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NFL Power Rankings Week 11: Browns, Texans on the rise, plus head coach standing test

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NFL Power Rankings Week 11: Browns, Texans on the rise, plus head coach standing test

It’s Week 11 within the NFL, and it’s time to start out interested by who among the many present head coaches has a future that may lengthen into the 2024 season.

The Las Vegas Raiders have already made a training change, changing Josh McDaniels with Antonio Pierce, no less than on an interim foundation. The Power Rankings are weighing on this week with a standing test on Pierce and the opposite 31 head coaches to find out who’s “solid,” who’s “safe” and who’s “shaky.”

Remember, that it takes quite a bit for a coach to succeed in “solid” standing within the NFL, and don’t be shocked by the very well-known title low on the record who’s on shaky floor.

(Last week: 2)

Sunday: Bye

Coach standing: Safe

Since going 9-8 in 2021, Nick Sirianni is 22-4 because the Eagles’ coach. He took Philadelphia to the Super Bowl final season and is beloved within the metropolis for his fiery character on high of it. It’s arduous to think about a greater marriage of metropolis and coach than what the Eagles have for the time being, similar to it’s arduous to think about Sirianni not being in Philadelphia for a very long time.

Up subsequent: at Kansas City Chiefs, Monday, 8:15 p.m. ET

(Last week: 3)

Sunday: Bye

Coach standing: Solid

Andy Reid is 254-140 in 25 seasons as a head coach, which places him fourth on the all-time wins record. He’s had eight straight double-digit wins seasons, and he’s the one coach in NFL historical past to steer two franchises to 10 or extra playoff wins. By his requirements, this yr’s Chiefs are struggling on offense (thirteenth in scoring, 23.11 factors per sport), and never a single individual is apprehensive that Reid and firm gained’t determine it out.

Up subsequent: vs. Philadelphia Eagles, Monday, 8:15 p.m. ET

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(Last week: 4)

Sunday: Beat Los Angeles Chargers 41-38

Coach standing: Safe

All the kneecap-biting jokes had been on us. Plenty of individuals wrote off Dan Campbell after his bombastic introductory news convention, however he’s 15-4 in his final 19 video games. The Lions went for it on fourth down 5 occasions Sunday towards the Chargers and transformed 4 occasions, together with an early fourth-and-5 with a run play after which on fourth-and-2 with 1:47 left in a tie sport when in area aim vary. Converting that final one allowed Detroit to run the clock down and kick the game-winner as time expired. “He’s got big …” (confidence, let’s say confidence), quarterback Jared Goff mentioned after the sport.

Up subsequent: vs. Chicago Bears, Sunday, 1 p.m. ET

(Last week: 6)

Sunday: Beat Jacksonville Jaguars 34-3

Coach standing: Solid

There’s little question Kyle Shanahan is without doubt one of the greatest offensive designers and play callers within the NFL, perhaps within the historical past of the NFL, however is he an excellent head coach? After Sunday, Shanahan is 58-49 in seven seasons in San Francisco. Eleven present head coaches with no less than six years on the job have a greater profession successful share than Shanahan’s .539. But when it appears good, it appears good, and it appeared good Sunday. The 49ers had 437 yards and are actually third within the league in scoring (28 ppg).

Up subsequent: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET


Greg Newsome II and the Browns pulled off an upset in Baltimore on Sunday. (Scott Taetsch / Getty Images)

(Last week: 10)

Sunday: Beat Baltimore Ravens 33-31

Coach standing: Safe

What are we speculated to do with Kevin Stefanski? Sunday’s win over the Ravens, which put Cleveland in a tie with Pittsburgh for second place within the AFC North, could have moved him from shaky to secure. It was the Browns’ fourth win within the final 5 video games in a season that has included season-ending accidents to working again Nick Chubb and offensive sort out Jack Conklin and no matter is occurring with Deshaun Watson’s shoulder. Cleveland’s win whole went down in every of Stefanski’s first three seasons, however he’s near stopping that development after Sunday’s win.

Up subsequent: vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, 1 p.m. ET

(Last week: 1)

Sunday: Lost to Cleveland Browns 33-31

Coach standing: Solid

John Harbaugh is on his solution to a sixth successful season within the final seven years, and he could very effectively be on the best way to the Super Bowl even after shedding to the Browns on Sunday. After making house run hires at defensive coordinator (Mike McDonald) and offensive coordinator (Todd Monken) within the final two seasons, Harbaugh is now 154-98 in his sixteenth season with the Ravens.

Up subsequent: vs. Cincinnati Bengals, Thursday, 8:15 p.m.

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(Last week: 7)

Sunday: Bye

Coach standing: Safe

What Mike McDaniel is doing within the NFL mustn’t go unappreciated, and we’re not speaking about working an offense that’s averaging 7.1 yards per play, probably the most by any staff in no less than the final 20 years. We’re speaking about having a character. In a league during which too many coaches behave like they’re engaged on a treatment for most cancers, McDaniel has the self-assurance to have a humorousness, and he’s 15-11 in two seasons in Miami.

Up subsequent: vs. Las Vegas Raiders, Sunday, 1 p.m. ET

(Last week: 5)

Sunday: Lost to Houston Texans 30-27

Coach standing: Safe

Zac Taylor has the bottom wins-to-respect ratio within the NFL. Without query, a lot of the Bengals’ success within the final three seasons (27-15 with a Super Bowl run) needs to be credited to Joe Burrow, however the extent to which Taylor has been erased from the equation is fairly exceptional. The Bengals remained in final place within the AFC North because of Sunday’s loss, however Taylor stays secure in Cincinnati.

Up subsequent: at Baltimore Ravens, Thursday, 8:15 p.m. ET

(Last week: 9)

Sunday: Beat Washington Commanders 29-26

Coach standing: Solid

Pete Carroll, the world’s youngest 72-year-old, has taken Seattle to the postseason in 10 of his 13 seasons as head coach and proper now they’d be the fifth seed within the NFC playoffs. He is seventeenth all-time with 167 wins. And what Carroll has carried out for Geno Smith’s confidence is a part of his secret sauce. After a dud offensive efficiency in Week 9, Smith handed for 369 yards Sunday, and Seattle had the eleventh most-productive offensive yardage sport of the season within the league (489 yards).

Up subsequent: at Los Angeles Rams, Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET

(Last week: 15)

Sunday: Beat Cincinnati Bengals 30-27

Coach standing: Safe

It appears like everybody who’s been saying that DeMeco Ryans was going to make an excellent head coach was proper. It’s not simply that Ryans is one sport out of first place within the AFC South in his first yr in Houston, it’s that he hasn’t taken a misstep since getting the job in January. The Texans took the best quarterback (C.J. Stroud) with the No. 2 choose in April, and that led to 544 yards on Sunday towards the Bengals and the most effective defensive coordinators within the NFL.

Up subsequent: vs. Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, 1 p.m. ET

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(Last week: 8)

Sunday: Lost to San Francisco 49ers 34-3

Coach standing: Safe

Doug Pederson has made a pleasant profession of changing the massive splash school coach rent by simply being a professional. In Philadelphia, he changed Chip Kelly and gained a Super Bowl in his second yr. In Jacksonville, he changed Urban Meyer and has the Jaguars in first place within the AFC South in his second season. Sunday was a down day, although. The Jaguars offensive EPA (minus-21.07) was the fourth worst in Pederson’s 118 video games as a head coach.

Up subsequent: vs. Tennessee Titans, Sunday, 1 p.m. ET

(Last week: 12)

Sunday: Beat New York Giants 49-17

Coach standing: Shaky

Mike McCarthy is 30-13 within the common season within the final three years as Cowboys coach. He bought Dallas proprietor Jerry Jones on the notion that giving him extra management of the offense would lead to higher general staff play, and the components labored Sunday for certain. They outgained the Giants 640-172 and outscored them 109-17 this season, however it hasn’t labored towards the groups it might want to within the playoffs. Jones has been extra affected person with head coaches than his public persona would counsel, however McCarthy has gained just one playoff sport in Dallas.

