Well that’s a wrap folks. The final week of the season has come to a close and the final installment of Power Rankings is here for your pleasure. As always if you think you can do better; leave your own rankings in the comments below.
1. Denver Broncos (13-3). The best team in Football. There. I said it.
2. Atlanta Falcons (13-3). Who cares about the regular season, let’s see what they can do come January. Truth.
3. New England Patriots (12-4). From three seed to bye week. The Pats are just the luckiest team in the history of sports.
4. Seattle Seahawks (11-5). The Seahawks are the most dangerous home team in sports. Can they win on the road?
5. San Francisco 49ers (11-4-1). Niners use the tie to claim a bye week. Ugh.
6. Green Bay Packers (11-5). No shame in losing to the Vikings when AP was on a mission. I think they’ll bounce back next week.
7. Indianapolis Colts (11-5). Looks like Baltimore and Indianapolis once again.
8. Houston Texans (12-4). Houston is riding off the rails. From #1 seed to bye week after thought. They’ll have their hands full with a young hungry Cincinnati defense.
9. Washington Redskins (10-6). The Skins could be the most underrated unit heading into the post season. Tough break drawing the red hot Seahawks.
10. Cincinnati Bengals (10-6). Back to back playoff appearances in over 20 years. Maybe the Browns have finally got the right idea.
11. Minnesota Vikings (10-6). Desperately clinging to that six seed.
12. Baltimore Ravens (10-6). Ravens might be the dark horse team of the playoff field. They need some serious Mojo to get past Luck and then Brady/Manning.
13. Chicago Bears (10-6). Bears got equationed out of the playoffs.
14. New York Giants (9-7). From Champs to Chumps.
15. Dallas Cowboys (8-8). At least they can say their season went down to the wire. That said, Romo has to go.
16. Pittsburgh Steelers (8-8). And thus ended the Steelers. No mourning was noted.
17. St. Louis Rams (7-8-1). Rams finished weak and hope for a rapid rebuild in Fisher’s second full season.
18. Miami Dolphins (7-9). The Dolphins still need a lot of work to contend.
19. New Orleans Saints (7-9). Roger Goodell may have to watch the Super Bowl offsite. He is not welcome in New Orleans.
20. San Diego Chargers (7-9). The Norv Turner Experience has mercifully come to an end.
21. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-9). Freeman simply needs to play better next season.
22. Carolina Panthers (7-9). What is 2013 going to bring for Cam Newton?
23. New York Jets (6-10). That Rex saved his job is nothing sort of miraculous.
24. Buffalo Bills (6-10). Another frustrating season for the Buffalo Bills.
25. Tennessee Titans (6-10). It’s really hard to write something each week for awful teams.
26. Cleveland Browns (5-11). A shuffling of the deck once again for the Cleveland Browns.
27. Arizona Cardinals (5-11). See Titans, Tennessee.
28. Oakland Raiders (4-12). Carson Palmer may have done more to doom this franchise than Al Davis did in the last ten years of his life.
29. Detroit Lions (4-12). Detroit was going in a great direction, hopefully this season is just an aberation.
30. Philadelphia Eagles (4-12). Reid is officially gone, and so is Vick in all likelihood, where the Eagles go from here is anyone’s guess.
31. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-14). Good call Tagliabue, good call.
32. Kansas City Chiefs (2-14). The Chiefs need a lot of help. The first step should be firing Scott Pioli.