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CFP National Championship Game - #1 Clemson vs #2 Alabama

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It’s Alabama-Clemson In National Title Game

CFP National Championship Game - Jan. 11
8:30 p.m. Glendale, Ariz. - #1 Clemson vs #2 Alabama

Photo - DT A’Shawn Robinson - Alabama

Sometimes the season resolves itself through the college postseason playoff system and provides a true championship matchup. The College postseason playoff system is in its’ second season after years of heated debate and pits #1 Clemson vs #2 Alabama in a battle of the two best teams in college football. Clemson remains unblemished after running the table in the ACC and beating Oklahoma in the semi-finals. Alabama is peaking after an early season loss and has run the table including winning the SEC title and the semi-final matchup while pitching a shutout of the tough Michigan St. club. Bama has won with Old school football – strong ground game, field position and a tough physical defense. Clemson has fought off every challenge behind an outstanding season by soph QB Deshaun Watson who has won games with both his arm and feet in this spread attack. The Clemson defense is a fast big play unit that has been instrumental in the Tigers winning 17 games in a row, the longest winning streak in college football.

“We have a great rushing game and a great passing game, so if you want to stop the passing game, then we can pass the ball,” quarterback Deshaun Watson said. “You want to stop the pass, then we can rush the ball. It doesn't really matter what the defense does.

“We just focus on us and our job and just really just focus on that one play, and if it's a run play, we dominate the line of scrimmage, and if it's a pass play, the receivers get open and make competitive plays.”

This proved true vs Oklahoma which actually led by a point at halftime before Clemson’s offensive barrage in the second half. Clemson has now gained at least 500 yards of offense in each of its past 10 games. Nor will it be new for Alabama, which has seen similar offenses in and out of Southeastern Conference play.

Alabama’s physical defense has had a weakness – it’s spread offenses; teams such as Ohio St, Auburn, Mississippi and Texas A&M all who have given the Tide trouble where the hurry up attacks limit the rotation of defenders in situational defenses. The Tide defense is led by DL A’Shawn Robinson, Jon Allen and Jarraun Reed and LB Reggie Ragland. This Tide defense is their best in years especially along the defensive line where their combination of power and speed is unmatched this season.

The national championship may come down to whether Clemson can find weak spots in Alabama’s defensive scheme with its quick-strike offense. The extra time to prepare for the title game gives the Tide time to develop a scheme capable of stopping Watson and the explosive Tigers.

Alabama was dominant in their one sided victory against a very good Michigan St club. Few defenses in recent season can match the talented depth seen on Alabama’s roster. Clemson’s young offensive front will be thoroughly tested here, but has answered every call this season vs the likes of Notre Dame, Florida State and Oklahoma in critical matchups. They may hold the key to any further success in the title game. Watson is the main man operating running this attack and he needs a big performance from sophomore running back Wayne Gallman. Watson totaled over 3500 yards passing and over 1000 yards rushing in one of the best all around performances in college history The Alabama defensive front will provide a very tough test where they pressure the pocket consistently while being one of the most stout run defenses in recent seasons.

“I think if we focus on us and focus on Clemson and play to the standard Clemson has set, we can beat anybody, so we don't really worry about who's in front of us,” Clemson linebacker Ben Boulware said. “There's going to be 11 guys in front of us. We don't care what the name is on the back of their jersey. Our goal is to beat them every snap.”

Clemson wants an early lead to dictate the tempo of this game. Alabama wants to control the clock and field position to force the Tigers to take risks. Alabama’s offense is a power attack that relies on Heisman Trophy junior running back Derrick Henry. Both teams want the lead though operate through differing styles.

The Tigers and Alabama proved the playoff system works best and have lived up to their #1 and #2 rankings that will produce a true national champion with virtually no debate.

“Shouldn't be real hard to get guys ready to play for the national championship,” Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said. “This is it. This is truly the biggest game of the year. We've got four quarters left or however many it takes, and so we'll be ready.”

