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Steady at the top, but Broncos on the move in Week 13 power rankings

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Week 13, naturally I suppose, was a weird one in the NFL. Our top seven teams in these here NFL power rankings all won, thus the status quo look to the elite class of this week's rankings. But the next six teams -- Dallas, Atlanta, Oakland, Chicago, Detroit and Cincinnati -- all fighting for their playoff lives, lost. So we re-jumbled them and we'll try again.

Actually, I think I've got this thing figured out now and have the 12 teams headed for the playoffs in my top 12 spots. Now if the final month of the season would be nice enough to confirm my hunches, it's going to be Green Bay, San Francisco, New Orleans, Dallas, Atlanta and Detroit in the NFC; and Baltimore, New England, Houston, Denver, Pittsburgh and the Jets in the AFC.

That wasn't so hard, was it? Now on to this week's rankings...

Week 13 NFL Power Rankings