Week 14 of the 2018 NFL regular season schedule is in the books. Now it’s time to see where all 32 teams rank. For reference purposes, here is a link to last week’s NFL Power Rankings.
BLG’S WEEK 15 NFL POWER RANKINGS
1 - Kansas City Chiefs (Last Week: 2) - Pat Mahomes is ridiculous. He’s the NFL MVP.
3 - Los Angeles Rams (LW: 1) - Jared Goff is not a cold weather quarterback.
#Rams QB Jared Goff -- born in CA, played at Cal, plays pro ball for L.A., and has small hands -- in 2 games this season in sub-30-degree temps:— Evan Silva (@evansilva) December 10, 2018
34-of-72 passing (47.2%) for 381 yards (5.3 YPA), 0 TDs, 5 INTs.
4 - Los Angeles Chargers (LW: 5) - The Bolts rank third in DVOA and fifth in point differential.
5 - Seattle Seahawks (LW: 7) - Seattle has won four in a row. They’re going to be a tough out as the No. 5 seed.
6 - Chicago Bears (LW: 8) - The Bears don’t have the offensive firepower to match with Los Angeles or New Orleans. But they do have a defense that can hinder those teams.
8 - Houston Texans (LW: 6) - Houston’s winning streak finally came to an end.
10 - Indianapolis Colts (LW: 13) - After getting shut out last week, Frank Reich’s Colts bounced back with a big win over Houston.
11 - Baltimore Ravens (LW: 9) - The Ravens took the Chiefs to overtime in Kansas City. They’re a good team. And still alive for the AFC North lead with Pittsburgh slipping.
12 - Tennessee Titans (LW: 16) - Never know where to rank the Titans on a weekly basis. The league’s most up and down team.
13 - Miami Dolphins (LW: 17) - Tom Brady is now 7-10 in South Beach thanks to the Miami Miracle:
14 - Denver Broncos (LW: 11) - Bad loss for Denver, who could’ve made a real push for an AFC wild card spot with a win.
15 - Minnesota Vikings (LW: 14) - John DeFilippo’s offense is struggling. Also, Kirk Cousins is a loser.
Kirk Cousins: 32-36-1 as a starter, 4-23 against teams that finish the season with 9+ wins, and 8-26 against teams that finish the season with 8+ wins.— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) December 11, 2018
16 - Cleveland Browns (LW: 18) - The Browns are 3-2 since firing Hue Jackson. Progress!
17 - Pittsburgh Steelers (LW: 12) - Three straight losses gives them a tenuous lead on the AFC North.
19 - Detroit Lions (LW: 21) - The Lions haven’t given up on Matt Patricia, I guess.
20 - Green Bay Packers (LW: 22) - The Packers are undefeated since firing Mike McCarthy.
21 - New York Giants (LW: 24) - The Giants are 4-1 in their last five games. Pat Shurmur is the master of ruining draft position.
22 - Carolina Panthers (LW: 19) - Five losses in a row. Choking their way out of the wild card picture.
23 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers (LW: 25) - Well, the Bucs showed some fight early against New Orleans, but it wasn’t enough.
24 - Atlanta Falcons (LW: 23) - Five losses in a row. Is Dan Quinn on the hot seat?
25 - Jacksonville Jaguars (LW: 26) - After pitching a shutout against Indy last week, the Jags allowed 30 points to Tennessee. Makes sense.
26 - New York Jets (LW: 30) - The J-E-T-S won the battle of the rookie quarterbacks with Sam Darnold looking merely mediocre instead of flat out awful.
27 - Buffalo Bills (LW: 27) - First-round quarterback Josh Allen ranks sixth among NFL rookies in rushing yards.
28 - Oakland Raiders (LW: 31) - Don’t look now but Jon Gruden has the Raiders playing competitive football? Relatively speaking, of course.
29 - San Francisco 49ers (LW: 32) - I googled “Nick Mullens” and an article titled “Nick Mullens’ first 5 starts were better than Tom Brady’s” came up. There you have it. Mullens > Brady.
30 - Arizona Cardinals (LW: 28) - Steve Wilks might be one and done in the desert.
31 - Cincinnati Bengals (LW: 29) - The Bengals are 0-4 since adding Hue Jackson to their staff. Cincy’s -90 point differential is fourth worst in the league.
32 - Washington Redskins (LW: 20) - Washington is hopeless given their awful quarterback situation. They don’t stand a chance.