Week 15 power rankings

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1. Patriots (11-3; last week No. 2): Situational football once again puts the Patriots in a prime situation.

2. Eagles (12-2; No. 3): Barely beating the Giants hardly means that all is well with Wentz gone.

3. Steelers (11-3; No. 1): Little brother had a chance to beat big brother in ping pong, and little brother choked when up 20-19. Again.

4. Vikings (11-3; No. 4): Can a coach and a quarterback with limited playoff experience win against a coach and a quarterback with plenty? That question could be answered in the divisional round.

5. Jaguars (10-4; No. 5): Most impressive accomplishment this year? Making two-tone helmets look good.

6. Panthers (10-4; No. 6): Mark Cuban may want to reconsider not being interested in buying the team if it wins the Super Bowl.

7. Saints (10-4; No. 7): Arguably the best team in the conference may not win its division.

8. Rams (10-4; No. 8): If the Rams that showed up in Seattle show up in the playoffs, they’ll be showing up in the Super Bowl.

9. Falcons (9-5; No. 11): Matt Ryan would very much like you to get properly lined up, please.

10. Ravens (8-6; No. 12): They can’t wait for a chance to keep the Steelers from losing to the Patriots in the AFC title game.

11. Cowboys (8-6; No. 13): Zeke is back, and the window is open for an unlikely playoff berth. The Eagles are surely hoping they don’t slide through it.

12. Chiefs (8-6; No. 18): They can win the division, but can they win in the playoffs?

13. Seahawks (8-6; No. 9): Sometimes when it ends, it ends suddenly. And shockingly. And violently.

14. Chargers (7-7; No. 10): They worked and worked and worked to get themselves to a game that meant everything. And then they blew it.

15. Lions (8-6; No. 17): The dream of ending 26 years without a playoff win continues. Somehow.

16. Bills (8-6; No. 15): The dream of ending 18 years without a playoff appearance continues. Somehow.

17.  Titans (8-6; No. 14): The dream of winning on the road against a pair of subpar NFC West teams is unfulfilled.

18. Packers (7-7; No. 16): They should use the next two games to get Brett Hundley some extra reps in advance of next year’s Aaron Rodgers injury.

19. Dolphins (6-8; No. 19): Jay Cutler learned how hard it is to light a December cigarette outdoors in Buffalo.

20. Raiders (6-8; No. 20): Gene Steratore’s white sheet of paper could lead to Jack Del Rio’s pink slip.

21. Jets (5-9; No. 21): With a few right moves, the Jets could be a contender. Eventually.

22. Cardinals (6-8; No. 22): With a few right moves, the Cardinals could be a contender. Eventually.

23. Washington (6-8; No. 23): If they’d made a few right moves, they’d be a contender.

24. Broncos (5-9; No. 27): They’re a great quarterback away from being a great team, again.

25. 49ers (4-10; No. 25): They’re everything that goes around a great quarterback from being great, again.

26. Bengals (5-9; No. 24): Marvin Lewis knows what he’ll be doing. Based on his demeanor from Monday, he seems to know he’ll finally be exiting Cincinnati.

27. Bears (4-10; No. 26): Losing the regular-season home finale to a winless team would be the best way to put a giant red bow on another very bad season.

28. Buccaneers (4-10; No. 28): They showed plenty of fight on Monday night, which makes sense; they wanted to impress their next coach.

29. Texans (4-10; No. 29): If Deshaun Watson stays healthy, 2018 should be a fascinating season in the AFC South.

30. Colts (3-11; No. 30): If  Andrew Luck gets healthy, 2018 should be a fascinating season in the AFC South.

31. Giants (2-12; No. 31): There are few moral victories. There are few victories, too.

32. Browns (0-14; No. 32): Hue Jackson says he’s not running from the Browns. Cleveland fans have bought him track shoes, a heart monitor, and a compass.

122 responses to “Week 15 power rankings

  1. that sound you hear is the BIG BAD RAVENS creeping up on everybody

    we know none of you want to play us & you can best believe we will be playing in SUPER BOWL 52

  2. “Arguably the best team in the conference may not win its division.”
    News flash Florio….if they don’t win their division they’re NOT the best team in the conference. Also, there’s a team in the Vikings that not only has a better record than the Saints, but they beat them in the regular season!

  3. Why in the world would the Eagles be worried about the Cowboys making the playoffs.? This is the same team that CHOKED, at home, in their first playoff game last year. Even if they sneak in, they won’t be around long enough to play the #1 seed. Ridiculous statement – coming from the same people who said everyone was worried about the Packers with Rodgers back. How long did that last?

  4. Why would the Eagles not want to see the Cowboys in the playoffs? They’d far rather face them then the Saints or Seahawks.

  5. Little brother didn’t chokee, the NFL handed the patriots yet another win. Super Bowls should have been given back, one year suspensions dolled out, let alone the refs helping all these years. patriots had TWO penalties for FOUR yards…… that’s just ridiculous. Gronk can be called on offensive pass interference at least 50% of plays, let alone a random hold or something in there. Brown went down early as well, so ‘little brother’ was playing with a major handicap.

  6. The Jaguars are a fool’s gold with Blake Bortles at QB. Add to that, they are a warm weather team that will travel to the Northeast for playoffs in January. This is a one and done team in the playoffs.

