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TNT NFL power rankings – Week 14

Post by Eric Williams on Dec. 10, 2011 at 7:17 pm with 5 Comments »
December 10, 2011 7:17 pm

The Seattle Seahawks held firm at No. 18 in this week’s The News Tribune NFL power rankings.

Here’s a quick spin around other national web sites to see where they have Seattle.

ESPN’s group of experts moved the Seahawks five spots to No. 19 overall.

Pete Prisco of CBS Sports keeps Seattle at No. 22 overall.

Don Banks of Sports Illustrated moves the Seahawks up to No. 20 overall.

Brian Billick of Fox Sports moves Seattle up four spots to No. 18.

1. Green Bay (1) (12-0): Packers already clinched NFC North title; Aaron Rodgers completing a league-best 70.6 percent of his passes.

2. Baltimore (2) (9-3): Will the Colts even cross midfield against the Ravens’ defense?

3. Pittsburgh (3) (10-3): Ben Roethisberger’s high ankle sprain could be a season changer for the Steelers if he can’t get back on the field.

4. San Francisco (4) (9-2): Niners in position to let linebacker Patrick Willis recover from hamstring injury.

5. New Orleans (5) (9-3): Brees (4,031 passing yards) is the first quarterback in league history to throw for 4,000 yards in the first 12 games.

6. New England (6) (9-3): Patriots rank last in the league in total defense, allowing 412.1 yards a game.

7. Houston (7) (9-3): Texans counting on third stringer T.J. Yates to just manage explosive Houston offense.

8. Denver (15) (7-5): Has Tim Tebow’s late-game heroics made you a believer?

9. Atlanta (11) (7-5): Falcons RB Michael Turner needs eight yards to reach 1,000 for a second straight season, and the third time in four years.

10. Dallas (8) (7-5): Hopefully Jason Garrett has someone helping manage his timeouts against the Giants this evening.

11. Detroit (9) (7-5): The Lions are the most undisciplined team in the league.

12. Cincinnati (11) (7-5): Bengals relying on strong run defense and taking care of the ball to stay in AFC Wild Card hunt.

12. N.Y. Jets (16) (7-5): Jets don’t face a team with a winning record in the last four games.

14. Tennessee (17) (7-5): RB Chris Johnson averaging 121.5 yards a game in last four contests.

15. Oakland (12) (7-5): Raiders punted on eight of their first nine possessions in embarrassing loss at Miami last week.

16. Chicago (13) (7-5): With another bad performance Bears could be looking for an alternative to Caleb Hanie.

17. N.Y. Giants (14) (6-6): Giants play two of their final four games against Cowboys, which likely will decide NFC East.

18. Seattle (18) (5-7): Marshawn Lynch has the most rushing yards (591) in the NFL since Week 9.

19. San Diego (22) (5-7): Chargers heating up at the right time.

20. Arizona (23) (5-7): Cardinals giving up just 17 points a contest in the last five games.

21. Buffalo (19) (5-7): Bills allowing 31 points a contest in last five games – all losses.

22. Kansas City (21) (5-7): RB Thomas Jones faces Jets for first time since leaving three years ago.

23. Washington (20) (4-8): Patriots, Sunday’s opponent, have never won in the nation’s capital.

24. Miami (27) (4-8): Since starting 0-7, the Dolphins have outscored opponents 139-54 while winning four of their last five.

25. Carolina (28) (4-8): Cam Newton already set a single-season record for rushing TDs by a quarterback this season with 13.

26. Tampa Bay (24) (4-8): Bucs have allowed 20 or more points in eight consecutive games and an average of 30.7 points a contest during a six-game losing streak.

27. Philadelphia (26) (4-8): The Eagles have turned it over a league-high 29 times.

28. Cleveland (25) (4-9): Colt McCoy is not the franchise quarterback of the future.

29. Jacksonville (29) (3-9): Maurice Jones-Drew lead the league in rushing with 1,137 yards.

30. Minnesota (30) (2-10): QB Christian Ponder needs Adrian Peterson, a game-time decision with an ankle issue, to return to take some pressure off him offensively.

31. St. Louis (31) (2-10): With uncertainty at QB, expect to see a lot of Steven Jackson when St. Louis takes on Seattle on Monday night.

32. Indianapolis (32) (0-12): Colts apparently still showing up for final four games.

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  1. GeorgiaHawk says:

    As Pete Crisco says about the Seahawks.

    “Don’t look now, but they are in the playoff chase. That just sounds hard to believe.”

    Min at Det

    Atl at Car

    Chi at Den

    NY at Dal

    Wouldn’t it be great if the Lions, Falcons, Bears, and the Giants all lose today.
    I will be happy if just the Bears and Giants lose.

  2. Soggybuc says:

    As much as would help the Hawks out I just can not ever ever ever pull for a Cowgirls victory.

  3. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Your right! It’s hard to stomach the thought of pulling for the Cowboys.
    I think we have a chance at catching the Giants even if they win today.

  4. ill consider this season a moral success if this team can finish in the top 16 of the somewhat senseless power rankings. primarily because they dont mean much, theyre not record based, and are chosen by panels of “experts”.

    this would mean, to me, that seattle has actually somewhat gotten it going, and is being recognized by the douches in the media.

  5. Dukeshire says:

    RADEoN – Power rankings are less than senseless, they are utterly useless. They have no meaning or relevance. Hell, I’ll put together a power ranking list and make them 15, regardless how they finish, if you want to feel “good” about the season.

    “…douches in the media” Lol.

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