NFL Power Rankings, Week 16: Bills and Bengals on the rise, Broncos fall

The NFL season is coming closer and closer to the end. With some big games down the stretch that will determine playoff seeding, it should get interesting. We discuss all 32 NFL teams.

Minnesota Vikings v Cincinnati Bengals
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25. New York Jets (5-9)

Last Week: 26 (+1)

It really is sad. The Jets Super Bowl hype was demolished after a few offensive snaps. Now, they are sitting around hoping that 40-year-old Aaron Rodgers will not only be able to come back and play at a high level next season. But also that he will be able to play at a level that he has not played at since 2021. If I were a Jets fan, I would be praying that the front office was doing their due diligence on rookie quarterbacks.

26. Tennessee Titans (5-9)

Last Week: 27 (+1)

Tennessee would be wise to look for a new quarterback in the draft. Will Levis could maybe pan out, but grabbing another top option couldn't hurt anything. The Titans are the proverbial "quarterback away" team. They should be seriously looking at their options this offseason. Kirk Cousins, anyone?

27. Washington Commanders (4-10)

Last Week: 24 (-3)

Ron Rivera is out at the season's end. Does Washington just promote Eric Bieniemy? Or are we looking at a whole new vision due to the change in ownership? Things could get wacky in Washington this offseason.

28. New York Giants (5-9)

Last Week: 28 (-)

The Giants were looking like a much-improved team. Then they looked lost against the Saints. It is truly a testament to Brian Daboll that this team has five wins. Hell, put him up for coach of the year again! That team is awful and they have no business even being competitive in the majority of their games.

29. Los Angeles Chargers (5-9)

Last Week: 29 (-)

The deed is done. Brandon Staley is out as the head coach. Tom Telesco is out as the general manager. The Chargers would be wise to look for a new, young offensive-minded head coach to pair with Justin Herbert and their talented receiving corps. It's time for a new vision. It might even be time for some of their talent to be cut loose just for a new, fresh start for all parties. This has been more than a disaster for the Chargers. This has been an awful, rat-filled dumpster fire.

30. Arizona Cardinals (3-11)

Last Week: 30 (-)

The Cardinals are pretty much what we thought they would be to start the season. They have very little going for them. I am not sure whether they have to cut ties with Kyler Murray yet, but they need to keep their options open. There is a lot that needs refining.

31. New England Patriots (3-11)

Last Week: 31 (-)

The Patriots were in the game for a half against the Chiefs. Bailey Zappe came out and looked very good to start. Then it all came crumbling down. It sounds like the Patriots are going to be looking for new leadership and going for a complete rebuild. I wish them nothing but misery for what they did to my soul in 2018. Specifically during the AFC Championship game.

32. Carolina Panthers (2-12)

Last Week: 32 (-)

The Panthers' alternate uniforms are among the best in the NFL. Don't even bother debating that with me. In front of about 12 people in Carolina, the Panthers won on a walk-off field goal against the Falcons. This team has managed to win two football games. It's really something.