“The Reality Check” Final Regular Season NFL Power Rankings

January 01, 2014 | Glenn Clark

Ryan Chell’s Rankings…

32. Houston Texans (2-14; LW-32)

Have their head coach. Which means they’ll need a QB.

31. Washington Redskins (3-13; LW-31)

Mike Shanahan might be the happiest person to ever get fired.

30. Oakland Raiders (4-12; LW-30)

Dennis Allen almost got fired during the season. How is he still there?

29. Atlanta Falcons (4-12; LW-28)

Good on Arthur Blank to commit to Mike Smith…

28. Cleveland Browns (4-12; LW-27)

And so it begins again.

27. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-12; LW-26)

Lovie Smith is not the answer here.

26. Jacksonville Jaguars (4-12; LW-25)

So many needs.

25. Minnesota Vikings (5-10-1; LW-29)

Josh Freeman got two coaches fired.

24. Buffalo Bills (6-10; LW-24)

Will be interesting to see an entire season with EJ Manuel at QB…

23. Tennessee Titans (6-10; LW-23)

They’re going to give Mike Munchak and Jake Locker another chance…

22. New York Giants (7-9, LW-22)

Tom Coughlin’s last year coaching will be next season. No matter what the result.

21. New York Jets (8-8; LW-21)

Made the right decision to retain Rex Ryan.

20. Detroit Lions (7-9; LW-20)

The most intriguing NFL vacancy…

19. St. Louis Rams (7-9; LW-19)

Should trade that #2 pick…

18. Pittsburgh Steelers (8-8; LW-18)

Thank God they didn’t get in…

17. Miami Dolphins (8-8; LW-14)

A lot of interesting stories going into the off-season.

16. Baltimore Ravens (8-8; LW-13)

Just not a very good team. Choked when everything went their way too.

15. Dallas Cowboys (8-8; LW-17)

Kyle Orton Romo’d.

14. Chicago Bears (8-8; LW-14)

Have to figure out what’s wrong with their QB and their defense.

13. San Diego Chargers (9-7; LW-16)

Should have been sitting at home…

12. Green Bay Packers (8-7-1; LW-15)

It’s nice to have Aaron Rodgers back…

11.Arizona Cardinals (10-6; LW-8)

Bruce Arians should be a serious Coach of the Year candidate…

10 Indianapolis Colts (11-5; LW-11)

Don’t have enough weapons to win in the playoffs…

9.  Cincinnati Bengals (11-5); LW-10

Is Andy Dalton’s season looking a lot like Joe Flacco’s from a year ago?

8. New Orleans Saints (11-5; LW-7)

Sean Payton and Drew Brees have yet to win a road playoff game together.

7. Philadelphia Eagles (10-6; LW-9)

Nick Foles is going to have an easy time with the Saints defense this weekend. And their pass rush will give Drew Brees a hard time.

6. Kansas City Chiefs (11-5; LW-6)

Their backups almost beat San Diego…

5. San Francisco 49ers (12-4; LW-5)

A team worthy of a bye playing on Wild-Card weekend…

4. New England Patriots (12-4, LW-4)

Might be Tom Brady’s best work yet…

3. Carolina Panthers (12-4; LW-3)

This team is very similar to the Buccaneers team that won the Super Bowl…

2. Denver Broncos (13-3; LW-2)

Somehow, I don’t see them in the Super Bowl.

1. Seattle Seahawks (13-3; LW-1)

Playing every game moving forward at home. Until the Super Bowl. In New York.

Flexing my mic muscles since 1983…

-G

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