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NFL Power Poll - Week 11
Seahawks Beat Patriots
Patriots & Cowboys Via for #1 Ranking
Team of the Week - Seattle Seahawks
Offensive Player of Week - QB Marcus Mariota - Titans
Defensive Player of Week - LB Preston Smith - Redskins
Rookie of Week - RB Ezekiel Elliott - Cowboys
Photo - QB Marcus Mariota - Titans
Game of Week #11 - Philadelphia Eagles (5-4) at Seattle Seahawks (6-2-1)
NFL Ranking /Record /Team
#1 - 7-2 - PATRIOTS
Patriots fall to Seahawks in thriller.
#2 - 8-1 - COWBOYS
The Cowboys’ are riding rookie back Ezekiel Elliott back to the top of the NFC East.
#3 - 6-2-1 - SEAHAWKS
Seahawks are winning on top defense and sound football.
#4 - 7-2 - RAIDERS
The Raiders are hot and will continue this homestand in Mexico.
#5 - 7-3 - BRONCOS
Broncos pulled it out vs the Saints and get there bye week to prepare for huge showdown with Chiefs.
#6 - 6-3 - GIANTS
GMen are on a four game winning streak with Bears and Browns up next.
#7 - 7-2 - CHIEFS
The Chiefs made a great comeback to beat the Panther. Face the Bucs prior to difficult road stretch.
#8 - 5-4 - FALCONS
Falcons defense failed to hold a lead vs the Eagles and get their bye week to prepare for stretch run.
#9 - 5-3-1 - REDSKINS
Redskins hang tough. Face the Packers and Cowboys within 5 days this week.
#10 - 6-3 - TEXANS
The Texans face the acid test with trip to Mexico for Monday night clash with Raiders.
#11 - 5-4 - RAVENS
The Ravens have had 10 days to prepare for the Cowboys.
#12 - 5-4 - LIONS
The Lions’ are well rested for two home games vs Jaguars and Vikings.
#13 - 5-4 - EAGLES
Eagles travel to Seattle for key NFC matchup that can be significant for both clubs.
#14 - 5-4 - VIKINGS
Vikes have lost four in a row and need to regroup for Cardinals, Lions and Cowboys up next.
#15 - 4-4-1 - CARDINALS
The Cardinals face the core of their schedule with Vikings, Falcons and Redskins up next that will determine if they are contenders or pretenders this season.
#16 - 5-5 - TITANS
The Titans are riding hot young QB Marcus Mariota to win marginal games. They have road games vs Bears and Colts up next.
#17 - 5-4 - DOLPHINS
The Dolphins defense came to the rescue vs the Chargers for their 4th win in a row.
#18 - 4-5 - PACKERS
Packers' were blasted by the Titans. Travel to Washington and Philadelphia for critical Sunday and Monday night matchups.
#19 - 4-5 - COLTS
The Colts’ had two weeks to get ready for home games vs Titans and Steelers that will determine their fate.
#20 - 4-5 - STEELERS
The Steelers failed in key situations vs the Cowboys to continue their decline. Road matchups in Cleveland and Indy become almost must win situations.
#21 - 4-6 - CHARGERS
The Chargers are fun to watch, but find a way to lose. They have one of the worst defenses in the game.
#22 - 4-5 - RAMS
The Ram’s offensive problems persist but they edged out a victory vs the inept Jets.
#23 - 4-5 - BILLS
Bills are rested for trip to Cinny that may determine the playoff hopes of both clubs.
#24 - 4-5 - BUCCANEERS
The Bucs trashed the Bears last week. Face the Chiefs and Seahawks in two key matchups that will test their maturity.
#25 - 3-5-1 - BENGALS
Bengals were man handled by the GMen last week and must get well quickly with AFC opponents, the Bills and Ravens up next.
#26 - 4-5 - SAINTS
Late game special teams breakdown cost the Saints vs the Broncos. Face Panthers tonight in a must win situation for their playoff hopes.
#27 - 3-6 - PANTHERS
Panthers lost a last second game vs Chiefs off another key turnover. They host the Saints tonight in a contest that may be their last chance to start a playoff run.
#28 - 3-7 - JETS
Jets caved in with little offense vs the Rams. They create constant QB rotation and young Bryce Petty may benefit most for reps over the final six games.
#29 - 2-7 - JAGUARS
The Jags' continue road games with Lions and Bills on the agenda. They face a tough second half of schedule that HC Gus Bradley may not survice.
#30 - 2-7 - BEARS
The Bears were again burdened by turnovers in loss to Bucs. They travel to MetLife to face the GMen in another expected mismatch.
#31 - 1-8 - 49ers
The 49ers lost their 8th game in a row despite a good performance by QB Colin Kaepernick.
#32 - 0-10 - BROWNS
The Browns were bashed by the Ravens last week. They host the Steelers and GMen in the next two games.
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