2023 NFL Power Rankings – Week 13

1. Philadelphia Eagles (10-1): The Eagles won another close game, coming from behind to defeat the Bills in overtime, 37-34. A 59-yard field goal by Eagles kicker Jake Elliott with twenty seconds left in the fourth quarter tied the game and sent it into overtime. Next: +3 vs San Francisco 49ers – Sun, Dec. 3 – O/U: 46.5 (ATS: 7-2-2 – O/U: 6-5)

2. Dallas Cowboys (8-3): Cornerback DaRon Bland set an NFL record with his fifth pick-6 of the season in the Cowboys rout of the Commanders in Dallas on Thanksgiving Day. The Cowboys look really good against bad teams. Next: -9 vs Seattle Seahawks - Thu, Nov. 30 – O/U: 46.5 (ATS: 8-3 – O/U: 7-4)

3. San Francisco 49ers (8-3): Running back Christian McCaffrey rushed for 114 yards and two touchdowns in the 49ers 31-13 win over the Seahawks in Seattle. The 49ers have a two-game lead over the Seahawks in the NFC West. Next: -3 at Philadelphia Eagles – Sun, Dec. 3 – O/U: 46.5 (ATS: 6-5 – O/U: 6-5)

4. Miami Dolphins (8-3): The Dolphins easily knocked off the Jets on the road, 34-13. Former Oregon star Jevon Holland returned an interception 99 yards for a touchdown in the victory. Next: -9.5 at Washington Commanders - Sun, Dec. 3 – O/U: 49.5 (ATS: 7-4 – O/U: 6-5)

5. Baltimore Ravens (9-3): Rookie wide receiver Zay Flowers scored two touchdowns in the Ravens 20-10 victory over the Chargers. The Chargers passed on Flowers in the 2023 NFL draft, selecting wide receiver Quentin Johnston instead. That has worked out well for the Ravens and not so well for the Chargers. Next: Bye – Following week: N/A vs Los Angeles Rams – Sun, Dec. 10 – O/U: N/A (ATS: 8-4 – O/U: 5-7)

6. Kansas City Chiefs (8-3): The Chiefs rebounded from their loss at home to the Eagles to defeat the Raiders in Las Vegas. The Chiefs trailed early 14-0, but quarterback Patrick Mahomes led the Chiefs comeback, throwing for 298 yards and two touchdowns. Mahomes was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week in Week 12 for his performance. Next: -6.5 at Green Bay Packers - Sun, Dec. 3 – O/U: 42.5 (ATS: 7-4 – O/U: 3-8)

7. Detroit Lions (8-3): The Lions came ready to play on Thanksgiving Day, but the Packers came ready to win, taking a 17-point halftime lead and cruising to a 29-22 win over the Lions. The Pack outplayed the Lions from start to finish. The offensive and defensive lines on the Lions have struggled the past few games. Next: -4.5 at New Orleans Saints – Sun, Dec. 3 – O/U: 45.5 (ATS: 7-4 – O/U: 7-4)

8. Jacksonville Jaguars (8-3): Linebacker Josh Allen was named the Defensive Player of the Week in Week 12 as the Jaguars defeated the Texans, 24-21. Allen had 12 pressures, 2.5 sacks and four quarterback hits in the victory. Next: -7.5 vs Cincinnati Bengals - Mon, Dec. 4 – O/U: 38.5 (ATS: 8-3 – O/U: 5-6)

9. Pittsburgh Steelers (7-4): Running back Najee Harris rushed for 9 yards and a touchdown in a 16-10 victory over the Bengals. Quarterback Kenny Pickett threw for 276 yards in a good sign for the Steelers offensive attack. Next: -5.5 vs Arizona Cardinals – Sun, Dec. 3 – O/U: 40.5 (ATS: 7-4 – O/U: 2-9)

10. Cleveland Browns (7-4): Rookie quarterback Dorian-Thompson Robinson threw his first NFL touchdown pass against the Broncos, but a concussion injury knocked him out for the game in the 29-12 loss at Denver to the Broncos. Next: +3.5 at Los Angeles Rams – Sun, Dec. 3 – O/U: 39.5 (ATS: 6-4-1 – O/U: 6-5)

11. Seattle Seahawks (6-5): The Seahawks struggled again, this time losing to the 49ers, 31-13. Quarterback Geno Smith came in playing hurt and after six sacks from the 49ers, he was not feeling much better. Next: +9 at Dallas Cowboys - Thu, Nov. 30 – O/U: 46.5 (ATS: 5-5-1 – O/U: 5-6)

