NFL Power Rankings Week 16: Four Teams Are Legit Contenders for Top Spot

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Dec 15, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) runs off the field following the second half against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. New Orleans won 31-15. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

team. 87. The Panthers are 5-8-1. And they are only a half-game out of the NFC South lead. The Stl. Rams might be a 10-win team if they played in this division.. (5-8-1). Previous: 18th. Carolina Panthers. 20

59. How many times have the Dolphins appeared in the playoffs over the past 13 seasons? The answer is once. After a hot start it’s almost certain that Miami will miss the playoffs yet again.. (7-7). Previous: 20th. Miami Dolphins. 19. team

51. Three of the Rams victories have come against the 49ers, Broncos and Seahawks. With a little better QB we could be talking about all four NFC West teams competing for playoffs spots right now.. (6-8). Previous: 23rd. St. Louis Rams. 18. team

17. team. 15. At 6-8, the Saints are in position to win the NFC South with at best, a .500 record. Last team to make the playoffs at 8-8 or worse was the Seahawks at 7-9. Seattle then beat the Saints in the first round of the playoffs. Karma?. (6-8). Previous: 22nd. New Orleans Saints

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