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NFL Power Rankings Week 11: How Close Did Michael Vick Get the Eagles to No. 1?

Daniel WolfSenior Writer INovember 16, 2010

NFL Power Rankings Week 11: How Close Did Michael Vick Get the Eagles to No. 1?

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    As NFL power rankings for Week 11 go up, this 2010 regular season continues to surprise and shock fans and experts across the land week in and week out.

    Michael Vick...wow.

    He has to be in the MVP conversation after his Monday night performance.

    Anyway, and without delay, I am Daniel Wolf, Bleacher Report's NFL featured content coordinator, and here are my updated rankings for all 32 NFL teams.

     

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32. Buffalo Bills (1-8)

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    Last week: Won 14-12 over the Lions.

    Last week's ranking: 32

    The Bills finally get in the win column. They need to show more though, to move out of the last spot.

     

    Next week: at Bengals

31. Carolina Panthers (1-8)

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    Last week: Lost 31-16 to the Buccaneers.

    Last week's ranking: 30

    Jimmy Clausen is showing promise, though he still looks like a rookie.

     

    Next week: vs. Ravens

30. Cincinnati Bengals (2-7)

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    Last week: Lost 23-17 to the Colts.

    Last week's ranking: 28

    Chad Ochocinco showed up on Sunday and had a better game than Terrell Owens.

     

    Next week: vs. Bills

     

29. Detroit Lions (2-7)

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    Last week: Lost 14-12 to the Bills.

    Last week's ranking: 26

    Quarterback Shaun Hill is a good backup to Matthew Stafford.

     

    Next week: at Cowboys

28. Dallas Cowboys (2-7)

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    Last week: Won 33-20 over the Giants.

    Last week's ranking: 31

    Wide receiver Dez Bryant is indeed a playmaker for the 'Boys, as seen on Sunday.

     

    Next week: vs. Lions

27. Arizona Cardinals (3-6)

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    Last week: Lost 36-18 to the Seahawks.

    Last week's ranking: 25

    Is Derek Anderson the Cards' quarterback of the future? Tough to say.

     

    Next week: at Chiefs

26. Denver Broncos (3-6)

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    Last week: Won 49-29 over the Chiefs.

    Last week's ranking: 29

    Tim Tebow plays and throws for a touchdown and runs for one, too. But the end-of-the game handshake (or lack thereof) is the big headline.

     

    Next week: at Chargers

25. San Francisco 49ers (3-6)

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    Last week: Won 23-20 over the Rams.

    Last week's ranking: 27

    Quarterback Troy Smith helps bring out the big plays for the Niners and he looks to have secured his spot as the starter.

     

    Next week: vs. Buccaneers

24. Minnesota Vikings (3-6)

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    Last week: Lost 27-13 to the Bears.

    Last week's ranking: 24

    The Vikings really need wide receiver Sidney Rice back on offense and 100 percent healthy.

     

    Next week: vs. Packers

23. St. Louis Rams (4-5)

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    Last week: Lost 23-20 to the 49ers.

    Last week's ranking: 21

    No matter what the win-loss record is, the Rams and their fans have to be happy with rookie quarterback Sam Bradford and the fact that he is, indeed, their future.

     

    Next week: vs. Falcons

22. San Diego Chargers (4-5)

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    Last week: BYE

    Last week's ranking: 23

    After a week off, will rookie running back Ryan Mathews finally have a huge breakout game?

     

    Next week: vs. Broncos

21. Cleveland Browns (3-6)

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    Last week: Lost 26-20 to the Jets.

    Last week's ranking: 19

    Rookie quarterback Colt McCoy cemented himself in the Browns' future after his end-of-the-fourth-quarter drive against a top-tier defense. He tied the game with a touchdown pass to take the game into overtime.

    The team's competitiveness against the NFL's top teams the past four weeks keeps the Browns as the best of the 3-6 teams this week.

     

    Next week: at Jaguars

20. Washington Redskins (4-5)

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    Last week: Lost 59-28 to the Eagles.

    Last week's rankings: 20

    Donovan McNabb gets more money for another five years, but Michael Vick gets his revenge on the team that bruised his ribs.

     

    Next week: at Titans

19. Houston Texans (4-5)

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    Last week: Lost 31-24 to the Jaguars.

    Last week's ranking: 15

    The wheels have apparently fallen off for head coach Gary Kubiak and the Texans.

     

    Next week: at Jets

18. Jacksonville Jaguars (5-4)

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    Last week: Won 31-24 over the Texans.

