2014 NFL Power Rankings - Week 12- Updated: Wednesday, November 19th
Here are teams 17-32 in our Week 12 2014 NFL power rankings:
17. San Diego Chargers - Record: 6-4, Last Update: No. 18
Over the previous eight seasons, the Chargers have won 32 of 38 games (.842). While they close out November with the Rams (Week 12) and Ravens (Week 13), they have a brutal December schedule -- Patriots (8-2), Broncos (7-3), 49ers (6-4) and Chiefs (7-3).
18. Houston Texans - Record: 5-5, Last Update: No. 21
J.J. Watt continues to do it all as he caught Ryan Mallett's first NFL regular-season touchdown pass. Watt now has four touchdowns on the season (or three more than wide receiver Andre Johnson).
19. Buffalo Bills - Record: 5-5, Last Update: No. 17
You might have heard, but the big news out of Buffalo this week is the weather. With four feet of snow already and more feet of snow on its way, the game is still scheduled for 1 p.m. on Sunday, but the inability to practice due to the weather could be a significant disadvantage for the Bills.
20. New Orleans Saints - Record: 4-6, Last Update: No. 19
It's usually tough for road teams to come into the Super Dome and get a win, but the Saints have lost back-to-back home games.
21. St. Louis Rams - Record: 4-6, Last Update: No. 23
Tre Mason rushed 29 times for 113 yards, both of which are career highs, and he now has 18-plus touches in four of the past five games.
22. Minnesota Vikings - Record: 4-6, Last Update: No. 20
The Vikings claimed Ben Tate off waivers and he joins Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata in the Vikings backfield. Before being released by the Browns, Tate had 90 rushing yards on 53 carries (1.7 YPC) over his past five games.
23. Chicago Bears - Record: 4-6, Last Update: No. 25
Jay Cutler threw two more interceptions in Week 11, but he also threw for 330 yards and three touchdowns as well. More importantly, the team got its first home win of the year.
24. New York Giants - Record: 3-7, Last Update: No. 22
Eli Manning threw a league-high 27 interceptions last season and four more of them in the first two weeks of the season, but he had only two interceptions in his previous seven games. That changed in Week 11 as Eli threw five interceptions, which ties a career high, against the 49ers.
25. Atlanta Falcons - Record: 4-6, Last Update: No. 27
As bad as the Falcons have been this season, they are in first place in the NFC South with a 4-6 record. Whether they can hang on to the lead remains to be seen as their next four opponents (CLE, ARI, GB and PIT) all have winning records and then they close with two divisional games (NO and CAR).
26. Carolina Panthers - Record: 3-7-1, Last Update: No. 24
Once again, Cam Newton had no touchdowns in the first three quarters of their game and then they scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns. This time, the touchdowns weren't in garbage time as they took a 17-16 lead on the second score, but the result was still the same, a loss. As bad as the season has been, they are only one-half game out of first place.
27. Washington Redskins - Record: 3-7, Last Update: No. 26
Regardless of the off-the-field (i.e., press conference) drama, RG3 is 0-3 in games that he has started and finished and simply hasn't played well. On the season, he has thrown 100 pass attempts and has only two touchdowns with three interceptions.
28. Tennessee Titans - Record: 2-8, Last Update: No. 28
The Titans allowed Le'Veon Bell to go over 200 rushing yards on Monday night and now have allowed five 100-yard rushers this season. No team has allowed more 100-yard rushing games than the Titans this season, which could bode well this week for Philadelphia's LeSean McCoy, who has only two 100-yard games.
29. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Record: 2-8, Last Update: No. 30
Rookie wideout Mike Evans has been an absolute stud over the past three weeks. Not only does Evans have a minimum of seven catches, 100 yards and a touchdown in all three of those games, but he had a career-high 209 yards and two touchdowns in Week 11.
30. New York Jets - Record: 2-8, Last Update: No. 29
Seth Walder of the NY Daily News writes: "The Jets gave the Geno Smith experiment the old college try but it looks to be just about over. ... expect the next hope at franchise quarterback to be on the roster next season ..." The good news is the Jets should have a top-five pick in 2015.
31. Jacksonville Jaguars - Record: 1-9, Last Update: No. 31
Before their Week 11 bye, the Jaguars lost three consecutive games by double-digits and now have a total of seven double-digit losses this season. With the league's worst scoring margin (-12.4/G), it should be no surprise but they are 14-point underdogs this week against the Colts.
32. Oakland Raiders - Record: 0-10, Last Update: No. 32
While the possibility of an 0-16 season seems to be a distinct possibility for the Raiders, they have now lost 16 regular-season games in a row going back to last season.
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