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Week 13: Saints, Ravens, 49ers, Steelers looking up at Pack

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An emotional victory over the San Francisco 49ers in last Thursday's "Har-Bowl" wasn't quite enough to boost the Baltimore Ravens into the No. 2 spot behind the undefeated Green Bay Packers in this week's NFL.com Power Poll.

Instead, John Harbaugh's team will have to settle for No. 3, behind Drew Brees and the explosive New Orleans Saints, who regained the No. 2 spot they've held at various times this season, thanks to an impressive 49-24 victory over the New York Giants on Monday night.

 

How they voted ...
An impressive win over the Giants on "Monday Night Football" vaulted Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints back into the No. 2 spot in this week's Power Poll. Find out where our experts rank your favorite team here ...

" Fan Rankings: Prove the experts wrong

Other notable developments from Week 12:

» Maybe it's all the injuries, but the Kansas City Chiefs were the most polarizing team in the poll, with experts ranking them as high as No. 18 and as low as No. 30.

» Changing fortunes in the NFC East were represented, as the surging Dallas Cowboys climbed to No. 8, their highest ranking of the season, while the slumping Giants, in first place just a couple weeks ago, fell to No. 13.

» There was unanimity at the bottom, where all nine of our experts ranked the Indianapolis Colts as the worst team in the league and the St. Louis Rams as the next-worst.


 

NFL.com Power Poll

Teams ranked Nos. 1 through 32, as voted on by a panel of nine NFL.com and NFL Network experts . Total points based on 32 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 32nd-place vote.
Rank
Previous
Team
W-L
First-place votes
Last-place votes
Points
1
1
Green Bay Packers
11-0
9
-
288
2
3
New Orleans Saints
8-3
-
-
265
3
5
Baltimore Ravens
8-3
-
-
264
4t
2
San Francisco 49ers
9-2
-
-
260
4t
4
Pittsburgh Steelers
8-3
-
-
260
6
7
New England Patriots
8-3
-
-
255
7
6
Houston Texans
8-3
-
-
228
8
13
Dallas Cowboys
7-4
-
-
212
9
11
Atlanta Falcons
7-4
-
-
208
10
8
Chicago Bears
7-4
-
-
205
11
12
Cincinnati Bengals
7-4
-
-
204
12
14
Oakland Raiders
7-4
-
-
193
13
10
New York Giants
6-5
-
-
186
14
9
Detroit Lions
7-4
-
-
183
15
15t
Denver Broncos
6-5
-
-
157
16
15t
New York Jets
6-5
-
-
155
17
18
Tennessee Titans
6-5
-
-
147
18
17
Philadelphia Eagles
4-7
-
-
124
19
19
Buffalo Bills
5-6
-
-
117
20
23
Miami Dolphins
3-8
-
-
103
21
21
San Diego Chargers
4-7
-
-
100
22
20
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
4-7
-
-
98
23
22
Seattle Seahawks
4-7
-
-
80
24
25
Kansas City Chiefs
4-7
-
-
78
25
28t
Arizona Cardinals
4-7
-
-
72
26
28t
Washington Redskins
4-7
-
-
71
27
27
Carolina Panthers
3-8
-
-
68
28
26
Cleveland Browns
4-7
-
-
57
29
24
Minnesota Vikings
2-9
-
-
49
30
30
Jacksonville Jaguars
3-8
-
-
38
31
31
St. Louis Rams
2-9
-
-
18
32
32
Indianapolis Colts
0-11
-
9
9


 

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