  7. Coach John Harbaugh says:
    December 19, 2017 at 11:03 am
    that sound you hear is the BIG BAD RAVENS creeping up on everybody

    we know none of you want to play us & you can best believe we will be playing in SUPER BOWL 52

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    Despite their record Ill admit the Ravens are the only AFC opponent anyone in NE is concered about. Still think the Pats have pretty good odds to win it all the way to the SB. But if any team did disrupt that the Ravens are the most likely. (Sorry KC, Sorry Pittsburgh, but no)

  8. the nfc has got a couple lame ducks up top in philadelphia and minnesota. saints and rams will be 3 and 4 seeds and prolly go beat them both. philly should be the best team in the nfl but foles aint wentz. hes still better than keenum tho. y do teams think they can trick us, whodats dont even need to put a bounty on him

  9. Falcons at #9?

    Hahhahaha!! They barely beat the horrible Bucs. That’s an even softer team than last year and they choked on D against the Pats.

  10. 5. Jaguars (10-4; No. 5): Most impressive accomplishment this year? Making two-tone helmets look good.
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    NOTHING makes those helmets look good.

  11. Footballfanz says:
    December 19, 2017 at 11:10 am
    Little brother didn’t chokee, the NFL handed the patriots yet another win. Super Bowls should have been given back, one year suspensions dolled out, let alone the refs helping all these years. patriots had TWO penalties for FOUR yards…… that’s just ridiculous. Gronk can be called on offensive pass interference at least 50% of plays, let alone a random hold or something in there. Brown went down early as well, so ‘little brother’ was playing with a major handicap.
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    Hey precious, if you think the league headquarters (mostly ex Jet employees) would do ANYTHING to help the Pats, well you better spark another one up.

  12. Why do people still say New Orleans is arguably the best team in the conference when they have neither the 1st or 2nd best record in the conference and when they’ve lost to the two teams immediately ahead of them in the conference standings?

  13. Bortles dominated without Fournette, Robinson, Hurns, or Lee and a dominant defense? Nope, let’s just trot out the two-tone helmet thing again.

  14. Coach John Harbaugh says:
    December 19, 2017 at 11:03 am
    that sound you hear is the BIG BAD RAVENS creeping up on everybody

    we know none of you want to play us & you can best believe we will be playing in SUPER BOWL 52

    This will actually happen if Flacco reactivates and returns to destroyer mode. If you know history you know the ravens beat the patriots in the playoffs half the time.

  15. Rams behind Jags and Saints?

    Rams just annihilated the big, bad Seahawks that everyone was predicting to win last week. The Saints, at home, struggled to beat the Bryce Petty led Jets. The Jaguars have beaten cream puffs all season. Oh..and the Rams beat both of them.

    Smart list.

  16. Footballfanz says:
    December 19, 2017 at 11:10 am

    Little brother didn’t chokee, the NFL handed the patriots yet another win. Super Bowls should have been given back, one year suspensions dolled out, let alone the refs helping all these years. patriots had TWO penalties for FOUR yards…… that’s just ridiculous. Gronk can be called on offensive pass interference at least 50% of plays, let alone a random hold or something in there. Brown went down early as well, so ‘little brother’ was playing with a major handicap.

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    I am so enjoying the suffering of Steelers fans and Patriots haters everywhere. You have no idea how much joy I receive from your misery.

  17. tajuara says:
    The Eagles didn’t lose yet they get demoted of the number one spot? Very odd, and I am not an Eagles fan

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    Reading is Fundamental. The Eagles were #3 last week, not number 1; they moved up.

  18. Footballfanz says:
    December 19, 2017 at 11:10 am
    Little brother didn’t chokee, the NFL handed the patriots yet another win. Super Bowls should have been given back, one year suspensions dolled out, let alone the refs helping all these years. patriots had TWO penalties for FOUR yards…… that’s just ridiculous. Gronk can be called on offensive pass interference at least 50% of plays, let alone a random hold or something in there. Brown went down early as well, so ‘little brother’ was playing with a major handicap.

    Here is a hanky for your tears. The Steelers got away with OPI in this game several times, one on the touchdown when the defenders arm was held back. In this game Gronk so dominated the single coverage I did not see anything resembling a push-off. As far as refs helping the Pats in the past you must have missed all of the phantom DPI calls the Colts used to get.

  19. 11. Cowboys (8-6; No. 13): Zeke is back, and the window is open for an unlikely playoff berth. The Eagles are surely hoping they don’t slide through it.
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    I agree that NFC East teams always play each other tough (see the giants last week) but I’m way more worried by teams with great QBs like Seattle and NO. I’m more worried about teams with great defenses (Vikings) or great coaching (Rams). The Cowboys don’t have any of those things…

  20. TheWizard says:
    December 19, 2017 at 11:06 am

    Montana had “The Drive”
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    Elway had “The Drive”

  21. and though both the steelers and Pats have had some significant injuries, I would not say the steelers have got the worst of that either. Pats were down 2 top receivers, 2 top linebackers, top right tackle.

  22. tajuara says:
    December 19, 2017 at 11:13 am
    The Eagles didn’t lose yet they get demoted of the number one spot? Very odd, and I am not an Eagles fan.

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    Um they make Eli look like the 2 time super bowl champion Eli with WR who should be in the arena league, which no other team has been able to do this year. I would argue #2 is too high.

  23. Pinetop Perkins says:
    December 19, 2017 at 11:10 am

    Montana NEVER lost a SB
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    He also only made it to 4.

