SB Nation's Joel Thorman has released his Week 12 NFL Power Rankings, and the Denver Broncos have surged up to No. 16 this week, rising four spots from where they sat last week. The Broncos are only two spots behind the division-leading Oakland Raiders, and despite all of the conjecture surrounding Tim Tebow, Thorman has not lost sight of the facts:
16. Denver Broncos (5-5, LW: 20): Say what you want about Tim Tebow, but the Broncos are 4-1 under him and a game out of first place.
Here are the top and bottom five teams in the NFL, according to SB Nation's rankings:
Top Five Teams
1. Green Bay Packers (10-0, LW: 1)
2. San Francisco 49ers (9-1, LW: 2)
3. Baltimore Ravens (7-3, LW: 5)
4. New Orleans Saints (7-3, LW: 3)
5. Houston Texans (7-3, LW: 4)
Bottom Five Teams
28. Arizona Cardinals (3-7, LW: 25)
29. Carolina Panthers (2-8, LW: 28)
30. St. Louis Rams (2-8, LW: 29)
31. Minnesota Vikings (2-8, LW: 30)
32. Indianapolis Colts (0-10, LW: 32)
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