It’s old school football at its’ best and looks like Bama can claim another national title in a great matchup of contrasting styles. Bama continues their run under head coach Nick Saban in one of the great stretches by any school in college football history.
Alabama 27 - Clemson 13

Vikings' Wideout Stefon Diggs Scouting Report - Draft Insiders’ 2015 Yearbook

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WR Stefon Diggs Scouting Report -
Draft Insiders’ 2015 Yearbook - Frank Coyle

Stefon Diggs was selected in the 5th Round of the NFL Draft 2015 by the Minnesota Vikings – One of the Best Values in the entire draft class
Frank Coyle ranked him the highest rated offensive sleeper in last year’s class and a prospect with well developed talent to be an early contributor in three wideout sets.

Photo - WR Stefon Diggs - Vikings

Stefon Diggs - Maryland - 6-0, 195 - Sp. 4.45 - Rating 82 / Hindu Theory: Andre Caldwell
Agile athletic junior wideout has been a playmaker in the Terps offense since starting during his true freshman season. Earned ACC and Big Ten honors each season. He is a well-developed quick receiver with soft hands and body control to become a solid NFL performer. Possesses deceptive speed to get deep and the quickness to get open and separate in coverage. Good run after the catch ability with elusiveness to take the short hitch pass the distance. Though he lacks elite speed to be considered a consistent deep threat, he has learned to set up defenders, relying on his sharp cutting ability and reads to create separation. He runs good routes and comes out of his cuts quickly, showing the ability to retain his speed very well and adjust to coverage. He can round his cuts on routes and needs further discipline in his patterns. Dangerous on hitch and screen patterns where his quickness and elusiveness gives him an advantage over defenders. Fine ball skills with the body control and hands to make the difficult catch over the middle or at the sidelines. Despite average size, he has a wiry strong frame, but must prove durable vs NFL caliber corners weekly. Must improve his overall strength, though shows the ability to beat the jam and battle for ball. As a runner, he has some tackle breaking ability along with good elusiveness and speed to break plays that helped him double as a sure handed punt returner. Fluid receiver with natural AA and the body control to adjust to the errant pass and catch outside the box. Over the middle, he shows toughness with the ability to go up and make plays. As a route runner, he retains his speed well at the break point to make sharp cuts. Shows good footwork at the sidelines to make the tough catch to move the chains.
The Numbers: As a junior, he caught 62 passes for 792 yards for a 12.8 average and 5 TDs while starting 10 games. He served a 1 game sportsmanlike suspension. He earned Big Ten honorable mention. As a sophomore, he started 7 games and had 34 catches for 587 yards with 3 TDs with a season ending broken fibula at midseason.
Over his three year career, he totaled 150 receptions for 2227 yards a 14.8 yard average 14 TDs. At the NFL Combine, he came in at 6’ and 195 lbs. and did not lift. He ran 4.46 time with a fast 1.53 ten yard split. He had a 35” VL and 9’9” BJ with a 4.32 short shuttle and 7.03 three cone.
The Skinny: Undervalued highly developed receiver with definite playmaking ability to be a weapon in three wideout sets immediately. He is similar to Andre Caldwell in body type, AA and development. Though he is not a legitimate deep threat, he can be sneaky quick and make big plays. With some development, he can surprise with the upside potential to start. Never lived up to the hype of a highly acclaimed recruit entering Maryland due to the lacked of a quality consistent passer. Great middle round value and a marginal top 100 prospect on my board, though could easily go later. Solid addition with the tools to start eventually in the right situation. One of the most underrated values in this entire class. Playmaker and excellent steal on early 3rd day.
Draft Projection: 4th Round

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

Senior Bowl 2016 - Accepted Player Invitations

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Senior Bowl 2016 - Accepted Invitations
Game Date: Saturday, January 30, 2016
Practices: Monday Jan 25th thru Thurs Jan 28th

