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NFL Week 15 Power Rankings
by Pietro DiSante Jr,posted Dec 12 2012 10:53AM
We have played 14 weeks in the NFL season already and here is what we have learned: Peyton Manning and Tom Brady are the best in the NFL. Haha okay, we might have already known that, but it is clearly true. The Broncos and Patriots are both on a roll right now and if you asked me: on a collision course to meet each other in the AFC Championship Game. The Texans proved they might not be at their level right now, with a big loss in New England on Monday Night, but if they can get home field, it might be a different story playing the game in Houston. I am really excited for this final stretch!
Week 15 POWER RANKINGS:
1. Denver Broncos (10-3)
The Broncos keep winning. They have a big test in Baltimore this week. The Ravens are in a must-win scenario and M&T Bank Stadium is always a tough place to play at. A win this week will show why they have been in the #1 spot of my Power Rankings for over a month now.
2. New England Patriots (10-3)
I almost put the Patriots in 1A, but I will go with the #2 spot for now. The Patriots defense is looking better to me, which is a scary thought for the rest of the NFL. Odds of a Super Bowl without the Broncos or Patriots in it: 20%.
3. Green Bay Packers (9-4)
The Packers can wrap up the NFC North with a win in Chicago this week. I expect it to happen too. They are slowly getting healthy and should be at their strongest when the playoffs begin. Just like the Packers wanted....
4. New York Giants (8-5)
Does it look like I am expecting a Broncos-Patriots AFC Championship and a Packers-Giants NFC Championship? Yep. I think those are the four most consistant teams, who will get the job done come playoff time. Still, the Giants final three games are not easy. Could the Redskins slip by them in the NFC East?
5. San Francisco 49ers (9-3-1)
The only other NFC team I really feel can compete with the Packers and Giants are the 49ers. They have a great defense and the offense is starting to get better. A win in New England this Sunday Night could be a HUGE statement.
6. Seattle Seahawks (8-5)
Okay, defeating the Arizona Cardinals has become a weekly event in the NFL, but not the way Seattle did it last week. The Seahawks BEAT DOWN the Cardinals 58-0, including forcing 8 turnovers. Seattle looks better and better week after week.
7. Washington Redskins (7-6) What a win last week at FedEx Field! Hats off to RGIII and Kirk Cousins. Griffin seems to have escaped a serious injury too, which is great news for Redskins fans. They still have a strong shot at grabbing a playoff spot.
8. Atlanta Falcons (11-2)
Losing to the Panthers is bad, but the Falcons are still highly likely to grab the #1 seed in the NFC. They are a great home team, so I still expect them to have a final say in who goes to the Super Bowl in the NFC.
9. Houston Texans (11-2)
You can't win them all, but Houston needs to bounce back this week against the Colts. Despite having 11 wins, the Texans still have not wrapped up the AFC South. The last thing they need is the Colts beating them and moving one game closer to them.
10. Indianapolis Colts (9-4)
The best thing about the Colts win against the Titans was that Andrew Luck had a bad game. Yep, you read that right! It is good to see the Colts were able to get a team win, despite their star rookie quarterback struggling. They will have to play like that, plus have Luck play well, to win in the playoffs.
Week 15 kicks off tomorrow night with the Bengals at the Eagles. This is actually a big game, playoff-wise, as the Bengals attempt to get the #6 seed in the AFC. The Eagles finally got a win last week in Tampa Bay. Can they get one for their home crowd?