    I’d take 5-2 over 4-0 any day. So would Joe.

  24. nothingbuttthetruth says:
    December 19, 2017 at 11:10 am
    Why in the world would the Eagles be worried about the Cowboys making the playoffs.? This is the same team that CHOKED, at home, in their first playoff game last year. Even if they sneak in, they won’t be around long enough to play the #1 seed. Ridiculous statement – coming from the same people who said everyone was worried about the Packers with Rodgers back. How long did that last?

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    in what world does getting beat by Aaron Rodgers playing one of the best games of his life constitute choking?

  25. elmerbrownelmerbrown says:

    Iggles are 7
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    I think you mean 5-0 in the division.

  26. John Faulstich says:
    December 19, 2017 at 11:28 am
    and though both the steelers and Pats have had some significant injuries, I would not say the steelers have got the worst of that either. Pats were down 2 top receivers, 2 top linebackers, top right tackle.

    Umm, Steelers were down Antonio Brown at WR, Shazier at LB, Haden at CB and their Right Tackle Gilbert….seems pretty close to me….

  27. As a Pats fan, I am honest and know Brady and McDaniels need to pick it up in terms of balance and ball distribution. I am glad it worked out in the end, as the last drive was filthy, and yes I wanted Lewis to slide. That was a mistake.

    But, the offense is the concern here moving forward.

    1. The refs are clearly allowing inferior defenders to maul and grab Gronk. He did very little until the last drive. Sean Davis is a mediocre SS with no range, but if you maul and hold and it can appear you’re defending well. Teams than shift double coverage to Cooks. This is the recipe, rubber stamped and cheating, via Goodell.

    2. The D will be fine as it as always is in terms of scheming, battling and playing as one. The question now is, assuming Van Noy and Branch will be ok for January, will Vince Valentine be activated to add a layer of depth so they can play that 3-4 they like, setting the edge and dismantling teams’ run games, isolating inferior QBs?

    We shall see.

  28. “5. Jaguars (10-4; No. 5): Most impressive accomplishment this year? Making two-tone helmets look good.”

    Really MF? I think they’ve done a wee bit more than that!

  29. 87hollywoodhorn says:

    December 19, 2017 at 11:14 am

    the nfc has got a couple lame ducks up top in philadelphia and minnesota. saints and rams will be 3 and 4 seeds and prolly go beat them both. philly should be the best team in the nfl but foles aint wentz. hes still better than keenum tho. y do teams think they can trick us, whodats dont even need to put a bounty on him

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    lol. Except MN beat the Saints and the Rams in the regular season. Yes I get that the Vikings played Saints early before they caught their stride, but the Vikings defense and team has been playing even better since, even with Keenum. Lame Ducks. lol. You should re-check your stats. MN is in the top #5 in offense and defense, even with Keenum. Keenum might not be as flashy as Brees, but he is playing better football, and has better stats. I get that people don’t like Keenum, but if you actually watched Vikings football (which I’m sure you aren’t because nobody does), he is playing very well. He was at one point #2 in QBR only to Brady. As a MN Vikings fan I would feel very ok with playing the Rams and Saints again in the playoffs. The Vikings match up very well against the Saints. Saints have a top rushing offense – The Vikings are #2 in rushing defense. Saints have Brees and a passing attack – Vikings are top #5 against the pass. Vikings offense is in the top #5….yes even with Keenum. It’s pretty dumb to just look at a team’s QB and assume they are out of it. It’s a team sport. I think even the Eagles can beat the Rams (already have, and the Saints).

  30. Pinetop Perkins says:
    December 19, 2017 at 11:10 am
    TheWizard says:
    December 19, 2017 at 11:06 am
    Montana had “The Drive”

    Brady has 50 of them.

    Montana NEVER lost a SB

    Great and Aikman never lost either

    But 5 is still more than 4.

    TB12 GOAT

    oh and he OWNS the Steelers

  31. Pinetop Perkins says:
    December 19, 2017 at 11:10 am
    TheWizard says:
    December 19, 2017 at 11:06 am
    Montana had “The Drive”

    Brady has 50 of them.

    Montana NEVER lost a SB
    …………………………………………………………………………..

    Brady never lost one either bud…He lead them up the field did his job and let the D render his efforts in vain…..

    – Giants Fan

  32. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:

    December 19, 2017 at 11:12 am

    The Jaguars are a fool’s gold with Blake Bortles at QB. Add to that, they are a warm weather team that will travel to the Northeast for playoffs in January. This is a one and done team in the playoffs.

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    Lol. You wish. I think the Jags are the best bet to stopping the Patriots. I think this defense is the only one in the AFC capable of stopping Brady. The Patriots defense scares nobody…I think even Bortles can have a good game against them. Bortles had a good game against the Seahawks.

  33. It’s funny how the Saints are “Arguably the best team in the conference”, yet they’re ranked behind the Panthers, a team that they beat twice by a combined score of 65-34. Let’s have some more analysis…

  34. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    December 19, 2017 at 11:12 am

    The Jaguars are a fool’s gold with Blake Bortles at QB. Add to that, they are a warm weather team that will travel to the Northeast for playoffs in January. This is a one and done team in the playoffs.
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    The Jaguars will win the division so they will host their first playoff game. How can they be one and done and still travel to the Northeast for the playoffs?

