Wednesday, December 18, 2013

AP NFL Poll: Week 16

Here's the latest top 10 from the AP's NFL Poll.  The Seahawks maintain a firm grip on the top slot:

1.  Seattle Seahawks:  12-2
2.  Denver Broncos:  11-3
3.  San Francisco 49ers:  10-4
4.  Kansas City Chiefs:  11-3
5.  Carolina Panthers:  10-4
6.  New England Patriots:  10-4
7.  New Orleans Saints:  10-4
8.  Cincinnati Bengals:  9-5
9.  Indianapolis Colts:  9-5
10.  Arizona Cardinals:  9-4

Again, I am stunned that the Cardinals are 9-5.  I don't think I've seen the Cardinals play a single game since they were in the Super Bowl a few years ago.

The Dolphins moved to 8-6 with a stirring victory over the Patriots, and they advance from 15th to 14th in the poll.  (The AP ranks the 8-6 teams in the following order:  Ravens, Bears, Eagles, Dolphins).

For some reason, I can't find the teams that are ranked between 26 and 32.  I'm pretty sure the Redskins (3-11) are at number 31.

 I miss how the NFL used to play games on Saturday after college football season ended; I would like to know more about why that practice has largely stopped.  Anyway, this week features three top-10 games, none of which is being played on Sunday night or Monday night:

(10) Arizona at (1) Seattle
(9) Indianapolis at (4) Kansas City
(7) New Orleans at (5) Carolina

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