The Depth Chart: 2013 NFL Week 15 Power Rankings

December 10th, 2013 - 6:19 pm

Here’s a look at my NFL power rankings for Week 15 of the 2013 season.

RANK. TEAM NAME (PREVIOUS RANK)(RECORD)

  1. Denver Broncos (1)(11-2) — Took out the Titans to remain top dog.
  2. Seattle Seahawks (2)(11-2) — Still the NFL’s second best team despite close loss to Niners.
  3. New England Patriots (3)(10-3) — A third-straight comeback win, but loss of Gronk will be tough.
  4. New Orleans Saints (5)(10-3) — Pummeled the Panthers this week to remain top dog in division.
  5. Kansas City Chiefs (6)(10-3) — Destroyed a hapless Redskins squad.
  6. San Francisco 49ers (7)(9-4) — Edged the Seahawks at home in a big divisional battle.
  7. Carolina Panthers (4)(9-4) — Didn’t have enough firepower to keep up with the Saints.
  8. Philadelphia Eagles (8)(8-5) — Took down the Lions – with a little help from the Lions’ foolishness.
  9. Cincinnati Bengals (9)(9-4) — Took care of the spiraling Colts in convincing fashion.
  10. Arizona Cardinals (13)(8-5) — Rams were no match for this Cardinals bunch at home.
  11. Indianapolis Colts (11)(8-5) — Still sitting pretty at 8-5 despite big struggles in recent weeks.
  12. Detroit Lions (12)(7-6) — Continue to find ways to shoot themselves in the foot and lose games.
  13. Chicago Bears (17)(7-6) — Offense was nearly perfect Monday night in dismantling the Cowboys.
  14. Baltimore Ravens (15)(7-6) — Hung on to beat the Vikings by a field goal.
  15. Dallas Cowboys (10)(7-6) — Poor defensive effort versus Bears gave the offense no shot.
  16. San Diego Chargers (18)(6-7) — Dominating victory over the Giants.
  17. Miami Dolphins (16)(7-6) — Took down an inferior Steelers team.
  18. Green Bay Packers (22)(6-6-1) — Made a nice comeback over the visiting Falcons to stay in the NFC North race.
  19. St. Louis Rams (14)(5-8) — Didn’t have what it took to keep up with the Cardinals.
  20. New York Giants (19)(5-8) — Any hope of a miracle turnaround season erased with a big loss to the Chargers.
  21. Tennessee Titans (20)(5-8) — No match for the Broncos.
  22. New York Jets (24)(6-7) — Finally got a victory with some offensive help against the Raiders.
  23. Pittsburgh Steelers (21)(5-8) — Fell to the Dolphins.
  24. Minnesota Vikings (23)(3-9-1) — Lost a tough one to the Ravens and lost Adrian Peterson to a foot injury.
  25. Cleveland Browns (26)(4-9) — Nearly pulled off an upset over the Patriots but couldn’t hold on.
  26. Washington Redskins (25)(3-10) — There’s dissension amongst the ranks in Washington as they drop another game.
  27. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (29)(4-9) — Nice victory over a struggling Bills club.
  28. Atlanta Falcons (27)(3-10) — Had a big lead but couldn’t hold on against the Packers in Green Bay.
  29. Buffalo Bills (28)(4-9) — No match for the Buccaneers.
  30. Jacksonville Jaguars (31)(4-9) — Jaguars continue to climb with surprising wins.
  31. Oakland Raiders (30)(4-9) — Fell to the Jets by 10.
  32. Houston Texans (32)(2-11) — Struggles continue with a loss to the Jaguars.