NFL Power Rankings | Week Thirteen

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. Rams (11-1)

The Rams were the only team in my top 4 that played well and handled their business as expected.


2. Saints (10-2)

I’m less worried about the loss to the Cowboys than I am that the blueprint to beating the Saints is finalised.




3. Chiefs (10-2)

Looked out of sync in the first game without Hunt and left points on the field in dropped passes. Had to dig deep to see off a spirited fightback from the Raiders.


4. Patriots (9-3)

Hello December, hello Patriots.


5. Texans (9-3)

The bastion of consistency, and first team I pick to win most weeks. Their reward? Two spots up, and my respect.


6. Chargers (9-3)

Might not have many fans in LA, but they have one in me.


7. Bears (8-4)

These guys need Trubisky back ASAP. His running ability gives them balance on offence, and chunk-plays that gives the emotional energy needed to win.


8. Cowboys (7-5)

I’ve never liked or trusted a Cowboys team as much as much I like this
one. I’m sorry for everything I ever said, can you take me back?



9. Steelers (7-4-1)

And the slide down continues after a second straight loss. The Chargers are good, but the Steelers should win at home. If Connor is out, then the Bell situation might not be the masterclass in the Business of Football we all thought.


10. Seahawks (7-5)

Took care of business, and will take care of any NFC team if they have an off day. Consider them the sniper if you will?

11. Broncos (6-6)

Might have the best running back in the AFC. Guess what? He’d be close in the NFC too!


12. Vikings (6-5-1)

Hmmm, I don’t want to get all Blackeyed peas, but I got a feeling…




13. Ravens (7-5)

Would like nothing more than to creep up on and usurp the Steelers. One of them is the pretender to the crown.

14. Colts (6-6)

That’s not how you earn a playoff spot. Wake up!




15. Eagles (6-6)

As unpredictable as a toddler with a paintball gun.


16. Titans (6-6)

Their offence looks like they are playing in quicksand each week and it’s annoying.


17. Dolphins (6-6)

If the Dolphins make the playoffs it will be a huge disappointment for everyone watching.



18. Panthers (6-5)

The Bucs… seriously?


19. Redskins (6-6)

If the Redskins were your pet, you’d be visiting a vet and asking them to put them out of their misery.




20. Giants (4-8)

I’ve given Big Blue some grief recently, but the OT win over the Bears was impressive.



21. Buccaneers (5-7)

The strangeness continues.



22. Browns (4-7-1)

It’s clear that they can only beat inferior teams. Somehow that’s still


23. Falcons (4-8)

Need a good off-season to bounce back to the playoffs next year.



24. Jaguars (4-8)

Maybe Bortles was the problem on defence too?



25. Bengals (5-7)

I was so high on these guys that I can’t help but feel deflated. Bengals fans know this feeling all too well.


26. Bills (4-8)

The offence isn’t clicking in any area. My good friend Bryan describes this as the rocking horse situation, a lot of energy but going nowhere.


27. Lions (4-8)

Should move on from Stafford. Sometimes it’s addition by subtraction.



28. Cardinals (3-9)

Of course we all picked them to beat the Packers right?



29. Packers (4-7-1)

Now I will say it, I told you so.



30. Raiders (2-10)

It’s a terrible season when pundits are handing out moral victories after another loss.




31. Jets (3-9)

Lol. Except for Jamal Adams who is an all-pro in my opinion.


32. 49ers (2-10)

My most reliable pick each week. You stay classy San Francisco.




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