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TNT NFL power rankings – Week 15

Post by Eric Williams on Dec. 17, 2011 at 3:22 pm with No Comments »
December 17, 2011 6:32 pm

The Seattle Seahawks hold steady 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 dropped the Seahawks one spot to No. 20 overall.

Pete Prisco of CBS Sports moves Seattle up to No. 18 overall.

Don Banks of Sports Illustrated moves the Seahawks up two spots to No. 18 overall.

Brian Billick of Fox Sports moves Seattle up on spot to No. 17.

1. Green Bay (1) (13-0): Don’t expect the loss of Packers’ leading receiver Greg Jennings for the rest of the regular season to slow down Aaron Rodgers.

2. Baltimore (2) (10-3): Ravens can earn AFC No. 1 seed by winning last three games.

3. Pittsburgh (3) (10-3): LB James Harrison still trying to figure out how to play within league’s hazy safety rules.

4. New Orleans (5) (10-3): Brees in the midst of a league-record 33 straight games with 20 or more completions.

5. New England (6) (10-3): Patriots will put a frown on Tebow fans’ faces this weekend.

6. San Francisco (4) (10-3): Niners’ swoon starting much later than anticipated.

7. Houston (7) (10-3): Texans headed to first-ever playoffs this season, but is the offense healthy enough for them to make any noise?

8. Denver (8) (8-5): Tim Tebow has a 111.0 passer rating with six touchdowns and just one interception in the fourth quarter.

9. Atlanta (9) (9-5): Falcons have won four of their last five.

10. Detroit (11) (8-5): We’ll see if Ndamukong Suh has learned his lesson, returning to the field at Oakland after serving a two-game suspension.

11. N.Y. Jets (13) (8-5): Shonn Greene has rushed for 295 yards and four touchdowns in his past three games.

12. N.Y. Giants (17) (7-6): Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (12.5 sacks) has developed into one of the best pass rushers in the league in only his second season.

13. Dallas (10) (7-6): Cowboys only have themselves to blame if they miss the playoffs after blowing back-to-back games against Arizona and the N.Y. Giants.

14. Cincinnati (12) (7-6): Schedule makers finally do Bengals a favor with trip to St. Louis this weekend.

15. Tennessee (14) (7-6): Matt Hasselbeck (left calf injury) is expected to start against Indianapolis.

16. Oakland (15) (7-6): Raiders outscored 80-30 in consecutive losses at Miami and Green Bay.

17. Chicago (13) (7-6): Bears’ resolve will be tested with all of the off-field distractions this week.

18. Seattle (18) (6-7): Hawks can match their win total from 2010 with win at Chicago.

19. San Diego (19) (6-7): Philip Rivers returning to Pro Bowl level, with seven TDs and no interceptions in past three games.

20. Arizona (20) (6-7): Kevin Kolb’s been a disappointment so far for $65 million; he can’t stay healthy
21. Miami (24) (4-9): Dolphins finally let Tony Sparano go, but this organization still has serious issues. Former Seahawk J.P. Losman could start at QB.

22. Buffalo (21) (5-8): Bills averaging just 12.8 points a contest during six-game losing streak.

23. Kansas City (22) (5-8): Chiefs haven’t scored more than 10 points in a game since October.

24. Carolina (25) (4-9): Cam Newton makes plays, but his 16 interceptions are a concern.

25. Philadelphia (27) (5-8): Although the season is pretty much over for the “Dream Team”, Eagles still playing hard.

26. Washington (23) (4-9): Redskins going for season sweep of Giants for first time since 1999.

27. Tampa Bay (26) (4-9): Josh Freeman has a league-high 18 interceptions on the year.

28. Cleveland (28) (4-9): Browns taking some heat for the handling of Colt McCoy’s concussion last week, but real issue is this town desperately wants a winner.

29. Jacksonville (29) (4-10): Jaguars need to give rookie QB Blaine Gabbert some playmakers.

30. Minnesota (30) (2-11): Stadium funding still a front-line issue for this franchise.

31. St. Louis (31) (2-11): Kellen Clemons, with the Rams for all of two weeks, likely starter for St. Louis.

32. Indianapolis (32) (0-13): Colts trying to avoid first 0-14 start in team’s history with win over Tennessee.

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