Week 12 power rankings

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1. Saints (9-1; last week No. 1): Even if the Saints are peaking too soon, they’ll still be good enough to win it all.

2. Rams (10-1; No. 2): Any team that allows 51 points in a win will have a hard time getting to the Super Bowl.

3. Chiefs (9-2; No. 3): Any team that allows 54 points in a loss will have a hard time getting to the Super Bowl.

4. Patriots (7-3; No. 5): There’s a nagging sense that the Pats will inevitably be the No. 1 seed, again.

5. Steelers (7-2-1; No. 6): Ben Roethlisberger deserves serious MVP consideration.

6. Bears (7-3; No. 7): Matt Nagy deserves serious coach of the year consideration.

7. Chargers (7-3; No. 4): When the Chargers don’t win the AFC West, they’ll be able to look back to Week 11 and shake their heads.

8. Texans (7-3; No. 9): A first-round bye continues to be a not-crazy possibility.

9. Cowboys (5-5; No. 14): The Cowboys may be the NFC team best suited to playing January football.

10. Vikings (5-4-1; No. 8): The playoffs start, as a practical matter, on Sunday night.

11. Seahawks (5-5; No. 16): The last team the Rams want to see in the playoffs continues to push toward the playoffs.

12. Panthers (6-4; No. 11): So much for the NFC South riding on a pair of Panthers-Saints games only 13 days apart.

13. Ravens (5-5; No. 17): The last team the Patriots want to see in the playoffs continues to push toward the playoffs.

14. Colts (5-5; No. 22): The rebuilding happened faster than an Amish barn raising.

15. Washington (6-4; No. 10): Colt McCoy will keep them relevant, and Adrian Peterson could push them to the playoffs.

16. Titans (5-5; No. 12): From 24-point win to 28-point loss, the Titans are this year’s Jekyll-and-Hyde franchise.

17. Packers (4-5-1; No. 13): It’s time to start making the list of coaching candidates.

18. Lions (4-6; No. 23): Maybe they should keep practicing in the snow after all.

19. Broncos (4-6; No. 25): Losing record notwithstanding, the Broncos are showing much more fight than they did a year ago.

20. Browns (3-6-1; No. 19): It probably would be easier for the Browns to leak a list of people who won’t be considered for the head-coaching job.

21. Dolphins (5-5; No. 21): Don’t write them off yet, even if you’ve already written them off.

22. Eagles (4-6; No. 15): It’s officially time to break out the underdog masks.

23. Bengals (5-5; No. 18): When giving up only 400-plus yards is considered an improvement, that’s a bad defense.

24. Falcons (4-6; No. 20): They’ll give the Saints their best. Which should keep the final score within 20 points.

25. Giants (3-7; No. 29): It’s easy to string together wins when playing teams that don’t have many of them.

26. Bills (3-7; No. 26): Cutting Nathan Peterman should officially count as a victory.

27. Buccaneers (3-7; No. 24): At this point, why not give Ryan Griffin a shot?

28. Jets (3-7; No. 28): They’re only six Sundays away from what could be dramatic changes for 2019.

29. Jaguars (3-7; No. 23): Welcome back. The rest of them missed you down here.

30. 49ers (2-8; No. 31): Nick Bosa could be trading scarlet for scarlet.

31. Raiders (2-8; No. 32): Congratulations, Raiders. That victory over the Cardinals could screw up your shot at the No. 1 overall pick.

32. Cardinals (2-8; No. 30): It’s going to take a lot of work to get this team out of the basement of the NFC West.

107 responses to “Week 12 power rankings

  1. “13. Ravens (5-5; No. 17): The last team the Patriots want to see in the playoffs continues to push toward the playoffs.”

    When will this narrative die? They are always “the last team anyone wants to see in the playoffs” but anymore, they rarely even get there. The Ravens are a dumpster fire, a .500 team and not a serious contender. I’m not a Pats fan but I’d be more concerned about a team with a legit QB like Mahomes, Ben or Rivers than the Ravens.

