Upsets fueled week ten in the NFL. The Saints, Chiefs, and Rams all fell in heavily-favored matchups. With only seven weeks remaining, it’s time for teams on the bubble to make a push and top teams to keep their lead in their respective divisions.
1. New England Patriots 8-1
Last Week: 2
The Patriots are coming off a bye week following a loss to the Ravens, but they retake first in our rankings. The Patriots will go to Philadelphia for a rematch of Super Bowl 52 and a chance to get back on track.
Week 11: @ PHI; Sunday 4:25pm ET
2. Baltimore Ravens 7-2
Last Week: 4
The Ravens and Lamar Jackson continue to be as impressive as any team in the NFL. The athleticism of Jackson and a stout defense make the Ravens a favorite to make it to Miami in February.
Week 11: vs HOU; Sunday 1:00pm ET
3. New Orleans Saints 7-2
Last Week: 1
Divisional matchups are always tricky, and even with Atlanta’s 1-7 record, the Falcons can play. The Saints’ offense struggled all day and only secured three field goals. Even with a nice lead in the NFC South, the Saints are still looking to surpass the 49ers for home-field advantage in the NFC.
Week 11: @ TB; Sunday 1:00pm ET
4. San Francisco 49ers 8-1
Last Week: 3
A tough overtime loss to Seattle on Monday night drops the 49ers first-place lead to just one game. The 49ers are for real, and if not for a shank from their kicker in OT, they could be 9-0.
Week 11: vs ARI; Sunday 4:05pm ET
5. Seattle Seahawks 8-2
Last Week: 5
The Seahawks took down the 49ers to make the gap in the NFC West that much tighter. Seattle did not play its greatest game but came out with a win going into their bye week.
Week 11: BYE
6. Green Bay Packers 8-2
Last Week: 7
The Packers have done good things on the ground and through the air on offense. Their defense has regressed, but their offense can keep them in any game and must continue to do so to for Green Bay to win the NFC North.
Week 11: BYE
7. Houston Texans 6-3
Last Week: 8
The Texans come off a bye with a huge matchup against the Ravens looming. A win can make Houston a massive favorite to win the AFC South. With a loss, the division could be up for grabs.
Week 11: @ BAL; Sunday 1:00pm ET
8. Kansas City Chiefs 6-4
Last Week: 6
The Chiefs defense is a problem. Even with MVP Patrick Mahomes returning against Tennessee and throwing for over 400 yards, the Chiefs defense let the Titans come back and steal a win. If the Chiefs want to fight off the Raiders for the AFC West, they have some issues to fix.
Week 11: @ LAC (Mexico); Monday 8:15pm ET
9. Minnesota Vikings 7-3
Last Week: 10
The Vikings and Kirk Cousins have had problems in primetime games. Sunday was different though, as Dalvin Cook lead Minnesota to a win at Dallas. The Vikings are still in the hunt for the NFC North with pivotal matchups looming in their final six games.
Week 11: vs DEN; Sunday 1:00pm ET
10. Buffalo Bills 6-3
Last Week: 9
The Bills lost to a poor Browns team. Their offense has been the problem all year, and their defense can’t win every game. Buffalo’s playoff hopes aren’t looking as solid as they did earlier in the season.
Week 11: @ MIA; Sunday 1:00pm ET
11. Carolina Panthers 5-4
Last Week: 12
The Panthers held Aaron Rodgers under 300 yards with no touchdowns on Sunday but lost a heartbreaker. In a tough NFC, the Panthers will need any win they can get to keep up with the Seahawks and Vikings in the wild card standings.
Week 11: vs ATL; Sunday 1:00pm ET
12. Oakland Raiders 5-4
Last Week: 16
The Raiders have been a pleasant surprise this year. They’re only one game behind the Chiefs with another matchup left against them this year.
Week 11: vs CIN; Sunday 4:25pm ET
13. Pittsburgh Steelers 5-4
Last Week: 17
The Steelers and Minkah Fitzpatrick are on a roll. If they can continue to find ways to win games, the Steelers may just find themselves fighting for a playoff spot in December.
Week 11: @ CLE; Thursday 8:20pm ET
14. Indianapolis Colts 5-4
Last Week: 11
The Colts had another rough game. A loss to the one-win Dolphins, even without Jacoby Brissett, is a bad loss. A great start to the year has spiraled into a rough go of things for Indianapolis.
Week 11: vs JAX; Sunday 1:00pm ET
15. Philadelphia Eagles 5-4
Last Week: 15
The Eagles come into week 11 with a big game at home against New England. If they can summon their Super Bowl 52 magic, the Eagles could pull off an upset.
