NFL Power Rankings | Week Eleven

Another addition to our NFL coverage this season, writer Dean Malpass has joined Team DC to share how he see things stacking up in the Big League this season, with full 32-team Power Rankings each week! 

Dean’s no stranger to a pigskin, having played and coached as part of the Britball Nation – where does he see each team stacking up following some of the nailbiters in Week Seven?

1. Saints (9-1)

Dominated the Eagles and cemented their place atop these rankings for another week. Right now I have zero concerns with them, and that’s rare.




2. Rams (10-1)

Won the MNF shootout to end all shootouts. The scoreline from this game moved as quickly as the digits on my electricity meter. Kilowatts per hour for your next fantasy team name, who’s with me?


3. Steelers (7-2-1)

It was squeaky-bum time as the Steelers needed all sixty precious minutes to edge their nemesis Jaguars.



4. Chiefs (9-1)

It isn’t very often that a team puts up a 50 burger and loses. It also isn’t very often that a team concedes 50 and wins. Hold.


5. Patriots (7-3)



6. Bears (7-3)

The Bears just announced their arrival with another impressive win. I’m staying on that L-train baby! Toot-toot!


7. Texans (7-3)

The Texans winning is starting to feel predictable if not expected yet, in the suddenly frisky AFC South.


8. Chargers (7-3)

If this loss is a blip then this team will go far. If it is a return to typical Chargers form then they won’t. Can this LA leopard change its spots?

9. Panthers (6-4)

The Panthers aren’t quite good enough to lose and stay high. I’m worried about their D on the road and can’t see them beating a high scoring offence.


10. Vikings (5-4-1)

The #2 team in the NFC North should be good enough for playoff ball.





11. Colts (5-5)

The Colts are so hot right now they should be a Derek Zoolander arch-rival! Big risers here.



12. Titans (5-5)

The latest victim of the surging Colts, sees them slide. I think the plan was for their offence to play as well as their defence, not the other way around?


13. Seahawks (5-5)

Back at .500 and with a running game! If Pete Carroll is going down, he’s going down swinging!

14. Cowboys (5-5)

Good fortune might be blessed upon them to take the NFC (L)East crown and all the marbles.



15. Ravens (5-5)

I don’t see a great deal of explosion or depth in the skill positions but beating a divisional rival covers many weaknesses.

16. Packers (4-5-1)

It’s beneath me to say “I told you so…”. But I kinda did.


17. Redskins (6-4)

When the football gods have given your team the injury curse, no one is safe.




18. Bengals (5-5)

No AJ no likey.


19. Eagles (4-6)

This defending Super Bowl champ might prefer to miss the playoffs altogether rather than play the Saints again. That’s convenient because they will miss them anyway.

20. Broncos (3-6)

Are hanging around in most games and frustrating better opponents. Kudos to them.

21. Lions (4-6)

Finally found some lead in the Matt Patricia pencil. Atta boy.



22. Falcons (4-6)

Yep, it’s over.




23. Dolphins (5-5)





24. Browns (3-5-1)




25. Jaguars (3-7)

So, so close… Rumour has it that Shad Khan has asked the NFL to shorten future games to 51 minutes long and ban forward passes of more than 20 yards.


26. Buccaneers (3-7)

I’m not wasting time or characters on these guys.




27. Bills (3-7)



28. Jets (3-7)



29. Giants (3-7)

The G-Men have rattled off a 2-game winning streak. Is it really too late for their run to beat the Pats in another Super Bowl? Nostalgic pursuits separate us from the animals.


30. Raiders (2-8)

More TV time was spent watching Gruden and Carr argue than on the game. That’s a good thing, there are no winners down here.



31. Cardinals (2-8)

Beat the 49ers twice but then lost to the Raiders, ranking these guys down here is hard. I’d place them all equal 33rd if I could.



32. 49ers (2-8)





Dean played offensive and defensive line for the Leicester Longhorns (née Lightning) 2004-2008, specialising in iron-man football and team captain duties whilst completing his degree in American Studies at Leicester Uni.

In 2012-2013 he teamed up with his old coach Duncan Burford for more Uniball with the Westminster Dragons, coaching the o-line running the triple option and as assistant offensive coordinator.

Dean loves all things pig-skin as a welcome break from his job managing a hospital. He lives in Nottinghamshire with his wife and two sons. He is an avid Buffalo Bills fan… so, nobody’s perfect.




Nick 'Willy Tee' Wilson-Town hails from the South West where he's spent the last decade bouncing around various teams at the university and senior level. He came to fame on the now departed unofficial forum thanks to his regularly irreverent Uniball predictions and general 'BUAFL wafflage'. Follow him on twitter @WillyTee1