  2. Re Nos. 4 & 5, there’s a reason the league always schedules a Pats-Steelers game in Pittsburgh late in the season so they can tip the scales for the Steelers. Yet the Steelers seem to find creative ways to blow it, like last time when they tried to do a fake spike against the greatest coach in league history as if they were Marino facing the Jets. We are not the Jets.

  3. I love it. The Rams just won the game of the century, against the 3rd ranked team. Went blow for blow right to the end with the top ranked team, and swept Seattle. But somehow, they don’t have what it takes to win the Super Bowl, and are scared of seeing Seattle again

  4. There are great games and there are bad games. Then there’s 50 feet of crap. And then there’s last night’s game.
    — Billy Beane (probably)

    🙂

  5. Patriots fan here, we have pretty close to ZERO chance of being the Number 1 seed. We are simply not good enough!

  6. Thing(s) you’d never expect to see a couple of weeks ago……..

    The Cowboys may be the NFC team best suited to playing January football.

  7. Think you need to get over your Patriots fetish. Seriously. They may have the 29th ranked SOS (which homers will discount and say they are wicked good. It’s 29 out of 32 weak) but they are still not even close to being the best in the AFC. I see a wildcard weekend in their future.

    Saints…ok. Still think Rams are better but only by a hangnail. I just think that offense is brutal. Vikings should be lower (they are not a good team…SKOL!). Think the Seahawks could be up a point or two but lets allow that to play out. Packers? Right about where they should be.

  8. 9. Cowboys (5-5; No. 14): The Cowboys may be the NFC team best suited to playing January football.

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    They beat the Eagles and the Falcons. Neither team will make the playoffs. Lets not get crazy.

  9. I love it. The Rams just won the game of the century, against the 3rd ranked team. Went blow for blow right to the end with the top ranked team, and swept Seattle. But somehow, they don’t have what it takes to win the Super Bowl, and are scared of seeing Seattle again.
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    Your mighty Rams gave up 51 points last night at home! Deal with it.

  10. JJ Watt should be banned from the sport for taking out Alex Smith with such malicious intent. This league is RIGGED and wants the Cowboys to win the NFC East. On an even playiglng field the Redskins were a Top 5 team in the NFL and now we’re ruined!!!

  11. I thought for sure that the Patriots would be below the Steelers. I’m not getting my hopes up for them this year. How do they justify getting blown out by the Titans? Anyway, loved the Jags comment @ #29.

  12. Richard Miller says:
    November 20, 2018 at 11:57 am
    Doug pederson did the greatest coaching job in the history of sports last year taking the worst roster in the nfl filled with backups and winning the Super Bowl
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    Except that he had a back-up QB who was once a starter playing. And the rest of the roster wasn’t filled with back-ups.

    And if he was really that magical of a coach, and he has his starting QB back, he wouldn’t be 4-6, losing 4 of his last 7 games and getting blown out by 41 points in his last game. Sometimes, it’s better to be lucky than good.

  13. “Ben Roethlisberger deserves serious MVP consideration.”

    I am the antithesis of a Steelers fan but there is some truth to that, although Big Ben seldom gets his due and Mahomes is walking away with it when it comes to the national media. From a distance having watched Roethlisberger evolve into an actual leader over time it seems like a natural linear progression. But thinking back to the rough edges and immaturity of his early years no one would have expected it. This Pats fan tips his cap to a worthy opponent, good competition always makes the season more enjoyable.

  14. weepingjebus says:
    November 20, 2018 at 11:56 am
    Re Nos. 4 & 5, there’s a reason the league always schedules a Pats-Steelers game in Pittsburgh late in the season so they can tip the scales for the Steelers. Yet the Steelers seem to find creative ways to blow it, like last time when they tried to do a fake spike against the greatest coach in league history as if they were Marino facing the Jets. We are not the Jets.

    You aren’t anything, you’re not on the team or part of any NFL organization.

  15. A little premature for Nagy as COY but 4 things need to really be credited to him and his staff regarding the Bears:

    1) They have stacked 4 wins in a row. Say what you want about the caliber of those 4 opponents but I’ve watched this team for a long time and literally can’t remember the last time that has happened.

    2) They are winning at home.

