2010 NFL Week 12 Beatpaths Power Rankings

Hey folks! Some interesting moves up and down the rankings this week. Let’s get right to it!

You can find the graph for this week’s rankings here.

Rank Team Notes Last Week EdgePower

1

(Beat DET) Another week, another win, and the Patriots are on top once again. This is the one Thanksgiving game I didn’t see, but I think it went the way everyone expected.

1

68.31

(26 – 0) / 71

#1 – #16

2

(Beat SEA) Here’s a new face! The Chiefs took out the Seahawks last week, and it benefitted them mightily–it’s the main reason of their support and shoots them all the way up to number 2. I know what you’re thinking–the Seahawks? Really?

12

67.61

(25 – 0) / 71

#1 – #16

3

(Beat JAC) The Giants move up some this week. The boost that the Seahawks gave the Chiefs is also given to the Giants. They already had a good foundation, but beating the Jaguars created a 3 team loop with Indianapolis that looped away their last beatloss.

5

66.90

(24 – 0) / 71

#1 – #17

4

(Beat BUF) The Steelers survive against Buffalo, but beating the Bills doesn’t do much for their power, so they stay about the same.

3

64.08

(20 – 0) / 71

#1 – #19

5

(Lost to KC) Seahawks lose to Kansas City…so why are they ranked so high? Well, they still have a beatwin over Chicago, who’s giving them a giant boost. There’s a lot of path there that seems shaky; we’ll see how long it all holds.

9

63.38

(21 – 2) / 71

#3 – #18

6

(Beat PHI) The Bears get a boost because their win over Philadelphia created a 3 team loop with New York. That split up a 4 team loop that had added Green Bay; essentially, CHI=>PHI=>NYG=>CHI replaced CHI=>GB=>PHI=>NYG=>CHI. That restored CHI=>GB to the graph, which gave Chicago a lot more support. That game more or less played out exactly how I thought it would have to to for the Bears to win–the defense (and the field) was able to prevent Vick from making big plays, and the offense was effective and avoided big mistakes. I still have trouble believing in this team, but I’m getting closer each week.

13

61.27

(19 – 3) / 71

#4 – #20

7

(Beat GB) You’d think that beating a quality team like the Packers would boost the Falcons up the graph, but no. The win gets looped away in a 3 team loop with Philadelphia. Which does loop away the last beatloss the Falcons had, which helps, but they were only under the Eagles, so the lift is light.

6

59.86

(14 – 0) / 71

#1 – #23

8

(Beat CIN) The Jets win over Cincinnati gets looped away in a 3 team loop with Baltimore. What a huge divergence in these teams since last year, huh? In more interesting news, the Jets are meeting the Patriots in the premiere matchup of the week according to Beatpaths–much higher than the also-touted Steelers-Ravens matchup.

7

59.15

(13 – 0) / 71

#1 – #22

9

(Lost to CHI) Well, if you were paying attention, the Eagles lost their beatwin over Atlanta, and that hurt them a good deal. However, they are still without a beatloss, so they have room to grow.

2

57.75

(11 – 0) / 71

#1 – #22

10

(Beat IND) Pretty good win by the Chargers, but I think it is less “the Chargers know how to beat Manning” and more “the Colts have been off all season and now people are coming to terms with that”. In either case, this win is looped away in three team loop with the Chiefs.

10

55.63

(9 – 1) / 71

#2 – #23

11

(Lost to ATL) As mentioned, this loss gets looped away by their win over the Eagles, which was had been looped away before, so no change. The Packers drop because they now have teams above them. They also lost a beatwin over Minnesota in a 3 team loop with Washington. Yes, the Redskins beat the Packers! I had to look it up myself.

8

53.52

(9 – 4) / 71

#5 – #25

12

(Beat OAK) Beating the Raiders gives Miami a shiny new beatwin. As you can see, it’s really not doing much right now.

11

53.52

(11 – 6) / 71

#7 – #23

13

(Lost to NYG) Jags loop away the loss with their win over the Colts, which had already been looped away. It’s results like that that make me think the paths are going to get interesting once we start finishing up the divisional games.

16

53.52

(8 – 3) / 71

#4 – #24

14

(Lost to BAL) This loss is actually looped away in a 3 team loop with Cincinnati–but unlike so many of those, it wasn’t already looped away. Meaning that the Buccaneers lost a path to the Bengals. Now they to host the Falcons. Good luck fellas–I still got your back.

14

52.82

(6 – 2) / 71

#3 – #27

15

(Beat DAL) Saints keep the win over Dallas, but they lose their win over the 49ers when the 49ers beat the Cardinals. So they get a win over a team with no beatwins and lose one. It all adds up to another week with no beatlosses but no real impressive wins and place in the middle of the rankings again.

15

52.11

(3 – 0) / 71

#1 – #30

16

(Lost to SD) Wowie! What a drop for the Colts! Well, they lost their win over the Giants as previously mentioned, and that win contained a lot of the value that the Colts had, so here they are. They’ll come back if they can recapture that win, which they’ve done before in this season.

4

51.41

(3 – 1) / 71

#2 – #29

17

(Beat TB) The Ravens don’t have their rematch with the Bengals until the last week of the season. I’m a little scared of the loop chaos that matchup could unleash.

17

51.41

(2 – 0) / 71

#1 – #30

18

(Beat TEN) Houston sheds a loss to the Giants by beating the Titans. Sometimes, I forget things that have happened in this year. The Titans beat the Giants? Seems like ages ago.

21

49.30

(0 – 1) / 71

#2 – #32

19

(Lost to NYJ) I don’t know what more to say about the Bengals. Their coach is dead meat, their QB looks done. Um. How about Cedric Benson? Are they going to continue riding that train for seasons to come?

