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NFL Power Rankings Week 15: AFC Sweet 'n Weak 16

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NFL Power Rankings Week 15: AFC Sweet 'n Weak 16

Dec 8, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) leaps into the arms of center Ryan Wendell (62) after he threw the winning touchdown pass during the fourth quarter of New England

Fourteen weeks are gone. Only three games remain before the playoffs start. Where did this season go? Many fans are tired of watching their teams play like garbage (me included). Give them a couple months and they can’t wait for 2014 to start (me included). Unfortunately, at that point, preseason games won’t begin for nearly a half-year. Better enjoy it while it lasts.

Each of the AFC No. 6 leaders had exciting finishes. Both of them came out on top. The Miami Dolphins and Baltimore Ravens distanced themselves from a Tennessee Titans team who blew a 21-10 lead against the Denver Broncos. These last three games could mean the difference between Mike Munchak seeing out the remainder of his contract that runs through 2014…or a new coaching staff for next season. Or maybe it’s too late to save his job.

Let’s take a look at some Week 15 NFL power rankings for the 2013-14 season. These rankings include all 16 playoff teams. They’re not a listing of each team’s playoff seeding. There’s minimal change from the previous week’s edition.

Week 15 NFL Power Rankings: AFC 1-16 (TW LW Team Record)

They Have the Hall of Fame Quarterbacks
01 01 Denver Broncos 11-2
02 02 New England Patriots 10-3

Defenses Could Provide Huge January Spark
03 03 Cincinnati Bengals 9-4
04 04 Kansas City Chiefs 10-3

If Needed, They Could’ve Won AFC South with a 7-9 Record
05 05 Indianapolis Colts 8-5

My Favorites for No. 6 Seed (In Order)
06 06 Baltimore Ravens 7-6
07 07 Miami Dolphins 7-6
08 08 San Diego Chargers 6-7

Huge Disappointments
09 09 Tennessee Titans 5-8
10 10 Pittsburgh Steelers 5-8

Who Cares. Playoffs Aren’t Happening
11 11 New York Jets 6-7

Will the Titans Finish Ahead of Them?
12 15 Jacksonville Jaguars 4-9

Yuck
13 12 Cleveland Browns 4-9
14 13 Oakland Raiders 4-9
15 14 Buffalo Bills 4-9

I’d Make Fun of ‘Em…But They’ll Probably Beat Tennessee
16 16 Houston Texans 2-11

Observations on next page.

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