    3) They have won two division games in a row (again, seems like a low bar but that is serious progress from where they have been).

    4) They are very healthy at this point of the season especially considering their bye came early.

    These are all huge arrow-pointing-up indicators that mean good things for Bears fans if they continue.

  16. 9. Cowboys (5-5; No. 14): The Cowboys may be the NFC team best suited to playing January football.

    This comment is ridiculous, The Saints play indoors and the Rams play in Cali…. January football is going to go through these 2 cities.

  17. vikingf0rlife says:
    November 20, 2018 at 12:04 pm
    The Lions should be much, much lower. They’re the Browns of the NFC.
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    Perhaps their very impressive .563 SOV has them getting more respect than a fan of a team with a .300 SOV can understand.

  18. ” Ben Roethlisberger deserves serious MVP consideration.”

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    No, he doesn’t. He has thrown 23 touchdowns to 10 interceptions so far this season. His completion percentage is 65.1. To put it into some perspective, a 41-year-old Tom Brady’s completion percentage is 65.2. His passer-rating so far this season is 96.9. Roethlisberger threw 3 interceptions against the Jaguars on Sunday and threw 3 interceptions against the Browns in week one.

  19. logicalvoicesays says:
    November 20, 2018 at 12:23 pm
    JJ Watt should be banned from the sport for taking out Alex Smith with such malicious intent. This league is RIGGED and wants the Cowboys to win the NFC East. On an even playiglng field the Redskins were a Top 5 team in the NFL and now we’re ruined!!

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    Stop with the stupid conspiracy theory, not to mention the delusion of being a Top 5 team.

  20. Gene Sandoval says:
    November 20, 2018 at 12:30 pm
    9. Cowboys (5-5; No. 14): The Cowboys may be the NFC team best suited to playing January football.

    This comment is ridiculous, The Saints play indoors and the Rams play in Cali…. January football is going to go through these 2 cities.

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    I’m pretty sure they’re not talking about January weather conditions. Try run game and defense.

  21. “It’s time to start making the list of coaching candidates”

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    The above could apply to your Vikings after Sunday night Mike.

  22. Don’t have that nagging feeling the Pats will be the one seed. Leaning toward them being the 3 seed, actually.

  23. The Saints are not winning the super bowl. They still have to play the Falcons again in New Orleans, the Cowboys in Arlington, the Panthers twice, the Steelers, and the Buccs. Notice which teams they’ve beaten on the road so far? They beat the 5-5 Bengals, 4-6 Falcons, 5-5 Ravens (Tucker missed the extra point to take the game into overtime), and the 5-4-1 Vikings (their only good road win). Take them out of their dome against a team with a winning record and they’ll fold. It’s the same movie, but a different season.

  24. Not sure how the patriots are ahead of the Steelers, especially since Steelers have a better record than the Patriots. I seriously hate the Patriots.

  25. The Ravens are the team the Patriots would least like to play? LOL! You’re still stuck on 2012 when NE was without Gronk Edelman and Stallworth in the playoff loss. They are also 10-3 lifetime series….. please kill off this narrative once and for all.

  26. If you want a gigantic return on an outlandish Vegas bet, believe or not but the Redskins (is it okay to call them that?) are sneaky bet to win it all. The offense is actually going to improve with Colt behind center because he is not afraid to take some measured risks; Crowder and Thompson return soon; and the Skins can pound the ball with AP behind a still pretty good offensive line (even with the injuries.) Plus, the Skins defense should be one of the best in the league by year’s end with the likes of the Bama Boys, Kerrigan, Brown, Smith and an all pro secondary. I could see this team winning ugly boring games all the way through the Super Bowl a la the Giants over the seemingly invincible Patriots and the Buccaneers over the high flying Raiders. Lost in the excitement over last nights pyrotechnics is this hard cold fact — defense and ball security wins championships.

  27. frank booth says:
    November 20, 2018 at 12:25 pm
    Richard Miller says:
    November 20, 2018 at 11:57 am
    Except that he had a back-up QB who was once a starter playing. And the rest of the roster wasn’t filled with back-ups.

