Welcome to the B&T Power Rankings. The place where we rank the teams on their record, front office actions, and overall craziness. Expect some arbitrary explanations, some in-depth analysis, and your fair share of surprises.
The Browns need eight turnovers to win by six, the Broncos continue to do work, Cam Newton puts up four TDs, and Colin Kaepernick makes Alex Smith expendable. The game continues to develop as we watch who will make the final push for the playoffs and who will fall by the wayside.
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#1  . Houston Texans, 10-1: Two overtime games in a row result in two victories for the Texans. I’m going to give them the benefit of the doubt and think they overlooked the Jaguars on Sunday and were rattled going into the game against the Lions on Thursday. It was Detroit’s game, but the record doesn’t show it.
#10 . Cincinnati Bengals, 6-5: Andy Dalton is showing the maturity that made him such a good choice out of TCU last year. The kid has leadership oozing out of him and he is righting the ship at the right time.
#14 . Washington Redskins, 5-6: It would be nice to see RGIII and Andrew Luck both sneak into the playoffs in their first years. If Griffin can keep playing like he has the last couple weeks then I see it happening.
#16 . Minnesota Vikings, 6-5: No team has been plagued by bad coaching as much as the Vikings in the past few years. I like Leslie Frazier over Brad Childress, but man just hand the ball to Adrian Peterson!
#17 . Seattle Seahawks, 6-5: Can this team make the playoffs? Can this team win in the playoffs if they aren’t playing at home? Can this team even win a game on the road in order to make it over .500?
#18 . Miami Dolphins, 5-6: I still like the Dolphins this season even though they probably won’t make the playoffs. While other teams will gain more attention, the work new head coach Joe Philbin has been doing in Miami is solid and should pay dividends in the future.
#22 . St. Louis Rams, 4-6-1: Jeff Fisher gets this team to do so much more than they should be able to. It’s not enough now, but we’ll see it develop into something special in the next few seasons.
#28 . Jacksonville Jaguars, 2-9: For the second week in a row, Chad Henne has made this team much better than we thought they were. I’m starting to think it’s more than an aberration but at as Henne plays so will the team and that’s concerning.
#29 . Tennessee Titans, 4-7: By losing to a division rival they should have beat they effectively killed any chance at the playoffs. Mike Munchak looked uncertain and confused on the sidelines all game.
#30 . Philadelphia Eagles, 3-8: I really feel for Andy Reid, the guy is much better coach than this “dream team” reflects.
#32 . Kansas City Chiefs, 1-10: The Chiefs played much better than anticipated against a good Denver team, but they just aren’t good enough to hang against the better teams for long.