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NFL Power Rankings Week 13 | What Are the Latest Team Power Rankings 2021

Posted: Nov 30, 2021Last updated: Nov 30, 2021

Week 12 was one of the weirder weeks in the NFL. We had several blowouts, a few big upsets, and lots of sloppy football. But how does that impact our NFL power rankings going into Week 13? Let’s rank them from 32-1 to find out.

All playoff lines and odds are courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook and are current as of Tuesday, November 30 at 10:00 a.m. ET.

NFL Power Rankings for Week 13

32. Detroit Lions (0-10-1) ↔️

  • Playoffs Odds: N/A
  • Super Bowl Odds: +1000000

The Lions are really close to winning a game, but they just can’t seem to do it. Once again, they lost on a last-second field goal despite leading for most of their game against the Bears on Thanksgiving.

Dan Campbell has his team playing hard, but they just aren’t talented enough to win these close contests.

31. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-9) ⬇️ 1

  • Playoffs Odds: N/A
  • Super Bowl Odds: +500000

Trevor Lawrence had another mediocre game in Week 12, completing just 55% of his passes and averaging only 5.4 yards per pass attempt against Atlanta. In his last five games, he’s averaging under five yards per attempt and his passer rating is just 68.6.

Everything Jacksonville does this offseason should be dedicated to making Lawrence more comfortable and a better passer.


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30. Houston Texans (2-9) ⬇️ 1

  • Playoffs Odds: N/A
  • Super Bowl Odds: +500000

The Texans lost to the Jets in Week 12, but they’ve been far more competent with Tyrod Taylor back under center. Houston still has a long way to go in their rebuild, but Taylor and Brandin Cooks have been among their few bright spots in 2021.

29. New York Jets (3-8) ⬆️ 2

  • Playoffs Odds: N/A
  • Super Bowl Odds: +500000

Zach Wilson returned to the lineup after an extended absence and did not play great against the Texans, but the Jets were able to rally and lean on their defense to win. If Wilson can improve and play better over the next month, New York will have a lot to be excited about heading into the offseason.

28. Atlanta Falcons (5-6) ↔️

  • Playoffs Odds: +650
  • Super Bowl Odds: +50000

The emergence of Cordarrelle Patterson continues to be one of the most fun storylines in the NFL. On Sunday, he led Atlanta to a 21-14 victory over Jacksonville with 135 scrimmage yards and two touchdowns. He’s been one of the league’s most dynamic running backs and is on pace to total over 1,400 yards from scrimmage.

27. Carolina Panthers (5-7) ⬇️ 3

  • Playoffs Odds: N/A
  • Super Bowl Odds: +50000

Carolina gave Cam Newton a deal that could be worth up to $10 million this season and that seems like it’s already proving to be a mistake. Newton was benched after going 5-for-21 with no touchdowns and two picks against the Dolphins on Sunday. Carolina has lost seven of its last nine and ranks among the worst teams in the NFC.

26. Seattle Seahawks (3-8) ↔️

  • Playoffs Odds: N/A
  • Super Bowl Odds: +30000

The Seahawks are a disaster right now. They’ve scored a combined 28 points in their last three games (all losses) since Russell Wilson returned to the lineup and the offense isn’t getting any better. Without a first-round pick in 2022, it’s fair to wonder if the Seahawks will consider trading Wilson to rebuild their roster.

25. Chicago Bears (4-7) ⬇️ 1

  • Playoffs Odds: +2500
  • Super Bowl Odds: +75000

The Bears barely beat the Lions in Week 12, narrowly avoiding an embarrassing defeat on Thanksgiving. Andy Dalton looked competent at quarterback, but he was unspectacular. The bigger concern is the run game, which averaged only 2.3 yards per carry against Detroit’s porous defense.

24. New York Giants (4-7) ⬆️ 1

  • Playoffs Odds: +1200
  • Super Bowl Odds: +50000

The Giants fired Jason Garrett and got a win in Week 12. Those two things aren’t directly correlated, but it’s still worth mentioning. New York’s offense still has a ways to go, but the defense just held the Eagles to seven points and has played much better over the past five games.

23. Miami Dolphins (5-7) ⬆️ 4

  • Playoffs Odds: +1000
  • Super Bowl Odds: +30000

The Dolphins are riding a four-game winning streak and have several more favorable games coming up on the schedule. Miami’s defense has been outstanding during that stretch while their offense has started to gel under Tua Tagovailoa.

