NFL Power Rankings: Winning, winning and winning …

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JACKSONVILLE – Here are senior writer John Oehser's Week 13 2016 NFL power rankings. And we all know how important these are:

Rank.Team (Rec) | Last week | Comment

1.Dallas Cowboys (10-1) | 1 |Ho, ho, ho … 10 in a row; they keep winning, winning and winning …

2.New England Patriots (9-2) | 3 | No surprise: Brady is the difference between Pats and rest of AFC

3.Oakland Raiders (9-2) | 4 | Can the defense get it done in December?

4.Seattle Seahawks (7-3-1) | 2 | It's all about the playoffs for the Seahawks now

5.Atlanta Falcons (7-4) | 6 | Need to keep winning with Bucs getting hot

6.Kansas City Chiefs (8-3) | 7 |Wow. Justin Houston. Wow.

7.New York Giants (8-3) | 8 | Giants quietly look like they're for real

8.Denver Broncos (7-4) | 5 | Wow. Von Miller. Wow (Up next: Jaguars)

9.Detroit Lions (7-4) | 10 | Suddenly very much in control of the NFC North

  1. Miami Dolphins (7-4) | 12 | Six consecutive victories means real postseason hopes for 'Fins

11.Washington Redskins (6-4-1) | 9 | The mission now: secure a wild-card berth

12.Houston Texans (6-5) | 11 | Keeping the Colts and Texans very much in range in the AFC South

13.Pittsburgh Steelers (6-5) | 14 | Your first-place Pittsburgh Steelers

14.Minnesota Vikings (6-5) | 13 | Lost five of their last six

15.Baltimore Ravens (6-5) | 17 | Your first-place Baltimore Ravens

16.Buffalo Bills (6-5) | 18 | Oh, those big plays …

17.Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-5) | 19 | Have climbed to within a game of first place in NFC South

18.Green Bay Packers (5-6) | 20 | Staying alive

19.Philadelphia Eagles (5-6) | 15 | Have lost six of eight since 3-0 start

20.Arizona Cardinals (4-6-1) | 16 | Falling so far so quickly

21.Tennessee Titans (6-6) | 22 | Exotic-ly smashing their way to within a game of first place

22.Indianapolis Colts (5-6) | 21 | Sustained a big loss in prime time this week

23.New Orleans Saints (5-6) | 24 | The Saints can just plain score

24.Carolina Panthers (4-7) | 23 | Last in the NFC South with five games remaining

25.Cincinnati Bengals (3-7-1) | 25 | The lost season continues in Cincinnati

26.San Diego Chargers (5-6) | 26 | Too much ground to make up in too little time

27.Los Angeles Rams (4-7) | 27 | Allowed 555 yards in blowout loss to New Orleans

28.New York Jets (3-8) | 28 | Fitzy still the man

29.Jacksonville Jaguars (2-9) | 29 | League's third-longest active losing streak

30.Chicago Bears (2-9) | 30 | Big day for Matt Barkley – just not enough

31.San Francisco 49ers (1-10) | 31 | Ten and counting …

32.Cleveland Browns (0-12) | 32 | Twelve and counting …

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