Nfl power rankings 2020。 NFL power rankings Week 11 2020: Where do Cowboys rank in NFC East?

NFL power rankings: Chiefs take No. 1, Saints right behind

CB Sidney Jones Why his seat is warm: Jones was one of the top cornerback prospects in the 2017 draft class but tore his Achilles at his pro day and has had a tough time shaking the injury bug since. New Orleans Saints 7-2 Week 10 ranking: 5 What would they take back: Their coverage on Allen Lazard in Week 3 I'm getting specific here since it's hard to argue with much of the Saints' offseason personnel decisions. This could be Trubisky's last year with the Bears. Very conservative call for offensive coordinator Joe Brady. If he handles those areas, his talent will emerge and he'll be good for a while. They walk away with their third win of the year. Green the franchise tag So far, this decision hasn't aged well at all. But, as we say every week, Philadelphia — ranked 26th in my Week 12 NFL Power Rankings — is still right in the thick or crawl of the NFC East playoff race. They were right to bench him, but they failed to pick up better backup options in the offseason. The Rams made a pair of roster moves Saturday ahead of their matchup with the Cardinals. Houston Texans 2-7 Week 10 ranking: 27 What would they take back: Trading DeAndre Hopkins This is a no-brainer. New York Giants 2-7 Week 9 ranking: 31 Recalibrated expectation: Keep showing improvement There is no doubt the Giants are better after nine weeks than they were at the start of the season. The Colts and Rams fall from the top 10. You have reached a degraded version of ESPN. The Titans, Packers, Seahawks, Bills, Browns and Dolphins move up. They are expected to contribute as rookies, and their addition ensures that Goff will again have a full arsenal of playmakers. QB Teddy Bridgewater Why his seat is warm: Bridgewater was given a three-year deal, but if he doesn't prove worthy of replacing Cam Newton as franchise quarterback, the Panthers will look to draft their quarterback of the future in 2021, which has a strong QB crop headed by Clemson's Trevor Lawrence. The Steelers haven't played their best football yet, and it's an uphill battle to the postseason without a bye week coming. 27 Washington Football Team 3-7 Washington got their third win of the year, which is tied for the highest win total in the NFC East. Perhaps Gase is a better coach than he has showed in this job. The incoming staff felt it could coax more from Haskins by challenging and supporting him, only to sour on him after 11 weeks and four starts. One more victory gives them a winning season. The move caps an offensive line overhaul that likely will result in four new starters. While Bolles led the league in holding penalties during his first three seasons, he worked this past offseason to get stronger, and he has played with more composure as well as better hand technique. The Jaguars would have had a young core of offensive players with RB James Robinson and WR DJ Chark Jr. Now it's up to him to perform at a level where he can hang on to his job and not be replaced by someone like rookie Ezra Cleveland or second-year guard Dru Samia. The Jaguars would have had a young core of offensive players with RB James Robinson and WR DJ Chark Jr. Few would have expected that much progress in Year 1 for Coach Kevin Stefanski. Otherwise, he played a highly efficient game, often going in the direction of Diontae Johnson, who caught a dozen passes on Sunday. All Engram had to do was catch a perfectly lofted Daniel Jones pass down the left sideline with just over two minutes remaining. Reed was elevated in each of the last two weeks, but roster rules stipulate that a player can only be brought up twice in a season, so Reed had to be signed to the active roster. With Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup and Lamb, the Cowboys might feature the best three-receiver group they have ever had. Caldwell cleaned up the salary cap and he and Marrone made it a priority to address some lingering locker room issues. Tennessee Titans Post-free-agency ranking: 7 Player who benefited: WR Kalif Raymond. That would be best-case scenario for a team trending in the wrong direction. It would be too bad if that injury proves to be the undoing of what had been shaping up as a feel-good season for Murray, Coach Kliff Kingsbury and the Cardinals. They're still prone to the blowout loss -- like at Tampa Bay in Week 7 -- that will remind many of the NFC Championship Game loss to the 49ers last season, but if coach Matt LaFleur can keep things rolling like he has in the first half of the season, then the Packers could be there at the end. It set the tone for head coach Dan Quinn to be fired after a Week 5 loss to the Panthers as well as perhaps for other fourth-quarter collapses that ensued. Jacksonville Jaguars Who's on the hot seat? Taking Clyde Edwards-Helaire or D'Andre Swift late in Round 1 or Jonathan Taylor, J. Los Angeles Chargers 2-6 Week 9 ranking: 23 Recalibrated expectation: Learn how to win close games The Chargers are close, but that only counts in horseshoes, really. That is in addition to signing guard Graham Glasgow and running