The Reality Check Week 17 NFL Power Rankings

December 27, 2012 | Glenn Clark

16. New Orleans Saints (17)

And they thought “Crazy Fumble Practice” would never pay off.

15. New York Giants (11)

Holy crap what happened here?

14. Chicago Bears (15)

Still in fairly decent shape.

13. Dallas Cowboys (9)

If it involves Tony Romo and a big game, you just sort of assume loss.

12. Minnesota Vikings (13)

I’m rooting for the record to fall but by no means assuming it.

11. Cincinnati Bengals (14)

Go ahead. Take the week off.

10. Indianapolis Colts (10)

Coach Pagano’s press conference was incredible. I’m getting this out of my system now in case there’s another Ravens/Colts week coming.

9. Baltimore Ravens (12)

Oh hey there again Super Bowl contenders.

8. San Francisco 49ers (2)


7. Washington Redskins (8)

But could still miss playoffs in a very imaginable scenario.

6. Houston Texans (5)

The team you suddenly WANT to face in the postseason…but might still miss a first round bye.

5. New England Patriots (6)

Not as crazy scary as you’d expect.

4. Seattle Seahawks (7)

3. Atlanta Falcons (4)

Not gonna play a meaningful game for three weeks.

2. Green Bay Packers (3)

So…is Ryan Grant for real?

1. Denver Broncos (1)

Best scenario involves them missing a first round bye. Ain’t happening, though.

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