  35. Pinetop Perkins says:
    December 19, 2017 at 11:10 am
    TheWizard says:
    December 19, 2017 at 11:06 am
    Montana had “The Drive”

    Brady has 50 of them.

    Montana NEVER lost a SB

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    Yes…..sadly Joe wasn’t good enough to make it to more than four….

  36. Zeke is back.Cowboys need help to get in but don’t sit here and pretend this team doesn’t scare anyone going into the playoffs. And btw, philthy has 0 chance with foles and their real fans already know this. It is one thing to put up numbers on a short field, against a pathetic giants secondary(minus Collins), but the playoffs are a whole different animal.

  37. Eagles have scored over 30 points in 7 of their last 8 games, but this last one led by Foles was against the #32-ranked defense. The defense that was averaging 17.4 ppg has given up an average of 29.3 ppg in the last three. I don’t see them as the second-best team in the league right now.

  38. “The Eagles are surely hoping they don’t slide through it.”

    Actually, I think the Eagles prefer the Cowboys over Atlants or the Saints. Not only that but the Cowboys would have to win a road playoff game first. However, that being said Cowboys aren’t making the playoffs. Maybe next year.

    “Barely beating the Giants hardly means that all is well with Wentz gone.”

    LOL. Eagles always barely beat the Giants. Haven’t you been watching? They barely beat them with Wentz. You can’t learn anything about the Eagles from a Eagles/Giants game. They are the same every year. Of course losing the MVP hurts….

  39. Pinetop Perkins says:
    December 19, 2017 at 11:10 am
    TheWizard says:
    December 19, 2017 at 11:06 am
    Montana had “The Drive”

    Brady has 50 of them.

    Montana NEVER lost a SB


    Neither did Trent Dilfer. Your point?
    🙂

  40. Interesting that the Bills won yet dropped in the rankings… though the Dolphins (after losing) stayed the same.

  41. I’m sure when you put these rankings together you based it on getting hits and not
    true rankings. Otherwise there is no way the Eagles don’t dropped to 4 or 5 after barely beating the Giants. In addition to ranking the Panthers higher than the Saints when they both have identical records, Saints swept them and have had a more difficult schedule than the Panthers…….bizarre to say the least.

  42. Up to this point the Jaguars have the best defense in NFL history. They’re still way underrated because…. they’re the Jaguars.

  43. 87hollywoodhorn says:
    December 19, 2017 at 11:19 am

    Coach John Harbaugh says:
    December 19, 2017 at 11:03 am
    that sound you hear is the BIG BAD RAVENS creeping up on everybody

    we know none of you want to play us & you can best believe we will be playing in SUPER BOWL 52

    This will actually happen if Flacco reactivates and returns to destroyer mode. If you know history you know the ravens beat the patriots in the playoffs half the time.


    Ravens vs Patriots since the start of 2013: 0-3

    Just sayin.

    🙂

  44. How the Packers continue to be rated higher than multiple teams with better records is beyond me. I don’t get the fascination with a team that is only one player deep.

  45. Shouldn’t the power ranking match the current power of the team and not just essentially rank them somewhere near their record to date? Case in point the 49ers, who were a very bad team that then acquired a pretty good quarterback, and now have won three in a row. They are playing a lot better now and if they redid this season with Jimmy G, they would probably be more like 7-7.

  46. Footballfanz says:
    December 19, 2017 at 11:10 am
    Little brother didn’t chokee, the NFL handed the patriots yet another win. Super Bowls should have been given back, one year suspensions dolled out, let alone the refs helping all these years. patriots had TWO penalties for FOUR yards…… that’s just ridiculous. Gronk can be called on offensive pass interference at least 50% of plays, let alone a random hold or something in there. Brown went down early as well, so ‘little brother’ was playing with a major handicap.

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    Translation: Whaaaaaaaaaaa!

  47. GettingNoRespect says:

    December 19, 2017 at 11:25 am

    tajuara says:
    The Eagles didn’t lose yet they get demoted of the number one spot? Very odd, and I am not an Eagles fan

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    Reading is Fundamental. The Eagles were #3 last week, not number 1; they moved up.

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    So is common sense. He is probably just going off the one 2 weeks ago before Wentz got hurt, that isn’t a reading problem.

  48. Footballfanz says:
    December 19, 2017 at 11:10 am

    Little brother didn’t chokee, the NFL handed the patriots yet another win. Super Bowls should have been given back, one year suspensions dolled out, let alone the refs helping all these years. patriots had TWO penalties for FOUR yards…… that’s just ridiculous. Gronk can be called on offensive pass interference at least 50% of plays, let alone a random hold or something in there. Brown went down early as well, so ‘little brother’ was playing with a major handicap.

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    And the Patriots were missing Edelman, Hogan, Mitchell, Branch and a couple of other key guys on both sides of the ball.

    I’m afraid that dog don’t hunt chief.

    🙂

  49. Can people please stop saying the VIkings aren’t good because of Case Keenum? Because saying that is dumb. He is in the top #5 in passer rating, at one point #2 only to Tom Brady. He is playing very well, might be because of the scheme he is in, but still he is playing very well. Adam Thielen is the first WR to have a 1000 yard season for the Vikings since 2009 (where they had Brett Favre).

    The fact is the Vikings are in the top 5 in offense and defense. Were the Ravens a bad team? They had a dominant defense with Trent Dilfer and won it all.

    Us Vikings fans are only worried about our kicker. He isn’t very good.

  50. Coach John Harbaugh says:
    December 19, 2017 at 11:03 am
    that sound you hear is the BIG BAD RAVENS creeping up on everybody

    we know none of you want to play us

    No, we don’t. If we win you’ll set us up, again. Hopefully if we do and win, again, Brady won’t tell anyone to read a rule book, a violation that usually results in a 4 game suspension, $1m fine and lost picks.

  51. ajzinnecker says:
    December 19, 2017 at 12:17 pm
    Can people please stop saying the VIkings aren’t good because of Case Keenum? Because saying that is dumb. He is in the top #5 in passer rating, at one point #2 only to Tom Brady. He is playing very well, might be because of the scheme he is in, but still he is playing very well. Adam Thielen is the first WR to have a 1000 yard season for the Vikings since 2009 (where they had Brett Favre).

    The fact is the Vikings are in the top 5 in offense and defense. Were the Ravens a bad team? They had a dominant defense with Trent Dilfer and won it all.

    Us Vikings fans are only worried about our kicker. He isn’t very good.

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    I have no connection to the NFC North, but Vikings really do whine a lot. You have a no name QB. Deal with it. People will respect you when you win. If you don’t like it, try being a Jaguars fan sometime.

  52. Pinetop Perkins says:

    December 19, 2017 at 11:09 am

    “my team should be higher” “the team shouldn’t be there”, “that team is too high”- every whiner out there
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    And your Raiders should be 33rd Joe Toronto.

  53. Meh. Rankings are decent. But IMO it should be 6. Rams 7. Saints and 8. Panthers.
    All 3 teams are 10-4. The Rams beat the Saints and dominated the Seahawks on Sunday. They look really good right now.
    The Saints did not look impressive against the Jets but they have beat the Panthers twice. Thus, you can’t justify putting the Panthers above them.
    The Panthers are a solid team right now but they are not the 6th best team in the NFL or the 3rd best NFC team. And I definitely do not think they have better odds at reaching the Super Bowl than the Saints and Rams.

  54. No way the Rams should only be 8th. I’d argue they should be 5th as they have beaten the Saints and Jags who are rated higher. The way they demolished Seattle I don’t think any team would want to want to face them at this point.

  55. Not that it really matters, but why are the Redskins behind the Cardinals and Raiders? They just beat the Cardinals last Sunday and turned the Raiders into Rhonda Rousey after dismantling them on SNF.

  56. I’m definitely not on the’I’m not watching(yes you are),the product stinks’ train. 14 teams still have a legit shot at the playoffs. 9 or 10 could win it all. All the teams are flawed, none are great. Doesn’t look like any contender will be able to take the last week off. Seems pretty fun to me.

  57. magikskillz says:
    December 19, 2017 at 12:32 pm
    Meh. Rankings are decent. But IMO it should be 6. Rams 7. Saints and 8. Panthers.
    All 3 teams are 10-4. The Rams beat the Saints and dominated the Seahawks on Sunday. They look really good right now.
    The Saints did not look impressive against the Jets but they have beat the Panthers twice. Thus, you can’t justify putting the Panthers above them.
    The Panthers are a solid team right now but they are not the 6th best team in the NFL or the 3rd best NFC team. And I definitely do not think they have better odds at reaching the Super Bowl than the Saints and Rams.
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    Thank you for understanding that if the Saints have to be ahead of the Panthers then the Rams have to be ahead of the Saints.
    I disagree with you that the Panthers have worse odds to make the SB than others. It seems the Saints are really the only team that has the Panthers number. As long as they can avoid them in the playoffs they have a shot. The Panthers have beaten the Vikes, barely lost to a Eagles team that was better then and, oh btw, beat the Pats in NE.

  58. tinye67, the rest of us NFL fans don’t get the “fascination” you Viking fans have with Green Bay, especially now that they are toast for the season. Get over your big brother to the east for once, move on, and enjoy your own team’s success.

  59. Nick Foles isn’t the reason they “barely” beat the Giants. They barely beat the Giants in week 3 when Wentz was the starter. Also, them barely beating the Giants doesn’t mean they aren’t good, so people need to stop hating and acting like the Eagles aren’t a threat. Again, they barely beat the Giants in week 3 which was their first win on their way to a 9 game win streak. I know Wentz is amazing and Foles isn’t as good but you people need to realize that Foles is a good QB and very capable of still leading the Eagles to the SB. It isn’t Foles fault the reason Wentz got hurt so stop trying to over exaggerate and badmouth him like you are trying to take it out on him. Haters, you keep on hating. I know logic doesn’t matter in your hate fest, so you will use any excuse to bash the Eagles. Right now, if anything is gonna stop this team from winning, it looks like it will be their defense who has had 3 bad outings in a row against the Seahawks, Rams and now the Giants. The Eagles will most likely have home field and already have a bye so they have 3 weeks to work on this D.

  60. sonofpenn says:
    December 19, 2017 at 11:38 am
    elmerbrownelmerbrown says:

    Iggles are 7
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    I think you mean 5-0 in the division.

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    I think he means 0-2, that’s their SB record……or the one I like better, 57, which is the years since they last won anything of significance.

  61. tinye67 says:
    December 19, 2017 at 12:12 pm
    How the Packers continue to be rated higher than multiple teams with better records is beyond me. I don’t get the fascination with a team that is only one player deep.

