Updated: November 25, 2014, 3:27 PM ET
2014 NFL Power Rankings: Week 13
The Patriots remain at No. 1, but you don't have to look far to find a significant change in our hierarchy.
The Cardinals, No. 2 the past four weeks, were smoked by the defending champion Seahawks in Week 12. As a result, ESPN's Power Panel (a group of more than 80 writers, editors and TV personalities) promoted the impressive Packers to the second spot.
The subtle rise by Aaron Rodgers & Co. (they were No. 3 previously) creates a perfect backdrop for Week 13. In what is being billed as a potential Super Bowl preview, New England and Green Bay square off Sunday with a No. 1 ranking in the balance.
That's not the only matchup worthy of attention. The Thanksgiving weekend menu also includes Dallas-Philadelphia, Seattle-San Francisco and Denver-Kansas City, giving us plenty of games with the potential to shake things up.
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|The Pats just beat their third straight division-leading opponent by at least 20 points. Can they make it four (and eight straight overall wins) in Lambeau on Sunday?|
|Eddie Lacy posted his second 100-yard rushing game of the season against the Vikings. His first? Week 5, also against Minnesota. He hasn't rushed for 70 yards in any other game.|
|Sunday was Peyton Manning's third-career win (and first since 2003) when trailing by more than 10 points after three quarters. Denver's 20-2 at home in the past three seasons.|
|Drew Stanton was 14-of-26 for 149 yards and an interception against the Seahawks. The Cardinals were held below 14 points for the first time this season.|
|Dez Bryant caught his 49th and 50th career touchdowns Sunday night. According to Elias, only six players needed fewer games to reach 50 career receiving touchdowns than Bryant (70).|
|The Eagles have won 10 straight games in Philadelphia, their longest home winning streak since 1991-93 (11 games). Philly finished undefeated against the AFC South this season.|
|Russell Wilson was 11-of-13 for 153 yards against at least five pass-rushers Sunday. He was 5-of-14 against the Cardinals' blitz in the Seahawks' home loss to Arizona last season.|
|Indianapolis has 11 straight wins against divisional opponents and five straight wins against the Jaguars, outscoring Jacksonville 161-43 in those games. The Colts fumbled six times Sunday and still won handily.|
|Anquan Boldin had nine catches for 137 yards and a touchdown Sunday, his first 100-yard game of the season. The 34-year-old is ninth in the league in receptions (65).|
|A.J. Green has caught 18-of-24 targets for 248 yards in the past two weeks, showing no lingering effects from his toe injury. Back-to-back road wins look good for Cincinnati.|
|Justin Forsett rushed for 170 yards between the tackles. Le'Veon Bell is the only other player with more than 150 yards between the tackles in a game this season.|
|The Chiefs are allowing a league-worst 5.0 yards per rush this season. They've also allowed only two rushing touchdowns this season, half as many as every other team. Hmmm.|
|Matthew Stafford had the lowest completion percentage (39.1 percent) in a game of his career Sunday. Stafford set season-low completion percentages targeting Megatron (40 percent) and Golden Tate (40 percent).|
|Pittsburgh should be rested and has three more games at home. What could decide the division? Pittsburgh has yet to play the Bengals this season.|
|Philip Rivers was 8-for-8 for 108 yards and a touchdown against the blitz Sunday. Rivers' receivers gained 205 yards after the catch, their highest total since Week 12 last year.|
|Welcome back. Brian Hoyer targeted Josh Gordon 17 times Sunday, tied for the most by any player in a game this season. Gordon finished with eight catches for 120 yards.|
|Ryan Tannehill's 84.8 QBR at Denver was his fourth game this season with an 80-plus QBR, the same number of games in which he's posted a QBR below 30.|
|Buffalo's four-man rush was fierce Monday night. The Bills sacked Jets quarterbacks a season-high seven times, including six with standard pressure. No one has more sacks with standard pressure than Buffalo (34).|
|The only team to allow more points per game than the Bears (27.6) this season are the Jaguars (27.7). Chicago was third in points allowed only two years ago.|
|Ryan Mallett was 1-of-9 for 22 yards on throws at least 15 yards downfield Sunday. Mallett's the second quarterback this season to attempt that many without multiple completions (EJ Manuel).|
|New Orleans has lost three straight home games for the first time since dropping four in a row spanning the 2006-07 seasons. Still, who else is there in the NFC South?|
|Atlanta has yet to beat a team from outside the NFC South (0-7). They are 4-0 in division, with games remaining against the Saints and Panthers.|
|The Rams just gave away Sunday's game. They allowed a league-high seventh defensive touchdown, and Shaun Hill threw a late interception from the Chargers' 4-yard line down by three points.|
|Teddy Bridgewater's 40.8 Total QBR is fifth-worst in the league. Bridgewater also still has road games against the Dolphins (first in QBR allowed) and Lions (second) this season.|
|Losers of five straight, the 3-7-1 Panthers are still very much in the hunt in the NFC South with games left against all three divisional opponents. Somehow, the opportunity's there.|
|Odell Beckham Jr. is a definite bright spot. Beckham had eight catches for 125 yards and a pair of touchdowns in just the first half Sunday night, including that incredible catch.|
|Was that ineffective enough for Jay Gruden? Robert Griffin III was the first quarterback since Jay Cutler in Week 4 of 2010 to finish with negative yards on non-play-action dropbacks.|
|The only quarterbacks with a lower QBR than Zach Mettenberger this year are Geno Smith and Blake Bortles. With Tennessee headed for a high draft pick, how long's his leash?|
|Tampa Bay has lost six of its past seven games and looks closer to the first overall pick than first place in the division. Still, the Bucs aren't technically out.|
|The worst unit on the Jets this year might be the secondary. The Jets have allowed a league-worst 17.8 yards per attempt on throws at least 15 yards downfield.|
|Raiders win! Derek Carr was 7-of-14 on third down with six conversions Thursday, including 4-for-4 with four first downs targeting James Jones. Move aside, 2008 Lions.|
|Jacksonville's last in points scored and points allowed. Teams cannot do worse than that, but the Jaguars will always have that Week 7 win over the Browns (and maybe the first pick).|