2020 NFL Power Rankings Week 11: Pats rise after big win over Ravens


We saw plenty of action in Week 10 of the 2020 NFL season that shook up the league standings.The most shocking moment came in the Buffalo Bills-Arizona Cardinals matchup, as Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins connected on an amazing Hail Mary in the game's final moments to make the AFC East and NFC West races very interesting.Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks' struggles continued and added to the NFC West intrigue as they fell to the Los Angeles Rams.As for the New England Patriots, they pulled off an improbable upset over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday Night Football.So how did all of these results impact our 2020 NFL Power Rankings? Let's find out...

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The Jets had a bye in Week 10 and are still looking for their first win. They'll hope to make it happen next week vs. the Chargers.

(Last three rankings: 32, 32, 32)


Jacksonville made Aaron Rodgers and the Packers sweat it out, but ultimately fell by a score of 24-20 to remain firmly in the Trevor Lawrence sweepstakes. The Jaguars will have their hands full with the Steelers in Week 11.

(Last three rankings: 31, 31, 31)


Alex Smith's return might be the best story in football this year. The 36-year-old made his first NFL start Sunday since suffering what many believed would be a career-ending leg injury two years ago.

He and the Washington Football Team came oh so close to topping the Lions, but a 59-yard Matt Prater field goal gave Detroit a 30-27 win in the game's final moments.

(Last three rankings: 29. 29, 30)


The Cowboys will prepare for a matchup vs. the Vikings next Sunday after enjoying a bye in Week 10. Andy Dalton may return for Dallas, but don't be surprised if Garrett Gilbert is under center following an impressive performance vs. Pittsburgh in Week 9.

(Last three rankings: 30, 30, 29)


The Texans fell to the Browns 10-7 in what was a sloppy, windy game at FirstEnergy Stadium. They simply couldn't get anything going offensively, plus the running back tandem of Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt proved to be too much to handle.

Next up is a matchup vs. the Patriots on Sunday.

(Last three rankings: 25, 28, 27)


The Giants are playing pretty well heading into their bye week. They're riding a two-game win streak following an important 27-17 win over the Eagles, and don't forget they nearly took down Tom Brady and the Buccaneers in Week 8.

Daniel Jones and Co. will aim to continue their success when they return to action vs. the Bengals in Week 12.

(Last three rankings: 28, 27, 28)


Rookie Joe Burrow and the Bengals ran into a buzzsaw Sunday as they fell to the undefeated Steelers, 36-10. A much easier matchup awaits them in Week 11 as they'll take on the Washington Football Team.

(Last three rankings: 24, 21, 25)


The Broncos were dominated by the Raiders on Sunday, and Drew Lock's four interceptions certainly didn't do them any favors. They'll look to bounce back vs. the Dolphins in Week 11.

(Last three rankings: 21, 18, 24)


Make it five straight losses for the Panthers as they fell to Tom Brady and the Buccaneers on Sunday, 46-23. Making matters even worse for Carolina is QB Teddy Bridgewater exiting the game with an apparent knee injury.

(Last three rankings: 16, 20, 22)


Justin Herbert has been great for the Chargers all year, but it hasn't resulted in victories. L.A. suffered its third-straight loss on Sunday to the Dolphins and now is 2-7 on the season. It'll take on the winless Jets in Week 11.

(Last three rankings: 19, 19, 21)


The Eagles suffered a bad loss to the Giants on Sunday that could end up having serious ramifications in the NFC East. They still have the division lead, but not for long if Carson Wentz continues to play like this.

(Last three rankings: 22, 26, 20)


The 49ers have now lost three straight games since their resounding victory over the Patriots. Injuries have derailed their season as Jimmy Garoppolo, George Kittle, and Raheem Mostert each have been out.

San Francisco has a bye in Week 11.

(Last three rankings: 11, 13, 17)


The Lions nearly blew it in the fourth quarter vs. Washington, but Matt Prater played the hero with a 59-yard game-winning field goal. D'Andre Swift also gave fans in Detroit reasons to be excited as the rookie running back carried the ball 16 times for 81 yards while also catching five passes for 68 yards and a touchdown.

A Week 11 matchup vs. the Panthers awaits.

(Last three rankings: 23, 22, 26)


The Falcons enjoyed their bye in Week 10. They've won three of their last four games, but a tough matchup awaits as they'll hit the road to take on the New Orleans Saints.

(Last three rankings: 26, 23, 23)


The Vikings will take on the Bears on Monday Night Football. All eyes will be on running back Dalvin Cook as he looks to put up yet another ridiculous stat line.

(Last three rankings: 27, 24, 18)


The Patriots stunned the Ravens with a 23-17 victory on Sunday Night Football. The question is whether it's more of a sign of the Pats improving or the Ravens not being as great as we thought they were. Perhaps both?

