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NFL Power Poll - Week 13
NFL Divisional Races Peaking for December Playoff Run
Team of the Week - Kansas City Chiefs
Offensive Player of Week - WR Odell Beckham - Giants
Defensive Player of Week - DE Khalil Mack - Raiders
Rookie of Week - WR Michael Thomas - Saints
Photo - WR Odell Beckham - Giants
Game of Week #13 - Miami Dolphins (7-4) at Baltimore Ravens (6-5)
NFL Ranking /Record /Team
#1 - 9-2 - PATRIOTS
Patriots know how to win and beat a poor Jets club that finds ways to lose weekly.
#2 - 10-1 - COWBOYS
The Cowboys’ won their 10th in a row on Thanksgiving and return to Thursday night this week vs the Vikings in a key NFC matchup.
#3 - 8-2 - RAIDERS
The Raiders claim their first winning season since 2002 behind another Derek Carr 4th quarter comeback in win over the Panthers.
#4 - 8-3 - GIANTS
GMen extend winning streak to six games vs Browns and head into the teeth of their schedule starting with Steelers this week.
#5 - 8-3 - CHIEFS
The Chiefs came back to beat the Broncos to create a longjam atop the tough AFC West.
#6 - 7-3-1 - SEAHAWKS
Seahawks lost to an emerging Bucs’ club that held the Seahawks without a TD in a 14-5 loss.
#7 - 7-4 - BRONCOS
Broncos lost a heartbreaker to Chiefs and hit the road for games vs Jaguars and Titans next two week.
#8 - 7-4 - FALCONS
Falcons put an ass whippin on the Cardinals and host the stubborn Chiefs in key matchup with postseason implications.
#9 - 7-4 - LIONS
The Lions’ ate the Vikings turkey on Thanksgiving to gain first place in the NFC North.
#10 - 6-4-1 - REDSKINS
Redskins pushed the Cowboys the limit, but came up short. On the road to Arizona and Philly next two weeks in must win situations.
#11 - 6-5 - TEXANS
The Texans lost at home for the first time this season vs the Chargers. Travel to Green Bay and Indy in tough road matchups. They need to rebound to stay atop close AFC South race.
#12 - 6-5 - VIKINGS
Vikes need to regroup quickly after loss to the Lions with Cowboys coming in for vital matchup for any postseason hopes.
#13 - 7-4 - DOLPHINS
The Dolphins have made a fine comeback and did again with last second defensive stand vs the 49ers. Travel to Ravens in a game that may determine both clubs’ 2016 fate.
#14 - 6-5 - RAVENS
Ravens won key AFC North contest with the Bengals and host the resurging Dolphins in key AFC battle.
#15 - 6-5 - STEELERS
The Steelers won their second in a row vs the Colts and host the Giants in a crucial game for postseason hopes.
#16 - 5-6 - PACKERS
Packers' drilled the Eagles to stay alive for playoffs. Host the Texans and Seahawks next two weeks in major contests for each club.
#17 - 6-5 - BILLS
Bills beat the Jaguars for two in a row. Face AFC playoff clubs the Raiders and Steelers the next wo weeks.
#18 - 6-5 - BUCCANEERS
The Bucs won a major challenge vs the Seahawks that have them dreaming postseason for the first time in a decade. Travel to San Diego for dangerous trap game.
#19 - 5-6 - COLTS
The Colts’ get Andrew Luck back for Monday night affair with Jets at MetLife in a vital game for their postseason hopes.
#20 - 5-6 - EAGLES
Eagles were hammered again this time by the Packers and face must win situations vs Bengals and Redskins over next two games.
#21 - 6-6 - TITANS
The Titans won last the Bears and get a late bye week before a final run at the playoffs.
#22 - 5-6 - CHARGERS
The Chargers won a major matchup vs the Texans, but play in the best division in football that may keep them at .500 for the season.
#23 - 5-6 - SAINTS
QB Drew Brees toasted the Rams last week and the Saints host the Lions in a major NFC matchup that can shape two divisions.
#24 - 4-6-1 - CARDINALS
The Cardinals lost again this time to the Falcons and host the Redskins in a must win situation for even a shot for the postseason.
#25 - 4-7 - RAMS
The Ram’s handed the ball to top pick QB Jared Goff and he had some good moments, but the defense collapsed in big spots again.
#26 - 3-7-1 - BENGALS
Bengals fell to the Ravens and probably would have to run the table to challenge for a playoff spot.
#27 - 4-7 - PANTHERS
Panthers lost late to the Raiders that puts them in a desperate situation vs the Seahawks and Chargers up the next two weeks.
#28 - 3-8 - JETS
Jets played the Pats tough, but don’t know how to win close games and appear headed for another top 5-8 draft position.
#29 - 2-9 - JAGUARS
The Jags' lost their sixth straight to the Bills and host the hungry Broncos this Sunday.
#30 - 2-9 - BEARS
Bears came up just short vs the Titans. Host the 49ers this week with loser the NFC basement champ.
#31 - 1-10 - 49ers
The 49ers lost their 10th in a row to the Dolphins. QB Colin Kaepernick actually played well for the first time in three years.
#32 - 0-12 - BROWNS
The Browns were whipped by the GMen, but can’t lose this Sunday with their bye week mercifully here.
Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for CBS, ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to NFL and College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites