NFL Week 13 Power Rankings

NFL Week 13 Power Rankings: Thanksgiving Dinner

Leftovers on deck. Breaking down the NFL into tiers based on our favorite (or not so favorite) Thanksgiving Dishes. Teams that have been eliminated from playoff contention are now in the Race for the 1st Pick Section after the NFL Week 13 Power Rankings.

Cranberry Sauce

These teams lack all internal integrity.

29. Chicago Bears (3-8) [LW: 28]

  • Week 12: L 3-31 at PHI
  • Week 13: vs SF (SUN)
  • Quote: “Frankly, I don’t give a rip,” – Bears HC John Fox after being asked about his job security after Sunday’s loss.

28. Indianapolis Colts (3-8) [LW: 29]

  • Week 12: L 16-20 vs TEN
  • Week 13: at JAX (SUN)
  • Quote:

27. Denver Broncos (3-8) [LW:27]

  • Week 12: L 14-21 at OAK
  • Week 13: at MIA (SUN)
  • Quote: “It obviously hurt us down the stretch, and I told our guys, ‘If we can defuse those things, we have to defuse them.’ We can’t fall into the trap of getting into a fight that ends up losing one of our best players. We can’t do it. It’s unacceptable.” – Broncos HC Vance Joesph

26. Miami Dolphins (4-7) [LW: 25]

  • Week 12: L 17-35 at NE
  • Week 13: vs DEN (SUN)
  • Quote: “We’re going to focus on winning one game right now.” – Dolphins HC Adam Gase

25. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-7) [LW: 24]

  • Week 12: L 20-34 at ATL
  • Week 13: at GB (SUN)
  • Quote: “We definitely have some injury issues this week. This was a very physical game and we had, as you mentioned, I think we had three offensive linemen that left the game and then came back in. We have seven O-linemen up [and] all seven of them played in the game. There is still testing going on right now, so as I say up here every week, over today and tomorrow that will all get figured out. But yeah, this is the most banged up that we’ve been after a game. We’re going to have a couple other guys this week.” – Bucs HC Dirk Koetter on Tampa’s mounting injuries

24. Arizona Cardinals (5-6) [LW: 26]

  • Week 12: W 27-24 vs JAX
  • Week 13: vs LAR (SUN)
  • Quote: “The way he’s playing right now I’d be very, very comfortable,” – Cardinals HC Bruce Arians on QB Blaine Gabbert. When asked if Gabbert could be the Cardinals 2018 QB: “Oh yeah, I think it’s a possibility,” Arians added.

23. Houston Texans (4-7) [LW: 22]

  • Week 12: L 16-23 at BAL
  • Week 13: at TEN (SUN)
  • Quote: “No, not right now,” Bill O’Brien said when asked if he’s considering a change under center. “It has to get corrected,” O’Brien said of Tom Savage’s turnovers. “If not, we’ll have to go in a different direction.”

22. Green Bay Packers (5-6) [LW: 21]

  • Week 12: L 28-31 at PIT
  • Week 13: vs TB (SUN)
  • Quote: “We had a mark for going north and south,” Mike McCarthy said of the limits for which Mason Crosby had hit in pregame practice. “That was right on the fringe. I obviously have a lot of faith and trust in Mason.” Crosby missed a crucial 57-yard FG in the Packers loss to the Steelers Sunday Night.


These guys still have a decent shot at the playoff’s but are nothing more than fillers at this point.

21. Cincinnati Bengals (5-6) [LW: 23]

  • Week 12: W 30-16 vs CLE
  • Week 13: vs PIT (MON)
  • Quote: “Going back and reviewing the football game yesterday, the positives were that the offense took care of the football, which was a key element in the game. We didn’t get any takeaways but were able to control field position all but once, which was good. We did allow the 90-yard drive, but for the most part, we were able to maintain field position.” – Bengals HC Marvin Lewis

20. New York Jets (4-7) [LW: 18]

  • Week 12: L 27-35 vs CAR
  • Week 13: vs KC (SUN)
  • Quote: “The fourth quarter has been a problem all year,” Jets HC Todd Bowles said after the loss. “Obviously, we lose our patience. Everybody is trying to make a play individually and we don’t play team football in the fourth quarter. We gave away the football [game].”

