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first_img28. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-10)Shift: ▲1Hi: 26Lo: 29Comment: Will Gruden be back calling plays for real sometime soon? — BurnsNext: at Carolina29. Chicago Bears (4-10)Shift: ▼3Hi: 26Lo: 29Comment: The more Trubisky throws, the less they win. That can’t be good. — LapinskiNext: vs. Cleveland30. Indianapolis Colts (3-11)Shift: —Hi: 30Lo: 30Comment: Pagano counting down the days. Will he join the Cards staff in some capacity? — BurnsNext: at Baltimore (Saturday)31. New York Giants (2-12)Shift: —Hi: 31Lo: 31Comment: QB Eli Manning: “I know I can still play at a high level and run this offense.” — MorganNext: at Arizona32. Cleveland Browns (0-14)Shift: —Hi: 32Lo: 32Comment: If losing every week is wrong, they don’t want to be right. — LapinskiNext: at Chicago 1. New England Patriots (11-3)Shift: ▲1Hi: 1Lo: 1Comment: Another AFC East title, a record ninth in a row. — MorganNext: vs. Buffalo2. Philadelphia Eagles (12-2)Shift: ▲1Hi: 2Lo: 4Comment: Nick Foles played well last week with four touchdowns passes. — JureckiNext: vs. Oakland (Monday)3. Pittsburgh Steelers (11-3)Shift: ▼2Hi: 2Lo: 5Comment: The catch rule is silly but that doesn’t change how badly Ben screwed that up at the end. — BurnsNext: at Houston (Monday)4. Minnesota Vikings (11-3)Shift: —Hi: 3Lo: 5Comment: Case Keenum has completed almost 71 percent of his passes over the last 7 games. — MarottaNext: at Green Bay (Saturday)5. Los Angeles Rams (10-4)Shift: —Hi: 3Lo: 5Comment: So apparently this is the Rams’ division now. With emphasis. — LapinskiNext: at Tennessee So once again, the Patriots top our rankings, but the Steelers didn’t fall far.Here’s a look at our 1-32 NFL pecking order heading into Week 16.Ties will go to the team that receives the majority of higher rankings from our panel.Burns | Jurecki | Lapinski | Marotta | MorganWeek 16 CompositeBiggest Risers: Kansas City Chiefs ▲4Biggest Fallers: Los Angeles Chargers ▼5 Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The top two teams in our Week 15 rankings battled at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh Sunday, and it was No. 2 upending No. 1.The Patriots, for the third time this season, got a call to go their way in a crucial moment to escape with a win. This time, it was a reversal of an apparent touchdown by Steelers tight end Jesse James with seconds left. Upon review, the call was changed to an incomplete pass and Ben Roethlisberger was then picked off by Duron Harmon in the end zone to give New England the win. 14. Detroit Lions (8-6)Shift: ▲3Hi: 13Lo: 16Comment: It’s been 60 years since the Lions won a playoff game. — MorganNext: at Cincinnati15. Buffalo Bills (8-6)Shift: ▲3Hi: 14Lo: 17Comment: It’s going to be agony for Bills fans to watch their team lose its playoff spot this week at New England. — MorganNext: at New England16. Los Angeles Chargers (7-7)Shift: ▼5Hi: 14Lo: 18Comment: Really had to have that game in Arrowhead on Saturday. Now they need outside help to have a shot. — LapinskiNext: at NY Jets17. Tennessee Titans (8-6)Shift: ▼4Hi: 14Lo: 18Comment: People didn’t think they were that good, and they’ve proved it with two straight losses out West. — MarottaNext: vs. LA Rams18. Green Bay Packers (7-7)Shift: ▼2Hi: 13Lo: 18Comment: Rodgers returned, but it wasn’t enough. — JureckiNext: vs. Minnesota (Saturday)19. Oakland Raiders (6-8)Shift: —Hi: 19Lo: 20Comment: A folded index card away from being higher on this list. — BurnsNext: at Philadelphia (Monday)20. Washington Redskins (6-8)Shift: ▲2Hi: 19Lo: 22Comment: When the straight-laced Associated Press calls your win “a comedy of errors” you know it was bad. — MorganNext: vs. Denver 21. Arizona Cardinals (6-8)Shift: ▼1Hi: 20Lo: 23Comment: Cardinals are like the kid in the high school coming-of-age comedy … we’re just rooting for them to score. — MarottaNext: vs. NY Giants22. Miami Dolphins (6-8)Shift: ▼1Hi: 20Lo: 22Comment: Will they bring Jay Cutler back next year or turn back to Ryan Tannehill? — JureckiNext: at Kansas City23. Denver Broncos (4-10)Shift: ▲2Hi: 23Lo: 24Comment: One of the Cardinals’ chief competitors for an offseason QB. — BurnsNext: at Washington24. Cincinnati Bengals (5-9)Shift: ▼1Hi: 23Lo: 26Comment: Hey, Marvin Lewis won’t get a playoff win this year either. — MarottaNext: vs. Detroit25. New York Jets (5-9)Shift: ▼1Hi: 24Lo: 27Comment: Jets players have come out and recommended they keep Todd Bowles and give him an extension. — JureckiNext: vs. LA Chargers26. San Francisco 49ers (4-10)Shift: ▲2Hi: 22Lo: 29Comment: A whole bunch of GMs have to explain to their owners why they didn’t trade for Jimmy G. — BurnsNext: vs. Jacksonville27. Houston Texans (4-10)Shift: —Hi: 25Lo: 29Comment: Jadeveon Clowney shouldn’t call a QB who just hung 45 on his team ‘trash.’ — MarottaNext: vs. Pittsburgh (Monday) Top Stories center_img 0 Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 6. New Orleans Saints (10-4)Shift: ▲1Hi: 6Lo: 8Comment: They have balance and a QB that’s won a Super Bowl. Should be a team to watch in the postseason. — JureckiNext: vs. Atlanta7. Carolina Panthers (10-4)Shift: ▼1Hi: 6Lo: 7Comment: Scary team in January. — BurnsNext: vs. Tampa Bay8. Jacksonville Jaguars (10-4)Shift: —Hi: 6Lo: 9Comment: Blake Bortles has strung together three consecutive passer ratings of 119 or better. — MorganNext: at San Francisco9. Atlanta Falcons (9-5)Shift: —Hi: 8Lo: 9Comment: Devonta Freeman just took over on Monday night. — LapinskiNext: at New Orleans10. Kansas City Chiefs (8-6)Shift: ▲4Hi: 10Lo: 12Comment: In the driver’s seat for the AFC West. — JureckiNext: vs. Miami11. Baltimore Ravens (8-6)Shift: ▲1Hi: 10Lo: 13Comment: With home games against the Colts and Bengals, Baltimore should be able to grab an AFC Wild Card spot. — MorganNext: vs. Indianapolis12. Dallas Cowboys (8-6)Shift: ▲3Hi: 10Lo: 15Comment: Zeke is back. Can’t wait to watch his documentary. OK, I’m kidding. — MarottaNext: vs. Seattle13. Seattle Seahawks (8-6)Shift: ▼3Hi: 11Lo: 15Comment: Remember when the Seahawks didn’t lose home games by 35 points? — LapinskiNext: at Dallas Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Jesse James (81) catches a pass then twists to stretch the ball into the end zone for a touchdown against the New England Patriots with seconds remaining in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. Upon video review, the touchdown call was reversed and the pass was ruled incomplete. The Patriots held on to win 27-24. (AP Photo/Don Wright) The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelolast_img