Arizona Sports NFL Power Rankings Week 15: How about them Bills?
Fourteen weeks down, three to go.
Week 14 offered up some good ones. The Buffalo Bills keep rolling along after their convincing 26-15 win over the sinking Pittsburgh Steelers. As a result, the Bills have risen to No. 2 in this week’s pecking order.
The Baltimore Ravens were fighting for their playoff lives Monday night and came through in dramatic fashion. Lamar Jackson’s emergence from the locker room to spell the injured Trace McSorley was theatre, but not as theatric as him directing two scoring drives in the last minute of a 47-42 win.
Arizona Sports NFL Power Rankings Week 15
1. Kansas City Chiefs (12-1) —
Only the second time Patrick Mahomes has thrown three picks in a game. First time he’s won with three picks.
2. Buffalo Bills (10-3) ▲2
There’s something special about this team.
3. Green Bay Packers (10-3) ▲2
As Rodgers hits 39 TD passes, remember all the talk about him not being provided weapons by the Packers?
4. New Orleans Saints (10-3) ▼2
Not sure why Taysom Hill didn’t run more vs. Philly.
5. Pittsburgh Steelers (11-2) ▼2
Where have all the rushing yards gone?
6. Los Angeles Rams (9-4) ▲2
Defense is really strong and peaking at the right time.
7. Tennessee Titans (9-4) ▲2
Derrick Henry, what can you say?
8. Seattle Seahawks (9-4) ▲3
They did exactly what you’re supposed to do to a team as bad as the Jets.
9. Indianapolis Colts (9-4) ▲1
Philip Rivers has the Indy offense humming right now.
10. Cleveland Browns (9-4) ▼3
No shame in losing what was maybe the game of the year.
11. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8-5) ▲1
Can you believe the league shut down Brady and Arians’ golf outing?
12. Baltimore Ravens (8-5) ▲2
Reports of the MVP’s demise have been greatly exaggerated.
13. Miami Dolphins (8-5) ▼6
Found a way to lose to Kansas City despite being +3 in turnovers.
14. Arizona Cardinals (7-6) ▲3
Their most complete effort of the season breaks Giants’ four-game winning streak.
15. Las Vegas Raiders (7-6) ▼2
1-3 over their last four and they’ve allowed an average of 37.5 points and
16. Washington Football Team (6-7) ▲4
Four straight wins including three in a row on the road. Pretty impressive and very unexpected.
17. New England Patriots (6-7) ▼2
Don’t know why Bill Belichick is so grumpy about the Cam Newton question — he’s thrown for 272…over the last three games!
18. Minnesota Vikings (6-7) ▼2
Dan Bailey is doing his best to ensure the Vikings don’t make the playoffs.
19. Chicago Bears (6-7) ▲2
Clinging to life in the playoff race after a blowout win over the Texans
20. San Francisco 49ers (5-8) ▼1
All the momentum from a win over the Rams is gone after back-to-back losses to Buffalo and Washington.
21. New York Giants (5-8) ▼3
Daniel Jones is clearly less than 100 percent, and the Giants paid for it.
22. Philadelphia Eagles (4-8-1) ▲5
Jalen Hurts apparently didn’t look good enough in beating the Saints to be immediately named the Week 15 starter?
23. Denver Broncos (5-8) ▲3
Drew Lock had his best game as a pro in Sunday’s win over Carolina.
24. Los Angeles Chargers (4-9) ▲4
Sure Justin Herbert completed 81% of his passes (36-of-44) in the win over Atlanta. But for 243 yards? Only Chris Weinke had less yardage on 36 completions (223 yards in 2001).
25. Dallas Cowboys (4-9) ▲4
Hey, congrats on pounding the Bengals.
26. Carolina Panthers (4-9) ▼1
Man, this team misses Christian McCaffrey.
27. Detroit Lions (5-8) ▼5
Now Stafford is hurt?
28. Atlanta Falcons (4-9) ▼5
Very little in terms of points scored in three of their last four games.
29. Houston Texans (4-9) ▼5
How Deshaun Watson is still standing is unbelievable.
30. Cincinnati Bengals (2-10-1) —
Averaging a woeful 10 points per game during their five-game skid.
31. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-12) —
Gardner Minshew becomes the first player to beg to play for the Jaguars — and he got his job back.
32. New York Jets (0-13) —
Three games away from infamy.