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2014 NFL Power Rankings Week 11

Updated on November 18, 2014

NFL Power Ranks Week 11

Another week and another win for the top dog Arizona Cardinals. Can anyone stop them? This week's game in Seattle may be able to shine some light on that for us. For now, Arizona reigns supreme but there was some mixing up amongst the top squads from last week.

1. Arizona Cardinals (9-1) ~ Sunday's win over Detroit moves the Cardinals to 3-0 against three of the four teams in the NFC with records of 7-3. They aren't just beating cupcake squads. This Cardinal team is for real. (Last Week's Ranking 1)

2. New England Patriots (8-2) ~ Jonas Gray made every fantasy owners day Sunday night with 199 yards rushing and a franchise-record four rushing touchdowns. What's that? He's only owned in less than 10 percent of leagues? Methinks that is about to change. (LWR 2)

3. Green Bay Packers (7-3) ~ Green Bay did their best Philadelphia Eagles impression by scoring on offense, defense and special teams while they dismantled Philly. Aaron Rodgers may now be the leading candidate for MVP if he wasn't already. (LWR 8)

4. Kansas City Chiefs (7-3) ~ Don't look now but Kansas City is tied atop the AFC West with the Denver Broncos. After a Thursday trip to Oakland the Chiefs will have extra rest before hosting those Broncos in a game that could determine the division. (LWR 9)

5. Denver Broncos (7-3) ~ Emmanuel Sanders took a vicious hit that forced him to leave Sunday's game with a concussion. While the hit was devastating it wasn't fatal even though someone changed his Wikipedia page to read just that. No worries though. Sanders tweeted that he is, in fact, alive. (LWR 3)

6. Dallas Cowboys (7-3) ~ Tony Romo had an extra week to rest his ailing back and the rest of the NFC East lost. Now that's a productive bye week. (LWR 7)

7. Detroit Lions (7-3) ~ Matthew Stafford is now 0-15 in road games against a team with a winning record. Unless the Lions can stave off Green Bay they look destined for a road game should they reach the postseason. (LWR 4)

8. Philadelphia Eagles (7-3) ~ A loss is a loss whether it is by a point or by 33 like it was on Sunday. While it only counts as one that has to sting. Philly needs to rebound at home against Tennessee before they get Dallas, Seattle and Dallas again. (LWR 5)

9. San Francisco 49ers (6-4) ~ The Niners' D picked off Eli Manning a whopping five times on Sunday to earn their second straight road win and get their season back on track. (LWR 11)

10. Indianapolis Colts (6-4) ~ I owe Ahmad Bradshaw an apology. Last week I mentioned how vital he has been to the Colts' success this season. He then goes out and breaks his ankle the very next game. I'm sorry Ahmad. Truly. (LWR 6)

11. Cincinnati Bengals (6-3-1) ~ A.J. Green looks like he is back from his toe injury after piling up 127 yards and a score as the Bengals won convincingly in the Superdome. (LWR 14)

12. Pittsburgh Steelers (7-4) ~ Le' Veon Bell finished four yards short of having more yards rushing than Ben Roethilsberger had passing. Both were over 200. (LWR 15)

13. Seattle Seahawks (6-4) ~ Russell Wilson's first home loss was to the Cardinals. Now he must keep them at bay if Seattle wants any shot at the NFC West title. (LWR 10)

14. Baltimore Ravens (6-4) ~ Baltimore gets an extra day of rest coming off the bye as they won't play until Monday night when they will face a desperate New Orleans Saints team looking to snap a two-game home losing streak. (LWR 13)

15. Miami Dolphins (6-4) ~ If Lamar Miller was hurt he didn't show it Thursday by running for a game-high 86 yards. Miami's staunch defense kept the Bills out of the end zone. (LWR 17)

16. San Diego Chargers (6-4) ~ Philip Rivers was injured on two separate occasions during Sunday's squeaker over the winless Raiders. If he is forced to miss any time it could be lights out for San Diego. (LWR 16)

17. Cleveland Browns (6-4) ~ Ben Tate was released and Josh Gordan is back from suspension. One loss in the AFC North and the Browns went from first to worst. Looks like this division race will go down to the wire. (LWR 12)

18. Houston Texans (5-5) ~ J.J. Watt caught another touchdown pass and Ryan Mallett won in his first NFL start. Houston is only one game out in the AFC South. (LWR 20)

19. New Orleans Saints (4-6) ~ A week ago the Saints were handed their first loss at home with Sean Payton and Drew Brees at the helm since 2010. Make that two in a row now. (LWR 18)

20. Buffalo Bills (5-5) ~ The last time the Bills faced Michael Vick they forced the quarterback to make four turnovers. Their opportunistic defense must be licking their chops in anticipation of Sunday's game. (LWR 19)

21. St. Louis Rams (4-6) ~ In three of the past five weeks the Rams have taken out Seattle, San Fran and Denver. Jeff Fisher is reminding everyone that he is one damn good NFL coach. (LWR 24)

22. Atlanta Falcons (4-6) ~ Two weeks ago Atlanta was 2-6 and coach Mike Smith was on the hot seat. Now after two straight wins the Falcons are atop the NFC South. It's truly unthinkable. (LWR 23)

23. Chicago Bears (4-6) ~ Alshon Jeffrey went over 100 yards and scored. Brandon Marshall found the end zone twice. Matt Forte crossed the century mark. This is what the Bears offense is supposed to do week in and week out. For whatever reason they just aren't doing this consistently. (LWR 26)

24. Minnesota Vikings (4-6) ~ The NFL has suspended running back Adrian Peterson for the rest of the year. He will appeal but it looks like his 2014 season is done. (LWR 21)

25. Carolina Panthers (3-6-1) ~ Graham Gano missed a 46-yard field goal with less than two minutes remaining that could have given Carolina the win. He got another shot, albeit from 63 yards but that was blocked. (LWR 22)

26. New York Giants (3-7) ~ You can't throw four interceptions and still have a chance to win the game. The Giants almost found a way around that but then Eli Manning threw a fifth pick. You can't throw five interceptions and still have a chance to win the game. That's it. Five. (LWR 25)

27. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-8) ~ Tampa needs to think, hey, if Atlanta can come from 2-6 to the top of the division we aren't out of it yet at 2-8. Right? Does that make sense? Is this real life? (LWR 30)

28. Washington Redskins (3-7) ~ I'm still trying to figure out how they beat Dallas and knocked me out of my last man standing pool. My brain can't process it. (LWR 27)

29. New York Jets (2-8) ~ Is Michael Vick auditioning for a new job next year or for the Jets job? These next six weeks should be interesting in New York. (LWR 28)

30. Tennessee Titans (2-8) ~ They nearly handed the Steelers their second bad loss in a row but nearly doesn't count in the NFL. In fact, what does nearly count in? (LWR 29)

31. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-9) ~ Cornerback Dwayne Gratz was arrested for disorderly intoxication after he tried to pay for some items at a store with bubble gum. Seriously. I can't make this stuff up. (LWR 31)

32. Oakland Raiders (0-10) ~ Sixteen straight losses for the Raiders matches the equivalent of a full season. With only six games left, they might just do that for good measure. (LWR 32)

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    • Rich White profile image
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      Rich 2 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Thank you! A new one will be up in just a few hours.

    • Glare profile image

      Glare 2 years ago from Washington DC area

      I wish I knew about these rankings before this week. Great job!

      I'm going to continue following your hubs.