Draft Insiders’ – NFL Power Poll – Week 15
Chiefs Dance All Over Raiders
Rams Outlast Cardinals
Team of the Week
Chiefs (9-4) Dance over Raiders (6-7) – 48-9
Chiefs explode in a dominant performance vs the trash talking Raiders
Upset of the Week
Rams (9-4) Slam Cards (10-3) – 30-23
QB Matthew Stafford back on the beam with strong Monday night performance.
Players of the Week
Offense – QB Patrick Mahomes – Chiefs
Defense – DT Aaron Donald – Rams
Rookies of Week
Offense – WR JaMarr Chase – Bengals
Defense – CB Patrick Surtain – Broncos
Games of Week 15
Kansas City Chiefs (9-4) at LA Chargers (8-5)
Two hot clubs via for AFC West leadership.
NFL Team Power Poll
Draft Insiders’ Staff
Ranking /Record /Team
#1 – 10-3 Packers
The Packers are dangerous especially with Aaron Rodgers who can change games in an instant.
Packers are playing for home field advantage and a playoff bye at this point.
#2 – 10-3 Bucs
Bucs fell asleep vs the Bills, but Tom Brady woke up this club with another heroic victory this time in OT.
#3 – 10-3 Cardinals
Cardinals fell to the Rams and hold only a one game lead in West. They fail in big spots often, yet take care of business vs the mediocre clubs.
#4 – 9-4 Patriots
Pats are well rested for their trip to Indy. Belichick is getting this club playoff ready and looking for home field advantage with a few more victories.
#5 – 9-4 Chiefs
Chiefs danced on the Raiders heads in their thorough stomping Sunday. Chiefs peaking at the right time and face a critical AFC West matchup vs the Chargers for divisional leadership.
#6 – 9-4 Rams
Rams’ explosive air game is back and maybe Odell Beckham becomes an impact midseason addition. Host the Seahawks this Sunday.
#7 – 9-4 Titans
The drilled the lifeless Jaguars with an impressive shutout performance. Travel to Pittsburgh looking to maintain a strong South lead vs the desperate Steelers.
#8 – 9-4 Cowboys
The Cowboys come off a good win vs WFT. Travel to MetLife to face the faltering GMen and within reach to clinch the East title.
#9 – 8-5 Chargers
Chargers have regained their swag and look to maintain vs the Chiefs this Thursday night. Shootout between Justin Herbert and Patrick Mahomes has the makings on a postseason matchup.
#10- 8-5 Ravens
Ravens lost a close contest vs the Browns. Struggling with inconsistency and pressing secondary issues.
#11 – 7-6 Bills
Bills came back vs the Bucs, but fell in OT to another Tom Brady comeback. Bills are in danger of falling out of the playoff race and host the Panthers in desperate need of a victory.
#12 – 7-6 49ers
The 49ers beat the Bengals in OT. Host the Falcons that is vital for both teams’ playoff hopes.
#13 – 7-6 Colts
The Colts are rested coming off their bye week and host the Patriots this Saturday. This game may define their playoff chances.
#14 – 7-6 Bengals
Bengals’ defense failed again in big spot vs the 49ers. They travel to Denver in a must win situation for both clubs.
#15 – 7-6 Browns
Browns beat the Ravens in a huge North contest. They host the Raiders this Saturday where they need to win to separate themselves in the tight North divisional and AFC wild card races.
#16 – 6-6-1 Steelers
Steelers looked terrible in their loss to the Vikings. They host the Titans in a must win situation that will determine if they can stay alive the final month.
#17- 7-6 Broncos
The Broncos shut out the Lions to stay in the tight AFC playoff chase. They host the Bengals in
in a must win situation for two inconsistent clubs.
#18 – 6-7 Dolphins
Dolphins are on a 5 game winning streak coming off their bye week. Host the Jets, looking to get to .500
to make a stretch run where the AFC playoff spots are wide open.
#19 – 6-7 WFT
The WFT fell to the Cowboys in another close game. Travel to Philly in another key NFC East contest that could define both teams’ slim chances.
#20 – 6-7 Eagles
The Eagles come off their bye week and face WFT where the winner is alive for the last wild card position. Their offense holds the key here and must set the pace to beat a tough Washington D.
#21 – 6-7 Vikings
Vikings drilled the Steelers on Thursday night. Travel to Chi town for a Monday night matchup
and need to win to get to .500 for a chance at a wild card spot.
#22 – 6-7 Saints
The Saints come off a win vs the Jets. Travel to Tampa in a must win situation to have any chances for a playoff spot.
#23 – 6-7 Falcons
Falcons beat the Panthers in a critical matchup. They go to San Fran with the loser looking to next season.
#24 – 5-8 Seahawks
Seahawks extended their winning vs Houston. Travel to LA for major test vs the Rams, hoping to extend their long shot hopes for the postseason.
#25 – 6-7 Raiders
The Raiders got crushed by the Chiefs. Trash talking never won an NFL game yet.
#26 – 5-8 Panthers
Panthers struggled in loss to the Falcons. They travel to Buffalo to face the desperate Bills this Sunday.
#27 – 4-9 Giants
The Giants are a total mess with backup QBs struggling. They host the Cowboys and are playing only on pride in this divisional rivalry.
#28 – 4-9 Bears
The Bears will probably finish with rookie QB Justin Fields going through his learning curve. He faces the Vikings at home on Monday Night this week.
#29 – 3-10 Jets
Jets continue to struggle especially offensively. Rookie Zach Wilson continues to adjust to the NFL and travels to Miami for a traditional AFC East matchup.
#30 – 2-11 Texans
Texans outmatched again last week vs the Seahawks. Travel to Jacksonville in a battle for the AFC South basement the door prize.
#31 – 2-11 Jaguars
Jaguars were shutout in Nashville. Host the Texans looking for this young roster to gain a victory and get more experience despite facing a huge wholesale roster change.
#32 – 1-11-1 Lions
Lions were outclassed in Denver. Host the Cardinals looking to surprise the NFC West leader.