The Reality Check Week 16 NFL Power Rankings

December 22, 2011 | Glenn Clark

16. Seattle Seahawks (LW:  18)

If they had a real quarterback they might be NFC title contenders.

15. Cincinnati Bengals (LW:  17)

If AJ Green isn’t effected by this injury, they could be a real threat.

14. New York Giants (LW:  11)

It’s not his fault AT ALL, but I still can’t fathom the Eli Manning MVP conversation.

13. New York Jets (LW:  9)

Kevin Van Valkenburg predicted Peyton Manning would end up playing at MetLife Stadium next year. He may have been on to something.

12. Dallas Cowboys (LW:  12)

They still have a tough trip to the Meadowlands ahead to win the NFC East.

11. Denver Broncos (LW:  8)

Sad Tebow?

10. Detroit Lions (LW:  13)

I bet it’s fun to have Calvin Johnson on your team.

9. Atlanta Falcons (LW:  10)

They’re going to be dangerous.

8. San Diego Chargers (LW:  15)

They WOULD be even more dangerous if they could get in.

7. Houston Texans (LW:  6)

With no Matt Schaub or Andre Johnson, there was no way they could just keep winning.

6. Pittsburgh Steelers (LW:  5)

They need a healthy Ben Roethlisberger.

5. Baltimore Ravens (LW:  3)

So…I guess we just pretend that didn’t happen until we see how they play moving forward?

4. New England Patriots (LW:  4)

Road to the AFC title runs through Foxborough I guess.

3. San Francisco 49ers (LW:  7)

Was a hell of an effort Monday Night.

2. New Orleans Saints (LW:  2)

Really worried about their defense?

1. Green Bay Packers (LW:  1)

The Bryan Bulaga injury is a MAJOR factor.