Week 16 Monday NFL Power Rankings

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Dec 22, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) looks for an open receiver during the first quarter against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Top 5

1. Denver Broncos (2): The Broncos take the top spot because of one person: Peyton Manning. Congratulations on the touchdown record, which is at 51 and there is still one game left in the regular season.

2. Seattle Seahawks (1): They showed they can be beat at home … surprise of the day.

3. New England Patriots (4): Who needs star skilled players when you have Tom Brady running the show?

4. San Francisco 49ers (3): I’m guessing they close Candlestick Park out with a winning moment.

5. Carolina Panthers (6): This team can be really dangerous in the postseason.