2023 NFL power rankings, Week 13: Eagles hang onto the top spot for one more week

It took overtime in Philadelphia but the Birds won again. How much longer can they hold off the Chiefs, Cowboys and 49ers?

Nov 26, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (1)
Nov 26, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) / Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
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7-4 | Previous Rank: 5th | Week 12: Lost to Broncos, 29-12. . . . . . 9. 53. 2023 NFL Power Rankings.

It would be a battle of teams that finished in last place in their respective divisions in 2022. Both the Browns and Broncos had already equaled their win total of last season when they clashed on Sunday. Cleveland’s vaunted defense held Denver to only 294 yards, but most of that came on the ground (169) as was the case a week earlier.

Both Dorian Thompson-Robinson and P.J. Walker saw action, the latter sacked four times. Walker also had one of the team’s three turnovers. It was a disappointing performance for a team very much in the postseason picture.

. 8. . 2023 NFL Power Rankings. . . 52. . . 8-3 | Previous Rank: 10th | Week 12: Defeated Texans, 24-21

Doug Pederson’s team was in Houston looking to avenge a 20-point home loss to the Texans back in Week 3. Trevor Lawrence threw for 364 yards and his lone TD pass went to Calvin Ridley. Lawrence also ran for a score. There was one interception but the talented quarterback was not sacked. Jacksonville rolled up 445 total yards.

Still, the Jaguars struggled to put the Texans away. They owned a three-point fourth quarter lead and managed to get to C.J. Stroud when it counted most. Two of the team’s four sacks came with less than three minutes to play.

50. . . 2023 NFL Power Rankings. . 8-3 | Previous Rank: 4th | Week 12: Lost to Packers, 29-22. . 7. .

Dan Campbell’s team had a chance to put some pressure on the Eagles if they could complete a season sweep of the Packers on Thanksgiving. The Lions had few problems moving the football to the tune of 464 yards. However, Jared Goff had his problems hanging onto the rock. He lost all three of his fumbles, one of those returned for a TD.

The defense gave up 377 total yards. Green Bay’s Jordan Love threw for 268 yards and three scores. He wasn’t sacked and the Lions did not force a turnover. Detroit has allowed a combined 93 points in their last three games.