After what happened in week 11 of the 2021 NFL Season, we have new NFL Power Rankings, now for week 12.
1. Arizona Cardinals
Previous position: 4 (+3)
The Cardinals go up and down in our Power Rankings, but usually within the Top 5. That should be considered consistency in the end, right?
2. Tennessee Titans
Previous position: 1 (-1)
If you look at things calmly, the Titans are 7-0 against teams that played playoffs in 2020, yet they have losses against the Jets and Texans. On balance those seven wins carry more weight, for now.
3. Green Bay Packers
Previous position: 2 (-1)
The most incredible thing with this team is that losing to second place in the division simply leaves them two games clear, which serves as a reminder that there is not much pressure in NFC North.
4. New England Patriots
Previous position: 8 (+4)
Just when we all thought it was a rebuilding year in New England, this team arrives at 7-4 and more than positioned to play in the postseason. Here we are looking at the legacy of Bill Belichick.
5. Dallas Cowboys
Previous position: 3 (-2)
Although the loss to Kansas City generated some panic among some fans, the reality is that they are still a very competitive team. Of course, his balance against the contenders from the last Super Bowl is 0-2.
6. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Previous position: 5 (-1)
The Buccaneers don’t look like the team that won the Super Bowl in February. The interesting thing is that at this point last season they did not look like that either, so there is still time to change course.
7. Kansas City Chiefs
Previous position: 10 (+3)
This team is fueling at the perfect time: little by little they are taking control of the AFC West and, given the inconsistency of the conference, any place is achievable.
8. Los Angeles Rams
Previous position: 6 (-2)
Hopefully the bye week was enough for this team to refocus the way, as things have gotten tricky since they made their move. all in with the arrivals of Von Miller and Odell Beckham Jr.
Top teams in the NFL Power Rankings from 9th to 16th place:
9. Baltimore Ravens
Previous position: 9 (=)
Lamar Jackson’s absence did not have a major impact in Week 11 because the Bears were the rival, but it seems that at another time they will need him much more.
10. Buffalo Bills
Previous position: 7 (-3)
If there is one team that has lost all the shine it had at the start of the 2021 NFL Season, it is Buffalo. At this point, they’re not even sure they can win the division, and that was totally out of the question earlier in the year.
11. Cincinnati Bengals
Previous position: 16 (+5)
Right now there are only five teams better than the Bengals in the AFC, and that in itself is a real win for Zac Taylor, who had entered 2021 fighting to save his job.
12. Los Angeles Chargers
Previous position: 14 (+2)
The win against the Steelers was agonizing, but it keeps them alive (and on a winning record). The question is whether they will be able to continue winning in the coming weeks, especially to try to secure their place in the AFC.
13. Indianapolis Colts
Previous position: 15 (+2)
Ultimately the great story of 2021 in Indianapolis will not be the arrival of Carson Wentz, but the rise of Jonathan Taylor as the centerpiece of this offense. I already said it: you must be a candidate for the MVP.
14. Pittsburgh Steelers
Previous position: 11 (-3)
The loss to the Chargers could be on budget, but when the expectation is met, there it is more painful to remember that they could not beat the Lions.
15. Minnesota Vikings
Previous position: 17 (+2)
The victory against the Packers comes in handy for the Vikings, although it should not be forgotten that their real aspirations are the wild card spots, not the NFC North title.
16. San Francisco 49ers
Previous position: 20 (+4)
At 5-5 and with a fair amount of talent, the 49ers could end up using this final stretch of the 2021 NFL Season to end up sneaking into the National Conference wild cards.
Our NFL Power Rankings with teams 17-24:
17. Cleveland Browns
Previous position: 18 (+1)
Beating the Lions is nothing to brag about, but it is a triumph that helps them stay on the positive side of things. The question is whether they can use this victory as a stepping stone to build something bigger.
18. New Orleans Saints
Previous position: 13 (-5)
It looks like this team will go as far as Trevor Siemian can take them, and that’s a bad sign. For now, things are looking bad against the Bills.
19. Las Vegas Raiders
Previous position: 12 (-7)
Not long ago, the Raiders were in a position to be the best team in the AFC. Today his expectation is to get a good result on Thanksgiving to stay alive in the race for the Wild Cards.
20. Philadelphia Eagles
Previous position: 22 (+2)
The Eagles have a great opportunity before them, as they are playing well and can make the postseason as a wild-card team. What’s more, technically they can still win their division.
21. Carolina Panthers
Previous position: 19 (-2)
Losing to Washington not only puts them on a negative mark, it makes them lose the tiebreaker with a team that is also fighting for that 7th spot in the NFC.
22. Denver Broncos
Previous position: 21 (-1)
Now that the break is over, it’s seven weeks for Vic Fangio to build his case to remain as the Broncos head coach. Of course, the chances of achieving it are very low.
23. Miami Dolphins
Previous position: 25 (+2)
Regardless of the rivals or any other circumstance, the Dolphins already have three consecutive victories and that, at least, gives Brian Flores some oxygen.
24. Washington Football Team
Previous position: 26 (+2)
Ron Rivera made a career out of Carolina getting his teams to play better in the second half of the season, and it seems he wants to repeat the act in Washington.
The worst teams in our NFL Power Rankings:
25. Atlanta Falcons
Previous position: 23 (-2)
Mathematically, they are in contention for a postseason ticket. Judging from their most recent performances, they are completely out of the question.
26. Seattle Seahawks
Previous position: 24 (-2)
Did we already talk about how the Seahawks have the second-worst record in the NFC? Because only the Lions have a worse record than them. Russell Wilson needs to regain his level right now.
27. New York Giants
Previous position: 27 (=)
Firing Jason Garrett is just the first step for the Giants. Names like Dave Gettleman or Joe Judge should be on this franchise’s to-do list.
28. Chicago Bears
Previous position: 28 (=)
It seems that the game against Detroit could be Matt Nagy’s last as head coach of the Bears, and it would be the closing for a very gray era of this team.
29. Houston Texans
Previous position: 31 (+2)
Their second win of the year only serves to move them away from the top pick in the next NFL Draft. In short, it was not a very useful long-term win.
30. Jacksonville Jaguars
Previous position: 30 (=)
At this point the question is not whether Urban Meyer will leave at the end of the season. The question is where will he go when he decides to end his NFL experience.
31. New York Jets
Previous position: 29 (-2)
With Zach Wilson still out and Joe Flacco and Mike White on COVID-19 protocol, it looks like we will see Josh Johnson as the starter. That explains why there is nothing trustworthy in this team.
32. Detroit Lions
Previous position: 32 (=)
The Lions have a great opportunity: They can take advantage of a team that comes in with even more problems than they are at the moment. We’ll see if they can use it to their advantage.
These are our NFL Power Rankings for week 12 of the 2021 NFL Season. What changes would you make? We await your comments under this article and on our social networks, in addition to seeing you this Wednesday at 6:00 pm to talk about this list in our twitch channel.
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