFL at the moment.
2. New Englan Patriots (8-3)
I know the Patriots got about, oh I don't know, 28 free points given to them by the Jets on Thanksgiving (a kind holiday jesture by New York), but still the Patriots could have scored 100 points if they wanted. A Brady-Manning AFC Championship Game looks likely to me.
3. New York Giants (7-4)
Big win at home against Rodgers and the Packers on SNF. The game proved to me that when the Giants are ON, they can't be beat. Problem is they are only on half the time.
4. Houston Texans (10-1)
The Texans will never be taken completely seriously until they win in the playoffs, but for now, I think they are one of the best teams in football.
5. Atlanta Falcons (10-1)
The Falcons have the same issue as the Texans, but like Houston, I think they are for real this year.
6. Green Bay Packers (7-4)
You can't win them all, and they looked bad in New York on Sunday. Still, I think the Packers will be there in the end. Half of their stars are currently injured.
7. Baltimore Ravens (9-2)
They never look great, but they find a way to win. The true test will come this Sunday against the Steelers. If they win, it will be smooth sailing for the final 4 weeks.
8. San Francisco 49ers (8-2-1)
They have chosen Colin Kaepernick as their starting quarterback (Over Alex Smith). We will see if that works out. Overall, the 49ers are a stacked team. Might not matter who is behind center.
9. Chicago Bears (8-3)
Jay Cutler is back and the Bears are rolling again. They still have a great chance to steal the NFC North away from Green Bay, which would be a huge surprise.
10. Washington Redskins (5-6)
Yep, call me crazy, but I am putting the Redskins in the Top 10 this week. They played great against two division rivals (Eagles and Cowboys) within four days and now can put the icing on the NFC East cake with a win against the Giants. RGIII is one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL and I think they have a great shot at pulling the upset on Monday night.
There is you go! This week's Power Rankings. Week 13 picks will be posted before tomorrow night's showdown between the Falcons and Saints in Atlanta.