Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 12/6/12
There are a lot of factors that determine who goes where on a list like this, especially in 2012, a year that will go down in infamy. Power rankings can't predict how injuries will affect the next game, but it can take into account how a team has dealt with the many unpredictable situations it has faced and what that could mean against other teams' unpredictable situations.Each game is another opportunity to rise above, or crumble under the pressure. Every team has to deal with adversity, as well as strokes of pure luck. And, of course, the ability to overcome any situation starts with the coaches.Some teams are in disarray, and we need look no further than the head coach; take the Jets as a perfect example. This team should be fighting for the AFC East title every year. Instead, they have become a freak show, thanks, in part, to their coach, Rex Ryan. He goes, and the team suddenly becomes a contender.So let's get down to business. With the playoffs fast approaching, I will focus p...
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