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Week 13 NFL Power Rankings: Turkey Hangover Edition

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From BigW:

After demolishing the Lions on Turkey Day we head back to the Big Album this week to take on a Cleveland team that is devoid of a decent QB. I'm about as worried about this game as I was the Lions.

Rankings after the jump..


Vic Carucci puts us at #3....

"Rebounding quickly after the debacle against the Jets was impressive, even if it did come vs. the Lions. And a visit from the Browns should make it two wins in a row."


ESPN at least has us at #2. I still don't agree......

"They got the Bears without Kyle Orton; now they get the Browns without Brady Quinn and Derek Anderson."


Adrian Hasenmeyer is somehow still being nice to our boys? Maybe he was tired of my email campaign early in the season? heh

"After the Bears, Packers and Jets sold out to take away the Titans' running game, Jeff Fisher told his team to re-establish its identity against winless Detroit. 292 rushing yards later, consider mission accomplished."


Pete Prisco puts us at the deuce and makes a fairly obvious insight.

"Nothing like the Lions to get you out of the funk of losing your first game. The 10 days off after that Thanksgiving Day blowout will help them down the stretch."


Covers keeps us at #2. Check out that yardage differential! WOW!

"An absolute domination for the Titans as they outgain the Lions 456-154 in total yards."

Sports Illustrated


Don Banks??? Is the Z man on vacay or did SI finally wise up and toss him back to Brooklyn Decker's pity pile?

"After several weeks of either winning or losing with their passing game, the Titans wanted to get their run game reinvigorated against the Lions. Uh, mission accomplished. Tennessee can still run it a bit. The Titans against Detroit hung up 292 yards and four touchdowns on the ground, with both Chris Johnson and LenDale White doing major damage. If you're wondering how Tennessee jumped back ahead of the Jets, who it was thrashed by in Week 12, pop in the video of New York's meltdown at home against the impossibly inconsistent Broncos last week. These power rankings are a fluid, on-going, week-to-week referendum on the state of affairs in the NFL. Nothing static about 'em"


Cold Hard Football Facts bumps us up a spot after dominating Detroit

Last week: The Titans got what every NFL team dreams of, regardless of a short week - a game against Detroit - and waxed the Lions, 47-10, on Thanksgiving.  

Cold, Hard Football Facts: With both Chris Johnson and LenDale White rushing for more than 100 yards and scoring twice, Tennessee posted its highest point total since scoring 48 against the Packers in 2004.  

Week 14 matchup: vs. Cleveland. Tennessee's fifth-ranked defense (281.8 YPG) will likely make life miserable for a Browns squad led by third-string quarterback Ken Dorsey. 


PFT has us at #2 but this is Mike Florio we're talking about so does anyone really care?