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Week 11 power rankings

The Saints, Rams and Chiefs easily lead the way in PFT's Power Rankings. However, Mike and Chris are most interested in how the Titans, Texans, Jaguars and Bengals will look in the coming weeks.

1. Saints (8-1; last week No. 1): Plenty of teams have delivered a defeat embarrassing enough to get a coach fired; the Saints actually beat the Bengals so badly that they reacted by hiring Hue Jackson.

2. Rams (9-1; No. 2): Sean McVay should get coach of the year votes simply for emerging with a win after one of the toughest weeks any team will face.

3. Chiefs (9-1; No. 4): Tyreek Hill’s camera-commandeering celebration will be worth every penny of the inevitable fine.

4. Chargers (7-2; No. 5): The second best team in the AFC is also the second best team in the AFC West.

5. Patriots (7-3; No. 3): The bye week will force the Pats to keep the bad taste in their mouths a lot longer than usual.

6. Steelers (6-2-1; No. 6): After Thursday night’s performance against the Panthers, the cool kids are calling the quarterback Ben Fiftyberger.

7. Bears (6-3; No. 11): A dark horse Super Bowl contender is emerging in the NFC.

8. Vikings (5-3-1; No. 8): A dark horse Super Bowl contender still lingers in the NFC.

9. Texans (6-3; No. 10): The AFC South could be a jumbled mess down the stretch, if the Texans can’t keep winning.

10. Washington (6-3; No. 13): One brother could be the best coach in the league this year, and the other brother could be the exact opposite.

11. Panthers (6-3; No. 7): About those complaints that the Panthers weren’t ranked higher. . . .

12. Titans (5-4; No. 19): If the Titans could consistently play like they did on Sunday, they could beat anyone.

13. Packers (4-4-1; No. 14): Postseason chances, and Mike McCarthy’s employment, could be hinging on the next two games, at Seattle and at Minnesota.

14. Cowboys (4-5; No. 22): Just when we thought they were out, they pushed themselves back in.

15. Eagles (4-5; No. 9): Just when we thought they were in, they pushed themselves back out.

16. Seahawks (4-5; No. 16): The sixth seed is still realistic, and the Rams should be fretting about a third round with their division rivals.

17. Ravens (4-5; No. 17): The Lamar Jackson era could be starting, which will end the Joe Flacco era, the John Harbaugh era, or both.

18. Bengals (5-4; No. 12): All jokes and criticisms aside, Hue Jackson is a great assistant coach. But not great enough to get another team to forget about 3-36-1.

19. Browns (3-6-1; No. 24): Cleveland is getting a glimpse of how good the team could be with a different head coach than the one it had for 2016, 2017, and half of 2018.

20. Falcons (4-5; No. 15): The Falcons aren’t back is back.

21. Dolphins (5-5; No. 18): They’re doing a better job of dealing with adversity this year, but there’s still plenty of adversity to deal with.

22. Colts (4-5; No. 26): An inevitably trendy playoff pick in 2019, they still may make it in 2018.

23. Lions (3-6; No. 20): It may not be time to panic yet. After the next two games, it could be.

24. Buccaneers (3-6; No. 21): The deck chairs officially have been rearranged.

25. Broncos (3-6; No. 25): A 5-2 finish is needed to avoid consecutive losing seasons for the first time since 1971-72.

26. Bills (3-7; No. 30): Welcome to the AAF, Nathan Peterman.

27. Jaguars (3-6; No. 23): Welcome to the AFC South basement, Jaguars.

28. Jets (3-7; No. 27): Welcome to hell, Jets fans.

29. Giants (2-7; No. 31): They can’t even tank successfully.

30. Cardinals (2-7; No. 28): A strong draft or two, and the Cardinals could return to prominence.

31. 49ers (2-8; No. 29): Don’t blow your shot at Nick Bosa with another late-season run.

32. Raiders (1-8; No. 32): It’s very brave of Mark Davis to continue to support the guy to whom Davis previously gave a 10-year, $100 million contract.