The NFL's wildest week yet -- at least in terms of who beat who -- closed last night in Cincinnati with yet *another* upset. Week 11 Power Rankings reflect the wacky nature of the league these days, with nearly every team besides the top-ranked Patriots shifting around.
Those suspenders do look pretty tight, Sam.
Yep, the Cowboys plummeted, Chris -- but not that far. They keep losing in the final moments, and they're getting back the man who posted the best passer rating in the NFL in 2014.
For analysis on every team, take a look below. As always, feel free to share your take ... @HarrisonNFL is the place.
That's the point with these dudes. The Panthers are a team of contributors, kind of like Bill Belichick's first Super Bowl team, the 2001 Patriots. And if they keep going like this, the Packers or Cardinals or whoever will be playing in mid-January for the NFC title in damp, swampy Charlotte. (Well, at least for last season's Cardinals playoff game. Don't argue.)
What an ugly loss. Tyler Eifert's Barry Bonds elbow armor finally stopped him from catching perfectly thrown balls. Did A.J. Green look like he was jogging on a route that was broken up on that last drive? Or show any sense of urgency to recover his fumble at the end? Upon further review, maybe he just couldn't locate the ball. Thoughts, Who Dey Nation? (@HarrisonNFL) Overall, the offense appeared to disappear. Just a grotesque first blemish -- on the national stage, to boot.
-- A half-million Dolphin fans ... and maybe a pod or two of actual dolphins.
That Jarvis Landry touchdown, coming when it did, in a game won by one point, was a gift from the Marks Brothers -- er, the Marx Brothers? Heckuva deal for Texan Dan Campbell, who's gone from bodybuilder to savior to *It was fun while it lasted, man* to leading a team that is suddenly in the thick of the wild-card race. Thank you, Bills and Vikings. </content:power-ranking>
In precisely the kind of game the Rams needed to control at home in order to stay in the playoff race, they were terrible. Every year, St. Louis pulls off a mini hot streak, say winning three out of four, only to falter in the important games against inferior opponents. St. Louis let an injury-riddled Bears team control the game, with a rookie back running wild.
***UPDATE:** Pettine announced Tuesday that Manziel will be the Browns' starting quarterback for the remainder of the season.* </content:power-ranking>