NFL Power Rankings: Looking the part at No. 1

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JACKSONVILLE – Senior writer John Oehser's pre-Week 15 2019 NFL power rankings. And we all know how important these are:

Rank.Team (record) | Comment

1.Baltimore Ravens (11-2) | 1 | Looking the part of No. 1 team week after week after week

2.San Francisco 49ers (11-2) | 2 | Epic victory could be huge for postseason seedings

3.New Orleans Saints (10-3) | 3 | May have lost No. 1 seed at home versus 49ers Sunday

4.Green Bay Packers (10-3) | 6 | Moved into NFC's No. 2 seed Sunday

5.Kansas City Chiefs (9-4) | 8 | Winning in Foxborough is a benchmark victory

6.Seattle Seahawks (10-3) | 5 | Still a serious contender for deep postseason run

7.New England Patriots (10-3) | 4 | More flaws than they've shown in a long, long time

8.Minnesota Vikings (9-4) | 7 | How good is NFC? Vikings are No. 6 seed right now

9.Buffalo Bills (9-4) | 9 | Playing as well as anyone in AFC – except Ravens, of course

10.Pittsburgh Steelers (8-5) | 11 | AFC's No. 6 seed, but remaining schedule brutal

11.Tennessee Titans (8-5) | 12 | NFL's second-longest winning streak

12.Houston Texans (8-5) | 10 | In danger of missing AFC South title – and postseason

13.Los Angeles Rams (8-5) | 13 | Not out of the NFC playoff chase yet

14.Chicago Bears (7-6) | 17 | Too little, too late, too bad for this improving team

15.Cleveland Browns (6-7) | 18 | Team of offseason has won four of five games

16.Dallas Cowboys (6-7) | 14 | Your NFC East-leading Dallas Cowboys

17.Philadelphia Eagles (6-7) | 20 | Your NFC East-leading (almost) Philadelphia Eagles

18.Indianapolis Colts (6-7) | 15 | They didn't miss Luck for a while this season; they do now

19.Oakland Raiders (6-7) | 16 | Three consecutive losses; up next: Jaguars

20.Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-7) | 22 | Better than their record all season; showing it now

21.Denver Broncos (5-8) | 23 | Could be dangerous opponent throughout December

22.Los Angeles Chargers (5-8) | 26 | All Hail Austin Ekeler, All Hail Austin Ekeler, All Hail Au—

23.Atlanta Falcons (4-9) | 21 | Better in second half of season, but not nearly good enough

24.New York Jets (5-8) | 27 | Piecing together a semi-respectable season

25.Carolina Panthers (5-8) | 19 | First, Rivera … will Newton be next to leave?

26.Detroit Lions (3-9-1) | 24 | Long, fast fade continues

27.Arizona Cardinals (3-9-1) | 28 | Six consecutive losses after surprising start

28.Miami Dolphins (3-10) | 30 | Better than anyone could have expected

29.Washington Redskins (3-10) | 29 | Just waiting for the next head coach

30.Jacksonville Jaguars (4-9) | 25 | Uncompetitive for a month and a half

31.New York Giants (2-11) | 31 | Eli's "comeback" fell just short

32.Cincinnati Bengals (1-12) | 32 | Hard to see them not selecting first overall

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