Week 13 NFL power rankings were shaken up on Sunday night when the New England Patriots stunned the Denver Broncos by the score of 34-31 in overtime.
Here are updated rankings, which were rearranged by that upset and more.
|Week 13 NFL Standings|
|AFC East||AFC North||AFC South||AFC West|
|NE (8-3)||CIN (7-4)||IND (7-4)||DEN (9-2)|
|NYJ (5-6)||PIT (5-6)||TEN (5-6)||KC (9-2)|
|MIA (4-6)||BAL (5-6)||JAC (2-9)||SD (5-6)|
|BUF (4-7)||CLE (4-7)||HOU (2-9)||OAK (4-7)|
|NFC East||NFC North||NFC South||NFC West|
|DAL (6-5)||DET (6-5)||NO (9-2)||SEA (10-1)|
|PHI (6-5)||CHI (6-5)||CAR (8-3)||SF (6-4)|
|NYG (4-7)||GB (5-5-1)||TB (3-8)||ARI (7-4)|
|WAS (3-7)||MIN (2-8-1)||ATL (2-9)||STL (5-6)|
32. Houston Texans (2-9)
Nine straight losses and the Texans are officially in the running for Teddy Bridgewater.
31. Atlanta Falcons (2-9)
With three more losses, Atlanta will have lost as many regular-season games in 2013 as it had the previous three years combined. It's already matched its loss total for the past two.
30. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-9)
Jacksonville's opponents have outscored it by a league-worst 182 points this season. Two wins in its last three games, though, have saved face.
29. Minnesota Vikings (2-8-1)
Few teams are incompetent enough to blow a 23-7 fourth-quarter lead. Minnesota is one of them, doing just that against the Packers on Sunday, which led to a 26-26 tie.
28. Washington Redskins (3-7)
Washington will ride back-to-back losses into its Monday night showdown with the 49ers. However, at home—where the Redskins have a two-game winning streak—they could turn their season around.
27. Oakland Raiders (4-7)
Oakland has lost three of its last four games, its lone win coming against the Texans. Despite missing the last two, Terrelle Pryor still leads the team in rushing.
26. Buffalo Bills (4-7)
Buffalo can skyrocket up or plummet down the rankings over the next three weeks. Its opponents over that stretch have a combined seven wins.
25. Cleveland Browns (4-7)
Back-to-back losses removed the Browns from AFC North contention and sat them down where they're more comfortable—in last.
24. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-8)
Mike Glennon didn't care that Buccaneers fans wanted Bridgewater. He didn't, and he's led once-winless Tampa Bay to three straight wins.
23. New York Giants (4-7)
Dallas ended the Giants' four-game winning streak on Sunday via a three-point heartbreaker. Three of New York's next four are on the road, and its home game is against the Seahawks.
22. New York Jets (5-6)
Only the Jaguars have been outscored by more points this season than the Jets. That's a testament to the New York coaching staff's ability to win with little, but it's also a testament to just how little potential the Jets have.
21. Tennessee Titans (5-6)
Tennessee would make the playoffs if they started today, but its next three games are against the Colts, Broncos and Cardinals. When the Titans ultimately miss the postseason, they'll look back at their loss to the Jaguars as what cost them.
20. Miami Dolphins (5-6)
A victory over the Panthers would've given the Dolphins three wins in the last four weeks, but Miami coughed up a 16-3 lead. Now, instead of leading the race for the second AFC Wild Card spot, the Dolphins are tied with four other teams.
19. St. Louis Rams (5-6)
18. Baltimore Ravens (5-6)
Baltimore has won two of its past three games, but four of its final five opponents are ranked ahead of it in these power rankings.
17. Green Bay Packers (5-5-1)
Coming back from a 16-point fourth-quarter deficit to force a tie is typically a moral victory. When a previously 5-2 team loses three straight games and then must force a tie against a two-win team, though, it isn't.
16. Chicago Bears (6-5)
Chicago has lost every other game since Week 5. Simply maintaining that trend would earn the Bears a playoff berth most years in the NFC, but they could need to win four out of their final five this season.
15. San Diego Chargers (5-6)
Philip Rivers came up huge in a must-win game against the Chiefs to end a three-game losing skid. With three out of the Chargers' last five games coming against teams with winning records, they must continue to pull upsets.
14. Detroit Lions (6-5)
Back-to-back losses have dropped the Lions from borderline great status down to mediocre. Only one team remaining on their schedule has a winning record, but a losing record didn't stop the Steelers and Buccaneers from topping them.
13. Pittsburgh Steelers (5-6)
Pittsburgh has now won three straight games and five of its last seven. It should now be the favorite to claim the AFC's sixth playoff spot.
12. Dallas Cowboys (6-5)
Dallas is undefeated in the NFC East, which could be all it needs to win the division title. The final two opponents this season will be the Redskins and Eagles.
11. Philadelphia Eagles (6-5)
Week 17 could ultimately be the NFC East championship. Philadelphia has won three straight games, but four of its final five are against teams with winning records.
10. Indianapolis Colts (7-4)
Since shocking the Broncos, Indianapolis has been outscored by 53 points. A letdown against the Titans next week could prove to be detrimental with games at Cincinnati and Kansas City waiting in the wings.
9. Cincinnati Bengals (7-4)
Cincinnati is undefeated at home but just 2-4 away. The Bengals will make the playoffs if they maintain their current trend, but they won't last long in the postseason.
8. Arizona Cardinals (7-4)
Arizona has won four straight games, and its only losses since Week 3 have come against teams in the top seven of these power rankings. The Cardinals look like a favorite to make the playoffs, but they lack the firepower to last.
7. San Francisco 49ers (6-4)
Aside from another date with the NFL's best team, San Francisco's brutal schedule will soften up down the final stretch. Expect the 49ers to reestablish themselves as one of the NFC's elite.
6. Kansas City Chiefs (9-2)
Unless the Chiefs upset the Broncos, they'll enter Week 14 on a three-game losing streak. Kansas City has proved that it's good, but it'll need to bounce back with a vengeance to prove that it's great.
5. New Orleans Saints (9-2)
Three out of the Saints' next four games are against the Seahawks and Panthers. New Orleans has the ability over that stretch to establish itself as a legitimate Super Bowl contender or prove that it's a pretender.
4. New England Patriots (8-3)
New England erased a 24-0 halftime deficit against the Broncos to come back and win in overtime. It's safe to say that the Patriots offense is back to its explosive self.
3. Carolina Panthers (8-3)
Carolina tacked on another triumph to the longest winning streak in the NFL, pulling ahead of the Dolphins in the final seconds. The NFC South crown is the Panthers' for the taking.
2. Denver Broncos (9-2)
Four turnovers played a role in the Broncos choking away their three-score lead, as did Peyton Manning playing his worst game of the season. However, a three-point loss in overtime isn't enough to remove them as AFC favorites after the dominant start that they've had.
1. Seattle Seahawks (10-1)
Denver's loss shifts the label of early Super Bowl favorite to the Seahawks. Their reign will instantly be tested with back-to-back games against the Saints and 49ers.
David Daniels is a breaking news writer at Bleacher Report and news editor at Wade-O Radio.
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