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NFL Power Rankings Week 11: Despite winning, the Steelers slip down the latest rankings

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The Pittsburgh Steelers won again for their fourth in a row, but it must not have been impressive enough for those who make Power Rankings.

Pittsburgh Steelers v Indianapolis Colts Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

These are days where NFL Power Rankings are idiotic. The Pittsburgh Steelers, despite being 7-2 and on a 4-game winning streak, have dropped in the weekly power rankings according to almost every website that does Power Rankings.

Should they have dropped? Many will say yes, considering they barely put away the hapless Colts in Week 11. But if you’re like me, you don’t think a win should ever cause you to drop in such a category.

We all realize Power Rankings are meaningless, but it does create some great discussion and debate when it comes to the top-ranked teams in the league. For instance, ESPN’s infatuation with the Patriots continues, and are the Rams for real? All great questions to be answered in the near future, but we debate them in the meantime.

Take a look at some of the Power Rankings below, and let the debate begin in the comment section below.


1. Philadelphia Eagles
2. New England Patriots
3. New Orleans Saints
4. Pittsburgh Steelers
“Projected wins: 11.9. Only the Eagles and Patriots are projected to win more games than the Steelers through Week 10. They'll have to leave Pittsburgh for only two of their remaining seven games, one of which is in nearby Cincinnati.”
5. Kansas City Chiefs
6. Minnesota Vikings
7. Los Angeles Rams
8. Seattle Seahawks
9. Jacksonville Jaguars
10. Carolina Panthers

1. Philadelphia Eagles
2. Los Angeles Rams
3. New England Patriots
4. New Orleans Saints
5. Pittsburgh Steelers
“Why, how or when the Steelers play down to an opponent is anybody's guess. Well, save for the last part. It seems to always happen on the road. The Steelers escaped Indy on Sunday after the pass rush woke up in the second half. A few folks are wondering when the passing game is going to get woke. It was another pedestrian day from Ben Roethlisberger and the air attack, although the franchise quarterback made a few big third-down throws in the fourth quarter, including the 7-yard touchdown to Vance McDonald to tie the game. Hard to say how seriously we can take these guys. Then again, history tells us they'll be in thick of things come January.”
6 Minnesota Vikings
7. Jacksonville Jaguars
8. Kansas City Chiefs
9. Seattle Seahawks
10. Carolina Panthers

CBS Sports

1. Philadelphia Eagles
2. New England Patriots
3. Pittsburgh Steelers
“They have just four days to fix their issues from the Colts game. Where is the explosive offense?”
4. Los Angeles Rams
5. New Orleans Saints
6. Minnesota Vikings
7. Kansas City Chiefs
8. Carolina Panthers
9. Seattle Seahawks
10. Jacksonville Jaguars