MARK CRAIG’S POWER RANKINGS

 

Biggest jump: Ravens, 10 to 2

Biggest fall: Chargers, 2 to 9

 

1. Saints, 13-2 (last week: 1)

NFC warning:  All miracles must go through the Big Easy.

2. Ravens, 9-6 (10)

NFL’s best defense would make a scary playoff foe.

3. Chiefs, 11-4 (3)

No. 1 in scoring (35.3), 29th in scoring defense (27.9)

4. Bears, 11-4 (4)

Eighth in scoring (26.5), third in scoring ‘D’ (18.2)

5. Rams, 12-3 (5)

Blowing out the Cardinals not enough to move up.

6. Seahawks, 9-6 (11)

0-2 on the road against fellow NFC playoff teams.

7. Colts, 9-6 (6)

AFC’s current sixth seed is 8-1 in its past nine games.

8. Patriots, 10-5 (8)

They’re finished! They’re dead! And … they’re 10-5.

9. Chargers, 11-3 (2)

198  yards? 10 points? And a loss at home in prime time?

10. Eagles, 8-7 (15)

Vikings fans can’t seem to get past these fellas.

11. Steelers, 8-6-1 (7)

The worst of the NFL’s best teams?

12. Vikings, 8-6-1 (13)

Strength-of-victory percentage (.359) ranks 30th.

13. Titans, 9-6 (12)

No. 2 scoring defense currently seventh seed in AFC.

14. Cowboys, 9-6 (4)

A third NFC East title in five years.

15. Texans, 10-5 (9)

Losses to Indy and Philly in the past three weeks.

16. Browns, 7-7-1 (16)

Believe it or not, the Browns don’t need to draft a QB.

17. Giants, 5-10 (21)

Believe it or not, Mannings don’t play forever.

18. Redskins, 7-8 (17)

A loss to Philly would match 7-9 mark with Cousins in ’17.

19. Packers, 6-8-1 (23)

Should they celebrate 540 yards vs. Jets? Probably not.

20. Broncos, 6-9 (20)

Any reason to be excited about Denver’s QB situation in ’19? Not now.

21. Bills, 5-10 (19)

Lost fifth straight to Pats. Surprised it’s only five.

22. Buccaneers, 5-10 (22)

Ten or more losses in seven of the past 10 years.

23. 49ers, 4-11 (24)

Ten or more losses for a fourth straight season.

24. Dolphins, 7-8 (18)

How did this team win seven games?

25. Falcons, 6-9 (26)

Haven’t lost 10 or more since 2014.

26. Jaguars, 5-10 (28)

For one day at least, Bortles was better than Kessler!

27. Lions, 5-10 (25)

Psst. When it’s a Hail Mary, cover the guy who’s 6-6.

28. Jets, 4-11 (30)

A win Sunday gives Todd Bowles three straight 5-11 seasons.

29. Raiders, 4-11 (31)

Free-agency needs:  Offense, defense, place to play.

30. Bengals, 6-9 (27)

They haven’t had a winning season since 2015.

31. Panthers, 6-9 (29)

Fifty-two days ago, this team was 6-2.

32. Cardinals, 3-12 (32)

Anybody else think Fitz would look good in New England?