Week 12 NFL Power Rankings

Tom Brady

26. Carolina Panthers (LW: 25)

Winless since Week 5, the Carolina Panthers enter their bye week a sputtering mess. Unable to do anything for a large portion of their Week 11 game against the Falcons, the Panthers mounted a furious comeback in the fourth quarter that actually gave them a small lead for a short time. Promptly, the lead was relinquished. It’s actually sad to note that, had the Panthers held on and beaten the Falcons, they would have actually moved into first place in the NFC South. At least, based on the sheer numbers, Carolina is not dead yet.

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