Each week here on GuysNation, we take a look at all of the results from the previous week in the NFL and consider how it affects each team’s “resume”, as it were.  We consider outcomes, margins of victory, location the game was played, manner in which the game was won.  We take all that information and do our best to try to determine how we would rank each of the 32 NFL teams in a power rankings.

Here’s our best guess at things.   We welcome your comments, but try to keep it respectful.  We’ve included some polls this time around for those of you who are afraid to leave comments to which you’d actually have to type out and sign your name.

32 – Carolina Panthers (1-9) No Change from Week 10 Rank
(Dropping 1 since Week 5 with a record of 1-5 since then)

What can be said about the hapless Panthers? At least they’ll be getting Bill Cowher next year, which should do wonders for the careers of Jonathan Stewart, DeAngelo Williams and a couple young wide receivers. Certainly can’t fault them too much for losing to Baltimore in Week 11.

31 – Cincinnati Bengals (2-8) Dropped 2 from Week 10 Rank
(Dropping 15 since Week 5 with a record of 0-6 since then)

Just… ouch. I feel bad for Ochocinco (and to a lesser degree, Terrel Owens). For anyone who actually watches Bengals games, I’d love to know what your take is on why this team is falling apart. They blew a big lead in Week 11, which wouldn’t be a huge problem if they were facing a Top 5 team (like the Panthers were), but they ended up getting blown out at the end of the game by BUFFALO.

30 – Arizona Cardinals (3-7) Dropped 2 from Week 10 Rank
(Dropping 5 since Week 5 with a record of 1-5 since then)

This is all about Quarterback issues. At this point they might want to consider signing Kurt Warner off of the Retired QB Couch Waiver Wire.

29 – Minnesota Vikings (3-7) Dropped 2 from Week 10 Rank
(Dropping 5 since Week 5 with a record of 2-5 since then)

Losing to Green Bay by a huge margin, not scoring a touchdown, and losing their head coach? Things aren’t going well for the Vikings. At this point, even though people are saying the new coach should try Tavaris Jackson to see what he’s capable of doing, I think you still have to start Brett Favre, even if it’s treated like the first pre-season game and he only plays a few snaps. He has that consecutive games streak going, and it shouldn’t end just because the coach got fired.

28 – San Francisco 49ers (3-7) Dropped 6 from Week 10 Rank
(Climbing 1 since Week 5 with a record of 3-3 since then)

Losing big to the Buccaneers isn’t a huge problem. Having that game take place in California’s Bay Area instead of Florida’s makes it a problem.

27 – Detroit Lions (2-8) Dropped 4 from Week 10 Rank
(Climbing 3 since Week 5 with a record of 2-4 since then)

If the Lions wanted to prove they were a decent team, losing to the Cowboys isn’t a good way to go about it.

26 – Denver Broncos (3-7) Dropped 2 from Week 10 Rank
(Dropping 7 since Week 5 with a record of 1-5 since then)

The only problem I have with the Broncos loss to the Chargers in San Diego during Week 11 is the lopsided nature of the score. Denver is who we thought they were.

25 – Dallas Cowboys (3-7) Climbed 6 from Week 10 Rank
(Climbing 1 since Week 5 with a record of 2-6 since then)

Sure, it’s only a win over Detroit, but it gives the Cowboys a 3rd win on their resume and, gasp, a winning streak. A couple more weeks of this and they could crack the top half of the league.

24 – Buffalo Bills (2-8) Climbed 6 from Week 10 Rank
(Climbing 8 since Week 5 with a record of 2-5 since then)

A huge comeback win against the Bengals is a very good thing, especially considering the margin of victory in comparison to the fact that they were getting blown out early. It is just the Bengals, though. Just like Dallas, this is another team on a win-streak, and at this rate, the Bills will end the season 8-8 (as they’ve won their past two after losing the first 8).

23 – St. Louis Rams (4-6) Climbed 2 from Week 10 Rank
(Dropping 5 since Week 5 with a record of 2-4 since then)

The only problem I have with a loss to Atlanta is the fact that the game took place in St Louis. The margin of victory for the Falcons wasn’t tiny, either.

22 – Houston Texans (4-6) Climbed 4 from Week 10 Rank
(Dropping 12 since Week 5 with a record of 1-5 since then)

For the second straight week, the Texans have a close game end in the other team’s favor at the wire. They could be 6-4 right now…. but they’re not.

21 – Cleveland Browns (3-7) Dropped 3 from Week 10 Rank
(Climbing 6 since Week 5 with a record of 2-4 since then)

For the second straight week, the Browns fall short, losing by less than a touchdown. They should’ve beaten the Jaguars, but this team is showing quite a bit of improvement from this time a year ago.

20 – Seattle Seahawks (5-5) Dropped 3 from Week 10 Rank
(Climbing 2 since Week 5 with a record of 3-3 since then)

Losing on the road to the defending Super Bowl champions is not such a big deal. Seattle is the definition of an average team. If they could figure out their identity, they’d be a lot better (even with the same personnel).

19 – Jacksonville Jaguars (6-4) Climbed 1 from Week 10 Rank
(Climbing 1 since Week 5 with a record of 4-3 since then)

For the second week in a row, the outcome of a game overshadows how lucky the Jaguars were to win it.

