SportsTips’ NFL Power Rankings: Week 11

SportsTips’ NFL Power Rankings: Week 11
Tue 17th November 2020

Week 10 of the 2020 NFL season saw some spectacular finishes, major upsets and early season contenders beginning to unravel, as the race for playoff positions continues to get tighter. 

Here’s where all 32 NFL teams stand ahead of Week 11 of the 2020 NFL season

1. Pittsburgh Steelers (9-0)

Super Bowl Odds: +600
Previous Rank: 1

The Steelers kept rolling in Week 10, registering their ninth win of the season with a convincing 26-point victory over the Bengals. Pittsburgh’s defense put last week’s poor performance behind them, sacking Joe Burrow four times and recovering two fumbles. Big Ben continued his subtle MVP push throwing for 333 yards and four touchdowns to remain undefeated in season 2020.  The Steelers are the first team to start a season 9-0 since Cam Newton’s Panthers did so in 2015.

2. Kansas City Chiefs (8-1)

Super Bowl Odds: +350
Previous Rank: 2

The Chiefs will return from their Week 10 bye to face the Raiders in Week 11. Kansas City will be hoping to tie the head to head matchup for the year at 1-1, while redeeming themselves from their Week 5 loss to the Raiders at Arrowhead. Their only loss for the season so far. 

3. New Orleans Saints (7-2)

Super Bowl Odds: +750
Previous Rank: 4

After conceding the first touchdown of the game, the Saints made easy work out of the undermanned 49’ers, without requiring a dominant quarterback performance. New Orleans took control of the game defensively, forcing four San Francisco turnovers. While Alvin Kamara continued to dominate on offense with three touchdowns and 98 scrimmage yards. It wasn’t all good news for the Saints with 41-year-old quarterback Drew Brees suffering a collapsed lung and multiple rib fractures during the game.

4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-3)

Super Bowl Odds: +900
Previous Rank: 7

The Bucs bounced back from their embarrassing Week 9 loss to the Saints with a 46-23 victory over the Panthers. Tom Brady also responded well from his 3 interceptions against New Orleans, throwing for 341 yards and three touchdowns against Carolina. Given the injury to Saints QB Drew Brees, the door is still open for the Bucs to steal the NFC South division, with a big Week 11 matchup against the Rams on the horizon.

5. Arizona Cardinals (6-3)

Super Bowl Odds: +2200
Previous Rank: 9

As amazing as it was, do not be fooled by the Murray to Hopkins ‘Hail Mary’. Yes it was remarkable. Yes it got the Cardinals the win. However, Arizona were clearly the better team during their 32-30 victory over the Bill on Sunday, and they deserved to win that game. The Cardinals are now in a three way 6-3 tie at the top of the NFC West ahead of their division matchup against Seattle in Week 11.

6. Green Bay Packers (7-2)

Super Bowl Odds: +1000
Previous Rank: 8

It was far from convincing but the Packers got it done against the Jaguars to hold onto a four point win. Jacksonville exploited Green Bay’s deficiencies defending against the run and on special teams, with Jaguars rookie running back James Robinsons rushing for 109 yards as well as Keelan Cole recording a 91-yard punt return touchdown. However, Aaron Rodgers managed to find Marquez Valdes-Scantling four times for 149 yards and a touchdown, taking the receiving pressure off an injury compromised Davante Adams. It was an ugly win, but an important one for the Packers who are still in the conversation as favourites to win the NFC.

7. Buffalo Bills (7-3)

Super Bowl Odds: +2000
Previous Rank: 5

The Bills thought they’d stolen the game against the Cardinals after an impressive go-ahead final drive, only to be stunned by Deandre Hopkins ‘Hail Mary’ reception. Two interceptions for Josh Allen did not help their cause, however the Bills defense was more costly, giving up 17 third quarter points. Buffalo were a last second incompletion off an 8-2 record and a firm grip on the AFC East. Now at 7-3 each game is more important with the Dolphins only one game back.

