The Ravens continue to pummel opponents. The Rams were their latest victim. Of late, no one has been able to slow down Lamar Jackson — much less stop him. They remain the top team, while the Patriots kept pace with a rain-soaked victory over the Cowboys. The 49ers also had an impressive win, pounding the Packers. Here’s a look at the rest of our NFL Power Rankings for Week 13:
1. Baltimore (9-2) — Lamar Jackson threw five touchdown passes and rushed for 95 yards during his first Monday Night Football appearance. Wait, back up. Five TD passes? Three letters: MVP!
2. PATRIOTS (10-1) — AFC playoff teams must know by now chances of beating Bill Belichick’s team in a bad-weather game at Gillette Stadium are slim and none.
3. San Francisco (10-1) — The Niners completely squashed Aaron Rodgers on third down (0-for-13). For a defense, hard to think of anything much more impressive.
4. Seattle (9-2) — Their defense can still deliver when Russell Wilson and the offense has an off day. They’re now 6-0 on the road.
5. New Orleans (10-2) — They wrapped up the NFC South with their Thanksgiving romp over the Falcons. The remaining weeks are about playoff seeding.
6. Minnesota (8-3) — Green Bay’s loss puts them in a tie record-wise atop the NFC North with their Week 16 showdown with the Pack figuring to settle the deal.
7. Green Bay (8-3) — The Packers got smoked on both visits to California this season. Think they wouldn’t cringe if they had to haul back to San Francisco during the postseason for a shot at getting to the Super Bowl?
8. Kansas City (7-4) — They’re returning from a bye week and are primed to put away the Raiders at Arrowhead on Sunday.
9. Houston (7-4) — Their comeback win over the Colts last Thursday put them back in the command seat in the AFC South and heightened their position to make the playoffs.
10. Buffalo (9-3) — They have a pretty firm grasp of one of the two AFC wild card spots. At some point, people are going to have to take them seriously.
11. Dallas (6-6) — Cowboys continue to beat the bad teams and lose to the good ones, with the Bills the latest to bash the ‘Boys on Thanksgiving. Dallas owner Jerry Jones isn’t happy about that trend, firing a warning shot aimed at the head coach. But he says he won’t move until after the season.
12. L.A. Rams (6-5) — They were embarrassed by the Ravens Monday night. They can take some solace. Plenty of other top teams have suffered a similar fate.
13. Indianapolis (6-5) — Losing tight end Eric Ebron for the season doesn’t help their fading playoff hopes.
14. Tennessee (6-5) — They’ve been riding Derrick Henry, and he’s a beast. But the bigger spark might be at quarterback. Titans are 4-1 since making a switch to Ryan Tannehill.
15. Pittsburgh (6-5) — The Steelers have moved on to Devlin Hodges. He came on for the benched Mason Rudolph last week, and provided the spark that was needed. Can they get into the playoffs with quarterback No. 3?
16. Oakland (6-5) — As Raiders quarterback Derek Carr aptly described, they got their “face kicked in” by the Jets. Not the prep they were looking for before showdown with the Chiefs.
17. Philadelphia (5-6) — Even with the easiest closing schedule in the NFL, the Eagles still don’t have the look of a playoff team. The offense is a wreck.
18. Carolina (5-6) — Joey Slye picked the wrong time to miss the first kick in the NFL this season of 28 yards or less. That botched chip shot basically put an end to the Panthers’ playoff hopes.
19. Cleveland (5-6) — The offense seems to have found its groove. But is it too little too late?
20. L.A. Chargers (4-7) — They return from their bye with barely a pulse in the playoff race. And with Phillip Rivers fading, not looking good for the Bolts.
21. Chicago (6-6) — Head-scratch all you want. Matt Nagy is going to sink or swim with Mitchell Trubisky. Lately, Nagy has gotten the best version of the quarterback.
22. Jacksonville (4-7) — There’s been talk of dumping Nick Foles and flipping back to Gardner Minshew, but given how bad the defense is playing (75 points last two weeks), it might not matter who’s under center.
23. N.Y. Jets (4-7) — After hitting rock bottom at 1-7, they’ve won three straight and look more like the team that was forecast at the beginning of the season.
24. Tampa Bay (4-7) — They managed to win even with Jameis Winston continuing to be a turnover machine. For those keeping score, he’s up to 100 career turnovers, most in the league over the last five years.
25. Arizona (3-7-1) — As they return from their bye, look for them to play and embrace the role of spoiler.
26. Atlanta (3-9) — They’re still having a tough time getting out of the NFC South basement. And Dan Quinn still looks like a goner at the end of the season.
27. Detroit (3-8-1) — Have to believe the Lions will be reassessing the Matt Patricia hire. The team has gone 9-18-1 with Patricia at the helm. Whether they actually make a move and fire another coach so quickly is another story.
28. Denver (3-8) — Their offense is woeful. They’ve used every quarterback at their disposal save one. Will rookie Drew Lock get a turn? Stay tuned.
29. Miami (2-9) — They had their fun little run, but the reality is, they’re not a good team. Losing is more their norm.
30. Washington (2-9) — Rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins missed the final victory formation snap to take a selfie with fans. Interim head coach Bill Callahan made sure to provide the appropriate tongue-lashing.
31. N.Y. Giants (2-9) — There could be sweeping changes with the G-Men going forward. Anyone not named Daniel Jones or Saquon Barkley shouldn’t feel safe in 2020. And that includes head coach Pat Shurmur.
32. Cincinnati (0-11) — They’re going back to Andy Dalton at quarterback. But that might not help them avoid becoming the third franchise (Detroit and Cleveland) in NFL history to go winless through a 16-game season.