Week 14 is here and the Power Rankings are being shaken up even more this week! Mostly due to the huge wins of the Steelers over the Ravens and even more impressive Redskins win over the Giants! The #1 spot will not be changed though, as Peyton Manning and the Broncos continued their winning ways. Picking a Top 10 is really hard this week too with the Giants, Ravens, Bears and 49ers all not looking so great last week.
Week 14 POWER RANKINGS:
1. Denver Broncos (9-3)
The Broncos have been #1 for about a month now and rightfully so. Their defense is playing great and their offense is one of the best in the NFL. If they get a BYE in the AFC, watch out! If they don't get a BYE: well, watch out! Haha.
2. New England Patriots (9-3)
These Patriots can show the NFL world how great they are on Monday Night, as they host the (11-1) Texans. We know Brady and the offense is good, but it is the defense that still worries me.
3. Green Bay Packers (8-4)
The Packers had that little hiccup a couple of weeks ago, but got back on track last week. I still expect them to be there at the end in the NFC.
4. Houston Texans (11-1)
The Texans are still not being taken serious enough by people around the NFL, including this Power Rankings that does not have them at #1 despite their record. A win in New England could change that for them.
5. Atlanta Falcons (11-1)
The Falcons ruined the Saints playoff chances last week and are very close to clinching the #1 seed in the NFC. I think it will be hard for someone to go into Atlanta and win in the playoffs too, so they are in great shape right now.
6. Pittsburgh Steelers (7-5)
The Steelers just won in Baltimore WITHOUT Big Ben. Now he will be returning this week against a bad Chargers team. The Steelers can still make some noise in 2012. The Ravens have 2 more wins than Pittsburgh, but I think the Steelers are better right now.
7. Washington Redskins (6-6)
RGIII baby! Mike Shanahan thought his team was dead in the water 3 weeks ago, but his players had other ideas. Now the Redskins are just 1 game back of the Giants in the NFC East.
8. New York Giants (7-5)
I still believe Eli and the Giants will find a way to get it done in the end, but games like last Monday Night always happen to the Giants. People seem to only remember them winning Super Bowls, but they are always a pretty average team during the regular season.
9. Seattle Seahawks (7-5)
Russell Wilson continues to shine for Seattle and finally got that big road win against the Bears last week. The Seahawks always struggle on the road, so a win in Chicago is a big boost for them. The NFC West is still within reach.
10. Indianapolis Colts (8-4)
How about that last second finish by Andrew Luck and the Colts last week? They look like they could wrap up the #5 seed in the AFC. What a season! Biggest surprise of the year, no doubt.
OUT OF THE TOP 10:
-Baltimore Ravens (9-3)
-Chicago Bears (8-4)
-San Francisco 49ers (8-3-1)