Tuesday, December 10, 2013

NFL Power Rankings - Weeek 15

1. Denver Broncos 364
Last week: 2
Notes: The Broncos reclaim the #1 spot after a dominant performance over the Titans.

2. Seattle Seahawks: 331
Last week: 1
Notes: The Seahawks better lock up the #1 seed or they might find their playoff run falling short. Still the best in the NFC, but they have shown that they're beatable on the road.

3. Kansas City Chiefs 259
Last week: 4
Notes:  After a 3 game losing streak, the Chiefs snap it in a big way with a dominant performance over the Redskins.

4New Orleans Saints 258

Last week: 5
Notes: For now, the Saints showed who the best in the NFC South is. The Panthers will be looking for revenge two weeks from now.
5. Carolina Panthers: 232
Last week: 3
Notes:  While the upcoming "rematch" game against the Saints is very important, the Panthers can't overlook the Jets.

6.  San Francisco 49ers 230
Last week: 6
Notes:  A great win against the Seahawks that keeps them the favorite for a wildcard.

7. New England Patriots: 214
 Last week: 7
Notes: Wow, what a game. Despite how close it was, good teams find ways to come back and that's what the Pats did. Unfortunately, the injury to Gronkowski could be huge for this team.

8. Cincinnati Bengals: 206
Last week: 8
Notes: The Bengals look to avoid a 4th seed and should be able to easily secure a 3rd seed (possibly even a 2nd seed).

9. Arizona Cardinals 133
Last week: 11
Notes: Don't count the Cards out yet. This team will likely be in it until the very end.

10. Philadelphia Eagles: 115
Last Week: 13
Notes: The Eagles have won 5 in a row now. With their remaining schedule, I wouldn't be surprised if they end up winning 8 in a row.

11. Indianapolis Colts: 90
Last week: 9
Notes: Like last year, the Colts look to be the weakest of the playoff teams. They will likely face the Chiefs and they will likely get destroyed.

12Dallas Cowboys:  66
Last Week: 10
Notes: Tough loss that puts them from a 4th seed to out of the playoffs. The way the Eagles have been playing, it will be very difficult for the Cowboys to make it back into playoff contention.

13.  Miami Dolphins: 65
Last week: 15
Notes: The Dolphins keep pace with the Ravens with a win over the Steelers.

14. Detroit Lions: 64
Last week: 12
Notes: The loss makes things very interesting in the NFC North with the Bears and Packers still competing for 1st place.
15. Baltimore Ravens:  56
Last week: 14
Notes: In a crazy 4th quarter, the Ravens pull off the win and still hold on to the 6th seed.

16. Chicago Bears: 51
Last week: 16
Notes: Impressive performance by McCown that moves them into first in the NFC North alongside the Lions.

17. San Diego Chargers:37
Last week: 19
Notes: A dominant performance over the Giants keep their playoff hopes alive.

18. Green Bay Packers: 3
Last week: 20
Notes: The Packers win a close won against the Falcons and will need to find ways to win their last 3 in order to get into the playoffs.

19. Tennessee Titans: -36
Last week: 18
Notes: Although they win in many tiebreaker situations, the Titans look to be pretty much done at this point.
20. St. Louis Rams -38
Last Week: 17
Notes: Two losses in a row ends the Rams season.

21. Pittsburgh Steelers: -47
Last week: 21
Notes: Crazy what difference one game can make. If they beat the Dolphins, they would have been well in the playoff hunt. The loss pretty much ends their season.

22. New York Giants: -90
Last week: 22
Notes: They looked like they have given up before the game even started. Terrible performance that mathematically eliminates the Giants from playoff contention.

23. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: -91
Last week: 27
Notes: Even though they're not in the playoff hunt anymore, the Buccs are playing to keep their coach's job.

24. New York Jets: -95
Last week: 26
Notes: The Jets stay alive with a win over the Raiders. They'll likely be brought back to reality with a road game against the Panthers.

25. Buffalo Bills -106
Last week: 23
Notes: The Bills couldn't even keep it close against the Buccs.

26. Cleveland Browns: -118
Last week: 25
Notes: The Browns have now lost 4 in a row. They might not even beat their record from last season at this point.

27. Oakland Raiders -131
Last week: 24
Notes: The Raiders are won of 4 teams with a 4-9 record (the 2nd worst in the AFC).

28. Minnestota Vikings -152
Last week: 28
Notes: The Vikings lose a close one to the Ravens. Will Frazier keep his job?

29.  Atlanta Falcons -153
Last week:29
Notes: Just last year (and heading into this season), the Packers and Falcons would have been (and should have been) a great one to watch. Instead, it's the exact opposite.

30. Jacksonville Jaguars: -204
Last week: 32
Notes: The Jags are on fire? 3 wins a row and 4 wins out of their last 5 games. They very well can win out the season and end up 7-9. Home against the Bills and Titans (the Titans they already beat on the road) is winnable and facing the Colts the last week of the season is something I believe they can win as well especially if the Colts secure a 4th seed and rest their players.
31. Washington Redskins: -210
Last week: 30
Notes: Shanahan might not get a chance to coach next week. This team is the most disappointing one this year outside of the Texans.

32. Houston Texans  -213
Last week: 31
Notes:  11 losses in a row. What else is there to say about this team?

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