Even with a down, blow-out game, the Arizona Cardinals could remain atop our rankings in the playoffs
The Arizona Cardinals laid an egg on Sunday, but was it by design? When the Cardinals and the Packers played in Week 17 of the 2009 season, knowing that the next week they’d play again in the playoffs, the Cardinals played so generic and “meh” that it was just assumed this was along the same lines.
Seattle fans will scream that they beat the team that beat them at home, and they have a right to do that, maybe the Cardinals are just making excuses, maybe not, either way, the second seed was locked in a week ago, and a bye was a given, why push yourselves for nothing when Tampa Bay was being throttled by the only team you needed to lose?
Elsewhere, the J-E-T-S choked themselves out of the playoffs and let the Steelers in who will play the Bengals in a Wild Card match-up, New England fell from grace with a loss to Miami and the Broncos and some guy named Manning came in to clean up the mess that was the top of the AFC and took the house at the top of the hill for themselves.
Then the teams no one wants to talk about, the Chiefs, the Texans and the Redskins, could one of them make a run for it?
Only time will tell! So, without further ceremony, the Wild Card Power Rankings for all 12 teams who were the elite in the league in 2015.