2018 NFL Power Rankings: Week Fifteen

12/18/2018

Our rankings are molded after Ric Flair's famous quote "to be the man, you gotta beat the man." The week's ranking are based solely on the week's results so if a lower ranked team defeats a higher ranked team, the two teams automatically swap rankings.

Last week, we mentioned the Browns creeping ever closer to our preseason prediction of eight wins and Baker Mayfield moved them one step closer. The Browns will have to win both of their next two games to get to eight wins but Baker has proved it is certainly doable. The Titans rise back into the top 5 and have one of the hottest players in all of football in former Heisman winner, Derrick Henry, who now has 408 yards and 6 touchdowns in the last two games. 

At the bottom of the league, the Lions are now our worst team in the league after losing to previous last placed team, New York Jets. The Rams remain at 29th after suffering a second loss in a row. This has to be concerning despite an 11-3 record, the Rams are now on a two game losing streak and are playing their worst football right as the playoffs creep closer. 

Here are our power rankings for the week:


1. San Francisco 49ers

(4-10) 


2. Indianapolis Colts

(8-6) 


3. Dallas Cowboys

(8-6) 


4. Tennessee Titans +3

(8-6) 


5. Cleveland Browns

(6-7-1) 


6. Chicago Bears

(10-4) 


7. New York Giants -3

(5-9) 


8. Seattle Seahawks

(8-6) 


9. Los Angeles Chargers

(11-3) 


10. Washington +9

(7-7) 


11. Kansas City Chiefs

(11-3) 


12. Buffalo Bills +20

(5-9) 


13. Minnesota Vikings +2

(7-6-1) 


14. Baltimore Ravens

(8-6) 


15. Miami Dolphins -2

(7-7) 


16. Cincinnati Bengals +4

(6-8) 


17. New Orleans Saints

(12-2) 


18. Philadelphia Eagles

(7-7) 


19. Jacksonville Jaguars -9

(4-10) 


20. Oakland Raiders -4

(3-11) 


21. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

(5-9) 


22. Atlanta Falcons +9

(5-9) 


23. Pittsburgh Steelers +1

(8-5-1) 


24. New England Patriots -1

(9-5) 


25. Houston Texans

(10-4) 


26. New York Jets

(4-10) 


27. Green Bay Packers

(5-8-1) 


28. Denver Broncos

(6-8) 


29. Los Angeles Rams

(11-3) 


30. Carolina Panthers

(6-8) 


31. Arizona Cardinals -9

(3-11) 


32. Detroit Lions -20

(5-9) 


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