Week 11: vs NE; Sunday 4:25pm ET
16. Los Angeles Rams 5-4
Last Week: 13
The Rams’ offense went back to their early-season struggles in a dud against the Steelers. Pittsburgh’s defense deserves credit, but if the Rams can’t find consistency on offense, they won’t find themselves in the playoffs.
Week 11: vs CHI; Sunday 8:20pm ET
17. Dallas Cowboys 5-4
Last Week: 14
The Cowboys continue to struggle. Even with the great year from Dak Prescott, the Cowboys have disappointed in an easy NFC East. With the Eagles also holding a 5-4 record and another meeting on the horizon, the Cowboys need to fix things quickly.
Week 11: @ DET; Sunday 1:00pm ET
18. Tennessee Titans 5-5
Last Week: 22
The Titans pulled off a stunner against the Chiefs. A great day from Derrick Henry fueled the Titans’ offense, even though Patrick Mahomes went up and down the field all day. A glimmer of hope for the playoffs remains for Tennessee heading into their bye.
Week 11: BYE
19. Jacksonville Jaguars 4-5
Last Week: 21
The Jaguars are 4-5 in a tight division and are reportedly going back to injured QB Nick Foles this week. We’ll see if Foles can be a spark to an offense that has been out of sorts the last couple of games.
Week 11: @ IND; Sunday 1:00pm ET
20. Los Angeles Chargers 4-6
Last Week: 19
The Chargers followed a couple of nice wins with a tough loss in Oakland. Their slim playoff hopes are still there, but if they suffer another loss, they’ll be gone.
Week 11: vs KC (Mexico); Monday 8:15pm ET
21. Chicago Bears 4-5
Last Week: 23
The Bears got a much-needed win on Sunday as Mitchell Trubisky had a quality day. A ferocious defense can lead this team to the playoffs if the Bears offense can play average the rest of the year.
Week 11: @ LAR; Sunday 8:20pm ET
22. Detroit Lions 3-5-1
Last Week: 18
Without Matthew Stafford, the Lions are not going to be very good. Their defense has been rough, and without a run game, their team depends on Stafford’s arm. If Stafford can’t suit up against the Cowboys, the Lions playoff hopes will be gone.
Week 11: vs DAL; Sunday 1:00pm ET
23. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3-6
Last Week: 25
Tampa Bay’s offense is playing at a high level right now. They should have a better record, but their defense has been rough. Jameis Winston may be playing himself back into the Buccaneers’ plans for 2020.
Week 11: vs NO; Sunday 1:00pm ET
24. Arizona Cardinals 3-6-1
Last Week: 20
The Cardinals lost on Sunday to squash any playoff hopes they had. Kyler Murray is still playing well, so Arizona’s future still looks bright.
Week 11: @ SF; Sunday 4:05pm ET
25. Denver Broncos 3-6
Last Week: 24
The Broncos will come off a bye to try and pull off the upset in Minnesota. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Denver play spoiler down the stretch.
Week 11: @ MIN; Sunday 1:00pm ET
26. Cleveland Browns 3-6
Last Week: 26
The Browns took down an above-average Bills team for a much-needed victory. They would need to win out for any shot at the playoffs.
Week 11: vs PIT; Thursday 8:20pm ET
27. Atlanta Falcons 2-7
Last Week: 28
The Falcons shut down Drew Brees and the Saints’ offense on Sunday. It was a nice win in a dark season for the Falcons, and they will have more opportunities to play spoiler this year.
Week 11: @ CAR; Sunday 1:00pm ET
28. Miami Dolphins 2-7
Last Week: 30
That’s two wins in a row for the Dolphins. Maybe the tide is turning in Miami, as the Dolphins have been playing much better football lately.
Week 11: vs BUF; Sunday 1:00pm ET
29. New York Jets 2-7
Last Week: 31
The Jets took down the city-sharing Giants on Sunday to notch their second win of the season. Adam Gase will probably get another year with the Jets, but if next year begins poorly, he could be the first coach to be fired.
Week 11: @ WSH; Sunday 1:00pm ET
30. New York Giants 2-8
Last Week: 27
The Giants lost a rough game to the Jets, who many thought they were better than. Daniel Jones played well, but the Giants defense was not great again. A long six-game slate remains for New York.
Week 11: BYE
31. Washington Redskins 1-8
Last Week: 29
The Redskins are in a two-team race for the number one pick. With Dwayne Haskins in the mix, it seems as though Chase Young will be the selection regardless of which top-of-the-draft slot they land in.
Week 11: vs NYJ; Sunday 1:00pm ET
32. Cincinnati Bengals 0-9
Last Week: 32
The Bengals are primed to choose whichever quarterback they want in the 2020 draft. At 0-9, Cincinnati leads the pack for that number one pick.
Week 11: @ OAK; Sunday 4:25pm ET
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