25. Carolina Panthers (24)
Does anyone actually believe that if the Panthers were legitimate playoff contenders, that Derek Anderson would have been out there to start the game. These Panthers have a very similar team to the one that went 15-1 a year ago—The Super Bowl Hangover is real.
26. Houston Texans (22)
The Texans are a bad trainwreck. It’s astonishing that they are 6-6, as they have been outscored by 50 points for the year. Their point differential would indicate that they are closer to a 3-9, or 4-8 team. There is no way they win the South.
27. Chicago Bears (27)
It’s very easy to get a win when the opposing quarterback throws for only four yards in the first half. Is that good defense or just poor offense? Who knows.
28. Los Angeles Rams (29)
The Rams got blown out, and yet managed to climb a spot in our rankings. This has very little to do with their play, but more speaks to the Jets needing to drop a spot after their terrible performance. The Rams have yet to win a game since making the switch to Jared Goff. They are now 4-8, after a 3-1 start. Yep, Jeff Fisher really deserved that extension.