NFL Power Rankings Week 17: The NFL Week 16 has successfully completed. Now it’s the time to check out NFL Power Rankings for Week 17 at Online Betting. The New Orleans Saints didn’t just trip up against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 15. They got exposed, and quite clearly, in a big way. If the Tampa Bay Buccaneers can sneak by them, the question is begging to be asked, “Who can’t?”
Speaking of former unbeaten teams, the Indianapolis Colts made a controversial decision when head coach Jim Caldwell benched Peyton Manning and the rest of his starters in the third quarter against the New York Jets, when his team was leading, 15-10. The Colts proceeded to lose the game, 29-15, causing the entire football world to wonder what the heck Caldwell and co. were thinking.
With a fairly easy route to 16-0, Caldwell’s decision-making could suddenly be in question. Although, considering his decisions up until Week 16 had the Colts going 14-0, we’ll give him the benefit of the doubt.
Those are just two story-lines in the NFL for Week 16. Read on to see what else is brewing for your favorite team, as well as where they rank, in the Week 17 NFL Power Rankings:
NFL Power Rankings Week 17 – The Top Ten Teams
1. Indianapolis Colts (14-1)
Why is everyone getting in a fuss over Jim Caldwell resting his starters? When this team is in the Super Bowl, the guy will look like a genius.
2. San Diego Chargers (12-3)
Make it ten straight wins and counting. Really, how scared are the Colts right now?
3. New Orleans Saints (13-2)
They got a mulligan for their loss to the Dallas Cowboys. But losing to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, well, that’s a whole different story.
4. Philadelphia Eagles (11-4)
They’re playing for the division and the number two seed in Week 17. That’s saying a lot for a team that no one really thought too highly of less than five weeks ago.
5. Minnesota Vikings (11-4)
Don’t blame Brett Favre. It’s not even close. This Vikings defense is downright pathetic on the road.
6. Dallas Cowboys (10-5)
That “December curse” is almost gone. A win against Philly next week, and the Cowboys steal the division.
7. Green Bay Packers (10-5)
Mike McCarthy deserved an ice shower after that 48-10 romping over the Seattle Seahawks. This is the look of a hot team racing into the playoffs. First round bye team, be very afraid.
8. New England Patriots (10-5)
They dismantled a spiritless Jacksonville team, and won their division. I’m still not sure they get too much credit for either of those achievements.
9. Arizona Cardinals (10-5)
They crushed a bad St. Louis team, as they should have, and locked up their division last week. They’re right where they should be.
10. Cincinnati Bengals (10-5)
They got pas the Chiefs to get their tenth win of the season. Congratulations?
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