2010 NFL Power Rankings: Week 12

Updated: November 23, 2010, 2:11 PM ET
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The Atlanta Falcons remain atop the ESPN.com NFL Power Rankings this week, followed by the New England Patriots, the Baltimore Ravens, the New York Jets and the Pittsburgh Steelers to round out the top five. The Ravens and Jets flip-flopped positions from last week.

The Falcons, who last week became first-time kings of our charts, will have their supremacy tested by the No. 7 Green Bay Packers on Sunday.

The AFC East residents of the penthouse, the Patriots and the Jets, play different foes Thanksgiving Day. The Patriots visit the No. 31 Detroit Lions, and the Jets are hosts to the No. 30 Cincinnati Bengals. The Patriots and Jets cannot afford Week 12 stumbles on the eve of their Week 13 showdown in Foxborough, Mass.

The No. 8 New Orleans Saints will be tested on Thanksgiving Day by the No. 24 Dallas Cowboys, still hoping to salvage something from their disappointing season.

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Editor's note: "LW" indicates each team's ranking in the Week 11 edition of the 2010 Power Rankings.

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