19. Dallas Cowboys (5-6) [LW: 14]

  • Week 12: L 6-28 vs LAC (THUR)
  • Week 13: vs WAS (THUR)
  • Quote: “The last thing I’m doing is pointing a finger and saying, `We need this guy, we need that to happen. I’m going to say we’ve just got to figure out what’s going on and get out of this slump.” – Dallas QB Dak Prescott

18. Oakland Raiders (5-6) [LW: 20]

  • Week 12: W 21-14 vs DEN
  • Week 13: vs NYG (SUN)
  • Quote: “They came up with some big plays in the game,” said Raiders coach Jack Del Rio about the receiving corps after Michael Crabtree got ejected and Amari Cooper got injured. “Johnny got deep again, did a nice job throughout the day. Also on special teams, did a nice job for us. Cordarrelle came up with some big moments in the game. All in all, it was a solid, solid job of filling in and executing with your two main guys out.”

17. Buffalo Bills (6-5) [LW: 19]

  • Week 12: W 16-10 at KC
  • Week 13: vs NE (SUN)
  • Quote: “This league’s going to try to move you in a lot of different directions. Who can stay focused, who can stay together the longest through adversity, that’s who wins. We just try and stay focused on that process.” – Bills HC Sean McDermott

16. Washington Redskins (5-6) [LW: 17]

  • Week 12: W 20-10 vs NYG
  • Week 13: at DAL (THUR)
  • Quote: “Two years ago, I’m a first-year starter playing with very experienced receivers, Pro Bowl-type receivers, and that’s a different dynamic than being now in my third year starting and working with younger players,” Redskins QB Kirk Cousins said. “I enjoy that opportunity to communicate and lead and teach and share experience. It’s hard to help coach on the field if you haven’t been there before and learned from already having been out there. I’m just going to draw on my previous experiences as a young player and try to impart that to the guys around me – if they need it. A lot of them don’t, but I’ll speak up when necessary and enjoy that opportunity and that part of quarterbacking.”

15. Baltimore Ravens (6-5) [LW: 15]

  • Week 12: W 23-16 vs HOU
  • Week 13: vs DET (SUN)
  • Quote: “Terrell Suggs, I mean, he’s Ponce de Leon — you should put that on the back of his jersey — he has found the Fountain of Youth,” – Ravens HC John Harbaugh

14. Detroit Lions (6-5) [LW:12]

  • Week 12: L 23-30 vs MIN
  • Week 13: at BAL (SUN)
  • Quote: “We’re still in good position. We’ve got three division wins. We got a few losses in our division but we still got a lot of football. A lot of football to play and a lot of things can happen in six weeks. We can’t get down on ourselves. How many points did they win by? Seven. That’s all right, man. We just got to regroup for Baltimore and get back on a run, start winning games and let the chips fall where they may, you know.” – Lions DT Akeem Spence

Green Bean Casserole

Always an underrated favorite, but not quite ready to knock Ham or Turkey off the top.

13. Los Angeles Chargers (5-6) [LW: 16]

  • Week 12: W 28-6 at DAL
  • Week 13: vs CLE (SUN)
  • Quote: “We’re bringing in some kickers (Tuesday). We’ll work some people out and if Nick is better at the end of the week, then we’ll probably go with Nick.  If he’s not, we have to look at other options…. Having two kickers on the roster, I would not count that out.  We need an insurance policy.  What happened last week, I don’t want that to happen again.” – Chargers HC Anthony Lynn on the team’s kicking woes

12. Kansas City Chiefs (6-5) [LW: 10]

  • Week 12: L 10-16 vs BUF
  • Week 13: at NYJ (SUN)
  • Quote: “Alex is my guy.” – Andy Reid when asked if a QB change was in the Chiefs cards

11. Tennessee Titans (7-4) [LW:13]

  • Week 12: W 20-16 at IND
  • Week 13: vs HOU (SUN)
  • Quote: “Did I look like I was running angry?” Titans RB Derrick Henry said in the locker room after the game. “I was just trying to make plays. We were down. I knew we had to score. I told the guys in the huddle: ‘Everybody do their job. Everybody do their job, and we’ll make something happen,'” Henry said. “And that’s what we did.”

