NEO Sports Insiders NFL Power Rankings
1. CAROLINA PANTHERS (1) 14-0
Besides Cam Newton’s dominating performance, Josh Norman getting the better of New York Giant’s WR Odell Beckham Jr. was a top headline. Newton’s 340 yards through the air and 5 TDs were enough to overcome the G-Men (not to mention the 8 rushes for 100 yards by the possible MVP candidate this year.)
2. ARIZONA CARDINALS (2) 12-2
Chances are if you chose David Johnson in your one week fantasy or were fortunate enough to have him on your season long team in the playoffs, then you more than likely crushed your competition. The rookie running back finished with 187 yards on 29 carries and 3 TDs and the Cardinals soared past the Eagles.
3. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (3) 12-2
What a gimme. Playing Tennessee last week, the Patriots were able to rack up another victory here late in the season. New England saw James White emerge as the leading receiver coming out of the backfield and will look for more production out of the passing game when they take on the New York Jets for Week 16.