Week 15 Powerless Ranking: These seasons can't end soon enough

Week 15 Powerless Ranking: These seasons can't end soon enough

But unfortunately we have three more games left to endure

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It’s time to check in on the teams that can’t get out of their own way. We’re finally in the home stretch of the 2022 NFL season, and much of it has been unpredictable, but there are always a few teams we expect to disappoint their fanbase. Now let’s get into Week 15's powerless ranking.

Teams on the doorstep: New Orleans Saints, Las Vegas Raiders (6-8), Green Bay Packers (6-8), Pittsburgh Steelers (6-8)

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5. Denver Broncos (4-10)

5. Denver Broncos (4-10)

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Denver got its fourth win of the year with Russell Wilson out of the lineup dealing with a concussion. Maybe the answer all along was to bench Wilson since he hadn’t played great most of the year anyway. Brett Rypien filled in and completed 21-of-26 passes for 197 yards and a touchdown. Latavius Murray was the Bronco who really shined, rushing for 130 yards and a TD.

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Broncos (cont’d)

Broncos (cont’d)

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Year One of the Wilson Era has been a forgettable one, to say the least. Next season can’t possibly be this bad. That’ll actually depend on what they do about current head coach Nathaniel Hackett. [Editor’s note: FIRE HIM!]

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4. Arizona Cardinals (4-10)

4. Arizona Cardinals (4-10)

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Kliff Kingsbury is still the head coach of the Cardinals. The way they’ve played this year, even with Kyler Murray in the lineup, that statement would be shocking if he hadn’t signed a contract extension in the offseason. Arizona has a lot to clean up. The defense hasn’t been good, and the offense is barely serviceable with or without Murray.

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Cardinals (cont’d)

Cardinals (cont’d)

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Unfortunately, Cardinals fans are stuck with the team’s current leadership for a while longer. There’s been talk about Arizona possibly moving on from Murray and finding another QB in the draft this year, but they’re are so many holes on this team that QB might be the least of their worries.

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3. Los Angeles Rams (4-10)

3. Los Angeles Rams (4-10)

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You know it’s been a rough season when you’re down to depending on Baker Mayfield to lead your team to victory. But that’s where the defending Super Bowl champion Rams find themselves heading toward the end of a season they’d love to forget. With no first-round pick again this year, Los Angeles will likely be active in the free-agent market again and in the later draft rounds. They were decimated by injury early on and failed to recover.

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Rams (cont’d)

Rams (cont’d)

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On Monday night against the Packers, the Rams’ offense looked like it didn’t have a clue, and the production reflected that. The game was close until the Packers pulled away in the third quarter, putting the game on Mayfield’s shoulders — and we know how that usually works out. He was sacked five times and threw for just 111 yards. You can’t blame Baker solely because the Rams were terrible before he arrived a couple of weeks ago.

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2. Chicago Bears (3-11)

2. Chicago Bears (3-11)

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One thing you can say about the Bears is that they’ve got fight and haven’t mailed it in much, if at all, this season. Justin Fields had another great outing with two touchdowns through the air and 95 yards on the ground. The Bears had control of this game at one point and even picked off Jalen Hurts twice before the Eagles woke up and realized they were supposed to be playing.

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Bears (cont’d)

Bears (cont’d)

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The best thing for Chicago now is that Fields continues to develop, and the front office adds more weapons around him for the future.

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1. Houston Texans (1-12-1)

1. Houston Texans (1-12-1)

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The Texans came close to pulling off the biggest upset of the NFL season and pushed the Chiefs to overtime before falling 30-24. This has been the story for Houston this season, as it’s been close in plenty of games but just can’t come away with the victory.

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Texans (cont’d)

Texans (cont’d)

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Another rebuilding year is ahead, and hopefully, for fans, Houston comes across some hidden gems in the draft and finds its next franchise QB since Deshaun Watson.

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