NFL Power Rankings: Impressive

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JACKSONVILLE – Here are senior writer John Oehser's Week 17 2016 NFL power rankings. And we all know how important these are:

Rank.Team (Rec) | Last week | Comment

1.Dallas Cowboys (13-2) | 1 | Impressive Monday with home field clinched – now that's impressive

2.New England Patriots (13-2) | 2 | Derek Carr's injury makes them even bigger Super Bowl favorites

3.Oakland Raiders (12-3) | 3 | Losing Carr a fatal blow to Super Bowl hopes

4.Kansas City Chiefs (11-4) | 5 | Don't count them out in the AFC

5.Pittsburgh Steelers (10-5) | 6 | Six in a row – and now they're the AFC North champions

6.Seattle Seahawks (9-5-1) | 4 | Can they cover their emerging flaws enough to get to Dallas?

7.Atlanta Falcons (10-5) | 7 | Heading back to the postseason

8.New York Giants (10-5) | 8 | Lost on Thursday – and clinched a playoff berth two days later

  1. Miami Dolphins (10-5) | 10 | First postseason appearance since 2008

10.Green Bay Packers (9-6) | 11 | Table-runnin' time?

11.Detroit Lions (9-6) | 9 | Missed huge opportunity in Dallas Monday

12.Houston Texans (9-6) | 16 | Clinched the mighty AFC South

13.Washington Redskins (9-5-1) | 17 | If the Redskins win Sunday, they're in

14.Tennessee Titans (8-7) | 12 | Knocked out in big-time fashion by the Jags Sunday

15.Baltimore Ravens (8-7) | 13 | May be best AFC team to miss the playoffs

16.Denver Broncos (8-7) | 14 | Super Bowl champions faded right out of the postseason

17.Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8-7) | 15 | An impressive season ended a few weeks too soon

18.Indianapolis Colts (7-8) | 18 | Out of playoffs for second consecutive season

19.Minnesota Vikings (7-8) | 19 | Serious injuries just too much to overcome

20.Buffalo Bills (7-8) | 20 | Rex's days in Buffalo feel like they're running out

21.Carolina Panthers (6-9) | 21 | Feels like a one-year hiccup in Charlotte

22.Arizona Cardinals (6-8-1) | 22 | Still feels odd this team won't be in postseason

23.New Orleans Saints (7-8) | 23 | Era coming to an end in the Big Easy?

24.Philadelphia Eagles (6-9) | 25 | Future looks bright for Wentz and the Birds

25.Cincinnati Bengals (5-9-1) | 24 | Got a little too old a little fast

26.San Diego Chargers (5-10) | 26 | Hard to picture this franchise not in that city

27.New York Jets (4-11) | 27 | Messy season never got clean for the Jets

28.Los Angeles Rams (4-11) | 28 | New head coach the only story now in L.A.

29.Jacksonville Jaguars (3-12) | 30 | Spoiler alert

30.Chicago Bears (3-12) | 29 | Long, disappointing season nearing merciful end

31.San Francisco 49ers (2-13) | 31 | Snappin' that streak

32.Cleveland Browns (1-14) | 32 | No oh-fer in Cleveland this season

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