NFL power rankings, Week 16: Colts rise, Cardinals fall

Looking at the NFL power rankings heading into Week 16, the Arizona Cardinals are falling while the Indianapolis Colts are rolling along.

32

Jacksonville Jaguars

2-12 LW: 31

Good news: No more Urban Meyer. Bad news: Worst team in the NFL.

31

Houston Texans

3-11 LW: 30

Houston has three wins, and two have come against the Jaguars.

30

New York Jets

3-11 LW: 29

JETS. Just End The Season.

29

Detroit Lions

2-11-1 LW: 32

Detroit is playing really hard, and it pounded the Cardinals. Full credit to Dan Campbell and Co.

28

Chicago Bears

4-10 LW: 28

Everyone in Chicago is counting the days under Matt Nagy is fired.

27

New York Giants

4-10 LW: 27

See above, just with New York and Joe Judge. It’s so bad.

26

Carolina Panthers

5-9 LW: 26

Matt Rhule is lucky his contract and length and expensive, because the Panthers stink.

25

Seattle Seahawks

5-8 LW: 25

Seattle can actually get into the playoff conversation with a win, but that’s a tall order.

24

Atlanta Falcons

6-8 LW: 24

The Falcons had a chance to get into the race against the Niners, but fell on their faces.

23

Cleveland Browns

7-7 LW: 20

The Browns gave a great effort, they just fell a few seconds short.

22

Las Vegas Raiders

7-7 LW: 23

Taking to the last second to beat a team playing third-stringers isn’t exactly a triumph.

21

Minnesota Vikings

7-7 LW: 21

The Vikings are alive in the NFC race, but now the Rams await.

20

Denver Broncos

7-7 LW: 17

Losing to the Bengals might be a fatal blow for Denver. Tough slate ahead and no room for error.

19

Washington Football Team

6-7 LW: 16

Huge, huge, huge game against the Eagles on Tuesday.

18

Philadelphia Eagles

6-7 LW: 15

Beat Washington, and the Eagles are in great position to make the playoffs.

17

Miami Dolphins

7-7 LW: 18

Miami has won six straight. Now, can it run the table? The Dolphins have plenty of work ahead.

16

Pittsburgh Steelers

7-6-1 LW: 18

Pittsburgh looks awful most of every game, and somehow the Steelers are a half-game out of the division lead.

15

New Orleans Saints

7-7 LW: 22

What an incredible defensive performance, and the Saints are in the playoff picture.

14

Baltimore Ravens

8-6 LW: 10

The Ravens are simply ravaged by injuries. It’ll be a challenge just to make the playoffs.

13

Cincinnati Bengals

8-6 LW: 14

Cincinnati has a chance tome a huge move in the AFC North this weekend against Baltimore.

12

Indianapolis Colts

8-6 LW: 13

Carson Wentz is a liability, but the rest of the team is operating at a high level.

11

San Francisco 49ers

8-6 LW: 12

The 49ers are starting to look like a dangerous team in the NFC playoff picture.

10

Tennessee Titans

9-5 LW: 7

The injuries are piling up, and the Titans are starting to run out of gas. Need to get healthy.

9

Los Angeles Chargers

8-6 LW: 9

The Chargers aren’t going to drop for almost beating the Chiefs. They were right there.

8

It’s all on the line in the AFC East this weekend. Buffalo has its chance.

7

Arizona Cardinals

10-4 LW: 4

What the hell happened? Brutal.

6

New England Patriots

9-5 LW: 5

Tough loss, but not a disaster. However, they now must beat the Bills on Sunday.

5

Dallas Cowboys

10-4 LW: 8

Dallas’ defense is rolling, Dak Prescott will be fine, and the NFC East is all but over.

4

Los Angeles Rams

9-4 LW: 6

Even though they haven’t played yet this week, it feels like this is the right spot for the Rams.

3

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

10-4 LW: 2

The Packers were probably headed to the top seed anyway, but the Bucs’ loss sealed it.

2

Kansas City Chiefs

10-4 LW: 3

The Chiefs climbed all the way back, and they’re the clear favorite in the AFC.

1

Green Bay Packers

11-3 LW: 1

The Packers got a major scare from Tyler Huntley, but they appear home free for the No. 1 seed.

Source: FanSided

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