The Reality Check Week 12 NFL Power Rankings

November 24, 2011 | Glenn Clark

16. Denver Broncos (LW:  20)


15. New York Jets (LW:  14)

This team somehow seems to avoid death regularly.

14. Dallas Cowboys (LW:  16)

With the Bears dealing with some sort of QB issue, the Cowboys are very much in the thick of the NFC playoff race.

13. Cincinnati Bengals (LW:  10)

But Andy Dalton is giving reason for Queen City fans to think they can still make a playoff push.

12. Atlanta Falcons (LW:  13)

Does anyone really know if this team is any good?

11. New York Giants (LW:  4)

Remember how we keep talking about the Ravens’ bad losses? Why doesn’t anyone ever bring this up with the Giants?

10. Oakland Raiders (LW:  12)

Jacoby Ford, Denarius Moore, Darrius Heyward-Bey & T.J. Houshmandzadeh are all banged up-but the Raiders appear to be fine.

9. Chicago Bears (LW:  8)

You know, but not with Caleb Hanie.

8. Houston Texans (LW:  9)

You know, but not with Matt Leinart.

7. Detroit Lions (LW:  11)

Raise your hand if there’s NO WAY you’re rallying from multiple touchdowns behind on Thanksgiving.

6. Pittsburgh Steelers (LW:  7)

There are so many national writers that have them ahead of the Ravens in their power rankings. I’m baffled.

5. Baltimore Ravens (LW:  6)

Who has more Harbaugh?

4. New England Patriots (LW:  5)

The Pats will still need to improve defensively.

3. New Orleans Saints (LW:  3)

As a fantasy owner I’m grateful to not have to play Mark Sanchez ahead of Drew Brees moving forward.

2. San Francisco 49ers (LW:  2)

Again, who has more Harbaugh?

1. Green Bay Packers (LW:  1)

BJ Raji should play receiver next week.