Week 16 of the 2019 NFL season is here, and there has been another twist on the league’s power structure. Last week it looked like it would make its way to the window late Sunday afternoon and the night game was about to turn things around in a hurry.
With only two more games left for each team, there is room for several more changes before the regular season ends and the playoffs begin. The latest upheavals have destroyed things at the top and created more confused waists.
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Without further race, here’s how all teams stack up from No. 1 to No. 32 in the eyes of Sporting News.
NFL power rankings
1. Baltimore Ravens, 12-2 (previous ranking: 1)
The Ravens crush the Jets in their last dominant win. They look like the clear favorites of the Super Bowl and can cement that status with the top seed of the AFC in Week 16 with the revenge of only one of their two losses.
2. Green Bay Packers, 11-3 (3)
The Packers have flexed their muscles with Aaron Jones and the current game as well as big-game defense all season. Somewhat quietly, he’s a strong contender with Aaron Rodgers, whom you know will deliver as a bigger player in the playoffs.
3. Kansas City Managers, 10-4 (6)
Leaders return to health in an unpleasant way and show how improved they are defensively. Patrick Mahomes is back in the groove, and they peak as a complete team in the perfect team. It’s better than last year’s version itself.
4. Seattle Seahawks, 11-3 (5)
The Seahawks won big and then lost big, so they went back to playing close games with their escape to Carolina. They don’t get a lot of style points, but the defense continues to get the keys. When Chris Carson’s run puts Russell Wilson’s downfield going so well, it’s hard to beat.
5. San Francisco 49ers, 11-3 (2)
The 49ers went into an offensive slump and were caught by the Falcons in a trap. With the key pieces missing in each level, their defense is not capable of shutting down opponents. However, they are still risky because they can win in any way.
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6. New Orleans Saints, 10-3 (4)
The Saints should prefer Sunday’s results because they hold the secretariat over the Seahawks and not the 49ers. With their section wrapped up, they can continue to focus on upgrading the playoff seeds. They will need to keep seven key defenses overrun on their defensive front seven to do so.
7. New England Patriots, 11-3 (7)
The patriots were slow at the gate in Cincinnati, as in most games, and their passage failed to light it. But New England got rolling with its current game, big game defense and special teams in a much needed win game before the key rematch with the Red Hot Bills.
8. Buffalo Bills, 10-4 (9)
The Bills dropped the most impressive win of their season with their defensive dominance over the Steelers in Pittsburgh. They show they can do all the big and small things to win playoff games, too.
9. Minnesota Vikings, 10-4 (8)
The Vikings could fall into a trap against the Chargers, but their defense eventually gave up enough games to lift the offense in a tough matchup. Minnesota suffered a tough break in the loss of Dalvin Cook, but is talented enough to take the division away from Green Bay.
10. Houston Texans, 9-5 (13)
The Texans’ defense ultimately helped the offense, allowing the team to control more action with Carlos Hyde and the current game. When Deshaun Watson is called upon to do all this, there are limitations. They restored their confidence with a well-rounded victory over the Titans.
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11. Dallas Cowboys, 7-7 (16)
The Cowboys went through the motions before the Rams game, but their defense concentrated on a sound that covered and countered to allow their offense to work at its balanced, explosive best, with Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard combining it. their role.
12. Tennessee Titans, 8-6 (10)
The Titans made enough mistakes to lose to the Texans and put a blow on their recent momentum with Ryan Tannehill. The defense frees up a lot of leaks to think that the second half will end up outside the playoffs.
13. Pittsburgh Steelers, 8-6 (12)
The Steelers survived the defense, a top-notch running game and some great passing games. But they play with fire every week with their limited firepower from an exhausted offense. They have to dig deep to score enough to avoid a late-season crash after all the hard work they have done to get back into the fight.
14. Los Angeles Rams, 8-6 (11)
The sticks are still a riddle. Just when they thought they had taken things persistently and had the opportunity to close with unpleasant defenses, they all fell to Dallas. Sean McVay did his best to find answers, but there aren’t enough of them with this overpriced staff.
15. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 7-7 (18)
What about Jameis Winston? Can we stop looking at the misconceptions and see his mental and physical stamina and stamina? He has the make-up to be the winner and the Bucs are finally on the verge of winning big with him (hopefully now) in 2020.