10. Jacksonville Jaguars (7-4) [LW: 8]

  • Week 12: L 24-27 at ARI
  • Week 13: vs IND (SUN)
  • Quote: “At the end of the game I’ve got to do a better job. I should have run the ball and ran the clock out and went to overtime. That’s my fault.” – Jags HC Doug Marrone

9.  Seattle Seahawks (7-4) [LW: 11]

  • Week 12: W 24-13 at SF
  • Week 13: vs PHI (SUN)
  • Quote: “We are just gathering information and fortunately we got a win and we will keep going. There is a lot of football left and we are hoping that we can continue to find the very best of it and be really effective, so we will see what happens.” – Seahawks HC Pete Carroll on mid-season roster adjustments

8. Atlanta Falcons (7-4) [LW: 9]

  • Week 12: W 34-20 vs TB
  • Week 13: vs MIN (SUN)
  • Quote: “That’s not something that we just put in this week. It’s been something that we’ve had not just this season, but we’ve had it up last season as well. Sometimes you’re just waiting for a look that could happen. I’ve got to tell you, I wasn’t confident in it when I saw him bobble the snap, but I knew when he ripped it down the field, we’d have a chance at it. He’s a really good athlete. He can throw it, he can punt it, he can kick it. He can damn sure catch it, but for today, I thought there were some good third-down conversions by him. That connection from Mo to Julio, we were excited for that one.” – Falcons HC Dan Quinn on the Mohammed Sanu TD pass to Julio Jones


Not quite the Turkey, but almost ready to contend for the title.

7. Carolina Panthers (8-3) [LW: 6]

  • Week 12: W 35-27 at NYJ
  • Week 13: at NO (SUN)
  • Quote: “I think that’s possibly why a few of the balls sailed a little bit on him. There were a lot of good decisions being made, obviously. But unfortunately the ball wasn’t delivered or we didn’t make the catch. And we had some opportunities, as well.” – Panthers HC Ron Rivera on Cam Newton’s thumb soreness

6. New Orleans Saints (8-3) [LW: 4]

  • Week 12: L 20-26 at LA
  • Week 13: vs CAR (SUN)
  • Quote: “That was not good. We just couldn’t get into a rhythm.” – Saints QB Drew Brees

5. Los Angeles Rams (8-3) [LW: 7]

  • Week 12: W 26-20 vs NO
  • Week 13: at ARI (SUN)
  • Quote: “We scored 26 and felt like we could’ve scored much more than that if we would’ve finished up some drives.” – Rams QB Jared Goff

4. Pittsburgh Steelers (9-2) [LW: 5]

  • Week 12: W 31-28 vs GB
  • Week 13: at CIN (MON)
  • Quote: “Oh, we can win it all. We should win it all. I think that’s my mentality. I think that’s their mentality. But I’m less concerned about that and more concerned about what are the things that we’re going to do along the way to make that happen.” – Steelers HC Mike Tomlin

3. Minnesota Vikings (9-2) [LW: 3]

  • Week 12: W 30-23 at DET
  • Week 13: at ATL (SUN)
  • Quote: 


The pound-for-pound title contenders.

2. New England Patriots (9-2) [LW:2]

  • Week 12: W 35-17 vs MIA
  • Week 13: at BUF (SUN)
  • Quote: “I think I always heard that from my dad. I always heard that from the Navy teams and their preparation. My coaches and that’s — I just grew up that way. I don’t really know any other way. You control what you can control. The only thing that we can control is this week. We can’t control last week and we can’t control next week. Eventually, we can, but we can’t really do anything about it now. This week is this week. Today is today. We do what we can do with what is right immediately in front of us and do the best we can and when that is over we’ll move on to the next opportunity.” – Pats HC Bill Belichick on taking the season one game at a time

1. Philadelphia Eagles (10-1) [LW:1]

  • Week 12: W 31-3 vs CHI
  • Week 13: at SEA (SUN)
  • Quote: “My favorite player right now is Carson Wentz.” – NBA Cleveland Cavaliers Forward LeBron James

The Race for the #1 Pick

  1. Cleveland Browns (0-11)
  2. San Francisco 49ers (1-10)
  3. New York Giants (2-9)

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