22. Washington Football Team (5-6) ↔️

  • Playoffs Odds: N/A
  • Super Bowl Odds: +15000

It’s hard to believe, but if the NFL playoffs started today, the Washington Football Team would be in it. They are currently the No. 7 team in the NFC after winning their last three games. The defense has allowed 21 points or less in four straight games and the offense is doing just enough to win.

21. Pittsburgh Steelers (5-5-1) ⬇️ 5

  • Playoffs Odds: +600
  • Super Bowl Odds: +15000

The Steelers just suffered one of their worst losses in franchise history as they were blown off the field in a 41-10 rout by the Bengals. Pittsburgh’s defense has allowed 41 points in each of its last two games (both losses) while the offense remains hit-or-miss.

With a brutal schedule to close out the season, it’s tough to see the Steelers making the playoffs.

20. Philadelphia Eagles (5-7) ↔️

  • Playoffs Odds: +190
  • Super Bowl Odds: +10000

The white-hot Eagles went cold against the Giants, managing just seven points in a pitiful offensive performance. Philly’s defense played well and a recent skid by the Cowboys has kept them in the running for the NFC East, but they need to take advantage of their easy schedule and start stacking wins.

19. New Orleans Saints (5-6) ↔️

  • Playoffs Odds: +280
  • Super Bowl Odds: +15000

The Saints suffered their fourth consecutive loss last week, getting blown out by the Bills on Thanksgiving. While injures have contributed to the team’s recent slide, Taysom Hill is expected to take over for Trevor Siemian against the Cowboys on Thursday Night Football. But will that be enough to spark this offense?

18. Denver Broncos (6-5) ⬆️ 3

  • Playoffs Odds: +250
  • Super Bowl Odds: +8000

After an ugly loss to the Eagles before their bye, the Broncos bounced back with a massive win over the Chargers in Week 12. Denver’s defense has been tremendous, fueling the team’s 6-5 record despite a lackluster offense. They’ll have another tough AFC West showdown against Kansas City on Sunday Night Football this week.

17. Minnesota Vikings (5-6) ⬇️ 4

  • Playoffs Odds: -110
  • Super Bowl Odds: +6000

It was a tough week for the Vikings, who fell to the 49ers and lost Dalvin Cook to injury in the process. Their loss to San Francisco could prove costly for NFC Wild Card tiebreakers, but it’s too soon to discuss that as Minnesota’s defense needs to really improve in order for them to make the playoffs.

16. Cleveland Browns (6-6) ⬆️ 1

  • Playoffs Odds: +300
  • Super Bowl Odds: +6000

The Browns moved up in our rankings despite scoring just 10 points in a loss to the Ravens. Their defense was outstanding as they intercepted Lamar Jackson four times.

The offense is still a mess, but Cleveland’s defense is good enough to keep them in most games.

15. Las Vegas Raiders (6-5) ⬆️ 3

  • Playoffs Odds: +300
  • Super Bowl Odds: +8000

The Raiders snapped their three-game losing streak with a thrilling overtime win against the Cowboys on Thanksgiving. Las Vegas has remained in the playoff picture despite their tumultuous season, but now they’ll face a red-hot Washington team with its own playoff aspirations.

Derek Carr Las Vegas Raiders QB

Derek Carr has kept the Las Vegas Raiders in the race for a crowded AFC West this year. (Image: USA TODAY Sports)

14. San Francisco 49ers (6-5) ⬆️ 1

  • Playoffs Odds: -250
  • Super Bowl Odds: +4000

The 49ers have now won three straight games, scoring at least 30 points in every one of them. With San Francisco getting healthier, their offense has started to click and their defense is improving.

They are currently the No. 6 seed in the NFC and with a soft schedule coming up, they might be able to pass the Rams for the No. 5 seed.

13. Los Angeles Chargers (6-5) ⬇️ 1

  • Playoffs Odds: -120
  • Super Bowl Odds: +3500

The Chargers have been an enigma this year. They started the season on fire but have lost four of their last six due to offensive inconsistency and defensive struggles.

This is a borderline playoff team with a ton of talent, but it’s hard to trust them in any given week.

12. Indianapolis Colts (6-6) ⬇️ 2

  • Playoffs Odds: +120
  • Super Bowl Odds: +5000

The Colts blew a big lead against the Buccaneers on Sunday as their defense surrendered a season-high 38 points. The Colts already have six losses but are 6-3 over their last nine games. They’ll look to bounce back against the Texans in Week 13 before getting a much-needed bye in Week 14.

