The Reality Check Week 15 NFL Power Rankings

December 13, 2012 | Glenn Clark

Ryan Chell’s Rankings…

32. Arizona Cardinals (4-9); LW-30

They were the star of a comedy Sunday vs Seattle…

31. Oakland Raiders (3-10); LW-32

One of the worst teams in the league on a short week…

30. Kansas City Chiefs (2-11); LW-29

They are still trotting Brady Quinn out there…

29. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-11); LW-27

The old Chad Henne came out to play…

28. Tennessee Titans (4-9); LW-24

Would be a playoff team with a QB…

27. Carolina Panthers (4-9); LW-28

You knew they were winning that game against Atlanta…

26. Philadelphia Eagles (4-9); LW-31

Nick Foles had an encouraging start vs. Tampa Bay. But Bryce Brown hitting a bump?

25. Buffalo Bills (5-8); LW-22

Got their eighth loss. Fred Jackson’s out for the year. Stick a fork in them…(if you haven’t already)

24. St. Louis Rams (6-6-1); LW-21

I can’t wait to see this team next year with Jeff Fisher.

23. New York Jets (6-7); LW-26

Apparently still alive.

22. Cleveland Browns (5-8); LW-25

2nd half surge might be enough to save Shurmur’s job?

21. Detroit Lions (4-9); LW-20

Not a lot of teams win in Green Bay…

20. San Diego Chargers (5-8); LW-23

They would beat the Steelers with Ben Roethlisberger. That’s what the Chargers do…

19. Miami Dolphins (5-8); LW-19

Another team you can probably write off this week…

18. New Orleans Saints (5-8); LW-18

Drew Brees, in the spirit of the holidays, has been giving out a lot of football as of late…mostly to the other teams’ defense.

17. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-7); LW-16

Doug Martin has hit the rookie wall…

16. Dallas Cowboys (7-6); LW-17

Big win on the road in Cincy…

15. Minnesota Vikings (7-6); LW-15

Big win over the Bears…a season-saving win.

14. Cincinnati Bengals (7-6); LW-12

Next week’s game against PIT is going to be huge. Will decide 2nd team to go to playoffs out of AFC North.

13. Pittsburgh Steelers (7-6); LW-10

Do you give the ball back to Charlie Batch now? (giggles)

12. Washington Redskins (7-6); LW-14

Better pump RGIII with the same substances they pump into race horses.

11. Seattle Seahawks (8-5); LW-13

Had NO idea Russell Wilson has been THAT good this season…

10. Baltimore Ravens (9-4); LW-8

Firing their offensive coordinator with a difficult three-game stretch to end the year, and then promoting someone to his position who’s never done it before? Okay…

9. New York Giants (8-5); LW-11

I think they get back on the right track…

8. Chicago Bears (8-5); LW-7

Brian Urlacher’s injury=Adrian Peterson running all over them.

7. Indianapolis Colts (9-4); LW-9

Something about these misfits doesn’t seem right, but they keep winning…

6. San Francisco 49ers (9-3-1); LW-7

5-1 at home…

5. Green Bay Packers (9-4); LW-5

Getting guys back…

4. Denver Broncos (10-3); LW-4

I think a win over the Ravens ties the knot on the “elite team?” query…

3. Atlanta Falcons (11-2); LW-2

Matt Ryan has had an awful second half.

2. Houston Texans (11-2); LW-1

Can’t afford to lose one more game…otherwise, the wheels might come off in the playoffs.

1. New England Patriots (10-3); LW-3

Made Houston look like, in the words of Mike Polk, “A Division III high school team.”

Flexing my mic muscles since 1983…