NFL Power Rankings:Top Ten Teams Heading Into The Playoffs

By Raphael Haynes
November 23, 2012 3:43 pm
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Week 11 of the NFL bombarded NFL fans with nail-biters, blowouts and maybe a quarterback controversy.

There were heavyweight bouts (one ended in the first round), "maybe we aren't as good as we thought we were" games and a big "welcome to the big boys league" game thanks to Tom Brady.

We also saw familiar teams look like they're creeping back up to that "we don't want to see them in the playoffs" status. 

Like past NFL seasons, every team go through a reality check period where they are doubting or questioning whether they belong or do they have what it takes to be classified as an elite team. It is usually last a couple of games and the top teams snap out of it.

Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots and Denver Broncos had their reality check appointments early in the season. Pittsburgh Steelers just ended their session a few weeks ago (not counting this past week because of Big Ben injury).

The Chicago Bears and New York Giants are currently waist deep in the reality check river.

New Orleans Saints are just one game out of the playoffs. Sean Payton's presence at Drew Brees' consecutive touchdown record-breaking game might have been enough just to get things feeling normal again in the Big Easy.

Before Week 11, I stated that there were at least nine teams who could lead their city to the BIG DANCE. I still believe that they all can get there if healthy, but "if" is not guaranteed and because of that, there were some positioning changes in the power rankings. 

These positions are chosen by records.

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2 years ago
No they are not good enough to beat a contender. They haven't done it all season! All of their wins are against teams that are currently under .500 excluding the Colts. It was the first game of Luck's pro career when the Bears beat the Colts. Whatever. Bears don't belong right now, they should'nt be on anyone's power ranking. We did say POWER ranking....there is currently nothing powerful about the Bears right now. When they start beating some playoff contenders then put in a top ten......GO PACKERS!
2 years ago

I give you that, but we do get to see ya one more time at Soldier Field. Holla at me after that game or after ya get beat by the Giants!
2 years ago

I told you to holla at me after that Giants game. Sort of quiet. Won't dog your team out but that shows you that sometimes you have bad games, just ya had four and we had three, but our QB was out of two of them, whats your excuse! Bear Down!!
2 years ago
GO PACKERS!!

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