The 2010 NFL season hasn't been kind to the teams in the bottom third of our rankings. The Cowboys got off to a horrible start but have looked better in the Jason Garrett era while the Rams and Seahawks are battling for the NFC West -- and by "battling" I mean "trying to avoid winning the division". That's the way it seems at least.
Here are No. 21-32 in our NFL power rankings for Week 16. No. 1-20 will be released later today.
21. Dallas Cowboys (5-9): The Cowboys got an ugly win against Washington. They (read: Jason Garrett) needs these late season wins. LW: 21
22. St. Louis Rams (6-8): The Rams lost by 14 and the Seahawks lost by 16 so St. Louis moves ahead of them. I'm not sure how else to separate these two. They'll meet in Week 17 for the division title. LW: 23
23. Seattle Seahawks (6-8): It seems that no one wants to win the NFC West. The best case scenario at this point would be an 8-8 winner. LW: 22
24. Buffalo Bills (4-10): Buffalo's closer than people think. I'm not going to say they'll be a contender next year but this team clearly isn't an easy out. They get their fourth win of the season against Miami. LW: 25
25. Detroit Lions (4-10): That's two in a row now for Detroit. These wins at the end of the season could provide some momentum heading into next year. LW: 29
27. Minnesota Vikings (5-9): Is that it for Brett Favre? He left Monday night's game with a concussion and the Joe Webb era doesn't look incredibly promising. This isn't a bad team. They just don't have a quarterback. LW: 26
28. Washington Redskins (5-9): Whose the fool that thought this team had a shot at the playoffs? Oh, yeah, me.... LW: 27
30. Carolina Panthers (2-12): Watch it, Carolina. You're ruining your draft position. They should still come down with the No.1 pick. LW: 31
31. Arizona Cardinals (4-10): When you lose to a team that's won once in 13 tries, it can't be a good thing. The Cardinals need to find a quarterback. LW: 29