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TNT NFL power rankings — Week 14

Post by Eric Williams on Dec. 11, 2010 at 9:16 am with 21 Comments »
December 11, 2010 9:16 am

Here are our NFL ranking for Week 14. I moved the Seattle Seahawks up two spots to No. 18 this week.

Don Banks of Sports Illustrated has Seattle ranked No 21 overall.

Pete Prisco of CBS Sports puts Seattle at No. 23 overall.

The Seahawks are ranked 20th in ESPN’s power rankings.

Adam Caplan of Fox Sports ranks Seattle No. 20 overall.

1. Atlanta (1) (10-2): Falcons are the least penalized team in the NFL with 60 penalties.

2. New England (3) (10-2): After cruising past the Jets, Pats face another tough test on the road at Chicago.

3. Pittsburgh (4) (9-3): Ben Roethlisberger’s broken nose won’t keep him out of this week’s game against the Bengals.

4. N.Y. Jets (2) (9-3): Jets look to rebound from crushing defeat against New England last week with home against Miami.

5. New Orleans (6) (9-3): Saints have won five straight.

6. Green Bay (7) (8-4): Packers’ defense holding teams to a league-low 15.2 points a game.

7. Baltimore (5) (8-4): The Ravens have talent on offense, but lack consistency.

8. Chicago (8) (9-3): The Bears are not as good as their record indicates.

9. Philadelphia (9) (8-4): Eagles averaging a league-best 400.7 yards a game on offense.

10. N.Y. Giants (10) (8-4): Giants are 9-1 when Brandon Jacobs rushes for at least 100 yards.

11. Kansas City (13) (8-4):
Chiefs will lean on reserve QB Brodie Croyle, 0-9 as a starter, with Matt Cassel out after undergoing an appendectomy.

12. Indianapolis (14) (7-6):
Peyton Manning returned to his old ways in Colts win at Tennessee on Thursday.

13. Jacksonville (15) (7-5): Jags look to hold onto AFC South division lead with home tilt against Oakland.

14. Tampa Bay (11) (7-5): RB LeGarrette Blount reviving his career with Bucs – 599 yards and five TDs.

15. San Diego (12) (6-6): Chargers’ postseason hopes hang in the balance today against AFC West division leader Kansas City.

16. St. Louis (17) (6-6):
Rookie QB Sam Bradford continues to impress without a true No. 1 receiver.

17. Oakland (18) (6-6): RB Darren McFadden is third in the NFL with 122.1 yards from scrimmage per game.

18. Seattle (20) (6-6): Return of DT Colin Cole should improve run defense.

19. Miami (16) (6-6): The Dolphins’ 215 points scored are last in the AFC.

20. Washington (21) (5-7): Head coach Mike Shanahan and rest of organization in damage control mode.

21. Houston (22) (5-7): Texans attempting to salvage season with win at home over Baltimore.

22. Cleveland (23) (5-7): Coach Mangini may have done enough to save his job for a second straight year.

23. Minnesota (24) (5-7): Expect Favre to figure out a way to get on the field.

24. Tennessee (19) (5-8): The Titans are coming apart at the seams – have lost six straight.

25. Dallas (26) (4-8): The Cowboys have won three of four since Jason Garrett took over as interim coach.

26. San Francisco (25) (4-8): Despite struggles, Niners defense still brings it.

27. Denver (27) (3-9): First game for interim head coach Eric Studesville.

28. Arizona (28) (3-9): How bad are the Cardinals? Arizona is a five-point underdog at home against a 3-9 team that just fired its head coach in Denver.

29. Buffalo (29) (2-10): Bills giving up a league-worst 170.9 yards a contest on the ground.

30. Cincinnati (30) (2-10): Don’t expect Bengals nine-game losing streak to end this week at Pittsburgh.

31. Detroit (31) (2-10): Despite Lions’ struggles, WR Calvin Johnson leads the league with 12 touchdown receptions.

32. Carolina (32) (1-11): Panthers looking to provide some resistance to NFC South division-leading Falcons.

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  1. Dukeshire says:

    Atl over NE? If the game was in Atlanta I can see that. Interesting debate in any case.

  2. Eric – there should be a weekly segment called: “The Dukeshire Power Rankings.”

    I’ll take the Patriots over anyone on a neutral field.

  3. Dukeshire says:

    Lol. The “Dukeshire Power Rankings” would be nothing more that the current divisional standings.

  4. I predict the team #31 on that list is either going to win its division next season or finish second (to the Packers). Starting next year, they will no longer be a laughing stock.

    It must be all the Seahawk cast-offs that has me so high on them moving forwards. :)

  5. Dukeshire says:


  6. Dukeshire says:

    Yeah, I’m sure Detroit is disappointed with only 2 wins but they are on the right track. They’ve got to find a way to keep Stafford healthy but they won’t be bottom feeders for much longer.

  7. The Lions are supposed to be better every year, but they just keep losing. They need someone like Bill Parcells to overhaul them.

    Ownership is largely to blame — look how long it took for them to fire Millen. Whereas the Seahawks were quick to send Mora packing, thank God.

    Paul Allen’s purchase of the Seahawks was one of the best things that ever happened to the franchise. He doesn’t tolerate losing.

  8. GriffinNW says:

    Week 14? Holy shit where did this season go?! Only a few more weeks left. This season flew by!


  9. What has WR Ruvell Martin been doing this season? Has he been used only on STs? He could be a pretty big target out there if he can run and catch – but if he could, wouldn’t they have played him there already? Whoever can be a big WR outlet for Matt tomorrow can have a really big game. If BMW could just stand at the LOS, catch the ball and fall forward – stretching out the ball SEA would make 3 yds/play. Maybe he could catch the ball and hand or lateral it to Leon Washington, kinda like a pinch hitter – or- runner?

    If A.Franklin doesn’t play, the 9ers run-D is gonna haveta pull up at least one safety into the box. 9ers secondary has gotta be vulnerable (look at their injuries & loss of their DB coach).

    This could be the same type game where Singletary moons his team -but this time when they’re on the field.

  10. “Power Rankings.” Bah. Who cares.

    Three things I care about:
    1) Our draft position next April.
    2) Enjoying a playoff game at Qwest.
    3) Beating the snot out of the 49ers (priceless)

  11. Hard to believe after all the injuries we’ve incurred, how we can still mention, in the same breath, the word “playoff’s”… Wow!
    Topping the 9’rs depends on which team shows up…. We seem to have a first qtr+ team and another that can really play…. SF is not far away, but it’s ‘away’… so no idea here if we win or lose…. Coaching will be key in this one….

  12. If it comes down to coaching, then I like our chances better.

  13. Question for tomorrow’s game: If Barry Sims plays for Joe Staley @ LT, and they put TE Delanie Walker (ankle) over there to help keep Clemons off Alex Smith, do we see Curry to that same side and Hawthorne over on the defensive left side?

  14. Checkout Sando’s comments on the NFC West QB’s…..


  15. Dukeshire says:

    klm – Clemons would actually be on the defensive left side (weak side) in your scenario. However, if they initially started with the TE on the right side and motioned him to the left, even consistently, to double Clemons, they’re not going to move Hawthorne to the strong side in place of Curry, injures aside. In fact, I welcome the 9ers motioning the TE away from Curry. It’s one of the dilemmas OC have when game-planning the ‘Hawks D. (Not nearly as problematic as it was when Red was healthy, but an issue none-the-less.)

  16. Every ESPN “expert” is predicting us to lose to the 49ers except one. I’m not saying we’ll blow them out, but come on… We’re that big of underdogs against a team that’s 4-8?

  17. Dukeshire says:

    If all (or nearly) of ESPN is predicting the 9ers to win, I’ll sleep well. The more they like something, the more I trust the opposite.

  18. I really have no idea what to expect tomorrow.

  19. SandpointHawk says:

    Bobby K, that sums up how I’ve felt for this whole season….

  20. What is going on with the comments section of the mobile site?

    Last week or so can’t view comments section, just reloads the page.

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