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2014 NFL Power Rankings: Week 13

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The Phinsider Power Rankings return for their Week 13 edition.

Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

Another strange week for the Phinsider power rankings, or maybe it's a case of the power rankings being correct. Only four teams ranked in the top half of the league last week lost, and only four of the bottom 16 teams won. Of the losses in the first 16, three of them were against teams also in the top 16, in fact, all of them were cases where top 10 teams were facing  teams in the top 11: (1) Arizona lost to (11) Seattle, (5) Detroit lost to (2) New England, and (10) Miami lost to (4) Denver. The only instance of a top team losing to a bottom team was the (6) Kansas City lost to (32) Oakland Raiders.

Of course, those rankings have now changed as those results have been factored into this week's power rankings. Detroit saw a five position fall for losing to New England, and Miami dropped four positions; in both cases, it seems to have been more about the teams just behind them winning than it was about the team themselves losing. Seattle had the largest jump, moving up to seventh after beating the former number one team, Arizona.

And, not surprisingly, New England has finally claimed the top spot in the rankings after four straight blowout wins over Detroit, Indianapolis, Denver, and Chicago.

The full rankings for the week, based on an average of our Phinsider contributor individual rankings, are:

Rank Team LW Change Week 12 Results
1 Patriots (9-2) 2 1 W, 34-9 vs DET
2 Packers (8-3) 3 1 W, 24-21 @ MIN
3 Broncos (8-3) 4 1 W, 39-36 vs MIA
4 Cardinals (9-2) 1 -3 L, 19-3 @ SEA
5 Eagles (8-3) 7 2 W, 43-24 vs TEN
6 Cowboys (8-3) 8 2 W, 31-28 @ NYG
7 Seahawks (7-4) 11 4 W, 19-3 vs ARI
8 Chiefs (7-4) 6 -2 L, 24-20 @ OAK
9 Colts (7-4) 9 ---- W, 23-3 vs JAX
10 Lions (7-4) 5 -5 L, 34-9 @ NE
11 Ravens (7-4) 14 3 W, 34-27 @ NO
12 Bengals (7-3-1) 13 1 W, 22-13 @ HOU
13 Steelers (7-4) 12 -1 BYE
14 Dolphins (6-5) 10 -4 L, 39-36 @ DEN
15 49ers (7-4) 15 ---- W, 17-13 vs WAS
16 Browns (7-4) 16 ---- W, 26-24 @ ATL
17 Chargers (7-4) 17 ---- W, 27-24 vs STL
18 Bills (6-5) 18 ---- W, 38-3 vs NYJ
19 Texans (5-6) 19 ---- L, 22-13 vs CIN
20 Rams (4-7) 21 1 L, 27-24 @ SD
21 Saints (4-6) 20 -1 L, 34-27 vs BAL
22 Bears (5-6) 24 2 W, 21-13 vs TB
23 Vikings (4-7) 22 -1 L, 24-21 vs GB
24 Falcons (4-7) 23 -1 L, 26-24 vs CLE
25 Giants (3-8) 25 ---- L, 31-28 vs DAL
26 Panthers (3-7-1) 26 ---- BYE
27 Redskins (3-8) 29 2 L, 17-13 @ SF
28 Buccaneers (2-9) 27 -1 L, 21-13 @ CHI
29 Titans (2-9) 30 1 L, 43-24 @ PHI
30 Jets (2-9) 28 -2 L, 38-3 @ BUF
31 Raiders (1-10) 32 1 W, 24-20 vs KC
32 Jaguars (1-10) 31 -1 L, 23-3 @ IND