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Week 11 NFL Power Rankings

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Ten weeks have flown by. It seems as though the season just started, yet the playoffs are closer than we think.

Week ten of the NFL season left us asking some questions about the elite teams in the league. Atlanta fell to one of the worst defenses in NFL history. Drew Brees and the Saints took down the last undefeated team but out scoring them. San Fransisco played St. Louis to a tie, yes, a TIE. Houston took down Chicago in a cold rainy night at Soldier Field.

Looking back, it’s hard to gauge the best of the best. While Houston took down one of the best teams in the NFC, they were less than impressive in their victory. Chicago turned the ball over four times, lost their starting quarterback to a concussion at halftime, and were still in the game late. Not to take anything away from the Texans, but any defense could have shut down the Bears without Cutler in the lineup. Houston will need to turn it up a few notches in order to make it to the Super Bowl.

The Falcons were due for a loss. In today’s NFL, the likelihood of a team going unbeaten is as likely as the Miami Marlins being competitive. Matt Ryan is having a Pro Bowl season, assuming they will play the game this year.

San Fransisco may regret not finding a way to win last Sunday. A tie on their record might cost them their division, especially if Seattle keep playing good football. I still believe the 49ers are one of the NFL’s best, but great teams find a way to win in overtime. Maybe we should rack this game up to Alex Smith missing most of the game with his concussion.

We do know that Philadelphia, Kansas City, Jacksonville, and San Diego are HORRIBLE teams. They are not featured in this weeks power rankings.


The FanSided Radio NFL Power Rankings

1) Atlanta Falcons (8-1)

2) Houston Texans (8-1)

3) Baltimore Ravens (7-2)

4) San Fransisco 4ers (6-2-1)

5) Chicago Bears (7-2)

6) New England Patriots (6-3)

7) Green Bay Packers (6-3)

8) Pittsburgh Steelers (6-3)

9) Denver Broncos (6-3)

10) Indianapolis Colts

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