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Vic Carucci's NFL Power Rankings: Week 13

Last week's ranking in parentheses.

1. Philadelphia Eagles. Going for 10 in a row, they're the only team to score 20 points in all 11 games. (1)

2. New England Patriots. During seven-game win streak, they've held all their opponents to 17 or fewer points. (2)

3. Pittsburgh Steelers. They've won eight of last nine and five in a row vs. Bengals. (3)

4. Minnesota Vikings. Comfortable lead in the NFC North isn't enough; they want home-field advantage. (4)

5. L.A. Rams. In a head-to-head battle with the Saints, they prevailed and moved up. (6)

6. New Orleans Saints. Losing the Rams caused them to drop a notch. (5)

7. Carolina Panthers. Riding a four-game win streak, they need to show Saints who's boss in NFC South. (7)

8. Atlanta Falcons. They've won four of last five while scoring at least 27 points in three straight wins. (9)

9. Seattle Seahawks. Big task vs. Philly, but they do have 13-2 home prime-time record under Pete Carroll. (11)

10. Baltimore Ravens. Their defense has been feasting on backup QBs, but that ends Sunday. (10)

11. Jacksonville Jaguars. They've yet to lose consecutive games this season. (8)

12. Detroit Lions. Matthew Stafford must deliver down the stretch if this team has a playoff prayer. (12)

13. L.A. Chargers. They've scored 54 points in their last two games. (14)

14. Tennessee Titans. They've won eight of last nine at home, dating back to last season. (17)

15. Dallas Cowboys. Finally got something going in dominant win vs. Redskins. (16)

16. Washington Redskins. Kirk Cousins certainly didn't do much to help his bargaining. (13)

17. Buffalo Bills. Well, at least they had a week to enjoy a victory. (18)

18. Kansas City Chiefs. How much longer can they stick with Alex Smith? (15)

19. Cincinnati Bengals. Joe Mixon will have a tough time duplicating last week's strong rushing effort. (21)

20. Oakland Raiders. Any chance they could coax Tim Brown out of retirement? (22)

21. Green Bay Packers. The Brett Hundley disaster continues. (20)

22. Arizona Cardinals. After getting sweet revenge, Blaine Gabbert has a much tougher chore. (24)

23. Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Maybe Jameis Winston's return can bring them back to life. (19)

24. N.Y. Jets. Can they spoil another Chiefs visit to MetLife Stadium? (23)

25. Denver Broncos. Dolphins might present best chance to end longest losing streak in 50 years. (25)

26. Chicago Bears. A loss away from fourth straight losing season … and almost certain coaching change. (26)

27. Miami Dolphins. After Jay Ajayi trade, running game has gone from bad to worse. (27)

28. Houston Texans. Tom Savage = turnovers. (28)

29. Indianapolis Colts. They've been outscored, 117-28, in the fourth quarter this year. (29)

30. San Francisco 49ers. Jimmy Garoppolo finally gets to start for his new team. (30)

31. N.Y. Giants. Eli Manning Era comes to a sad end. (31)

32. Cleveland Browns. At least Josh Gordon's return provides a bit of intrigue. (32)

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