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    Teams 19-32 all have losing records. Multiple teams w/ better records, please explain genius.

    Can’t wait for all you Viking fans to enjoy another early playoff exit. Biggest S***talking fans in the league, yet they’ve never felt the joys of winning a SB.

  62. allight59 says:
    December 19, 2017 at 12:34 pm
    Packers would lose to #19-32 on this list…
    ………………………………

    This joke wasn’t any funnier the previous 15 weeks you’ve posted it.
    And it wasn’t last year either, for that matter.
    Seriously, try some other kind of trolling method or just give it up already.
    You’re getting lapped and it’s starting to get embarrassing.

  63. How many weeks will it take for Vikings fans fear of the Packers to subside? Packers are no longer in contention for a playoff spot. Vikings are in the playoffs. No need to be scared that green bay is going to somehow change any of that. The only thing you Vikings fans have to worry about is Packers players exacting a little revenge and knocking your quarterbacks out for the season and post season. I know you are all afraid of something like that happening. Would be pretty awesome if you ask me. I can’t wait until the Vikings exit the playoffs after their first game. Fluke year for a garbage team and no competition in the division, Barr made sure of that.

  64. Remember when packer fans were so excited to hear that Rodgers is coming back to the lineup to propel them into the Super Bowl?

    Then remember when Aaron Rodgers threw 3 INTs and cost them the game.

    I remember

  65. The only thing you Vikings fans have to worry about is Packers players exacting a little revenge and knocking your quarterbacks out for the season and post season. I know you are all afraid of something like that happening. Would be pretty awesome if you ask me.

    —-

    Our defense knocking someone out would be pretty awesome. It would be the first time they hit someone in half a decade. I’m not counting on it from Dom Capers Swiss cheese defense.

  66. jim699 says:

    December 19, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    ajzinnecker says:
    December 19, 2017 at 12:17 pm
    Can people please stop saying the VIkings aren’t good because of Case Keenum? Because saying that is dumb. He is in the top #5 in passer rating, at one point #2 only to Tom Brady. He is playing very well, might be because of the scheme he is in, but still he is playing very well. Adam Thielen is the first WR to have a 1000 yard season for the Vikings since 2009 (where they had Brett Favre).

    The fact is the Vikings are in the top 5 in offense and defense. Were the Ravens a bad team? They had a dominant defense with Trent Dilfer and won it all.

    Us Vikings fans are only worried about our kicker. He isn’t very good.

    ——————————————-

    I have no connection to the NFC North, but Vikings really do whine a lot. You have a no name QB. Deal with it. People will respect you when you win. If you don’t like it, try being a Jaguars fan sometime.

    —————

    lol So 11-3 isn’t winning? I’m not whinning, I just think it’s stupid how people judge an entire team by the QB.

  67. As a Packer fan, cheap shots are bush league and I would hope we wouldn’t be party to any of that nonsense.

    Vikings fans can have their day in the sun, they are entitled to it. They knocked AR out and that probably opened up the season for them. They have a solid team this year. Isn’t that the idea? You want to take out what will beat you, in a clean way. I don’t personally believe Barr’s hit was completely dirty. He certainly didn’t try to let up, but it was just AR landed a bad way. 9 times out of 10 he hops up.

    That’s life. We can get revenge next year on the scoreboard.

  68. shlort says:

    December 19, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    How many weeks will it take for Vikings fans fear of the Packers to subside? Packers are no longer in contention for a playoff spot. Vikings are in the playoffs. No need to be scared that green bay is going to somehow change any of that. The only thing you Vikings fans have to worry about is Packers players exacting a little revenge and knocking your quarterbacks out for the season and post season. I know you are all afraid of something like that happening. Would be pretty awesome if you ask me. I can’t wait until the Vikings exit the playoffs after their first game. Fluke year for a garbage team and no competition in the division, Barr made sure of that.

    ————-

    lol. This Garbage team is in the top 5 of offense and defense. Even if Green Bay had Rodgers all year, the Vikings would still be more balanced. They have also beaten the Rams, Saints, Lions, Falcons and were close to beating the Panthers. All playoff fighting teams. But ok.

  69. Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    shlort says:

    December 19, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    How many weeks will it take for Vikings fans fear of the Packers to subside? Packers are no longer in contention for a playoff spot. Vikings are in the playoffs. No need to be scared that green bay is going to somehow change any of that. The only thing you Vikings fans have to worry about is Packers players exacting a little revenge and knocking your quarterbacks out for the season and post season. I know you are all afraid of something like that happening. Would be pretty awesome if you ask me. I can’t wait until the Vikings exit the playoffs after their first game. Fluke year for a garbage team and no competition in the division, Barr made sure of that.

    ————–

    The Packers are a garbage team with an amazing QB.

  70. nhpats says:
    December 19, 2017 at 12:02 pm
    Pinetop Perkins says:
    December 19, 2017 at 11:10 am
    TheWizard says:
    December 19, 2017 at 11:06 am
    Montana had “The Drive”

    Brady has 50 of them.

    Montana NEVER lost a SB

    ———–

    Yes…..sadly Joe wasn’t good enough to make it to more than four….

    31 10 Rate This

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    He also never played in the cap era and was bounced 3 straight years as a one and done in 1985, 1986 and 1987 with Jerry Rice at his side, in embarrassing fashion. One of those was at the hands of BB and the Giants with a 49-3 win in 1986. They year before BB did it, to the tune of 17-3. So, BB’s DC work after being promoted in 1985, single-handedly took down Montana and Rice in 2 games for a total of 6 points.

