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NFL Power Poll - Week 12
Cowboys Win 9th Straight vs Ravens - Host Redskins for Thanksgiving Clash
Team of the Week - Oakland Raiders
Offensive Player of the Week - QB Derek Carr - Raiders
Defensive Player of the Week - DE Jason Pierre Paul - Giants
Rookie of Week - QB Dak Prescott - Cowboys
Photo - QB Derek Carr - Raiders
Game of Week #12 - Kansas City Chiefs (7-3) at Denver Broncos (7-3)
NFL Ranking /Record /Team
#1 - 8-2 - PATRIOTS
Patriots beat a poor 49er club and are again walking to the best record in the AFC for home postseason games.
#2 - 9-1 - COWBOYS
The Cowboys’ are riding rookie back Ezekiel Elliott back to the top of the NFC East.
#3 - 7-2-1 - SEAHAWKS
Seahawks are gaining momentum with winning QB and tough defense.
#4 - 7-2 - RAIDERS
The Raiders continue to deliver in crunch time with big victory Monday night vs Texans.
#5 - 7-3 - BRONCOS
Broncos rested after their bye week and host the Chiefs in key AFC West contest on Sunday night.
#6 - 7-3 - GIANTS
GMen face the winless Browns in hopes to extend winning streak to six games.
#7 - 7-3 - CHIEFS
The Chiefs loss to the Bucs ended their five game streak. Travel to Denver for major AFC West matchup.
#8 - 6-4 - FALCONS
Falcons coming off their bye week and host the Cardinals holding a 1 game lead in NFC South.
#9 - 6-3-1 - REDSKINS
Redskins took it to the Packers and prepare to face the Cowboys in Big D on Thanksgiving.
#10 - 6-4 - TEXANS
The Texans lost a close game to the Raiders on Monday night, but their still the head dog in the AFC South.
#11 - 6-4 - LIONS
The Lions’ won their fifth game in last six, trailing in 4th quarter in every game.
#12 - 6-4 - VIKINGS
Vikes broke their four game losing streak with win over Cardinals and travel to Detroit for critical Turkey day matchup with Lions.
#13 - 5-5 - RAVENS
Ravens lost to the Cowboys and host the Bengals in key AFC North matchup with divisional lead in the balance.
#14 - 5-5 - EAGLES
Eagles were hammered by the Seahawks and have a key NFC matchup with the Packers on Monday night.
#15 - 6-4 - DOLPHINS
The Dolphins offense came to life late in the Rams game for their 5th win in a row.
#16 - 5-5 - COLTS
The Colts’ won back to back games for the first time this year and host the Steelers in Thanksgiving matchup critical for both teams’ postseason hopes.
#17 - 5-5 - STEELERS
The Steelers ended their four game losing streak with victory over the pathetic Browns. Road matchup with Colts becomes almost a must win situation for any postseason hopes.
#18 - 4-5-1 - CARDINALS
The Cardinals lost a tough game vs the Vikings and face the Falcons and Redskins in key NFC games that will decide any postseason aspirations.
#19 - 5-5 - BILLS
Bills held on vs the Bengals to end their three game losing streak and keep their playoff hopes alive.
#20 - 5-5 - BUCCANEERS
The Bucs ended the Chiefs five game winning streak. Host the Seahawks in key matchup that may determine their playoff reality.
#21 - 5-6 - TITANS
The Titans lost their 11th straight game vs divisional rival, the Colts. They travel to Chicago to keep their playoff hopes alive.
#22 - 4-6 - PACKERS
Packers' were drilled by Washington that puts them two games under .500 heading to Philadelphia for critical Monday night matchup.
#23 - 4-6 - CHARGERS
The Chargers are rested from their bye week and face a key stretch where they must start a run for any chances for the postseason. Travel to Houston for huge AFC matchup.
#24 - 4-6 - RAMS
The Ram’s offensive problems persist under top pick Jared Goff, but they edged out a victory vs the inept Jets.
#25 - 3-6-1 - BENGALS
Bengals were shut out in the 2nd half by the Bills that turned into their next defeat and that leaves the postseason hopes fading quickly.
#26 - 4-6 - SAINTS
Lost tight game vs the Panthers and face must win situation for their playoff hopes vs the Rams this week.
#27 - 4-6 - PANTHERS
Panthers beat the Saints on Thursday night and have had 10 days to prepare for trip to Oakland that may be their last chance to start a run.
#28 - 3-7 - JETS
Jets come off their bye week after another weak offensive showing vs the Rams. They host the hated Patriots which may be their only highlight of the season if they pull off the upset.
#29 - 2-8 - JAGUARS
The Jags' headed for another sub five win season and possible #1 overall selection in April.
#30 - 2-8 - BEARS
Bears host Titans and 49ers over the next two weeks and possible only winnable contests left on schedule. QB Jake Cutler may be done for the season and possibly in Chi town.
#31 - 1-9 - 49ers
The 49ers have not won since opening weekend. They travel to Miami and Chicago in their next games.
#32 - 0-11 - BROWNS
The Browns find new ways to lose weekly with mistake prone defeat to the Steelers. They host the GMen before a merciful bye week.
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