Week 16 Monday NFL Power Rankings

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Dec 22, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas (80) and wide receiver Eric Decker (87) celebrate after Thomas scores a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Houston Texans t Reliant Stadium. The Broncos defeated the Texans 37-13. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The most disappointing performance of the weekend wasn’t the loss by the Seattle Seahawks to the Arizona Cardinals, but the poor performance by the Chicago Bears Sunday night. They could have wrapped up a playoff spot with an NFC North championship if they would have won against the Philadelphia Eagles, but instead they lost and lost big.

Not only did the Bears lose, but they got absolutely destroyed by the Eagles 54-11, throwing away the gift the Green Bay Packers gave them earlier in the day when they lost. All the Bears had to do was win, and they didn’t even show up, setting up a winner take all game next Sunday when they host the Packers in Week 17.

Week 17 could have been like a bye week for the Bears, but instead they have a playoff game so to speak with their biggest rival.

Should be an interesting weekend next Sunday more than a few teams, which makes the NFL so great this time of year.

There is still the Monday Night Football game to finalize Week 16 when the San Francisco 49ers host the Atlanta Falcons, but they will still be included in my rankings.

With that said, here are my Week 16 NFL Power Rankings. The numbers in parentheses are their ranking from last week.