After the Week 10 bye, the Eagles lead the NFL with the best record. Jalen Hurts and the team are working on regaining full health, and Coach Nick Sirianni aims to expand roles within the squad.
Philadelphia looks set for a deep playoff run, relying on depth, talent, and versatility. Dallas and San Francisco have reestablished dominance, but Baltimore faced a setback in a surprising loss to Cleveland.
As the Eagles and Chiefs return to action, there’s a clear consensus on the top team in the NFL, while the Ravens have slid down a few slots in the updated Week 11 Power Rankings.
#1. Philadelphia Eagles 8-1
The Eagles currently lead the NFL Power Rankings due to their single loss and notable victories against the Dolphins and Cowboys. Analytically, other teams may appear more well-rounded, but Philadelphia excels at winning, even in challenging situations, which makes them early favorites in football betting sites.
In a league marked by the inconsistency of human performance, the ability to overcome adversity when not at one’s best is as impressive as dominating every opponent faced.
While the defense may have vulnerabilities, the offense stands strong. The offensive line is dominant, Jalen Hurts is performing exceptionally well, and the team possesses a wealth of weapons.
#2. Kansas City Chiefs 7-2
In 2023, the Kansas City Chiefs don’t exude the usual dominance we’re accustomed to, but they showcase impressive overall balance. Despite a relatively subdued offensive performance this year, ranking fifth in EPA with a lower-than-usual per-play rate, their defense tells a different story.
Under Steve Spagnuolo’s guidance, the defense currently holds the fifth spot in EPA. Unlike their typical slow start before evolving into a top-half defense, they hit the ground running in 2023. This well-rounded performance has kept them among the best teams in the NFL this season.
#3. Dallas Cowboys 6-3
Dallas has regained momentum, with Dak Prescott throwing for 404 yards and four touchdowns while scoring on the ground in a 49-17 victory. This win extended the Cowboys’ home winning streak to 12 games.
The Cowboys, with a 6-3 record, previously won 40-0 in the opener in New Jersey. The 72-point margin in this victory is their largest in sweeping an NFC East opponent, surpassing their 66-point edge against Philadelphia in 1969.
#4. Detroit Lions 7-2
Jared Goff, in his second SoFi Stadium appearance since joining the Lions in 2021, completed 23 of 33 passes for 333 yards.
David Montgomery had a standout game, gaining 116 yards on 12 carries, including a 75-yard touchdown. Jahmyr Gibbs added 77 yards and two touchdowns for the leading NFC North Lions.
Amon-Ra St. Brown set a career-high with 156 receiving yards on eight catches, including a 20-yard touchdown that propelled the Lions to a 31-24 lead in the third quarter. The former standout from Southern California is the first Detroit receiver since Calvin Johnson in 2012 to achieve six 100-yard games in a seven-game span.
#5. Baltimore Ravens 7-3
Baltimore appeared to be the league’s top team in the first half but experienced a meltdown, getting outscored 24-14 by Cleveland. The Browns pulled off a 33-31 upset with a last-second victory.
The Browns (6-3) closed within one game of the Ravens (7-3), who now aim to bounce back in a significant AFC North matchup against the Bengals (5-4) on Thursday night.
#6. San Francisco 49er 6-3
Getting back on track, the 49ers showcased absolute dominance against the Jaguars on Sunday. The team underwent a remarkable transformation with the return of Trent Williams and Deebo Samuel, who were back on the field together.
Moreover, the defensive front delivered an outstanding performance, particularly against a lackluster Jaguars offensive line.
#7. Miami Dolphins 6-3
The Miami Dolphins boast arguably the most formidable offense in the NFL, and the impact of Jalen Ramsey on their defense has been unmistakable in the two games he has played. If they manage to get Jaelan Phillips back in good health for the remainder of the season, this team has the potential to significantly distance itself and secure a commanding lead in the AFC East.
#8. Cleveland Browns 6-3
With a thrilling 33-31 win over the Ravens, Cleveland is emerging as one of the NFL’s elite teams. Quarterback Deshaun Watson’s exceptional performance and Dustin Hopkins’ crucial plays were instrumental in the Browns’ success.
#9. Jacksonville Jaguars 6-3
On the other hand, the Jaguars (6-3) had a rough outing against the 49ers, losing 34-3. Trevor Lawrence faced challenges, including five sacks and turnovers, highlighting areas for improvement.
#10. Pittsburgh Steelers 6-3
In another close contest, the Steelers secured a 23-19 win over the Falcons, maintaining their trend of winning one-score games. Pittsburgh has now won nine straight such games dating back to last season, with all six of their 2023 victories coming by eight points or less.