With just two undefeated teams remaining, and fighting for the top spot, the top of our 2012 NFL Power Rankings are filled again with the same teams. However, the middle of the pack continues to jump around as the Saints get their first win, the Packers lose again, the Bears win in dominate fashion, and the NFC West continues to shake things up.
1. Atlanta Falcons (5-0)↑1
The Falcons didn’t blowout the Redskins, but they did enough to take back the number one sport in our NFL Power Rankings..
2. Houston Texans (5-0)↓1
I was expecting the Texans to come out and crush the Jets, but they only won by six. What’s more, they seem to have lost Brian Cushing for the year.
3. San Francisco 49ers (4-1)↔
After having a 100-yard rusher, two 100-yard receivers, and a 300-yard passer, these 49ers can say they’ve done something on offense that the Joe Montana and Steve Young 49ers never did.
4. Baltimore Ravens (4-1)↔
Baltimore’s offense took a step back in the week 5 win against the Chiefs, but a win is a win.
The Patriots have a ton of weapons and as long as they can keep utilizing them no one will know which one to focus on.
6. Chicago Bears (4-1)↑7
“Peanut” Tillman and Lance Briggs each now have two straight games with a touchdown. Given that these gentlemen play defense, I doubt this pace keeps up, but ride it while you can Bears fans.
7. Green Bay Packers (2-3)↓2
The Packers suffered devastating injuries on Sunday with the loss of B.J. Raji and Cedric Benson. We’ll see if the next in line can help the cause. Read more…