What follows below is a ranking of all 32 NFL teams. To build this list, we consulted five objective measures of team strength: Pro Football Reference’s Simple Rating System, Football Outsiders’ Defense-adjusted Value Over Average ratings, ESPN’s Football Power Index, FiveThirtyEight’s Elo ratings and statistician Jeff Sagarin’s NFL ratings. We then used a composite of those measures as a guidepost.

Previous rankings: Week 10, Week 11, Week 12

1. New England Patriots (record: 9-2; composite ranking: 3.0)

Last week: 35-17 win over Dolphins

This week: at Bills

Week 12 ranking: 1

Playoff odds: 99.5 percent

The Patriots have won seven straight games, a streak that started when they beat the Bucs 19-14 on “Thursday Night Football.” They’ve had a seven-game winning streak in seven of the past eight seasons.

2. Philadelphia Eagles (10-1; 1.6)

Last week: 31-3 win over Bears

This week: at Seahawks

Week 12 ranking: 2

Playoff odds: 100.0 percent

The Eagles haven’t allowed a touchdown since November 5. On Sunday, they held the Bears to three points and 6 rushing yards. SIX. They’re the 11th team in NFL history to allow less than 750 rushing yards through 11 games. Three of the past four teams to do that have reached the Super Bowl.

3. Minnesota Vikings (9-2; 4.6)

Last week: 30-23 win over Lions

This week: at Falcons

Week 12 ranking: 5

Playoff odds: 98.9 percent

Case Keenum has gone from the underrated quarterback that no one was talking about to the underrated quarterback that everyone is saying we should be talking about. Does that mean he’s fairly rated?

4. Los Angeles Rams (8-3; 6.2)

Last week: 26-20 win over Saints

This week: at Cardinals

Week 12 ranking: 7

Playoff odds: 95.9 percent

Jared Goff passed for 354 yards and two touchdowns Sunday in the Rams’ win over the Saints. Granted, New Orleans was missing starting cornerbacks Marshon Lattimore and Ken Crawley, but Los Angeles did what a good team does: It systematically exploited its opponent’s weakness. The Rams, one of the NFL’s most efficient passing offenses, lead the league in yards after catch per catch (6.9). The Bucs, by the way, are among the worst in that department. Their 4.0 yards ranks 31st.

5. New Orleans Saints (8-3; 3.4)

Last week: 26-20 loss to Rams

This week: vs. Panthers

Week 12 ranking: 3

Playoff odds: 96.7 percent

The Saints have lost to two of the NFC teams in front of them, making a first-round bye unlikely unless the Vikings or Rams stumble down the stretch. For now, they must focus on holding their suddenly fragile spot atop the NFC South. Over the next four weeks, they play the 8-3 Panthers and the 7-4 Falcons (twice).

6. Pittsburgh Steelers (9-2; 4.8)

Last week: 31-28 win over Packers

This week: at Bengals

Week 12 ranking: 4

Playoff odds: 99.9 percent

Ben Roethlisberger’s passer rating Sunday when he targeted Antonio Brown: a perfect 158.3. When he targeted anyone else: 78.1. Wonder who the Patriots will try to take away when these teams meet in Week 15.

7. Carolina Panthers (8-3; 8.8)

Last week: 35-27 win over Jets

This week: at Saints

Week 12 ranking: 8

Playoff odds: 76.8 percent

Two former Bucs played key roles in a pivotal 2-minute span late in the Panthers’ comeback over the Jets. First, Josh McCown did that thing where he handles the football like someone just set it on fire. Carolina scooped up his fumble and returned it for a touchdown. On its next possession, New York went three-and-out and punted to Kaelin Clay, whom Tampa Bay drafted in 2015. He returned the kick 60 yards for what turned out to be the game-winning touchdown.

8. Atlanta Falcons (7-4; 9.2)

Last week: 34-20 win over Bucs

This week: vs. Vikings

Week 12 ranking: 10

Playoff odds: 50.6 percent

Only Antonio Brown (1,195) has more receiving yards than Julio Jones (1,039). Jones gained a quarter of those yards in Sunday’s win over the Bucs. The Falcons host the 9-2 Vikings this weekend and the 8-3 Saints next weekend.

