2012 NFL Power Rankings: Winning Stats Edition - Week Twelve

David Butler II-US PRESSWIRE

Two teams have started to separate themselves from the rest of the NFL, and they are both in the top 5 on Offense and Defense. Can you guess which two teams?

For about the last two months or so, the Winning Stats have been pretty consistent at the top of the rankings, despite what all the talking heads like to say. It has consistently had the 49ers at #1 overall, which it does again this week, but I think now people are finally starting to come around to that fact after their demolition of the best Defense in the NFL, the Bears, all with a backup Quarterback. It's impressive to do what they did Monday night to any Defense, but to do it to the one that was far and away better than anyone else? There's a reason they're #1.

Right behind the 49ers sit Peyton Manning and the Broncos, who are absolutely rolling right now, and show no signs of letting up, as they still have the easiest schedule going forward in the NFL. Barring something unforeseen, they'll be 13-3 on the season, right where we all knew they'd be, right? It took a couple games to get everything together, but Manning with a Defense is a deadly combination.

The Colts dropped a few spots back to #26 overall, jumped up a spot to #9 on Offense, and are now dead last on Defense. Can only go up from here, right?

You can see Strength of Schedule and Consistency rankings here as well.

Winning Stats Power Rankings for Week 12:

Team Power Rankings
Non-Adjusted Adjusted
Offense Defense Total Offense Defense Total
49ers 3 4 2 2 4 1
Broncos 4 5 4 4 5 2
Patriots 1 21 3 1 19 3
Texans 10 2 1 13 3 4
Packers 9 8 7 8 7 5
Seahawks 15 9 9 12 6 6
Bears 27 1 8 25 1 7
Falcons 5 7 5 10 10 8
Steelers 7 6 6 11 8 9
Giants 14 13 10 14 9 10
Lions 12 19 14 6 20 11
Cowboys 11 18 12 5 22 12
Redskins 8 25 16 7 23 13
Buccaneers 13 17 13 18 13 14
Ravens 16 11 11 17 16 15
Cardinals 32 3 18 32 2 16
Panthers 23 23 22 21 12 17
Rams 21 27 26 16 25 18
Vikings 20 22 21 22 17 19
Chargers 18 15 17 20 21 20
Saints 2 32 20 3 31 21
Bengals 17 14 15 19 26 22
Eagles 24 16 24 24 18 23
Jets 26 20 25 27 14 24
Bills 19 29 28 15 30 25
Colts 6 28 19 9 32 26
Titans 22 31 31 23 29 27
Browns 30 12 27 31 11 28
Dolphins 28 10 23 30 15 29
Raiders 25 26 29 26 27 30
Chiefs 29 24 30 28 24 31
Jaguars 31 30 32 29 28 32
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