2008 NFL Week 15 Power Rankings

Mike CraigCorrespondent IDecember 10, 2008

Week 14 possessed many things. One of those was that three divisions were locked up: The AFC South, the NFC East, and the NFC West.

When Tennessee plays Pittsburgh after this week, do you think they will realize that they are not contenders and that they really are just pretenders?

So even though the Giants would have locked up the East by beating the Eagles, the Cowboys later lost to the Steelers, locking up the East anyway. Good for you, New York, Pittsburgh did your dirty work for you.

The NFC North is looking less contested, as the Packers dropped another game. The Vikings have three hard games to finish the season off, while the Bears could still take the the division.

Will Detroit win a game this season? Well, they do play the Packers in the last game of the season.

  1. Tennessee Titans (12-1) (LW 2) - How did you get back up here?
  2. Pittsburgh Steelers (10-3) (LW 3) - How many Irish players do you have?
  3. New York Giants (11-2) (LW 1) - It's just like getting shot in the foot...or leg, right?
  4. Carolina Panthers (10-3) (LW 7) - How does it feel to know that all that work could still be for nothing?
  5. Indianapolis Colts (9-4) (LW 8) - Wild Card sounds pleasant, doesn't it?
  6. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9-4) (LW 4) - It's okay, you can do better next week, correct?
  7. Miami Dolphins (8-5) (LW 9) - Apparently, you are not so tame, huh?
  8. Atlanta Falcons (8-5) (LW 6) - Was that really what you wanted?
  9. Minnesota Vikings (8-5) (LW 10) - Think you can keep that lead when you have Atlanta, Arizona, and New York next?
  10. New York Jets (8-5) (LW 5) - Come on, where is that Brett Favre energy?
  11. Arizona Cardinals (8-5) (LW 11) - How does it feel that you basically have had the division handed to you?
  12. Baltimore Ravens (9-4) (LW 13) - Think you can beat the luck of the Irish?
  13. Philadelphia Eagles (7-5-1) (LW 16) - Why start trying now?
  14. Denver Broncos (8-5) (LW 14) - You can outlast the Chargers, right?
  15. New England Patriots (8-5) (LW 15) - How does it feel to be tied for first in the division again?
  16. Dallas Cowboys (8-5) (LW 12) - You still have a chance at the playoffs, you know this?
  17. New Orleans Saints (7-6) (LW 17) - Why do I get the feeling you are close but yet no cigar for the playoffs?
  18. Houston Texans (6-7) (LW 18) - Does December signify the time for all bad teams to start trying?
  19. Chicago Bears (7-6) (LW 19) - Think you can take the division now that your schedule is easy and the Vikings have three tough opponents left?
  20. San Francisco 49ers (5-8) (LW 24) - Two games? How 'bout three now?
  21. San Diego Chargers (5-8) (LW 26) - You are only a couple games behind, do you think you can do it?
  22. Washington Redskins (7-6) (LW 21) - How did you get to the bottom of the division so fast?
  23. Green Bay Packers (5-8) (LW 20) - So now that you basically have run yourselves into the ground, what is next?
  24. Cleveland Browns (4-9) (LW 22) - So when are you guys going to get somebody to make sure your quarterbacks are more durable?
  25. Buffalo Bills (6-7) (LW 23) - Does it bother you that you are starting to live up to my before-season expectations?
  26. Jacksonville Jaguars (4-9) (LW 25) - How about you look back at last season and see what you guys did and start repeating it?
  27. Kansas City Chiefs (2-11) (LW 27) - Think you can keep those losses coming?
  28. Oakland Raiders (3-10) (LW 28) - So will everybody be cheering when Al Davis dies?
  29. Seattle Seahawks (2-11) (LW 29) - I am starting to feel bad for Mike Holmgren, aren't you?
  30. St. Louis Rams (2-11) (LW 30) - How come the talent in this team is staying dormant?
  31. Cincinnati Bengals (1-11-1) (LW 31) - You could have been 2-11, how embarrassing is that?
  32. Detroit Lions (0-13) (LW 32) - Could you at least get one win?

Divisions Already Locked Up

AFC South: Tennessee Titans

Tennessee Titans (12-1)
Indianapolis Colts (9-4)
Houston Texans (6-7)
Jacksonville Jaguars (4-9)

NFC East: New York Giants

New York Giants (11-2)
Dallas Cowboys (8-5)
Philadelphia Eagles (7-5-1)
Washington Redskins (7-6)

NFC West: Arizona Cardinals

Arizona Cardinals (8-5)
San Francisco 49ers (5-8)
Seattle Seahawks (2-11)
St. Louis Rams (2-11)

Division Predictions After Week 14

AFC East: New York Jets

New York Jets (8-5)
New England Patriots (8-5)
Miami Dolphins (8-5)
Buffalo Bills (6-7)

AFC North: Pittsburgh Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers (10-3)
Baltimore Ravens (9-4)
Cleveland Browns (4-9)
Cincinnati Bengals (1-11-1)

AFC West: Denver Broncos

Denver Broncos (8-5)
San Diego Chargers (5-8)
Oakland Raiders (3-10)
Kansas City Chiefs (2-11)

1. Tennessee Titans
2. Pittsburgh Steelers
3. Denver Broncos
4. New York Jets
5. Indianapolis Colts
6. Baltimore Ravens

NFC North: Chicago Bears

Minnesota Vikings (8-5)
Chicago Bears (7-6)
Green Bay Packers (5-8)
Detroit Lions (0-13)

NFC South: Carolina Panthers

Carolina Panthers (10-3)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9-4)
Atlanta Falcons (8-5)
New Orleans Saints (7-6)

1. New York Giants
2. Carolina Panthers
3. Arizona Cardinals
4. Chicago Bears
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
6. Atlanta Falcons


Wild Card
AFC - Indianapolis Colts @ New York Jets (Colts)
        Baltimore Ravens @ Denver Broncos (Ravens)

NFC - Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Chicago Bears (Buccaneers)
        Atlanta Falcons @ Arizona Cardinals (Cardinals)

Divisional Round
AFC - Indianapolis Colts @ Pittsburgh Steelers (Steelers)
        Baltimore Ravens @ Tennessee Titans (Ravens)

NFC - Arizona Cardinals @ Carolina Panthers (Panthers)
        Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ New York Giants (Giants)

Conference Championships
AFC - Baltimore Ravens @ Pittsburgh Steelers (Ravens)

NFC - Carolina Panthers @ New York Giants (Giants)

Super Bowl XLIII
Baltimore Ravens V.S. New York Giants (Giants)


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