8. Miami Dolphins (6-3)

Super Bowl Odds: +4000
Previous Rank: 10

Five straight wins for the Dolphins and a 3-0 start to Tua Tagovailoa’s career as a starter. Tua was solid once again, throwing for 169 yards and two touchdowns but it is the Dolphins defense and special teams that has made them one of the most well rounded teams in football. Miami are now only one game behind Buffalo in the AFC East, and will look to make it six wins in a row when they take on the Broncos in Week 11.

9. Los Angeles Rams (6-3)

Super Bowl Odds: +2000
Previous Rank: 14

Sean McVay continued his great record coming off a bye as the Rams registered a 23-17 win over the Seahawks to join Seattle and Arizona with a 6-3 record at the top of the NFC West. The Rams pass rush was the key to their victory, sacking Russell Wilson six times and pressuring the quarterback into two interceptions. Los Angeles are efficient on offense, ruthless on defense and are starting to look like one of the most complete teams in the NFC.

10. Baltimore Ravens (6-3)

Super Bowl Odds: +900
Previous Rank: 3

Monsoon-like conditions in Foxborough certainly did not favour Baltimore on Sunday Night Football, however the Ravens did themselves no favours in their 23-17 loss to the Patriots. Lamar Jackson and the offense are not functioning effectively while their defense continues to battle through injuries. A preseason favourite to win the Super Bowl, now trying to hold onto a Wild Card spot in the AFC… things are not running smoothly in Baltimore.

11. Seattle Seahawks (6-3)

Super Bowl Odds: +1000
Previous Rank: 6

Since starting the season 5-0, the Seahawks have unravelled to a 6-3 record, now sharing top spot in the NFC West with both the Rams and the Cardinals. Seattle’s running game is non-existent, their defense is continually giving up big yards and most recently Russell Wilson and his offensive line have been disappointing. Wilson and the Seahawks offense had been outweighing Seattle’s dismal defense throughout the first seven games of this season. However, in the past two weeks Wilson has been sacked 11 times, thrown four interceptions and not registered a touchdown. Defensively, Seattle may be too far gone to fix this season, which only puts more pressure on Wilson and the offensive line to try and carry Seattle into the postseason.

12. Indianapolis Colts (6-3)

Super Bowl Odds: +2500
Previous Rank: 12

The Colts registered a 34-17 win over Tennessee on Thursday Night Football to tie the Titans for top spot in the AFC South. Indianapolis’ defense was impressive once again, allowing 294 total yards, and holding the Titan’s scoreless in the second half. The Colts will face the Packers in Week 11 before another matchup against Tennessee in Week 12, where they will have the chance to sweep the Titans for the season and edge forward as favourites to win the AFC South.

13. Las Vegas Raiders (6-3)

Super Bowl Odds: +4000
Previous Rank: 13

The Raiders defense feasted on Drew Lock and the Broncos in their 37-12 Week 10 victory. Las Vegas recorded four interceptions, two sacks and a fumble recovery on Sunday, while Josh Jacobs ran for 112 yards and two touchdowns on offense. The Raiders are a solid, well rounded team and a big chance of claiming a Wild Card spot in the AFC. Las Vegas will be put to the test in Week 11 as they come up against a well-rested Kansas City, with the opportunity to sweep their head to head matchup against the reigning champs/division foes.

14. Tennessee Titans (6-3)

Super Bowl Odds: +2500
Previous Rank: 11

Like Seattle, Tennessee have unravelled since their 5-0 start. The Titan’s defensive woes continued in Week 10 as Indianapolis put up 34 points and 430 yards on Thursday Night Football. Teams with a strong rushing defense matchup well against the Titans as their reliance on Derrick Henry is beginning to be more of a weakness than a strength. Tennessee will take on a wounded Baltimore in Week 11 before getting their chance at redemption against the Colts in Week 12. A season defining two weeks coming up for the Titans.