That's two straight victories for New England heading into its Week 11 matchup vs. the Texans.

(Last three rankings: 17, 25, 19)


The Bears will play the Vikings on Monday Night Football, and their already-anemic offense will face an uphill battle once again with running back David Montgomery ruled out. Cordarrelle Patterson, Ryan Nall, and Lamar Miller likely will get carries for Chicago.

(Last three rankings: 14, 12, 11)


The Browns quietly are in the hunt for a playoff spot after a 10-7 victory over the Texans on Sunday. Having star running back Nick Chubb back in the fold certainly will help their cause going forward. They'll take on the Eagles in Week 11, then have another winnable game vs. the Jaguars after that.

(Last three rankings: 15, 17, 16)


A bye week was just what the doctor ordered for the Rams as they took down the Seahawks 23-16 on Sunday. L.A. now sits in a three-way tie for first place in the NFC West with Seattle and Arizona.

(Last three rankings: 12, 16, 15)


The Dolphins beat the Chargers on Sunday to earn their fifth straight victory and make things very interesting in the AFC East race. Tua Tagovailoa has looked the part as he tossed two touchdowns in Miami's victory.

Tua and the Dolphins will look to make it six straight wins when they face off against the Broncos.

(Last three rankings: 20, 15, 13)


The Raiders have looked real solid these last couple of weeks as they come off a lopsided 37-12 win over the Broncos. A difficult test vs. a well-rested Chiefs team awaits them in Week 11.

(Last three rankings: 18, 14, 12)


It was a tough loss for the Titans vs. the Colts on Thursday Night Football as Indianapolis tied them atop the AFC South. Things aren't going to get any easier for Tennessee as it'll face the Ravens in Week 11, then Indy again in Week 12.

(Last three rankings: 7, 11, 9)


The Colts earned a convincing victory 34-17 win over the Titans in their Thursday night AFC South showdown. They're now tied for the top spot in the division heading into a tough Week 11 game vs. the Green Bay Packers. They'll meet up with the Titans again in Week 12.

(Last three rankings: 13, 10, 14)


The Seahawks are beginning to unravel. They've now lost three of their last four games after falling to the Rams on Sunday, 23-16.

Seattle's defense remains a major concern going forward, and quarterback Russell Wilson hasn't been playing well lately either. He followed an abysmal performance in Week 9 with a zero-touchdown, two-interception performance vs. L.A. He'll look to regain form this week in another exciting matchup vs. the Cardinals.

(Last three rankings: 3, 3, 6)


The Ravens have looked pretty subpar over the last few weeks and that carried into Sunday night's game vs. the Patriots. New England earned a surprising 23-17 victory that leaves Lamar Jackson and Baltimore scrambling for answers heading into Week 11 vs. Tennessee.

(Last three rankings: 5, 5, 5)


By no means was it an impressive victory, but the Packers were able to squeak by the lowly Jaguars on Sunday, 24-20. Green Bay will need to be a lot better in Week 11 when they pay a visit to the Colts.

(Last three rankings: 6, 9, 8)


The highlight of the weekend came courtesy of Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins as the duo connected on an amazing Hail Mary to defeat the Bills in the game's final moments. Arizona now is in a three-way tie with the Seahawks and Rams at the top of the NFC West, and it'll visit Seattle for a Thursday Night Football matchup.

(Last three rankings: 9, 6, 10)


After being embarrassed by the Saints on national television last week, Tom Brady and the Buccaneers bounced back in a big way with a 46-23 win over the Panthers. Brady threw for 341 yards and three touchdowns with one of them going to former Patriots teammate Rob Gronkowski.

Next up on the docket for Tampa is a Monday Night Football matchup vs. the Rams.

(Last three rankings: 4, 4, 7)


The Bills were stunned by the Cardinals on Sunday, losing in the final seconds thanks to an incredible Kyler Murray-DeAndre Hopkins Hail Mary. They still hold the top spot in the AFC East, but just barely over the 6-3 Dolphins.

Buffalo will look to bounce back in Week 11 vs. the Chargers.

(Last three rankings: 8, 8, 4)


The Saints followed their thrashing of Tom Brady's Bucs with another impressive win over the 49ers. It wasn't all positive news for New Orleans, however, as Drew Brees exited the game due to injury.

(Last three rankings: 10, 7, 3)



Kansas City enjoyed its bye in Week 10 and now will prepare for an AFC West meeting with the Raiders. 

(Last three rankings: 1, 1, 2)


The Steelers remain undefeated after breezing past the Bengals on Sunday. They're the first team to start a season 9-0 since Cam Newton's Panthers did so in 2015.

Pittsburgh has a real shot at 10-0 as it'll take on the lowly Jaguars in Week 11.

(Last three rankings: 2, 2, 1)

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