Woodward Sports is excited to put out a weekly power rankings for the NFL. Checkout our Power Rankings heading into Week 14.
1. Kansas City Chiefs (11-1)
Week 13 Ranking: 1
The team to beat – yes it was a tough game against the Denver Broncos, but they found another way to win the game and they’re sitting very comfortably at the top spot in my power rankings. Patrick Mahomes is the front-runner for MVP, and I’m excited to see them finish the season.
2. Buffalo Bills (9-3)
Week 13 Ranking: 3
The Buffalo Bills went out and took care of business again against the 49ers. Josh Allen put another MVP caliber performance, and the Bills look like the only real threat to the Kansas City Chiefs. The Bills still need to win their division (only 1 game ahead of the Dolphins) but I expect them to do so comfortably.
3. New Orleans Saints (10-2)
Week 13 Ranking: 4
Another win puts the Saints in pole position to win the NFC South. They won’t move up or down this week, but could finish in the top-3 by the time the season ends.
4. Pittsburgh Steelers (11-1)
Week 13 Ranking: 2
The Steelers are yet to play the Ravens – with their matchup being moved to Wednesday Night. They’ll stay at No.2 barring a shocking loss to a Baltimore team that really hasn’t done anything well the entire year.
5. Green Bay Packers (9-3)
Week 13 Ranking: 6
Another win puts the Packers in pole position to fight for the No.1 Seed in the NFC. Aaron Rodgers is having an MVP type season, and he must be put in the conversation more. He’s been extremely effective this year, and with a good defense could represent the NFC in the Super Bowl.
6. Los Angeles Rams (8-4)
Week 13 Ranking: 9
I’ve been talking about this team all year…and they keep making me look so good. Top 5 in every defensive category in the NFC – oh and their Head Coach is Sean McVay. This team will be a problem, and could very well end up winning a division they were not favored to win, especially after their rough start to the season.
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-5)
Week 13 Ranking: 7
The Buccaneers were on a bye-week, so they’ll stay put at No.7 in our Power Rankings this week. Key games down the stretch for this team, and it looks all but over in regards to their divisional aspirations. Who finishes with more wins? The Buccaneers or the Patriots.
8. Seattle Seahawks (8-4)
Week 13 Ranking: 5
Seattle stays at No.5 this week – the Seahawks were able to give their Eagles offense problems. It wasn’t a vintage Russell Wilson performance – but D.K. Metcalf went off on the Eagles secondary. If Seattle can put together this type of performance against better teams, they’ll be favorites to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl this year. Relying completely on Russ isn’t a formula for success.
9. Cleveland Browns (9-3)
Week 13 Ranking: 10
Baker Mayfield, I have to say well done. A very good performance against the Titans now has the Browns sitting comfortable at 9-3 with the playoffs all but certainly in the bag. Kevin Stefanski has to be in the Coach of the Year conversation with Brian Flores and Sean Payton.
10. Miami Dolphins (8-4)
Week 13 Ranking: 11
The Miami Dolphins are on a two-game win streak – but will be facing the Chiefs this week. That matchup will tell us how real the Dolphins defense is – and if they’re an actual threat to anyone in the AFC.
11. Tennessee Titans (8-4)
Week 13 Ranking: 8
The Titans got ran off the field in the first half against the Browns. I don’t think anyone expected that to happen, but it was a disappointing performance. The Titans and Colts have been inconsistent all year – and it’s a toss up on who wins the division.
12. Indianapolis Colts (8-4)
Week 13 Ranking: 12
The Colts got away with one against Houston – but a win is a win. They’re now 8-4 and still in the hunt for the division with the Titans. It’ll be a good finish and I expect them to give teams a problem in the playoffs.
13. Baltimore Ravens (7-4)
Week 13 Ranking: 13
The best running back in the NFL showed up on Tuesday – Lamar Jackson looked very good running the ball and lead the team in carries. A good win over a very bad Cowboys team puts the Ravens back in the Wild Card hunt.
14. Arizona Cardinals (6-6)
Week 13 Ranking: 14
I had the Rams beating the Cardinals in our NFL Locks – and I was right. The Cardinals are in decline and they need to stop the bleeding. They can still be a Wild Card team but they’ve been trending down for the last 3 weeks.
15. Las Vegas Raiders (7-5)
Week 13 Ranking: 15
The Raiders pulled off a wild win against the Jets, and it really gives them some breathing room for the final AFC Wild Card spot! Jon Gruden is starting to get what he wants out of the team, but their defensive issues will hold them back.
