2021 NFL power rankings, Week 11: Cowboys, Packers, Bills rebound

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INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 14: Justin Herbert #10 of the Los Angeles Chargers throws a pass during the first half of the game against the Minnesota Vikings at SoFi Stadium on November 14, 2021 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)


Indianapolis Colts 5-5

Last week: W, 23-17 vs JAC
Last rank: 18th

Running back Jonathan Taylor has been one of the hottest offensive players in the league as of late and he enjoyed another big afternoon in a game that had the Colts hanging on for a win. Frank Reich’s club scored the first 17 points of the game but finished the game with just 295 total yards.

Taylor ran 21 times for 116 yards and one score and also led the club with six receptions. But the defense was gouged for a surprising 179 yards on the ground.


Baltimore Ravens 6-3

Last week: L, 22-10 at MIA
Last rank: 5th

The leaders in the AFC North headed to South Florida for a Thursday night clash with the disappointing Dolphins. But John Harbaugh’s team found Miami’s defense to be quite formidable as the Ravens were limited to 94 yards on the ground while Lamar Jackson was sacked four times.

The fourth-year quarterback threw for one score but was also picked off once, one of two Ravens’ turnovers. And Baltimore’s secondary continues to give up big plays.


Los Angeles Chargers 5-4

Last week: L, 27-20 vs MIN
Last rank: 7th

Make it three losses in four games for Brandon Staley’s club, which has had problems all season stopping the run. Against the Vikings, the Chargers had their issues with Minnesota’s passing game.

But it would really be a rough outing for quarterback Justin Herbert and a Los Angeles’ offense that had problems sustaining drives. The Bolts owned the football for only 23:45 and Staley’s offense came up with only 253 total yards in the seven-point loss.

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