NFL Power Poll – Bears Clinch NFC North Division
NFL Power Poll – Week 16
Frank Coyle/ Head Scout
NFL Power Poll – Bears Clinch NFC North Division
Chargers Clinch Playoff Berth – Tied With Chiefs for AFC West Division
Team of the Week
L.A. Chargers edge Kansas City Chiefs, 29-28
Upset of the Week
Philadelphia beats LA Rams, 30-23
Players of the Week
Offense – QB Philip Rivers – Chargers
Defense – DE Melvin Ingram – Chargers
Rookies of Week
Offense – RB Jaylen Samuels – Steelers
Defense – LB Darius Leonard – Colts
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Game of Week #16 – Baltimore Ravens (8-6) at LA Chargers (11-3)
Both clubs still alive for divisional titles
Draft Insiders’ – NFL Power Poll – Week 16
NFL Ranking /Record /Team
#1 – 12-2 Saints
Saints’ returned to the victory column quickly vs the Panthers.
#2 -11-3 Rams
Rams’ are starting to look ordinary the past few weeks.
#3 – 11-3 Chiefs
Chiefs’ lost a shootout to the Chargers. Go to Seattle in a huge matchup for both clubs.
#4 – 11-3 Chargers
Chargers have been relentless, showing the maturity to win key contests.
#5 – 10-4 Texans
Texans’ returned to the winning column vs the Jets. Look to clinch AFC South with win in Philly.
#6 – 10-4 Bears
The Bears beat the Packers in last one to clinch North title.
#7 – 9-5 Patriots
Pats lost their second game in a row. Probably lose home field advantage beyond the first round of playoffs.
#8 – 8-6 Seahawks
Seahawks lost to the 49ers in overtime that may cost them a playoff berth.
#9 – 8-6 Cowboys
The Cowboys were shutout by the Colts after five straight wins. Host the Bucs hoping for division title win.
#10 – 8-5-1 Steelers
Steelers’ beat the Patriots in a must win situation. Travel to New Orleans in another huge game to hold their AFC North leadership.
#11 – 8-6 Ravens
Ravens beat the Bucs to pressure the Steelers. Face the Chargers on the West coast Saturday that can define both divisions.
#12 – 8-6 Colts
Colts’ Andrew Luck came up big again, this time vs the Cowboys. Host the Giants in another must win situation on Sunday.
#13 – 8-6 Titans
The Titans shutout the GMen. Host the Skins this Sunday and must win to stay abreast in crazy AFC wild card race.
#14 – 7-7 Dolphins
Dolphins caved on to the Vikings in last one. Host Bucs holding on to long playoff chances.
#15 – 7-7 Eagles
Eagles refuse to die and won huge matchup with NFC leading Rams. Host the tough Texans in their next must win spot.
#16 – 7-6-1 Vikings
Vikings beat the Dolphins in a big win. Face the Lions in a must win trap game situation for any playoff hopes.
#17 – 7-7 Redskins
The Redskins edged out a win vs the Jaguars. Travel to Tennessee in a tough game that can end their playoff hopes.
#18 – 6-7-1 Browns
Browns are a tough out and beat the Broncos to stay mathematically alive for wild card spot.
#19- 6-8 Broncos
Broncos came up empty again with another horrible loss this time to the Browns. Face the Raiders playing only for pride vs a hated rival.
#20 – 6-8 Panthers
Panthers were inept again offensively, losing their sixth straight game this time to the Saints.
#21 – 6-8 Bengals
Bengals’ beat the Raiders in a meaningless game, holding on to respectability.
#22 – 5-9 Giants
The Giants played poorly last week vs the Titans that ended any playoff mathematical chances.
#23 – 5-8-1 Packers
The Packers were eliminated by the hated Bears last week. Expect a huge offseason turnover here.
#24 – 5-9 Lions
Lions lost to the lowly Bills. Host the Vikings hoping to play spoiler.
#25 – 5-9 Falcons
Falcons wacked the Cardinals in the basement bowl. Face Panthers in the disappointment bowl.
#26 – 5-9 Bucs
Bucs came up short in Baltimore. Travel to Big D dreaming of keeping Cowboys on the outside of the playoffs.
#27 – 5-9 Bills
Bills beat the Lions with rookie QB Josh Allen at the helm. Travel to New England in a huge test for their first year starter.
#28 – 4-10 Jaguars
Jaguars’ lost to the struggling Skins. They look to end the Dolphins playoff dreams this week.
#29 – 4-10 Jets
Jets’ lost to the Texans. Host the struggling Packers this Sunday in maybe their last chance to taste victory in 2018.
#30 – 4-10 49ers
The 49ers shocked the Seahawks in overtime. Host the tough Bears this Sunday.
#31 – 3-11 Cardinals
Cardinals’ pathetic offense came up short vs the Saints. Playing out the string, hosting the Rams this week.
#32 – 3-11 Raiders
Raiders will try to suck it up vs the hated Broncos. Huge roster turnover will continue this offseason.
Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with NFL and college coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards – Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for CBS, ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to NFL and College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites