The Reality Check Week 17 NFL Power Rankings

December 28, 2011 | Glenn Clark


16. New York Jets (LW:  13)

Let the Peyton Manning rumors begin.

15. Tennessee Titans (LW:  19)

Still alive. Sorta.

14. Denver Broncos (LW:  11)

Suddenly the team EVERYONE wants to face in the postseason.

13. Dallas Cowboys (LW:  12)

Wouldn’t stun me to see them win at MetLife Stadium. Would stun me to see them win in the postseason.

12. Oakland Raiders (LW:  17)

Suddenly the team no one wants to play in the playoffs.

11. Houston Texans (LW:  7)

Do you REALLY start thinking about Jake Delhomme or Jeff Garcia?

10. Atlanta Falcons (LW:  9)

Hard to still think of them as any sort of “sleeper.”

9. Cincinnati Bengals (LW:  15)

I hope AJ Green isn’t much healthier.

8. New York Giants (LW:  14)

I’ll assume they win, but I still don’t think much of them.

7. Detroit Lions (LW:  10)

Looking more and more dangerous each week.

6. Pittsburgh Steelers (LW:  6)

Even Charlie Batch can beat St. Louis.

5. Baltimore Ravens (LW:  5)

Injuries are a MAJOR concern.

4. San Francisco 49ers (LW:  3)

That was an impressive win.

3. New England Patriots (LW:  4)

I don’t care about their defense.

2. New Orleans Saints (LW:  2)

Going to SF and GB in back to back weeks is potentially quite daunting.

1. Green Bay Packers (LW:  1)

Aaron Rodgers could throw 5 TD’s every week.