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Week 15 AP Power Rankings

Welcome to week 15 of our AP Power Rankings. This will be my last week handling the bulk of this project as I will be passing it off to one of our other panelists to see it through to the end. It's been a pleasure to bring you these each week.I want to thank all the Rankers for all their help throughout the year!

The Saints were able to keep their strangle hold on the top spot with the Colts right behind them. I don't know how you really decide between these two teams. Both are playing fantastic football and are a mere 3 victories away from making NFL history. If that happens they will forever be linked. Yes, the odds are still long but can you imagine a Super Bowl with the 18-0 Colts and the 18-0 Saints? Two prolific offenses and two of the games best QB's? Talk about drama...but we get ahead of ourselves.

There are a couple of other teams that may have a thing or two to say about a Saints vs. Colts Super Bowl and they would be the Minnesota Vikings and the San Diego Chargers. They are numbers 3 and 4 in our rankings and are both playing great football. Rounding out the top 5 is a scrappy Bengals squad who will be playing with a heavy heart this Sunday following the death of wide receiver Chris Henry who passed away this morning. The Bengals will face a red hot Charger team in a game with big time seeding implications.

The Chiefs sit at a lowly 28 in the rankings and hope to jump up a slot or two with a convincing win over the Browns this Sunday at Arrowhead.

Go Chiefs and on to the Ranks.

1

Saints

The last bump on the road to a perfect season is this week. The mystique of the Superdome should be the difference maker as they go 14-0.

2

Colts

They find ways to win.

3

Vikings

The state of Minnesota had a big sigh of relief after the Vikings dismantled a very good Bengal team.

4

Chargers

They've won 8 in a row and are playing mistake free football.  A tough game against an emotional Bengals team will be a fun one to watch.

5

Bengals

The Bengals got a healthy does of how they are going to have to play to go deep in the playoffs. The offense has got to get some spark or it could be a one and done for Cinci.

6

Packers

Definitely got hot at the right time. First NFC Wildcard is there's for the taking. This is not a team the front runners are going to want to see come playoff time

7

Eagles

As per usual the Eagles are showing up in time for the playoffs.

8

Denver

21 catches (NFL record) by Marshall and they still can't beat the Colts.  If they lose against the Raiders, the Wildcard may fall out of reach.

9

Patriots

Only one game ahead of the Phins and Jets. They have a must win against the Bills this week if they want to stay in the playoff picture.

10

Cardinals

It’s just not fair. The Cardinals get a bye week every other week of the season.

11

Cowboys

The December woes continue and the schedule is not forgiving.

12

Dolphins

They are in a tight race against the Pats and Jets for the playoffs. They face a red hot Titans this week.

13

Giants

The giants may sneak into the playoffs, if not for an easy schedule down the stretch, then for Tony Romo’s December woes.

14

Ravens

With Jacksonville floundering, the second Wild Card is Baltimore's for the taking.

15

Jaguars

Bad, bad loss for them. They are in deep trouble.

16

Titans

Johnson will get to 2000 yards but it won't be enough to get the Titans into the playoffs.

17

Jets

They are still in the hunt for the playoffs. They have to beat the Falcons this week. I thought all chance was gone. They proved me wrong.

18

Falcons

We will see what the Falcons really are down the stretch as they have a soft schedule. Injuriesdo play some part in their downfall but it isn’t the whole story here.

19

Texans

They might be a player in 1010 with a new coach.

20

49ers

You can't take away the fact that the 9ers have heart. And Vernon Davis. Don't forget him either.

21

Steelers

What is there left to say? The Steelers have totally fallen apart. Consecutive losses to the Chiefs, Redskins, Raiders and Browns. Ouch!

22

Bills

They won't make the playoffs but they can attempt to spoil the Pats chances.

23

Panthers

You have to wonder where the Panthers would be if they sat Delhomme a lot sooner in the year. With a good defense and great running game you have to think they would at least be in the hunt.

24

Bears

Jay Cutler through his 21st and 22nd interceptions of the year last weekend. Can he make it to 30? I don't think there is a ceiling to his suckitude.

25

Redskins

You have to hand it to the Skins. They’ve continued to fight all year.

26

Seahawks

I would like all you APers to give a big "Welcome to rebuilding" to our friends in Seattle.

27

Raiders

Instead of trusting the rest of the season to their number one overall pick, Oakland went to the scrap heap and picked up former first round pick, J.P. Losman and this Sunday will start Charlie Frye.  With Russell now their number three QB on their depth chart, it's easy to say, Oakland has moved on.

28

Chiefs

Game of the Decade, this Sunday, Arrowhead Stadium. 

29

Browns

After 6 straight years of losing to their biggest rival the Browns have finally gotten that monkey off their back, hopefully renewing one of footballs greatest rivalries. Next monkey: Eric Mangini.

30

Lions

Dante Culpepper sucks.

31

Buccaneers

This team has a long way to go, probably longer then any other team in the league. They are an NFC South doormat, as they have no divisional wins.

32

Rams

It was awful nice of the Rams to spot the Chris Johnson's..err...I mean Titans 2 TD's and 150 yards in the first quarter. 

 

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Arrowhead Pride's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Arrowhead Pride writers or editors.

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