18 – Miami Dolphins (5-5) Dropped 5 from Week 10 Rank
(Climbing 3 since Week 5 with a record of 3-3 since then)

Not scoring any points at home is embarrassing. Especially in a prime-time game against a team which isn’t all that great.

17 – Tennessee Titans (5-5) Dropped 5 from Week 10 Rank
(Dropping 3 since Week 5 with a record of 3-3 since then)

Losing a close game at home is not as bad as losing your starting QB and friction between the head coach and a young star player.

16 – Washington Redskins (5-5) Climbed 5 from Week 10 Rank
(Climbing 7 since Week 5 with a record of 3-4 since then)

Beating the Titans is a decent spot on the resume which looks better when you consider it was played in Tennessee.

15 – San Diego Chargers (5-5) Climbed 4 from Week 10 Rank
(Dropping 2 since Week 5 with a record of 3-4 since then)

A lopsided win over divisional opponent Denver is a good thing. Now let’s see what they can do when they’re not following up a bye week.

14 – Oakland Raiders (5-5) Dropped 3 from Week 10 Rank
(Climbing 14 since Week 5 with a record of 4-2 since then)

I don’t so much have a problem with a loss to the Steelers in Pittsburgh, but the lopsided score makes me cringe. Raiders fans, you might not be in the top half of the league much longer with outcomes like that.

13 – Kansas City Chiefs (6-4) Climbed 3 from Week 10 Rank
(Dropping 8 since Week 5 with a record of 3-5 since then)

A victory over the Cardinals gets the Chiefs into the 6 win club, but no one should be getting TOO excited over a victory against Arizona this season.

12 – Chicago Bears (7-3) Climbed 3 from Week 10 Rank
(Dropping 3 since Week 5 with a record of 4-3 since then)

A road win against a decent team is a win nevertheless, and the Bears might actually start thinking about a wild card spot at this point in the year. Their offensive line is looking better.

11 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-3) Climbed 3 from Week 10 Rank
(Climbing 1 since Week 5 with a record of 5-3 since then)

Blowing out the 49’ers in San Francisco is a decent statement that Tampa Bay might be for real. They’re going to need to stay strong if they want to get that final wild card spot.

10 – New York Giants (6-4) Dropped 3 from Week 10 Rank
(Climbing 5 since Week 5 with a record of 4-2 since then)

Losing to the Eagles in Philadelphia isn’t a huge problem, especially given the fact that the Eagles have looked really good as of late. Unlike what the Redskins were able to do, the Giants at least gave their fans hope of stopping Michael Vick.

9 – Indianapolis Colts (6-4) Dropped 1 from Week 10 Rank
(Climbing 2 since Week 5 with a record of 4-2 since then)

A 3 point loss to the Patriots in New England isn’t the end of the world, and neither are the three interceptions thrown by Peyton Manning which landed them in that spot. Don’t blame him too much for the loss, though, as he did throw FOUR touchdowns in that game and nearly 400 yards.

8 – New Orleans Saints (7-3) Climbed 2 from Week 10 Rank
(No change from Week 5, with a record of 4-3 since then)

Beating Seattle adds a win to the resume and allows them to jump up over the Colts as they enter the 7 win club.

7 – Philadelphia Eagles (7-3) Climbed 2 from Week 10 Rank
(Climbing 10 since Week 5 with a record of 5-2 since then)

A nice win over the Giants helps to give Eagles fans reasons to think that a couple of playoff wins this season might not be such a stretch of the imagination.

6 – New York Jets (8-2) Dropped 2 from Week 10 Rank
(Dropping 2 since Week 5 with a record of 5-2 since then)

Only beating Houston by 3, and needing a fair amount of excellent play late in the contest, shouldn’t be reassuring to any Jets fans. Their last three wins have made me think that they’re probably not ready for the playoffs.

5 – Pittsburgh Steelers (7-3) Climbed 1 from Week 10 Rank
(Dropping 3 since Week 5 with a record of 4-3 since then)

Blowing out Oakland in Pittsburgh isn’t such a big deal and shouldn’t be celebrated. They do move up as the Jets move back, though. Big wins over decent teams is far better than close games won by comeback over decent teams.

4 – Baltimore Ravens (7-3) Dropped 1 from Week 10 Rank
(Dropping 3 since Week 5 with a record of 4-3 since then)

Beating the Panthers, even by a big margin, shouldn’t impress anyone. They dropped a bit because other teams proved something.

3 – Green Bay Packers (7-3) Climbed 2 from Week 10 Rank
(Climbing 4 since Week 5 with a record of 4-3 since then)

I realize the Vikings aren’t a good opponent, but the Packers went into Minnesota and crushed them in Week 11, which shouldn’t happen for divisional opponents.

2 – Atlanta Falcons (8-2) No Change from Week 10 Rank
(Climbing 1 since Week 5 with a record of 5-2 since then)

Beating the Rams in St Louis isn’t a huge accomplishment, but it’s enough to put them into the 8 wins club, which is good enough to help them keep their # 2 overall spot in these rankings.

1 – New England Patriots (8-2) No Change from Week 10 Rank
(Climbing 5 since Week 5 with a record of 5-2 since then)

They only beat the Colts by 3 points in a game played in Massachusetts, but it is the Colts, so that’s a decent win. For the # 1 team playing the # 9 team, the point differential should’ve been a little wider in favor of the Patriots, since the game was played on their home turf. It’s quite enough to keep them in the top spot.

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