Week 11 NFL Power Rankings: Giants get hot, Cardinals thrill

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Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel reacts during the fourth quarter at Nissan Stadium Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020 in Nashville, Tenn.

12. Tennessee Titans (-6)

At this point, the Titans don’t deserve to be in the top-10 of the power rankings.

The problem for Tennessee is their defense which looks like it is being coached by someone who isn’t watching the game and who doesn’t know the players. The cushions allowed by the DBs would make a La-Z-Boy jealous and I’ve seen middle school offenses who could complete passes for 3+ yards per reception on this scheme.

Sure, the offense isn’t dragging the defense to success anymore, but like victims with Stockholm syndrome, Titans fans are so used to this pitiful defense that they have started to turn on an injury-depleted offense.

It is getting bad in Tennessee and they have lost 3 of their last 4 and they have to be so excited that they got to face Nick Foles to remind them that it is technically possible for them not to play poorly.

This all goes back to the hubris of Mike Vrable thinking he could call a defense and be the head coach which I (and others) predicted 9 months ago when it all happened. Just hire Wade Phillips and make everything right. Or I guess you can continue and spiral down into oblivion and have the worst 3rd down defense in NFL history as you waste a prime season of Ryan Tannehill and Derrick Henry. Whatever floats your boat.

11. Minnesota Vikings (+0)

Again, maybe I am too high on the Vikings but I absolutely think that this team is about to go on a run and really earn their high spot on these power rankings. That will continue on Monday against the Chicago Bears.

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