Week 17: NFL Power Rankings

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  1. New England Patriots (11-4) | 2 | Beating Jaguars moves you up
  1. Atlanta Falcons (13-2) | 4 | Most consistent team in NFC this season
  1. Denver Broncos (12-3) | 5 | NFL's longest winning streak
  1. Houston Texans (12-3) | 3 | Can secure AFC's top seed with victory Sunday
  1. San Francisco 49ers (10-4-1) | 1 | Looked like a tired team Sunday
  1. Green Bay Packers (11-4) | 6 | A little overlooked – they shouldn't be
  1. Seattle Seahawks (10-5) | 7 | Should probably be higher – maybe a lot
  1. Washington Redskins (9-6) | 8 | Still need to win to clinch NFC East
  1. Baltimore Ravens (10-5) | 9 | Signs of life at last
  1. Indianapolis Colts (10-5) | 10 | Season's most remarkable turnaround
  1. Minnesota Vikings (9-6) | 13 | Win Sunday and they're in
  1. Cincinnati Bengals (9-6) | 14 | Time to take these guys seriously
  1. Dallas Cowboys (8-7) | 12 | Bad loss Sunday, but still control their destiny
  1. Chicago Bears (9-6) | 15 | May be odd-man out in NFC
  1. New York Giants (8-7) | 11 | Playoff miracle unlikely this year
  1. Pittsburgh Steelers (7-8) | 16 | That's it. They're done
  1. New Orleans Saints (7-8) | 17 | They'd be dangerous if they were in it.. They're not
  1. St. Louis Rams (7-7-1) | 19 | Quietly, one of NFC's best turnarounds
  1. Miami Dolphins (7-8) | 22 | Better than just about everyone thought
  1. San Diego Chargers (6-9) | 21 |Time running out on Chargers leaders
  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-9) | 18 | Six and four seems like a long time ago
  1. New York Jets (6-9) | 20 | Bad situation just gets worse
  1. Carolina Panthers (6-9) | 24 | Building a foundation for next season
  1. Cleveland Browns (5-10) | 23 | Better days coming soon
  1. Detroit Lions (4-11) | 25 | No way anyone expected 11 losses from these guys
  1. Buffalo Bills (5-10) | 26 | Firmly at bottom of AFC East
  1. Philadelphia Eagles (4-11) | 28 | Farewell Andy Reid?
  1. Oakland Raiders (4-11) | 29 | Lots of farewells in lower 20s
  1. Tennessee Titans (5-10) | 27 | Another week, another one-sided loss
  1. Arizona Cardinals (5-10) | 30 | Well, that didn't last
  1. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-12) | 31 | No quit, but still no victory Sunday
    1. Kansas City Chiefs (2-12) | 32 | Comfortably in 32nd
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