by Zack Rhodes

Week 12 NFL Power Rankings Preview

Join BetAmerica Extra columnist Zack Rhodes as he fearlessly slices and dices all 32 teams and ranks them in order according to their Week 11 performance and Week 12 outlook.

1. New England Patriots (9-1 SU and 7-3 ATS)

After losing to the Ravens, the Patriots got back on track with their win over the Eagles last week. The toughest stretch in their schedule continues this week as New England welcomes Dallas to town before heading to Houston and returning to Foxborough to take on the Chiefs. Really looking forward to Sunday and seeing if the Cowboys can get over the hump and actually beat an elite team. However, the coaching match-up is a total mis-match.

Next up: Dallas Cowboys 

2. New Orleans Saints (8-2 SU and 7-3 ATS)

We didn’t overreact from the Saints’ stunning loss to the Falcons, and New Orleans rewarded us with a commanding victory over the Bucs. Looking ahead, besides games against the 49ers and Colts, it looks like New Orleans may be on cruise control the rest of the regular season.

Next up: Carolina Panthers

3. Baltimore Ravens (8-2 SU and 4-5-1 ATS)

We all need a hype man like Mark Ingram. Whether it’s postgame press conferences or sideline celebrations, it’s clear that this Ravens team loves Lamar Jackson as their quarterback. The former Heisman winner has taken the league by storm and personally, I’m loving every minute of it.

Next up: Los Angeles Rams

4. San Francisco 49ers (9-1 SU and 5-4-1 ATS)

Despite the close loss to the Seahawks, the Niners continue to find ways to win games. But if they’re going to be at their best, they need the energy and passion that tight end George Kittle brings to the field. He and Emmanuel Sanders raise the level of this 49ers offense.

Next up: Green Bay Packers

5. Green Bay Packers (8-2 SU and 7-3 ATS)

After enjoying a bye last week, Aaron Rodgers & Co. will be rested and rather healthy as they travel to San Francisco to take on the 49ers on Sunday night. Despite a stumble against the Chargers, Rodgers has seemingly found a nice rhythm in Matt LaFleur’s new system.

Next up: San Francisco 49ers