first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Next: at Detroit9. Seattle Seahawks (9-5-1) ▼ 2 The Cardinals may own the Seahawks in Seattle, but the Seahawks still own the division. — MorganNext: at San Francisco10. Miami Dolphins (10-5) ▲ 1They’re in, but they won’t last long. — BurnsNext: vs. New England11. Detroit Lions (9-6) ▼ 2It would be so Detroit to lose three straight and miss the playoffs. — MorganNext: vs. Green Bay12. Washington Redskins (8-6-1) ▲ 5May very well miss the playoffs because of a tie in London. — LapinskiNext: vs. NY GiantsT13. Baltimore Ravens (9-6) ▲ 1Tough year in Baltimore sports. Orioles and Ravens had heartbreaking endings. — MorganNext: at CincinnatiT13. Houston Texans (9-6) ▲ 3Has there ever been a more exciting playoff team? Oh wait — all of them, ever. — LapinskiNext: at Tennessee15. Denver Broncos (8-7) ▼ 2What a mess a year after winning it all. — MarottaNext: vs. Oakland16. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8-7) ▼ 4A good rookie year for Dirk Koetter, but they couldn’t finish. — BurnsNext: vs. Carolina17. Tennessee Titans (8-7) ▼ 2Lost the game, the division and their franchise quarterback. Awful. Just awful. — Grialou Next: vs. Houston18. New Orleans Saints (7-8) ▲ 4Drew Brees leads the NFL in completions, passing yards and touchdowns. — MorganNext: at Atlanta19. Indianapolis Colts (7-8) ▼ 1Is Chuck Pagano in trouble? — BurnsNext: vs. JacksonvilleT20. Minnesota Vikings (7-8) ▼ 1 Well, that was a not-so-tidy clean up to a messy story. — MorganNext: vs. ChicagoT20. Buffalo Bills (7-8) —Nothing like having only 10 players on the field with your season on the line. — LapinskiNext: at NY Jets22. Arizona Cardinals (6-8-1) ▲ 1Special teams made three big plays and they won on the road. *Checks sky for meteor hurtling toward Earth. — MarottaNext: at Los Angeles23. Philadelphia Eagles (6-9) ▲ 2Like Cards, Saints and Jags, they played hard when they didn’t have to. — BurnsNext: vs. Dallas24. Carolina Panthers (6-9) ▼ 3Newton has been under 50% completions in five of last six games. That doesn’t happen anymore. — MarottaNext: at Tampa Bay25. Cincinnati Bengals (5-9-1) ▼ 1 Putting Bengals-Texans on Christmas was good incentive to spend time with the family. — MorganNext: vs. Baltimore26. San Diego Chargers (5-10) — Lost to the Browns. Seriously. — BurnsNext: vs. Kansas CityT27. New York Jets (4-11) —Perhaps Todd Bowles should have stayed in the hospital and not made the trip to New England? — GrialouNext: vs. BuffaloT27. Chicago Bears (3-12) ▲ 1Matt Barkley, very generous in this season of giving; eight picks in the last two weeks. — MarottaNext: at Minnesota29. Jacksonville Jaguars (3-12) ▲ 1Only took Blake Bortles until Week 16 to play a good game. — GrialouNext: at Indianapolis30. Los Angeles Rams (4-11) ▼ 10-2 vs. the 49ers. Not sure St. Louis would even take them back at this point. — LapinskiNext: vs. Arizona31. San Francisco 49ers (2-13) —Had the number-one pick for about three hours. — BurnsNext: vs. Seattle32. Cleveland Browns (1-14) —Congrats! (?) — BurnsNext: at Pittsburgh Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Comments   Share   Sixteen weeks down, one to go.The New England Patriots and Dallas Cowboys remain the clear picks atop the league among our panelists heading into a Week 17 where only two playoff spots are on the line. The NFC North will be determined in Sunday night’s primetime clash between the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions at Ford Field. And, the second Wild Card spot will go to either the loser of the Packers-Lions game, the Washington Redskins or the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It’s our final NFL Power Rankings of the 2016 season.Here’s how our 5-person panel voted this weekHere’s each panelist’s individual ballot1. New England Patriots (13-2) —The team to beat as far as I’m concerned. — BurnsNext: at Miami2. Dallas Cowboys (13-2) — There isn’t much more for the Cowboys to prove. Let the playoffs begin. — MorganNext: at Philadelphia3. Kansas City Chiefs (11-4) ▲ 2Dontari Poe is gonna get fat free agent QB money thrown his way! — MarottaNext: at San DiegoT4. Oakland Raiders (12-3) — It’s been a great year, but Matt McGloin’s not winning anyone a Super Bowl. — LapinskiNext: at DenverT4. Pittsburgh Steelers (10-5) ▲ 2Antonio Brown’s new workout video “Stretching for the Playoffs” will be released soon. — GrialouNext: vs. Cleveland6. Atlanta Falcons (10-5) ▲ 2Offense playing at a historic level. — BurnsNext: vs. New Orleans7. New York Giants (10-5) ▼ 4Great throwback uniforms…horrible performance vs. Philly. — MarottaNext: at Washington8. Green Bay Packers (9-6) ▲ 2So basically, when Aaron Rodgers gets angry, he never loses again. — Lapinskilast_img read more