Time: 1:30pm CT - Mobile, Alabama
Ladd-Peebles Stadium - Television: NFL Network

For Watch List & Prospect Profiles
Go to SeniorBowl.com

Photo - QB Carson Wentz - North Dakota St

Senior Bowl Roster
Name / School / Position / Size / Conference

Jerell Adams - South Carolina - TE 6-6 231 SEC
Vadal Alexander - LSU - OT 6-6 329 SEC
Jack Allen - Michigan State - OC 6-2 296 Big Ten
Willie Beavers - Western Michigan - OT 6-5 309 MAC
Evan Boehm - Missouri - OC 6-3 320 SEC
James Bradberry - Samford - DC 6-1 213 FCS
Jacoby Brissett - North Carolina State - QB 6-4 235 ACC
Kentrell Brothers - Missouri - ILB 6-1 235 SEC
Vernon Butler - Louisiana Tech - DT 6-3 309 CUSA
Kevin Byard - Middle Tennessee - S 5-11 226 CUSA
Maurice Canady - Virginia - DC 6-2 195 ACC
Leonte Carroo - Rutgers - WR 6-1 215 Big Ten
Jeremy Cash - Duke - S 6-2 210 ACC
Le'Raven Clark - Texas Tech - OT 6-6 307 Big 12
Joe Dahl - Washington State - OT 6-5 310 Pac-12
Sean Davis - Maryland - DC 6-1 202 Big Ten
Sheldon Day - Notre Dame - DE 6-2 285 Independent
Taylor Decker - Ohio State - OT 6-8 315 Big Ten
Kenneth Dixon - Louisiana Tech - RB 5-10 212 CUSA
Riley Dixon - Syracuse - PT 6-5 219 ACC
Josh Doctson - TCU - WR 6-3 195 Big 12
Kenyan Drake - Alabama - RB 6-1 210 SEC
Spencer Drango - Baylor - OT 6-6 310 Big 12
Jeff Driskel - Louisiana Tech - QB 6-4 234 CUSA
Tyler Ervin - San Jose State - RB 5-10 177 MWC
Kyler Fackrell - Utah State - OLB 6-5 250 MWC
Ka'imi Fairbairn - UCLA - PK 6-0 190 Pac-12
Jason Fanaika - Utah - DE 6-3 270 Pac-12
Josh Forrest - Kentucky - ILB 6-2 250 SEC
Josh Garnett - Stanford - OG 6-5 321 Pac-12
Deiondre' Hall - Northern Iowa - DC 6-2 190 FCS
Tyler Higbee - Western Kentucky - TE 6-6 250 CUSA
Kevin Hogan - Stanford - QB 6-4 218 Pac-12
DeAndre Houston-Carson - William & Mary - DC 6-2 195 FCS
Matt Ioannidis - Temple - DT 6-4 292 AAC
William Jackson III - Houston - DC 6-1 185 AAC
Jordan Jenkins - Georgia - OLB 6-3 253 SEC
Jonathan Jones - Auburn - DC 5-10 181 SEC
Deion Jones - LSU - OLB 6-1 227 SEC
Cody Kessler - USC - QB 6-1 215 Pac-12
Miles Killebrew - Southern Utah - S 6-3 230 FCS
Alex Kinal - Wake Forest - PT 6-4 205 ACC
Henry Krieger-Coble - Iowa - TE 6'4 250 Big Ten
Nick Kwiatkowski - West Virginia - ILB 6-2 235 Big 12
Jimmy Landes - Baylor - LS 6-2 250 Big 12
Jay Lee - Baylor - WR 6-3 215 Big 12
Kolby Listenbee - TCU - WR 6-1 183 Big 12
Jordan Lucas - Penn State - S 6-0 199 Big Ten
Nick Martin - Notre Dame - OC 6-5 301 Independent
Blake Martinez - Stanford - ILB 6-2 245 Pac-12
Tyler Matakevich - Temple - ILB 6-1 232 AAC
Jake McGee - Florida - TE 6-6 250 SEC
Connor McGovern - Missouri - OG 6-4 300 SEC
Harlan Miller - SE Louisiana - DC 6-1 180 FCS
Braxton Miller - Ohio State - WR 6-2 215 Big Ten
Jalen Mills - LSU - S 6-1 194 SEC
Malcolm Mitchell - Georgia - WR 6-1 196 SEC
Chris Moore - Cincinnati - WR 6-2 190 AAC
Antonio Morrison - Florida - ILB 6-1 229 SEC
Kyle Murphy - Stanford - OT 6-7 301 Pac-12
Eric Murray - Minnesota - DC 6-0 199 Big Ten

