Week 14 power rankings

Posted Dec. 06, 2011 @ 3:55 a.m.
Posted By PFW staff

1. Green Bay Packers: There was little doubt that Rodgers would lead them to victory.

2. San Francisco 49ers: Who had the 49ers as the first to clinch a division? Anyone?

3. Baltimore Ravens: Rushing for 290 yards is a nice way to win a game.

4. Pittsburgh Steelers: Rout of Bengals like big bro telling little bro it's not his time yet.

5. New England Patriots: Matthew Slater the latest wide receiver to play defensive back.

6. New Orleans Saints: Brees is not at Rodgers' level, but he's not too far off.

7. Houston Texans: Tools around Yates making things easier for the rookie third-stringer.

8. New York Jets: For the second week in a row, Jets need a big fourth quarter for the win.

9. Dallas Cowboys: Strange late-game decisions vs. Arizona left door open for the Giants.

10. Atlanta Falcons: Allowed 100-yard rusher; gained only 70 yards rushing on their own.

11. Denver Broncos: Tebow does deserve a lot of credit for protecting the football.

12. Tennessee Titans: Rookies McCarthy, Klug helping "D" as Titans stay in playoff hunt.

13. Cincinnati Bengals: Two of Dalton's worst games have come against Pittsburgh.

14. Oakland Raiders: Won't win with 46 rushing yards when ground game is their staple.

15. New York Giants: Near-upset of the champs shows how good G-Men can be.

16. Detroit Lions: Jim Schwartz's culture change in Detroit is backfiring.

17. Chicago Bears: Cutler had ended the Chicago QB jokes. They've returned with Hanie.

18. Seattle Seahawks: Fans wondering where Lynch's "Beast Mode" was early in season.

19. Arizona Cardinals: Have shown a knack for late-game heroics in their five wins.

20. Buffalo Bills: Encouraging play from Spiller, but defense still has a long way to go.

21. Miami Dolphins: Does anyone want to play Miami? Pretty imposing for a 4-8 squad.

22. San Diego Chargers: Ended six-game losing streak vs. Jaguars' sieve-like defense.

23. Kansas City Chiefs: Palko's Hail Mary, K.C.'s "D" get Chiefs ugly win in Chicago.

24. Carolina Panthers: Charles Johnson quietly has racked up 8½ sacks.

25. Philadelphia Eagles: It's one thing to lose. It's another to look like you've quit. 

26. Washington Redskins: Fantasy owners must be pleased Shanahan stuck to one RB.

27. Cleveland Browns: Does anyone want to play wide receiver in Cleveland?

28. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Add Raheem Morris to hot-seat list after six losses in a row.

29. Jacksonville Jaguars: At least fans can focus on the new direction team will be taking.

30. Minnesota Vikings: Looks like they made the right decision going with Ponder in April.

31. St. Louis Rams: Injuries can't be ignored, but they're a candidate for biggest disappointment.

32. Indianapolis Colts: Orlovsky is four losses away from quarterbacking two 0-16 teams.