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List Rules List of power rankings for the 2012 NFL season, as ranked by fans and analysts.

What are the top NFL teams of 2012? That depends. This list considers several factors, including of course, the weekly power rankings for the 2012 NFL season, as decided by analysts and fans alike. This list includes all 32 NFL teams, and it's up to you to decide who you think is the best. Which NFL teams are going to be good enough to make the playoffs, either by winning their division or snagging a coveted wild card spot? Vote for the best NFL teams and vote down any that you don't think make the cut this season.

What goes into an NFL power ranking? Teams move up and down based on several factors, including win/loss records from week to week (and the margin of win/loss) and whether a team covers a point spread. If a team's ranked high and suffers a huge loss, their power ranking can plummet. One thing is absolutely certain in the NFL: Nothing is ever predictable!

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Denver Broncos 
                    is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top NFL Teams of 2012
Denver Broncos American Football Conference

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San Francisco 49ers 
                    is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top NFL Teams of 2012
San Francisco 49ers National Football Conference

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Houston Texans 
                    is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top NFL Teams of 2012
Houston Texans American Football Conference

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Atlanta Falcons 
                    is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top NFL Teams of 2012
Atlanta Falcons National Football Conference

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New England Patriots 
                    is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top NFL Teams of 2012
New England Patriots American Football Conference

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Baltimore Ravens 
                    is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top NFL Teams of 2012
Baltimore Ravens American Football Conference

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Green Bay Packers 
                    is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top NFL Teams of 2012
Green Bay Packers National Football Conference

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New York Giants 
                    is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top NFL Teams of 2012

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Chicago Bears 
                    is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top NFL Teams of 2012
Chicago Bears National Football Conference

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Seattle Seahawks 
                    is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top NFL Teams of 2012
Seattle Seahawks National Football Conference

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Minnesota Vikings 
                    is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top NFL Teams of 2012
Minnesota Vikings National Football Conference

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Indianapolis Colts 
                    is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top NFL Teams of 2012
Indianapolis Colts American Football Conference

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Dallas Cowboys 
                    is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top NFL Teams of 2012
Dallas Cowboys National Football Conference

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Detroit Lions 
                    is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top NFL Teams of 2012
Detroit Lions National Football Conference

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Washington Redskins 
                    is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top NFL Teams of 2012
Washington Redskins National Football Conference

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Pittsburgh Steelers 
                    is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top NFL Teams of 2012
Pittsburgh Steelers American Football Conference

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New Orleans Saints 
                    is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top NFL Teams of 2012
New Orleans Saints National Football Conference

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Cincinnati Bengals 
                    is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top NFL Teams of 2012
Cincinnati Bengals American Football Conference

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Philadelphia Eagles 
                    is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top NFL Teams of 2012
Philadelphia Eagles National Football Conference

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San Diego Chargers 
                    is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top NFL Teams of 2012
San Diego Chargers American Football Conference

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Carolina Panthers 
                    is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top NFL Teams of 2012
Carolina Panthers National Football Conference

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers 
                    is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top NFL Teams of 2012
Tampa Bay Buccaneers National Football Conference

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Miami Dolphins 
                    is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top NFL Teams of 2012
Miami Dolphins American Football Conference

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Buffalo Bills 
                    is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top NFL Teams of 2012
Buffalo Bills American Football Conference

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Arizona Cardinals 
                    is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top NFL Teams of 2012
Arizona Cardinals National Football Conference

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St. Louis Rams 
                    is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top NFL Teams of 2012
St. Louis Rams National Football Conference

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Kansas City Chiefs 
                    is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top NFL Teams of 2012
Kansas City Chiefs American Football Conference

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Tennessee Titans 
                    is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top NFL Teams of 2012
Tennessee Titans American Football Conference

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Jacksonville Jaguars 
                    is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top NFL Teams of 2012
Jacksonville Jaguars American Football Conference

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Oakland Raiders 
                    is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top NFL Teams of 2012
Oakland Raiders American Football Conference

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Cleveland Browns 
                    is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top NFL Teams of 2012
Cleveland Browns American Football Conference

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New York Jets 
                    is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top NFL Teams of 2012
New York Jets American Football Conference