NFL power rankings, Week 13: Patriots rise, Cowboys fall

FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - NOVEMBER 28: Kendrick Bourne #84 of the New England Patriots runs after the catch for a third quarter touchdown against the Tennessee Titans at Gillette Stadium on November 28, 2021 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - NOVEMBER 28: Kendrick Bourne #84 of the New England Patriots runs after the catch for a third quarter touchdown against the Tennessee Titans at Gillette Stadium on November 28, 2021 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images) /

Looking at our NFL power rankings, the Dallas Cowboys are falling after another loss, while the New England Patriots won their sixth straight game.

0-10-1. LW: 32. Detroit Lions. 50. Pick Analysis. 32. player. Scouting Report

Everything from the offense to the coaching decisions are just the height of embarrassment.

Jacksonville Jaguars. 31. player. LW: 31. 52. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. 2-9

Urban Meyer is frantically hoping for a phone call from Oklahoma.

Scouting Report. 2-9. Houston Texans. 10. Pick Analysis. LW: 29. 30. player

You lose at home to the Jets, you became a candidate for contraction.

LW: 30. New York Jets. 29. 3-8. player. 30. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis

The Jets won! Sure, it’s the Texans, but the Jets won!

36. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. 3-8. 28. LW: 26. Seattle Seahawks. player

It’s over, over. Wow.

27. player. 57. 4-7. Pick Analysis. LW: 27. Chicago Bears. Scouting Report

The Bears are moving back despite winning. What a pathetic showing.

LW: 28. New York Giants. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. 31. 4-7. 26. player

New York only scored 13 points despite being +4 in turnovers, but it got the job done.

5-7. LW: 21. 87. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. 25. player. Carolina Panthers

It’s all kinds of over for Cam Newton.

Scouting Report. LW: 25. player. Pick Analysis. 5-6. Atlanta Falcons. 24. 44

The Falcons are somehow on the edge of the playoff picture.

player. 55. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. 5-5-1. LW: 19. Pittsburgh Steelers. 23

It’s time to move on from Ben Roethlisberger, the offensive philosophy and more.

Pick Analysis. New Orleans Saints. 15. Scouting Report. 5-6. LW: 18. 22. player

The Saints have no offense and no chance with this current group.

6-6. Cleveland Browns. player. 53. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. LW: 20. 21

Cleveland. had every opportunity to win Sunday night, but couldn’t get it done.

Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Miami Dolphins. player. 59. 5-7. LW: 24. 20

The Dolphins are 5-7 and get the Giants and Jets over the next two weeks.

Pick Analysis. 19. 54. LW: 17. Philadelphia Eagles. player. Scouting Report. 5-7

The Eagles had a huge opportunity to get into the playoff picture, and blew it.

player. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. LW: 23. Washington Football Team. 5-6. 18. 58

Suddenly, Washington is alive and fairly well in the playoff chase.

Scouting Report. 6-5. Denver Broncos. 17. Pick Analysis. LW: 22. player. 45

Denver found a huge win after the bye and now gets a chance at first place against the Chiefs.

player. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. 5-5. LW: 15. 16. Minnesota Vikings. 60

Kirk Cousins and the offense played well, but the defense cost Minnesota dearly.

Scouting Report. Los Angeles Chargers. player. Pick Analysis. 6-5. LW: 11. 15. 13

The Chargers aren’t a championship team. A fun one, but not a great one.

Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. 6-6. player. LW: 12. Indianapolis Colts. 14. 46

Indy will be kicking itself. The Colts could have beaten the Bucs, but fell short.

6-5. LW: 16. Las Vegas Raiders. player. Scouting Report. 13. 28. Pick Analysis

A massive win on Thanksgiving has the Raiders back in the playoff hunt.

San Francisco 49ers. player. 42. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. 12. 5-5. LW: 14

By beating the Vikings, San Francisco is in prime position to make the playoffs.

Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. LW: 13. player. 56. 7-4. Cincinnati Bengals. 11

Changing of the guard in the AFC North? Yes.

Pick Analysis. LW: 6. 10. 123. Dallas Cowboys. player. Scouting Report. 7-4

Losers of three in their last four, the Cowboys are starting to have concerns.

Scouting Report. Los Angeles Rams. 51. Pick Analysis. 7-4. LW: 5. 9. player

See above, but just make it three straight. The Rams haven’t won in a month.

LW: 2. Tennessee Titans. 8-4. 8. player. 35. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis

Tennessee could have put yours truly on offense and not noticed a difference. Too many injuries.

7-4. 7. Buffalo Bills. player. 16. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. LW: 10

The Bills won on Thanksgiving, but losing Tre’Davious White is crushing.

Scouting Report. LW: 9. Baltimore Ravens. player. Pick Analysis. 8-3. 6. 26

Baltimore is winning some U-G-L-Y games, but continues to find ways.

LW: 8. New England Patriots. 5. player. Pick Analysis. 8-4. 47. Scouting Report

Six straight wins and looking like a real problem come January in the AFC.

8-3. 4. 48. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. LW: 7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers. player

The injuries keep coming, but so do the wins. Nice victory on a short week.

LW: 4. 3. player. 7-4. Pick Analysis. Kansas City Chiefs. 124. Scouting Report

The Chiefs are hot, and the AFC is ripe. Kansas City could be poised for a big run.

9-3. Green Bay Packers. 2. player. 49. Scouting Report. LW: 3. Pick Analysis

Despite all the injuries and controversies, this is the best team when right.

Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. 9-2. 32. player. LW: 1. Arizona Cardinals. 1

The record, and underlying stats, speak for themselves.