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NFL Week 12 Power Rankings: New team at the top

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.

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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
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
3 +1 W, 27-17 vs Kansas City Jumped from fifth in the AFC playoffs to first with the win.
3 Car_tiny_medium
6 +3 W, 24-20 vs New England Carolina's wining streak extended to six thanks to...Ted Ginn?
4 Saints_tiny_medium
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
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
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
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
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
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
13 +3 W, 30-27 at Tennessee Sneaking past Tennessee is not exactly reassuring. The offense looks off.
11 Cin_tiny_medium
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
16 +4 W, 24-16 vs Washington It may not be the "Chip Kelly" offense, but it's working.
13 Ari_tiny_medium
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
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
12 -3 L, 27-13 at New York (N) Yeah, Aaron Rodgers is needed.
16 Bal_tiny_medium
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
17 --- BYE Do you think the 32nd pass defense and 28th rush defense misses Rob Ryan?
18 Nyg_tiny_medium
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
10 -9 L, 37-14 at Buffalo This happened. Then it got worse.
20 Stl_tiny_medium
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
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
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
28 +5 W, 37-14 vs New York (A) Thank you!
24 Pit_tiny_medium
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
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
22 -4 L, 20-16 at Miami The passing offense is awesome. The rest of the team, not so much.
27 Oak_tiny_medium
31 +4 W, 28-23 at Houston Matt McGloin?
28 Min_tiny_medium
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
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
21 -9 L, 41-28 at Tampa Bay Okay, I give in. Atlanta is just bad.
31 Jax_tiny_medium
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
32 --- L, 28-23 vs Oakland Eight straight losses. Somehow, even a great defense can't get Houston a win.

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