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2017 NFL power rankings: Week 11 edition

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The 49ers got their first win, and that’s worthy of a bump! Here’s our latest set of NFL power rankings.

The NFL wrapped up Week 10 on Monday, with the Carolina Panthers absolutely thumping the Miami Dolphins. The Panthers remain a game back of the New Orleans Saints, while the Dolphins dropped to 4-5 and are pissing their playoff hopes away with Jay Cutler.

We’re back with our Week 11 NFL power rankings as the playoff picture remains entirely muddy. The San Francisco 49ers don’t have to worry about the playoffs, but they did manage their first win of the season on Sunday. That was entirely worth a bump above the New York Giants. The 49ers could have beaten the Indianapolis Colts earlier this year, but came up short. I think the Colts are on par with the Browns right now, but I’ll keep them ahead of the 49ers for the time being.

Right now, the NFC features potentially four entirely new division winners compared to last year. The Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints, and Los Angeles Rams are all currently leading their respective divisions. The Saints and Rams only hold one-game leads, while the Vikings hold a two-game lead, and the Eagles hold a three-game lead. The West and South are going to be fun ones coming down the stretch, but I wouldn’t mind seeing the current division winners hold up. Imagine a Rams-Eagles or Saints-Vikings NFC title game?

My rankings are a bit more NFC heavy up top. Of the 11 teams at 6-3 or better, six are in the NFC and five are in the AFC. Four of my top five right now are in the NFC. I dropped the Pittsburgh Steelers following their close win over the Indianapolis Colts. I dropped them from No. 2 to No. 8 as I am just more impressed with the teams around them.

For now, here are my Week 11 power rankings.

Week 11 NFL power rankings

Rank Team LW
Rank Team LW
1 Philadelphia Eagles (8-1) 1
2 New England Patriots (7-2) 3
3 Los Angeles Rams (7-2) 4
4 Minnesota Vikings (7-2) 5
5 New Orleans Saints (7-2) 9
6 Pittsburgh Steelers (7-2) 2
7 Carolina Panthers (7-3) 7
8 Kansas City Chiefs (6-3) 6
9 Seattle Seahawks (6-3) 8
10 Atlanta Falcons (5-4) 12
11 Jacksonville Jaguars (6-3) 13
12 Tennessee Titans (6-3) 14
13 Dallas Cowboys (5-4) 10
14 Buffalo Bills (5-4) 11
15 Detroit Lions (5-4) 16
16 Green Bay Packers (5-4) 18
17 Oakland Raiders (4-5) 17
18 Washington (4-5) 15
19 Baltimore Ravens (4-5) 19
20 New York Jets (4-6) 20
21 Miami Dolphins (4-5) 21
22 Cincinnati Bengals (3-6) 24
23 Houston Texans (3-6) 22
24 Denver Broncos (3-6) 23
25 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-6) 29
26 Arizona Cardinals (4-5) 25
27 Chicago Bears (3-6) 26
28 Los Angeles Chargers (3-6) 27
29 Indianapolis Colts (3-7) 28
30 San Francisco 49ers (1-9) 31
31 New York Giants (1-8) 30
32 Cleveland Browns (0-9) 32