back Melvin Gordon in free agency. Carolina Panthers 3-7 Week 10 ranking: 18 What would they take back: Fourth-and-1 to Alex Armah in the opener The Panthers have arguably the best all-purpose back in the NFL in Christian McCaffrey and a chance to win Matt Rhule's opener at home. If they can string together a couple of winning streaks, they could finish with a. The Broncos will face a decision, as well as competition for his services, when he is an unrestricted free agent in March. Bengals , and with a top-5 scoring defense, a young ascending QB in Tua Tagovailoa and an impressive program-building coach in Brian Flores, they are in the playoff mix a year early. Washington would be fortunate to manage even one victory during that stretch. If Buffalo's pass rush could have contained Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray better, perhaps he never would have scrambled out of the pocket long enough to find Hopkins downfield. The Rams acquired Ramsey during the 2019 season before the trade deadline, and this offseason, Houston dealt Hopkins to the Cardinals. In announcing his decision to retain Caldwell and Marrone for 2020, Khan stressed that "accountability will be paramount. After being sixth last week, the Rams are now No. 1","bidkey":"aolbid","enabled":true,"multisize":false,"network":"10315. A win over the Dolphins on Sunday would have put the Cardinals in a more comfortable position, but Arizona has to win the games it's supposed to win from here on out and steal a game or two it's not supposed to win. Moore and Dorsett look like the most realistic candidates to be Seattle's third receiver behind Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf. And the schedule toughens considerably with the Seahawks, Cardinals, Browns and Ravens up next in succession. The Titans are poised to make another of their late-season surges with Derrick Henry leading the way. The Titans' offense surged when Ryan Tannehill took over at quarterback, but Davis was the exception. After being sixth last week, the Rams are now No. We already knew how important Kamara is to the Saints as he heads into the final year of his contract. Baltimore Ravens, 6-4 14 14. Matt Williamson is a Senior NFL Analyst for Pro Football Network. Cincinnati is still in the rebuilding process and a postseason push with this roster and coaching staff always seemed unlikely. And the schedule toughens considerably with the Seahawks, Cardinals, Browns and Ravens up next in succession. Los Angeles Chargers Post-free-agency ranking: 24 Players who benefited: OTs Sam Tevi and Trey Pipkins. Add this to the list: If the Cowboys knew they could get CeeDee Lamb in the first round, would they still have signed Amari Cooper to a long-term deal? Matthew Stafford was playing with an injured throwing hand. RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire Why his seat is warm: The rookie running back isn't in danger of being cut or permanently falling out of favor with a slow start. Starting with five consecutive losses created a sizable hole for the team to crawl out of, and the remaining schedule will be tough, but the Falcons aren't lacking in talent. Washington Football Team 2-7 Week 10 ranking: 29 What would they take back: Their stance on Dwayne Haskins Jr. Seventh-round pick Stephen Sullivan looks more like a tight end and a development prospect than someone who will have a significant role right away. Now that we know their defense has been setting or threatening records for futility, that money would have been better spent on someone who could bolster a pass rush that was a big question mark heading into the season. That should be Atlanta's goal and it would put Morris in position to make a case for being the permanent coach. Minnesota might have defined roles for their top four receivers for the first time in years. Under first-year defensive coordinator Brandon Staley, the Rams have used more zone coverage than man-to-man. Chargers, at Broncos, at Jets, vs. That, matched with the Broncos ground game that rushed for 189 yards, allowed Denver to average 7. Suddenly it's Year 4, and he has just eight starts and two interceptions under his belt. Dobbins or Antonio Gibson in Round 2 with one of their five selections in those rounds seemed like a better move. Therefore, it's up to Pettine to scheme as such. But he is even more vital now as both a runner and receiver after the Saints didn't address either position in the draft. The incoming staff felt it could coax more from Haskins by challenging and supporting him, only to sour on him after 11 weeks and four starts. Why his seat is warm: The Seahawks had one of their worst defensive seasons of the Pete Carroll era in 2019, continuing their regression. Their victory Sunday at the Rams was pretty remarkable, given the circumstances. Indianapolis Colts, 7-4 5 The Colts were missing three defensive starters in getting crushed by the Titans, including Pro Bowl defensive tackle DeForest Buckner COVID-19. Since the switch, Berry has averaged 47. At the midway point, those expectations have not changed. Gurley was Goff's every-down back, and Cooks was the speedy deep threat who stretched