Today I reveal my weekly NFL power rankings heading into week 11 of the season. I will take into account everything I know about these teams, and give heavy consideration to what was displayed on the field so far this season. This gives an accurate assessment of where teams are at in my opinion.
This Week's Rankings
1. New England Patriots
It will be in a tough spot trying to overcome the loss of Julian Edelman after losing Dion Lewis the week before.
2. Carolina Panthers
They continue to roll on without much fanfare. They just find ways to win games. The NFC playoffs will go through Carolina.
3. Minnesota Vikings
Mike Zimmer has done a great job with this team. But they face a tough test against a pissed off Packers team this week.
4. Cincinnati Bengals
That was a terrible loss at home to the Texans. Now they face a tough road test at Arizona.
5. Arizona Cardinals
That was a huge statement game they won at Seattle. The NFC West is their division to lose.
6. Pittsburgh Steelers
As long as Ben Roethlisberger is slinging it around, they have a chance to be a Super Bowl contender. That offense is explosive
7. Denver Broncos
Peyton Manning has been off all season. Benching him him may spark the team, but they need the defsnse to get back on track.
8. Buffalo Bills
They had a nice road victory against the Jets. But now comes the real test: New England on the road.
9. New York Jets
That was a bad loss at home to the Bills. Now they have to find out if Ryan Fitzpatrick can play well after thumb surgery.
10. Green Bay Packers
They have issues on offense. It's hard to even imagine that. The design isn't working.
11. New York Giants
They showed against the Patriots that they could play with anybody. The pass rush is getting better, which has been their calling card over the years.
12. Seattle Seahawks
They are in danger of not making the playoffs. The mystique is gone.
13. Chicago Bears
Jay Cutler is playing so well right now. Coach John Fox and offensive coordinator Adam Gase get a shot at their old team this week in the Denver Broncos
14. Atlanta Falcons
Was the 5-0 start a mirage? It sure looks that way as they come out of their bye.
15. St. Louis Rams
Losing at home to the Bears is a bad loss. It led to Nick Foles being benched for Case Keenum. This thing has gone bad.
16. Oakland Raiders
At 4-5, their playoff hopes are still alive. But two consecutive losses have changed things quickly for the Raiders.
17. Philadelphia Eagles
The Sam Bradford injury is an issue, but they weren't playing well against Miami with him.
18. Washington Redskins
Kirk Cousins lit up the Saints. Now comes a real test against the Carolina Panthers.
19. Kansas City Chiefs
The defense that showed up in Denver can help this team make a playoff push. That's how good they were that day.
20. Indiannapolis Colts
Will Andrew Luck play again the rest of the season? That's a legitimate question.
21. Jacksonville Jaguars
At 3-6, they are alive in the division race. How is that possible?
22. Houston Texans
They are tied for the AFC South lead. The defense is starting to round into form after a slow start.
23. Miami Dolphins
They aren't dead yet thanks to that victory against the Eagles. Dan Campbell is now 3-2 as the interim coach.
24. Tampa Bay Bucs
They are now 4-5 and have to be considered a potential wild-card team. It's a long shot, but it's possible.
25. New Orleans Saints
That defense is a joke. I think I could throw for 225 against it. OK, 200
26. Detroit Lions
Who was that team that showed up at Green Bay? They actually played defense.
27. Tennessee Titans
They have a short turnaround to play a division game Thursday against Jacksonville. It's big for both teams. Did I just write that?
28. San Francisco 49ers
They come out of their bye with one lingering question: Will Colin Kaepernick get to play again?
29. San Diego Chargers
At 2-7, they are in too big of a hole to climb out of in the second half. It has to be considered a major disappointment.
30. Dallas Cowboys
Does anybody believe Tony Romo was overpaid now? This team can't win a game without him.
31. Baltimore Ravens
At 2-7, this is one of those seasons where everything goes wrong. It's all about getting ready for 2016 now.
32. Cleveland Browns
It's Johnny Manziel time. With nothing to lose, it's time to see if he's the future at QB for the Browns.