Power Rankings for Week 16


Each week after Monday Night game(s) has concluded, I’ll  publish my list of NFL power rankings.  Here is the pecking order for Week 16.

1) Green Bay Packers  – Packers bounce right back against Bears.

2) New Orleans Saints –  Brees historic in dismantling Falcons.

3)  San Francisco 49ers  – Niners outlast surprising Seattle on road.

4) New England Patriots  – Patriots stand at a soft 12-3.

5) Detroit Lions  –  Lions looked like it was September again in defeating Chargers.

6)  Pittsburgh Steelers  –  Was that a bye, or the Rams?

7) Baltimore Ravens  – Ravens look solid, but not great.

8)  New York Giants  –  Giants may scrabble into NFC East title.

9)  Cincinnati Bengals  – Bengals clinging to playoff hopes.

10) Dallas Cowboys  –  Cowboys will need help now.

Read the rest of the power rankings after the jump …

11) Atlanta Falcons  – Falcons no match for Saints.

12)  Houston Texans  – Colts came back to bite `em again, even in this lost Indy season.

13) Philadelphia Eagles  – Vick spoils Cowboys’ Christmas.

14) New York Jets  – Two ugly performances in a row.

15)  Tennessee Titans  – Titans not done yet.

16)  Seattle Seahawks   –  Seahawks actually gave 49ers a great game.

17)  Oakland Raiders  –  Raiders might still get into the playoffs.

18) San Diego Chargers – Chargers stopped dead in their tracks by the Lions.

19)  Denver Broncos  –  Even Tebow can’t come back that far.

20)  Arizona Cardinals  – Cardinals stopped by the big stripe machine.

21)  Carolina Panthers  – Newton has Panthers on an upswing to end the season.

22)  Kansas City Chiefs –  Chiefs beat Packers, and then lose to Raiders.   Blech!

23)  Miami Dolphins  –  Dolphins can stand with most teams, including the Pats.

24) Buffalo Bills  – Bills win the battle of the snow.

25)  Chicago Bears  –   Would Cutler have made a difference against the Packers?

26) Washington Redskins  – Remember  when the Redskins were leading their division?

27)  Cleveland Browns  – Had a chance against Ravens.

28)  Minnesota Vikings  – Win leaves them out of Luck.

29)  Tampa Bay Buccaneers  – Morris may not fire himself, but …

30)  Jacksonville Jaguars  –  Jags ending up like Jags always do: losing.

31) Indianapolis Colts – Stupid Colts.

32)  St. Louis Rams  –  Honing in on Luck.