9. Seattle Seahawks (7-4; 9.6)

Last week: 24-13 win over 49ers

This week: vs. Eagles

Week 12 ranking: 11

Playoff odds: 41.9 percent

The Seahawks have scored a league-high 104 points in the fourth quarter. They’ve allowed 46 points, the fifth fewest. Russell Wilson has thrown 14 touchdown passes in the fourth quarter, most in the NFL.

10. Kansas City Chiefs (6-5; 9.4)

Last week: 16-10 loss to Bills

This week: at Jets

Week 12 ranking: 6

Playoff odds: 72.1 percent

Through the first five weeks of the season, the Chiefs scored points on 53.8 percent of their drives, an NFL high. Since then, their scoring rate has dropped 20 percentage points.

11. Jacksonville Jaguars (7-4; 10.6)

Last week: 27-24 loss to Cardinals

This week: vs. Colts

Week 12 ranking: 9

Playoff odds: 95.6 percent

Blake Bortles has not thrown multiple touchdown passes in a game in more than two months. That eight-game streak is the longest of his four-year career.

12. Baltimore Ravens (6-5; 10.8)

Last week: 23-16 win over Texans

This week: vs. Lions

Week 12 ranking: 14

Playoff odds: 78.6 percent

The Ravens and Jaguars are that Spider-Man pointing at Spider-Man meme. Both feature superior defenses but employ quarterbacks only because they need someone this time of year to keep the ball warm for the punter.

13. Detroit Lions (6-5; 13.0)

Last week: 30-23 loss to Vikings

This week: at Ravens

Week 12 ranking: 13

Playoff odds: 24.3 percent

The Lions are the lesser version of the Seahawks. They have scored 101 points in the fourth quarter, second most. They’ve allowed 44 points, fourth fewest. Matthew Stafford has thrown eight touchdown passes in the fourth quarter, tied for second most.

14. Los Angeles Chargers (5-6; 11.4)

Last week: 28-6 win over Cowboys

This week: vs. Browns

Week 12 ranking: 16

Playoff odds: 28.7 percent

In each of the past five seasons, one team has lost six of its first 10 games and gone on to reach the playoffs. Will the Chargers make it six straight seasons?

15. Washington (5-6; 15.2)

Last week: 20-10 win over Giants

This week: at Cowboys

Week 12 ranking: 15

Playoff odds: 6.7 percent

Washington pass plays of 30 or more yards last season: 28, tied for third most. DeSean Jackson caught 10 of those. Washington pass plays of 30 or more yards this season: 22, most in the NFL. Tampa Bay has had nine; Jackson has caught two.

16. Dallas Cowboys (5-6; 16.4)

Last week: 28-6 loss to Chargers

This week: vs. Washington

Week 12 ranking: 12

Playoff odds: 1.9 percent

Would the Cowboys be better right now with Tony Romo instead of Dak Prescott? That’s an interesting question, but even Romo would have trouble overcoming the porous Dallas defense. Opponents are gaining 36.1 yards per drive (second most) and scoring 2.3 points per drive (most).

17. Green Bay Packers (5-6; 16.2)

Last week: 31-28 loss to Steelers

This week: vs. Bucs

Week 12 ranking: 18

Playoff odds: 5.0 percent

The Packers’ chances of reaching the playoffs are slim, but their fortunes can turn quickly with a win over the Bucs on Sunday. They get the Browns in Week 14, and then Aaron Rodgers (broken collarbone) might be back for their Week 15 game against the Panthers.

18. Tennessee Titans (7-4; 21.2)

Last week: 20-16 win over Colts

This week: vs. Texans

Week 12 ranking: 17

Playoff odds: 68.5 percent

Marcus Mariota threw two more interceptions Sunday and now has 12 total. His 3.9 percent interception rate is the NFL’s second worst rate. (Deshone Kizer of the Browns has thrown an interception on 4.5 percent of his passes.)

19. Buffalo Bills (6-5; 21.2)

Last week: 16-10 win over Chiefs

This week: vs. Patriots

Week 12 ranking: 19

Playoff odds: 36.4 percent

The Bills’ win over the Chiefs boosted their playoff chances 12.7 percentage points, the largest increase for any team over last week. To snap their 17-year postseason drought, they’ll need to pass either the Titans or the Ravens and stay ahead of the surging Chargers. It won’t be easy; they face the Patriots twice in the next five weeks.

