NFL Week 12 Power Rankings: New team at the top

Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Tuesday morning means it's time for the Phinsider's NFL Power Rankings. A new team takes over the top spot heading into Week 12. Don't have a free Phinsider account? Sign up here.

The NFL's Week 11 scheduled ended last night as the Carolina Panthers downed the New England Patriots on Monday Night Football. No matter what you think of the pass interference/non-pass interference call at the end of the game, Carolina came out with the win, earning them a spot in the top three of our Week 12 NFL Power Rankings.

As always, feel free to tell us who is too high or too low in the comments.

Team LW Change Week 11 Result Remarks
1 Sea_tiny_medium
Seahawks
2 +1 W, 41-20 vs Minnesota Probably should have been on top of the rankings a few weeks ago. No more undefeated teams ahead of them, so now they are.
2 Den_tiny_medium
Broncos
3 +1 W, 27-17 vs Kansas City Jumped from fifth in the AFC playoffs to first with the win.
3 Car_tiny_medium
Panthers
6 +3 W, 24-20 vs New England Carolina's wining streak extended to six thanks to...Ted Ginn?
4 Saints_tiny_medium
Saints
5 +1 W, 23-20 vs San Francisco Was not their typical home field avantage win, but it is still a win.
5 Kc_tiny_medium
Chiefs
1 -4 L, 27-17 at Denver They were not going to go undefeated, but the question is, how do they respond now?
6 Ne_tiny_medium
Patriots
4 -2 L, 24-20 at Carolina It may or may not have been pass interference - but it definitely is an L.
7 Chi_tiny_medium
Bears
9 +1 W, 23-20 OT vs Baltimore What a completely strange game. But, a win over the defending Super Bowl champs is always nice.
8 Det_tiny_medium
Lions
7 -1 L, 37-27 at Pittsburgh Well, being all alone atop the NFC North was fun while it lasted. Back into a tie with Chicago.
9 Sf_tiny_medium
49ers
8 -1 L, 23-20 at New Orleans Only allowing Drew Brees and New Orleans to score 23 in the Superdome is actually pretty impressive.
10 Ind_tiny_medium
Colts
13 +3 W, 30-27 at Tennessee Sneaking past Tennessee is not exactly reassuring. The offense looks off.
11 Cin_tiny_medium
Bengals
15 +4 W, 41-20 vs Cleveland Well, that was an emphatic way to make sure everyone knows you are the top team in the AFC North.
12 Phi_tiny_medium
Eagles
16 +4 W, 24-16 vs Washington It may not be the "Chip Kelly" offense, but it's working.
13 Ari_tiny_medium
Cardinals
18 +5 W, 27-14 at Jacksonville Things you weren't expecting: Arizona is tied with San Francisco for 2nd in the NFC West after Week 11.
14 Cle_tiny_medium
Browns
11 -3 L, 41-20 at Cincinnati Where did the Cleveland defense go? That loss moved Cleveland from second to fourth in the division.
15 Gb_tiny_medium
Packers
12 -3 L, 27-13 at New York (N) Yeah, Aaron Rodgers is needed.
16 Bal_tiny_medium
Ravens
14 -2 L, 23-20 OT at Chicago Mother nature turned out the lights in the middle of the game. Baltimore couldn't match the Super Bowl's lighting delay with a win in Chicago.
17 Dal_tiny_medium
Cowboys
17 --- BYE Do you think the 32nd pass defense and 28th rush defense misses Rob Ryan?
18 Nyg_tiny_medium
Giants
19 +1 W, 27-13 vs Green Bay 0-6 start, followed by a 4 game winning streak. Somehow, New York really is back in the NFC East race.
19 Nyj_tiny_medium
Jets
10 -9 L, 37-14 at Buffalo This happened. Then it got worse.
Itswindykinda_medium
20 Stl_tiny_medium
Rams
20 --- BYE Coming out of the bye to face Chicago, San Francisco, Arizona, and New Orleans over the next four weeks. Ouch.
21 Mia_tiny_medium
Dolphins
24 +3 W, 20-16 vs San Diego After a miserable week, Miami came out and won a game they had to win, keeping themselves in the playoff hunt.
22 Tb_tiny_medium
Buccaneers
27 +5 W, 41-28 vs Atlanta Tampa Bay started 0-8, and are not in last place in their division anymore.
23 Buf_tiny_medium
Bills
28 +5 W, 37-14 vs New York (A) Thank you!
24 Pit_tiny_medium
Steelers
29 +5 W, 37-27 vs Detroit Kept Pittsburgh at 29 last week because I didn't know what to do with them. This week, I know to move them up.
25 Ten_tiny_medium
Titans
23 -2 L, 30-27 vs Indianapolis A two game losing streak, and a new quarterback, yet the Titans are still two games ahead of third place in the division. That's go to mean something.
26 Sd_tiny_medium
Chargers
22 -4 L, 20-16 at Miami The passing offense is awesome. The rest of the team, not so much.
27 Oak_tiny_medium
Raiders
31 +4 W, 28-23 at Houston Matt McGloin?
28 Min_tiny_medium
Vikings
25 -3 L, 41-20 at Seattle Percy Harvin came back and sparked the offense. Too bad he plays for Seattle now.
29 Was_tiny_medium
Redskins
26 -3 L, 24-16 at Philadelphia Maybe Washington is just trying to make sure St. Louis gets as good a draft pick as possible from the RG3 trade.
30 Atl_tiny_medium
Falcons
21 -9 L, 41-28 at Tampa Bay Okay, I give in. Atlanta is just bad.
31 Jax_tiny_medium
Jaguars
30 -1 L, 27-14 vs Arizona They may be behind Houston in the standings, but they have won more recently.
32 Hou_tiny_medium
Texans
32 --- L, 28-23 vs Oakland Eight straight losses. Somehow, even a great defense can't get Houston a win.

More Miami Dolphins coverage:

Join the discussion: Sign up for your free Phinsider and SB Nation account

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join The Phinsider

You must be a member of The Phinsider to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Phinsider. You should read them.

Join The Phinsider

You must be a member of The Phinsider to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Phinsider. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker