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

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Dec 14, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate (15) celebrates his touchdown with quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) during the second quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Andrew Luck leads the NFL with 4,492 passing yards and 38 TD’s. That’s one more TD than Peyton Manning. The Colts played that situation out almost perfectly.. (10-4). Previous: 5th. Indianapolis Colts. 8. team. 46

How could a team with the best record in the NFL be ranked 7th? They’re on their third QB and even with one of the league’s best defenses, you still have to put up enough points to win. They face a Seattle team this week that arguably has the best defense as well.. (11-3). Previous: 3rd. Arizona Cardinals. 7. team. 32

123. The Cowboys and Seahawks have identical records, yet one could win the division and the other completely miss out on the playoffs depending on how the final two weeks play out. Not something that Dallas envisioned when they defeated the Seahawks at CenturyLink early on this season.. (10-4). Previous: 2nd. Dallas Cowboys. 6. team

5. team. 50. Golden Tate has proven to be the best pickup of the offseason and the Seahawks surely miss his playmaking on offense. Detroit’s #1 run defense makes them a very tough opponent should the Seahawks meet them in the playoffs.. (10-4). Previous: 10th. Detroit Lions

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