The home of die hard Pittsburgh Steelers fans. It's not just a team, it's a way of life!

Power Rankings (week 15)

December 14, 2011 by Steel Haven

1.1.Green Bay Packers13-0Will Jennings suffering a knee injury cause them to re-evaluate going all out for an undefeated season?
2.2.New Orleans Saints10-3Breesus joined Unitas as only the second quarterback to throw a touchdown pass in 40 straight games.
3.3.Baltimore Ravens10-3A perfect 4-0 in the games Lewis has missed due to injury.
4.5.Pittsburgh Steelers10-3Injuries to stars mounting with Roethlisberger, Pouncey, Polamalu and Woodley all questionable for Monday night. Harrison suspension doesn't help.
5.6.New England Patriots10-3O'Brien and Brady kissed and made up in victory after a shouting match precipitated by Brady throwing an especially egregious interception in the end zone. The defensive inadequacies are putting a lot of pressure on the offense and it is beginning to show.
6.7.Houston Texans10-3Clinched their first ever playoff appearance.
7.4.San Francisco 49ers10-3Celebrated winning the division by blowing a 12 point second half lead to the Skelton led Cards. Hard to envision them hanging with the Packers or Saints for 60 minutes in the playoffs.
8.8.Denver Broncos8-5Tebow! Prater! Barber!
9.9.New York Jets8-5Dirty Sanchez became the first QB in franchise history to throw for 2 and run for 2 TDs in the same game.
10.11.Atlanta Falcons8-5Kept pace for the wild card by scoring 24 unanswered second half points in Carolina.
11.15.Detriot Lions8-5Got lucky a clear facemask was not called on Avril against Webb on the final play of the game from the 1 yard line.
12.17.New York Giants7-6 Eli! Manning tied Unitas and his brother for the most fourth quarter TD passes in a season.
13.10.Tennessee Titans7-6Comeback engineered by Locker after Hasselbeck was lost to injury fell short with the final 2 drives ending deep in Saints territory on a failed fourth down conversion and a sack of Locker as time expired.
14.12.Dallas Cowboys7-6Collapsed again in spectacular fashion giving up 15 unanswered points and having a field goal blocked after going up by 12 with under 6 minutes remaining.
15.13.Oakland Raiders7-6Should have forfeited instead of wasting money travelling to Green Bay. Palmer trade looking worse and worse.
16.14.Cincinnati Bengals7-6Allowed the Yates led Texans to drive 80 yards in the final 2 minutes to give up the lead they held most of the game.
17.19.Arizona Cardinals6-7On a roll winning 5 of their last 6.
18.20.San Diego Chargers6-7Rivers has turned things around completing 76% of his passes with 6 TDs and no interceptions in the last 2 weeks. Alas their playoff chances are being buried by Tebow!
19.16.Chicago Bears7-6Done in by an incredibly bad decision by Barber going out bounds when they were running out the clock in regulation and then by his fumble in OT. Plus don't forget Tebow!
20.24.Seattle Seahawks6-7Lynch tied Alexander for the franchise record for consecutive games with a TD at 9.
21.25.Philadelphia Eagles5-8A 24 point second quarter allowed the defense to pin their ears back and rush the passer. They ended up with 9 sacks.
22.18.Miami Dolphins4-9Ross must have had Del Rio and Haley in the office pool for first head coaches fired. Once Haley got the boot Monday morning the plug was mercifully pulled on Sparano in the afternoon.
23.21.Buffalo Bills5-8Losers of 6 straight.
24.22.Kansas City Chiefs5-8Haley becomes the second head coaching casualty of the season. Chiefs fans rejoice. There are already rumors that Pioli wants replace him with McDaniels. Chiefs fans hang their heads in despair.
25.23.Carolina Panthers4-9Remain winless when Newton turns the ball over.
26.29.Jacksonville Jaguars4-9I played against Jones-Drew in the first round of my fantasy playoffs. I lost.
27.27.Cleveland Browns4-9Have no playmakers on offense.
28.28.Washington Redskins4-9Banks threw the longest TD pass by a WR since '05. He is currently the frontrunner for the QB job in '12.
29.26.Tampa Bay Buccaneers4-9Doesn't get much worse than giving up 41 unanswered points to a team that had averaged scoring just over 12 points per game previously. Could Morris make it a trifecta for head coaches in Florida getting the axe?
30.30.Minnesota Vikings2-11Allen needs 5.5 sacks to break Strahan's single season record.
31.31.St. Louis Rams2-11Poster boys for MNF flex scheduling, logistics be damned.
32.32.Indianapolis Colts0-13Suck for Luck in the final stages. Does it mean Peyton will be playing elsewhere next season?

*Last week's ranking
Like this? Share it with friends: