NFL Power Rankings, Week 12: Will Washington Redskins Get Sympathy Votes?

LANDOVER, MD - NOVEMBER 20: Rex Grossman #8 of the Washington Redskins throws a pass against the Dallas Cowboys during the second half at FedExField on November 20, 2011 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Where will the Washington Redskins stand in this week's NFL Power Rankings? For playing a competitive game, we move them up a couple spots from the bottom.

The Washington Redskins lost again on Sunday, but it was a close loss to the Dallas Cowboys this time. Will that earn them any sympathy votes in the various Week 12 NFL Power Rankings on Tuesday? Only time will tell, but we think it should. We moved the Redskins up slightly in this week's edition of SB Nation D.C.'s NFL Power Rankings.

It also helped that two teams ranked above the Redskins last week. For now, the Redsins still are near the bottom, and they likely will be all season. But for being competitive, we'll throw them a bone.

Here are the SB Nation D.C. Week 12 Power Rankings: Last week's ranking in parenthesis.

1. (1) Green Bay Packers (10-0)

2. (2) San Francisco 49ers (9-1)

3. (5) New England Patriots (7-3)

4. (3) Pittsburgh Steelers (7-3)

5. (10) Baltimore Ravens (7-3)

6. (5) New Orleans Saints (7-3)

7. (11) Detroit Lions (7-3)

8. (7) Chicago Bears (7-3)

9. (6) Houston Texans (7-3)

10. (12) Dallas Cowboys (6-4)

11. (13) Atlanta Falcons (6-4)

12. (8) New York Giants (6-4)

13. (14) Oakland Raiders (6-4)

14. (9) Cincinnati Bengals (6-4)

15. (19) Denver Broncos (5-5)

16. (15) New York Jets (5-5)

17. (21) Philadelphia Eagles (4-6)

18. (16) Tennessee Titans (5-5)

19. (17) Buffalo Bills (5-5)

20. (18) San Diego Chargers (4-6)

21. (20) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-6)

22. (25) Seattle Seahawks (4-6)

23. (26) Miami Dolphins (3-7)

24. (23) Kansas City Chiefs (4-6)

25. (27) Cleveland Browns (4-6)

26. (22) Jacksonville Jaguars (3-7)

27. (30) Washington Redskins (3-7)

28. (24) Arizona Cardinals (3-7)

29. (28) Minnesota Vikings (2-8)

30. (29) Carolina Panthers (2-8)

31. (31) St. Louis Rams (2-8)

32. (32) Indianapolis Colts (0-10)

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