2013 Week 16 NFL power rankings

Seahawks on top of Week 16 NFL power rankings

12/17/13 in NFL   |   ZacWassink   |   74 respect

Dec 15, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) gets past New York Giants defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins (99) during the game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY SportsThe San Diego Chargers made things interesting last Thursday night when it comes to seeding in the AFC Playoffs. Only the Kansas City Chiefs were interested in accepting the gift. There's no question which team remains as kings of all NFL power rankings.

Be ready to be super, Seattle.

2013 Week 16 NFL power rankings

32. Houston Texans (2-12): Texas football had a rough few days. Next season will be better, Houston.

31. Washington Redskins (3-11): I loved the play call at the end of the game. What does Washington have to lose, anyway?

30. Cleveland Browns (4-10): Words escape me, like winning escapes the Browns. There's no reason to believe Cleveland won't lose the team's final two games.

29. Oakland Raiders (4-10): It's another week where the Oakland defense leaves me speechless; and not at all in a good way.

28. Jacksonville Jaguars (4-10): Their overall record is obviously bad. 1-6 at home is absolutely unacceptable.

27. Tennessee Titans (5-9): Tennessee did well to rally in the fourth quarter against Arizona. That wasn't enough, though.

26. New York Giants (5-9): That was rather pitiful, Big Blue. You're not paying attention if you think Eli Manning is the big problem.

25. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-10): Look at that. The 2013 Bucs are back!

24. Buffalo Bills (5-9): E.J. Manuel and company learning how to pick up December wins means more than you may believe.

23. Atlanta Falcons (4-10): Atlanta could have given up on 2013 weeks ago. They instead are showing the fight of a side that's playing for a postseason berth.

22. Minnesota Vikings (4-9-1): Of course Matt Asiata went for three rushing touchdowns in a victory over the Eagles. I mean, what else did you expect?

21. New York Jets (6-8): It's not all bad for the Jets. They get to host the Browns on Sunday. That's a Christmas present for ya.

20. St. Louis Rams (6-8): The Rams pulled off one of the shockers of the week. 8-8 is still possible.

19. Pittsburgh Steelers (6-8): Take notes, Cleveland. This is how a team that isn't playoff bound closes things out.

18. Dallas Cowboys (7-7): Tony Romo earned himself headlines with those two picks, but he alone didn't blow a 23-point lead. The defense of the Cowboys was unable to stop a nosebleed in the second half.

17. Detroit Lions (7-7): Those three Matt Stafford interceptions absolutely hurt. Still, it's not every day that you lose due to a 61-yard field goal booted in the final minute of the game.

16. Green Bay Packers (7-6-1): There is still a chance that Aaron Rodgers could come back and save the 2013 Packers. Don't count them out yet.

15. Philadelphia Eagles (8-6): I ask again: Does anybody out there want to win the NFC East? Anybody?

14. San Diego Chargers (7-7): The Chargers waited about a month too late to earn such a road win. They're still in the playoff hunt, but they're going to need help.

13. Miami Dolphins (8-6): That three-point loss at home to Baltimore back in October stings a lot right now.

12. Baltimore Ravens (8-6): Your defending Super Bowl champs have won five of six. They could win the division let alone earn a playoff spot.

11. Cincinnati Bengals (9-5): The Bengals are perfect in Cincy in 2013, and they'll close the season out with two home games.

10. Chicago Bears (8-6): Turns out that the Browns were the perfect opponent for Jay Cutler to make a return.

9. Arizona Cardinals (9-5): Arizona isn't out of it just yet. All they have to do is beat Seattle and San Fran to remain alive; wait, what?

8. Indianapolis Colts (9-5): You won't be hosting the likes of the Texans next month, Indy.

7. New Orleans Saints (10-4): A win in Carolina would put that surprising loss to St. Louis out of memory.

6. New England Patriots (10-4): It's almost as if the Pats were missing somebody important on offense at Miami.

5. Kansas City Chiefs (11-3): Imagine if KC goes and wins the division. That could silence a lot of critics.

4. Denver Broncos (11-3): It's better for Denver to slip up now rather than later. That said, the Broncos are still two road wins away from having home field advantage.

3. San Francisco 49ers (10-4): San Fran doesn't have a playoff spot guaranteed yet. I did not think I would be typing that sentence at this stage of the season.

2. Carolina Panthers (10-4): A win over New Orleans would give the Panthers control of their division fate.

1. Seattle Seahawks (12-2): Seattle winning at MetLife Stadium. There's a good chance you'll see it again in February.

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12/17/13   |   Jess   |   34887 respect

Sure hope so.