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NFL Power Rankings – Week 16

NFL Power Rankings
Publish Date: 12/19/2017
Fact checked by: Mike Goodpaster

32 – Cleveland – Go for it Cleveland! 0-16 is within your grasp!

31 – New York Giants – While New York made the right move in firing MacAdoo, the team is largely a mess.

30 – Indianapolis – Could this be the NFL’s worst roster?

29 – Cincinnati – The Bengals could be in for a big shakeup next year and I’m not entirely sure Marvin Lewis will be gone.

28 – Houston – The Texans are gonna have a high draft pick. Too bad it belongs to Cleveland.

27 – Chicago – It’s hard to say what will fix the Bears at this point, but they will need to have a heck of an offseason.

26 – Tampa Bay – The Bucs have a decent roster, but it’s the coaching that probably needs an overhaul.

25 – New York Jets – New York had the makings of a spoiler-type team, but that was before Josh McCown broke his hand. Add the Jets to the list of teams searching for answers in the offseason.

24 – Denver – The Broncos need to find a quarterback but they have other issues as well.

23 – San Francisco – Jimmy Garoppolo’s magic continues. San Francisco could be a popular landing place next year for free agents.

22 – Oakland – The Raiders had their chances, but they have finally reached the end of a very disappointing season.

21 – Arizona – The Cardinals will have a lot to look at for 2018 and could be in full rebuild mode.

20 – Washington – The Redskins should probably just pay Kirk Cousins because without him, it would just be beyond ugly.

19 – Green Bay – Aaron Rodgers can’t rescue this roster. They need to rebuild that defense, but by the time Ted Thompson’s plan would work, Rodgers will be 40.

18 – Miami – The Dolphins looked pretty bad and will probably be done with the one year rental of Jay Cutler.

17 – Tennessee – The Titans might have a shot at the postseason, but they don’t look like the powerhouse many thought they would be this year. They may need a coaching change.

16 – LA Chargers – The Chargers weren’t able to take control of the division away from the Chiefs but there’s still 2 games left.

15 – Seattle – The Seahawks are on life support and face a determined Dallas team on the road that gets Ezekiel Elliot back.

14 – Kansas City – The Chiefs got a big win over the Chargers, but still don’t look like a team that is a threat.

13 – Buffalo – The Bills were able to grind out a win against Miami, but they still have offensive concerns.

12 – Baltimore – The Ravens are hoping to make the postseason, but they will need help.

11 – Atlanta – They’re probably on their way to clinching a playoff berth, but right now, don’t look like they can beat any of the top teams. We’ll see if that changes.

10 – Detroit – The Lions are quietly marching towards a shot at a Wild Card, but will need help. Fortunately for them, they have an easy rest of the season and should finish 10-6.

9 – Dallas – The index card was weird, but the Cowboys are finding ways to stay alive. They could all of a sudden become one of the most dangerous teams in the NFL next week.

8 – Carolina – Cam and the Panthers have what it takes to be dangerous in the playoffs, but they will need to crank it up a notch.

7 – New Orleans – The Saints are like the Panthers. They have what it takes, but need to look better. It will also be interesting to see them play a powerhouse on the road.

6 – Jacksonville – The Jaguars look strong and ready to face a weak AFC. Who knows what could happen.

5 – Pittsburgh – The Steelers lost on a questionable call, but as big as the loss was, losing Antonio Brown was huge. Hope he’s a quick healer.

4 – LA Rams – The Rams look ready to make a huge run. They stomped Seattle and are going to be hard to beat.

3 – Philadelphia – They may have the best record, but don’t look like what they were with Carson Wentz.

2 – Minnesota – The Vikings have as good of a chance to win the NFC as anyone right now.

1 – New England – It’s hard to move the Patriots down after finding a way to beat a top 5 team on the road, but New England has to get their guys healthy in order to turn on the magic.

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