NFL Power Rankings Week 16: Updated Standings, Predictions Before MNF

December 21, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

After another thrilling, surprising and, at times, controversial weekend of football, it's time to update the weekly power rankings. Some teams are climbing at the most crucial time of the year, while others are plummeting.
Let's break them all down.
Until the Carolina Panthers lose—and at this point, it sure doesn't look like that will happen, at least not until potentially in the postseason—they'll remain atop these rankings.
Cam Newton, at this point, has to be the league's MVP. Not only did he throw for five touchdown passes and rush for 100 yards on Sunday, but after Carolina blew a 28-point halftime lead he calmly led his team down the field for a game-winning field goal as time expired. 
"It was kind of a weird feeling in that locker room, and I'm still feeling kind of weird, but not enough to [not] celebrate," Newton said after a game that also included consistent fighting between cornerback Josh Norman...

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