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NFL Power Rankings Week 13: Chiefs remain dominant; Dolphins continue to climb in latest power rankings

Kansas City Chiefs v Tampa Bay Buccaneers Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

The Miami Dolphins advanced to 7-4 on Sunday and find themselves right in the thick of things in the AFC. But where will they rank among the NFL’s top teams in The Phinsider’s official power rankings? You’ll have to keep reading to find out.

This is how Kevin and I usually do the Power Rankings each week.

Here on The Phinsider, we do our weekly power rankings via a draft. Josh Houtz and I take turns selecting the team we believe has the best chance to win the Super Bowl. We start with a clean slate each week, rather than starting with last week’s rankings and moving teams up or down based on the previous week’s results. It allows us to make a set of rankings each week based on how we feel about each club, and it allows for some wild swings, with teams jumping up or plummeting down the rankings.

But with Kevin super busy, I’ve decided to take the Hans Solo route. And while it is mighty tempting to put the Dolphins at #1 just because I can, I’ll settle for them legitimately being a top-10 team.

Now without further ado, here is this week’s power rankings.


  1. Kanasas City Chiefs (1)
  2. Pittsburgh Steelers (2)
  3. New Orleans Saints (3)
  4. Seattle Seahawks (4)
  5. Green Bay Packers (7)
  6. Buffalo Bills (6)
  7. Tennessee Titans (10)
  8. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8)
  9. Baltimore Ravens (12)
  10. Miami Dolphins (13)
  11. Los Angeles Rams (17)
  12. Cleveland Browns (15)
  13. Indianapolis Colts (9)
  14. Arizona Cardinals (14)
  15. Las Vegas Raiders (11)
  16. New England Patriots (20)
  17. San Francisco 49ers (16)
  18. Minnesota Vikings (19)
  19. Chicago Bears (18)
  20. Carolina Panthers (21)
  21. Los Angeles Chargers (17)
  22. Atlanta Falcons (25)
  23. Denver Broncos (22)
  24. Philadelphia Eagles (26)
  25. Houston Texans (27)
  26. New York Giants (28)
  27. Washington Football Team (29)
  28. Detroit Lions (24)
  29. Dallas Cowboys (23)
  30. Cincinnati Bengals (31)
  31. Jacksonville Jaguars (30)
  32. New York Jets (32)