11. Cincinnati Bengals (7-4) ⬆️ 3

  • Playoffs Odds: -210
  • Super Bowl Odds: +3000

The Bengals just had one of their best wins in recent memory with a 41-10 massacre of the Steelers. Sitting at 7-4 after back-to-back wins, Cincy is in prime position for a playoff spot. They’ll look to continue their winning ways against the Chargers in Week 13.

10. Buffalo Bills (7-4) ⬆️ 1

  • Playoffs Odds: -1200
  • Super Bowl Odds: +800

The Bills took care of business against the Saints on Thanksgiving, but Josh Allen was a bit too careless with the football. He’ll need to clean it up against the Patriots on Monday Night Football with first place in the AFC East on the line.

9. Tennessee Titans (8-4) ↔️

  • Playoffs Odds: N/A
  • Super Bowl Odds: +2500

The Titans hung with the Patriots for a while on Sunday before turnovers caused the game to get away from them. Tennessee has now lost consecutive games for the first time this season as their injury-riddled offense has managed just 26 points over their last two games combined.

This isn’t a great team at the moment, but the potential is there once they get healthy.

8. Los Angeles Rams (7-4) ⬇️ 2

  • Playoffs Odds: -1200
  • Super Bowl Odds: +1200

The recent acquisitions of Von Miller and Odell Beckham Jr. have failed to rejuvenate the Rams, who have lost three in a row as their defense has struggled. LA’s running out of time to make a push for the NFC West with the Cardinals leading them by two games.

7. Dallas Cowboys (7-4) ⬇️ 2

  • Playoffs Odds: -2000
  • Super Bowl Odds: +1300

The Cowboys screwed themselves with penalties on Thanksgiving, resulting in their third loss in four games. They’ll need to clean it up if they want to be taken seriously as legit Super Bowl contenders this year.

6. Baltimore Ravens (8-3) ⬆️ 1

  • Playoffs Odds: -1200
  • Super Bowl Odds: +1100

The Ravens held on to the No. 1 seed in the AFC with a gritty 16-10 win over the Browns on Sunday Night Football, surviving four picks from Lamar Jackson. Their offense has now scored 17 points or less in four of their last five games, so they’ll need to pick it up if they’re going to stay atop the AFC.

5. New England Patriots (8-4) ⬆️ 3

  • Playoffs Odds: -1200
  • Super Bowl Odds: +1100

The Patriots have won six in a row to zoom to the top of the AFC East. Their No. 1 defense has allowed just 63 points during their winning streak while their offense seems to improve every week. A win over the Bills on Monday would cement their status as legit Super Bowl contenders.

4. Kansas City Chiefs (7-4) ↔️

  • Playoffs Odds: -900
  • Super Bowl Odds: +700

The Chiefs are on a four-game winning streak and will look to pick up where they left off before last week’s bye. Did Andy Reid find a way to fix his scuffling offense during the time off? We shall see.

3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8-3) ↔️

  • Playoffs Odds: N/A
  • Super Bowl Odds: +525

The Buccaneers pulled off a big comeback win against the Colts in Indy largely thanks to Leonard Fournette‘s monster game. Their offense appears reinvigorated and if they can get healthy in time for the playoffs, they might be the favorites to win it all once again.

2. Green Bay Packers (9-3) ↔️

  • Playoffs Odds: N/A
  • Super Bowl Odds: +750

The Packers got another quality win in Week 12, defeating the Rams in Green Bay before getting a welcome bye this week. The defense continues to make big plays when they need them and the return of Aaron Jones certainly gave the offense a boost.

You can make a strong case the Packers should be the No. 1 team in our power rankings considering how well they’ve navigated a difficult schedule this season.

1. Arizona Cardinals (9-2) ↔️

  • Playoffs Odds: N/A
  • Super Bowl Odds: +900

The Cardinals were on a bye last week and there is no reason to move them out of the No. 1 spot. With Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins returning to the lineup in Week 13, Arizona should be able to hang on to the No. 1 seed in the NFC this year.

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Marcus Mosher

Marcus Mosher is an NFL analyst at The Game Day, residing in Erie, PA. He covers the NFL from a betting and fantasy perspective, producing written and video content. Marcus currently hosts multiple football-related podcasts and is a managing editor at USA Today’s Sports Media Group covering the Las Vegas Raiders. He has previously worked at The Athletic and Bleacher Report.

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