NFL Week 11 Power Rankings

Here’s a look at New Arena’s NFL Power Rankings heading into Week 11:


32. Oakland Raiders

Week 10 result: Lost to Los Angeles Chargers 20-6
Up Next: @ Arizona
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After laying an egg against the Chargers, Oakland has now failed to score more than six points in three of its last four contests. If the Raiders can’t knock off the Cardinals this weekend there is a strong possibility Jon Gruden’s team will finish the year with one victory.

31. New York Jets

Week 10 result: Lost to Buffalo 41-10
                                Up Next: BYE
                                Trend: -3

New York’s 31-point thrashing of Detroit to open the season seems like a lifetime ago. Losers of four-straight, the Jets are in need of a serious overhaul. The team simply lacks the requisite talent to compete in the AFC East at this time.

30. Buffalo Bills

Week 10 result: Defeated New York Jets 41-10
                                Up Next: BYE
                                Trend: +1

Nobody saw that coming. After scoring a total of 46 points over their previous six games, the Bills put 41 on the board against the hapless Jets. Following its victory, Buffalo mercifully cut ties with Nathan Peterman — quite possibly the worst starting quarterback in NFL history.

29. San Francisco 49ers

Week 10 result: Lost to New York Giants 27-23
                                Up Next: BYE
                                Trend: +1

While the 49ers aren’t a good football team, they sure do keep things interesting. Nick Mullens had another fine performance quarterbacking the team and has been assured at least one more start. Aside from getting healthy, San Francisco should be most concerned with its leaky defense.

28. Arizona Cardinals

Week 10 result: Lost to Kansas City 26-14
                           Up Next: vs. Oakland
                           Trend: +1

A valiant effort went for not as the Cardinals lost their seventh game of the season this past weekend. It is very hard to win when your offense is averaging a dismal 13.8 points per game. Arizona legend Larry Fitzgerald moved into second on the all-time receiving yards list — trailing Jerry Rice by only 6,943 yards

27. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

 Week 10 result: Lost to Washington 16-3
                           Up Next: @ New York Giants
                           Trend: -2

Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for 406 yards and Tampa’s backs averaged 4.3 yards per carry. So, how did the Buccaneers only manage to score three points? Thanks to four turnovers. Fitzpatrick accounted for three —  two picks and one fumble —  and Jacquizz Rodgers coughed up another. Talk about an ugly loss.

26. New York Giants

Week 10 result: Defeated San Francisco 27-23
                               Up Next: vs. Tampa Bay
                               Trend: +1

Eli Manning’s performance in San Francisco may have saved his job for at least a few more weeks. OBJ also enjoyed his first multi-touchdown game of the season, proving to be the difference in New York’s comeback victory.

25. Detroit Lions

Week 10 result: Lost to Chicago 34-22
                             Up Next: vs. Carolina
                             Trend: -3

Detroit may have seen its season end at the hands of Mitchell Trubisky. The Lions were run off the field in Chicago — two late touchdowns notwithstanding — and now trail the division-leading Bears by three games. Detroit hasn’t been able to produce offensively at the rate we’d come to expect.

24. Cleveland Browns

Week 10 result: Defeated Atlanta 28-16
                              Up Next: BYE
                              Trend: +2

Nick Chubb, since taking over as the Browns’ lead rusher,  has put the football world on notice. After receiving no more than three carries through Cleveland’s first six games, the Georgia product has shown out. Chubb is averaging 6.2 yards per attempt and has found the end zone five times.

23. Denver Broncos

Week 10 result: BYE
                                Up Next: @ Los Angeles Chargers
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Victories for the Chiefs and Chargers resulted in a bad week for Denver. The Broncos now head to Los Angeles trailing the Chargers by four games, and the Chiefs by five. Vance Joseph doesn’t seem to be the right man to lead the team — will a seventh loss force John Elway’s hand?

22. Jacksonville Jaguars

Week 10 result: Lost to Indianapolis 29-26
                              Up Next: vs. Pittsburgh
                              Trend: -1

Make it five-straight losses for Jacksonville. Even with a defense that remains among the best, the Jags are close to fully imploding. Jacksonville’s stagnant offense is averaging 17.8 PPG — the fourth-worst mark in the league. Things don’t get any easier with Pittsburgh coming to town this weekend.

