NFP Power Rankings

Manning and the Broncos climb to our No.1 spot. National Football Post

Print This December 19, 2012, 06:00 AM EST

17. (13) St. Louis Rams (6-7-1): That Rams found out just how tough it is to tackle A.P. in the open field.

18. (19) New Orleans Saints (6-8): The Saints have a shot to finish the season at .500. Not bad after the 0-4 start.

Cam NewtonUS PRESSWIREIs anyone playing better than Newton right now?

19. (23) Carolina Panthers (5-9): Cam Newton is playing as well as anyone in the league right now.

20. (26) Miami Dolphins (6-8): We didn’t even see the Dolphins getting to six wins on the season back in August.

21. (18) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-8): The wheels are coming off for Schiano’s club.

22. (20) Cleveland Browns (5-9): We expected more from the Browns defense vs. Kirk Cousins and the Redskins.

23. (21) New York Jets (6-8): Benching Mark Sanchez was the only move Rex Ryan could make after Monday night.

24. (22) San Diego Chargers (5-9): The Chargers laid down in the loss to the Panthers on Sunday.

25. (27) Tennessee Titans (5-9): Chris Johnson can still run past any DB in the NFL.

26. (24) Buffalo Bills (5-9): The Bills want a franchise QB, but is there one in the draft?

27. (32) Arizona Cardinals (5-9): After nine straight losses, the Cards got a win vs. a Lions team that has packed it in.

28. (25) Detroit Lions (4-10): Four wins with all of that talent? Come on.

29. (28) Philadelphia Eagles (4-10): Rookie RB Bryce Brown has some ability, but he better hold onto the ball if he wants to stick in the league.

30. (30) Oakland Raiders (4-10): The Raiders have a lot of work to do this offseason. Haven’t we said that before?

31. (29) Jacksonville Jaguars (2-12): It could get ugly this Sunday vs. Brady and the Pats.

32. (31) Kansas City Chiefs (2-12): The Chiefs may start Ricky Stanzi at QB vs. the Colts. Hey, why not?

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