Will the Patriots ever lose?
The patriots continued to win the ball games and the haters remained angry.
Bill Belichick’s team is the hottest in NFL after seven straight wins, with the latest being overtaking the Bills on Monday Night Football.
Mac Jones just complete two out of three passes – no, your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you as you read that – for the Pats to beat Buffalo in inclement weather.
The greatest coach of all time stands out again. As a result, New England has continued to rise to the success of ESNY NFL Power Rankings 2021.
32. Jacksonville Jaguars (↓ 1)
The jaguar is back at the bottom of our power rankings.
Jacksonville suffered a 30-point defeat to a struggling Rams, who lost three straight into the game.
Urban Meyer’s squad is currently 2-10, has lost 4 games in a row and is in the basement of the AFC South.
31. Houston Texans (↓ 1)
The Texans continued to lose with one of their worst performances of the year in Week 13.
The Colts knock out Houston 31-0 – the Texans won only 141 yards in total.
30. Detroit Lions (↑ 2)
The lions won a game!
I repeat, The Lions won a game!
Detroit is finally on the winning track after beating the Vikings on a fourth-second touchdown pass from Jared Goff to wide scorer Amon-Ra St. Brown.
Except for the Vikings fans (and the Lions fans who were hungry for the #1 spot in total picks), everyone on the planet was swooning over the victory.
Congratulations to Dan Campbell on his first win as the NFL’s head coach (not counting the year he was Miami’s interim head coach in 2015).
29. New York Jets ( → )
The Jet plane back to the losing column on Sunday with a 33-18 defeat to the Eagles.
However, there is a positive side to the game – Zach Wilson looks better than usual. The rookie quarterback completed 60.5% of throws for 226 yards, two touchdowns and one pick. He also recorded a rapid drop for the second week in a row.
28. Chicago Bears ( → )
The Bears remain in 28th place after suffering an expected loss to the Cardinals.
The team is a lost cause at this point; Chicago should raise the white flag and look to 2022.
27. Giants of New York ( → )
Playoff opportunities are disappearing in East Rutherford.
26. Atlanta Falcons (→)
The Falcons don’t match brave cat in Week 13.
In the midst of a loss to the Bucs, Atlanta allowed the legendary quarterback to launch four touchdowns.
25. Carolina Panthers (↓ 1)
The Panthers drop to one spot even though their goodbye week comes in Week 13 – we need to move Carolina to improve this next team’s rankings…
24. Seattle Seahawks (↑ 1)
The Seahawks are back in the winning column after losing three games in a row.
Seattle scored a much-needed win over the 49ers on Sunday. Russell Wilson completed 30 of 37 pitches for 231 yards and two touchdowns.
23. Miami Dolphins (→)
The Dolphins have won 5 games in a row but we won’t credit them much for beating the Mike Glennon-led Giants in Week 13.
Tua Tagovailoa continues to improve. The sophomore quarterback threw 244 yards and two touchdowns in the win while rookie Jaylen Waddle caught nine balls for 90 yards.
22. Washington Football Team (→)
Washington has won four in a row, the score is 6-6 and is in the NFC wildcard.
However, I’m sorry – I just don’t trust Taylor Heinicke as much as some of the other quarterbacks on the conference, which is why I keep the Soccer Team in 22nd place.
21. Denver Broncos (↓ 3)
The Broncos fell three places after a double-digit loss to the Chiefs despite another lackluster performance from Patrick Mahomes.
Denver continues to prove to be one of the most inconsistent ball clubs in the NFL.
20. Pittsburgh Steelers (↑ 1)
What a win for Pittsburgh over Raven.
The Steelers prevailed after Lamar Jackson overshot his target in a two-point conversion that would give Baltimore the lead with 12 seconds remaining.
Can Pittsburgh turn a corner and finally make post-season?
19. Cleveland Browns (↑ 1)
To make room for the Broncos’ aforementioned drop in the rankings, the Browns move up one spot after the goodbye week.
Congratulations… I guess.
18. Saints of New Orleans (↓ 1)
The Saints really felt the effects of Jameis Winston’s absence.
New Orleans has lost five games in a row, with the most recent loss being to the Cowboys last Thursday night.
It is clear that neither Taysom Hill nor Trevor Siemian are legitimate starting midfielders in this tournament.
