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NFL Power Rankings Week 13

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Another week of Bizarro Land in the NFL. Houston struggled to beat a mediocre Detroit Lions team on Thanksgiving. If it weren’t for a horrible rule about reviewing touchdowns and challenge flags, we would be talking about Houston’s second loss on the year.A young Tampa Bay Buccaniers squad took Atlanta to the limit. The Dirty Birds escaped with a one point win.Payton Manning and Denver had a hard time taking care of the worst Kansas City Chiefs team I can remember.

Just a week after the New York Jets easily threw aside St. Louis, the Patriots reminded them that you are supposed to play four full quarters of football if you want to win. San Fransisco  topped the Saints by 10 points, and Chicago rebounded from the beatdown they took from Frisco last week with a 28-10 win over Minnesota. The New York Giants reminded us that it’s their time of year again. They came out on Sunday night and made Green Bay look like a Big XII defense.

The bad got worse on Sunday. I already mentioned the Chiefs and Jets. Let’s not forget Philadelphia and San Diego. I’m not sure that Ron Burgandy would even claim the Chargers. What team gives up a first down on 4th and 29? Only San Diego. Philadelphia lost to Cam Newton and The Carolina Panthers. Unemployment offices in San Diego and Philadelphia should have coaching positions posted in the next few weeks.

Each week gets a bit tougher to rank the best teams in the league. Not so much at the top, but figuring out where the middle and back end off the rankings really fit. Here are the NFL Power Rankings, version 13.0


FanSided Radio NFL Power Rankings:


1) San Fransico 49ers (8-2-1)

2) Houston Texans (10-2)

3) Atlanta Falcons (10-2)

4) New England Patriots (8-3)

5) Baltimore Ravens (9-2)

6) Denver Broncos (8-3)

7) Chicago Bears (8-3)

8) New York Giants (7-4)

9) Green Bay Packers (7-4)

10) Indianapolis Colts (7-4)


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