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2019 NFL Power Rankings: Week 16
Here at the ICT Zone, our power rankings are based on a very simple philosophy. "To be the man you gotta beat the man", if a lower ranked team beats a higher ranked team, then the two teams automatically swap spots regardless of results from prior weeks. After a week off, we move on to Week 16 of the NFL season.
Last time we checked in, the Steelers were in first and after a loss to the Bills, the Bills are now number one. Ironic, given how down we have been on the Bills all season but hey, 10 wins is 10 wins. Next week's matchup against the Patriots might be the biggest game in team history since the 4 consecutive super bowl appearances.
Elsewhere, the Cowboys and the Eagles face off in what will essentially decide who goes into the playoffs from the NFC East. The Eagles are at home, and given their super bowl experience, they are the clear favorites for this game. The Packers and the Vikings are also in a very similar position over who clinches the division and home field advantage.
It goes without saying that this week is the most important of the NFL season so far.
1. Buffalo Bills +14
Credit where credit is due, the Bills have shocked everyone by reaching 10 wins.
2. Arizona Cardinals +20
Kyler Murray is very good.
3. Baltimore Ravens
Lamar Jackson is the best quarterback in the NFL.
4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Jameis Winston is basically Brett Favre.
5. Houston Texans +11
Solid season for the Texans.
6. Dallas Cowboys +21
Garrett might need to leave in the off season regardless of the next two games.
7. Kansas City Chiefs +2
10 wins should be the minimum for this Chiefs team.
8. Atlanta Falcons +17
This is one of the weirdest seasons I have ever seen.
9. Denver Broncos -2
At least the season is almost over.
10. New England Patriots
The Patriots cannot lose this weekend, but somehow feels like they will.
11. New York Jets
5 wins is not a bad season.
12. New Orleans Saints
Drew Brees is absolutely incredible.
13. Seattle Seahawks
Still not convinced.
14. Minnesota Vikings
Underrated heading into the Playoffs.
15. Pittsburgh Steelers -14
Tomlin has done a phenomenal job.
16. Tennessee Titans -11
Still think this season will end up at 8 and 8.
17. Cincinnati Bengals
At least they have a win on the season.
18. Green Bay Packers
Packers have somehow snuck into 11 wins.
19. Los Angeles Chargers
What a disappointing season.
20. Philadelphia Eagles +4
Somehow, the Eagles are in pole position for the playoffs.
21. Chicago Bears
Not a bad season, considering the quarterback.
22. Cleveland Browns -20
Too early to say if Baker Mayfield just isn't very good.
23. Indianapolis Colts
Had high hopes for this team after the hot start.
24. Washington -4
Have a lot of questions heading into the off season.
25. San Francisco 49ers -17
That was a concerning loss.
26. Jacksonville Jaguars +2
Sooo, who is the quarterback going forward?
27. Los Angeles Rams -21
The Rams have been awful all season, lucky to be at 8 wins.
28. Oakland Raiders -2
That's all she wrote for Oakland, California.
29. Carolina Panthers
Now have a fresh quarterback problem with Kyle Allen's struggles.
30. New York Giants +2
Kinda heart warming to see Eli Manning back out there.
31. Detroit Lions
Looks like another rebuild is on the way.
32. Miami Dolphins -2
A season to be proud of given how it started.
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