NFL Big Brother Power Rankings, Week 13: 49ers Are 1st, Followed by the Patriots and Texans

The San Francisco 49ers are at the top of my rankings again, while the Patriots continue to rise with the beat downs they are delivering. New England will have an opportunity to go against the two teams next to them in the rankings, at home, after playing the Dolphins this week. Houston, Atlanta, and Baltimore continue to win. They continue to win close, often against teams ranked well below them in these rankings, which is why they don’t rise. If you want rankings that mirror team records, go to ESPN.com (at least they have the 5-6 Saints above the 6-5 Vikings, showing they are not slaves to win totals).

As for our Big Brother eliminations, Detroit and Dallas both went down in flames on Thanksgiving Day, bringing our Rankings to sixteen teams remaining. We will eliminate four more teams, two this week, and two next, and then see how you, the voters, did on correctly eliminating the right teams as we plow toward the playoffs.

  1. San Francisco 49ers (8-2-1)
  2. New England Patriots (8-3)
  3. Houston Texans (10-1)
  4. Denver Broncos (8-3)
  5. New York Giants (7-4)
  6. Atlanta Falcons (10-1)
  7. Green Bay Packers (7-4)
  8. Chicago Bears (8-3)
  9. Baltimore Ravens (9-2)
  10. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-5)
  11. Seattle Seahawks (6-5)
  12. Cincinnati Bengals (6-5)
  13. Washington Redskins (5-6)
  14. Pittsburgh Steelers (6-5)
  15. Indianapolis Colts (7-4)
  16. Minnesota Vikings (6-5)

Eliminated: Dallas (5-6), New Orleans (5-6), Detroit (4-7), Carolina (3-8), St. Louis (4-6-1), Miami (5-6), NY Jets (4-7), San Diego (4-7), Arizona (4-7), Buffalo (4-7), Cleveland (3-8), Philadelphia (3-8), Tennessee (4-7), Jacksonville (2-9), Oakland (3-8), Kansas City (1-10)

As for the nominations this week, I think the Colts are near the bottom of the remaining teams, but are squarely in wildcard position. This week’s nominees are the only remaining 5-6 team needing to survive against the division rival Giants, and the 6-5 teams.

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