NFL Mock Draft - First Round Prospects - Bosa, Goff, Lynch & Tunsil Head Class

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NFL 2016 Mock Draft - First Round

December Newsletter - 14 pgs - Top 150 Pro Prospects - Two Round Mock Draft

Photo - QB Jared Goff - Cal


1 Tennessee 3-14 - * Joey Bosa - DE 6-3, 275 - Ohio St
2 Cleveland 3-14 - * Jared Goff - QB 6-4, 210 - California
3 San Diego 4-12 - * Laremy Tunsil - OT 6-5, 305 - Mississippi
4 Dallas 4-12 - * Paxton Lynch - QB 6-6, 245 - Memphis
5 Jacksonville 5-11 - * Vernon Hargreaves - CB 5-10, 200 - Florida
6 Baltimore 5-11 - * Ronnie Stanley - OT 6-5, 315 - Notre Dame
7 San Fran 5-11 - * Laquon Treadwell - WR 6-2, 215 - Mississippi
8 Miami 6-10 - * Jalen Ramsey - CB 6-0, 205 - Florida St
9 Tampa Bay 6-10 - * Robert Nkemdiche - DT 6-4, 295 - Mississippi
10 NY Giants 6-10 - * Myles Jack - LB 6-1, 235 - UCLA
11 Chicago 6-10 - * Zeke Elliott - RB 5-11, 225 - Ohio St
12 New Orleans 7-9 - * Leonard Floyd - LB 6-3, 235 - Georgia
13 Philadelphia 7-9 - * Tre’Davious White - CB 5-10, 195 - LSU
14 Oakland 7-9 - Taylor Decker - OT 6-6, 320 - Ohio St
15 St. Louis 7-9 - Connor Cook - QB 6-4, 220 - Michigan St
16 Detroit 7-9 - DeForest Buckner - DE 6-6, 290 - Oregon
17 Atlanta 8-8 - * Jack Conklin - OT 6-5, 320 - Michigan St
18 Indianapolis 8-8 - * Kendall Fuller - CB 5-11, 200 - Virginia Tech
19 Buffalo 8-8 - * Germaine Ifedi - OT 6-5, 325 - Texas A&M
20 NY Jets 10-6 - * Mackenzie Alexander - CB 5-10, 190 - Clemson
21 x Washington 9-7 - * Kenny Clark - DT 6-3, 310 - UCLA
22 x Houston 9-7 - Reggie Ragland - LB 6-2, 255 - Alabama
23 y Pittsburgh 10-6 - * A’Shawn Robinson - DT 6-3, 315 - Alabama
24 y Seattle 10-6 - * Will Fuller - WR 6-0, 190 - Notre Dame
25 y Green Bay 10-6 - * Shaq Lawson - DE 6-3, 275 - Clemson
26 y Kansas City 11-5 - * Corey Coleman - WR 5-10, 190 - Baylor
27 x Minnesota 11-5 - * Michael Thomas - WR 6-2, 210 - Ohio St
28 x Cincinnati 11-4 - Jason Spriggs - OT 6-6, 310 - Indiana
x New England 12-4 - (Forfeits pick)
29 x Denver 11-4 - * Andrew Billings - DT 6-1, 305 - Baylor
30 x Arizona 13-3 - * Darron Lee - LB 6-1, 235 - Ohio St
31 x Carolina 15-1 - Josh Doctson - WR 6-3, 195 - TCU

