Another week has passed and another round of power rankings are out. While the Packers continue to make a strong push for the top, the Patriots performed well enough Sunday evening to keep ahead of them and regain possession of the #1 spot. Meanwhile, the Raiders have bypassed the Buccs on the other side of the scale, taking over the title of worst team in the NFL. They must have taken some offense to that knowledge, as they were able to turn things around for week 12, and get their first win in over a year, beating the #3 Chiefs in a game that Kansas should have been able to dominate. That will likely help to push Tampa right back down to the bottom for week 12, unless they too perform much better than they have all year.
In the last 2 weeks, we’ve seen some surprising upsets. First with the Rams beating the Broncos, who at the time were #1, and then with the Raiders beating the Chiefs who rank in at #3. It brings some hope that maybe the Packers too are due for a loss against a team that has performed significantly worse all season long. We’ll have to wait until tomorrow afternoon to find out if that’s the case.
Here’s this week’s rankings.