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Patriots remain atop the Power Rankings

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The Patriots remain atop the ESPN Week 13 Power Rankings after beating the Lions on Sunday, 34 – 9. The Lions meanwhile, fell from 7th to 13th. The Pats next opponent the Packers, jumped from number 3 to number 2 on ESPN.

On NFL.com, the Pats remain at number 1. The Lions fell 3 spots to number 11. The Packers make the 1 spot jump on NFL.com also to number 2 overall.

To see the full rankings on NFL.com follow the link! http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000434244/article/nfl-power-rankings-week-13-cardinals-fall-in-top10-shakeup

To see ESPN.com’s full rankings look below!

RANK TEAM / RECORD TRENDING COMMENTS
1

Last Week: 1

The Pats just beat their third straight division-leading opponent by at least 20 points. Can they make it four (and eight straight overall wins) in Lambeau on Sunday?
2

1
Last Week: 3

Eddie Lacy posted his second 100-yard rushing game of the season against the Vikings. His first? Week 5, also against Minnesota. He hasn’t rushed for 70 yards in any other game.
3

1
Last Week: 4

Sunday was Peyton Manning’s third-career win (and first since 2003) when trailing by more than 10 points after three quarters. Denver’s 20-2 at home in the past three seasons.
4

2
Last Week: 2

Drew Stanton was 14-of-26 for 149 yards and an interception against the Seahawks. The Cardinals were held below 14 points for the first time this season.
5

1
Last Week: 6

Dez Bryant caught his 49th and 50th career touchdowns Sunday night. According to Elias, only six players needed fewer games to reach 50 career receiving touchdowns than Bryant (70).
6
Eagles
8-3

2
Last Week: 8

The Eagles have won 10 straight games in Philadelphia, their longest home winning streak since 1991-93 (11 games). Philly finished undefeated against the AFC South this season.
7

4
Last Week: 11

Russell Wilson was 11-of-13 for 153 yards against at least five pass-rushers Sunday. He was 5-of-14 against the Cardinals’ blitz in the Seahawks’ home loss to Arizona last season.
8
Colts
7-4

1
Last Week: 9

Indianapolis has 11 straight wins against divisional opponents and five straight wins against the Jaguars, outscoring Jacksonville 161-43 in those games. The Colts fumbled six times Sunday and still won handily.
9
49ers
7-4

1
Last Week: 10

Anquan Boldin had nine catches for 137 yards and a touchdown Sunday, his first 100-yard game of the season. The 34-year-old is ninth in the league in receptions (65).
10
Bengals
7-3-1

3
Last Week: 13

A.J. Green has caught 18-of-24 targets for 248 yards in the past two weeks, showing no lingering effects from his toe injury. Back-to-back road wins look good for Cincinnati.
11
Ravens
7-4

3
Last Week: 14

Justin Forsett rushed for 170 yards between the tackles. Le’Veon Bell is the only other player with more than 150 yards between the tackles in a game this season.
12
Chiefs
7-4

7
Last Week: 5

The Chiefs are allowing a league-worst 5.0 yards per rush this season. They’ve also allowed only two rushing touchdowns this season, half as many as every other team. Hmmm.
13
Lions
7-4

6
Last Week: 7

Matthew Stafford had the lowest completion percentage (39.1 percent) in a game of his career Sunday. Stafford set season-low completion percentages targeting Megatron (40 percent) and Golden Tate (40 percent).
14

2
Last Week: 12

Pittsburgh should be rested and has three more games at home. What could decide the division? Pittsburgh has yet to play the Bengals this season.
15

1
Last Week: 16

Philip Rivers was 8-for-8 for 108 yards and a touchdown against the blitz Sunday. Rivers’ receivers gained 205 yards after the catch, their highest total since Week 12 last year.
16
Browns
7-4

1
Last Week: 17

Welcome back. Brian Hoyer targeted Josh Gordon 17 times Sunday, tied for the most by any player in a game this season. Gordon finished with eight catches for 120 yards.
17

2
Last Week: 15

Ryan Tannehill’s 84.8 QBR at Denver was his fourth game this season with an 80-plus QBR, the same number of games in which he’s posted a QBR below 30.
18
Bills
6-5

1
Last Week: 19

Buffalo’s four-man rush was fierce Monday night. The Bills sacked Jets quarterbacks a season-high seven times, including six with standard pressure. No one has more sacks with standard pressure than Buffalo (34).
19
Bears
5-6

4
Last Week: 23

The only team to allow more points per game than the Bears (27.6) this season are the Jaguars (27.7). Chicago was third in points allowed only two years ago.
20
Texans
5-6

2
Last Week: 18

Ryan Mallett was 1-of-9 for 22 yards on throws at least 15 yards downfield Sunday. Mallett’s the second quarterback this season to attempt that many without multiple completions (EJ Manuel).
21
Saints
4-7

1
Last Week: 20

New Orleans has lost three straight home games for the first time since dropping four in a row spanning the 2006-07 seasons. Still, who else is there in the NFC South?
22

1
Last Week: 21

Atlanta has yet to beat a team from outside the NFC South (0-7). They are 4-0 in division, with games remaining against the Saints and Panthers.
23
Rams
4-7

1
Last Week: 22

The Rams just gave away Sunday’s game. They allowed a league-high seventh defensive touchdown, and Shaun Hill threw a late interception from the Chargers’ 4-yard line down by three points.
24

Last Week: 24

Teddy Bridgewater’s 40.8 Total QBR is fifth-worst in the league. Bridgewater also still has road games against the Dolphins (first in QBR allowed) and Lions (second) this season.
25
Panthers
3-7-1

Last Week: 25

Losers of five straight, the 3-7-1 Panthers are still very much in the hunt in the NFC South with games left against all three divisional opponents. Somehow, the opportunity’s there.
26
Giants
3-8

Last Week: 26

Odell Beckham Jr. is a definite bright spot. Beckham had eight catches for 125 yards and a pair of touchdowns in just the first half Sunday night, including that incredible catch.
27

2
Last Week: 29

Was that ineffective enough for Jay Gruden? Robert Griffin III was the first quarterback since Jay Cutler in Week 4 of 2010 to finish with negative yards on non-play-action dropbacks.
28
Titans
2-9

1
Last Week: 27

The only quarterbacks with a lower QBR than Zach Mettenberger this year are Geno Smith and Blake Bortles. With Tennessee headed for a high draft pick, how long’s his leash?
29

1
Last Week: 30

Tampa Bay has lost six of its past seven games and looks closer to the first overall pick than first place in the division. Still, the Bucs aren’t technically out.
30
Jets
2-9

2
Last Week: 28

The worst unit on the Jets this year might be the secondary. The Jets have allowed a league-worst 17.8 yards per attempt on throws at least 15 yards downfield.
31
Raiders
1-10

1
Last Week: 32

Raiders win! Derek Carr was 7-of-14 on third down with six conversions Thursday, including 4-for-4 with four first downs targeting James Jones. Move aside, 2008 Lions.
32
Jaguars
1-10

1
Last Week: 31

Jacksonville’s last in points scored and points allowed. Teams cannot do worse than that, but the Jaguars will always have that Week 7 win over the Browns (and maybe the first pick).

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