a defense. It was great to see Ezekiel Elliott back as a force running the ball. The Rams made a pair of roster moves Saturday ahead of their matchup with the Cardinals. And at the end of the game, the Rams had two different offensive possessions to perhaps pull out the win. While Bolles led the league in holding penalties during his first three seasons, he worked this past offseason to get stronger, and he has played with more composure as well as better hand technique. Cleveland Browns 6-3 Week 10 ranking: 16 What would they take back: Not adding another pass-rusher It's hard to fault the Browns for their mess at safety, considering second-round pick Grant Delpit was lost for the season with an Achilles injury in training camp. However, they did not select an offensive lineman, despite trading up to make a second first-round pick linebacker Kenneth Murray. How we rank in our Power Rankings: Our power panel -- a group of more than 80 writers, editors and TV personalities -- evaluates how teams stack up throughout the season. The Steelers cut Colquitt after five games and brought Berry back. Also, Anthony Lynn needs to keep his job and needs to pull out some wins to do that. Los Angeles Rams Post-free-agency ranking: 17 Player who benefited: QB Jared Goff. Though that also means there are no more excuses to fall back on, should the Raiders quarterback falter this season. RB Kalen Ballage Why his seat is warm: Ballage emerged as the Dolphins' starting running back in 2019, but after averaging just 1. Both Sweat and Young also have the ability to factor on inside rushes too, because of their power and length. Now it's up to him to stay healthy, reduce his drop rate and become a viable target for rookie quarterback Joe Burrow. Tennessee Titans Who's on the hot seat? The defense has been better the past two games, but against Pittsburgh it allowed three touchdown passes and did not have a sack for the first time since Week 15 of 2018. Quite simply, they don't have an NFL-caliber offense, which makes it kind of tough to. Maybe Darnold will fare better elsewhere. Cincinnati Bengals, 2-8-1 30 31. 46 and are tied for the second-most yards per play allowed 6. The Redskins, and Sweat, believed the switch to a 4-3 defense was going to be a big boost for him. Now as we have seen other times before, the Rams defense was able to pick their quarterback up and respond. Detroit Lions Post-free-agency ranking: 29 Player who benefited: OT Taylor Decker. But in this injury-ravaged season, the 49ers miss Buckner's unique combination of durability, productivity and leadership even more than they could have known at the time of the deal. But the loss is not such a big deal as long as Bridgewater is fully healthy. But the hamstring injury suffered by QB Daniel Jones is a problem. In Sunday's loss to the Steelers, Green had no catches on five targets. Fast-forward and Sloman was waived after Week 7 because of inconsistencies and the Rams signed veteran Kai Forbath, who hasn't performed much better. To learn more or opt-out, read our. San Francisco 49ers Post-free-agency ranking: 3 Player who benefited: QB Jimmy Garoppolo. The other came at the hands of Richard Sherman, dropping back into zone coverage technique. Add that to Ezekiel Elliott, a good offensive line even without Travis Frederick and new coach Mike McCarthy, and the offense should flourish, which means Prescott will flourish. But the arrival of end Chase Young will provide significant help as well. They drafted three offensive linemen in the first five rounds for the first time in the modern draft era. " The idea is for an improved line to protect Jones and Saquon Barkley. Los Angeles Chargers Who's on the hot seat? Detroit Lions 3-5 Week 9 ranking: 24 Recalibrated expectation: Getting to. If not, and Washington has another high pick, it might look elsewhere. It's still possible that they win the division, but Sunday night's loss on a national stage did little to inspire faith. The Seahawks missed having a true NFL running back like Carlos Hyde these past few weeks, and Seattle outrushed the Cardinals by over 100 yards, controlling the clock for over 10 minutes more than Arizona. NFL power rankings: Chiefs take No. QB Baker Mayfield Why his seat is warm: The QB-starved Browns justifiably had high expectations for Mayfield after he broke the NFL rookie passing TD record in 2018. New England Patriots, 5-6 18 18. Barring an implosion, Philadelphia should make the playoffs for a fourth straight season. Our Week 12 NFL Power Rankings sees a shakeup in the top five along with plenty of other movements throughout the ranks. Some personnel executives believe he has played as well as any tackle in the league. Goff struggled on Sunday in the 23-20 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Arizona Cardinals 6-3 Week 10 ranking: 10 What would they take back: Any of Kyler Murray's three interceptions against the Lions in Week 3 All three happened in Detroit territory. Since the switch, Berry has averaged 47. Coach Brian Flores seems to recognize that. 1 for the winless Jets, with nearly as many interceptions two as points three against the Dolphins. Quinn has