    LOL!

    Funny how these Millennials who never saw Montana even play, don’t know their facts or history.

  71. joshgordonsbong says:
    December 19, 2017 at 11:52 am
    Pinetop Perkins says:
    December 19, 2017 at 11:10 am
    TheWizard says:
    December 19, 2017 at 11:06 am
    Montana had “The Drive”

    Brady has 50 of them.

    Montana NEVER lost a SB
    …………………………………………………………………………..

    Brady never lost one either bud…He lead them up the field did his job and let the D render his efforts in vain…..

    – Giants Fan

    35 9 Rate This

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    Umm, brady was god awful in the 2007 and 2011 title games, where the D bailed him out twice.

    The offensive output against some pretty mediocre Giants Ds, was also very disappointing for a great offense in an easier offensive era.

    Brady and the offense let the team and fans down. You don’t win SBs by scoring 14 or 17 points in this era.

  72. shlort says:
    December 19, 2017 at 1:22 pm
    How many weeks will it take for Vikings fans fear of the Packers to subside? Packers are no longer in contention for a playoff spot. Vikings are in the playoffs. No need to be scared that green bay is going to somehow change any of that. The only thing you Vikings fans have to worry about is Packers players exacting a little revenge and knocking your quarterbacks out for the season and post season. I know you are all afraid of something like that happening. Would be pretty awesome if you ask me. I can’t wait until the Vikings exit the playoffs after their first game. Fluke year for a garbage team and no competition in the division, Barr made sure of that.
    ————————–
    You know, I WANT Rodgers to play on Saturday to once and for all stop this crud from Packer fans. Garbage team, my foot. My Vikings earned EVERY win they got, and there’s no proof, whatsoever, that if Rodgers had played ur very mediocre team would have done any better. Even with Rodgers, you didn’t have a Super Bowl caliber team. So all you big mouth Cheeseheads start clamoring for ur franchise QB to play on Saturday–That would be my best Christmas present. But if he doesn’t, it’s because he knows darn well that he won’t win. Buck Buck Chicken.

  73. Somehow… Mike Florio keeps placing teams ahead of Buffalo that don’t deserve to be there. The Chiefs, Falcons, Cowboys & Chargers… Especially the Cowboys. 8-6 that could have easily been a 10-4 right now minus a qb quandary and a dropped pass by a rookie receiver. What’s funny is the Bills have won those 8 games on the back of a almost 30yr old running back, average qb, with a stable of no name (until Benjamin came along) receivers and a defense that plays lights out one week and falls asleep the next. Still they are 8-6 looking to break a 17 year playoff drought and you still have to hate on them?

  74. jaxasc84 says:
    December 19, 2017 at 11:18 am
    Bortles dominated without Fournette, Robinson, Hurns, or Lee and a dominant defense? Nope, let’s just trot out the two-tone helmet thing again.

    ————————————————————
    I like Jags D, but the schedule they have played is weak at best. You couple that with 1 quality win (pit), 3 bad losses (Arz, Ten, Jets???). It feels to me like they are a year and a few more offensive weapons away from being a well rounded team that can compete in January.

  75. arealisticpackerfan says:

    December 19, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    At least my Pack still have more preseason championships than the rest of the NFL combined.
    \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\

    you are correct, you already won 5 super bowls this year according to your fan base.

  76. Hey shlort, it was a clean hit. Injuries happen on clean hits in the NFl. And if you seriously are hoping for a cheap shot, revenge injury then you are Much lower than you claim Barr to be. Are you related to Greg Williams?

  77. For all the Bills fans talking about breaking their 18 year old playoff drought – that’s just the Labatt’s Blue talking. With a guaranteed loss vs the Patriots coming this week, the only place they’ll see the playoffs from is their living rooms.

  78. Not saying the Ravens will be in the super bowl, but they will win a game in the playoffs, and if they are the last team in I believe they will play the Jags first. Don’t be deluded by what happened in London. The ravens are a different team now. The smart Jags fans are pulling fore the Bills or Chargers to be the last team in – or for the Titans to slip down.

  79. the 49ers are the best of the teams with the worst records. They could easily be playoff contenders if their offense was so awful under Brian Hoyer. They lost a bunch of games by less than a touchdown that they could have won.

  80. Same teams keep winning the Superbowl in the modern era.

    Since the turn of the millennium…..

    Patriots-5
    Ravens-2
    Steelers-2
    Giants-2
    Saints, Colts, Seahawks, Packers, Bucs, all have one but where in the playoffs many times.

    I feel this year will be more of the same. So you can eliminate Jags, Bills, Titans, and Rams from your superbowl predictions. Sorry guys.

  81. Footballfanz says:
    December 19, 2017 at 11:10 am

    Little brother didn’t chokee, the NFL handed the patriots yet another win. Super Bowls should have been given back, one year suspensions dolled out, let alone the refs helping all these years. patriots had TWO penalties for FOUR yards…… that’s just ridiculous. Gronk can be called on offensive pass interference at least 50% of plays, let alone a random hold or something in there. Brown went down early as well, so ‘little brother’ was playing with a major handicap.

