Nov 12, 2017; Orchard Park, NY, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Trey Edmunds (33) is embraced by running back Mark Ingram (22), outside linebacker Craig Robertson (52) and Saints fans after scoring a touchdown during the fourth quarter of a game agai

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Deke's NFL Top 10 - Week 12

The Saints have lept their way up the rankings

Deke Bellavia
November 22, 2017 - 6:17 pm


  1. Philadelphia Eagles – The Eagles are proving that when they are not clicking on all cylinders they are a good enough team to come together and win.  The way this Eagles team is playing right now I'm not sure if they will lose again in the regular season.  Last week Dallas 37-9 / this week vs Chicago.    
  2. New England Patriots – The question is how many AFC East Titles, Lamar Hunt Trophies and Lombardi’s will Tom and Bill own before they hang it up?   Last week beat Oakland 33-8/ this week vs Miami.
  3. New Orleans Saints – You know the year the Saints last won the Super Bowl they had a crazy win over the Redskins.  And last Sunday wouldn’t you know the Saints had a crazy win over the Redskins.  I'm Just saying!  Last week beat Washington 34-31OT/ this week @ Los Angeles Rams.
  4. Minnesota Vikings - Ok now we all know that the Vikings are for real.  But can QB CASE Keenum really lead the Vikings to the Super Bowl?   Last week beat Los Angeles Rams 24-7/ this week @ Detroit.
  5. Carolina – The Cats are looking good in complete control of the Wildcard in the NFC and only a game back of the Saints in the South.  Is Cam going to go all the way this season?  Maybe!  Last week BYE /this week @ New York Jets. 
  6. Pittsburgh Steelers – The Steelers looked as good as they have all season long dismantling a solid Tennessee Team.  And now the Steelers have a shot to land in one of the top 2 spots in the AFC post season.  Last week beat Tennessee 40-17/this week vs Green Bay.   
  7. Los Angeles Rams – The Rams lost a tough one last week on the road.  But they can bounce back this week with a win over the Who Dats.  Last week lost to Minnesota 7-24 / this week vs New Orleans.     
  8. Jacksonville Jaguars – You know the Jags are still in very good shape for one of the top two seeds in the AFC.  After all they crushed the Steelers in the Berg earlier this season.  Last week beat Cleveland 19-7/ this week @ Arizona.
  9. Detroit - The Lions have quietly won three straight games.  And now they can inch closer to the top of the NFC North with a win over the division leading Vikings.  Last week beat Chicago 27-24 / this week vs Minnesota. 
  10. Atlanta – Don’t look now but the Dirty Birds from the Atl have crept back into contention.  The way the Falcons are currently playing leads me to think that at least one, who knows maybe as many as two teams with double digit wins will get left out of the NFC playoffs.  Last week beat Seattle 34-31 / this week vs Tampa Bay


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