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

It’s Alabama-Clemson In National Title Game - Jan 11th

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It’s Alabama-Clemson In National Title Game

CFP National Championship Game -
Jan. 11 8:30 p.m. Glendale, Ariz. -
#2 Alabama vs. #1 Clemson

Photo - QB Deshaun Watson - Clemson

College Bowl Season Results
Bowl / Date / Time / Site / Matchup /Result

New Mexico Dec. 19 2 p.m. Albuquerque, N.M. - Arizona 45, New Mexico 37
Las Vegas Dec. 19 3:30 p.m. Las Vegas, Nev. -
Utah 35, BYU 28
Camellia Dec. 19 5:30 p.m. Montgomery, Ala. - Appalachian St 31, Ohio 29
Cure Dec. 19 7 p.m. Orlando, Fla. -
San Jose St 27 Georgia St 16
New Orleans Dec. 19 9 p.m. New Orleans, La. - Louisiana Tech 47, Arkansas St 28
Miami Beach Dec. 21 2:30 p.m. Miami, Fla. - Western Kentucky 45, USF 35
Potato Dec. 22 3:30 p.m. Boise, Idaho - Akron 23, Utah St 21
Boca Raton Dec. 22 7 p.m. Boca Raton, Fla. - Toledo 32, Temple 17
Poinsettia Dec. 23 4:30 p.m. San Diego, Calif. - Boise St 55, Northern Illinois 7
GoDaddy Dec. 23 8 p.m. Mobile, Ala. Ga. - Southern 58, Bowling Green 27
Bahamas Dec. 24 Noon Nassau, Bahamas - Western Michigan 45, MTSU 31
Hawaii Dec. 24 8 p.m. Honolulu, Hawaii - San Diego St 42, Cincinnati 7
St. Petersburg Dec. 26 11 a.m. St. Petersburg, Fla. - Marshall 16, Connecticut 10
Sun Dec. 26 2 p.m. El Paso, Texas - Washington St. 20, Miami (Fla.) 14
Heart of Dallas Dec. 26 2:20 p.m. Dallas, Texas - Washington 44, Southern Miss. 31
Pinstripe Dec. 26 3:30 p.m. Bronx, N.Y. - Duke 44, Indiana 41
Independence Dec. 26 5:45 p.m. Shreveport, La. - Virginia Tech 55, Tulsa 52
Foster Farms Dec. 26 9:15 p.m. Santa Clara, Calif. - Nebraska 37, UCLA 29
Military Dec. 28 2:30 p.m. Annapolis, Md. - Navy 44, Pittsburgh 28
Quick Lane Dec. 28 5 p.m. Detroit, Mich. - Minnesota 21, Central Michigan 14
Armed Forces Dec. 29 2 p.m. Ft. Worth, Texas - California 55, Air Force 36
Russell Athletic Dec. 29 5:30 p.m. Orlando, Fla. - Baylor 49, North Carolina 38
Arizona Dec. 29 7:30 p.m. Tucson, Ariz. - Nevada 28, Colorado St 23
Texas Dec. 29 9 p.m. Houston, Texas - LSU 56, Texas Tech 27
Birmingham Dec. 30 Noon Birmingham, Ala. - Auburn 31, Memphis 10
Belk Dec. 30 3:30 p.m. Charlotte, N.C. - Mississippi St 51, NC St 28
Music City Dec. 30 7 p.m. Nashville, Tenn. - Louisville 27, Texas A&M 21
Holiday Dec. 30 10:30 pm San Diego, Calif. - Wisconsin 23, Southern California 21
Peach Dec. 31 Noon Atlanta, Ga. - Houston 38, Florida St 24

