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Arizona Sports Week 13 NFL Power Rankings: Top two the same

Twelve weeks down, five to go.

There weren’t any real seismic shifts in this week’s Arizona Sports NFL Power Rankings, especially at the top.

The Philadelphia Eagles punished the Chicago Bears while the New England Patriots toyed with Miami to stay 1-2 in this week’s order. The New Orleans Saints, who saw their eight-game winning streak snapped by the Rams, took a bit of a tumble.

Here’s a look at our 1-32 NFL pecking order heading into Week 13.

Ties will go to the team that receives the majority of higher rankings from our panel.


Burns | Jurecki | Lapinski | Marotta | Morgan

Week 13 Composite

 

Biggest Risers: Arizona Cardinals ▲6
Biggest Fallers: Dallas Cowboys ▼7


1. Philadelphia Eagles (10-1)

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Hi: 1
Lo: 2
Comment: Look borderline unstoppable. Road games against the Seahawks and Rams in the next two weeks will give us a clearer picture though. — Lapinski
Next: at Seattle

2. New England Patriots (9-2)

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Hi: 1
Lo: 2
Comment: Rob Gronkowski was upset that he didn’t get to try the biscuits Tom Brady made for Thanksgiving. He got 2 TD catches instead. — Morgan
Next: at Buffalo

3. Pittsburgh Steelers (9-2)

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Hi: 3
Lo: 4
Comment: The upcoming game vs Patriots could decide home field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs. — Jurecki
Next: at Cincinnati (Monday night)

4. Minnesota Vikings (9-2)

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Hi: 3
Lo: 4
Comment: Case Keenum is probably making himself a lot of money. — Marotta
Next: at Atlanta

5. Los Angeles Rams (8-3)

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Hi: 5
Lo: 5
Comment: Revealing bounce-back moment against the Saints. — Burns
Next: at Arizona

6. New Orleans Saints (8-3)

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Hi: 6
Lo: 8
Comment: Could end up with the offensive (Alvin Kamara) and defensive (Marshon Lattimore) Rookies of the Year. — Lapinski
Next: vs. Carolina

7. Carolina Panthers (8-3)

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Hi: 7
Lo: 7
Comment: Fumble return TD and punt return TD bailed them out vs lowly Jets. — Burns
Next: at New Orleans

8. Atlanta Falcons (7-4)

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Hi: 6
Lo: 9
Comment: Julio Jones isn’t human. Neither was that throw from Mohamed Sanu. — Marotta
Next: vs. Minnesota

9. Seattle Seahawks (7-4)

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Hi: 8
Lo: 10
Comment: Jimmy Graham’s 16 TD receptions are the most by a Seattle tight end, passing Jerramy Stevens. — Morgan
Next: vs. Philadelphia

10. Jacksonville Jaguars (7-4)

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Hi: 9
Lo: 12
Comment: Leonard Fournette was dominant until Oct. 15. He has 169 total rushing yards since. — Lapinski
Next: vs. Indianapolis

11. Tennessee Titans (7-4)

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Hi: 10
Lo: 14
Comment: The Titans got their first win in 10 tries at Indianapolis’ Lucas Oil Stadium. — Morgan
Next: vs. Houston

12. Detroit Lions (6-5)

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Hi: 12
Lo: 14
Comment: Favorable schedule down the stretch: Ravens, at Bucs, Bears, at Bengals and Packers. — Jurecki
Next: at Baltimore

13. Baltimore Ravens (5-5)

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Hi: 12
Lo: 15
Comment: Ravens in the thick of it and their down-the-stretch schedule is incredibly easy. — Marotta
Next: vs. Detroit

14. Kansas City Chiefs (6-5)

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Hi: 11
Lo: 16
Comment: Offense that looked unstoppable has averaged 307 yards and 12 points over the last three games. — Marotta
Next: at NY Jets

15. Los Angeles Chargers (5-6)

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Hi: 11
Lo: 18
Comment: Speaking of 5-6 teams…this one is heating up at the right time. — Burns
Next: vs. Cleveland

16. Washington Redskins (5-6)

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Hi: 10
Lo: 21
Comment: Cousins continues to carry the Redskins and if they don’t know what have by now, then move on. — Jurecki
Next: at Dallas (Thursday)

17. Buffalo Bills (6-5)

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Hi: 14
Lo: 23
Comment: Tyrod Taylor’s steady play is exactly what the Bills needed in a win over Kansas City — and last week when he was benched. — Morgan
Next: vs. New England

18. Oakland Raiders (5-6)

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Hi: 18
Lo: 22
Comment: Only Michael Crabtree is crazy enough to fight Aqib Talib. — Lapinski
Next: vs. NY Giants

19. Arizona Cardinals (5-6)

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Hi: 17
Lo: 21
Comment:  Gabbert should start the rest of the season. He has shown great upside. — Jurecki
Next: vs. LA Rams

20. Cincinnati Bengals (5-6)

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Hi: 17
Lo: 21
Comment: The fact that they’re in playoff contention reflects the state of the AFC. — Burns
Next: vs. Pittsburgh

21. Dallas Cowboys (5-6)

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Hi: 14
Lo: 22
Comment: The Cowboys have lost three straight games by at least 20 points for the first time since 2004. — Morgan
Next: vs. Washington (Thursday night)

22. Green Bay Packers (5-6)

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Hi: 20
Lo: 26
Comment: Maybe the 57-yard field goal attempt was a bad idea? — Marotta
Next: vs. Tampa Bay

23. Houston Texans (4-7)

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Hi: 19
Lo: 25
Comment: Yeah, that’s the Tom Savage we expected to see. — Morgan
Next: at Tennessee

24. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-7)

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Hi: 23
Lo: 25
Comment: Wonder if coach Dirk Koetter heard AD Ray Anderson’s press conference talk of ASU being a top-15 program? — Morgan
Next: at Green Bay

25. New York Jets (4-7)

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Hi: 22
Lo: 26
Comment: They’ve quietly lost five of six – all by one score. — Lapinski
Next: vs. Kansas City

26. Miami Dolphins (4-7)

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Hi: 25
Lo: 28
Comment: Gase looks disgusted in South Beach. Cutler wasn’t the answer and they have to weed out some of the bad apples. — Jurecki
Next: vs. Denver

27. Chicago Bears (3-8)

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Hi: 25
Lo: 28
Comment: John Fox is on LinkedIn working on his resume. — Burns
Next: vs. San Francisco

28. Denver Broncos (3-8)

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Hi: 27
Lo: 29
Comment: Paxton Lynch cried when he left with an injury. Broncos fans were crying while he was on the field. — Marotta
Next: at Miami

29. Indianapolis Colts (3-8)

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Hi: 28
Lo: 30
Comment: Chuck Pagano has done a lousy job, but he’s seen Groundhog Day a lot, so he’s OK in my book. — Marotta
Next: at Jacksonville

30. New York Giants (2-9)

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Hi: 29
Lo: 31
Comment: Made the Thanksgiving night choice of their game or Planes, Trains and Automobiles real easy. — Marotta
Next: at Oakland

31. San Francisco 49ers (1-10)

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Hi: 30
Lo: 31
Comment: Is that awful O-Line holding up the Jimmy G era? — Burns
Next: at Chicago

32. Cleveland Browns (0-11)

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Hi: 32
Lo: 32
Comment: With the first pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, Cleveland…ah, who cares? Nothing helps. — Marotta
Next: at LA Chargers


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