Draft Insiders’ – NFL Power Poll – Week 12
Chiefs Defense Stifles Cowboys
Colts Pound Bills
Team of the Week
Colts (6-5) crush Bills (8-3) – 41-15
Colts’ runner Jonathan Taylor rips Bills defense for 5 TDs.
Upset of the Week
Texans shock Titans – 22-13
Players of the Week
Offense – RB Jonathan Taylor – Colts
Defense – DL Chris Jones – Chiefs
Rookies of Week
Offense – WR Elijah Moore – Jets
Defense – CB Asante Samuel – Chargers
Games of Week 12
LA Rams (7-3) at Green Bay Packers (8-3)
Great potential shootout between Aaron Rodgers and Matthew Stafford
NFL Team Power Poll
Ranking /Record /Team
#1 – 9-2 Cardinals
Cardinals beat the Seahawks to retain a two game lead in the NFC West. Get their bye week, hoping to get QB Kyler Murray fully healthy for the stretch run.
#2 – 8-3 Titans
The hot/cold Titans lose to another cellar dweller in the Texans. Travel to NE for major AFC test with postseason implications.
#3 – 8-3 Packers
The Packers lose a wild North matchup vs the Vikes. QB Aaron Rodgers continues to compensate for the Packers deficiencies. Host the Rams in key NFC contest.
#4 – 7-3 Bucs
Bucs Tom Brady diced the Gmen’s defense to pieces. Travel to Indy in another fine matchup.
#5 – 7-3 Rams
Rams are rested to travel to Titletown for a vital NFC game. Looking for offense to return.
#6 – 7-3 Ravens
Ravens were fortunate to comeback vs the Bears. Host the Browns hoping Lamarr Jackson is at full strength.
#7 – 7-4 Patriots
Pats won their 5th straight game and host the Titans in a critical AFC matchup with postseason implications.
#8 – 7-4 Chiefs
Chiefs are gaining momentum game by game with win over Cowboys. Get their bye week to continue their second half charge.
#9 – 7-3 Cowboys
The Cowboys were stifled by the Chiefs. Host the Raiders on Turkey day.
#10 – 6-5 Colts
The Colts have turned it around with big win over the Bills. Host the Bucs in key matchup.
#11 – 6-4 Bills
Bills have fallen over last month and last week to the Colts continued their slide. Travel to NO on Thanksgiving hoping to turn the tide.
#12 – 6-4 Bengals
Bengals drilled the Raiders. Host the Steelers in a key North matchup.
#13 – 5-5 Chargers
Chargers came back vs the Steelers. Need to continue vs the Broncos in Mile High.
#14 – 5-5 49ers
The 49ers took care of the Jaguars. Host the Vikings in telltale NFC matchup.
#15 – 5-4-1 Steelers
Steelers collapsed late vs the Chargers. Travel to Cinny and face Bengals in vital contest for their postseason chances.
#16 – 6-5 Browns
Browns just got by the Lions. Travel to Baltimore in vital North contest that may define any postseason hopes.
#17 – 5-5 Vikings
Vikings were relentless in their win over the Packers. Continue tough schedule with trip to San Fran.
#18 – 5-5 Saints
Saints were blitzed by the Eagles. Host Bills on Thanksgiving that may determine fate for both clubs.
#19 – 5-6 Eagles
The Eagles jumped the Raiders to continue their hot streak. Face the Giants looking to get to .500.
#20 – 5-5 Raiders
The Raiders continue to struggle and show lack of unity. Face Cowboys in Big D on Turkey day.
#21- 5-5 Broncos
Broncos are rested from their bye week. Host Chargers in key West showdown.
#22 – 4-6 Falcons
Falcons were outclassed again, this time by the Patriots. Face the Jaguars in a must win situation.
#23 – 3-7 Giants
The Giants were toasted in Tampa. Offense continues their annual struggle.
#24 – 4-7 Dolphins
Dolphins coming off their 3rd consecutive victory. Host the Panthers looking to a return to respectability.
#25 – 4-6 WFT
The WFT beat the Panthers with late score. Host the Seahawks this Monday night.
#26 – 4-6 Panthers
Panthers will go with Cam Newton the rest of the season, hoping his magic works again.
#27 – 3-7 Seahawks
Seahawks struggled vs the Cardinals. Travel to the Capital for the Monday night affair.
#28 – 3-7 Bears
The Bears let the Ravens game to get away from them. Sinking into the abyss.
#29 – 2-8 Texans
Texans are rested coming off their bye. They travel to Nashville for a demanding matchup.
#30 – 2-8 Jaguars
Jaguars are again competing for the lowest scoring team in the league.
#31 – 2-8 Jets
Jets were manhandled again by the Dolphins. Rookie QB Zach Wilson returns for the 2nd half.
#32 – 0-9-1 Lions
Lions lost to the Browns. They face Bears on Thanksgiving hoping to avoid being the leagues’ biggest turkey.