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NFL Power Rankings: As good as there is

Los Angeles Rams defensive end Aaron Donald celebrates after a fumble by the against the Seattle Seahawks during the second half in an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

JACKSONVILLE – Senior writer John Oehser’s pre-Week 14 2018 NFL power rankings. And we all know how important these are:

Rank.Team (record) | Comment

1.Los Angeles Rams (11-1) | 2 | Back on top

2.New Orleans Saints (10-2) | 1 | A one-off – or real offensive concerns?

3.Kansas City Chiefs (10-2) | 3 | Loss of Hunt could alter season

4.New England Patriots (9-3) | 4 | Count them out? No way

5.Los Angeles Chargers (9-3) | 5 | A very, very dangerous team

6.Houston Texans (9-3) | 7 | Nine consecutive victories – and getting stronger

7.Pittsburgh Steelers (7-4-1) | 6 | Division lead suddenly down to a half game

8.Chicago Bears (8-4) | 8 | Heartbreaker – but still in control of North

9.Minnesota Vikings (6-5-1) | 9 | Up again, down again all season

10.Seattle Seahawks (7-5) | 11 | Season’s biggest surprise?

11.Dallas Cowboys (7-5) | 12 | Suddenly look very, very for real

12.Baltimore Ravens (7-5) | 15 | Suddenly look very, very for real

13.Philadelphia Eagles (6-6) | 16 | Need a big-time season-ending run

14.Indianapolis Colts (6-6) | 10 | Shut down in Duuuu-valll

15.Tennessee Titans (6-6) | 19 |Staying alive … barely

16.Denver Broncos (6-6) | 23 | Recent turnaround has them in playoff chase

17.Miami Dolphins (6-6) | 21 | They just keep hanging on

18.Washington Redskins (6-6) | 14 | Quarterback injuries taking major toll

19.Carolina Panthers (6-6) | 13 | Freeeeeeee-fa-a-a-a-a-a-a-alling …

20.Cincinnati Bengals (5-7) | 17 | Freeeeeeee-fa-a-a-a-a-a-a-alling …

21.Green Bay Packers (4-7-1) | 18 | McCarthy. Out. Wow.

22.Cleveland Browns (4-7-1) | 20 | Rookie quarterbacks do what they do

23.Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-7) | 27 | Back-to-back good games for Winston

24.Atlanta Falcons (4-8) | 22 | Stunning season for Ryan and Co.

25.New York Giants (4-8) | 26 | Giants scraping toward respectability

26.Buffalo Bills (4-8) | 25 | Allen looking more and more like franchise guy

27.Jacksonville Jaguars (4-8) | 28 | Deeeeeeee-fense in Duval

28.Detroit Lions (4-8) | 24 | Twenty-five seasons without a division title

29.New York Jets (3-9) | 29 | Looking worse and worse for Bowles

30.Arizona Cardinals (3-9) | 32 | Movin’ on up

31.Oakland Raiders (2-10) | 31 | Settling in at No. 31 … again

32.San Francisco 49ers (2-10) | 30 | Settling back at No. 32 … again

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