    And if he was really that magical of a coach, and he has his starting QB back, he wouldn’t be 4-6, losing 4 of his last 7 games and getting blown out by 41 points in his last game. Sometimes, it’s better to be lucky than good.
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    Wrong eagles were picked to go 5-11 going into 2017 ns that was with a full roster. They lost 4 of their best players to injury and still won. Doug coach of the universe

  28. 3. Chiefs (9-2; No. 3): Any team that allows 54 points in a loss will have a hard time getting to the Super Bowl. __________________________________________________________________________________________

    So what does that say about the team that allowed 51 points in a win?

  29. Let’s be honest, the Eagles only won it all last season because Doug Pedersen had one of the most talented rosters in the league. Having LeGarrette Blount and Jay Ajayi was huge with that great offensive line. They lost their quarterbacks coach, John DeFilippo, and offensive coordinator Frank Reich in the offseason. That’s why they were able to win games despite all those injuries last season. I personally believe the Eagles would be a better team right now with Nick Foles.

  30. 9. Cowboys (5-5; No. 14): The Cowboys may be the NFC team best suited to playing January football.

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    They beat the Eagles and the Falcons. Neither team will make the playoffs. Lets not get crazy.

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    And they lost to the Seahawks listed at No. 11… Someone got a Thanksgiving bonus from Jurrah!

  31. neilpountney says:
    November 20, 2018 at 12:10 pm
    Patriots fan here, we have pretty close to ZERO chance of being the Number 1 seed. We are simply not good enough!

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    It’s not about how well they have played, it’s about what they do next. At their best they beat KC. That’s pretty good.

    Right now they have a chance. KC play the ravens, chargers and seahawks. They could lose one of those. The Patriots could also be the 2nd, 3rd or 4th seed too. In every case they have a chance if they play well in the playoffs.

    Only time will tell, but it’s better than being out of it.

  32. mding729 says:
    November 20, 2018 at 12:53 pm
    Not sure how the patriots are ahead of the Steelers, especially since Steelers have a better record than the Patriots. I seriously hate the Patriots.

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    Fair point. Lets see if both teams play well over the next 3 weeks so they can decide it head to head.

  33. rxrider2000 says:
    November 20, 2018 at 1:20 pm
    3. Chiefs (9-2; No. 3): Any team that allows 54 points in a loss will have a hard time getting to the Super Bowl. __________________________________________________________________________________________

    So what does that say about the team that allowed 51 points in a win?
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    uHHHH….Literally the exact same thing if you bothered to read #2. Which, clearly, you didn’t.

  34. “rxrider2000 says:
    November 20, 2018 at 1:20 pm
    3. Chiefs (9-2; No. 3): Any team that allows 54 points in a loss will have a hard time getting to the Super Bowl. __________________________________________________________________________________________

    So what does that say about the team that allowed 51 points in a win?”

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    Yeah, good question. You’d think they might’ve said somewhere…

    “2. Rams (10-1; No. 2): Any team that allows 51 points in a win will have a hard time getting to the Super Bowl.”

  35. rutchaser says:
    November 20, 2018 at 12:56 pm
    You guys that say “we” when talking about your favorite team do realize you aren’t on the team right?
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    There seem to be an awful lot of people criticizing those comments. Stop being dumb. Nobody thinks they are an actual part of the team. Which is easier to say/type: “We…” or” “the , of which I am a fan…”? Use some common sense people.

  36. mding729 says:
    November 20, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    “Not sure how the patriots are ahead of the Steelers, especially since Steelers have a better record than the Patriots. I seriously hate the Patriots.”

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    Because Bill Belichick owns real estate in Mike Tomlin’s brain. I’ll take the better coaching over the more talented players.

  37. I tried to type “insert team name” in the previous comment but I used less/greater than symbols and they were treated like HTML codes. Sorry

  38. bradygirl12 says:
    November 20, 2018 at 12:23 pm
    I thought for sure that the Patriots would be below the Steelers. I’m not getting my hopes up for them this year. How do they justify getting blown out by the Titans? Anyway, loved the Jags comment @ #29.

