Week 15 NFL Power Rankings: Titans & Broncos rise, Texans & Patriots fall
By Will Lomas
22. L.A. Chargers
Maybe I didn’t give the Chargers enough credit, but man I did not expect them to just expose the Jaguars on national TV like that.
Philip Rivers has been under a lot of scrutiny lately but he didn’t even break a sweat cutting up the Jags defense with 314 yards and 3 TDs on 22 passes.
The real star of the show was Austin Ekeler who had 100+ yards rushing and receiving and who has been an absolute stud all season. He needs to be getting more attention and no matter what happens with the QB or OC in L.A., the goal needs to be to use Ekeler as a featured back in 2020.
Also, Joey Bosa got his 10th sack today, making it his third time in four years that he has finished with double digit sacks and the only reason he missed it last year was because he missed 9 games.
21. Cleveland Browns
It feels like the only teams that the Browns beat are the teams that want them to win. Baker Mayfield hasn’t been the transcendent player that he hinted at during the 2018 season and that is a great description of the team as a whole: built around misleading assumptions.
Offensively the team runs through Nick Chubb and Jarvis Landry, which will work going forward but all this stuff about Odell Beckham Jr. wanting out combined with his lack of production is such a let down.
Defensively they miss the between the whistles version of Myles Garrett, but Joe Schobert and the defensive tackles look good while the CBs are obviously very promising.
Can they go on a run to remind people why they were excited in the first place?