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Week 16 NFL Power Rankings: Dolphins Hold Firm, NFC Reigns Supreme

SB Nation has just come out with the latest edition of the 2011 NFL Power Rankings, and the Dolphins lead the way among Florida teams.

ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 18:  Matt Moore #8 of the Miami Dolphins calls signals against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium on December 18, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York. Miami won 30-23.  (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 18: Matt Moore #8 of the Miami Dolphins calls signals against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium on December 18, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York. Miami won 30-23. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
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The guys over at SB Nation just came out with the latest edition of their 2011 NFL Power Rankings, and the three teams from the Tampa Bay region are all hanging in pretty much the same place.

The first to appear on the list is the Miami Dolphins, who come in at No. 22. They didn't manage to move up at all despite a win over the Bills this past weekend.

Tony Sparano was fired and interim head coach Todd Bowles got his first W last weekend. They finish the season against the Patriots and Jets so they can play spoiler.

Surprisingly, the Jaguars are the next team to appear here, at No. 27; up two spots from last week. The guys bring up an interesting question that will face the Jaguars this offseason.

Like Cleveland, Jacksonville could have an interesting draft question at quarterback, despite drafting Blaine Gabbert just last year. (For the record, I don't think they draft a quarterback, but that will be a question mark entering the draft.)

Finally, and most surprisingly, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who lost their eighth straight game this weekend. As SB Nation points out, it might get worse before the season ends.

Eight straight losses and they finish with two straight on the road. Tampa Bay could lose a whopping 10 games in a row. Wow.

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