JACKSONVILLE – Here are the jaguars.com post-Week 17 2013 power rankings. And we all know how important these are:
1.Denver Broncos (13-3) | 1 | If there’s a favorite in the AFC, they’re it
2.Seattle Seahawks (13-3) | 2 | Will be brutally tough to beat at home
3.New England Patriots (12-4) | 3 | Could win in Denver. Can they get there?
4.San Francisco 49ers (12-4) | 4 | Would it shock anyone if they win NFC?
5.Carolina Panthers (12-4) | 5 | Earned the No. 2 NFC seed. Can they back it up?
6.Kansas City Chiefs (11-5) | 6 | Remarkable turnaround. Are they postseason ready?
7.New Orleans Saints (11-5) | 7 | Road woes a real worry entering postseason
8.Cincinnati Bengals (11-5) |8 | Defense makes them dangerous in postseason
9.Indianapolis Colts (11-5) | 9 | Will be tough to beat in postseason
10.Arizona Cardinals (10-6) |10 | Odd-team out, but really good season
11.Philadelphia Eagles (10-6) | 11 | As good on the road as any team in NFL this season
12.Green Bay Packers (8-7-1) | 13 | Rodgers is back and so is their momentum
13.San Diego Chargers (9-7) | 16 | Philip Rivers moved back into the elite group this season
14.Pittsburgh Steelers (8-8) | 18 | Had plenty of chances to win their way in
15.Chicago Bears (8-8) | 12 | Fired coach last offseason after 10-6 season
16.Miami Dolphins (8-8) | 14 | Late-season collapse will leave bitter, bitter taste
17.Baltimore Ravens (8-8) | 15 | Too many personnel losses to overcome
18.Dallas Cowboys (8-8) | 17 | Gallant effort in season finale not enough
19.St. Louis Rams (7-9) | 19 | Looks like a team ready for a jump
20.New York Giants (7-9) | 21 | Disastrous start left too little margin for error
21.New York Jets (8-8) | 22 | Somehow, some way the Jets got to .500
22.Buffalo Bills (6-10) | 24 | Brighter days ahead
23.Detroit Lions (7-9) | 20 | Talent couldn’t save season or Jim Schwartz
24.Tennessee Titans (7-9) | 24 | Victories in last two games let them avert double-digit losses
25.Cleveland Browns (4-12) | 25 | One and done for Chud stunned many
26.Oakland Raiders (4-12) | 26 | All lives to fight another year
27.Minnesota Vikings (5-10-1) | 27 | Playoffs in ’12 only bought Frazier a year
28.Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-12) | 28| The Schiano era ends unceremoniously
29.Jacksonville Jaguars (4-12) | 29| A 4-4 record in second half of season
30.Atlanta Falcons (4-12) | 30 | The stunning gall ends at last
31.Washington Redskins (3-13) | 31 | Four and done for Shanahan in D.C.
32.Houston Texans (2-14) | 32 | Fourteen consecutive losses to end the season