By the Caveman
32. Houston Texans (2-10) – Kubiak will be gone and the Texans will have themselves a nice #1 overall pick by season’s end.
31. Atlanta Falcons (3-9) – Were in the NFC Championship last year, and now are competing for worst in the league.
30. Cleveland Browns (4-8) – Should think of changing their name to the Josh Gordons.
29. Washington Redskins (3-9) – Another team likely to fire their head coach.
28. Minnesota Vikings (3-8-1) – It’s all about QB here. Or the lack thereof.
27. Jacksonville Jaguars (3-9) – Won 3 of their last 4 games…how’s that for a 3rd-quarter turnaround?
26. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-9) – Also trending upwards in an impressive way.
25. Buffalo Bills (4-8) – Merely playing this season out and looking forward to the reasonably bright future of QB EJ Manuel.
24. Oakland Raiders (4-8) – Just try to come up with one positive thing to say about this team. I dare you.
23. New York Jets (5-7) – Geno Smith is finally looking like the pathetic QB we thought he was.
22. Tennessee Titans (5-7) – Dropping rapidly and a visit to Denver coming up doesn’t help.
21. Pittsburg Steelers (5-7) – Turned their season around, but it’s too little and much too late.
20. New York Giants (5-7) – Can you believe that they still could win their division?
19. St. Louis Rams (5-7) – Have great pieces in place, but need help to pull it all together.
18. San Diego Chargers (5-7) – Drop a 41 at Arrowhead and yet only manage 10 at home vs. Cincy? I still don’t understand this team.
17. Green Bay Packers (5-6-1) – They can do nothing without their superstar QB…a fitting example of what would happen to the Broncos if PFM goes down.
16. Baltimore Ravens (6-6) – Have a very difficult schedule going forward, and will likely miss the playoffs.
15. Miami Dolphins (6-6) – I believe the Fins emerge from the muddled AFC wildcard race and snag the 6th seed.
14. Chicago Bears (6-6) – Still alive and kicking. Not many teams that lose a starting QB for weeks could say the same.
13. Dallas Cowboys (7-5) – They just barely manage to beat bad teams. Not convinced.
12. Philadelphia Eagles (7-5) – Nick Foles certainly looks amazing, but don’t put him up on the superstar level just yet.
11. Arizona Cardinals (7-5) – Playing their butts off, and it’s paying huge dividends…they just might snag a wildcard with some help from the 49ers.
10. Detroit Lions (7-5) – When the Lions decide to play a full game, they are tough to beat.
9. Cincinnati Bengals (8-4) – Basically guaranteed a playoff spot, and the Broncos should hope their first matchup is against them.
8. Indianapolis Colts (8-4) – See above.
7. Kansas City Chiefs (9-3) – See above.
6. San Francisco 49ers (8-4) – Need to play with urgency if they want to make the competitive NFC playoffs.
5. New England Patriots (9-3) – Only claim to fame is that they beat the Broncos. But it took them 72 minutes and required Manning’s worst game of the season.
4. New Orleans Saints (9-3) – A blowout in Seattle is a minor setback.
3. Carolina Panthers (9-3) – Ron Rivera is one guy definitely not worried about his job.
2. Denver Broncos (10-2) – Faced the roughest 4-game stretch imaginable, and were a special-teams fluke away from winning every game.
1. Seattle Seahawks (11-1) – I had the Broncos here…until Monday night. That was impressive.