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NFL Week 17 Power Rankings
by Pietro DiSante Jr,posted Dec 24 2012 11:33AM
Merry Christmas! Down to the final week in the 2012 NFL Season and our final Power Rankings. This week will be a little different, as I will evaluate my first Power Rankings from Week 1 and see how those teams' seasons ended up. Things change week to week in the NFL, so I am sure much has changed during the entire season. Let's see what we have!
WEEK 1 POWER RANKINGS REVIEW:
1. New England Patriots
The Patriots started the season at #1 and have barely left the Top 5, if ever. They still have a strong chance at winning the Super Bowl and even a BYE if Denver or Houston lose this week.
2. San Francisco 49ers
Okay, the 49ers looked bad last night, but they have still had a pretty strong season. A win on Sunday gives them another NFC West crown and a home game in the playoffs.
3. Baltimore Ravens
The Ravens at #3 seems a little high now, as they have had many ups and downs this season, but they could be getting on a roll at the right time of the season. AFC North winners once again, the Ravens have a chance.
4. Green Bay Packers
The Packers lost Week 1, but I still had them at #4 because I believe in them. Aaron Rodgers has used his discount double check to perfection this season. I still think they will end up in the Super Bowl.
5. Denver Broncos
Denver debuted at #5, but they have been #1 for almost the last 2 months. Peyton Manning is STILL the best in the game and he is proving it this season. People were not sure on Denver this year, but I was.
6. Chicago Bears
The Bears still have an outside chance at making the playoffs, but they have been a disapointment lately. Jay Cutler has not had a great season statistics-wise, but the Bears are still a good team.
7. Houston Texans
The Texans have been #1 in the AFC all season, and a win vs. the Colts on Sunday will give them the #1 seed in the AFC. To get to the Super Bowl, you have to go through Houston.
8. New York Jets
Okay, okay okay, this seems BAD. However, the Jets had just blown out the Bills, so it makes more sense now. 15 weeks later, the Jets might not even belong on a Power Rankings of the Top 32 teams in the NFL.
9. Atlanta Falcons
The Falcons debuted at #9 but slowly but surely kept rising up, including a brief stay at #1 in the rankings, but right now I really feel the NFC is down to the Falcons and Packers. Want to throw Seattle in the mix too? Okay, I am cool with that.
10. Pittsburgh Steelers
The Steelers are have been a disappointment no doubt, and they lost Week 1 in Denver, but I still felt they were going to have a good season. I was wrong.