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Power Rankings (final)

January 01, 2014 by Steel Haven

Rnk LW* Team Record Comments
1. 1. Denver Broncos 13-3 Record setting regular season is meaningless if Manning falters again in the playoffs.
2. 2. Seattle Seahawks 13-3 Prohibitive favorites to be playing in Jersey in February even though Cards showed they can be beaten at home.
3. 3. San Francisco 49ers 12-4 Beat the Super Bowl loser jinx.
4. 4. Carolina Panthers 12-4 Remember back in week 3 when prevailing wisdom had Rivera on the hot seat?
5. 5. New England Patriots 12-4 Loss of 4 All-Pros to injury makes a championship run that much more difficult.
6. 6. Indianapolis Colts 11-5 Loss of Wayne makes long playoff run seem unlikely.
7. 7. Cincinnati Bengals 11-5 Have to be thrilled refs handed the Chargers a playoff berth, no way they wanted to face the Steelers for a third time.
8. 10. New Orleans Saints 11-5 Hard to envision them winning 3 straight road playoff games and a cold weather Super Bowl.
9. 8. Kansas City Chiefs 11-5 Charles gives them a punchers chance.
10. 11. Philadelphia Eagles 10-6 Kelly proved he can coach at any level.
11. 9. Arizona Cardinals 10-6 In the wrong division of the wrong conference.
12. 12. San Diego Chargers 9-7 Deserved to lose to the Chiefs backups, not a good sign entering the playoffs.
13. 17. Pittsburgh Steelers 8-8 Needed a miracle in the last 2 weeks and fell just short. In the end they simply dug themselves too deep a hole in the first quarter/half of the season.
14. 19. Green Bay Packers 8-7-1 Return of Rodgers and Cobb makes them dangerous.
15. 20. New York Jets 8-8 Ryan deserved and got another season.
16. 13. Dallas Cowboys 8-8 Dysfunction starts at the top.
17. 14. Baltimore Ravens 8-8 Flacco looks like a complimentary player, not a franchise QB.
18. 15. Miami Dolphins 8-8 Playoff teams don't lose to the Bills and Jets with the season on the line.
19. 16. Chicago Bears 8-8 Will Cutler be back?
20. 18. St. Louis Rams 7-9 Future is bright especially if Bradford can stay of the field.
21. 23. New York Giants 7-9 Missed the playoffs for the fourth time in last 5 years, but Coughlin likely will be allowed to leave on his own terms thanks to his winning a pair of Lombardi trophies.
22. 21. Buffalo Bills 6-10 Marrone's pro career tied inexorably to the development of Manuel.
23. 22. Tennessee Titans 7-9 Munchak still holding on to his job as of Wednesday night.
24. 26. Minnesota Vikings 5-10-1 Getting rid of Ponder and Freeman more important than firing Frazier.
25. 24. Detriot Lions 7-9 Collapsed, losing 6 of their last 7. Need a disciplinarian to replace Schwartz.
26. 25. Atlanta Falcons 4-12 Can they rebound from nightmare season? Certainly have the pieces.
27. 27. Jacksonville Jaguars 4-12 Appear headed in the right direction, but must address the QB position.
28. 28. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 4-12 Hiring Smith would provide the stability they lack.
29. 29. Oakland Raiders 4-12 Barring a surprising change of course Allen will get another season. Can McKenzie find him a QB?
30. 30. Cleveland Browns 4-12 Firing Chudzinski after a single season was a shocker. Same old clueless Brownies.
31. 31. Washington Redskins 3-13 Can't blame Snyder for this season's failure. Shanahan had to go.
32. 32. Houston Texans 2-14 Candidate to be next year's Chiefs with O'Brien and Bridgewater.

*Last week's ranking

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