Randall's weekly NFL power rankings

Are the Dallas Cowboys the aeakest of NFC division leaders? (REUTERS/Mike Stone)

Are the Dallas Cowboys the aeakest of NFC division leaders? (REUTERS/Mike Stone)

RANDALL THE HANDLE, Special to QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:03 PM ET

Randall the Handle’s Week 13 NFL power rankings and his Thursday night pick:

Rank Team Last week Comments

1 Green Bay Packers 1 The cheese stand alone.

2 New England Patriots 4 Easiest part of schedule upcoming.

3 Baltimore Ravens 9 Defence appears amped up for stretch run.

4 Pittsburgh Steelers 5 Bumps and bruises to overcome.

5 New Orleans Saints 7 Big and easy.

6 San Francisco 49ers 2 Oh brother.

7 Atlanta Falcons 8 Can they compete with heavy hitters?

8 Houston Texans 3 Another win, another loss.

9 Dallas Cowboys 10 Weakest of NFC division leaders?

10 Oakland Raiders 12 Kickers put the boot to the Bears.

11 Chicago Bears 6 Quarterback quandary.

12 Detroit Lions 11 Packers got a kick of out them.

13 Cincinnati Bengals 13 A win in Pittsburgh would be enormous.

14 New York Jets 15 Better than the bad, not as good as the good.

15 New York Giants 16 Tough schedule and injuries taking toll.

16 Denver Broncos 18 Offence should take defence for dinner.

17 Tennessee Titans 19 There has been a Chris Johnson sighting!

18 San Diego Chargers 17 Bolts are a bunch of dolts.

19 Washington Redskins 23 Say hello to Helu.

20 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20 Sloppy play continues to prove costly.

21 Miami Dolphins 21 Not the pushovers we were led to believe.

22 Philadelphia Eagles 14 Budgies.

23 Buffalo Bills 24 Only Indy has surrendered more points in AFC.

24 Seattle Seahawks 22 Thursday prime-timer because why?

25 Carolina Panthers 25 Colts commonly remedy losing streaks.

26 Arizona Cardinals 26 Are a very good team … when facing Rams.

27 Minnesota Vikings 27 Percy Harvin and then what?

28 Cleveland Browns 28 Another coach that appears overwhelmed.

29 Jacksonville Jaguars 29 Jones-Drew can’t do it alone.

30 Kansas City Chiefs 30 Kyle Orton ready to ply his trade here now.

31 St. Louis Rams 31 Coach and team appear defeated.

32 Indianapolis Colts 32 Dan Orlovsky to start at QB. Was on 0-16 Lions.

THURSDAY PICK

Eagles (4-7) at Seahawks (4-7)

LINE: PHILADELPHIA BY 3

One never knows which Philadelphia team will show up but now that the playoffs are nothing but a ‘dream’, it would seem unreasonable to expect a strong effort from this troubled Eagles squad. Philly also has the unenviable task of flying through three time zones on a short week while the Seahawks get to host consecutive games here in Seattle. While the ‘Hawks are among the league’s weaklings, they have been competitive and that is reflected in their recent run of covering seven of past eight when taking points.

TAKING: SEAHAWKS +3


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