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    There is no justification for it. The Patriots have been wildly inconsistent. Doesn’t mean they can’t be consistent the rest of the way or at least for 3 or 4 games in the playoffs. Long way to go.

  39. “Not sure how the patriots are ahead of the Steelers, especially since Steelers have a better record than the Patriots.”

    Maybe because the Pats have had the Steelers number for years? Which isn’t to say this isn’t the year Pittsburgh won’t come out on top. I don’t think you’ll see any Pats fans saying this is the best Pats team Belichick has ever put out there. In fact its one of the least impressive Pats teams of the last 2 decades. And most likely the 3 or 4 seed as it seems highly unlikely they’ll fight their way back to the 1 seed.

  40. NoFunLeague says:
    November 20, 2018 at 12:48 pm
    Don’t have that nagging feeling the Pats will be the one seed. Leaning toward them being the 3 seed, actually.

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    Many things can happen in the next 6 weeks, but if you are right, I’d be ok with that. Still a shot. After the success the Patriots have had over the last 4 years, making the playoffs is fine.

  41. EVERY QB has at least one bad game, EVERY season. I’m not taking anything from the defenses who are applying pressure. But every QB has that game where they’re over throwing or under throwing guys that are wide open, when there’s not a hint of pressure.
    Imo, the key is to get it out of the way during the regular season and NOT the playoffs. In 2012, the Broncos had the #1 seed and lost to the Ravens in the Divisional round. The Ravens defense did their job but Peyton Maning’s timing was just off all day, even in the face of no pressure. Cam Newton did the same thing in the Super Bowl. He had played great ALL year but stunk it up in The Game that mattered. The Broncos defense had something to do with that but Cam was off even when no pressure was there. Last week, even when Brady had time against the Titans, a lot of his throws were off. I think that was his bad game this season and he’ll be ready for the playoffs. Teams can still win in spite of a bad day by the QB, as long as he doesn’t turn it over or give up a short field for the defense.

    Drew Brees is on such a roll, I’d like him to get that bad game out of the way NOW!. Realistically, I think we might lose another game or two. But I think we SHOULD still be okay. I just hope we don’t lose any more receivers, ESPECIALLY Michael Thomas! Keith Kirkwood and Tre’Quan Smith are GREAT examples of good coaching of both active players and Practice Squad players. Both guys were ready when they were called up and have contributed to team wins.

    WHO DAT!

  42. Seahawks have 5 close last possession screw up losses. They have only beaten 1 .500 team and that was the mediocre on the road Packers. Until they prove otherwise and clean up their end of game drives on the road, I don’t expect anything other than 8-8.

  43. Most entertaining thing on this site is seeing the weekly reactions of fans who get worked up about where their team is on these meaningless lists

  44. mding729 says:
    November 20, 2018 at 12:53 pm
    Not sure how the patriots are ahead of the Steelers, especially since Steelers have a better record than the Patriots. I seriously hate the Patriots.
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    The Patriots have beaten 3 teams with winning records to date. The Steelers have only beaten 1. The Patriots beat the Chiefs. The Chiefs dominated the Steelers at home.

    Let’s see what happens on 12/16. 🙂

  45. harrisonhits2 says:
    November 20, 2018 at 1:49 pm
    “Not sure how the patriots are ahead of the Steelers, especially since Steelers have a better record than the Patriots.”

    Maybe because the Pats have had the Steelers number for years? Which isn’t to say this isn’t the year Pittsburgh won’t come out on top. I don’t think you’ll see any Pats fans saying this is the best Pats team Belichick has ever put out there. In fact its one of the least impressive Pats teams of the last 2 decades. And most likely the 3 or 4 seed as it seems highly unlikely they’ll fight their way back to the 1 seed.

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    I don’t know where I would rank this team against other Patriots teams. They’ve been more impressive than last year at times, and as bad as 2002 and 2009 at times.

    Only thing I would say is they looked really good against KC and Green Bay at home, which gives me hope. Ironically, compared to the two secondaries playing last night the Patriots don’t look too bad.

