NFL Week 12 Power Rankings from The Phinsider

This week, the Green Bay Packers continue their reign at the top of the Phinsider's Power Rankings. The Packers started at that position in the preseason, and haven't budged all year.

There was some shuffling behind Green Bay, this week, with Baltimore coming in at the second spot. The Ravens had the largest gain of the week, moving up 5 positions from seventh.

Two teams, meanwhile, fell four positions. Chicago went from 8 to 12, while the Giants fell from 11 to 15.

We also saw some change in the divisional rankings, as the NFC East feel from 4th to 6th this week. That allowed the AFC East and West to each move up one position.

The full rankings are below:

LW

Team

Mosul

Matty

kmb

TCP

Remarks

1

1

Packers

1

1

1

1

Questions at linebacker and safety remain, but none of that stuff really matters when your offense can score boatloads of points in every game (kmb)

2

7

Ravens

3

3

3

2

How do you lose to the Seahawks one week, and then turn around on short rest and beat the daylights out of a one-loss 49ers team the next week? (kmb)

3

4

Saints

5

4

2

4

This team has got to find a running game if they are going to be successful. Well, Dan Marino's record needs this team to find a running game, and just do that the rest of the year. (Mosul)

4

5

Patriots

2

2

5

6

I expect the Pats to go 13-3 from here. (tcp)

5

2

49ers

4

6

4

3

Road loss in Baltimore on Thanksgiving night does little to change my opinion. The Niners are for real - and it's their defense that will carry them. (Matty)

6

3

Steelers

6

5

6

5

Bengals/Steelers II should be just as entertaining as the first go around. Issues concerning Troy Polamalu's health couldn't have surfaced at a worse time, either. (kmb)

7

6

Texans

7

7

8

8

Well, the Matt Leinart era didn't last very long, did it? (Mosul)

8

9

Cowboys

8

8

7

7

Is this the year that Romo finally shows up in December? (tcp)

9

12

Falcons

9

10

10

9

As much as this team hasn't looked like the same team from last year, they are only one game behind the Saints for the division lead (Mosul)

10

14

Raiders

10

9

9

11

As Carson Palmer gets more and more comfortable and key players get healthy (McFadden, Ford), this is going to be a dangerous team. (Matty)

11

10

Lions

11

11

12

12

Ndamukong Suh's absence is going to be a sobering experience for a defensive line that has carried the Lions' sub-par linebacker corps and secondary. (kmb)

12

8

Bears

12

12

11

13

Caleb Hanie looked plain lost in Mike Martz's scheme last Sunday. (kmb)

13

13

Bengals

13

13

13

10

A less-than-inspiring win against the lowly Browns last week, but Andy Dalton and Co. continue to roll. Knocking out the Steelers at Heinz Field would be quite the feather in Cincy's cap. (kmb)

14

15

Broncos

14

14

14

16

The most amazing thing about Tim Tebow is how Denver's defense has allowed just 15 ppg in the 5 games the Bronccos have won since Tim took over. The man does it all, I guess. (Matty)

15

11

Giants

15

17

17

14

The Giants have an uphill battle in front of them if they hope to catch the Cowboys with some of the best of the NFL upcoming for the remainder of the season. (tcp)

16

17

Jets

16

15

15

17

Headed back in the right direction again with a win over the Bills, for now. (tcp)

17

16

Titans

17

16

16

15

Hey, that Chris Johnson guy might be a decent running back one day (Mosul)

18

21

Chargers

18

18

19

20

Time for Norv to go. It's that simple. (Matty)

19

20

Bills

20

21

18

18

One un-sportsman like penalty cost the Bills the game and sent them further down the slide. (tcp)

20

19

Buccaneers

19

19

21

21

At least they can say they have the best record of the Florida teams. (Mosul)

21

18

Eagles

21

20

22

19

All hope is gone for the dream team after a drubbing at the hands of Brady and the Pats. (tcp)

22

23

Chiefs

24

23

20

22

Kyle Orton won't be able to save this team. But that week 17 game vs Denver just got a lot more interesting. (Matty)

23

22

Seahawks

22

24

23

23

Blowing a 4th quarter 17-7 lead to a bad Redskins team is unacceptable - especially at home. (Matty)

24

27

Redskins

25

22

24

26

One of the few teams in worse shape at QB then the Dolphins. (tcp)

25

24

Dolphins

23

26

27

24

A return to the conservative ways of Tony Sparano sent the Phins back to the loss column and may have sealed his fate for good. (tcp)

26

26

Cardinals

26

25

25

25

Patrick Peterson for Special Teams Rookie of the Year. What? That isn't a real award? Nevermind. (Matty)

27

25

Browns

27

27

26

27

An offense only a mother could love. Compared to these guys, late '90s Buc ball was off-the-charts explosive. (kmb)

28

29

Panthers

28

29

28

28

Should beating the Colts actually count as a win? (Mosul)

29

28

Jaguars

29

28

29

29

What power I have. Last week, I asked how Jack Del Rio is on the sidelines for the Jags still. This week he's not. Or, maybe a loss to a T.J. Yates led Texans team did it. (Mosul)

30

31

Rams

30

30

30

31

Beanie Wells was averaging just 50 ypg rushing over his last 6 games. Allowing 228 yards on the ground to Wells despite playing w/o a competent QB is unacceptable for Spagnuolo's defense. (Matty)

31

30

Vikings

31

31

31

30

The growing pains continue for Christian Ponder. Is there any real doubt that Minnesota will be in the hunt for a new left tackle next April? (kmb)

32

32

Colts

32

32

32

32

Peyton Manning has been cleared to increase his workouts. That noise you just heard was the entire city of Indianapolis cheering. (Mosul)

LW

Division

Average Rank

1

1

AFC North

12

2

2

NFC North

13.75

3

3

NFC South

15.5

4

5

AFC East

12

5

6

AFC West

15.5

6

4

NFC East

20.5

7

7

NFC West

20.5

8

8

AFC South

21.25

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