21. Miami Dolphins

Week 10 result: Lost to Green Bay 31-12
                               Up Next: BYE
                               Trend: -2

Brock Osweiler may be relegated to clipboard duty after this week with Ryan Tannehill nearing a return to the field. Since leading the Dolphins to a surprising win over Chicago, Osweiler and the Fins have gone 1-3 —  falling two games behind the Patriots in the AFC East.

20. Dallas Cowboys

Week 10 result: Defeated Philadelphia 27-20
Up Next: @ Atlanta
Trend: +4

Dallas’ season seemed to be on the brink of disaster heading into its showdown with Philadelphia. Instead, a surprising victory over the defending champs has thrusted the Cowboys back into the playoff picture. Trailing Washington by only two games, Dallas has time to flip the script.


19. Indianapolis Colts

Week 10 result: Defeated Jacksonville 29-26
                       Up Next:
vs. Tennessee
                       Trend: +1

Andrew Luck is back. Luck has rediscovered his form and the Colts have won three-straight as a result. If Indy can take down Tennessee this weekend, the Colts may be viewed as a dark horse to make the playoffs.

18. Baltimore Ravens

                             Week 10 result: BYE
                             Up Next: vs. Cincinnati
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With Joe Flacco ailing and Lamar Jackson battling a stomach bug, Robert Griffin III may be the man to lead Baltimore into battle this weekend. A loss to Cincinnati could signal the end of an era for the Ravens. With Jackson ready to takeover at quarterback, it is time to think about the possibility of John Harbaugh also nearing the end of his tenure.

17. Atlanta Falcons

Week 10 result: Lost to Cleveland 28-16
                         Up Next: vs. Dallas
                         Trend: -6
The Falcons’ three-game winning streak came to a crashing halt as the team put up an absolute clunker in Cleveland. However, reinforcements are on their way. Pro Bowl linebacker Deion Jones is set to return after missing the past eight weeks due to injury. Jones should make a big difference for Atlanta’s defense.


16. Seattle Seahawks

                                Week 10 result: Lost to Los Angeles Rams 36-31
                                Up Next: vs. Green Bay
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Two tough losses have hurt Seattle’s playoff chances to a degree. Thursday’s game against Green Bay could go a long way in determining the fate of both teams. Seattle will lean on its rushing attack to carry them to victory, while hoping to limit Aaron Rodgers’ effectiveness.


15. Cincinnati Bengals

 Week 10 result: Lost to New Orleans 51-14
                              Up Next: @ Baltimore
                              Trend: -3

The first game without A.J. Green couldn’t have been any worse. The Bengals were simply outclassed by New Orleans. Furthering their pain, Joe Mixon is having knee problems once again. If Mixon joins Green on the bench, the Bengals will be without their three best offensive weapons.

14. Philadelphia Eagles

  Week 10 result: Lost to Dallas 27-20
                                 Up Next: @ New Orleans
                                 Trend: -4

The Eagles blew a golden opportunity to essentially eliminate one of their main rivals from the playoff hunt. By losing to Dallas not only did Philadelphia give its rival life, but now the Eagles trail Washington by two games. This week’s matchup with New Orleans will be the most important game for the franchise this season.

13. Tennessee Titans

Week 10 result: Defeated New England 34-10
                              Up Next: @ Indianapolis
                              Trend: +4

The Titans are playing their best football at the right time. A 24-point shellacking of New England should give Tennessee a ton of confidence heading into its most pivotal stretch of the season. With back-to-back road games in Indianapolis and Houston, Tennessee has an opportunity to seize first place in the South.

12. Washington Redskins

Week 10 result: Defeated Tampa Bay 16-3
Up Next: vs. Houston
Trend: +2

A win is a win. Washington may have given up over 500 yards of offense, but only three points were conceded. The Redskins hold a two-game advantage over Dallas and Philadelphia. If the team wins four of their remaining games they should win the NFC East.

