2011 NFL Power Rankings | Week 15
The Green Bay Packers are still undefeated and the Indianapolis Colts are still winless. There is “perfection” alive and well at both ends at the moment, and a pretty good chance it stays that way three weeks from now.
The start and the end of our Week 15 NFL Power Rankings are exactly the same as they’ve been for weeks now, but everything in between keeps on changing. Read on to see how your team stacks up with the rest of the league in this week’s power rankings:
They haven’t lost a game. Until they do, there isn’t much more to say.
They’ve swept the Steelers and have wins over the Bengals, Jets, Texans, and 49ers. This is a good, hard-nose football team.
In Rob Gronkowski we trust.
They escaped a close one against the Titans last week and were held in check for most of the game. Still, this is quietly one of the better teams in football right now.
Their record is impressive, but narrow wins over the Colts, Chiefs, Browns, and Jaguars raise some eyebrows.
They’ve now dropped two of their last three and have a tough battle with the Steelers this week. Even with the division locked up, now is not the time for this team to revert to their old ways.
T.J. Yates just erased the worries surrounding the quarterback position. For one game, at least.
It’s not just about Tim Tebow, but he clearly deserves a lot of the praise. This team is 7-1 since Tebowmania took over the nation.
The Jets haven’t lost since falling to the Broncos, as they clearly have their sights on a wild card spot. If they win two of their next three, they’ll probably get there.
If the Panthers showed up at all in the second half, Atlanta would be looking at a 7-6 record. Instead, they’re in the driver’s seat for a wild card spot.
The Giants hold their fate in their hands, but they still have to beat the Cowboys again to ensure a division win or playoff appearance. Judging by what we saw this past week, that won’t be easy.
Had it not been for a missed face-mask call against the Vikings, there’s a chance the Lions could have been looking at their sixth loss in their past eight games. Instead, they’re one step closer to the playoffs.
Two weeks in a row Dan Bailey wins the game. And then he loses it. It’s not a good feeling, but at least the Cowboys get another crack at the Giants.
At this point it seems rookie Jake Locker gives the team the best chance to win.
The once promising Bengals have now lost four of their last five games. Their playoff hopes are dwindling.
The Raiders’ injuries and inconsistent offense is exposing their suspect defense. They still have a shot at the division, but it’s not looking good with a date with the Lions this week.
They looked dead in the water two weeks ago, but now they suddenly have some life in the playoff chase. It’s bleak, but a win over the Ravens would mean they’re for real in their comeback bid.
Has anyone else noticed that this team is better with John Skelton under center than Kevin Kolb?
This team is in full-blown beast-mode. Other NFC playoff teams better hope this squad doesn’t make the big dance.
They’ve been Janikowskied, Hail Maried, and Tim Tebow’d in three straight weeks. Kiss the playoffs good-bye.
Michael Vick returns and suddenly the Eagles look like the Eagles again. Imagine that.
The three-game winning streak in the middle of the year was nice, but firing Tony Sparano was a decision that had to be made eventually.
Call me crazy, but I think I saw some progress from Blaine Gabbert in week 14.
As usual, the Redskins stick around until the final quarter, and then something goes wrong. As much as you’d love to, you can’t blame this on Rex Grossman, though.
Cam Newton’s teammates played “at his level” for one half, and then played at the Indianapolis Colts’ level for the other.
Buffalo has now lost six straight games. Before the season, that would sound about right.
Wasn’t this supposed to be one of those teams on the rise? Raheem Morris can probably kiss his job good-bye.
Cleveland continues to struggle on offense and is stuck in a division they probably have no business playing in.
Minnesota can put up points, but they can’t stop anybody.
When you get man-handled by the Seahawks, you know the season isn’t going your way.
You know how some teams are better than their record indicates? This Colts team isn’t one of those teams.