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PFW NFL Power Rankings Week 12

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Patriots Football Weekly has created a weekly Power Ranking based on the proprietary Wilson-Hart Power Index. The system uses the most important statistics in the game — those most closely associated to winning and losing — to rank all 32 NFL teams based on their performance to date this season.

There was once again very little movement this week atop the Wilson-Hart Power Index. The top two spots remain unchanged for the No. 1 Seahawks and No. 2 Saints. In fact the top seven teams remain the same, with the only change coming as the Panthers moved up a spot to No. 3 after the home victory over the Patriots, swapping slots with the Chiefs, who drop to No. 4 after their first loss of the season.

New England remains No. 5 for the second straight week, followed by the 49ers at No. 6 and Broncos at No. 7.

The Bengals jumped up to the No. 8 spot as the highest riser of the week, moving up five spots. On the other side of the coin the Lions were the biggest faller, dropping five positions to No. 13 to swap positions with Cincinnati over the course of the weekend of action that included a loss to the Steelers.

As has been the case most of the season the Jaguars remain in the basement of the Index. Maybe the most notable team near the bottom of the Wilson-Hart Power Index is the Jets, at No. 30 overall after a hellacious loss to the Bills. This came a week after New York fans vociferously complained via Twitter about their team ranking No. 26 despite a 5-4 record. Now, they're even lower despite a 5-5 mark as a team that just can't do anything at an impressive level.

Stay tuned as the NFL season turns the corner on November and begins to shake out down the stretch. The Wilson-Hart Power Index will be here each week to put the action in statistical perspective.

THIS WEEK'S RANK LAST WEEK'S RANK MOVEMENT TEAM CURRENT RECORD WILSON-HART POWER INDEX
1 1 same Seattle Seahawks 10-1-0 2.333
2 2 same New Orleans Saints 8-2-0 5.000
3 4 up 1 Carolina Panthers 7-3-0 6.667
4 3 down 1 Kansas City Chiefs 9-1-0 7.500
5 5 same New England Patriots 7-3-0 8.500
6 6 same San Francisco 49ers 6-4-0 9.167
7 7 same Denver Broncos 9-1-0 9.833
8 13 up 5 Cincinnati Bengals 7-4-0 10.167
9 9 same Indianapolis Colts 7-3-0 11.333
9 12 up 3 Philadelphia Eagles 6-5-0 11.333
11 10 down 1 Chicago Bears 6-4-0 11.500
12 11 down 1 Dallas Cowboys 5-5-0 12.500
13 8 down 5 Detroit Lions 6-4-0 13.500
14 18 up 4 Arizona Cardinals 6-4-0 14.667
15 14 down 1 Tennessee Titans 4-6-0 14.833
16 16 same Miami Dolphins 5-5-0 15.500
17 17 same St. Louis Rams 4-6-0 16.000
18 15 down 3 Green Bay Packers 5-5-0 16.167
19 20 up 1 San Diego Chargers 4-6-0 17.333
20 22 up 2 Pittsburgh Steelers 4-6-0 18.500
21 24 up 3 Buffalo Bills 4-7-0 19.333
22 21 down 1 Baltimore Ravens 4-6-0 20.000
23 19 down 4 Cleveland Browns 4-6-0 21.000
23 25 up 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2-8-0 21.000
25 29 up 4 Oakland Raiders 4-6-0 22.000
26 22 down 4 Washington Redskins 3-7-0 22.833
27 31 up 4 New York Giants 4-6-0 23.000
28 28 same Atlanta Falcons 2-8-0 25.333
28 29 up 1 Houston Texans 2-8-0 25.333
30 26 down 4 New York Jets  5-5-0 26.333
31 27 down 4 Minnesota Vikings 2-8-0 26.500
32 32 same Jacksonville Jaguars 1-9-0 30.667

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