16. Minnesota Vikings (6-6)
Week 13 Ranking: 16
The Vikings won and are in contention for the final Wild Card spot! Love the makeup of this team and the way they play football, Justin Jefferson is a problem and in my opinion is the front runner for Offensive Rookie of the Year.
17. New England Patriots (6-6)
Week 13 Ranking: 18
The Patriots continue to win games without Brady – did you know that Tom Brady and the Bucs are 7-5, meanwhile Belichick and the Patriots are 6-6. This is one of my favorite storylines this year, and Bill is proving how great of a coach he is.
18. San Francisco 49ers (5-7)
Week 13 Ranking: 17
The 49ers did their best to try and hang with the Bills, but injuries will always be the reason they aren’t able to truly compete in the NFC. We’ll see them next year.
19. New York Giants (5-7)
Week 13 Ranking: 20
The Giants pulled off an impressive upset win over the Seahawks – New York and Washington are in a two horse race and like I said, I’m really excited to watch it. Joe Judge has gone under the radar because of how bad the division is, but the Giants have won 4 straight and look really good on defense.
Week 13 Ranking: 24
The Football Team of course would be the team to beat the undefeated Steelers. I love it – Washington and the Giants are in a two horse race for the NFC East and it’ll be a good watch down the stretch! Alex Smith is a great story, and Ron Rivera has done a very good job with this football team.
21. Detroit Lions (5-7)
Week 13 Ranking: 25
Darrell Bevell did well to change the atmosphere in the locker-room, and it showed on the field. The Lions found a way to beat the favored Chicago Bears – all but certainly ending the Bears season and chances at the playoffs.
22. Chicago Bears (5-7)
Week 13 Ranking: 19
The Bears suck – Six straight losses and I’m so in love with it. So fuck you Chicago – from every Detroit fan.
23. Houston Texans (4-8)
Week 13 Ranking: 21
Houston came close to beating the Colts, but close isn’t enough. Watson fumbled the ball in the red-zone late in the 4th, sealing a Colts victory and a Texans loss. The Texans are looking for their next GM & Head Coach, and it’ll be an appealing destination because of DeShaun Watson.
24. Carolina Panthers (4-8)
Week 13 Ranking: 22
The Panthers were on a bye-week, and will fall 2 spots due to other teams performances. Hopefully we get Christian McCaffrey back this week, god knows Panthers fans miss em’ – but all of us fantasy owners miss him dearly.
25. Atlanta Falcons (4-8)
Week 13 Ranking: 23
The Falcons lost a close game to the Saints – and with the season all but over…it’s time to move on and rebuild this roster. Very similar to the Lions situation at Quarterback – the Falcons will need to decide soon what to do with Matt Ryan.
26. Denver Broncos (4-8)
Week 13 Ranking: 26
The Broncos played a competitive game against the best team in the NFL – so props to them, but they lost and it doesn’t change that they’ve underperformed as a team this year. Drew Lock is running on limited time to prove he’s a Franchise Quarterback.
27. Philadelphia Eagles (3-8-1)
Week 13 Ranking: 27
Wentz has officially been benched, so we’ll have to wait and see how Jalen Hurts does in place of him. This doesn’t change the fact that the offensive line can’t run or pass protect.
28. Los Angeles Chargers (3-9)
Week 13 Ranking: 28
Bill Belichick dominates rookie Quarterbacks, and that was very true in what was an ugly loss for the Chargers. 45-0, and there really is nothing else to say about it.
29. Dallas Cowboys (3-9)
Week 13 Ranking: 29
HOW BOUT THEM COWBOYS – 3-9 and still in the hunt! The Cowboys got handled by the Ravens last night, and it’s no surprise that Mike McCarthy shouldn’t be a Head Coach in the NFL.
30. Cincinnati Bengals (2-9-1)
Week 13 Ranking: 30
The Bengals were held to 7 points against a very good Miami Dolphins team – with no Joe Burrow there really is nothing to evaluate with this team, other than Tyler Boyd getting ejected.
31. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-11)
Week 13 Ranking: 31
The Jaguars lost again, nothing new – similar to the Jets.
32. New York Jets (0-12)
Week 13 Ranking: 32
The Jets lost the game against the Raiders in typical Jets fashion – Trevor Lawerence I’m so sorry you have to deal with this organization. The Jets will stay at No.32 in my Power Rankings even if they win out – they just suck.