20. Oakland Raiders (5-6; 19.6)

Last week: 21-14 win over Broncos

This week: vs. Giants

Week 12 ranking: 21

Playoff odds: 12.0 percent

Hey, the Raiders recorded their first interception of the season. However, if a team intercepts a pass, and the quarterback who threw that interception is Trevor Siemian, Brock Osweiler or Paxton Lynch, does it really count?

21. Cincinnati Bengals (5-6; 21.8)

Last week: 30-16 win over Browns

This week: vs. Steelers

Week 12 ranking: 22

Playoff odds: 5.1 percent

The Bengals are right in the playoff mix, as a team that plays the Browns twice a season should be. Cleveland’s the Bingo card free space of the NFL. While the Bengals have beaten the Browns by a combined 41 points, they’ve beaten everyone else by a combined eight points.

22. Houston Texans (4-7; 19.4)

Last week: 23-16 loss to Ravens

This week: at Titans

Week 12 ranking: 20

Playoff odds: 1.6 percent

Everyone has a theory about why the NFL’s ratings are down. I blame existence of the AFC South.

23. Arizona Cardinals (5-6; 25.0)

Last week: 27-24 win over Jaguars

This week: vs. Rams

Week 12 ranking: 24

Playoff odds: 1.0 percent

Against his former team Sunday, Blaine Gabbert completed 8 of his 16 passes that traveled at least 10 yards. He gained 170 yards on those completions, two of which resulted in touchdowns. His counterpart, Blake Bortles, was 0 of 7 on such throws.

24. Denver Broncos (3-8; 25.8)

Last week: 21-14 loss to Raiders

This week: at Dolphins

Week 12 ranking: 23

Playoff odds: 0.0 percent

The Broncos have lost seven of the eight games they’ve played in Miami.

25. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-7; 21.2)

Last week: 34-20 loss to Falcons

This week: at Packers

Week 12 ranking: 25

Playoff odds: 0.2 percent

Why bother starting Jameis Winston when the Bucs are 4-7? They need to learn what kind of quarterback they have. The results so far aren’t conclusive, and as the NFL investigates allegations that he groped an Uber driver in March 2016, his future is very much in question.

26. New York Jets (4-7; 25.4)

Last week: 35-27 loss to Panthers

This week: vs. Chiefs

Week 12 ranking: 26

Playoff odds: 1.0 percent

McCown vs. the Panthers in 2014

McCown vs. the Panthers in 2017

27. Chicago Bears (3-8; 25.8)

Last week: 31-3 loss to Eagles

This week: vs. 49ers

Week 12 ranking: 27

Playoff odds: 0.0 percent

State of the Bears: They’re a better rushing team than passing team. On Sunday, they rushed for less than 10 yards in game for just the second time in franchise history. They gained 1 yard in 1952 game against the Rams.

28. New York Giants (2-9; 26.2)

Last week: 20-10 loss to Washington

This week: at Raiders

Week 12 ranking: 28

Playoff odds: Eliminated

The Giants are benching Eli Manning in favor of a quarterback the Jets didn’t want.

29. Miami Dolphins (4-7; 29.2)

Last week: 35-17 loss to Patriots

This week: vs. Broncos

Week 12 ranking: 29

Playoff odds: 1.0 percent

The Dolphins play the Patriots again in 11 days. Might as well give New England a 14-0 lead now and skip right to the second quarter.

30. Indianapolis Colts (4-7; 30.4)

Last week: 20-16 loss to Titans

This week: at Jaguars

Week 12 ranking: 30

Playoff odds: 0.1 percent

The Colts had a 16-6 lead against the Titans, but then they … I can’t muster the energy to care.

31. San Francisco 49ers (1-10; 30.2)

Last week: 24-13 loss to Seahawks

This week: at Bears

Week 12 ranking: 31

Playoff odds: Eliminated

The 49ers have lost nine straight games to the Seahawks (including the 2013 NFC championship game).

32. Cleveland Browns (0-11; 31.4)

Last week: 30-16 loss to Bengals

This week: at Chargers

Week 12 ranking: 32

Playoff odds: Eliminated

A never-going-to-happen solution to discourage tanking: The worst NFL team gets demoted to the Canadian Football League and the NFL gets the best CFL team.

Playoff odds are from Football Outsiders. Contact Thomas Bassinger at [email protected] Follow @tometrics.