one sack in nine games. Yes, the Texans had salary-cap concerns and Hopkins wanted a new deal, but there was no immediate need to shed his salary. The Eagles invested heavily in speed receivers, using draft picks on Jalen Reagor, John Hightower and Quez Watkins and trading for Marquise Goodwin. But given its ample cap space, Cleveland could've been more aggressive finding help for Myles Garrett, who is third in the league in pass rush win rate no other Cleveland player is in the top 35. Despite questions about Beasley's work ethic, the Titans assumed their blue-collar locker room and a clean slate would allow Beasley to thrive. Arizona Cardinals 5-3 Week 9 ranking: 10 Recalibrated expectation: Make the playoffs As of now, the Cardinals are the sixth seed in the NFC, which means they're not just in the playoffs but ahead of one other playoff team with the additional spot added this season. 4 million, he needs to put together another sensational season to get a big deal next year, from the Cowboys or on the open market. Denver Broncos 3-6 Week 10 ranking: 22 What would they take back: Not picking up Garett Bolles' fifth-year option Passing on Bolles' fifth-year option will cost Denver in the short term. They held a competition that included CFL kicker Lirim Hajrullahu, former XFL kicker Austin MacGinnis and Sloman, a seventh-round pick. If he made the catch, the Giants would be 4-1 in the NFC East, with sweeps of Philadelphia and Washington, and they'd be 4-6 overall and in prime position to win the division with a cushion over the 2-6-1 Eagles. The other came at the hands of Richard Sherman, dropping back into zone coverage technique. The Bears — ranked 24th in these NFL Week 12 Power Rankings — have faced a very tough slate of games thus far. Adam Thielen, in particular, shined in Dallas. It was widely predicted that the Chargers would look for their future left tackle in the draft. Anderson has emerged as one of the league's leading wide receivers, while the Jets have struggled mightily with their passing attack. The biggest veteran addition at wide receiver for Baltimore was Dez Bryant, who hadn't played in three years. Ramsey was excited to see Hopkins land in the same division as him when the trade was made, and. That means it's time to see how the league shapes up before games get going. 16 Miami Dolphins 6-4 Tua Tagovailoa had a really tough time in Denver and was in the fourth quarter. The Chiefs have no other proven commodity they can plug into their featured back spot. That leaves us with the punter situation. Michel, a first-round pick in 2018, isn't in danger of being cut. RB Marlon Mack Why his seat is warm: On paper, Mack shouldn't be on the hot seat based on his production in 2019. To add further pressure, Chicago declined Trubisky's fifth-year option in May. They mix and match coverages on certain plays, too, with Jalen Ramsey sometimes manning-up one receiver and the rest of the defense playing zone. It won't just be about statistics; Washington lacks the firepower to provide all the help he needs. Few are paying much attention to the Bills. DC Mike Pettine Why his seat is warm: The third-year defensive coordinator saw his unit allow 285 yards to the 49ers in the NFC Championship Game, and the Packers didn't exactly go out and bolster the middle of their defense in free agency or the draft. Philadelphia Eagles Post-free-agency ranking: 12 Player who benefited: TE Zach Ertz. 13 Arizona Cardinals 6-4 The Cardinals produced just 23 yards from scrimmage in the first quarter in Seattle on Thursday, and it was a bit of an uphill struggle all night. DT Quinnen Williams Why his seat is warm: After an underwhelming rookie season, Williams needs a big year to justify his draft status as the third overall pick in 2019. If you needed proof the Broncos are giving their second-year quarterback every chance to succeed, just look at their offseason moves. in Round 3 Taking the most versatile player in the draft at No. Or maybe that means the Falcons are confident in Brian Hill, Ito Smith and Qadree Ollison, the group of backups behind Gurley. Kansas City Chiefs 8-1 Week 10 ranking: 2 What would they take back: Not handling the Raiders' passing game in Week 5 Between an ineffective pass rush and unfavorable matchups against wide receivers down the field, the Chiefs didn't have much of a defensive game plan against the Raiders when the teams played in October. The Bengals were hopeful a healthy Green was going to still look like a seven-time Pro Bowler after he missed the 2019 season with an ankle injury. Quarterbacks across the league should envy the position Prescott is in. The second-round pick flourished as the No. 22 New York Giants 3-7 Daniel Jones and the Giants had been playing much better heading into their Week 11 , winning their previous two games. On paper, the roster has been upgraded significantly on defense and, oh yeah, Rod Marinelli has joined the staff as the defensive line coach, though many see him as the DC-in-waiting should the defense struggle. Now, even if Rodgers continues to play at this level, the Packers are going to have to turn to Love to find out whether he can