National Semi-Final Games
Orange Dec. 31 4 p.m. Miami Gardens, Fla. - Clemson 37, Oklahoma 17
Cotton Dec. 31 8 p.m. Arlington, Texas - Alabama 38, Michigan St 0

Outback Jan. 1 Noon Tampa, Fla. - Tennessee 45, Northwestern 6
Fiesta Jan. 1 1 p.m. Glendale, Ariz. - Ohio St 44, Notre Dame 28
Citrus Jan. 1 1 p.m. Orlando, Fla. - Michigan 41, Florida 7
Rose Jan. 1 5 p.m. Pasadena, Calif. - Stanford 45, Iowa 16
Sugar Jan. 1 8:30 p.m. New Orleans, La. - Ole Miss 48, Oklahoma St 20
TaxSlayer (PrimeSport tickets) Jan. 2 Noon Jacksonville, Fla. - Georgia 24, Penn St 17
Liberty (PrimeSport tickets) Jan. 2 3:20 p.m. Memphis, Tenn. - Arkansas 45, Kansas St 23
Alamo (PrimeSport tickets) Jan. 2 6:45 p.m. San Antonio, Texas - TCU 47, Oregon 41
Cactus (PrimeSport tickets) Jan. 2 10:15 pm Phoenix, Ariz. - West Virginia 43, Arizona St 42

CFP National Championship Game - Jan. 11
(PrimeSport tickets) Jan. 11 8:30 p.m. Glendale, Ariz. - Alabama vs. Clemson

NFL Draft 2016 First Round Draft Order - The Titans are 'On the Clock'

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The Titans are 'On the Clock'
Browns Hold #2 Overall Selection

Photo - DE Joey Bosa - Ohio St.

NFL Draft 2016 Order
x - division winner / y - playoff berth
# Team / W-L / Opp W-L %

1. Tennessee Titans: 3-13 (.492)
2. Cleveland Browns: 3-13 (.531)
3. San Diego Chargers: 4-12 (.527)
4. Dallas Cowboys: 4-12 (.531)
5. Jacksonville Jaguars: 5-11 (.473)
6. Baltimore Ravens: 5-11 (.508)
7. San Francisco 49ers: 5-11 (.539)
8. Miami Dolphins: 6-10 (.469)
9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 6-10 (.484)
10. New York Giants: 6-10 (.500)
11. Chicago Bears: 6-10 (.547)
12. New Orleans Saints: 7-9 (.504)
13. Philadelphia Eagles: 7-9 (.508)
14. Oakland Raiders: 7-9 (.512)
15. St. Louis Rams: 7-9 (.527)
16. Detroit Lions: 7-9 (.535)
17. Atlanta Falcons: 8-8 (.480)
18. Indianapolis Colts: 8-8 (.500)
19. Buffalo Bills: 8-8 (.508)
20. New York Jets: 10-6 (.441)
21 x Washington: 9-7 (.471)
22 x Houston: 9-7 (.496)
23 y Pittsburgh: 10-6 (.504)
24 y Seattle: 10-6 (.520)
25 y Green Bay: 10-6 (.531)
26 y Kansas City: 11-5 (.496)
27 x Minnesota: 11-5 (.504)
28 x Cincinnati: 12-4 (.477)
29 x New Eng: 12-4 (.473)
30 x Denver: 12-4 (.500)
31 x Arizona: 13-3 (.477)
32 x Carolina: 15-1 (.441)
Order from #21 thru #32 determined by postseason finish

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

NFL Power Rankings Week 17 – Panthers Fall From Unbeatens

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NFL Power Rankings Week 17 –
Panthers Fall From Unbeatens - Packers/Vikings Battle in Finale for NFC North Title

Rookies of the Week -
Offensive Player - RB David Johnson - Cardinals

Defensive Player - DE/LB Preston Smith - Redskins

Players of the Week
Offensive Player - QB Aaron Rodgers - Packers

Defensive Player - CB Patrick Peterson - Cardinals

Photo - QB Aaron Rodgers - Packers

Team of Week 16 - Jets
Matchup of Week 17 - Vikings (10-5) at Packers (10-5)

