NFL power rankings for Dec. 13

      1    Patriots      11-2     (2)

      It’s going to be another very Brady Christmas.

      2    Cowboys    11-2     (1)

      Loss to the Giants might’ve been the best thing that could’ve happened to them.

      3    Chiefs        10-3     (4)

      Can we finally agree that Andy Reid is a pretty damn good coach?

      4    Raiders      10-3     (3)

      They’ve averaged 11.5 points per game vs. Chiefs and 30.4 vs. the rest of civilization.

      5    Lions          9-4       (7)

      And to think this all started with a Ryan Mathews fumble in Week 5.

      6    Giants        9-4       (9)

      Defense is giving up 9 points less per game than a year ago.

      7    Steelers     8-5       (8)

      When Big Ben can throw 3 picks and they still manage to win by 7, things are looking up.

      8    Bucs          8-5       (10)

      The Bucs have given up just 64 points in their 5-game winning streak.

      9    Falcons            8-5       (11)

      They’re averaging nearly a touchdown more than any other team in the league (32.9).

      10  Packers      7-6       (12)

      Aaron Rodgers has a 144.1 third-down passer rating in the last 4 games.

      11  Titans         7-6       (16)

      Don’t underestimate them. They have quality wins over Broncos, Packers and Lions.

      12  Broncos     8-5       (5)

      Broncos have converted just 4 of their last 24 third-down opportunities.

      13  Seahawks  8-4-1    (6)

      Russell Wilson threw one TD pass and 7 INTs in losses to Bucs and Packers.

      14  Dolphins     8-5       (13)

      With Tannehill out, their playoff climb just got a lot steeper.

      15  Redskins    7-5-1    (14)

      Their Week 17 rematch with the Giants probably will be for a wildcard spot.

      16  Texans       7-6       (22)

      Texans are averaging 141.2 rushing yards per game in last 8 games.

      17  Ravens            7-6       (17)

      Joe Flacco has thrown 99 passes in the last 2 games. What's with that, Marty?

      18  Bills            6-7       (15)

      Rex Ryan’s team got grounded and pounded by Le’Veon Bell and the Steelers.

      19  Vikings       7-6       (20)

      Sam Bradford has just 3 interceptions in 427 pass attempts.

      20  Bengals      5-7-1    (22)

      They’re expected to get A.J. Green back this week.

      21  Cardinals    5-7-1    (19)

      Carson Palmer is averaging nearly 2 yards less per attempt than he did a year ago.

      22  Eagles        5-8       (23)

      Imagine if they were 5-8 and Carson Wentz had spent the entire year on the bench.

      23  Panthers    5-8       (26)

      They’ve been outscored in the fourth quarter, 138-77.

      24  Colts          6-7       (24)

      Yet another team in need of a major defensive upgrade in the offseason.

      25  Chargers    5-8       (18)

      Chargers have given up 26 or more points in 10 of 13 games.

      26  Saints         5-8       (25)

      Drew Brees has 0 TD passes, 6 INTs in the last 2 games.

      27  Bears         3-10     (28)

      They’ve forced just 10 turnovers all year.

      28  Jets            4-9       (29)

      Is watching a 49ers-Jets overtime game what hell feels like?

      29  Jaguars            2-11     (30)

      The minute Gus Bradley gets fired, he’s going to have his pick of DC jobs.

      30  Rams         4-9       (27)

      Well, at least Jeff Fisher will get to spend Christmas with his family.

      31  49ers          1-12     (31)

      What is it about Chip Kelly and bad defenses?

      32  Browns       0-13     (32)

      The ’08 Lions are almost off the hook.