    They control their own destiny for the 2 seed and Pitt looks likely to drop 1 more at least given their schedule (would have been nice for them to lose to Jax), so I think they have a really good chance at the two seed, and if KC hands them the 1 seed then so be it. They could still get a home AFCCG from the 2 seed.

    If all goes well they could seal the division against Miami too, which would be nice leading into the Steelers game. @Jets, Minn at home (where the Patriots have been very good) and @Miami (this late in the season) are all winnable games.

  46. ezpkns34 says:
    November 20, 2018 at 2:20 pm
    Most entertaining thing on this site is seeing the weekly reactions of fans who get worked up about where their team is on these meaningless lists

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    I think that’s the point of the lists. To get people talking and provide entertainment. So in that sense they aren’t meaningless.

  47. footballseasonrules says:
    November 20, 2018 at 1:30 pm
    Let’s be honest, the Eagles only won it all last season because Doug Pedersen had one of the most talented rosters in the league. Having LeGarrette Blount and Jay Ajayi was huge with that great offensive line. They lost their quarterbacks coach, John DeFilippo, and offensive coordinator Frank Reich in the offseason. That’s why they were able to win games despite all those injuries last season. I personally believe the Eagles would be a better team right now with Nick Foles.

    ******
    Eagles were picked to go 5-11 in 2017 so no they had no talent if they had talent why did every single peron have them missing the playoffs? They had an awful roster

  48. freefromwhatyouare says:
    November 20, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    “It’s time to start making the list of coaching candidates”

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    The above could apply to your Vikings after Sunday night Mike.
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    It could. In some universe. But it won’t.

  49. footballseasonrules says:
    November 20, 2018 at 1:30 pm
    Let’s be honest, the Eagles only won it all last season because Doug Pedersen had one of the most talented rosters in the league. Having LeGarrette Blount and Jay Ajayi was huge with that great offensive line. They lost their quarterbacks coach, John DeFilippo, and offensive coordinator Frank Reich in the offseason. That’s why they were able to win games despite all those injuries last season. I personally believe the Eagles would be a better team right now with Nick Foles.
    *****
    Really you mean reich and defelipo the 2 guys who were there in 2016 and the team was awful. You just proved you have no idea what you are talking about

  50. Packers: #1 QB, #16 overall team, #32 coaching.

    Chargers haven’t beaten a team with a winning record this season. They and the Texans are riding inflated records.

    Rams will breezily coast into the playoffs with an easy final month. What usually happens next in those cases?

    Put the Cowboys & Giants together and you have a perfect team. Cowboys have general strength, Giants have the daggers that can blow a game open.

    Patriots: People whine about defensive & offensive rankings when all the Pats care about is who holds the trophy.

    My #1 rule when picking a game: never trust the Falcons.

  51. Whoa, I’m a Cowboys fan but having them at #9 is crazy. I personally wouldn’t put them above #14 at this point. I love Thanksgiving day with food, family and football but frankly, the evening of that great holiday is based on what version of the Cowboys show up.

    Also, please stop with that same comment about the Patriots (or anyone) not wanting to face the Ravens in the playoffs. If my team were in the AFC, I’d be salivating at the opportunity to beat up a mediocre team that has a defense that isn’t nearly as good as advertised, and an offense that wants to make one switch the channel to watch Heidi.

  52. Any team that can put 54 points against a 9-1 team has good chance to win the Super Bowl. CW aside this year offenses not defenses win championships.

  53. bradygirl12 says:
    November 20, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    “I thought for sure that the Patriots would be below the Steelers. I’m not getting my hopes up for them this year. How do they justify getting blown out by the Titans?”

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    Are you really a Patriots fan? I despise this team as much as the next fan here, but the Steelers couldn’t even beat the Browns in five quarters of football. Then, they got beat by the 5-5 Ravens. The Patriots lost to the Titans, Jags, and Lions. Who cares! We all know what they can do in the post-season. What have the Steelers proven over the last five seasons? They care more about locker room issues and trash talking their opponents than winning the games that matter most. This has always been the culture of Tomlin’s team.

