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NFL Power Rankings - Week 11: Texans riding high, Bills sliding

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The NFL Power Rankings are selected by a panel of theScore's football editors.

1. Philadelphia Eagles (8-1)

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Previous rank: 1

The Eagles held on to the top spot during their bye. Next up: a Super Bowl rematch against the Chiefs.

2. Kansas City Chiefs (7-2)

Previous rank: 3

Like the Eagles, the Chiefs were also on a bye. A prime-time matchup against Philly next Monday will be for all the marbles in our power rankings and the title of NFL's biggest superpower.

3. Baltimore Ravens (7-3)

Previous rank: 2

The Ravens squandered a 15-point lead in their loss to the Browns. That just can't happen if this team wants to contend in an ultracompetitive AFC.

4. Detroit Lions (7-2)

Previous rank: 5

The Lions made yet another statement by going into L.A. and emerging victorious in a back-and-forth shootout with Justin Herbert and the Chargers.

5. Dallas Cowboys (6-3)

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Previous rank: 6

Shutting down Giants rookie quarterback Tommy DeVito was a given. But, it must have felt good to lay a season-high 49 points and 640 yards on their divisional rivals.

6. Cincinnati Bengals (5-4)

Previous rank: 4

After reeling off four straight wins, the Bengals came crashing back down to earth with a home loss to the Texans. Cincinnati may have little margin for error the rest of the way if it wants to return to the playoffs.

7. San Francisco 49ers (6-3)

Previous rank: 9

Panic has subsided in San Francisco. After losing three straight, the 49ers are healthy and winning again. They signaled their return by dismantling the Jaguars.

8. Miami Dolphins (6-3)

Previous rank: 8

The Dolphins had a lot to reflect on during their bye after losing to the Chiefs in Week 9. Luckily for them, they get the Raiders and Jets next to work out any of their issues.

9. Cleveland Browns (6-3)

Previous rank: 13

These Browns are resilient. Despite being banged up, Cleveland ripped off 16 unanswered points to leave the division rival Ravens speechless.

10. Houston Texans (5-4)

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Previous rank: 14

Things in Houston are going infinitely better than they were a year ago. Buoyed by amazing quarterback play from C.J. Stroud and confident coaching, the team has almost doubled last season's win total.

11. Jacksonville Jaguars (6-3)

Previous rank: 7

When the Jaguars are on, they look like one of the league's best teams. When they're off, they get trounced by the opposition.

12. Seattle Seahawks (6-3)

Previous rank: 12

Seattle is about to begin a brutal stretch of games against division opponents and contenders, but the team has to feel good entering that gauntlet at 6-3.

13. Los Angeles Chargers (4-5)

Previous rank: 10

Year after year, the Chargers field a talented team that just can't seem to put it all together. Another fumbled game or two and the Bolts could tumble dramatically in future rankings.

14. Buffalo Bills (5-5)

Previous rank: 11

The Bills' turnover woes continue to haunt them. Buffalo gave the ball to the Broncos four times Monday night.

15. Pittsburgh Steelers (6-3)

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Previous rank: 15

The stats aren't great, but the record is strong, and the Steelers are still squarely in the mix for the AFC North crown.

16. Minnesota Vikings (6-4)

Previous rank: 18

Kevin O'Connell is making a case for Coach of the Year. The Vikings are 5-0 since Justin Jefferson was placed on injured reserve despite losing Kirk Cousins for the year and leaning on newcomer Joshua Dobbs.

17. New Orleans Saints (5-5)

Previous rank: 16

The Saints enter their bye week at .500 and in first place in the NFC South despite inconsistent play from both their offense and defense.

18. Indianapolis Colts (5-5)

Previous rank: 23

Gardner Minshew is doing just enough to keep the Colts afloat while Jonathan Taylor rounds into form. The latter has scored a touchdown in three of the team's last four games.

19. Washington Commanders (4-6)

Previous rank: 19

All but two of the Commanders' contests this campaign have finished as one-score games. They've been on the wrong end of those close calls in three of their last four matchups.

20. Las Vegas Raiders (5-5)

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Previous rank: 26

The Raiders' last two games have been a blowout win and a last-second victory assisted by a Robert Spillane interception. Interim coach Antonio Pierce has breathed new life into this squad.

21. New York Jets (4-5)

Previous rank: 17

Aaron Rodgers' potential return won't matter much if Zach Wilson can't do enough to keep this team afloat. Gang Green will look to rebound against the Bills after suffering back-to-back losses.

22. Denver Broncos (4-5)

Previous rank: 25

It wasn't pretty, but Denver managed to eke out a win against the Bills thanks to an opportunistic defense. The Broncos have now won three in a row.

23. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-5)

Previous rank: 24

The Bucs finally returned to the win column against the Titans, which ended a four-game losing streak. Tampa Bay remains squarely in the chase for the NFC South crown despite the skid.

24. Los Angeles Rams (3-6)

Previous rank: 22

Matthew Stafford's return to the lineup will give the Rams a chance to make some noise down the stretch, but they'll need to be nearly perfect.

25. Atlanta Falcons (4-6)

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Previous rank: 21

The Falcons managed just 70 passing yards against the Cardinals, who employ one of the league's worst defenses. Something needs to change in Atlanta.

26. Tennessee Titans (3-6)

Previous rank: 20

It's all about Will Levis for the rest of this season. It's been an up-and-down few weeks for the rookie quarterback since taking over, but he's certainly shown some potential.

27. Chicago Bears (3-7)

Previous rank: 28

Beating the Panthers last week improved the chances of Carolina's top pick, acquired by the Bears in last year's draft-night blockbuster, being first overall.

28. Arizona Cardinals (2-8)

Previous rank: 32

Kyler Murray's return marks an exciting time for the Cardinals. This team should be much more competitive down the stretch.

29. Green Bay Packers (3-6)

Previous rank: 27

Things aren't going well in Green Bay. Jordan Love might need a productive stretch run to keep the Packers from taking a quarterback early in the 2024 draft.

30. New York Giants (2-8)

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Previous rank: 30

The Giants' collapse could be a blessing in disguise, as this might be a great year to be in a position to draft a quarterback. But will they be bold enough to give up on Daniel Jones already?

31. New England Patriots (2-8)

Previous rank: 29

It feels like we're nearing the end of the Bill Belichick era in New England. This team needs to tear it down and start over.

32. Carolina Panthers (1-8)

Previous rank: 31

The Panthers haven't been able to get anything out of Bryce Young after trading up to select him last spring. Frank Reich could find himself on the hot seat if that doesn't change soon.

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