Up subsequent: at Carolina Panthers, Sunday, 1 p.m. ET


The acquisition of quarterback Josh Dobbs, proper, has been a winner for coach Kevin O’Connell and the Vikings. (Adam Bettcher / Getty Images)

(Last week: 17)

Sunday: Beat New Orleans Saints 27-19

Coach standing: Safe

Kevin O’Connell didn’t get quite a lot of credit score for Minnesota’s 13-4 report in his first season as head coach due to the Vikings’ loopy luck in one-score video games and ensuing playoff flameout, however what he’s carried out within the two video games since Kirk Cousins suffered an Achilles harm is spectacular. Two weeks in the past, Minnesota scored 31 factors with a quarterback, Josh Dobbs, who had not taken a snap with the staff till that day. On Sunday, the Vikings adopted that up with one other win underneath Dobbs, who had a 101.1 passer ranking.

Up subsequent: at Denver Broncos, Sunday, 8:20 p.m. ET

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14. Pittsburgh Steelers (6-3)

(Last week: 13)

Sunday: Beat Green Bay Packers 23-19

Coach standing: Solid

Mike Tomlin’s standing is unchanging. He’s planted in Pittsburgh so long as he needs to be, and it is sensible contemplating he appears to be on the best way extending his streak of never-had-a-losing-season to 17 years. Steelers followers, although, could be forgiven for questioning if Tomlin shouldn’t be judged on a unique scale. Such as: What has he gained recently? The reply to that’s no playoff video games in six years. This yr’s Steelers are minus-26 in level differential, the bottom within the league for any staff with a successful report.

Up subsequent: at Cleveland Browns, Sunday, 1 p.m. ET

(Last week: 14)

Sunday: Lost to Minnesota Vikings 27-19

Coach standing: Shaky

Dennis Allen gained’t be going wherever if the Saints win the NFC South, and it’s one way or the other in first place within the division regardless of shedding Sunday. However, he’s 12-15 in two seasons with the Saints, which makes him 20-43 all time as a head coach. Allen is a superb defensive coordinator, however New Orleans can do higher for a head coach and would possibly if Allen doesn’t win the division this season.

Up subsequent: Bye

(Last week: 11)

Monday: Lost to Denver Broncos 24-22

Coach standing: Safe

Fifteen coaches in NFL historical past have coached greater than 100 video games and have a successful share of upper than .630. Sean McDermott is one in every of them. There’s some anxiousness in Buffalo that the Bills’ championship window goes to shut in irritating style. That anxiousness was not alleviated by a sloppy, four-turnover efficiency on Monday night time, however McDermott has earned some good thing about the doubt after successful double-digit video games in every of the final 4 seasons.

Up subsequent: vs. New York Jets, Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET

17. Los Angeles Chargers (4-5)

(Last week: 16)

Sunday: Lost to Detroit Lions 41-38

Coach standing: Shaky

Brandon Staley went from being the defensive coordinator at John Carroll University, a 3,600-student non-public school in Ohio, to an NFL head coach in 5 years, and it’s attainable that the ascent was too quick. Staley’s background is on protection, however the Chargers are twenty fourth in factors allowed (23.9 ppg) after Sunday, which dropped Staley to 23-20 as a head coach. Justin Herbert had a 114.9 passer ranking and the Chargers scored touchdowns on their ultimate 5 possessions towards Detroit, they usually nonetheless misplaced.

Up subsequent: at Green Bay Packers, Sunday, 1 p.m. ET

18. Las Vegas Raiders (5-5)

(Last week: 19)

Sunday: Beat New York Jets 16-12

Coach standing: Shaky

The solely staff to this point to make a training change, the Raiders fired Josh McDaniels final week, and are actually 2-0 underneath interim coach Antonio Pierce on Sunday. Pierce will win the staff over down the stretch just because he’s not McDaniels, so he has a shot to have that interim tag eliminated. It’s extra seemingly, although, that Las Vegas tries to make a splashier rent, and who could be splashier than Jim Harbaugh?

Up subsequent: at Miami Dolphins, Sunday, 1 p.m. ET

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(Last week: 20)

Sunday: Beat New England Patriots 10-6

Coach standing: Safe

After ending final season thirtieth in scoring with 17 factors per sport, the Colts are ninth with 24.2 factors per sport regardless of an offensive stinker Sunday in Germany. New coach Shane Steichen is managing that regardless of shedding quarterback Anthony Richardson for the season and lacking tailback Jonathan Taylor for a month. Steichen bought a win over Bill Belichick on Sunday with Gardner Minshew as his beginning quarterback. He will get some factors for that.

