Week 11 in the NFL-featured rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson makes his first NFL start, veteran quarterbacks like Drew Brees and…
Week 11 in the NFL-featured rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson makes his first NFL start, veteran quarterbacks like Drew Brees and Andrew Luck continue to play at a ridiculous level and an amazingly fun Monday Night Football game  ] between the bosses and the frames who lived up to the hype and then some.
Here’s a look at how these things and more affected the NFL Power Rankings heading to week 12.
We expected the bosses and the frames to put on a show and they did just that while looking at what might come (dare we say that) in February. Monday Night Football included three defensive touchdowns, 1
0 pass touchdowns, one rushing touchdown and 1,001 yards total offense.
Could there be a three-way tie in power rankings? Because after the Saints hit the frames, and Ramsna pushed a three-point victory over Chiefs in Los Angeles, it is clear that all three of these teams are good. Better than good. But as unbelievable as the bosses and the frames were on Monday – and have been the whole season – the Saints deserve their place on the top after winning nine straight games including a 10-point victory over Rams.
Obviously, all three of these teams have high score cuts (Monday was the first time a team scored 50+ points in loss), and in week 12 all three teams saw their defense one step further. Perhaps the defense does not die in NFL after all!
Ladders’ loss for Broncos sends them from four to eight in power rankings. They have a great time to come back on track against Arizona next week. The cardinals lost to the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, causing them to hit the pebble in the week’s ranking.
The bears moved just one place a week – just like Steelers, Patriots and Texans – but they deserve recognition for how they have done things around. Chicago had not won more than six games in a season since 2013 and already has seven victories through week 11.
Colts is on his way thanks to Andrew Luck who is playing some of his best football yet. Luck has thrown at least three touchdown passes in seven consecutive games, the third longest strike in a single season in the NFL story. As long as Luck continues to play at this level, Colts will likely continue to win and increase his playoff chances. The title to week 12, FiveThirtyEight gives Colts a 23 percent shot at playoffs.
The ravens are also coming up thanks to a victory over Bengals. The victory put Ravens back in the playoffs, at least for now. After that, Ravens has a game against Raiders and Falcons, both of whom have lost records.
The Seahawks victories over Packers made them climb the rankings and Packers to fall. 2018 Seahawk’s defense is no Legion of Boom, but it will be among the league’s best units. They restricted Packers to just 48 rush hours, while the Seattle driving game exploded 173 yards on the ground.
In his first game called the games of Bengal’s defense, Marvin Lewis appeared to be better at work than Teryl Austin, but Lewis’s device still allowed Lamar Jackson to break Ravens’ single-game rushing record for a quarterback in its first NFL start. The Bengals let Jackson run over them in the Ravens Prize. Cincinnati’s playoff chances are profound and even if they do that, you would have to lose them in the first round … again.
Alex Smith Damage Impact
Washington is leading NFC East but after Alex Smith’s injury it is difficult to imagine that we do not see a change in the division. Due to his injury, Washington took a small fall in this week’s power rankings. After playing two straight victories for the first time this season, the cowboys are rising and appear to be in the best position to steal Washington’s leadership. Dallas and Washington play on Thanksgiving afternoon and due to a division record tie break, the cowboys can claim the leadership of the NFC East with a victory. A Washington win would further complicate a remarkable NFC East where the 3-7 giants try to climb into the division after their own two-player game.
What happens to the reigning Super Bowl champs? The ears were crushed by the Saints, who continue to dominate every week. Carson Wentz played one of the worst games in his career and filled only 57.5 percent of his passages without score and three interceptions. He finished the game with a 31.9 fitting score against an average Saints defense. While Smith’s injury offers an opportunity for the eagles to capitalize, Philly has offered some reason to believe that they will benefit.
|1||New Orleans Saints||1|
|8||Los Angeles Chargers||4|
|9||Indianapolis Colts||15||10||Baltimore Ravens||17|
|11  Washington||9|
|13||Minnesota Vikings||11||14||Seattle Seahawks||20||15||Tenne ssee Titans||13|
|17||Green Bay Packers||12|
|18||Cinc Innati Bengals||14|
|22||19659029] Detroit Lions||24|
|]||]||Jacksonville Jaguars||23||23||23||24||Atlanta Falcons||21||25||New York Giants||29||26||Jacksonville Jaguars||25|
|27||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||26|
|28||Buffalo Bills||27||29||New York Jets||28|
|32||Arizona Cardinals  30|