NFL Power Rankings: Still going strong

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JACKSONVILLE – Senior writer John Oehser's pre-Week 16 2019 NFL power rankings. And we all know how important these are:

Rank.Team (record) | Comment

1.Baltimore Ravens (12-2) | 1 | They keep going and going and going …

2.New Orleans Saints (11-3) | 3 | Will be very, very dangerous at home in postseason

3.San Francisco 49ers (11-3) | 2 | Clinched playoff spot, but loss dropped them to No. 5 seed in NFC

4.Green Bay Packers (11-3) | 4 | Road game versus Vikings Monday for North supremacy

5.Kansas City Chiefs (10-4) | 5 | Looking more and more like a tough postseason out

6.Seattle Seahawks (11-3) | 6 | Tiebreaker advantage puts them first in NFC West – for now

7.New England Patriots (11-3) | 7 | Don't count them out until they're really, really out

8.Minnesota Vikings (10-4) | 8 | Best overlooked 10-victory team in NFC

9.Buffalo Bills (10-4) | 9 | Huge road victory at Pittsburgh; yes, they're for real

10.Pittsburgh Steelers (8-6) | 10 | Still in control of their playoff destiny

11.Houston Texans (9-5) | 12 | Took firm control of the AFC South again Sunday

12.Tennessee Titans (8-6) | 11 | Missed huge opportunity at home versus Texans

13.Dallas Cowboys (7-7) | 16 | Maybe the 'Boys aren't done after all

14.Philadelphia Eagles (7-7) | 17 | Battered, bruised – and still very alive for the postseason

15.Los Angeles Rams (8-6) | 13 | All but out of unusually tough NFC Wild-Card chase

16.Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-7) | 20 | Setting the tone for what looks like a bright future

17.Chicago Bears (7-7) | 14 | Offensive struggles just too much to overcome

18.Cleveland Browns (6-8) | 15 | Slow start too much for team of offseason

19.Indianapolis Colts (6-8) | 18 | Injuries too much for talented roster to overcome

20.Atlanta Falcons (5-9) | 23 | Too little and way, way too late

21.Oakland Raiders (6-8) | 19 | Deflating end to an era

22.Denver Broncos (5-9) | 21 | Rookie quarterbacks have days like this

23.Los Angeles Chargers (5-9) | 22 | Turnovers, turnovers, turnovers…

24.New York Jets (5-9) | 24 | Looking better than they did early, but not enough

25.Carolina Panthers (5-9) | 25 | Still looking like a team missing its quarterback

26.Jacksonville Jaguars (5-9) | 30 | Is the Magic – and the Mania – back?

27.Detroit Lions (3-10-1) | 26 | Year 2 of Matt Patricia Era has been lost for a long time

28.Arizona Cardinals (4-9-1) | 27 | Snapped a six-game losing streak Sunday

29.Miami Dolphins (3-11) | 28 | Could still play their way out of top five in the draft

30.New York Giants (3-11) | 31 | Eli may have gone out a winner at home

31.Washington Redskins (3-11) | 29 | Very real chance to pick No. 2 overall

32.Cincinnati Bengals (1-13) | 32 | Will be on the clock very, very soon

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