“The Reality Check” Final Regular Season Power Rankings

January 02, 2013 | Glenn Clark

Ryan Chell’s Rankings…

32. Kansas City Chiefs (2-14); LW-32

When ownership went to Romeo Crennel’s office to fire him, he had already emptied it out on his own.

31. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-14); LW-31

What do you do here?

30. Oakland Raiders (4-11); LW-30

So, you fire Dennis Allen’s staff, but not Dennis Allen?

29. Arizona Cardinals (5-11); LW-29

Ken Whisenhunt out. And now they’ll lose Andy Reid to KC.

28. Philadelphia Eagles (4-12); LW-28

They mailed it in against the Giants. Thanks for all you did Andy.

27. Detroit Lions (4-12); LW-27

They lost eight straight to end the year…

26. Tennessee Titans (6-10); LW-26

Mike Munchak need Jake Locker to progress this season.

25. New York Jets (6-10); LW-24

The light now shines on old Rex…

24. Cleveland Browns (5-11); LW-23

Firing Shurmur sets them back. If they give up on Weeden, then the cycle really starts over.

23. Buffalo Bills (6-10); LW-25

Chip Kelly would be a great fit here.

22. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-9); LW-20

Have a lot to build on.

21. Carolina Panthers (7-9); LW-22

Ron Rivera probably keeps his job.

20. San Diego Chargers (7-9); LW-21

Any truth to the rumor that Norv Turner was carried off the field by his players after beating the Raiders like in RUDY?

19. Miami Dolphins (7-9); LW-18

Need to make a few moves in the off-season to compete. Only a few though. Like a big time WR.

18. St. Louis Rams (7-8-1); LW-19

Have so much cap tied up in a few players…

17. Pittsburgh Steelers (7-8); LW-17

Boo hoo.

16. New Orleans Saints (7-9); LW-16

Pete Carmichael is interviewing for the Bears job.

15. Dallas Cowboys (8-8); LW-13

Tony Romo throws interceptions. The Cowboys should do what he doesn’t-and throw him away.

14. Chicago Bears (10-6); LW-14

So, Lovie Smith goes 10-6 and gets fired-while Rex Ryan goes 6-10 and keeps his job?

13. New York Giants (9-7); LW-15

There’s always next year, Eli.

12. Minnesota Vikings (10-6); LW-12

Adrian Peterson came less than 10 yards short of breaking the single season rushing record.

11. Cincinnati Bengals (10-6); LW-11

Keep throwing to AJ Green…

10. Indianapolis Colts (11-5); LW-10

Really wish they were in the NFC at this point…

9. Baltimore Ravens (10-6); LW-9

They win one and then, they’re done.

8. Washington Redskins (10-6); LW-8

Now we’ll see if RGIII is an elite playoff quarterback.

7. Houston Texans (12-4); LW-5

Have not been the same since Brian Cushing’s injury. I could very well see them being upset by the Bengals.

6. Atlanta Falcons (13-3); LW-4

Why they played their starters for that length of time Sunday-and getting John Abraham and Dunta Robinson hurt in the first place-is beyond me.

5.  San Francisco 49ers (11-4-1); LW-7

Think Aldon Smith doesn’t miss his fellow Smith in Justin?

4. Seattle Seahawks (11-5); LW-6

Nearly stubbed their toe in the last game of the year against the Rams…

3. Green Bay Packers (11-5); LW-3

Were they just trying to play the Vikings again in the playoffs?

2. New England Patriots (12-4); LW-2

Only team that can beat Denver at this point…

1 Denver Broncos (13-3); LW-1

Last week, I said the AFC Title goes through Denver. I think the Lombardi Trophy goes there too.

Flexing my mic muscles since 1983…