St. Louis Rams running back (39) Steven Jackson runs the ball in the first half against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE
The St. Louis Rams turned over a new leaf with a solid win in Arizona, but are tney ready for a rematch with the 49ers?
It's pretty rare for one of the best teams in the NFL to have a quarterback controversy with just five games left in the season. Yet despite the fluctuation between second-year player Colin Kaepernick and veteran Alex Smith, the San Francisco 49ers continue to win when it matters, as the team's 31-21 victory over the New Orleans Saints Sunday was enough to catapult them into the top spot in the USA TODAY Sports Weekly NFL Power Rankings.
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The biggest movers in the power rankings, which are voted on by editors and writers from USA TODAY Sports' NFL desk, are the Cincinnati Bengals, who jumped seven spots into a tie for 10th with their third straight victory, a dominating win over Oakland.
The Seattle Seahawks, reeling from a 24-21 loss to the Miami Dolphins and the potential suspensions of both of the team's two starting cornerbacks fell six spots to 15th.