17. Minnesota Vikings (↓ 3)
I’m sorry for telling you all not to sleep on Vikings.
Minnesota is not a playoff team – I’ll admit it in the end.
Failure to the Lion is not what you want on a 2021 resume; Vikings is the only organization so far that has to include that bullet point.
16. Philadelphia Eagles (↑ 3)
Eagles may be better than we all think.
The fact that they were able to win a game by double digits without their starting midfield really is saying something, even if that win was against the Jets.
15. Las Vegas Raiders (→)
I still believe the Raiders deserve a spot in the top 15 despite their 6-6 record.
But they need to try to come out on top in these inconclusive games – Vegas can’t afford to lose 17-15 to a poor Washington team.
14. Indianapolis Colts (↑ 2)
Will Jonathan Taylor ever stop scoring?
The sophomore spin crossed the line twice more Sunday in the Colts’ 31-0 big win over the Texans. He leads the league with a total of 18 points.
Indianapolis is 7-6 and sits just outside the AFC playoffs.
13. San Francisco 49ers (↓ 1)
The Niners were hot entering Week 13 but fell short of the Seahawks – division rivals.
As a result, their three-match winning streak is over, but they’re still in NFC’s last card position.
12. Cincinnati Bengals (↓ 1)
The Bengals failed to pull off a massive win over Chargers Sunday, losing 41-22.
Even so, Cincinnati was still the sixth seed at the AFC prior to Week 14.
11. Baltimore Ravens (↓ 1)
Despite sitting in third seed at the AFC and topping the AFC North, Baltimore still fell out of the top 10 after losing what should have been an unwinnable game to Pittsburgh.
Will Lamar Jackson and Raven hit back at the Browns this Sunday afternoon?
10. Los Angeles Charger (↑ 3)
The charger is very unpredictable.
But this week, they’re back in the winning column and back in our top 10.
Thanks to midfielder Justin Herbert’s 317-yard strike and three touchdowns, the Chargers scored a crucial win over Cincinnati and are leading the AFC wild card standings.
9. Dallas Cowboys (→)
The Cowboys are in 9th place after the much-anticipated win over New Orleans.
They fell before the victory, when they lost 3/4. Let’s see if Dallas can build on this recent win and overtake the Washington Soccer Team on Sunday.
8. Chief of Kansas City (↓ 1)
The Chiefs beat the Broncos but still fell one spot – I didn’t love how Patrick Mahomes performed (nor really liked anyone, except for Raiders, Broncos, and Chargers fans).
The star quarterback threw just 184 yards with an intercept in Kansas City’s first Week 13 win over Denver.
7. Los Angeles Rams (↑ 1)
The Rams needed a well-timed game on Sunday, and they certainly conceded a goal against the aggressive Jaguars.
Matthew Stafford threw 295 yards and 3 touchdowns in a 37-7 win over Jacksonville.
6. Tennessee Titans (→)
The Titans come tight at 6th after the Week 13 bye.
5. Green Bay Packers (→)
The Packers also said goodbye last week and remained in fifth place ahead of Sunday night’s game against Chicago.
4. Buffalo Bills (↓ 2)
Buffalo is back in fourth place after a tough loss to New England on Monday night.
The Bills allowed the Patriots to rush 222 yards in bad weather and were unable to produce much success in attack, scoring only 10 points in total.
3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (↑ 1)
The Buccaneers found themselves in the top three after their third straight win.
Behind four passes touching down from Favorite MVP Tom Brady, Tampa beat Atlanta 30-17 and are on their way to their first NFC South title since 2007.
2. New England Patriots (↑ 1)
The New England Patriots: the hottest team in football.
That’s right – the Pats won seven games in a row.
The most recent win came to the Bills on Monday night and it was another incredible coaching performance by the legendary Bill Belichick. Behind a great defense and an efficient game (rookie quarterback Mac Jones only threw three passes), the Patriots beat the Bills 14-10 along the way.
New England is the AFC No. 1 seed going into Week 14 – it didn’t take long for the franchise to find success again following the departure of Tom Brady.
1. The Arizona Cardinals (→)
However, the Cardinals are still the top team of the league in our opinion.
Kyler Murray returned to the field on Sunday after three injury-related absences and scored a total of four touches (two passes, two jabs).
Sports Arizona has the best record in the NFL (10-2) and is well on its way to claiming the No. 1 seed in the NFC.
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