    ————————————–

    You realize the Patriots were playing this game without Edelman, Hogan, Hightower, Van Noy, Cannon, Branch, Burkhead and Bennett… right?

  82. shlort says:
    December 19, 2017 at 1:22 pm
    How many weeks will it take for Vikings fans fear of the Packers to subside? Packers are no longer in contention for a playoff spot. Vikings are in the playoffs. No need to be scared that green bay is going to somehow change any of that. The only thing you Vikings fans have to worry about is Packers players exacting a little revenge and knocking your quarterbacks out for the season and post season. I know you are all afraid of something like that happening. Would be pretty awesome if you ask me. I can’t wait until the Vikings exit the playoffs after their first game. Fluke year for a garbage team and no competition in the division, Barr made sure of that.

    ***
    I can’t tell you how much humor is found in your post. For starters, you’re completely delusional. One of the things you absolutely cannot do with someone who is delusional is try to convince them their delusions aren’t real. So I won’t even start. You seem like the type of person who’d vehemently believe 2+2=5 if you read it on infowars.

  83. lol So 11-3 isn’t winning? I’m not whinning, I just think it’s stupid how people judge an entire team by the QB.

    ———————————

    You would think Vikings fans would understand the difference between regular season wins and playoff wins by now. No one’s judging your whole team based on your QB, but everyone is kind of wait and see until they see you win some playoff games, and yeah your no-name QB has a lot to do with it. That’s the way it is. I’ve been watching football for three decades. I’m not saying the Vikings won’t win the Super Bowl, but I’m not exactly penciling them in either. Spending the entire regular season yelling “respect us” is sad. When you win, you will be respected. Until then, you are being given your due. You just don’t like it.

  84. weeteblog says:

    elmerbrownelmerbrown says:

    Iggles are 7
    ————————–
    I think you mean 5-0 in the division.

    **********************************
    I think he means 0-2, that’s their SB record……or the one I like better, 57, which is the years since they last won anything of significance.

    ————————————-

    And the last time the Cowboys were in a Super Bowl, people were playing 16 bit Madden on the Super Nintendo.

  85. Tom Brady yelling at Steelers fans as he’s leaving the field the other night: “How do you like that huh?” LMAO.

    As if we needed any more reasons to love the Greatest of all Time.

    🙂

  86. Cowboys fans are funny, you’d think it was last year they won the super bowl but what has it been? 20-25 years? Only way you’ll see them win again is if you have a VHS recording & a tape player, losers

  87. Montana NEVER lost a SB
    —————–

    He also only made it to 4.

    I’d take 5-2 over 4-0 any day. So would Joe.

    _____________________
    Agreed, all that means is that Montana lost 3 more times before he got there. Are people really so stupid that they don’t understand that. Tony Romo never lost a Super Bowl either.

  88. triptomlin says:
    December 20, 2017 at 11:56 am
    Montana NEVER lost a SB
    —————–

    He also only made it to 4.

    I’d take 5-2 over 4-0 any day. So would Joe.


    So would anyone with a brain.

    It’s like saying 5 gold medals and 2 silvers is better than 4 gold medals and 0 silvers. Nothing about that statement isn’t factual.

  89. Montana had “The Drive”

    Brady has 50 of them.

    ——-

    Montana had “The Drive”. Brady had “the kicker”, obscure rules, and his defense making INTs in the endzone.

    Fixed that for you.

  90. jpaq68 says:
    December 19, 2017 at 3:22 pm
    For all the Bills fans talking about breaking their 18 year old playoff drought – that’s just the Labatt’s Blue talking. With a guaranteed loss vs the Patriots coming this week, the only place they’ll see the playoffs from is their living rooms.

    ——

    Bills fans have actually spent the week working out playoff scenarios where they lose to the Pats* and beat the Dolphins, as Bills fans tend to be realistic, or if anything, overly pessimistic.

    If the Bills win only one of their last two and finish 9-7, their playoff chances are actually better if its the Dolphins game they win, rather than the Pats* game.

    9-7 is realistic playoff record. They need help, but a loss to the Pats* hardly sinks them.

  91. bigblue431 says:
    December 19, 2017 at 5:32 pm
    Usually intolerable Seahawks bandwagon fans are unusually silent

    ****************
    Seahawks got whaled upon at home in embarrassing fashion. What is there to say? I’m still here reading, and know it would sound ludicrous to say they were somehow being underappreciated or disrespected. In fact, I don’t make those comments at any time, win or lose.

    What I see is Seahawks fans, being humble and knowledgable, remaining quiet when there is nothing to say. At the same time, I see 120+ comments from 20 other fanbases, whining about where some idiot placed their team in an arbitrary and ill-considered hierarchy of undefined “power.”

    But yeah, go ahead with your assumption. New Yorkers are not obnoxious! It is those Seattlites who give Americans a bad name!

  92. I think I speak on behalf of most Eagles fans when I say that we would love to play the Cowboys in the playoffs! Much rather face them in the divisional round than a team like the Saints, Falcons or Panthers. Honestly though, the only team that worries me is the Vikings. I honestly don’t think they can be beat at home. Securing home field is the Eagles only chance.

    Career “road” playoff records of QBs the Eagles may face…
    Brees 1-4
    Newton 0-1
    Ryan 0-2
    Stafford 0-3
    Wilson 2-3 (he still scares me, but I don’t think they’ll get in)
    Keenum N/A
    Goff N/A
    Prescott N/A

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