    Last week's ranking: 22

    Mike Thomas got an early holiday gift by being on the receiving end of that miraculous Hail Mary at the end of Sunday's game.

     

    Next week: vs. Browns

17. Oakland Raiders (5-4)

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    Last week: BYE

    Last week's ranking: 20

    Head coach Tom Cable has the Raiders in a first-place tie with the Chiefs coming off of their bye.

     

    Next week: at Steelers

16. Seattle Seahawks (5-4)

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    Last week: Won 36-18 over the Cardinals.

    Last week's ranking: 17

    Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck looked like a younger version of himself, throwing for over 300 yards on Sunday.

     

    Next week: at Saints

15. Tennessee Titans (5-4)

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    Last week: Lost 29-17 to the Dolphins.

    Last week's ranking: 12

    Perhaps Randy Moss will have a bigger impact in his next game.

     

    Next week: vs. Redskins

14. Miami Dolphins (5-4)

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    Last week: Won 29-17 over the Titans.

    Last week's ranking: 16

    Poor Chad Pennington. What a terrible thing to happen to such a classy player and guy.

     

    Next week: vs. Bears

13. Kansas City Chiefs (5-4)

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    Last week: Lost 49-29 to the Broncos.

    Last week's ranking: 11

    Handshake? Or no handshake?

     

    Next week: vs. Cardinals

12. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-3)

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    Last week: Won 31-16 over the Panthers.

    Last week's ranking: 13

    It is good to see rookie running back LaGarrette Blount taking advantage of his opportunities in Tampa.

     

    Next week: at 49ers

11. Chicago Bears (6-3)

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    Last week: Won 27-13 over the Vikings.

    Last week's ranking: 14

    Despite his nine interceptions for the season, quarterback Jay Cutler has his team playing winning football.

     

    Next week: at Dolphins

10. Green Bay Packers (6-3)

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    Last week: BYE

    Last week's ranking: 10

    After a week's rest, the Aaron Rodgers air show is set to be back on display in Week 11.

     

    Next week: at Vikings

9. Baltimore Ravens (6-3)

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    Last week: Lost 26-21 to the Falcons.

    Last week's ranking: 5

    Even with three Joe Flacco touchdowns, the Ravens could not beat the Falcons on Thursday Night Football.

     

    Next week: at Panthers

8. Pittsburgh Steelers (6-3)

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    Last week: Lost 39-26 to the Patriots.

    Last week's ranking: 3

    Second-year wide receiver Mike Wallace is averaging a ridiculous 21.4 yards per catch this season. Of his 30 total receptions, 14 are for 20-plus yards and five are for 40-plus yards.

     

    Next week: vs. Raiders

7. New York Giants (6-3)

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    Last week: Lost 33-20 to the Cowboys.

    Last week's ranking: 1

    Hopefully the Giants defense is ready to face the one called Vick in an NFC East showdown.

     

    Next week: at Eagles

6. Philadelphia Eagles (6-3)

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    Last week: Won 59-28 over the Redskins.

    Last week's ranking: 8

    On Monday Night Football, Michael Vick put up the third-most fantasy football points ever. That alone shoots the Eagles up the ranking. If Vick continues this type of play, then he is literally unstoppable.

     

    Next week: vs. Giants

5. Indianapolis Colts (6-3)

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    Last week: Won 23-17 over the Bengals.

    Last week's ranking: 9

    Peyton Manning can turn no-name offensive players into somebodies, just like how legendary head coach Mike Shanahan can do the same with no-name running backs.

     

    Next week: at Patriots

4. New Orleans Saints (6-3)

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    Last week: BYE

    Last week's ranking: 6

    The Saints are well-rested and ready to explode (like circa 2009) after their bye week.

     

    Next week: vs. Seahawks

3. New England Patriots (7-2)

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    Last week: Won 39-26 over the Steelers.

    Last week's ranking: 7

    Tom Brady and company recovered from their hiccup against the Browns to pound the Steelers into the ground.

     

    Next week: vs. Colts

2. New York Jets (7-2)

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    Last week: Won 26-20 over the Browns.

    Last week's ranking: 2

    Jets squeaked by in overtime for the second week in a row, but Mark Sanchez played with a lot of heart, enduring a visibly painful calf injury to get a tough win on the road in front of the Dawg Pound.

     

    Next week: vs. Texans

1. Atlanta Falcons (7-2)

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    Last week: Won 26-21 over the Ravens.

    Last week's ranking: 4

    Third-year quarterback Matt Ryan looks more like a 10-year veteran behind center. He gets his team to the top spot this week.

     

    Next week: at Rams

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