The final Power Rankings tally of the season ... the regular season, anyway.
Appropriate for the zany 2015 campaign is the tumultuous rejiggering of the top 10 -- and beyond! You'll see that, beyond No. 1, nearly every ballclub in the NFL moved up or down this week. That's through Sunday's action, coaching changes, and, of course, in anticipation of ...
... the playoffs. Two things to consider:
1) The 12 teams in the playoff field represent the premier dozen below.
2) No "Power Standings" here. Seeding < Strength. (Who wants to play Seattle right now?)
Let the dissension commence!
*Maybe it's just me (and 53 [Colts](/teams/indianapoliscolts/profile?team=IND) players, too) ... But if you lose your franchise quarterback and still finish one game out of the playoffs, you probably shouldn't lose your gig. Look at the [Cowboys](/teams/dallascowboys/profile?team=DAL)' sterling record sans [Tony Romo](/player/tonyromo/2505354/profile).*
Glad Jim Irsay saw it that way, too. Pagano did nothing to get fired. This was a depleted bunch, especially at the game's most important positon. It got so bad by Week 17 that Rick Mirer and Jeff George were waiting by their pagers. (That's what we had in the '90s: pagers.) Many organizations, like the Giants and Steelers, have been rewarded for being patient with the head coach. Even if Pagano still fails to eventually deliver a title, based on where things stand today, he deserves to be a head man in the NFL.