Tuesday, December 9, 2008

NFL Power Rankings: Post-Week 14 edition

Back for another week of ranking the NFL's teams, top-to-bottom, in a pro wrestling format. The Main Event teams are the best of the league, as you would imagine. The mid-card tier is for teams who aren't quite there, but show a fight and have potential. Then there are the jobbers, who really shouldn't even dress for the games anymore. Here is this week's 1-32 list. Enjoy.

Main Event
1| Titans (12-1) [2]: Tennessee moves back to #1 after the Giants fall to the Eagles.

2| Giants (11-2) [1]: The G-Men looked pitiful against the Iggles and have a tough road game against Dallas Sunday night. It seemed like they abandoned the running game when Jacobs went down and Eli wasn't himself.

3| Steelers (10-3) [4]: Huge 4th quarter rally leads to Steelers win over Cowpokes. They don't look pretty doing it, but Pittsburgh gets it done.

4| Panthers (10-3) [8]: Over 300 yards rushing? That's usually good enough to win and it was Monday night against the Bucs. Panthers claim first place in the South and control their own destiny for home-field throughout playoffs.

5| Colts (9-4) [5]: A few weeks ago, we were all writing off the Colts. But here they are, in the top five, marching toward the playoffs.

6| Buccaneers (9-4) [3]: Tough loss to Carolina, but still in good shape as we head down the stretch.

7| Ravens (9-4) [9]: Rookie coach? Rookie QB? No problem. Ravens defense is back.

8| Vikings (8-5) [11]: Minnesota cracks the top ten. Still not sure how solid of a team they are, but they're in first place right now and gearing up for the playoffs.

9| Falcons (8-5) [6]: The NFC South is maybe the toughest division in football and the Falcons, with a rookie QB and coach like the Ravens, are hanging in there.

10| Patriots (8-5) [12]: New England moves up two spots after Sunday's come-from-behind win.

Mid-Card
11| Cardinals (8-5) [13]
12| Dolphins (8-5) [15]
13| Broncos (8-5) [16]
14| Jets (8-5) [7]
15| Cowboys (8-5) [10]
16| Saints (7-6) [17]
17| Eagles (7-5-1) [18]
18| Bears (7-6) [19]
19| Redskins (7-6) [14]
20| Texans (6-7) [22]
21| Chargers (5-8) [24]
22| 49ers (5-8) [26]

Jobbers
23| Bills (6-7) [20]
24| Packers (5-8) [21]
25| Browns (4-9) [23]
26| Jaguars (4-9) [25]
27| Chiefs (2-11) [27]
28| Raiders (3-10) [28]
29| Seahawks (2-11) [29]
30| Bengals (1-11-1) [30]
31| Rams (2-11) [31]
32| Lions (0-13) [32]

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