NFL Power Rankings: Week 15
|1||—||Tennessee Titans||The Titans can thank my vote for rookie of the year (Chris Johnson) for their rushing dominance.|
The Giants are walking in the footsteps of last years Dallas Cowboys. They better clean up there act before Sunday, or the Cowboys could upset them in Texas Stadium.
The Steelers did not beat the Cowboys on Sunday. The Steelers beat Tony Romo.
|4||—||Carolina Panthers||Watching this team on Monday Night Football made me a believer. This team could creep into the number one playoff seed.|
|5||+2||Baltimore Ravens||The Ravens man-handled the Redskins. This was not the Redskins from mid-season. The Ravens are still impressive.|
|6||—||Indianapolis Colts||The Colts may be the most dangerous playoff team in the AFC. I would never sleep on number 18 on the road to the playoffs.|
I’m still sick from the loss to the Steelers, but more good came from this game than we realize. Besides the pick six at the end of the game, our D outplayed the Steelers top ranked D. If our Offense and Defense can click down the stretch, we can beat anyone.
|8||+4||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||It’s kind of funny, I never really respected the Buccaneers this entire season… until now. It’s strange that I realized how good this team is after they lost to the Panthers. But this team can be a force in the playoffs.|
|9||—||Atlanta Falcons||The Falcons chose a bad time to lose. They still played a hell of a game, but the Saints played a little bit better. This team is still very alive in the playoff hunt.|
|10||+3||Arizona Cardinals||The Cardinals are looking to jump the future NFC North leaders.|
If the Eagles would have beaten the Bengals, I would bet on them to get into the playoffs. It’s still possible, but they will need help from a few other teams.
|12||+2||Miami Dolphins||I think that the Jets are more complete, but the Dolphins may be more dangerous.|
|13||-5||New York Jets||The Jets need to win out to fight off the Dolphins and Patriots.|
|14||-3||New England Patriots|
I think the Patriots chances were destroyed when Tedy Bruschi got carted off the field. We’ll see.
|15||+4||New Orleans Saints||Reggie Bush gives this team a chance to win out. With the entire division still on each others schedule, this Saints are still alive.|
|16||—||Minnesota Vikings||The Vikings may need to win out to keep the Bears out of their playoff spot.|
|17||+1||Denver Broncos||Denver squeaked by the Chiefs, but a win is a win and this team is in control of there own fate.|
The Bears will be on the Vikings’ tail until the final tick of the season.
|19||-2||Washington Redskins||Some one shut Clinton Portis up, please. He might have spent his last year in burgundy and gold.|
|20||—||San Diego Chargers||The Chargers should play L.T. in the preseason next year. Maybe he’ll wake up before week 13.|
|21||—||Houston Texans||If the Texans were playing like this a few weeks ago, they would have a good shot at a playoff spot.|
|22||+1||Buffalo Bills||The Bills crumbled. J.P. Losman led the team in rushing. Are you kidding me?|
|23||+1||San Fransisco 49ers||The 49ers are like the Texans… Getting hot too late.|
|24||-2||Green Bay Packers|
After hammering the Bears the Packers drop three in a row… Damn.
|25||+5||Cleveland Browns||The Browns tried to improve their defense in the offseason, but somehow it got worse. And then the offense started to sputter and you’re left with a bad team again.|
|26||-1||Seattle Seahawks||The Seahawks are out off my bottom five. They aren’t winning games, but they are trying to at least.|
|27||—||Kansas City Chiefs||The Chiefs had a shot at winning that game.|
|28||-2||Jacksonville Jaguars||The Jaguars are as big of a disappointment as the Chargers.|
|29||—||Oakland Raiders||The Raiders beat 2 division leaders and the Chiefs. If I were them I would try to lose out and snatch Crabtree from Texas Tech.|
|30||-2||Detroit Lions||This team may not have a win, but they have more heart than the two teams I ranked below them.|
|31||—||St. Louis Rams|
Two fluke wins over the Cowboys and Redskins can’t mask the terribleness that this team illuminates.
|32||—||Cincinnati Bengals||Thank you for tying with the Eagles.|
Week 15 Power Standings
*POWER PLAYOFF PICTURE: WEEK 15