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The Grueling Truth - Where Legends Speak / Final NFL Power Rankings for the 2016 Season

Final NFL Power Rankings for the 2016 Season

End of season Power Rankings!
Publish Date: 01/02/2017
Fact checked by: Mike Goodpaster
  1. New England (14-2) – The Patriots are an unstoppable machine and the true runners of the table.
  2. Dallas (13-3) – The loss doesn’t matter. They will be hard to beat in the playoffs
  3. Kansas City (12-4) – The Chiefs are going to say a lot about who is in the AFC Championship Game.
  4. Atlanta (11-5) – The Falcons could win the NFC. They’re as good as anyone.
  5. Pittsburgh (11-5) – Still not sure about the defense, but the Steelers will have a golden opportunity to contend for another championship. This offense is deadly.
  6. New York Giants (11-5) – This is the team nobody should want to play. They have a legit defense and it’s Eli in the playoffs.
  7. Seattle (10-5-1) – They don’t look quite right, but they’ll be at home against the pretenders…er…Lions.
  8. Oakland (12-4) – The Raiders probably don’t make it out of the first round. Disappointing considering where they were.
  9. Green Bay (10-6) – Well they completed the run of the NFC North. Now it’s the playoffs, where besides one season, Aaron Rodgers hasn’t fared well with an 8-7 record. Should be a great game against the Giants next week.
  10. Detroit (9-7) – They’re still the Lions and that’s the same Matthew Stafford in big games. It’s gotta be frustrating in the state of Michigan.
  11. Miami (10-6) – The Dolphins have a lot to prove, but they did beat the Steelers earlier in the year.
  12. Washington (8-7-1) – How in the world did the Redskins lose? Well, I guess the Giants are ready for the postseason. Cousins will be back.
  13. Houston (9-7) – Actually, their game against Oakland is interesting. The two worst playoff teams will face off.
  14. Tampa Bay (9-7) – Tampa Bay made strides this year. Pencil them into next year’s postseason.
  15. Baltimore (8-8) – The Ravens have to get better. Their roster just needs too many players to make another run.
  16. Denver (9-7) – It’s been a long time since we’ve seen a repeat. The Broncos have some questions to answer in the offseason. Like, who will be the coach?
  17. Tennessee (9-7) – Too bad for the Titans. But, this was a good season to build on.
  18. New Orleans (7-9) – It will be interesting to see what happens with Sean Payton.
  19. Indianapolis (8-8) – The Colts, again, need to fix the offensive line and defense.
  20. Minnesota (8-8) – It’s gotta be disappointing to not be division champs after their start.
  21. Carolina (6-10) – It’s back to the drawing board for the Panthers. Fortunately for them, they have a good nucleus.
  22. Buffalo (7-9) – The Bills are on the verge of the playoffs. It’s gotta be next year, but who is the coach?
  23. Arizona (7-8-1) – Will the Cardinals get back to where they were? Will Palmer and Fitz be back?
  24. Cincinnati (6-9-1) – You’ll need a crystal ball to predict what happens in Cincinnati. Will there be a new coach? Will the roster get better?
  25. San Diego (5-11) – Mike McCoy had a good run in San Diego. Now they turn the page at Head Coach and possibly with a new stadium. If only Phillip Rivers was 25.
  26. Philadelphia (7-9) – Philadelphia will be a team to watch next year.
  27. Chicago (3-13) – Will Matt Barkley be the new quarterback?
  28. New York Jets (4-12) – The Jets need some youth. Like now.
  29. Los Angeles Rams (4-12) – Will they trade for Sean Payton? That would make them instantly better.
  30. Jacksonville (3-13) – The Jaguars have a good roster, but now they need experience and a good coach.
  31. San Francisco (2-14) – Cleaning house! There will be a new GM and a new coach. I’d guess there will be a new quarterback as well.
  32. Cleveland (1-15) – The Browns nearly gave away the number one pick and almost ended the season the way the Browns would end a season.
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