NFL Top 10: Week 11

Story posted November 17, 2021 in Sports, CommRadio by Jack Dempsky

The NFL season is over halfway done, and it is one of the craziest seasons to date. The past few weeks have seen all of the top teams in the league go down in unexpected ways.

So, here are the top-10 teams in the NFL so far in the 2021-2022 season.

1. Green Bay Packers

The Packers have been able to win every which way this season, as this past week they shutout Russell Wilson and the Seahawks.

Aaron Rodgers is back, Aaron Jones and Rashon Gary avoided major injury in Week 10, and Za'darius Smith, David Bakhtiari, and Jaire Alexander are all expected back soon.

Oh, and they still have the best receiver in the NFL in Davante Adams. Look out for the Packers as Super Bowl favorites.

2. Arizona Cardinals

The Cardinals went 1-1 with Colt McCoy at the helm, as they split with the 49ers and the Panthers.

When Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins return, the Cardinals are poised to continue where they left off as one of the best teams in the NFL.

3. Dallas Cowboys

The Cowboys had the most dominant win of the season, as they were up 36-7 in the first half of their win against an alright Atlanta Falcons team.

Dallas proved last week’s fluke against Denver was indeed a fluke.

Dan Quinn has been one of the best coordinator hires of the past offseason, as he has the Dallas defense playing fantastic.

4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The second straight loss for the Buccaneers moves them down, but when healthy they are the best team in the NFL.

Antontio Brown and Rob Gronkowski are proving how important they are to this offense.

The secondary is also very beat-up, and if everyone can get back healthy, they should be the favorites in the NFC.

5. Buffalo Bills

The Bills are the best team in the AFC according to these rankings, and that showed against the Jets.

After losing inexplicably to the Jaguars, Buffalo returned to form against its AFC East foe.

Josh Allen is still playing inconsistently, and the run game is non-existent.
The defense is one of the best in the league, and the Bills will need that if they want to contend.

6. Tennessee Titans

The Titans took care of business against the Saints in a game they should have won.

They got a couple major breaks with the referees but a win is a win in the NFL.

Derrick Henry and Julio Jones are out for the foreseeable future but if they both can return for the playoffs, they are a Super Bowl contender.

7. Los Angeles Rams

The Rams have now lost two straight games after starting 7-1. Matt Stafford has dropped back to reality with back-to-back poor performances in primetime.

The addition of Odell Beckham proved to be more of a need than a luxury after the injury to Robert Woods.

The trade of Von Miller signaled that the Rams are all in for this year, and anything but a Super Bowl will be considered a bust for Sean McVay’s squad.

8. Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs looked like their former selves Sunday night against the Raiders.

Patrick Mahomes threw for over 400 yards, and if he can continue this, the Chiefs will be back in the top five of the rankings.

The Chiefs now sit atop the AFC West, and on pace to win the division for the sixth consecutive year.

9. Baltimore Ravens

The Ravens have now had two very bad games in the past month.

Lamar Jackson needs to play better than he did against the Dolphins, but Jackson was still an MVP candidate before this past game.

The Ravens defense has still played very well, and Justin Tucker continues to be the best kicker of all time.

Expect the Ravens to stay in the top 10 for the rest of the year.

10. New England Patriots

Mac Jones has played like the Rookie of the Year, and Bill Belichick is proving why he is the best coach of all time.

Jones has looked like a five-year veteran behind a great offensive line and improved receiving corps.

This Patriots team looks like the young Tom Brady teams.
 

Jack Dempsky is a first-year majoring in business management. To contact him, email jmd7563@psu.edu.

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