If the Week 12 Power Rankings are anywhere near as good as the Monday night game, we're cooking with grease ...
Didn't most of the banks fail?
Yes, it does. But just one spot.
I do, too.
Until then, let's look at how the league stacks up. Feel free to send your thoughts ... @Harrison_NFL is the place.
Let the dissension commence ...
Is there a more inconsistent team than Detroit? The Lions can score in a heartbeat through the air -- and yet they lead the league in drops. Jim Schwartz is the only coach to have taken them to the playoffs in the Y2K era -- and yet his call to fake a field-goal attempt changed the complexion (and momentum) of Sunday's loss. How about the fact that every year, we hear how great the front four is -- and yet that group was completely missing in the second half in Pittsburgh?
Rating Detroit is a challenge.
**Ray Rice:** *So this is what it feels like to be a lead running back.*
**[Ravens](/teams/baltimoreravens/profile?team=BAL) fans:** *We're watching a $100 million contract at work.*
**Joe Flacco:** *Who's [Deonte Thompson](/player/deontethompson/2534436/profile)? Oh, one of my receivers. I knew that.* </content:power-ranking>
A lot of fans were upset with me for saying (tongue in cheek) that Cleveland was screwing up at tanking the season. Frankly, I'm on the record as thinking the Trent Richardson deal was smart for the franchise, but like it or not, that move and rumors of a Josh Gordon trade created the perception that the team was playing for next season. The thing is, even if the Browns do go on a run and finish with a decent record, neither of their two first-round draft picks will be high; there's just no getting around that. Other than building confidence, going 7-9 or 8-8 doesn't do much for this squad, because Cleveland is out of the AFC North race.
***Power Rankings fun fact:*** Wilder set an NFL record (since surpassed) with 407 carries in 1984. Rainey might never do that, but still; in this day and age, 30 attempts for 163 yards translates to a big-time workload. </content:power-ranking>
"Schaub should b glad Johnson didn't go Cortland Finnegan on him."