Up subsequent: Bye

(Last week: 21)

Sunday: Lost to Seattle Seahawks 29-26

Coach standing: Shaky

Barring a 7-0 end to finish the season (which appears not possible), Ron Rivera goes to have a shedding report when his fourth season in Washington is full. Rivera ought to get some type of medal for surviving Dan Snyder’s possession with such grace, however his outcomes with the Commanders can’t be what new proprietor Josh Harris is on the lookout for. There’s an opportunity Harris sticks with Rivera to keep up some consistency whereas he figures out different issues, however it looks like a small one.

Up subsequent: vs. New York Giants, Sunday, 1 p.m. ET


Baker Mayfield and the Bucs earned a much-needed win towards the Titans on Sunday. (Rich Storry / Getty Images)

(Last week: 25)

Sunday: Beat Tennessee Titans 20-6

Coach standing: Shaky

Todd Bowles is a superb defensive coordinator, however he’s 38-55 in seven years as a head coach. He was 8-9 final yr with Tom Brady at quarterback. Predictably, it has not gotten higher with Baker Mayfield at quarterback though Tampa Bay did cease a four-game shedding streak on Sunday. The pattern dimension on Bowles’ head teaching profession is giant sufficient that we all know what he’s now — an excellent defensive coordinator.

Up subsequent: at San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET

22. Denver Broncos (4-5)

(Last week: 27)

Monday: Beat Buffalo Bills 24-22

Coach standing: Safe

The Broncos despatched a first- and second-round draft choose to New Orleans within the offseason for the best to rent Sean Payton, so he’s not going wherever, particularly with Denver enjoying the best way it’s now. The Broncos gained their third straight regardless of getting outgunned 7.1 yards per play to 4.2 yards per play by the Bills.

Up subsequent: vs. Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, 8:20 p.m. ET

(Last week: 18)

Sunday: Lost to Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20-6

Coach standing: Safe

Coming off his first shedding season in his 5 years because the Titans’ head coach, Mike Vrabel appears like he’s on his solution to one other. There was a second of hope after quarterback Will Levis beat the Falcons in his NFL debut in Week 8, however Levis’ completion share, yards per try, passer ranking and EPA per dropback all have dropped every week since. Vrabel is now 51-40 in Tennessee. His job is safe, however issues are trending within the unsuitable course.

Up subsequent: at Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, 1 p.m. ET

24. Atlanta Falcons (4-6)

(Last week: 22)

Sunday: Lost to Arizona Cardinals 25-23

Coach standing: Shaky

Arthur Smith shall be Atlanta’s head coach in 2024 barring a whole collapse down the stretch, however this isn’t what the Falcons had in thoughts in his third yr. They are 18-26 underneath Smith after shedding to a one-win Cardinals staff on Sunday. The Falcons have drafted an offensive talent participant within the high 10 in every of the final three years, and for that, they’re twenty fourth within the league in scoring (18.9 ppg). Smith can take himself into the “safe” class by successful the NFC South this yr. If he doesn’t, subsequent season will begin on shaky floor.

Up subsequent: Bye

(Last week: 23)

Sunday: Lost to Pittsburgh Steelers 23-19

Coach standing: Safe

Matt LaFleur with Aaron Rodgers: 47-18. Matt LaFleur with out Aaron Rodgers: 3-7. The Packers’ fifth-year coach has sufficient fairness to outlive a down yr, but when Jordan Love doesn’t make progress, LaFleur’s standing may very well be downgraded quickly. Love, who’s in his fourth yr within the system, threw his ninth and tenth interceptions Sunday. No quarterback has thrown extra this season, and Love can be thirty fourth within the league in completion share (58.7).

Up subsequent: vs. Los Angeles Chargers, Sunday, 1 p.m. ET

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(Last week: 26)

Sunday: Bye

Coach standing: Safe

How can Sean McVay be in his seventh yr as an NFL head coach? The 37-year-old looks like a grizzled veteran. This yr has been a wrestle with Matthew Stafford struggling a thumb harm and the invoice coming due for the chips-all-in 2021 season that resulted in a Super Bowl win. McVay is 8-18 since that championship however nonetheless 63-44 general, which supplies him the Thirty second-best successful share of all time amongst coaches with greater than 100 video games coached.