  54. Several really great offenses this year (Rams, Saints, Chiefs), but no truly great teams. I thought I’d know better by now than to ever doubt the Patriots, but they just don’t look as sharp as usual this year. They might ride an easy schedule to a bye, in which case they become a serious threat, but if they have to play in the wild card round, I think the Pats will go down in the divisional round.

    The only wild card (excuse the pun) for me is how the Bears’ defense will perform against the Saints or Rams. I think the Bears would be overmatched based on what I’ve seen, but they have enough guys that can wreak havoc (especially Hicks and Mack) that I could imagine them pulling off what the 2007 and 2011 Giants did.

  55. I hate the new NFL, The refs had as much to say about the outcome of that game last night than the players and coaches combined. Seriously. They handed the game to Rams at the end.

  56. 22. Eagles (4-6; No. 15): It’s officially time to break out the underdog masks.

    What was the the name of that mouthy offensive tackle again? We haven’t heard from him in months… is he still in the league?

  57. Gene Sandoval says:
    November 20, 2018 at 12:30 pm
    9. Cowboys (5-5; No. 14): The Cowboys may be the NFC team best suited to playing January football.

    This comment is ridiculous, The Saints play indoors and the Rams play in Cali…. January football is going to go through these 2 cities.

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    I’m pretty sure they’re not talking about January weather conditions. Try run game and defense.
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    Well, I’m pretty sure that “Def & Run” game became an alleged January preference BECAUSE of the January weather – in outdoor venues. The guy had a valid point; theres NO way youre going TO either Saints Dome or LA and sitting on your defense and run game.

    AGAINST THOSE OFFENSES – ARE YOU SERIOUS?

  58. Big Ben was in playoff form against the Jags!

    Oh look who came out of hiding….Big Ben’s biggest fan. Funny you have been very scarce the last few weeks……we have been watching the yellow down your back as you walk away from Bens good games……you are a joke.

  59. cominupthrillho says:
    November 20, 2018 at 12:00 pm
    I love it. The Rams just won the game of the century, against the 3rd ranked team. Went blow for blow right to the end with the top ranked team, and swept Seattle. But somehow, they don’t have what it takes to win the Super Bowl, and are scared of seeing Seattle again

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    I think they can win the Super Bowl, but there are enough good teams this year that the championship games and the super bowl will be close to coin flips most likely. Rams v Saints and KC vs Pitt or NE.

    Very good chance the last 4 are KC, Rams, Saits

  60. 17. Packers (4-5-1; No. 13): It’s time to start making the list of coaching candidates.

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    That said, if they get a new coach and he turns it all around, Aaron Rogers gets zero credit.

  61. bentedges says:
    November 20, 2018 at 3:07 pm

    Also, please stop with that same comment about the Patriots (or anyone) not wanting to face the Ravens in the playoffs. If my team were in the AFC, I’d be salivating at the opportunity to beat up a mediocre team that has a defense that isn’t nearly as good as advertised, and an offense that wants to make one switch the channel to watch Heidi.
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    As a Ravens fan I agree. The Ravens the Patriots feared were the Ray Lewis and Ed Reed Ravens – not the CJ Mosly and Eric Weddle Ravens

  62. logicalvoicesays says:
    November 20, 2018 at 12:23 pm
    JJ Watt should be banned from the sport for taking out Alex Smith with such malicious intent. This league is RIGGED and wants the Cowboys to win the NFC East. On an even playiglng field the Redskins were a Top 5 team in the NFL and now we’re ruined!!!
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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH…..

    HAHAHAHAHAHAH..

    OMG I just can’t stop laughing. JJ Watt should be banned hahah for hitting a QB hahahah

  63. Been a Cardinal fan through some bad bad years and this team is brutally bad, I didnt know it was possible to get this bad

  64. 17. Packers (4-5-1; No. 13): It’s time to start making the list of coaching candidates.
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    That said, if they get a new coach and he turns it all around, Aaron Rogers gets zero credit.
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    How so? They’ve been a top 10 offense much of the season, and nearly all of Rodgers career… running a pre-historic scheme.

    What would Sean McVay have been able to do with Rodgers? Can’t even imagine.

    That is to say nothing of McCarthy’s inability to field a competitive defense.

