NFL POWER RANKINGS WEEK 16: Angry Birds Back on Top of NFL

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All 32 NFL teams ranked.

The Twist: Each week my top 12 ranked teams will consist of 6 NFC teams and 6 AFC teams since 6 from each conference will qualify for the post season. I reflect the top 12 teams most likely to make the playoffs each week.

Angry Birds:
After the Falcons were embarrassed by the Panthers last week, the Angry Birds took it out on the Giants with a 34-0 beat down. That’s impressive enough for me to put them back on the top as they will likely cruise to a home field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs.

NFC: While the Falcons sit in a good position, they will face tough competition in the playoffs from the 49ers, Packers and the high scoring Seahawks. The NFC East is in a 3 way tie and the final wildcard spot is yet to be determined but with two weeks left, the Vikings are sitting in that spot.

AFC: Even after the 49ers game Sunday night, I think the Patriots are still the team to beat in the AFC. The Pats will likely have to go on the road in the playoffs but with Brady, they can make it back to the super bowl. The Pats drop 2 spots this week but remain the top ranked AFC team.

The Texans beat a good Colts team and will likely have home field in the playoffs but right now I believe the Broncos are the hotter team. The Broncos are higher ranked now.

TOP 12:
The Bengals win and the Steelers lose in OT to Dallas so the Bengals for now are in the 2nd AFC wildcard spot. These two teams play next week with a chance to settle things. The Bears lost to the Packers and the Vikings bump them out of the top 12 spot. However the remaining schedule favors the Bears to get back in the top 12 as they play the Cardinals and Lions.

Biggest Movers
Down: The Giants move 6 spots down after getting blown out in Atlanta and allowing the Redskins and Cowboys to tie them in the East.
UP: The Redskins take advantage of the opportunity and move up 5 spots. Also the Vikings move up 5 spots taking advantage of the Bears loss.

WEEK 16 2012 0 = no change

1. Falcons (12-2) ↑2
2. 49ers (10-3-1) ↑3
3. Patriots (10-4) ↓2
4. Broncos (11-3) 0
5. Texans (12-2) ↓3
6. Packers (10-4) 0
7. Seahawks (9-5) 0
8. Redskins (8-6) ↑5
9. Ravens (9-5) ↓1
10. Colts (9-5) 0
11. Vikings (8-6) ↑5
12. Bengals (8-6) ↑3
13. Bears (8-6) ↓2
14. Cowboys (8-6) 0
15. Giants (8-6) ↓6
16. Steelers (7-7) ↓4
17. Saints (6-8) ↓1
18. Rams (6-7-1) ↓1
19. Jets (6-8) 0
20. Dolphins (6-8) ↑4
21. Bucs (6-8) ↓3
22. Panthers (5-9) ↑4
23. Browns (5-9) ↓2
24. Titans (5-9) ↑4
25. Bills (5-9) ↓2
26. Chargers (5-9) ↓4
27. Cardinals (5-9) ↑2
28. Lions (4-10) ↓3
29. Raiders (4-10) ↑2
30. Eagles (4-10) ↓3
31. Jaguars (2-12) 0
32. Chiefs (2-12) 0

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