NFL power rankings, Week 15: Giants rise, Colts fall

Nov 20, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants safety Landon Collins (21) reacts after making a game-ending interception against the Chicago Bears during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 20, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants safety Landon Collins (21) reacts after making a game-ending interception against the Chicago Bears during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports /

In our NFL power rankings, the New York Giants climb the ladder while the Indianapolis Colts fall after a brutal loss at home.

53. This season has to end for Cleveland. It’s borderline torture at this point.. 0-13. Previous: . Cleveland Browns. 32. team

San Francisco 49ers. 31. team. 42. If you can’t beat the Jets at home with an 11-point, fourth-quarter lead, it’s all over.. 1-12. Previous:

Previous: . Jacksonville Jaguars. 30. team. 52. The Jaguars are a terrible team. After this campaign, the front office and coaching staff will be gutted.. 2-11

Los Angeles Rams. 29. team. 51. Los Angeles finally fired Jeff Fisher. Nothing else matters. Rejoice!. 4-9. Previous:

57. Matt Barkley hasn’t been terrible, but the Bears will struggle to win another game. It’s rough times for John Fox.. 3-10. Previous: . Chicago Bears. 28. team

team. 30. New York has to blow this thing up. The team is old and expensive, and there is not quarterback in sight.. 4-9. Previous: . New York Jets. 27

At some point, the team has to figure out whether it wants to move forward with Sean Payton or simply go elsewhere.. 5-8. Previous: . New Orleans Saints. 26. team. 15

54. The Eagles started the season 3-0. Since then, they are 2-8. That’s not good.. 5-8. Previous: . Philadelphia Eagles. 25. team

team. 87. The Panthers finally decided to show up and win a game. Now, can they continue to salvage the season?. 5-8. Previous: . Carolina Panthers. 24

32. After losing to the Dolphins, the competitive phase of the season is over in Arizona.. 5-7-1. Previous: . Arizona Cardinals. 23. team

5-7-1. Previous: . Cincinnati Bengals. 22. team. 56. The Bengals are expecting to get A.J. Green back this week for their showdown with Pittsburgh. Other than that, it’s a quiet end to the season.

5-8. Previous: . San Diego Chargers. 21. team. 13. We are likely watching the end of the Mike McCoy era. It’s been a middling one, at best.

Indianapolis Colts. 20. team. 46. After losing to Brock Osweiler and the Texans at home, Chuck Pagano should be canned and Andrew Luck questioned.. 6-7. Previous:

16. In a game they had to win, the Bills looked lifeless and non-competitive. Time to fire Rex Ryan.. 6-7. Previous: . Buffalo Bills. 19. team

Previous: . Minnesota Vikings. 18. team. 60. Minnesota has to be better if it wants to make the postseason. Beating the Jaguars in a tight game is not impressive.. 7-6

10. Houston got a huge win on Sunday, and now has to back that up against a hideous Jacksonville team at home.. 7-6. Previous: . Houston Texans. 17. team

team. 35. Give the young Titans credit. They toppled the defending champs and now have a real shot at winning the AFC South.. 7-6. Previous: . Tennessee Titans. 16

team. 26. The Ravens still have control of their destiny, but they have to win out including a game in Pittsburgh.. 7-6. Previous: . Baltimore Ravens. 15

The Broncos are in real trouble. Their final three games come against the Patriots, Chiefs and Raiders. Win two or face missing the playoffs.. 8-5. Previous: . Denver Broncos. 14. team. 45

The Dolphins have to keep winning with Matt Moore under center. It won’t be easy, but it is possible.. 8-5. Previous: . Miami Dolphins. 12. team. 59

48. Tampa Bay is absolutely rolling. The Buccaneers have a chance to showcase their skills in primetime againsnt the Cowboys this week.. 8-5. Previous: . Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 11. team

44. Atlanta crushed the Rams and now comes home to throttle the 49ers. This should be 9-5 for the Falcons.. 8-5. Previous: . Atlanta Falcons. 10. team

9. team. 49. Green Bay is becoming an extremely dangerous team. Aaron Rodgers is excellent and the defense is playing much better.. 7-6. Previous: . Green Bay Packers

team. 36. Seattle was hammered in Lambeau, but the Seahawks should bounce back againt the Rams, Cardinals and 49ers the rest of the way.. 8-4-1. Previous: . Seattle Seahawks. 8

team. 31. The Giants are playing great defense and now have a pair of wins over Dallas. New York is a contender.. 9-4. Previous: . New York Giants. 7

6. team. 50. If Matthew Stafford struggles with his injury, things could get really ugly. The schedule moving forward is insanely tough.. 9-4. Previous: . Detroit Lions

5. team. 55. The Steelers are coming on, big time. Ben Roethlisberger and Le’Veon Bell is the scariest combination in any backfield.. 8-5. Previous: . Pittsburgh Steelers

After losing to the Chiefs, the Raiders now need to win out and get help to win the West.. 10-3. Previous: . Oakland Raiders. 4. team. 28

10-3. Previous: . Kansas City Chiefs. 3. team. 124. The Chiefs just keep winning. Kansas City is 4-0 in the league’s toughest division and currently holds the AFC’s second seed.

The Cowboys looked mortal on Sunday, falling again to the Giants. Can they bounce back against the Buccaneers at home?. 12-1. Previous: . Dallas Cowboys. 2. team. 123

11-2. Previous: . New England Patriots. 1. team. 47. New England dominated against Baltimore, and now goes to Denver for a chance to all but knock Denver out of the playoff picture.