NFL Power Rankings: Week 11

By Teddy Covers - Covers Expert

The Seahawks are the new No. 2 this week while the Packers took a big tumble - and looks like they haven't reached bottom yet.

NFL Power Rankings

Week 11 Rank Last Week Change Team W-L-T
(ATS)
Power Rating Team Comments
1 1 no change in rankings 8-1-0
(5-3-1)
-8.0 Denver
The all-time NFL record for passing touchdowns in a season is 50 (Tom Brady, 2007). Peyton Manning is on pace for 59 TD passes, primed to shatter that mark.
2 3 move up in rankings1 9-1-0
(6-4-0)
-7.0 Seattle
The Seahawks solved their offensive line woes at Atlanta, allowing only a single sack. Even better, left tackle Russell Okung and center Max Unger could be back this week.
3 5 move up in rankings2 7-2-0
(6-3-0)
-6.0 New Orleans
After thoroughly humiliating Dallas on Sunday Night, the Saints are now 5-0 SU and ATS at home this year, outscoring their opponents by a combined 101 points in those games.
4 4 no change in rankings 7-2-0
(5-4-0)
-5.5 New England
Bill Belichick's squad heads into their marquee matchup as underdogs at Carolina riding a 10-1 SU streak on Monday Night Football.
5 2 move down in rankings3 6-3-0
(6-3-0)
-5.5 San Francisco
Last week's home loss to Carolina marked the third time the Niners have been held to less than ten points. It happened only once last year, before Kaepernick got the starting QB job.
6 6 no change in rankings 9-0-0
(6-3-0)
-4.5 Kansas City
Dwayne Bowe's arrest for marijuana possession on Monday Night couldn't have happened at a worse time - the Chiefs offense is going to need to score touchdowns this week at Denver!
7 11 move up in rankings4 6-3-0
(6-3-0)
-4.0 Carolina
The Panthers defense was truly dominant at San Francisco down the stretch, not allowing the 49ers to cross midfield at any point in the fourth quarter.
8 8 no change in rankings 6-4-0
(5-4-1)
-3.0 Cincinnati
Cinci is playing without five impact players on their defense. Geno Atkins, Leon Hall, Robert Geathers and Taylor Mays are all on injured reserve, while Ray Maualuga has a concussion.
9 12 move up in rankings3 6-3-0
(5-4-0)
-3.0 Detroit
With the game on the line late in the fourth quarter, the Lions defense couldn't get a stop against the Bears backup QB, but came up huge on a pair of two point conversion tries.
10 7 move down in rankings3 6-3-0
(5-4-0)
-3.0 Indianapolis
Every team deserves a mulligan for a subpar performance once or twice during the course of the season. Indy's had two of them (St Louis, San Diego) in their last four games.
11 10 move down in rankings1 5-4-0
(2-6-1)
-2.5 Chicago
This is another defense that's been riddled with injuries in recent weeks, and emergency replacement defensive tackle Jay Ratliff hasn't been healthy enough to suit up yet.
12 9 move down in rankings3 5-5-0
(7-3-0)
-2.0 Dallas
The Cowboys are 0-4 against opponents with winning records and they tied an NFL record last week, allowing 31 more first downs than they gained against the Saints.
13 16 move up in rankings3 5-5-0
(5-5-0)
-1.0 Philadelphia
With 16 touchdowns and zero interceptions, Eagles QB Nick Foles is doing his best to keep Michael Vick riding the pine long term.
14 14 no change in rankings 4-5-0
(5-3-1)
0.0 San Diego
Facing a Broncos team known for their red zone prowess, Chargers head coach Mike McCoy settled for three field goal attempts in the first half, unwilling to attempt fourth down tries.
15 17 move up in rankings2 5-4-0
(5-4-0)
1.0 Arizona
Other than the Jets and Chiefs, the Cardinals are the biggest surprise story in the NFL this year, very quietly sitting at 5-4 despite at least one Carson Palmer interception in every game.
16 18 move up in rankings2 3-6-0
(3-6-0)
1.0 N.Y. Giants
The Giants are playing .333 football for the season and lead the NFL in turnovers (28), but they're only a game and a half out of first place and riding a three game winning streak!
17 19 move up in rankings2 5-4-0
(6-3-0)
1.5 N.Y. Jets
Before the season started, Rex Ryan was among the betting favorites for 'First Coach to Be Fired'. Now he's one of the favorites for 'Coach of the Year'.
18 21 move up in rankings3 4-5-0
(4-5-0)
3.0 Baltimore
We're nine games into the season and a relatively healthy Ray Rice is averaging only 32 yards per game on the ground; a complete non-factor.
19 22 move up in rankings3 4-5-0
(5-4-0)
3.0 Cleveland
The Browns are 0-4 SU and ATS in games started by Brandon Weeden this year, but 4-1 SU, 5-0 ATS in games with Jason Campbell or Brian Hoyer as the starting QB.
20 27 move up in rankings7 3-6-0
(3-6-0)
3.5 Pittsburgh
WR Antonio Brown leads the league in receptions. Along with Emmanuel Sanders, Jerricho Cotchery and Heath Miller, this receiving corps hasn't missed Mike Wallace one iota.
21 15 move down in rankings6 4-5-0
(5-3-1)
3.5 Tennessee
Jake Locker's promise will go unfulfilled for at least one more season, with the injury problems that have plagued him since college continuing to haunt him.
22 20 move down in rankings2 3-6-0
(3-6-0)
3.5 Washington
After scoring on each of their four first half drives at Minnesota, the Redskins proceeded to score only a field goal after the break as they blew a double digit lead.
23 24 move up in rankings1 2-7-0
(2-7-0)
4.0 Houston
Case Keenum has been great in each of his two first halves as a starter this year, but the Texans have been outscored 37-10 in the two second halves, with Keenum largely ineffective.
24 23 move down in rankings1 4-5-0
(4-5-0)
4.0 Miami
Ryan Tannehill getting sacked in the end zone for a safety provided the Dolphins margin of defeat vs. Tampa. The guy who got beat for that sack was Richie Incognito's replacement.
25 25 no change in rankings 2-7-0
(2-7-0)
4.5 Atlanta
Last year's team played for the NFC title at home in January. This year's team is playing for last place at one win Tampa this Sunday.
26 13 move down in rankings13 5-4-0
(5-4-0)
4.5 Green Bay
Last week, I was asked by a reporter how much I thought Aaron Rodgers was worth to the spread. I answered 'less than a TD'. I was wrong. He's worth more with no capable backup.
27 29 move up in rankings2 4-6-0
(4-6-0)
4.5 St. Louis
Robert Quinn and Chris Long overwhelmed the Colts tackles last week, resulting in three sacks of Andrew Luck and three interceptions from this suddenly pesky secondary.
28 26 move down in rankings2 3-7-0
(5-5-0)
5.0 Buffalo
Trailing 10-3, the Bills defense made a stand to hold Pittsburgh to a field goal attempt. But they jumped offsides on the FG try and ended up allowing a TD instead; a microcosm of their season.
29 30 move up in rankings1 2-7-0
(4-5-0)
5.5 Minnesota
When QB Christian Ponder has been healthy this season, he's clearly been a better option for Leslie Frazier than Matt Cassel or Josh Freeman.
30 28 move down in rankings2 3-6-0
(5-3-1)
6.0 Oakland
Terrelle Pryor in Oakland's three wins: 65% completions, only two interceptions and nine sacks. Pryor in their six losses? 56% completions, eight interceptions and 20 sacks!
31 31 no change in rankings 1-8-0
(3-6-0)
6.0 Tampa Bay
Now when we see that graphic at the bottom of our TV screens it'll say "Mike Glennon has 1 game winning drive in the fourth quarter or OT" after the Bucs rallied to beat Miami.
32 32 no change in rankings 1-8-0
(2-7-0)
8.0 Jacksonville
Since the start of the 2012 campaign, Gus Bradley's team has gone2-1 SU against the Tennessee Titans, 1-21 SU against all other NFL teams.
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Power Ratings compute offensive and defensive statistics into one number for each team, while accounting for factors like recent performances and strength of schedule. Power Ratings can be used as a baseline for relative spread index to compare current or future match-ups between two teams. The relative spread does not account for non-statistical factors like home-field advantage, recent injuries, game time decisions, rivalries, publicity, and weather.