12. Denver Broncos (6-5): The Broncos won their fourth straight game, beating the Browns, 29-12. The Broncos have beaten the Chiefs, Bills, Vikings, and Browns in consecutive weeks, and have gone from a league joke to a solid playoff contender. Next: +3.5 at Houston Texans - Sun, Sun. 3 – O/U: 47.5 (ATS: 4-6-1 – O/U: 5-6)

13. Houston Texans (6-5): Rookie Quarterback C.J. Stroud threw for 304 yards and two touchdowns, but it was not enough in a 24-21 loss to the Jaguars. Stroud in eleven games has thrown for 3,266 yards, passing the rookie record Justin Herbert set of 3,224 yards through 11 games. Next: +3.5 vs Denver Broncos – Sun, Dec. 3 – O/U 47.5 (ATS: 5-6 – O/U: 4-7)

14. Buffalo Bills (6-6): The Bills got a superstar performance from quarterback Josh Allen, but it was not enough in an overtime loss to the Eagles. Allen threw for 339 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 81 yards and two touchdowns in the loss. Next: Bye – Following week: N/A at Kansas City Chiefs - Sun, Dec. 10 – O/U: 48.5 (ATS: 4-8 – O/U: 4-8)

15. Indianapolis Colts (6-5): The Colts defeated the Titans and have a real shot at making the playoffs. With Gardner Minshew as their starting quarterback. Running back Johnathan Taylor will miss the next few weeks with a thumb injury, but the Colts remaining schedule is not daunting. Next: -1.5 at Tennessee Titans – Sun, Dec. 3 – O/U: 42.5 (ATS: 7-4 – O/U: 7-4)

16. Minnesota Vikings (6-6): Quarterback Joshua Dobbs threw four interceptions in a subpar performance against the Bears, which the Vikings lost 12-10 at home. The loss was a blow to the Vikings playoff hopes and may cost Dobbs his starting job. Next: Bye: - Following week: N/A at Las Vegas Raiders – Sun, Dec. 10 – O/U: N/A (ATS: 7-4-1 – O/U: 3-9)

17. Los Angeles Rams (5-6): Running back Kyren Williams had 204 yards from scrimmage and scored two touchdowns in leading the Rams to a blowout victory over the Cardinals. Williams rushed for 143 yards and had 61 receiving yards and was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 12. Next: -3.5 vs Cleveland Browns – Sun, Dec. 3 – O/U: 44.5 (ATS: 5-5-1 – O/U: 4-7)

18. Green Bay Packers (5-6): Quarterback Jordan Love is suddenly on a roll after throwing three touchdown passes in a 29-22 win over the Lions. Love had a career game against the Chargers the week before, but this was more impressive against a good defense. Next: +6.5 vs Kansas City Chiefs - Sun, Dec. 3 – O/U: 42.5 (ATS: 6-5 – O/U: 5-6)

19. New Orleans Saints (5-6): The Saints lost a game to the Falcons that they needed to win to get a lock on the NFC South division. Quarterback Derek Carr needs to step up his game in the next six weeks if he hopes to win a division title. Carr was never able to win a division title with the Raiders and is beginning to look like his best days are behind him. Next: +4.5 vs Detroit Lions – Sun, De. 3 – O/U: 45.5 (ATS: 2-8-1 – O/U: 3-8)

20. Las Vegas Raiders (5-7): The Raiders blew a 14-0 lead to the Chiefs in another loss to Patrick Mahomes and Company. There are rumors that the Raiders are interested in former Stanford head coach David Shaw, who has coached for the Raiders in the past. That would be an interesting hire. Next: Bye – Following week: N/A vs Minnesota Vikings - Sun, Dec. 10 – O/U: N/A (ATS: 6-6 – O/U: 3-9)

21. Cincinnati Bengals (5-6): The Bengals lost on Sunday to the Steelers, their third consecutive loss and find themselves in last place in the AFC North. Without injured quarterback Joe Burrow, this season is effectively over for the Bengals. Next: +7.5 at Jacksonville Jaguars – Mon, Dec. 4 – O/U 38.5 (ATS: 4-6-1 – O/U: 5-6)

22. Atlanta Falcons (5-6): The Falcons snapped a three-game losing streak with a 24-15 win over the Saints to move into first place in the NFC South. Rookie running back Bijan Robinson scored two touchdowns in the victory. The Falcons have some offensive talent if they can just find a quarterback that can stop turning the ball over. Next: -2.5 at New York Jets – Sun, Dec. 3 – O/U: 34 (ATS: 3-8 – O/U: 4-7)

