The Reality Check Week 16 NFL Power Rankings

December 20, 2012 | Glenn Clark

Ryan Chell’s Rankings…

32. Kansas City Chiefs (2-12); LW-30

And all is normal with the world now…

31. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-12); LW-29

Don’t be surprised if you see a 904 area code pop up on your phone asking you to play RB or QB for the Jaguars…

30. Oakland Raiders (4-10); LW-31

Beating KC only gets you so much…

29. Arizona Cardinals (5-9); LW-32

Wait? Who told the Cardinals they were allowed to stop losing?

28. Philadelphia Eagles (4-10); LW-26

Why even throw McCoy back out there?

27. Tennessee Titans (5-9); LW-28

Jake Locker was so below average Monday night against the Jets that Rex Ryan might trade for him…

26. Buffalo Bills (5-9); LW-25

Chan Gailey might be the most clueless coach in the league.

25. New York Jets (6-8); LW-23

Thank God they’re done.

24. Carolina Panthers (5-9); LW-27

So…they’re trying to save Ron Rivera now?

23. Cleveland Browns (5-9); LW-22

Is Weeden the guy moving forward?

22. Detroit Lions (4-10); LW-21

They’ve lost six straight and are 0-5 in the division. And Jim Schwartz isn’t fired already?

21. San Diego Chargers (5-9); LW-20

Norv Turner could be the most sought-after fired candidate ever.

20. St. Louis Rams (6-7-1); LW-24

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

19. Miami Dolphins (6-8); LW-19

Wait till Tannehill develops.

18. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-8); LW-17

Something tells Greg Schiano is going to have a short coaching career in Tampa Bay…

17. New Orleans Saints (6-8); LW-18

Is this team different next year?

16. Pittsburgh Steelers (7-7); LW-13

Ben Roethlisberger and Todd Haley are fighting now? That only took 15 weeks more than what I thought it would…

15. Chicago Bears (8-6); LW-8

Brandon Marshall blowup is inevitable.

14. New York Giants (8-6); LW-9

The Ravens will either kick them while they’re down, or that loss to Atlanta motivates them.

13. Dallas Cowboys (8-6); LW-16

Instead of “How bout them Cowboys?”, it should be “Who the hell are these Cowboys?”

12. Cincinnati Bengals (8-6); LW-14

They’re a weird 5-2 on the road.

11. Baltimore Ravens (9-5); LW-10

Limping into the playoffs…

10. Minnesota Vikings (8-6); LW-15

Now, do they care more about Adrian Peterson getting the record or winning?

9. Indianapolis Colts (9-5); LW-7

Probably one and done in the playoffs due to Andrew Luck’s turnovers, but a great story nonetheless.

8. Washington Redskins (8-6); LW-14

So, for years of not having good winning quarterbacks, they now have two?

7. Seattle Seahawks (9-5); LW-11

They’re beating SF Sunday night. Watch.

6. Green Bay Packers (10-4); LW-5

Look at Aaron Rodgers making James Jones look good…

5. San Francisco 49ers (10-3-1); LW-6

Need to knock Seattle down a notch this weekend…

4. Atlanta Falcons (12-2); LW-3

Can clinch the top seed with a win on Saturday over the Lions…

3. Houston Texans (12-2); LW-2

JJ Watt this year has 84 plays where he has forced no or negative yards. Insane.

2. New England Patriots (10-4); LW-1

It’s a shame they didn’t start playing early enough against the 49ers…

1 Denver Broncos (11-3); LW-4

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

No one’s beating them at this point.

Flexing my mic muscles since 1983…