Week 15 power rankings

Posted Dec. 14, 2010 @ 10:48 a.m.
Posted By PFW staff

1. New England Patriots: Hard to believe this team lost to the Browns five weeks ago.

2. Atlanta Falcons: Good sign they didn't take bad team lightly at all.

3. Pittsburgh Steelers: Leave it to Troy Polamalu to lift slow-starting team.

4. New Orleans Saints: Three-headed run game quietly thrived once again.

5. Baltimore Ravens: Saints playing as well as any team they have faced.

6. Philadelphia Eagles: LeSean McCoy becoming one of league's better closers.

7. New York Giants: Short week to prepare for Eagles again.

8. New York Jets: Sanchez's first four games: 8 TDs, 0 INTs; last nine games: 8 TDs, 11 INTs.

9. Chicago Bears: Reality is, they're in better playoff position than when they entered week.

10. Green Bay Packers: Got to see just how valuable Aaron Rodgers is.

11. Jacksonville Jaguars: Where in the world did Jeremy Mincey come from?

12. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: How many more defensive losses can they sustain?

13. San Diego Chargers: For about the 13th time, we're saying that they're not dead yet.

14. Kansas City Chiefs: Brodie Croyle proved he should be a backup ... in the UFL.

15. Indianapolis Colts: Prevented first four-game losing streak since Mora's "playoffs?!"

16. Miami Dolphins: Henne was lesser of two QB evils in win over Jets.

17. Oakland Raiders: Have to throw into the endzone on final play.

18. St. Louis Rams: Steven Jackson fumble was a killer.

19. Minnesota Vikings: Stadium collapse just par for the course this season.

20. Seattle Seahawks: Is there a more manic-depressive team in the NFL?

21. Dallas Cowboys: Jay Ratliff starting to look dominant again.

22. Houston Texans: Have chance to improve self-esteem against Titans again.

23. Cleveland Browns: Never crossed midfield in the second half.

24. Washington Redskins: Finding new, creative ways to lose games, frustrate fans.

25. San Francisco 49ers: Like old days, Westbrook had 110 yards on 15 touches.

26. Tennessee Titans: Could Jeff Fisher really be fired?

27. Arizona Cardinals: Maybe Jay Feely can do some work out of the "Wildcat."

28. Buffalo Bills: Lee Evans' injury could open door for David Nelson.

29. Detroit Lions: Backups who were forced into lineup ended up playing big role in upset.

30. Denver Broncos: Running out of reasons why Kyle Orton should keep starting.

31. Cincinnati Bengals: Not out of the running for the No. 1 pick.

32. Carolina Panthers: Steve Smith on Clausen: "He ain't at Notre Dame anymore."