NFL power rankings: Chiefs and Texans rise, Jets and Falcons tumble

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NFL power rankings: Chiefs and Texans rise, Jets and Falcons tumble

32. Cleveland Browns (2-8)

Last week: 32

(AP Photo/Don Wright)

31. Tennessee Titans (2-8)

Last week: 31

(AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

30. San Diego Chargers (2-8)

Last week: 30

(AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

29. San Francisco 49ers (3-7)

Last week: 29

(AP Photo/John Froschauer)

28. Baltimore Ravens (3-7)

Last week: 27

(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

27. New Orleans Saints (3-7)

Last week: 23

(AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

26. Detroit Lions (3-7)

Last week: 26

(AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

25. Chicago Bears (4-6)

Last week: 22

(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

24. Miami Dolphins (4-6)

Last week: 18

(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

23. St. Louis Rams (4-6)

Last week: 21

(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

22. Jacksonville Jaguars (4-6)

Last week: 24

(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

21. Dallas Cowboys (3-7)

Last week: 28

(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

20. Washington Redskins (4-6)

Last week: 20

(AP Photo/Mike McCarn)

19. Oakland Raiders (4-6)

Last week: 15

(AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

18. Philadelphia Eagles (4-6)

Last week: 14

(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

17. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-5)

Last week: 17

(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

16. New York Jets (5-5)

Last week: 12

(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

15. Indianapolis Colts (5-5)

Last week: 19

(AP Photo/John Bazemore)

14. Houston Texans (5-5)

Last week: 25

(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

13. Atlanta Falcons (6-4)

Last week: 9

(AP Photo/John Bazemore)

12. Buffalo Bills (5-5)

Last week: 11

(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

11. Kansas City Chiefs (5-5)

Last week: 16

(AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

10. New York Giants (5-5)

Last week: 10

(AP Photo/Gary Hershorn)

9. Seattle Seahawks (5-5)

Last week: 13

(AP Photo/John Froschauer)

8. Pittsburgh Steelers (6-4)

Last week: 8

(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

7. Minnesota Vikings (7-3)

Last week: 6

(AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

6. Green Bay Packers (7-3)

Last week: 7

(AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

5. Denver Broncos (8-2)

Last week: 5

(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

4. Cincinnati Bengals (8-2)

Last week: 4

(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

3. Arizona Cardinals (8-2)

Last week: 3

(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

2. Carolina Panthers (10-0)

Last week: 2

(AP Photo/Mike McCarn)

1. New England Patriots (10-0)

Last week: 1

AP Photo/Charles Krupa)


Some very interesting storylines came about after an exciting Week 11.

First off, you have to feel good for the sizzling Kansas City Chiefs, who have won four straight and have thrust themselves into the thick of the playoff race. Consider this a good enough reason to root for them: Eric Berry spent his offseason undergoing chemo while working out for the campaign, and just a year removed from a cancer diagnosis, he's helping his team chase the postseason.

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Second, Cam Newton has put himself into MVP discussions with yet another fantastic outing as the Panthers maintained their perfect record and No. 2 spot in our rankings. Will he actually nab the away from Tom Brady? It'll be fun to watch.

Finally, it seems as if some early contenders such as the Falcons and Jets have fizzled into average teams who may or may not squeeze into the playoffs with some luck.

All of these topics -- and many more-- contributed to some interesting shakeups in the updated NFL power rankings. Take a look above.


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