NFL Power Poll – Week 12
Frank Coyle/ Head Scout
NFL Power Poll – Rams Beat Chiefs In Wild Monday Night Shootout
Goff and Mahomes Excel in Classic Matchup
Team of the Week –
Rams edge Chiefs, 54-51
Upset of the Week
Detroit beats Carolina, 20-19
Players of the Week
Offense – QB Patrick Mahomes – Chiefs
Defense – LB Kahlil Mack – Bears
Rookies of Week
Offense – RB Saquon Barkley – Giants
Defense – Safety Justin Reid – Texans
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Game of Week #12 – Washington Redskins (6-4) at Dallas Cowboys (5-5)
Cowboys Hope to turn Redskins in Turkey Club
Draft Insiders’ – NFL Power Poll – Week 12
NFL Ranking /Record /Team
#1 -10-1 Rams
Rams’ beat the Chiefs to claim #1 ranking.
#2 – 9-2 Chiefs
Chiefs’ riding hot arm of young Patrick Mahomes.
#3 – 9-1 Saints
Saints’ host the Falcons in key South matchup. Veteran QB Drew Brees continues his MVP season.
#4 – 7-3 Patriots
Pats are rested for their stretch run.
#5 – 7-2-1 Steelers
Steelers’ edged the Jaguars to maintain North leadership.
#6 – 7-3 Texans
Texans’ win their 7th straight vs the Skins. Host the Titans in key divisional matchup.
#7 – 7-3 Bears
The Bears are coming off big win over the Vikings. Better not sleep on the Lions on Thanksgiving day.
#8 – 7-3 Chargers
Chargers lost tough one to the Broncos. Get the Cardinals at home in vital game.
#9 – 6-4 Panthers
Panthers lost to the Lions. Get Seahawks at home in key NFC matchup with playoff ramifications.
#10 – 5-4-1 Vikings
Vikings sliding with loss to the Bears. Host Packers Sunday night in telltale North contest.
#11 – 5-5 Seahawks
Seahawks edged the Packers. Go to Carolina in effort to get over .500.
#12 – 6-4 Redskins
The Redskins lose QB Alex Smith in defeat to the Texans. Turkey day in Dallas is a major challenge.
#13 – 5-5 Cowboys
The Cowboys are alive again and hope to take the next step with Thanksgiving matchup with Skins.
#14 – 5-5 Titans
The Titans face their most important South matchup with trip to Houston Monday night.
#15 – 4-5-1 Packers
The Packers find ways to lose close games. Trip to Minnesota is a must win situation.
#16 – 5-5 Colts
Colts trashed Titans behind MVP candidate Andrew Luck.
#17 – 5-5 Ravens
Ravens beat Bengals in key situation. Host Da Raiders this week.
#18 – 4-6 Eagles
Eagles were bombed in New Orleans. Host the GMen in a must win situation.
#19 – 4-6 Falcons
Falcons lost a heartbreaker to the Boys. Need a W in New Orleans.
#20 – 5-5 Dolphins
Dolphins face key matchup in Indy for any playoff hopes.
#21 – 5-5 Bengals
Bengals’ host the Browns in must win situation for postseason play.
#22- 4-6 Broncos
Broncos won a tough battle with the Chargers. Host the Steelers in a must win situation Sunday.
#23 – 3-6-1 Browns
Browns rested for tough finish with a few difficult road games on the schedule.
#24 – 4-6 Lions
Lions looking for revenge on the Bears on Turkey day.
#25 – 3-7 Giants
The Giants are looking respectable with a two game winning streak.
#26 – 3-7 Jaguars
Jaguars’ lost their six straight vs the Steelers.
#27 – 3-7 Bucs
Bucs host the 49ers in a game for major draft order implications.
#28 – 3-7 Bills
Bills hope to keep the momentum from their impressive victory for the Jets.
#29 – 3-7 Jets
Jets’ host the Patriots in hope of breaking their 4 game losing streak.
#30 – 2-8 49ers
The 49ers need a win to stay focused for the rest of the schedule.
#31 – 2-8 Cardinals
Cardinals may be the worst team in the league after their loss to the Raiders.
#32 – 2-8 Raiders
Da Raiders edged out the Cards to end their losing streak.
Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with NFL and college coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a 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