NFL Power Rankings Week 16: Seahawks back at No. 1


With another week of the NFL regular season in the books, it is time to unveil the latest edition of our power rankings. In Week 15, a number of top teams suffered big losses, which led to the Seattle Seahawks once again rising to claim the No. 1 spot.

The Denver Broncos, who had previously occupied the top ranking, watched themselves slip to No. 3 after falling to the San Diego Chargers last Thursday.

There are still two weeks left to play and plenty of shaking up that can take place, so buckle up and get ready for a fun ride to close out the season.

Where does your team stand in the latest rankings?

Here are the power rankings heading in to Week 15 of the regular season:

NOTERankings take the average of for polls from VP of content Patrick Allen, Editor-in-Chief Josh Sanchez, Editor Mike Dyce and Assistant Editor Bryan Rosa

1. seahawks Seattle Seahawks (12-2)

2. saints New Orleans Saints (10-4)

3. broncos Denver Broncos (11-3)

4. 49ers San Francisco 49ers (10-4)

5. panthers Carolina Panthers (10-4)

6. chiefs Kansas City Chiefs (11-3)

7. patriots New England Patriots (10-4)

8. bengals Cincinnati Bengals (9-5)

9. colts Indianapolis Colts (9-5)

10. cardinals Arizona Cardinals (9-5)

11. bears Chicago Bears (8-6)

12. ravens Baltimore Ravens (8-6)

13. eagles Philadelphia Eagles (8-6)

14. lions Detroit Lions (7-7)

15. packers Green Bay Packers (7-6-1)

16. dolphins Miami Dolphins (8-6)

17. chargers San Diego Chargers (7-7)

18. cowboys Dallas Cowboys (7-7)

19. rams St. Louis Rams (6-8)

20. steelers Pittsburgh Steelers (6-8)

21. jets New York Jets (6-8)

22. giants New York Giants (5-9)

23. titans Tennessee Titans (5-9)

24. bills Buffalo Bills (5-9)

25. vikings Minnesota Vikings (4-9-1)

26. bucs Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-10)

27. browns Cleveland Browns (4-10)

28. raiders Oakland Raiders (4-10)

29. falcons Atlanta Falcons (4-10)

30. jags Jacksonville Jaguars (4-10)

31. redskins Washington Redskins (3-11)

32. texans Houston Texans (2-12)

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  • Curtis

    How are the Saints staying so high? They lost to the Rams this week right?

  • DTVTechGuy

    Saints #2… I guess you guys forgot they got DOMINATED by the Rams…

    I remember it happened….

  • anon76returns

    Saints just can not be the #2. They’ve more losses than either KC or Denver, in two of their games they’ve been dominated in a way that KC, Denver, and New England have never been this season, and, unlike KC & Denver, the Saints have a (bad) loss to a team that’s out of the playoff picture. There’s just no way to justify having them so high.

    • Patrick Allen

      The Saints also beat the 49ers and Panthers. New Orleans has the 5th hardest schedule in the NFL so far and the second highest strength of victory.

      The best win the Chiefs have is against the Cowboys (looking like an 8-8 team) and the Eagles (had a different QB at the time).

      I’m a Chiefs fan but they haven’t beaten anyone and they’ve had a very easy schedule. The Saints have been through the ringer and have won some big games.

      • Peter Felsch

        Saints got a “gift” win over 49ers at home from refs. Broncs are better than Saints, 49ers and Panthers overall. Should be 2. Broncs, 3. 49ers, Saints and Panthers tied. Playoffs will determine which one deserves the sole #3 spot.

      • anon76returns

        Most of the Saints big wins are way back in the rearview mirror (and let’s just say the win against SF comes with a big asterisk). Even with their big win over the Panthers two weeks ago, they’ve been outscored 74-54 in their last 3 games. How can you say that there’s only one team in football better than them when that is the result from the last three games?

  • Cyteria Knight

    The Panthers should be higher on the list but as usual we still have our doubters. We’ll check out the list after the Panthers beat New Orleans on Sunday to see if the doubters will then be satisfied. I guess it’s not enough to have won 8 games in a row/9 out of our last 10. To have beaten San Francisco, New England, and Miami in the process. Or the fact that our only loss at Bank of America stadium was to the ‘fantastic’ Seahawks by a score of 12-7. I’m sure that fairness will reign supreme in next week’s rankings. RIGHT!