23. Los Angeles Chargers (4-7): The fading Chargers lost their third consecutive game, 20-10 at home. The loss was fourth at home this season for the Chargers. The Chargers were expected to be a playoff team but are closer to having a top ten pick in the 2024 NFL Draft. Head coach Brandon Staley needs to put together a winning streak to save his job. Next: -6 at New England Patriots - Sun, Dec. 3 – O/U: 39.5 (ATS: 4-7 – O/U: 3-8)

24. New York Jets (4-7): The offensively challenged Jets were easily defeated by the Dolphins at home, 34-13. The Jets are ranked 31st in total offensive yardage per game at 260.2 yards per game, 31st in passing yardage per game at 166.8 yards per game, and 30th in scoring per game at 14.8 points per game. Next: +2.5 vs Atlanta Falcons - Sun, Dec. 3 – O/U: 34 (ATS: 4-6-1 – O/U: 4-7)

25. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-7): The Buccaneers lost to the Colts to fall to 4-7 for the season and in third place in the NFC South. Being in third place in the NFC South is not a good thing. Their opponent for this week gives them hope for a victory in Week 13. Next: -5.5 vs Carolina Panthers - Sun, Dec. 3 – O/U: 37.5 (ATS: 7-4 – O/U: 3-8)

26. Tennessee Titans (4-7): The Titans ended their three-game losing streak with an unimpressive 17-10 win over the Panthers. The Titans have not beaten a team with a winning record this season, an indication of the kind of season they are having in Nashville. Next: +1.5 vs Indianapolis Colts – Sun, Dec. 3 – O/U: 42.5 (ATS: 5-6 – O/U: 3-8)

27. Chicago Bears (4-8): The Bears became the first team this season to win a game without scoring a touchdown, defeating the Vikings on four field goals, 12-10. The Bears have the Panthers first round pick in 2024, the likely top pick in the 2024 draft, and it is hard to see how they can pass up on USC's Caleb Williams. Next: Bye – Following week: N/A vs Detroit Lions - Sun, Dec. 10 – O/U: N/A (ATS: 5-5-2 – O/U: 7-5)

28. New York Giants (4-8): The Giants have a two-game winning streak after defeating the Patriots, 10-7. The Giants will get a bye this week and return to play the Packers at home in Week 14. The Giant fans can take a break from watching their team this week and watch good NFL football on TV. Next: Bye – Following week: N/A vs Green Bay Packers – Mon, Dec. 11 – O/U: N/A (ATS: 4-7-1 – O/U: 3-9)

29. Washington Commanders (4-8): The Commanders have plenty of needs, as the Cowboys showed in their blowout win over the Commanders on Thanksgiving Day, but none bigger than protecting their quarterback. Quarterback Sam Howell leads the NFL in passing yards with 3,339 and has been sacked 55 times. This team needs to draft a left tackle, among their many needs. Next: +9.5 vs Miami Dolphins – Sun, Dec. 3 – O/U: 49.5 (ATS: 5-6-1 – O/U: 7-5)

30. Arizona Cardinals (2-10): The Cardinals lost to the Rams, and no one really cares. This is a rebuilding project, and this team is loaded with draft picks in the 2024 NFL Draft. The Cardinals will have 12 draft picks in the first five rounds, starting with a top five pick in next year's draft. Next: +3.5 at Pittsburgh Steelers - Sun, Dec. 3 – O/U: 40.5 (ATS: 6-6 – O/U: 7-5)

31. New England Patriots (2-9): The Patriots lost to the Giants in Week 12, 10-7, in the Crummy Game of Week. The Pats have a terrible offense, and it will be interesting to see how they perform against the NFL's worst defense in Week 13. Next: +6 vs Los Angeles Chargers – Sun, Dec. 3 – O/U: 39.5 (ATS: 2-9 – O/U: 3-8)

32. Carolina Panthers (1-10): The Panthers decided to fire head coach Frank Reich after another loss, this one to the Titans, 17-10. As if firing the head coach will solve their problems. The Panthers went all in on rookie quarterback Bryce Young and gave him a weak supporting cast. The Panthers top wide receiver is Adam Thielen, a 33-year-old veteran who is a good possession receiver, but not a No. 1 receiver. The offensive line is bad, and the Panthers traded their first-round pick in 2024 for Young. What a mess! Next: +5.5 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Sun, Dec. 3 – O/U: 37.5 (ATS: 1-8-2 – O/U: 3-8)

 

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