15. Cleveland Browns (6-3)

Super Bowl Odds: +5000
Previous Rank: 16

It was wet, windy and ugly in Cleveland on Sunday, and it was exactly what the Browns needed to hold off an upset against the Texans. Cleveland held Deshaun Watson and the Texans scoreless through the first three quarters of their 10-7 victory, as Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt became just the fifth pair of running backs in franchise history to both surpass 100 rushing yards in the same game. With the Eagles and Jaguars to come, the Browns are in the hunt for an AFC Wild Card playoff spot.

16. New England Patriots (4-5)

Super Bowl Odds: +10000
Previous Rank: 20

The Pats stunned Baltimore in Week 11 with a 23-17 win on a wet and windy Sunday night in Foxborough. Offensively, the Patriots have established a strong running game with Damien Harris, Rex Burkhead and Cam Newton all continuing their solid form. New England registered their second win in a row and second consecutive week without a turnover, keeping their season alive… just.  

17. Minnesota Vikings (4-5)

Super Bowl Odds: +9000
Previous Rank: 17

It wasn’t the explosive, free flowing Dalvin Cook that we’ve been used to over the past few weeks however 96 yards from 30 carries helped the Vikings grind out a 19-13 victory. Kirk Cousins also impressed, finding Adam Thielen in the end zone twice while racking up 292 yards. Minnesota are now 4-5 with the Cowboys, Panthers and Jaguars in the next three weeks. Watch this space for an NFC Wild Card spot.

18. Chicago Bears (5-5)

Super Bowl Odds: +7000
Previous Rank: 15

Chicago’s one touchdown on Monday Night Football came from a 104 yard Cordarrelle Patterson kickoff return to start the second half. The Bears only added two field goals to their score, going down 19-13 to the Vikings. Chicago’s defense was solid again forcing two Minnesota turnovers, however the Bears only accumulated 149 total yards on offense. Now on a four game losing streak the Bears will head into a Week 11 bye looking to rejuvenate their offense.

19. Detroit Lions (4-5)

Super Bowl Odds: +10000
Previous Rank: 26

A 59-yard game winning field goal from Matt Prater saved Detroit from blowing their 14 point fourth quarter lead. Matthew Stafford and D’Andre Swift are doing enough offensively to keep the Lions close to .500 and subsequently keep Matt Patricia employed. Swift carried the ball 16 times for 81 yards while also bringing in five receptions for 68 yards and a touchdown in Detroit’s first win at home for the season. 

20. Atlanta Falcons (3-6)

Super Bowl Odds: +12500
Previous Rank: 23

The Falcons entered their Week 10 bye having won three of their past four games. Atlanta will hit the road to face New Orleans in Week 11, most likely without Drew Brees.

21. San Francisco 49’ers (4-6)

Super Bowl Odds: +6600
Previous Rank: 18

The 49’ers have now lost three games in a row and are limping into their Week 11 bye. Now at 4-6 and last in the NFC West, the 2019 NFC champs have been derailed by injuries in 2020. With Nick Bosa, Jimmy Garoppolo, George Kittle, and Raheem Mostert all missing for extended periods. 

22. New York Giants (3-7)

Super Bowl Odds: +25000
Previous Rank: 28

With three wins and three single possession losses in their past six matches, the Giants are playing well and are now a genuine chance of taking out the NFC East. New York registered a 10 point victory over Philadelphia in Week 10, joining the division leading Eagles on three wins. Daniel Jones was efficient, completing 21/28 passes, rushing for 64 yards and a touchdown and also not throwing an interception for the second week in a row. Facing the Bengals in Week 11, a win for the Giants could move them to top spot in the NFC East heading into Week 12. 

23. Los Angeles Chargers (2-7)

Super Bowl Odds: +25000
Previous Rank: 21

The Chargers lost a close one… AGAIN. Despite outscoring Miami in quarters two, three and four, a 14-0 first quarter in favour of the Dolphins was too big of a mountain for Justin Herbert to climb. The Chargers defense has underperformed in 2020, but the blame for these close losses has to sit with Anthony Lynn. A Week 11 matchup against the winless Jets is a must win game for the confidence of Los Angeles’ young offense.