  65. Andrew Walters says:
    November 20, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    footballseasonrules says:
    November 20, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    Let’s be honest, the Eagles only won it all last season because Doug Pedersen had one of the most talented rosters in the league. Having LeGarrette Blount and Jay Ajayi was huge with that great offensive line. They lost their quarterbacks coach, John DeFilippo, and offensive coordinator Frank Reich in the offseason. That’s why they were able to win games despite all those injuries last season. I personally believe the Eagles would be a better team right now with Nick Foles.

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    Really you mean reich and defelipo the 2 guys who were there in 2016 and the team was awful. You just proved you have no idea what you are talking about

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    The Eagles had six pro-bowlers on their roster last season. Yes, talented. They just won a super bowl despite losing their star quarterback. It goes to show what a great offensive line can do. Their defense was ranked 4th in total yards, 5th in downs, had the 17th ranked pass defense (still better than New England’s), ranked 1st in rushing defense, and were ranked 4th in takeaways. Acquiring Chris Long helped out with their pass rush, too. They played a bad game defensively against the Patriots, but forced a fumble when their team needed to in order to win the game. Losing those two coaches exposed Pederson big time. I know it can be fun to be a delusional Eagles fan, but at least I know what I’m talking about.

  66. aarons444 says:
    November 20, 2018 at 4:59 pm
    17. Packers (4-5-1; No. 13): It’s time to start making the list of coaching candidates.
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    That said, if they get a new coach and he turns it all around, Aaron Rogers gets zero credit.
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    How so? They’ve been a top 10 offense much of the season, and nearly all of Rodgers career… running a pre-historic scheme.

    What would Sean McVay have been able to do with Rodgers? Can’t even imagine.

    That is to say nothing of McCarthy’s inability to field a competitive defense.
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    Stats, stats, stats. That’s all overratedrodge has ever been. Look at this season. He CANT beat good teams. I’m not saying he’s not a decent qb, I’m sayin he’s not great, but I only say that because he’s not.

  67. I like the Saints and all, but there is just something about them that doesn’t have me completely sold. Outside of a little backup WR injury or two, this team is crazy healthy and seems to catch every hard team at home. It just feels like the luck is going to run out at some point and the carriage is going to turn back to a pumpkin.

    I love to watch them play, but I just can’t shake the sense that they are going to get some sort of cosmic gut punch. It’s like when the 2007 Pats were cruising until Rosevelt Colvin went down for the year and the D sort of ran off the rails.

  68. mding729 says:
    November 20, 2018 at 12:53 pm
    Not sure how the patriots are ahead of the Steelers, especially since Steelers have a better record than the Patriots. I seriously hate the Patriots.
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    Hey Tomlin, if you could beat the Pats once and a while you wouldn’t hate them so much. Control your locker room, stop with the Sis Boom Bah cheerleading, stop the bad challenges and quit screwing up clock management. And when the Pats beat you again don’t blame it on the Refs, the headsets……

  69. havok82 says:
    November 20, 2018 at 8:37 pm
    I like the Saints and all, but there is just something about them that doesn’t have me completely sold. Outside of a little backup WR injury or two, this team is crazy healthy and seems to catch every hard team at home. It just feels like the luck is going to run out at some point and the carriage is going to turn back to a pumpkin.

    I love to watch them play, but I just can’t shake the sense that they are going to get some sort of cosmic gut punch. It’s like when the 2007 Pats were cruising until Rosevelt Colvin went down for the year and the D sort of ran off the rails.

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    They’re missing their nickel CB (done for the year), #2 and #3 wideout, blocking tight end, MIGHT be getting one of their starting DEs back on Thursday, and may be without their starting LT for two more games. They’re not crazy healthy. They just have depth. And Brees doesn’t give the ball away. That same Rams defense that harassed Mahomes into giving up the ball five times last night couldn’t get a hand on Brees.

  70. riverhorsey says:
    November 20, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    Colts are the best team on the outside looking in at the playoffs. Colts get in and look out.
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    Laughable. Delusional. Ridiculous.

  71. Packers should be in the top 10, they’re one of the most talented teams on both sides of the ball.

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