Predominantly Orange Week 12 NFL Power Rankings
17. Tennessee Titans (13)
The Titans are a young bunch, so week to week inconsistency is to be expected. Just a week after going up 21-0 on the Packers, they got down 21-0 to the Colts. The worst part about this loss is that they are now 0-3 against the teams ahead of them in the division. This means they will likely have to finish a game ahead of both the Texans and the Colts in order to win the division. Winning the division would be the only likely path to the playoffs.
18. Carolina Panthers (21)
The Panthers recent trend of giving up big leads is actually a not-so-new thing. The Panthers were very poor with the lead a year ago as well, they just happened to win all of the games in which they surrendered large comebacks. This season they have not been so lucky, but they did get away with one on Thursday Night Football. The best part about playing on Thursday Night was that the Panthers got an extra few days rest for their superstar linebacker Luke Kuechly who is currently in the NFL’s concussion protocol.
19. Indianapolis Colts (25)
The Colts have put together their two best games of the season in back-to-back games. What they didn’t need, especially on a short week was for their star quarterback to suffer a concussion. The most troubling question asked shouldn’t be is Andrew Luck going to play Thursday? But why did Andrew Luck finish the game a week ago with a concussion?
20. Baltimore Ravens (18)
The Ravens hung in for awhile with the Cowboys, but at the end of the day the best team in the NFL prevailed. The Ravens need to look ahead, because if they plan to hold their lead in the AFC North, they are going to have to win win win moving forward.