2012 POWER RANKINGS: WEEK 16
RANK TEAM / RECORD TRENDING COMMENTS
1
Broncos
11-3
Last Week: 2
Change: +1
9 wins in a row. Clearly, this team has grown into Super Bowl contenders.
2
Texans
12-2
Last Week: 3
Change: +1
What I like most about this team is the way they rebound from embarrassing losses.
3
Falcons
12-2
Last Week: 4
Change: +1
Critics were salivating at the mouth when ATL fell to Carolina. ATL is now laughing at all of their critics after they way they embarrassed the Giants. This team is LEGIT.
4
49ers
10-3-1
Last Week: 5
Change: +1
I was calling for Alex Smith to be the starter. I now stand corrected.
5
Patriots
10-4
Last Week: 1
Change: -4
The Patriots weakness creeped back up this week. Their SECONDARY. Think about some of the passing threats they will be facing in the playoffs.
6
Packers
10-4
Last Week: 6
Change: –
They continue to take care of business, in the midst of this injury bug.
7
Seahawks
9-5
Last Week: 11
Change: +4
Their defense already had my respect. Now their offense has earned it.
8
Colts
9-5
Last Week: 7
Change: -1
Well, at least we know the Texans-Colts rivalry is still in tact. But we also see that Houston is fully in charge.
9
Giants
8-6
Last Week: 8
Change: -1
I thought this would be a statement game for New York. It was, but not in a positive way.
10
Ravens
9-5
Last Week: 9
Change: -1
They were right for firing their O-Coordinator, because their play calling is sad.
11
Vikings
8-6
Last Week: 12
Change: +1
What they have accomplished, in spite of key injuries, is amazing. Adrian Peterson is a beast this season!.
12
Redskins
8-6
Last Week: 13
Change: +1
Winning is always good. Winning without RGIII shows that they are becoming a complete team.
13
Cowboys
8-6
Last Week: 15
Change: +2
I said it last week: It’s amazing how well a team can play once the owner shuts up, and lets them do their jobs.
14
Bears
8-6
Last Week: 10
Change: -4
This team has plummeted their way out of a playoff spot, and now have some serious questions to answer.
15
Bengals
8-6
Last Week: 15
Change: –
The Bengals continue to fly under the radar, and quietly keep themselves in the playoff hunt.
16
Steelers
7-7
Last Week: 16
Change: –
It’s weird to see a Pittsburgh defense being broken down from week to week.
17
Rams
6-7-1
Last Week: 17
Change: –
This team can’t just show up for the San Fran game. They have to learn how to put out that effort every week.
18
Saints
6-8
Last Week: 20
Change: +2
The Saints know their season is a lost cause, but you can still go out and prove that you own your division.
19
Dolphins
6-8
Last Week: 21
Change: +2
You can’t get too excited over a victory over Jacksonville, but they needed something to stop the bleeding.
20
Buccaneers
6-8
Last Week: 18
Change: -2
Coach Schiano has definitely changed the mood in Tampa. Now it’s time to focus on the future. This season is a wash.
21
Jets
6-8
Last Week: 19
Change: -2
This week’s announcement that Sanchez and Tebow will be benched says it all.
22
Panthers
5-9
Last Week: 26
Change: +4
A few plays here or there each week, and this team would’ve been in the playoff picture.
23
Lions
4-10
Last Week: 22
Change: -1
Now the question is if last season was a fluke, or is this team really headed in the right direction?
24
Browns
5-9
Last Week: 23
Change: -1
Losing to the Redskins isn’t the bad part. Losing to then with RGIII in street clothes is.
25
Chargers
5-9
Last Week: 24
Change: -1
Many of us have been saying it for years, but the season makes it clear that San Diego has been getting by with a weak division. Now that there is competition there (Denver), everything is crumbling.
26
Bills
5-9
Last Week: 25
Change: -1
They have some solid pieces on offense, time to get ready for the offseason and focus on defense.
27
Cardinals
5-9
Last Week: 28
Change: +1
Finally, the bleeding stops!
28
Titans
5-9
Last week: 29
Change: +1
If you can’t be a “contender”…be a “spoiler”.
29
Eagles
4-10
Last Week: 27
Change: -2
So basically, you’re telling me this team put things together just long enough to knock my Buccaneers out the playoffs?
30
Raiders
4-10
Last week: 30
Change: –
They got a win this week, but it came against arguably the worst team in the league.
31
Chiefs
2-12
Last week: 31
Change: –
Isn’t Coach Romeo supposed to be the defensive genius?
32
Jaguars
2-12
Last Week: 32

Change: –

Let’s look to next season. They need EVERYTHING.

STUDS OF THE WEEK: ATLANTA FALCONS. To go out there and silence your critics, against a good Giants team, in the fashion, was impressive.

DUDS OF THE WEEK: NEW YORK GIANTS. I thought this would be a game where New York made a serious statement…and they did. Just not in the way I expected. They didn’t even show up.

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