Miami Dolphins move up in mid-November power rankings

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) heads onto the field at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, November 15, 2020. (ALLEN EYESTONE / THE PALM BEACH POST)
Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) heads onto the field at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, November 15, 2020. (ALLEN EYESTONE / THE PALM BEACH POST) /
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GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN – SEPTEMBER 26: Jordan Howard #24 of the Philadelphia Eagles catches a pass for a touchdown during a game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on September 26, 2019 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Eagles defeated the Packers 34-27. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

27. Philadelphia Eagles (3-5-1)

The first NFC East team finally makes the list at #27. The Eagles lead the division but probably would be last place in any other one in the league. Somebody from this division will not only make the playoffs but host a playoff game and that just feels wrong. Carson Wentz has thrown a league-leading 12 interceptions for the 24th ranked scoring offense in the league.

Previous Ranking: 27

28. New York Giants (3-7)

The Giants’ three victories have come against fellow NFC East opponents (two vs Washington and one against the Eagles). The team is playing pretty good defense but their offense, minus star RB Saquon Barkley, is ranked 30th in the league in both yards and points scored. Unfortunately for the Giants, they only have one division game left on the schedule so it’s unlikely they catch the Eagles.

Previous Ranking: 32

29. Washington Football Team (2-7)

This team has been a mess since before the season even started; because of the controversy over their team name. Once the season started, Washington has been the most competitive of the teams in the division but the fact remains their only two victories are against the Cowboys and Eagles. The team’s inability to settle on a starting quarterback has severely ‘hamstrung’ the franchise for the present and future.

Previous Ranking: 30

30. Dallas Cowboys (2-7)

Besides a ‘gift-wrapped’ victory versus the Falcons (who botched the onside kick), the Cowboys only other victory is a come-from-behind win versus the Giants. Losers of 4 in a row, the Cowboys have the second-worst point differential (-86) and their only potential ‘saving grace’ is they still get to play three games against their equally bad divisional foes.

Previous Ranking: 25

31. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-8)

What can be said about the Jaguars? They surprised the Colts in week one with a 27-20 victory but have gone on to lose 8 games in a row. The team is still competing for head coach Doug Marrone but they haven’t been able to overcome the talent purge the team engaged in over the offseason. (Kind of like the 2019 Dolphins actually.) The same can’t be said for our 32nd/last team in the rankings.

Previous Ranking: 26

32. New York Jets (0-9)

Head Coach Adam Gase allowed this team to go ‘off the rails’ a long time ago. The best thing you can say about the Jets is that they almost beat the Patriots. On the bright side? They have the inside track to select Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence. If they can’t clean up the rest of the organization’s issues, however, it won’t matter who’s behind center.

Previous Ranking: 31