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PFW NFL Power Rankings Week 12

Patriots Football Weekly's Andy Hart offers his PFW NFL Power Rankings heading into week 12 based off of the Wilson-Hart power index.


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.

11sameSeattle Seahawks10-1-02.333
22sameNew Orleans Saints8-2-05.000
34up 1Carolina Panthers7-3-06.667
43down 1Kansas City Chiefs9-1-07.500
55sameNew England Patriots7-3-08.500
66sameSan Francisco 49ers6-4-09.167
77sameDenver Broncos9-1-09.833
813up 5Cincinnati Bengals7-4-010.167
99sameIndianapolis Colts7-3-011.333
912up 3Philadelphia Eagles6-5-011.333
1110down 1Chicago Bears6-4-011.500
1211down 1Dallas Cowboys5-5-012.500
138down 5Detroit Lions6-4-013.500
1418up 4Arizona Cardinals6-4-014.667
1514down 1Tennessee Titans4-6-014.833
1616sameMiami Dolphins5-5-015.500
1717sameSt. Louis Rams4-6-016.000
1815down 3Green Bay Packers5-5-016.167
1920up 1San Diego Chargers4-6-017.333
2022up 2Pittsburgh Steelers4-6-018.500
2124up 3Buffalo Bills4-7-019.333
2221down 1Baltimore Ravens4-6-020.000
2319down 4Cleveland Browns4-6-021.000
2325up 2Tampa Bay Buccaneers2-8-021.000
2529up 4Oakland Raiders4-6-022.000
2622down 4Washington Redskins3-7-022.833
2731up 4New York Giants4-6-023.000
2828sameAtlanta Falcons2-8-025.333
2829up 1Houston Texans2-8-025.333
3026down 4New York Jets5-5-026.333
3127down 4Minnesota Vikings2-8-026.500
3232sameJacksonville Jaguars1-9-030.667

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