Pro Football Weekly’s Power Rankings are updated every Tuesday during the NFL’s regular season and intended to rank teams based on their talent and performance to date. Rankings will change each week because of personnel changes, injuries and performance, and a team’s ranking in any given week has no impact on where they might rank in weeks to come. Rankings will fluctuate a great deal more the first few weeks of the season as teams seek their levels and schedules balance out. These are PFW’s Power Rankings entering Week 13 of the 2019 season.
Rank / Team / The Skinny
1. Ravens (9-2): In their Monday-night domination of Rams, Ravens surpassed Patriots for NFL-leading plus-184 point differential.
2. Saints (9-2): Held off Panthers but fell from top spot in part because of Baltimore's brawn but also a 'D' springing a few recent leaks.
3. Patriots (10-1): Beat Cowboys in battle of top-rated units, and defense is simply amazing, but injuries in WR corps didn't help struggling offense.
4. 49ers (10-1): Held Aaron Rodgers to 3.2 (!) yards per attempt, and what a difference the return of George Kittle makes.
5. Seahawks (9-2): Russell Wilson wasn't at his best and they still knocked off Eagles on road with big assist from RB2 Rashaad Penny.
6. Vikings (8-3): If not for the Bears' win to keep faint postseason hopes alive, it would've been nearly perfect bye week.
7. Chiefs (8-4): Raiders' ugly loss in Jersey provides some breathing room for Chiefs, who will be healthier off the bye.
8. Packers (8-3): A burn-the-tape performance in San Francisco, to be sure. Of far greater concern has to be Bryan Bulaga's right knee injury.
9. Texans (7-4): A healthy Will Fuller may put Houston's offense over top, and that win may have taken wind out of Colts sails this season.
10. Bills (8-3): A big jump for Buffalo, in part because we're becoming believers and in part because the league has so few real contenders.
11. Cowboys (6-5): Jason Garrett is in serious trouble, and Jerry Jones made darn sure he knows it.
12. Steelers (6-5): Tomlin's Steelers have overcome the loss of Big Ben, the struggles of Rudolph and a litany of injuries to win six of eight and cling to final playoff spot.
13. Colts (6-5): Sunday vs. surging Titans, with trips to Tampa and New Orleans afterward, sure feels like a must-win.
14. Titans (6-5): Might be a good idea to pay Ryan Tannehill right now. He's 4-1 as the starter, with a 111.4 rating and 9.2 yards per attempt.
15. Rams (6-5): You think things are bad for the Rams now? Take a look at their cap situation next year, when Jared Goff and Brandin Cooks consume more than $53 million.
16. Raiders (6-5): No time to wallow after clunker to Jets with likely season-defining trip to Arrowhead up next.
17. Eagles (5-6): Things may feel bleak after second straight loss but still the favorite to win the East based on cupcake remaining schedule (.311 combined win percentage).
18. Browns (5-6): Better late than never: Browns rounding into form, winners of three straight, with both left with Bengals, in addition to Cardinals, and Steelers.
19. Panthers (5-6): Would moving on from Rivera, Newton be change just for sake of change with new owner?
20. Chargers (4-7): Derwin James is back, but unless they run the table, it'll likely be too little too late and another hugely disappointing season for Bolts.
21. Bears (5-6): Ugly win over awful Giants team doesn't do much to change perception of Bears, but they still have a path to the postseason.
22. Falcons (3-8): Atlanta's 'D' came crashing back down to earth, making two-game ascent likely nothing more than an aberration.
23. Jets (4-7): Sam Darnold is 4-3 as the starter, and Jets offense suddenly on fire, but this remains a deeply flawed team.
24. Cardinals (3-7-1): Kyler Murray has be the favorite for Offensive Rookie of the Year, right?
25. Jaguars (4-7): Derrick Henry absolutely owns the Jaguars.
26. Bucs (4-7): Vita Vea, heck of a football player, shuts down the opposition's run game and catches touchdowns, too.
27. Broncos (3-8): All options are on the table for quarterback, Vic said this week, but hard to figure why Drew Lock isn't the only logical option at this point.
28. Lions (3-7-1): How the Lions come out early on Thanksgiving for the Bears could be very telling with regard to Matt Patricia's future in Motown.
29. Dolphins (2-9): Easily lost in the abyss of Dolphins season is the fact that DeVante Parker has finally become a consistent receiver.
30. Giants (2-9): Imagine if Dave Gettleman were to replace Pat Shurmur with Jason Garrett.
31. Washington (2-9): Dwayne Haskins notches first NFL win, even if he wasn't able to finish it out because of a selfie-in-the-stands conflict.
32. Bengals (0-11): Cincinnati, back to Andy Dalton, can now safely win a game and still get top pick, but let's not pretend there's suddenly a plan here.