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NFL Power Rankings Week 12 2017: Four-straight losses continue Dolphins collapse

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The Miami Dolphins are on a four-game losing streak, and things are just getting worse around the team. The power rankings from around the web continue to show exactly how far this team has fallen this season. Will they be able to turn it around at any point this year? Can they perform against the New England Patriots this weekend?

Let’s take a look at this week’s rankings:

SB Nation

Week 12 Ranking: 30

Last Week: 28

Comments: No comments

Niners Nation

Week 12 Ranking: 25

Last Week: 21

Comments: No comments.

Bleeding Green Nation

Week 12 Ranking: 31

Last Week: 29

Comments: It’s too bad the Dolphins don’t play Cleveland this year because I think the Browns might actually be able to win that one. The Dolphins are just so bad.

USA Today

Week 12 Ranking: 21

Last Week: 23

Comments: Remember "WoodStrock"? Ask a pre-Marino Miami fan. Anyway, Fins should embrace committee approach between Jay Cutler and Matt Moore. #CutMo

Yahoo! Sports

Week 12 Ranking: 27

Last Week: 25

Comments: I wonder if Jay Cutler knew a few months ago what he knows now, if he had turned down the $10 million from the Dolphins and just stayed retired. His wife’s Instagram comment was telling. Having injuries pile up on a terrible team with constant criticism of your play can’t be fun

Week 12 Ranking: 29

Last Week: 28

Comments: Another mucky performance from the Dolphins' offense in the loss to the Bucs, at least for most of the day. Jay Cutler threw a pair of picks early, then added a third when DeVante Parker treated the ball like a live grenade. After Cutler departed with a concussion, Matt Moore got the chains moving, posting a decent line: 17 of 28, 282 yards, a touchdown and no picks. Seems like Moore is better as a reliever than a starter. Unfortunately, the defense needed relief late, spoiling a strong second half by allowing the Bucs to travel 58 yards in nine plays to set up the game-winning field goal. Fans need relief from the quarterback situation.

CBS Sports

Week 12 Ranking: 23

Last Week: 22

Comments: They might need to make a quarterback change. It's just not working with Jay Cutler, who is in the concussion protocol this week.

Bleacher Report

Week 12 Ranking: 25

Last Week: 26

Comments: No comments.

Washington Post

Week 12 Ranking: 29

Last Week: 25

Comments: The Dolphins are reeling and there’s little realistic hope that matters will improve when they play Sunday at New England. Jay Cutler’s playing status is uncertain after he was placed in the concussion protocol. That could mean Matt Moore starting at QB against the Patriots. The last time some observers wondered if the Dolphins were better off with Moore at QB, they lost by a 40-0 margin at Baltimore.

Sports Illustrated

Week 12 Ranking: 28

Last Week: 23

Comments: No comments.


Week 12 Ranking: 26

Last Week: 24

Comments: The Dolphins are very, very lucky to have won four games

Sporting News

Week 12 Ranking: 24

Last Week: 21

Comments: Jay Cutler had an awful first half against Tampa Bay and had injury added to insult with his concussion concern. The Dolphins have done their best to survive without Ryan Tannehill early and Jay Ajayi late, but their major defensive woes render whoever's quarterbacking or running limited in their contributions.

Chicago Tribune

Week 12 Ranking: 21

Last Week: 19

Comments: There is plenty wrong with the offense but don’t forget the defense is allowing 25.4 points per game and is trending the wrong direction at 34 ppg over the last five.


Week 12 Average: 26

Week 11 Average: 24

Change: -2

Highest Week 12 Ranking: 21 (Chicago Tribune/USA Today)

Lowest Week 12 Ranking: 31 (Bleeding Green Nation)

Highest Single Site Weekly Ranking: 9 - Week 8 (CBS Sports)

Lowest Single Site Weekly Ranking: 31 - Week 12 (Bleeding Green Nation)

Highest Average Weekly Ranking: 15 - Week 3/8

Lowest Average Weekly Ranking: 27 - Week 5