Up subsequent: vs. Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET

(Last week: 24)

Sunday: Lost to Las Vegas Raiders 16-12

Coach standing: Shaky

The Aaron Rodgers harm was a troublesome break. The protection, which is Robert Saleh’s specialty, is nice. But Saleh is now 15-28 in his third yr in New York. The Jets could also be forcing quarterback Zach Wilson on Saleh, however having the third-fewest speeding makes an attempt within the league (198) whereas Wilson is at quarterback and Breece Hall is on the staff does fall at Saleh’s ft.

Up subsequent: at Buffalo Bills, Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET


In his return from knee surgical procedure, Kyler Murray led the Cardinals to a win over the Falcons on Sunday. (Matt Kartozian / USA Today)

28. Arizona Cardinals (2-8)

(Last week: 31)

Sunday: Beat Atlanta Falcons 25-23

Coach standing: Safe

At this second, the Cardinals have a quarterback who appeared fairly good in his return from an ACL harm (Kyler Murray threw for 249 yards and rushed for 33 and a landing) and the Nos. 4 and 20 picks within the 2024 draft. Jonathan Gannon’s greatest blunders this yr are beating the Cowboys and the Falcons (which is preserving Arizona from having the No. 1 choose), however he ought to most likely be given some grace for that.

Up subsequent: at Houston Texans, Sunday, 1 p.m. ET

(Last week: 28)

Thursday: Beat Carolina Panthers 16-13

Coach standing: Shaky

Matt Eberflus matched his win whole from a yr in the past by beating Carolina on Thursday night time. That makes him 6-21 in his second season. Sure, Justin Fields’ well being has been a difficulty, however that’s not the primary motive the Bears protection ranks twenty seventh in factors allowed (25.5). That’s not a very good signal for a man who bought the job due to his success as a defensive coordinator.

Up subsequent: at Detroit Lions, Sunday, 1 p.m. ET

30. New York Giants (2-8)

(Last week: 29)

Sunday: Lost to Dallas Cowboys 49-17

Coach standing: Safe

Brian Daboll’s 2022 coach of the yr award provides him some cushion, however that cushion is slowly being eaten away by losses like Sunday’s. The Cowboys outgained the Giants by 468 yards, the biggest yardage differential within the league within the final 44 years. Daboll can’t be anticipated to do a lot down the stretch with Tommy DeVito because the beginning quarterback — he had 86 passing yards Sunday — however perhaps that’s the purpose. The Giants are very a lot within the working for a draft choose that might get them one of many high two school quarterbacks obtainable.

Up subsequent: at Washington Commanders, Sunday, 1 p.m. ET

(Last week: 30)

Sunday: Lost to Indianapolis Colts 10-6

Coach standing: Shaky

The proven fact that Bill Belichick is on shaky floor after six Super Bowl wins in New England illustrates simply how ephemeral NFL teaching careers could be. And precisely how contingent they are often on having the best gamers. After Sunday, Belichick is 81-95 (and 1-2 within the postseason) with out Tom Brady as his quarterback versus 219-64 (30-11 within the postseason) with Tom Brady as his quarterback. The Athletic’s Dianna Russini indicated final week there may very well be a mutual parting of the methods on the finish of the season, however proprietor Robert Kraft appeared Sunday like he may not be capable of wait even that lengthy. The Patriots have a bye this week.

Up subsequent: Bye

32. Carolina Panthers (1-8)

(Last week: 32)

Thursday: Lost to Chicago Bears 16-13

Coach standing: Shaky

The Panthers, who traded DJ Moore, two first-round picks and two second-round picks, for the best to draft Bryce Young No. 1, have scored two offensive touchdowns within the final three video games. Frank Reich, who was employed to supply a veteran quarterback whisperer for Young, has already turned over play-calling duties to attempt to change this staff’s fortunes, however nothing is working. Carolina doesn’t get a lot profit from stinking this yr because of the Young commerce. Based on the present standings, the Panthers wouldn’t choose till No. 34, and proprietor David Tepper could have a brand new coach by then.

Up subsequent: vs. Dallas Cowboys, Sunday, 1 p.m. ET

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(Top picture of Shaquill Griffin, left, and DeAndre Houston-Carson: Michael Allio / Icon Sportswire through Getty Images)


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