Week 11 ended with a bang as the Los Angeles Rams and the Kansas City Chiefs had a heavyweight battle on Monday night. Many think that this game was a preview of a potential Super Bowl matchup. Regardless of what they think, there is a new number one on our list.
The New Orleans Saints have been a team to watch all season and after their complete annihilation of Philly, they clearly are the most complete team in 2018. So they should be the team that the Rams need to watch because that could be the potential NFC Championship game.
The Chiefs and the New England Patriots are the teams to watch in the AFC, however, the Pittsburgh Steelers have silently dominated their way back into the conversation. It will be interesting to see who grinds it out for home-field advantage in both conferences.
Week 12 will bring NFL fan three game on Thanksgiving that could have some good implications surrounding them.
So without further adieu, here are our Week 12 NFL rankings:
- Los Angeles Rams (10-1) – The Rams defense still has many issue to address although this unit did just enough to stop the Chiefs. They returned two fumbles for touchdowns and also took back a pick-six.
- New Orleans Saints (9-1) – Drew Brees is making a strong case for the league MVP award. He torched the Eagles for four touchdowns and 363 yards.
- Kansas City Chiefs (9-2) – Patrick Mahomes had a ridiculous night that was overshadowed by some costly turnovers. Without any of those turnovers, the Chiefs could have easily cruised to a victory.
- Pittsburgh Steelers (7-2-1) – Ben Roethlisberger led the Steelers down the field to get the win right before regulation ended. With that, Big Ben passed John Elway on the all-time game-winning drives list.
The BEST RUNS from Week 11! pic.twitter.com/fxoxvmT6Pj
— NFL (@NFL) November 21, 2018
5. New England Patriots (7-3) – The Patriots are coming off a Bye Week and get to face a struggling Jets team.
6. Chicago Bears (3-3) – Defense. The Bears defense is easily one of the best in the league and put an exclamation point on it Sunday. Khalil Mack continues to be a one man wrecking crew, but he is also surround by a talented, deep defensive roster.
7. Los Angeles Chargers (7-3) – The Chargers were on their way to another win but they couldn’t hold off the Broncos. Keenan Allen had strong emotions after the game and said Denver ‘sucks’. Well after this game, it was clearly Los Angeles that sucked on this particular day.
8. Houston Texans (7-3) – The Texans didn’t play a particularly great game, but they did just enough to get the win. The play of the game for them was Justin Reid’s 101 yard pick-six.
9. Minnesota Vikings (5-4-1) – The Vikings decided to show up late in Sunday’s game against the Bears. In the end, it shows that this team may have been better if they kept Case Keenum and that extra cash.
10. Carolina Panthers (6-4) – The Panthers gambled on a 2-point conversion with 1:07 remaining in the game and it failed. If Carolina would have kicked the point after, we might be talking about a huge overtime win and not Ron Riviera’s coaching blunder.
11. Indianapolis Colts (5-5) – The Colts cruised to a huge win over their division rival the Titans. Andrew Luck was in form and tossed three touchdowns while the run game remained effective.
12. Seattle Seahawks (5-5) – The Seahawks were able to pull off the upset against the visiting Packers. Russell Wilson was able to orchestrate a great drive to put Seattle up for good with 5:08 remaining.
13. Dallas Cowboys (5-5) – Brett Maher missed an extra point earlier in the game that would have put more pressure on Atlanta. With the game tied and almost no time left, Maher kicked the game winning field goal to bring the Cowboys to .500 on the season and in the conversation for the NFC East title.
14. Baltimore Ravens (5-5) – Lamar Jackson was amazing on the ground and decent enough through the air. He led the Ravens to a nice win over the Bengals and could have cemented Joe Flacco’s departure.
15. Green Bay Packers (4-5-1) – The first half of the game went very well for the Packers. By the end of the it, they found themselves walking into the locker room with a heartbreaking loss.
16. Washington Redskins (6-4) – Alex Smith suffered a gruesome broken leg that was reminiscent of Joe Theismann. With his broken leg, the Redskins season may be in danger as they watched their NFC East lead drop to one game.
17. Cincinnati Bengals (5-5) – The Bengals couldn’t take advantage of the rookie quarterback for the Ravens and dropped yet another tough game. Cincinnati needs some wins as the Steelers AFC North lead continues to grow.
18. Tennessee Titans (5-5) – The Titans could have made a statement with a win in Indianapolis but failed. Instead the Colts and Tennessee both own a 5-5 record and sit two game back from the Texans.
19. Atlanta Falcons (4-6) – The Falcons suffered another hard loss and it seems like their playoff hopes are dashed. Matt Ryan and company will need to play huge in the remainder of the season.
20. Denver Broncos (4-6) – A last second field goal by Brandon McManus saved the Broncos. More important than that is the fact that Case Keenum was able to orchestrate a beautiful drive to put Denver in a position to pull off the win and possibly save their season.
21. Philadelphia Eagles (4-6) – The Eagles really needed a win. They still have an opportunity to win the NFC East, but getting hammered by the Saints shows that this team is not the same as last year and that injuries have dampened their hopes.
The 15 BEST plays from Week 11! 🏈🏈🏈 pic.twitter.com/M3Ch5a0gKp
— NFL (@NFL) November 20, 2018
22. Cleveland Browns (3-6-1) – The Browns got some rest Week 11. Week 12 bring more opportunity for this surprising Cleveland team.
23. Miami Dolphins (5-5) – Miami was another squad that got rest in Week 11. Can they improve and get back to early season form?
24. Detroit Lions (4-6) – The Lions had a great defensive stand to stop the Panthers late 2-point conversion attempt. However, there is still plenty of concern in Detroit about many areas of this team.
25. Jacksonville Jaguars (3-7) – The Jaguars season just keeps getting worse and worse. At this point, they may consider breaking down the roster in the offseason and starting up again.
26. New York Giants (3-7) – Eli Manning has been the target of ridicule for almost all of the 2018 season. Well he has been on fire the past two games and has led the Giants to consecutive victories.
27. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-7) – The Bucs started off slow which hurt them in the end. Both Ryan Fitzpatrick and Jameis Winston combined for four interceptions.
28. Buffalo Bills (3-7) – Even though the Bills have been far from stellar, they have been a team that can pull off an upset out of nowhere.
30. San Francisco 49ers (2-8) – Nick Mullens suffered a heartbreaking loss to the Giants in Week 10. He got to regroup in his bye week and will get his chance of redemption in Week 12.
31. Oakland Raiders (2-8) – It took a 35-yard field goal at the end of regulation for the Raiders to get their second win in 2018. However, they got the win against a poor unit in Arizona.
32. Arizona Cardinals (2-8) – The Cardinals were seconds away from winning their third game of the season, but the Raiders spoiled it. Arizona did miss out on some opportunities and could have won the game.
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