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Week 13 NFL Power Rankings

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Dec 4, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears defensive end Akiem Hicks (96) knocks the ball away from San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) during the second half at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 4, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears defensive end Akiem Hicks (96) knocks the ball away from San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) during the second half at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

A lot of drama unfolded this week in the NFL as the Cowboys clinched the first playoff berth of the season, Colin Kaepernick was sacked more times this week than the amount of passing yards he had, Blake Bortles has more career pick-sixes than he does wins and for the first time all season, the Browns didn’t lose! It is going to be a close race for a lot of teams as they try and finish up this season on a win streak. A few lost some big players, including the Patriots losing Gronk and the Seahawks losing Earl Thomas. The end to this season is going to be a crapshoot with four teams vying for the last two spots in the NFC and six teams trying to get those last two spots in the AFC. Keep an eye out for those long shot teams, nothing more dangerous than Aaron Rodgers against the ropes

32.     15578552015        Cleveland Browns

Record: 0-12
Last Week: 32

Bye week for the Browns, so far this is the most positive week they have had this season.

31.     17994552009        San Francisco 49ers

Record: 1-11
Last Week: 31

The 49ers have now extended a franchise record, worst start at 1-11. Kaep was benched after an abysmal three and a half quarters, going 1/5 for just four yards. Which if you’re thinking to yourself, “How is that even possible?” I still can’t answer that for you. Blame the weather, blame the team, blame the opponents, blame whatever you want.

30.     15988562013        Jacksonville Jaguars

Record: 2-10
Last Week: 29

Blake Bortles was supposed to be the future of Jacksonville, but since his drafting in 2014, his career more so resembles that of Uncle Rico rather than an NFL quarterback. Since 2014 he has a TD-Int ratio of 66-50 and has more career pick-sixes (11) than he does wins (10). The team around him isn’t the worst, but this leads me to ask the question, what is it with Blake Bortles?

29.     364        Chicago Bears    

Record: 3-9
Last Week: 30

Matt Barkley lead the Bears to their first win since the Cubs were crowned Champions of Baseball. John Fox must have put his receivers through catching drills after last week, because after a couple drops at the beginning of the game, their receivers were on point. The slush both teams were playing in was less than ideal, but the Bears’ defense stepped their game up and caused Colin Kaepernick to put forth the worst game of his career.

28.     v7tehkwthrwefgounvi7znf5k       New York Jets

Record: 3-9
Last Week: 28

Just.

Endure.

The.

Suffering.

27.     f1wggq2k8ql88fe33jzhw641u        Carolina Panthers

Record: 4-8
Last Week: 27

Carolina looked disheveled all game in Seattle, their offense started the game with an interception after Cam was benched for disobeying the team dress code. Without Luke Kuechly the defense isn’t nearly as strong against the run and they don’t have the fearless leader. The Panthers are having a rough go at it this year and a playoff run does not seem to be in the cards.

26.     594153172016       Los Angeles Rams

Record: 4-8
Last Week: 26

Just when Ram fans thought they were done with Jeff Fisher he gets another year with the team. Even Eric Dickerson wants nothing to do with this team right now. The Rams have lost 7 of their last 8 games and their last 2 games, they have been outscored by 44 points combined. 

25.     907        New Orleans Saints

Record: 5-7
Last Week: 23

The Saints’ defense showed up this week, but it wasn’t enough to stop the hottest QB in football right now. The Saints were able to come away with 3 interceptions, but the offense couldn’t get anything going all day. For the first time in 61 games, Drew Brees didn’t throw a touchdown pass at home and posted a sub 99 passer rating for the first time in 2 months.