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Vic Carucci's NFL Power Rankings: Week 12


1. Philadelphia Eagles. Carson Wentz leads the NFL with 25 TD passes, but he has an amazing RB combo, too. (1)

2. New England Patriots. Have won four of last five vs. Dolphins and last eight at Gillette Stadium. (2)

3. Pittsburgh Steelers. Have won five in a row and are looking to jump the Pats for home-field advantage in the playoffs. (3)

4. Minnesota Vikings. Kept their roll going at Detroit on Thanksgiving Day. (5)

5. New Orleans Saints. After that scare vs. the Redskins, looking to make it nine in a row vs. Rams. (6)

6. L.A. Rams. Missing Robert Woods will hurt. (4)

7. Carolina Panthers. Getting tight end Greg Olsen back in time for the stretch run. (8)

8. Jacksonville Jaguars. Four in a row makes for their longest win streak in 10 years. (9)

9. Atlanta Falcons. With two wins in a row and three straight games at home, they can get something going. (12)

10. Baltimore Ravens. Since 2008, the Ravens are an NFL-best 11-1 in prime time. (14)

11. Seattle Seahawks. Getting an MVP-level performance from Russell Wilson. (10)

12. Detroit Lions. Fading fast in the race for the NFC North crown. (13)

13. Washington Redskins. Beating up on the Giants isn't much of an accomplishment, but a win's a win. (17)

14. L.A. Chargers. After back-to-back beat-downs of the Bills and Cowboys, they must be taken seriously. (24)

15. Kansas City Chiefs. That 5-0 start seems like centuries ago. (7)

16. Dallas Cowboys. They were playing like turkeys before doing so on Turkey Day. (11)

17. Tennessee Titans. Since 2007, they are 0-9 at Indianapolis. Maybe that changes this year. (16)

18. Buffalo Bills. Hard to imagine Arrowhead being the place where they stop the bleeding. (15)

19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Fitz train tries to keep rolling in third straight start. (20)

20. Green Bay Packers. They're averaging only 13.4 points per game with Brett Hundley at QB. (18)

21. Cincinnati Bengals. Should make the so-called Battle of Ohio a clean sweep. (22)

22. Oakland Raiders. Jack Del Rio's coaching seat is heating up. (19)

23. N.Y. Jets. Their silver lining vs. the Panthers is a 3-2 home record. (21)

24. Arizona Cardinals. Blaine Gabbert gets to make his first start vs. his former team. (25)

25. Denver Broncos. Now it's Paxton Lynch's turn at QB. (26)

26. Chicago Bears. In the off chance Eagles game is decided by kicking, both teams could be shaky. (23)

27. Miami Dolphins. Matt Moore vs. Tom Brady? Yeah, right. (27)

28. Houston Texans. Tom Savage will have a hard time avoiding an interception vs. NFL's best. (28)

29. Indianapolis Colts. This banged-up bunch has lost four of their last five. (29)

30. San Francisco 49ers. Didn't they trade for Jimmy Garoppolo? (30)

31. N.Y. Giants. Just when it looked like they might get a little something going … (31)

32. Cleveland Browns. Is it over yet? (32)

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