Randall's weekly NFL power rankings

The San Francisco 49ers are the biggest surprise of 2011 season.

The San Francisco 49ers are the biggest surprise of 2011 season.

RANDALL THE HANDLE, Special to QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:46 PM ET

Welcome to Randall the Handle’s weekly NFL power rankings:

Rank Team Last week Comments

1 Green Bay Packers 1 Impressive encore to championship season.

2 New Orleans Saints 3 There’s a strong Brees coming from the south.

3 New England Patriots 2 Best of mediocre AFC lot?

4 San Francisco 49ers 4 Biggest surprise of 2011 season.

5 Pittsburgh Steelers 8 In the mix.

6 Baltimore Ravens 6 Recent form will not intimidate many.

7 Detroit Lions 10 First trip to playoffs since ‘99 season.

8 New York Giants 11 Haven’t we seen this movie before?

9 Atlanta Falcons 5 Blowing smoke.

10 Houston Texans 7 Quite the bitter-sweet season.

11 Dallas Cowboys 9 Playoffs start a week early for these guys.

12 Cincinnati Bengals 15 Making playoffs would be huge achievement.

13 Oakland Raiders 17 Must win, baby!

14 Denver Broncos 13 The clock has struck twelve on Tebow.

15 Philadelphia Eagles 16 Biggest disappointment of 2011 season.

16 New York Jets 12 Rex Ryan might go back to cryin’.

17 San Diego Chargers 14 Various staff vacancies expected.

18 Seattle Seahawks 18 How was your Christmas, Carroll?

19 Arizona Cardinals 19 Working their way back to respectability.

20 Chicago Bears 20 Nose dived after injuries to key personnel.

21 Miami Dolphins 21 Major changes or minor tweaks?

22 Carolina Panthers 23 Fun watching the ‘Touchdown Cam’.

23 Washington Redskins 22 Back to Dan Snider’s broken drawing board.

24 Kansas City Chiefs 24 Orton hoping to ruin Denver’s party.

25 Tennessee Titans 25 Hardly worthy of post-season participation.

26 Buffalo Bills 30 Defence needs vast improvement.

27 Cleveland Browns 26 Not exactly a city of champions.

28 Minnesota Vikings 28 An admirable win considering the stakes.

29 Jacksonville Jaguars 29 It’s going to take some time.

30 Indianapolis Colts 31 Displayed character down the stretch.

31 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27 The end can’t come soon enough.

32 St. Louis Rams 32 Require more than top draft pick to fix things.


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