Arizona Sports NFL Power Rankings Week 13: Longest week ever

Dec 1, 2020, 3:44 PM
Derrick Henry #22 of the Tennessee Titans takes the ball in for a touchdown in the first quarter du...
Derrick Henry #22 of the Tennessee Titans takes the ball in for a touchdown in the first quarter during their game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 29, 2020 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Like many of you, I was pretty geared up last week to watch hated rivals in the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers do battle on Thanksgiving night after being force-fed two gross appetizers from the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys.

No such luck.

As of the publishing of this article, we’re still waiting on Baltimore vs. Pittsburgh part II because of the Ravens’ COVID-19 outbreak.

But, the NFL Power Rankings on wait for nobody, so here we are.

Little movement at the top of the pecking order this week, but the Tennessee Titans did jump three spots into the top five after their impressive dismantling of the Colts in Week 12.

Arizona Sports NFL Power Rankings Week 13

1. Pittsburgh Steelers (10-0) —
Have a feeling they’ll take their frustrations out on the Ravens on Wednesday Afternoon Football.

2. Kansas City Chiefs (10-1) —
Looked entirely unstoppable against the Bucs… in the first half.

3. New Orleans Saints (9-2) —
Basically got a bye week playing the quarterback-less Broncos.

4. Buffalo Bills (8-3) —
Nice bounceback post-bye win after a gut-wrenching loss to Arizona.

5. Tennessee Titans (8-3) ▲3
They run the heck out of the ball and don’t turn it over — a good recipe for January.

6. Seattle Seahawks (8-3) —
Reports of their defense’s demise may have been premature.

7. Green Bay Packers (8-3) ▲2
Aaron Rodgers now has five four-TD, zero-interception games this season.

8. Cleveland Browns (8-3) ▲4
I refuse to believe they’re this good, but they keep beating the inferior teams on their schedule.

9. Miami Dolphins (7-4) ▲4
Didn’t play great against the Jets, but then again, didn’t need to.

10. Los Angeles Rams (7-4) ▼5
You never know which Jared Goff is going to show up.

11. Indianapolis Colts (7-4) ▼4
Turned in easily their worst defensive performance of 2020 against the Titans, but were pretty shorthanded, too.

12. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-5) ▼2
Never thought a Week 13 bye would be a good thing, but it’s coming at the right time for the Bucs.

13. Las Vegas Raiders (7-4) ▼2
Just when you think they’re for real, they get boat raced in the biggest rout of the NFL season.

14. San Francisco 49ers (5-6) ▲2
For my money, the most resilient team in football.

15. Baltimore Ravens (6-4) —
Can RGIII lead the Ravens to a short-handed victory in Pittsburgh?

16. Arizona Cardinals (6-5) ▼2
They’ve looked very ordinary on offense the last two weeks, Kyler Murray included.

17. New England Patriots (5-6) ▲1
I’d say their offense is like a car crash, except I can easily look away (and want to).

18. Minnesota Vikings (5-6) ▲1
Suddenly, they’ve won four of five to keep themselves in the NFC Playoff picture.

19. Chicago Bears (5-6) ▼2
“Have some personal pride, have a freaking sense of urgency.” — Matt Nagy

20. Atlanta Falcons (4-7) ▲3
Beat Las Vegas by 37 without Julio Jones? Sure, why not?

21. Houston Texans (4-7) ▲3
Deshaun Watson now has 15 TDs and no picks over his last six games. He deserves better.

22. Carolina Panthers (4-7) ▼2
It’s hard to lose a game in which one of your players returns two fumbles for touchdowns. Kudos, Panthers!

23. Denver Broncos (4-7) ▼2
I feel for people that had to watch their game against the Saints.

24. New York Giants (4-7) ▲1
Can they stay atop the worst division in history with Colt McCoy at quarterback? By the way, that name still sounds like a soap opera character.

25. Washington Football Team (4-7) ▲1
Swept the Cowboys by a combined score of 66-19 this year.

26. Los Angeles Chargers (3-8) ▼4
Anthony Lynn just burned himself on the chair in his office.

27. Philadelphia Eagles (3-7-1) ▼1
Jalen Hurts can’t be worse than what’s being put out there.

28. Dallas Cowboys (3-8) ▼1
It was cool of Mike McCarthy to let young fans make decisions and call plays during the Thanksgiving loss.

29. Detroit Lions (4-7) —
The streak of years without a playoff win reaches its 30th anniversary. Pearls for everyone!

30. Cincinnati Bengals (2-8-1) —
Hey, they’ve matched their win total from 2019.

31. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-10) —
Send your GM resume to: Jacksonville Jaguars, LLC, 1 TIAA Bank Field Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202.

32. New York Jets (0-11) —
New York Post headline says it all: “For the love of God, fire Adam Gase already”


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