play, perhaps moving on from Rodgers too soon. Staley has expressed confidence about Floyd's potential, and Floyd is expected to earn a starting role. Hajrullahu and MacGinnis appeared to lead the contest most of the way, but the Rams opted to keep Sloman. Klein is a candidate, given that the Bills did not draft anyone to take snaps away from him at linebacker, GM Brandon Beane got Allen three new playmakers for Buffalo's quietly ascending offense. Green Bay Packers 7-2 Week 10 ranking: 4 What would they take back: Drafting Jordan Love in the first round One of general manager Brian Gutekunst's tasks is to find the quarterback of the future, but with the way Aaron Rodgers has played this season, that future could be a long way off. This week seemed endless, stretching from last Thursday to Wednesday as the Steelers-Ravens game was pushed back three times. He now is 20-5 in 25 career starts against NFC North rival Chicago. All of the moves signal that they believe Roethlisberger will be at full strength whenever the season starts, and they want to make his job as easy as possible. What if the Vikings would have used their resources to instead acquire an experienced cornerback to help their young secondary? And if the Bills' three defenders timed their jumps better, perhaps Hopkins would have never made the catch. Pittsburgh Steelers Post-free-agency ranking: 15 Players who benefited: QBs Ben Roethlisberger and Mason Rudolph. In four seasons, Floyd had 18. But so far, Green has been very shaky. 1 rusher the past two seasons faces increased competition from free-agent signing Lamar Miller and 2019 third-round pick Damien Harris, with Harris taking center stage early in training camp because Michel opened on the physically unable to perform list after undergoing offseason foot surgery. Add in speedy running backs D'Andre Swift and Jason Huntley, and it ended up being a good draft for Decker. Wilson, coming off two injury-stricken seasons, showed enough explosiveness and yards-after-catch ability in December to prompt the Dolphins to bring him back for Year 3. Pittman and Taylor should make an immediate impact. Patricia still hasn't won more than two games in a row as a head coach, so a complete turnaround feels like a difficult ask. com because you're using an unsupported version of Internet Explorer. If he made the catch, the Giants would be 4-1 in the NFC East, with sweeps of Philadelphia and Washington, and they'd be 4-6 overall and in prime position to win the division with a cushion over the 2-6-1 Eagles. The Bears bypassed drafting a starting-caliber safety -- Grant Delpit or Antoine Winfield Jr. But that can't be used as an excuse, so Quinn and Dimitroff have to show the Falcons can compete with the Saints and Bucs in the NFC South. Beasley got off to a terrible start by reporting to training camp 10 days late for unexcused reasons. There should be a better indication of where things stand after the Colts face the Titans, who lead the AFC South, in two of the next three games. How we rank in our Power Rankings: Our power panel -- a group of more than 80 writers, editors and TV personalities -- evaluated how teams stack up throughout the season. From clumsy in-game decisions like the Falcons' onside kick coverage to offseason personnel decisions that didn't work out cough, DeAndre Hopkins, cough to potential moves that were never executed, we reminisce about mistakes that were made. That's where we went with this edition of the NFL Power Rankings, as several established NFL players got a boost from their teams' drafts. He showed that he's a legitimate downfield option last season, when he hauled in two touchdown receptions that were over 40 yards -- including one in the playoffs. 10 pick, the Browns believe they've solved their issues protecting Mayfield's blind side. 8 Tennessee Titans 7-3 The Titans got a massive overtime win in Baltimore to advance to 7-3 and really stake a claim to an AFC playoff spot. 23, and then passed on every other quarterback for the rest of the draft, it further cleared the path for Stidham to elevate from QB2 to QB1. Atlanta Falcons 3-6 Week 10 ranking: 24 What would they take back: Onside kick blunder in Week 2 Ever wonder where the Falcons might be today had one of three players fallen on an onside kick in Week 2? 28 Denver Broncos 4-6 Drew Lock did some fine work against a very complex and challenging Miami defense. The Steelers struggled but won to remain undefeated. Miami Dolphins 6-3 Week 10 ranking: 14 What would they take back: Signing Jordan Howard The Dolphins attempted a temporary fix at running back with Howard and Matt Breida instead of taking multiple chances to add a long-term running back in the 2020 draft. San Francisco 49ers 4-6 Week 10 ranking: 17 What would they take back: Trading DeForest Buckner The logic behind trading Buckner to the Colts was sound: He was about to land a massive contract extension; the Niners needed to re-sign key players such as Arik Armstead and Jimmie Ward; and San Francisco was able to use the pick acquired for Buckner to land a cost-effective replacement in Javon Kinlaw.。 。

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