NFL Power Rankings Week 17 –
Rank / Team / Record

1. Carolina Panthers (14-1)
The Panthers fell for the first time to the Falcons.

2. Arizona Cardinals (13-2)
Cardinals may be the best club in the NFL and very dangerous in the postseason.

3. New England Patriots (12-3)
Patriots are still in position for every home playoff game and bye week.

4. Cincinnati Bengals (11-4)
Bengals lost a tough game vs the Broncos and need QB Andy Dalton to win in the postseason.

5. Green Bay Packers (10-5)
Packers looked terrible vs Arizona and must win Sunday nite when they host the Vikings.

6. Denver Broncos (11-4)
Broncos’ came up big vs the Bengals and host the Chargers with West title in the balance.

7. Seattle Seahawks (9-6)
The Seahawks were waxed by the Rams, though still are a wild card club who must win on the road in the playoffs.

8. Kansas City Chiefs (10-5)
Chiefs host their arch rival the Raiders with West title at stake.

9. Minnesota Vikings (10-5)
Vikings travel to Titletown to face the Packers with the winner the North champ.

10. New York Jets (10-5)
The Jets won a huge game vs the Patriots that has them alive for wild card entering final game in Buffalo.

11. Pittsburgh Steelers (9-6)
Steelers’ lost a critical matchup vs rival Ravens that leaves them home for the postseason.

12. Washington Redskins (8-7)
The Skins beat the Eagles that earned them the East title in a worst to first season.

13. Houston Texans (8-7)
Texans can clinch South title with a win at home vs the Jaguars this week.

14. Atlanta Falcons (8-7)
Falcons beat the undefeated Panthers last week in their lone shining moment this season.

15. St. Louis Rams (7-8)
The Rams beat a tough Seattle club and look to reach .500 mark in finale in San Fran.

16. Buffalo Bills (7-8)
The Bills host the Jets with HC Rex Ryan only hoping to end their playoff hopes.

17. Indianapolis Colts (7-8)
The Colts need help to win the South division in a season of major disappointment.

18. Oakland Raiders (7-8)
The Raiders showed definite improvement this season and look to win in KC to make the .500 mark.

19. New York Giants (6-9)
GMen were waxed in Minnesota that ended their playoff hopes as they face a major house cleaning this offseason.

20. Philadelphia Eagles (6-9)
Eagles fired HC Chip Kelly and were bombed by the Redskins that ended any postseason dreams.

21. Tampa Bay Bucs (6-9)
Bucs lost another close one and need to mature to become a playoff contender.

22. New Orleans Saints (6-9)
Saints will see many changes after another disappointing season.

23. Baltimore Ravens (5-10)
The Ravens fell off many key injuries, but have a solid core of players that can turn it around quickly.

24. Miami Dolphins (5-10)
The Dolphins don’t know how to win close games that keeps them watching the playoffs.

25. Chicago Bears (6-9)
The Bears beat the Bucs and are in many games, but still find ways to lose key games.

26. Jacksonville Jaguars (5-10)
The Jaguars are competitive weekly and have something to build on for next season.

27. Detroit Lions (6-9)
Lions are a mess and a rudderless franchise that will make more major changes this postseason.

28. Dallas Cowboys (4-11)
Cowboys offense continues to struggle came up short again vs the Jets and play out the string with another non-playoff season.

29. San Diego Chargers (4-11)
Chargers are expected to make major changes that may include a move north to Los Angeles.

30. San Francisco 49ers (4-11)
The 49ers are a team in decline and need a few strong draft classes to return to playoffs.

31. Cleveland Browns (3-12)
Browns actually went backwards this season with few questions answered positively.

32. Tennessee Titans (3-12)
The Titans were crushed by Texans in last one and mercifully close the season in Indy.

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