Week 13 Power Rankings (NFL)

1. Baltimore Ravens– What more do they need to show people? They are playing out this world right now. The Ravens already took one trip to the West coast and handled their business when they played Seattle. Over a month later, they make another business trip to face the defending NFC champion Los Angeles Rams on Monday night. This would be Lamar Jackson’s first Monday night game. He didn’t disappoint. Each week, he impresses me with the way he’s throwing the football. The Ravens sit at 9-2 right now. Today’s a big game for them with the division leading San Francisco 49ers in town. A possible Super Bowl preview? We will see.

2. San Francisco 49ers– I love what I saw from them last Sunday night. They welcomed the Green Bay Packers to town and punched them in the mouth from the beginning of the game to the third quarter when the Packers recovered. That was a statement win for them This was the start of their tough three-game stretch. The Packers came to town last week, the 49ers handled business. Today, they travel all the way to Baltimore to face another red-hot team in the Ravens. I can’t wait to see the San Francisco defense face this prolific offense of the Ravens. Talk about some strength facing strength.

3. New England Patriots– They became the first team to reach ten wins in the league after beating the Dallas Cowboys. Once again, the defense showed their strength. The offense went cold once again. Let’s be realistic again. The Patriots aren’t winning games because of Tom Brady. I’ve never seen their offense this out of sync. Just imagine if Antonio Brown had his head on straight. Things would be a lot different. The Patriots are closing in on another AFC East division title. This isn’t a shocker to me, nor should it be to you.

4. New Orleans Saints– I was concerned about them after their game against the Carolina Panthers. More so on the defensive end. On Thanksgiving night against the Atlanta Falcons, all those concerns went out the window. They were looking for revenge and they got it. Talk about a complete win. Brees and company handled their business, they were consistent in their special teams and the defense sacked Matt Ryan all game long. They became the first team to clinch their division this season. I don’t think the NFC South is all they want.

5. Seattle Seahawks– Sunday was their best win of the season in my opinion. At 9-2, they’re right in the hunt of this crowded NFC playoff picture. Don’t count them out for the NFC West division title either. They still own that head to head tiebreaker over the San Francisco 49ers. They also have one more game against the 49ers in week 17. Before that happens, they have a showdown with the Minnesota Vikings tomorrow night. If the playoffs started today, both Minnesota and Seattle would be the two Wild Cards in the NFC.

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