24. Philadelphia Eagles (3-5-1)

Super Bowl Odds: +6000
Previous Rank: 19

The Eagles squandered a massive opportunity to move two games clear at the top of the NFC East following their 27-17 loss to the Giants. Philadelphia still sits on top of the division although now shares three wins with New York. Despite not adding to his league leading interception tally, Carson Wentz was once again disappointing and will have to improve if Philly are any chance of winning their division and getting a home playoff game.

25. Carolina Panthers (3-7)

Super Bowl Odds: +15000
Previous Rank: 22

Things are going from bad to worse in Carolina with quarterback Teddy Bridgewater suffering a knee injury in the Panthers 46-23 loss to the Bucs. With Bridgewater in doubt and McCaffrey already on the side lines, Carolina’s offensive struggles are set to continue. While defensively, the Panthers inability to defend against the run is becoming more evident each week, and is a big reason why Tampa Bay dominated the football game, rushing for 210 yards and two touchdowns.

26. Cincinnati Bengals (2-6-1)

Super Bowl Odds: +50000
Previous Rank: 24

The Bengals ran into a much better team on Sunday and it reflected in the score line, as Pittsburgh ran away with a 26 point win. The Bengals offensive line was once again poor, allowing Joe Burrow to be sacked four times. Tee Higgins impressed for Cincinnati with 115 yards and a touchdown from seven catches, however first string running back Joe Mixon was noticeably missed. The Bengals will be much more competitive against Washington in Week 11.

27. Houston Texans (2-7)

Super Bowl Odds: +50000
Previous Rank: 27

On a Sunday that saw former Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins bring in one of the greatest game winning catches in NFL history, Houston failed to put up a singular point for the first three quarters of their 10-7 loss to the Browns. In wet and windy conditions, the Texans lack of a quality running back and rushing defense was evident, as Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt both ran for 100+ yards, while Houston combined for 90 yards on the ground.

28. Denver Broncos (3-6)

Super Bowl Odds: +17500
Previous Rank: 25

The Broncos were dominated by the Raiders in Week 10, suffering a 37-12 loss. Drew Lock threw a career high four interceptions as the Las Vegas defense forced five Denver turnovers. Given that Lock completed less than 50% of his passes, the offense only recorded 66 rushing yards and the defense failed to force a Raiders turnover, the Broncos were never a chance of winning this football game. Denver has the chance to bounce back against an in form Miami in Week 11.

29. Washington Football Team (2-7)

Super Bowl Odds: +50000
Previous Rank: 30

The comeback player of the year favourite Alex Smith almost led one of the comebacks of the year, as Washington put up 17 fourth quarter points to tie their game against Detroit. That was until Lions kicker Matt Prater nailed a 59-yard field goal to give Detroit the 30-27 victory. Smith threw for 390 yards completing 38/55 passes. Washington have shown lots of fight with a rebuilding roster this season, but they just aren’t quite competitive enough in 2020.

30. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-8)

Super Bowl Odds: +100000
Previous Rank: 31

Rookie duo Jake Luton and James Robinson were impressive against Green Bay, as the Jaguars pushed the Packers for all 60 minutes in their 24-20 loss. Now with a 1-8 record, the Jaguars are still very much in play of finishing with the worst record in the league and claiming the number one pick in the NFL draft. However, it was good to see Jacksonville fight it out against a quality opposition. They will need to show more of the same against the undefeated Steelers in Week 11.

31. Dallas Cowboys (2-7)

Super Bowl Odds: +20000
Previous Rank: 29

Given that New York defeated Philadelphia in Week 10, Dallas will return from their bye week with top spot in the NFC East still very much in play. With only two wins for the season, the Cowboys find themselves only one win behind the division leading Eagles ahead of their Week 11 matchup against the Vikings.

32. New York Jets (0-9)

Super Bowl Odds: +200000
Previous Rank: 32

The Jets will return from their Week 10 bye still on the quest for their first win of the 2020 season. New York will look to make it happen in Week 11 against one of the few teams that know how to lose games as well as they do, the Chargers.

*Odds correct at time of publication.

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