NFL power rankings, Week 12: Colts rise, Ravens fall

Nov 6, 2016; Green Bay, WI, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) throws a pass during the second quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 6, 2016; Green Bay, WI, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) throws a pass during the second quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports /

The NFL power rankings for Week 12 are here, and the Indianapolis Colts are rising up the ranks while the Baltimore Ravens are beginning to sink.

Previous: . Cleveland Browns. 32. team. 53. The Browns continue to watch their quarterbacks rack up concussions, while they rack up losses.. 0-11

Previous: . San Francisco 49ers. 31. team. 42. San Francisco is not going to win another game this season. If it wasn’t for the Browns, they would be a lock for the first pick in the NFL Draft.. 1-9

2-8. Previous: . Jacksonville Jaguars. 30. team. 52. At what point do the Jaguars just put Gus Bradley out of his misery? More importantly, is Blake Bortles completely cooked after a promising 2015?

Previous: . Chicago Bears. 29. team. 57. The Bears have to clean house after this season. Injuries have crushed them, but this team has no life on a weekly basis.. 2-8

51. Jared Goff threw for 140 yards on less than 5.0 yards per attempt. It was ugly, and the Rams made it worse by blowing a 10-point fourth quarter lead.. 4-6. Previous: . Los Angeles Rams. 28. team

27. team. 30. The Jets finally managed not to lose last weekend.. 3-7. Previous: . New York Jets

4-6. Previous: . Green Bay Packers. 26. team. 49. Green Bay has circled and gone down the drain. It’s a matter of time for Mike McCarthy and perhaps Ted Thompson.

team. 56. Cincinnati lost, and now will be without A.J. Green and Giovani Bernard for the rest of the year. Lights out.. 3-6-1. Previous: . Cincinnati Bengals. 25

After reaching the NFC Championship Game last year, it appears the Cardinals will miss the playoffs in 2016. Truly shocking.. 4-5-1. Previous: . Arizona Cardinals. 24. team. 32

Previous: . Tennessee Titans. 23. team. 35. The Titans have a really fun quarterback and a power running game. However, they are young, and everything else is a work in progress.. 5-6

team. 15. New Orleans is likely finished, now sitting last in the NFC South. The Saints are also in salary cap hell, so things aren’t rosy in the Big Easy.. 4-6. Previous: . New Orleans Saints. 22

4-6. Previous: . Carolina Panthers. 21. team. 87. Cam Newton and Co. did just enough to beat the Saints on a short week. With extra rest, can Carolina beat the Raiders in Oakland? Huge test.

5-5. Previous: . Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 20. team. 48. Tampa Bay amassed more than 450 yards against the Chiefs on Sunday at Arrowhead. The Buccaneers are inconsistent, but dangerous.

team. 13. The Chargers are playing out the string in the best division in football, which is too bad, because they would make for an exciting playoff team.. 4-6. Previous: . San Diego Chargers. 19

team. 54. After starting 3-0, the Eagles are 2-5. It’s hard to see them climbing out of the NFC East basement.. 5-5. Previous: . Philadelphia Eagles. 18

Buffalo saved its season with a road win at Cincinnati. Can the Bills find a way to keep winning despite a tough schedule ahead? Rex Ryan needs to find a way to save his job.. 5-5. Previous: . Buffalo Bills. 17. team. 16

46. The Colts looked great in the first half and then held on for dear life against the Titans. Now, they face another must-win against the Steelers on Thanksgiving night.. 5-5. Previous: . Indianapolis Colts. 16. team

15. team. 26. Baltimore is going to have a tough time holding off the Steelers, considering the schedules ahead for both teams.. 5-5. Previous: . Baltimore Ravens

Pittsburgh Steelers. 14. team. 55. The Steelers still look mediocre, but they got a win on Sunday. Now, they play the Colts in a loser-leaves-town matchup.. 5-5. Previous:

60. The Vikings finally broke through and a won a game for the first time in over a month. Now they head to Detroit on a short week for their most important game of the year.. 6-4. Previous: . Minnesota Vikings. 13. team

team. 10. The Texans are going to win the South, but they are going nowhere in the playoffs. Houston has no offense and a suspect secondary.. 6-4. Previous: . Houston Texans. 12

Previous: . Miami Dolphins. 11. team. 59. Miami is starting to look like a legitimate playoff contender. The schedule is doable as well, although games against the Bills, Cardinals and Patriots loom large.. 6-4

The Lions just keep winning. If they can pull out a national television victory over the Vikings on Thanksgiving, they are in the driver’s seat of the North.. 6-4. Previous: . Detroit Lions. 10. team. 50

Previous: . Atlanta Falcons. 8. team. 44. The Falcons are a tough team to figure out. Are they really good and explosive, or waiting to be picked off by teams that can play defense?. 6-4

Previous: . New York Giants. 7. team. 31. New York continues to looks shaky on a week-to-week basis, but the wins are rolling in. Now, the Giants have to avoid a disaster in Cleveland on Sunday.. 7-3

7-3. Previous: . Kansas City Chiefs. 6. team. 124. Kansas City had a clunker at home against a Tampa Bay team it should have beat. Now? Road games against the Broncos and Falcons. Play better, or the bottom falls out.

Denver Broncos. 5. team. 45. Denver has the biggest challenge of its season to date this Sunday, getting Kansas City at home. Can the offense do enough against what should be an angry defense?. 7-3. Previous:

4. team. 28. Oakland continues to live on the edge every week, but give credit where it’s due. The Raiders are the top seed in the AFC.. 8-2. Previous: . Oakland Raiders

Seattle Seahawks. 3. team. 36. Seattle is starting to look like the best team in the NFC. Yes, the Cowboys are tops at the moment, but that could be rapidly changing should Dallas slip.. 7-2-1. Previous:

Previous: . New England Patriots. 2. team. 47. New England handled its business on Sunday against a rancid 49ers team. With the Chiefs losing, they gained ground toward a bye week.. 8-2

The Cowboys won their ninth straight game, and Ezekiel Elliott has already rushed for more than 1,100 yards. This team is terrific.. 9-1. Previous: . Dallas Cowboys. 1. team. 123