NFL Power Rankings week 13 - Any given Sunday

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

We continue to see shakeup throughout the rankings. It is an any given Sunday kind of season and it is fun watching it play out.

When the Chiefs lost to the Chargers, I am sure Broncos fans were pretty happy. For about 8 hours. Then the Broncos blew a 24 point half time lead to the Patriots to lose in overtime.

The Chargers made a case as to why they should still be considered in the wild card race and there are 6 5-6 teams that are in line for the last seed in the AFC. Here are the week 13 rankings:

Team Record Rank Reason Previous Ranking
Seahawks 10-1 1 Nice to move up during a bye week. This team not only holds the best record, they also may be the best team in the league. 3
Broncos 9-2 2 A tale of two halves, in the first they looked unbeatable. In the second they looked like about the 6th best team in the AFC. 1
Saints 9-2 3 Not the best game against the terrible Atlanta Falcons. At home they are very good, on the road they could have issues. 4
Patriots 8-3 4 Huge come from behind win against the Broncos. They probably lose that game on the road but it turned into a statement game for the Pats. 7
Chiefs 9-2 5 Could have been set up well with a division win against the Chargers, but two bad injuries allowed Philip Rivers the time he needed to carve the defense. 2
Panthers 8-3 6 7 wins in a row. Losses to the Cardinals, Seattle and Buffalo when they were healthy. This is a very good team. 5
49ers 7-4 7 The defense is still strong holding opposing teams to 10 or less in the last 4 games. 9
Bengals 7-4 8 Bye 8
Cardinals 7-4 9 The Cards are becoming a legitimate threat. A great defense that has a QB playing very well. (I just puked in my mouth a little) 13
Colts 7-4 10 Carson Palmer keeps on giving and just housed the Colts to the Bengals favor in the standings. 6
Cowboys 6-5 11 Big win beating the red hot Giants. On paper this team should be good. At times we actually see it. 12
Lions 6-5 12 Matthew Stafford played bad, but the pick from the bread basket ov Calvin Johnson was not on him. 10
Steelers 5-6 13 I was hoping the Browns would end the Steelers season on Sunday. They didn't and this might be the one team I don't want to think about in a wild card matchup. 17
Eagles 6-5 14 Bye 14
Bears 6-5 15 In the NFC North, no one wants to take the lead. The Bears need to get healthy. 11
Chargers 5-6 16 No doubt about it, this was a big team for the Chargers who may have a shot at the last wild card spot in the AFC. 20
Dolphins 5-6 17 It looked like they were going to pull it out against the Panthers. This team is playing tough and has been in a lot of games they eventually lose. 16
Rams 5-6 18 They laid a beat down on the limping Bears, but have now topped the Colts and Bears by a total of 51 points in their last two games. 25
Ravens 5-6 19 The game on Thanksgiving night is big for wildcard implications. Classic matchup of Steelers vs. Ravens that no one thought was going to matter 6 weeks ago. 22
Jets 5-6 20 Geno Smith is who we thought he was. Only thing worse was how bad Ed Reed is playing. Looked lost against his former team. 15
Titans 5-6 21 Ladies and Gentleman, meet your current 6th seed in the playoffs. 24
Giants 4-7 22 I expected a better effort at home, but the slow start doomed them in the end. 18
Packers 5-5-1 23 No shame in a tie game against a 2 win team. Wait, yes there is. 19
Browns 4-7 24 Back in the basement. An old comfortable shoe that has the same decorations from the last time you were there. (Thanks Kevin) 21
Bills 4-7 25 Bye 23
Raiders 4-7 26 Gave up the game in the last 15 seconds to the Titans. Need an answer at QB. 26
Buccaneers 3-8 27 Mike Glennon is playing lights out for this team. 27
Redskins 3-8 28 Will we see Mike Shanahan get the axe in Washington? RG3 is playing terrible and the defense is not showing up. 28
Vikings 2-8-1 29 With a 23-7 at one point it looked like Minnesota was going to win a nice game against the Packers. 31
Falcons 2-9 30 The Falcons had a shot to beat the Saints but fumbled it away. 30
Jaguars 2-9 31 Well, they beat the Texans. They don't want to screw up and give away the number 1 pick. 32
Texans 2-9 32 Opened the season 2-0 and have since lost 9 in a row. 29

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