NFL power rankings Week 13: Monday morning ranks

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Nov 10, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; The end zone pilon with the NFL logo for a salute to service seen before the game between the New Orleans Saints and the Dallas Cowboys at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

On Sunday we were treated to another incredible day of action that was filled with overtimes, wild plays and some untimely turnovers. The results continued to shake up the league picture, which currently includes a tight race for the Wild Card spot in both the AFC and NFC.

In this week’s rankings, we have a new No. 1 thanks to the New England Patriots win over the Denver Broncos, while the Carolina Panthers and Arizona Cardinals continue their climb into the top ten.

As for the lowly Atlanta Falcons and Houston Texans who have been sinking all season, they finally completed their fall all the way to the bottom.

Where does your favorite team rank in the latest power rankings? Let’s take a look.

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  • anon76returns

    Rankings are funny things. If that punt at the end of OT bounces differently & misses Carter, the Broncos probably don’t lose, and possibly even win. So something that neither team had any control over causes the Broncos to fall 3 places and the Patriots to climb up to the #2 spot.

    • Patrick Allen

      Yeah but only if you boil the decision down to that one moment. In reality, the Broncos blew a 24 point lead. Even if they had managed to hang on, that could have an effect on how they are perceived.

      • anon76returns

        Could have, but probably wouldn’t. Seattle has had some very narrow wins over some very mediocre opposition, but they’re still perceived as the strongest team in the NFL. New England struggled mightily against the Jets twice this season, yet they’re ranked #2.

        Yes the Broncos blew a 24 point lead, but they then rallied when down by 7, on the road, against the wind in inclement weather, in a game they didn’t need against an opponent that was fighting for seeding. Not only that, they went on to out gain the Patriots 164 to 123 yards in the 4th quarter and overtime. If writers wanted to find some resiliency narrative in a Broncos win, they would have.

        For whatever reason football writing seems to strongly overreact to recent performance, without taking season-long consistency into account, hence the large amount of unwarranted movement every week on power rankings.