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16. Philadelphia Eagles, 7-7 (20)
The Eagles somehow found a way to earn the points needed to defeat the Giants and Redskins that same week. For their faith, they melt and sting things with a slow offense and an overwhelming defense.
17. Chicago Bears, 7-7 (14)
The Bears made Mitchell Trubisky the offense to wake up in the second half against the Packers, but there was still plenty on the table. There may be a Year 3 together for Matt Nagy and Trubisky, but this team can no longer rely on its defense to win.
18. Indianapolis Colts, 6-7 (19)
The Colts have had a difficult season with injuries and they, and not Andrew Luck’s retirement, are the real reasons why they are not competing for the AFC South Crown. Frank Reich’s team still have an outside shootout in a shutout, but one more loss and better luck next year.
19. Cleveland Browns, 6-8 (15)
What was that? The Browns traveled into the desert to play a poor defense and the offense once again left them with a malfunction everywhere when they didn’t give Nick Chubb the ball. Freddie Kitchens may get a snooze for this season, but we’re not sure why.
20. Oakland Raiders, 6-8 (17)
What was that? The Raiders were comfortable, 16-3 at halftime and were inspired by the final game in front of the Black Hole faithful. Then they found a way to wreak havoc on the distant Jaguars. Remember those good times 2 with Jon Gruden at the beginning of the season? Neither do we.
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21. Atlanta Falcons, 5-9 (25)
Dan Quinn has shown why the Falcons need him to hold him. He’s an underrated midfielder and obviously a good motivator for players in a time when he wasn’t going. You can bet it was sweet for him to beat former offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan’s team on the road.
22. Denver Broncos, 5-9 (21)
Drew Lock gave the Broncos some excitement to end the season, but the rookie had some real control on the Kansas City road. The Broncos defense is doing its best to keep it going, and Vic Fangio seems confident he’ll get another year as a coach.
23. Los Angeles Chargers, 5-9 (22)
The Chargers went from throwing the Jaguars on the road to heading home to the Vikings. This is the typical roller-coaster of a season in a nutshell. Anthony Lynn will have to survive as a coach, but they will have a tough call to make on Philip Rivers, who has become a turnover machine.
24. New York Jets, 5-9 (23)
The Jets were grounded and beaten by the Ravens to reflect their awesome road game this season. Their tough stretch continues to close the season with the Steelers and back-to-back bills. Adam Gase’s first year isn’t exactly a disaster, but it was dirty.
25. Jacksonville Jaguars, 5-9 (26)
The Jaguars found their fight earlier in the season after a temporary free fall. Instead of being completely absorbed in the Black Hole in Auckland, Gardner Minshew provided a spark into what is likely to be the end of the Doug Marrone era.
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26. Carolina Panthers, 5-9 (24)
Christian McCaffrey sealed his special season, reaching 2,000 meters from the scrimmage. There are other Panthers perceptions, namely D.J. Moore, but unfortunately, the QB situation and defense have moved away from the bright spots.
27. Arizona Cardinals, 4-9-1 (27)
Kyler Murray and Kliff Kingsbury have given the team several promises to move on, with help from Kenyan Drake’s new feature. The offseason priority will determine defense.
28. Detroit Lions, 3-10-1 (28)
The Lions have become an offensive shell without Matthew Stafford and with a revolving door running behind. But Matt Patricia’s defense was the biggest disappointment.
29. New York Giants, 3-11 (31)
The Giants once again had Eli Manning at home to get a much needed win that could not save Pat Shurmur. Taking into account the correct defense upgrades, they have promised a major recovery in 2020.
30. Washington Redskins, 3-11 (30)
The Redskins have fought hard with Bill Callahan and sister Adrian Peterson, who started in recent weeks, with Dwayne Haskins also showing good growth. Their next coach could turn things around in a hurry with the right help from the top floor, which is the biggest question mark.
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31. Miami Dolphins, 3-11 (29)
The Dolphins did their best with limited talent because of the fiery leaders Brian Flores and Ryan Fitzpatrick. But you can’t do much when you can’t run the ball well or play good defense.
32. Cincinnati Bengals, 1-13 (32)
The Bengals played better defense and made good use of Joe Mixon to get some positive results from Zac Taylor’s reign. The good news is that another Joe (Burrow) is on his way.