NFL Week 15 Power Rankings

1. Seattle Seahawks (12-2)
1. Seattle Seahawks (12-2)
Nothing like a shutout to atone for a loss. The next time the Seahawks play in New Jersey, it just might be in the Super Bowl. (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)
2. Denver Broncos (11-3)
2. Denver Broncos (11-3)
A Patriots loss is the best thing that happened to Denver this week. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
3. Kansas City Chiefs (11-3)
3. Kansas City Chiefs (11-3)
Jamaal Charles won’t win MVP, but he deserves consideration – especially after his five-touchdown day clinched a playoff berth. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
4. Carolina Panthers (10-4)
4. Carolina Panthers (10-4)
This Sunday’s home game against New Orleans just got real interesting. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
5. San Francisco 49ers (10-4)
5. San Francisco 49ers (10-4)
Another 1,000-yard season for Frank Gore. The 49ers have won four straight. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
6. New England Patriots (10-4)
6. New England Patriots (10-4)
The rabbit stayed in the hat this week. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
7. New Orleans Saints (10-4)
7. New Orleans Saints (10-4)
The Saints have lost four of their last five road games and have looked completely awful in each of their last two. (Photo by Michael Thomas/Getty Images)
8. Cincinnati Bengals (9-5)
8. Cincinnati Bengals (9-5)
The Bengals had a chance to seize control of the AFC’s No. 2 seed – on prime time, no less – and got embarrassed. Cincinnati is now 2-10 in its last 12 divisional road games. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
9.  Arizona Cardinals (9-5)
9. Arizona Cardinals (9-5)
When you’re up by 17 points with just over three minutes to go, you shouldn’t need overtime to get the W. Nevertheless, that’s six wins in seven games. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
10. Baltimore Ravens (8-6)
10. Baltimore Ravens (8-6)
Justin Tucker is pretty much the man. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
11. Chicago Bears (8-6)
11. Chicago Bears (8-6)
Jay Cutler was rusty early but solid late. Either way, a win should quiet the Josh McCown debate – this week, anyway. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
12. Philadelphia Eagles (8-6)
12. Philadelphia Eagles (8-6)
The Eagles passed on 48 of their 61 plays – and five of the 13 carries were by Nick Foles. No balance? No win. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)
13. Indianapolis Colts (9-5)
13. Indianapolis Colts (9-5)
Since spoiling Peyton Manning’s return to Indy, the Colts have beaten the Titans (twice) and Texans (twice). That’s it. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
14. Miami Dolphins (8-6)
14. Miami Dolphins (8-6)
Beating New England is big for the psyche of this franchise. Kudos to Miami for keeping it together this season. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
15. San Diego Chargers (7-7)
15. San Diego Chargers (7-7)
Stunning win. Not a surprising win, but a stunning win. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
16. Green Bay Packers (7-6-1)
16. Green Bay Packers (7-6-1)
Five second-half possessions, five second-half touchdowns. This team, thanks to one of the best comebacks in franchise history, is still alive for the playoffs. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
17. Detroit Lions (7-7)
17. Detroit Lions (7-7)
The Lions didn’t allow a single touchdown and lost. This one is squarely on the offense – especially Matthew Stafford, who threw three interceptions, and Calvin Johnson, who had several timely drops. Detroit has now lost four of five. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
(Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
18. Dallas Cowboys (7-7)
Why does this team refuse to give the ball to DeMarco Murray (7.4 yards per carry on Sunday)? Blame Tony Romo all you want, but the play-calling was atrocious. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
(Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
19. Pittsburgh Steelers (6-8)
19. Pittsburgh Steelers (6-8)
That win was all grit, all pride. Bengals got schooled. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
20. New York Jets (6-8)
20. New York Jets (6-8)
Geno Smith did a great job managing the game – until he threw that pick-six in the fourth quarter. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
21. St. Louis Rams (6-8)
21. St. Louis Rams (6-8)
The Rams’ last three wins have all come against winning teams – New Orleans, Chicago and Indianapolis – and they’ve all been by double digits. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
22. Minnesota Vikings (4-9-1)
22. Minnesota Vikings (4-9-1)
Despite playing without their top two running backs, top two tight ends and three top cornerbacks, the Vikings scored 48 points – their most since 1998. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)
23. Tennessee Titans (5-9)
23. Tennessee Titans (5-9)
Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for 402 yards and four touchdowns, but it wasn’t enough. That’s five losses in six games, including three straight. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
24. Atlanta Falcons (4-10)
24. Atlanta Falcons (4-10)
Tony Gonzalez became the fifth player in NFL history with 15,000 receiving yards. So yeah, this year wasn’t a total waste. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
25. Buffalo Bills (5-9)
25. Buffalo Bills (5-9)
Nice bounce-back game for E.J. Manuel, whose three touchdowns were an encouraging sight. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
26. New York Giants (5-9)
26. New York Giants (5-9)
Eli Manning threw five interceptions on Sunday and now has a league-leading 25 on the season. (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)
27. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-10)
27. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-10)
Tampa Bay’s last four losses came against San Francisco, Carolina (twice) and Seattle – by a combined 61 points. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
28. Jacksonville Jaguars (4-10)
28. Jacksonville Jaguars (4-10)
MJ-Who? Jordan Todman (153 total yards) looked good. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
29. Cleveland Browns (4-10)
29. Cleveland Browns (4-10)
How do you score two defensive touchdowns and lose? (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)
30. Oakland Raiders (4-10)
30. Oakland Raiders (4-10)
The Raiders’ seven turnovers were their most since 1998. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
31. Washington Redskins (3-11)
31. Washington Redskins (3-11)
The Redskins committed seven turnovers, the franchise’s most since 1988. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
32. Houston Texans (2-12)
32. Houston Texans (2-12)
Twelve straight losses. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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