11. Green Bay Packers

Week 10 result: Defeated Miami 31-12
                                Up Next: @ Seattle
                                Trend: +2

The Dolphins were just what the doctor ordered. The Pack got back into the win column at the expense of the struggling Dolphins — meaning Green Bay remains within striking distance of a playoff spot. A victory in Seattle could be the difference between making or missing the postseason.

10. Houston Texans

Week 10 result: BYE
Up Next: @ Washington
Trend: +5

The Texans have had plenty of time to prepare for the Redskins. With a huge divisional matchup looming (Tennessee), Houston must be careful to not overlook the 6-3 Redskins. If Houston can make it seven wins in a row this weekend, Deshaun Watson and co. will be sitting pretty as they head back home to face the Titans.

9. Chicago Bears

Week 10 result: Defeated Detroit 34-22
                                Up Next: vs. Minnesota
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After 10-straight losses to divisional opponents, the Bears finally beat an NFC North foe. First place in the North after Week 10, Chicago can further solidify its position with a win over Minnesota. Mitchell Trubisky must protect the ball in order to knock off the dangerous Vikings.

8. Minnesota Vikings

Week 10 result: BYE
                      Up Next: @ Chicago
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Fresh off a bye, the Minnesota Vikings are looking to claim sole possession of first place in the NFC North with a win over the Bears. With Dalvin Cook’s balky hamstring is back to full strength, Minnesota’s offense should be primed and ready. This matchup has all the makings of a defensive battle — will the veteran Vikings outlast the emerging Bears?

7. New England Patriots

                        Week 10 result: Lost to Tennessee 34-10
                        Up Next: BYE
                        Trend: -4

New England was flat-out dominated by Tennessee. While this loss wont hinder New England’s chances of making the playoffs, the loss could have a big impact on seeding. With the Chiefs, Steelers and Chargers rolling, the Patriots can not afford to lose many more games.

6. Carolina Panthers

Week 10 result: Lost to Pittsburgh 52-21
                                Up Next: @ Detroit
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There is no shame in losing to Pittsburgh at Heinz Field. However, a 52-21 drubbing is not ideal. Carolina also lost ground in the NFC South due to New Orleans’ victory. Carolina’s best case scenario this weekend would include a victory and a Saints loss.

5. Pittsburgh Steelers

Week 10 result: Defeated Carolina 52-21
                        Up Next: @ Jacksonville                                                                                                                                         Trend: +2

Now that Le’Veon Bell is officially out for the season, Pittsburgh can focus solely on the task at hand.  Currently holding the No. 2 seed in the AFC, the Steelers  are one of the hottest teams in football. The offense continues to hum, and as of late Pittsburgh’s pass rush has become menacing.


4. Los Angeles Chargers

Week 10 result: Defeated Oakland 20-6
                                Up Next: vs. Denver
                                Trend: +1

The Chargers are doing everything in their power to win the AFC West. Unfortunately, to this point, the Chiefs will not lose. Los Angeles hopes to gain ground this week as it has an easier matchup. Regardless of their standing within the division the Chargers are a near lock to make the playoffs.

3. Kansas City Chiefs

Week 10 result: Defeated Arizona 26-14
                                Up Next: @ Los Angeles Rams
                                Trend: +1

Although they had their ‘worst’ offensive performance of the year last week, the Chiefs’ 26 points were more than enough to claim their ninth victory of the season. It is possible Kansas City was looking ahead to its matchup with the Rams — although they won’t be happy playing in Los Angeles as opposed to Mexico City.


2. New Orleans Saints

Week 10 result: Defeated Cincinnati 51-14
                    Up Next: vs. Philadelphia
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Any worries of a letdown following the win over the Rams were squashed early in Cincinnati. New Orleans scored on every possession except one — running out the clock to end the game — en route to a 51-14 final.

1. Los Angeles Rams

Week 10 result: Defeated Seattle 36-31
                               Up Next: vs. Kansas City
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The game is finally here. Two 9-1 teams. Two Super Bowl favorites. Goff v. Mahomes. Gurley vs. Hunt. McVay vs. Reid. Let’s get this party started.

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