24

47.89

(1 – 4) / 71

#4 – #31

20

(Lost to SF) Green Bay has the Lambeau Leap. Pittsburgh has the Terrible Towels. I am hoping that this signifies the starting of a tradition in Arizona of irate, barely comprehensible rants after embarrassing losses on Monday Night Football.

22

47.18

(0 – 4) / 71

#5 – #32

21

(Lost to MIA) It seems like there might be some promise of hope in Oakland. But I’m just not sure I believe they can take another step. The first thing, I guess, would be to stabilize the QB situation, but can you trust the guys who drafted JaMarcus Russell to do that?

18

46.48

(3 – 8) / 71

#8 – #29

22

(Beat ARI) I guess I see now what the hype about the 49ers was. With halfway decent QB play, they look more than capable of beating NFC West teams. Still, not much to write home about. And congratulations for taking over half the season to find someone!

23

46.48

(0 – 5) / 71

#5 – #32

23

(Beat WAS) As mentioned, the Vikings got rid of a beatloss to Green Bay with the win, as well as one to Chicago. But they’re still under a lot of teams and have little to their name. And if AP is hurt…

25

45.77

(5 – 11) / 71

#10 – #27

24

(Beat CAR) Considering the records, I guess that game could have been predicted to be close. But given how these teams have played, I thought that game was way too close for the Browns. Did enjoy the Peyton Hillis steamrolling of the Carolina guy on that TD run, though.

26

45.77

(1 – 7) / 71

#8 – #31

25

(Lost to HOU) Tennesssee continues an amazing fall-they were at number 4 only two weeks ago! Now, they have no beatwins and they’re under the Dolphins due to MIA=>TEN=>NYG=>CHI=>MIA being broken up by the smaller CHI=>PHI=>NYG=>CHI beatloop. And, they suck at fighting. Bad times in Tennessee.

19

44.37

(0 – 8) / 71

#8 – #32

26

(Lost to PIT) Ouch. Just, ouch. How many ways can the Bills find to lose close games late? I really feel for Steve Johnson. He’s done a lot to help that team, so I feel like he should get a small pass for that, but man, that was tough to see.

27

40.14

(4 – 18) / 71

#13 – #28

27

(Lost to NO) As far as Beatpaths is concerned, the Jason Garrett era looks a lot like the Wade Phillips one. Although to be fair, Garrett is dealing with the baggage accumulated by Phillips.

29

36.62

(0 – 19) / 71

#15 – #32

28

(Lost to CLE) I don’t know that I have anything for this team. Are people still floating Bill Cowher rumors?

28

32.39

(0 – 25) / 71

#18 – #32

29

(Lost to NE) Lions lose another one. There’s no real shame in losing to the Patriots, but the Lions are going to feel mighty sore if they end this season with only 2 wins. Just so long as they don’t start picking up the Ws this week.

30

32.39

(3 – 28) / 71

#15 – #29

30

(Beat DEN) Rams pick up a second beatwin on the season! Unfortunately, they’re still under the Raiders and Lions, which is hurting them more than any wins so far have helped them.

31

26.06

(2 – 36) / 71

#19 – #30

31

(Lost to MIN) So who are the Redskins going to overpay in free agency this year? Why not complete the circle and get TO?

32

23.94

(0 – 37) / 71

#20 – #32

32

(Lost to STL) The Broncos hit the bottom after losing to the Rams. I have to say, I feel bad for Beatpaths proprietor ThunderThumbs but I hate Josh McDaniels, so overall I’m slightly happy.

20

21.13

(0 – 41) / 71

#22 – #32

6 Responses to 2010 NFL Week 12 Beatpaths Power Rankings

  1. Alternator says:

    The Pats-Jets game also has huge beatpath implications. If the Jets win, they get a path to New England and will likely stick at the top spot for the remainder of the season; if the Patriots win, they reclaim their Baltimore beatpath. Baltimore might not be much help now, but once they split with the Bengals, it should be a big bump in support for the top team.

  2. I didn’t see the sf@ari MNF game (only listened on the radio). But what on earth did you see to think that Troy Smith had a good game?

    11/23 for 129yards, 1 TD, 1 INT are really not good numbers (especially after Matt Hasselbeck absolutely shredded the Cardinals’ secondary a couple weeks ago).

    D∈T

  3. Kenneth says:

    Admittedly I was just sort of tuning in and out. But it seemed like the 49ers were able to move the ball, and they got some yardage through the air.

    I mean, I said halfway decent, not good. It looked good enough to give some room for their running game.

  4. The MOOSE says:

    Wow, pending Monday’s game KC is the #1 team. NE is in a 3-way tie for #4 with ATL and SEA. A win won’t help them since it’ll only cause a split with NYJ. They won’t regain their win over BAL because it’s still in a loop with CLE. If NYJ wins instead, they’ll vault from their current #8 spot to #1 by regaining their win over NE.

    The bottom of the graph flattened out a bit also with STL shedding their loss to DET. STL now finds themselves as the worst team on a tier that is 9 teams wide, stretching up to the #14 spot which is a 3-way tie between BAL, IND, and JAC.

  5. The MOOSE says:

    Awesomest playoff scenario using ESPN’s playoff calculator – linked in name. 16-way tie at 10-6.

    Flip Week 15 JAC/IND game to IND.. JAC goes from 3rd seed to out of playoffs and IND goes from out to 1st seed!

    Flip Week 17 STL/SEA game to SEA.. STL goes from 4th seed to out of playoffs and SEA goes from out to 1st seed!

    This covers all possible teams able to be involved except OAK who could also reach 10-6, but only at the expense of IND as both are 6-6 and will have to win out to reach 10-6.

  6. The MOOSE says:

    Link got cut off. Trying embedded hyperlink: ESPN Playoffs

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