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BRIAN BILLICK'S Brian Billick is an acclaimed NFL game analyst for FOX Sports and a Super Bowl-winning coach.

NFL Power Rankings Week 16


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Posted December 18, 2012 01:37 PM EST

Peyton Manning and the Broncos are in top form now. I've got a line on who's hot and who's not going into Week 16.

Video: Watch Billick break down his rankings

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Cincinnati Bengals

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New York Giants

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RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

11-3 1 1/23
The Broncos have won nine straight and finally have their statement win on the road, albeit against a less-than-healthy Ravens team.
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2

10-3-1 1 1/17
The way the 49ers jumped out to an early lead against the Patriots on Sunday and then overcame Tom Brady's comeback effort was very impressive. But the tie and loss to the Rams still leave a bitter taste in my mouth.
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3

10-4 2 1/12
The Patriots had previously won 13 straight games in the month of December and nearly pulled off a 28-point rally to win No. 14 before falling to the 49ers on Sunday.
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4

12-2 1 1/15
The 34-point win over the Giants on Sunday ties the NFL record for biggest margin of defeat over a reigning Super Bowl champ. The shutout is further proof that defensive coordinator Mike Nolan deserves to be a head coach again in this league.
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5

12-2 1 1/14
JJ Watt vs. the Colts on Sunday: 3 sacks, 4 hurries, 10 tackles -- including six for a loss and a forced fumble. Wow.
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6

10-4 - 3/12
The Packers won their 12th straight against NFC North opponents in beating the Bears, but it was the 41st time in a row they failed to have a 100-yard rusher in a game. That will come back to bite them in the playoffs.
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7

9-5 1 5/31
Back-to-back 50-point games have put the league on notice, but something is holding me back from totally jumping on the Seahawks bandwagon.
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8

8-6 3 8/23
Matt Schaub, Matt Flynn . . . Kirk Cousins? Will he become the next coveted backup quarterback? He sure looked like it with 329 yards and two touchdowns in his first NFL start in beating the Browns on Sunday.
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9

9-5 - 2/10
On Sunday against the Broncos, the Ravens were without Ray Lewis, started a less-than-100-percent Terrell Suggs and used an offensive coordinator who was calling plays for the first time in his career.
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10

8-6 5 3/20
The Cincinnati defense had a season-high five takeaways and the Bengals offense turned them into 31 points.
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11

9-5 1 2/30
Andre Johnson's 151 receiving yards n Sunday made it seven straight games a Colts opposing receiver had 100-plus yards, plus Indy also surrendered 165 rushing yards to Arian Foster.
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12

8-6 2 8/29
Adrian Peterson = MVP. Easily.
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13

8-6 - 5/18
Tony Romo had his eighth 300-yard passing game on Sunday and won his third straight game in December, a month in which he has historically struggled.
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14

8-6 2 3/20
The Bears were 0 for 9 on third down and just 1 for 3 in the red zone. With games like that, it's no wonder Jay Cutler is just 1-7 against the Packers in his career.
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15

8-6 8 4/18
The Giants were shut out this weekend and are still averaging 26 points per game over the last two.
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16

7-7 - 5/17
The Steelers seem to be ripping at the seams at the worst possible time. They have little time to get it right before they play their most important game of the season against the Bengals on Sunday. The winner will get a wild card.
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17

6-8 2 1/28
This was the Saints team we were expecting to see all season.
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18

6-7-1 1 14/32
The Rams outgained the Vikings by 110 yards on Sunday, but became just another notch in Adrian Peterson's belt.
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19

6-8 3 14/31
Ryan Tannehill had just his second career multiple-touchdown game and Reggie Bush added his second 100-yard game of the season.
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20

5-9 5 15/31
The Panthers had their season high in time of possession and held the Chargers to their lowest time of possession since 2010. Cam Newton has been on a tear and his final two games against the Raiders and Saints shouldn't be any different.
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21

6-8 3 9/29
Greg Schiano is going to be judged much in the way Tom Coughlin has throughout his career. When things are going well, he is strong willed and a tough leader, but when things are going wrong, he is a dictator and out of touch with his players. Recent anonExpand Description
Greg Schiano is going to be judged much in the way Tom Coughlin has throughout his career. When things are going well, he is strong willed and a tough leader, but when things are going wrong, he is a dictator and out of touch with his players. Recent anonymous quotes from the players would suggest the latter right now.Collapse Description
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22

5-9 2 20/32
Trent Richardson had a season-high two rushing touchdowns, but was only able to accumulate 28 yards on the ground. The Browns need more than that.
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23

5-9 2 9/28
Philip Rivers' 121 yards passing was his fifth-lowest total in his career and worst this season . . . that's what happens when you get sacked six times.
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24

5-9 4 16/30
The Titans needed just a couple plays to beat the Jets, and they got them from Chris Johnson on his 94-yard touchdown run and from Jake Locker as he added another touchdown run late in the game.
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25

5-9 4 5/29
The Cardinals finally won their fifth game after starting the season 4-0, ending the worst follow-up (nine straight losses) to a 4-0 start in NFL history.
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26

6-8 2 4/30
Umm . . .
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27

4-10 1 1/30
Did Bryce Brown really lose another fumble?
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28

4-10 5 10/28
Calvin Johnson now has seven consecutive 100-yard receiving games, which ties the NFL record held by Michael Irvin and Charley Hennigan. So at least the Lions have that going for them.
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29

5-9 2 14/30
The Bills will be having nightmares of Russell Wilson for the foreseeable future.
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30

4-10 2 22/32
Somebody grab some ice for Sebastian Janikowski's leg.
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31

2-12 1 28/32
At least the Jaguars have found some receiving weapons in Cecil Shorts and Justin Blackmon in the back half of the season . . . now they just need to find a quarterback and a defense.
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32

2-12 1 11/32
Zero points against the Raiders pretty much says it all.
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NFC STANDINGS

East Division 

TEAM W L T
Eagles    2 0 0
Redskins    1 1 0
Cowboys    1 1 0
Giants    0 2 0
 

West Division 

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Cardinals    2 0 0
Seahawks    1 1 0
49ers    1 1 0
Rams    1 1 0
 

North Division 

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Bears    1 1 0
Vikings    1 1 0
Lions    1 1 0
Packers    1 1 0
 

South Division 

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Panthers    2 0 0
Falcons    1 1 0
Saints    0 2 0
Buccaneers    0 2 0
 

AFC STANDINGS

East Division 

TEAM W L T
Bills    2 0 0
Dolphins    1 1 0
Jets    1 1 0
Patriots    1 1 0
 

West Division 

TEAM W L T
Broncos    2 0 0
Chargers    1 1 0
Raiders    0 2 0
Chiefs    0 2 0
 

North Division 

TEAM W L T
Bengals    2 0 0
Ravens    1 1 0
Steelers    1 1 0
Browns    1 1 0
 

South Division 

TEAM W L T
Texans    2 0 0
Titans    1 1 0
Jaguars    0 2 0
Colts    0 2 0