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Week 11 Power Rankings: Cowboys on top; Unimpressive win sends Cardinals down

The Cardinals may have come away with a win on Sunday, but the Patriots loss to the Seahawks mixed up the entire NFL.

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Just when you think you have the NFL figured out it gives you week like this one. Teams that looked hot from the beginning are running out of gas. Luckily for the Cardinals, the NFC is still jumbled. Although the chances are slim -€” there is still a chance. With that, here are the Week 11 Power Rankings:

1) Dallas Cowboys (8-1) -€” ZEKE! The now MVP candidate and his PIC rookie quarterback Dak have taken the NFL by storm. The win over the Steelers was huge. With relatively easy games the next two weeks and no NFC challengers in sight, it's a great year to be a Cowboys fan.

2) New England Patriots (7-2) -€” Being the best in the AFC is not good enough for the Pats and Tom Terrific who faced a flawless Seattle team on SNF. They have an easy road down the stretch (other than the Broncos) and should cruise into the playoffs. Being #2 is okay Pats fans... don't lose sleep over it.

3) Kansas City Chiefs (7-2) -€” Their defense is every bit of awesome. They forced turnovers, limited Cam, and stopped the run game in its tracks. Spencer Ware is a rushing and receiving threat but the air game still needs major improvements fast. They have a game against the Bucs to fix the issues before the tough teams come to town.

4) Oakland Raiders (7-2) -€” On the bye, everything around them played out in their favor. So I'll leave last week's description here  -- "Their defense wins games and Derek Carr is finally getting some much overdue recognition. Latavius Murray has been sturdy on the ground but proved with some good blocking he is the cherry on top of the rebirth of the Raiders."

5) Seattle Seahawks (6-2-1) -€” They did it. They finally convinced me they are for real. A close win in the first week, a low-scoring loss the second, non-impressive wins, a blown call victory vs. the Falcons, tie with the Cards, loss to the Saints ,and a win over the Bills. It's not the most impressive resume. But, that goal-line stand and an impressive road win was what it took for me to finally believe these guys are legit.

And the rest:

6) Atlanta Falcons (6-4)

7) Denver Broncos (7-3)

8) New York Giants (6-3)

9) Washington Redskins (5-3-1)

10) Houston Texans (6-2)

11) Philadelphia Eagles (5-4)

12) Baltimore Ravens (5-4)

13) Tennessee Titans (5-5)

14) Pittsburgh Steelers (4-5)

15) Detroit Lions (5-4)

16) Miami Dolphins (5-4)

17) New Orleans Saints (4-5)

18) Minnesota Vikings (5-4)

19) Green Bay Packers (4-5)

20) San Diego Chargers (4-6)

21) Indianapolis Colts (4-5)

22) Arizona Cardinals (4-4-1)

23) Buffalo Bills (4-5)

24) Cincinnati Bengals (3-5-1)

25) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-5)

26) Carolina Panthers (3-6)

27) Los Angeles Rams (4-5)

28) Chicago Bears (2-7)

29) New York Jets (3-7)

30) Jacksonville Jaguars (2-7)

31) San Francisco 49ers (1-8)

32) Cleveland Browns (0-10)

What do you think? Did I give the Steelers too much credit? Vikings shouldn't be that low? Patriots still deserve to be number one? Comment