NFL Power Rankings, Week 17: Eagles rise, Seahawks fall, Titans stay put
Recap: It was evident that the Panthers have mailed it in with nothing to play for. Carolina fell behind 21-3 in the first half against Indianapolis and scored just one field goal in the final 30 minutes en route to a 38-6 blowout loss.
Outlook: With the Panthers insisting on getting a look at Will Grier in Week 16, it’s clear that the quarterback position is anything but settled going into 2020. After what we’ve seen in the second half of the season, there’s a real chance the Panthers hold on to Cam Newton for one more run with a new head coach. The Panthers finish off 2019 at home against the Saints.
Recap: Despite getting a rare clean game from Philip Rivers, the Chargers’ offense wasn’t able to muster up much scoring in Week 16 against the Raiders, and ultimately Los Angeles fell to Oakland 24-17, ensuring the Chargers would get swept by their division rivals in 2019.
Outlook: In what is a messy and wide open AFC Wild Card race, one can only wonder what could have been if the Chargers played just a bit better this season. All that doesn’t matter now, as the Chargers have been eliminated for some time now and are looking at a future full of questions. The Chargers will see their season end after a Week 17 matchup with the Chiefs.