Week 14 NFL Power Rankings
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Let’s take a look in Ray Monohan’s Week 14 NFL Power Rankings.
1. Philadelphia Eagles (10-2)
– Last Week: 1
The Eagles were running so hot that they were bound to hit a stumbling block somewhere along the way, and there are worse places to do it than Seattle. With that said, to maintain their stranglehold on the top spot, they’ll need to beat the Rams this weekend.
2. New England Patriots (10-2)
– Last Week: 2
The Patriots have been known to struggle when making the trip over to Buffalo, but they had an easy time making short work of the Bills.
The suspension of Rob Gronkowski shouldn’t have to big of an impact as they’ve proven they can win without him in the past.
3. Minnesota Vikings (10-2)
– Last Week: 3
It was good to see a Vikings win that wasn’t followed with questions about whether Case Keenum would be benched. He has that offense humming, but it’s the defense that’s been the strength of this team for years, and it’s that unit that will lead the Vikings into the postseason.
4. Pittsburgh Steelers (10-2)
– Last Week: 4
A road matchup against a lesser opponent is a recipe for disaster for this Steelers team, which has a bad habit of playing up or down to their opponents, and particularly losing focus on the road. Even still, they keep on winning, even if some last second heroics were needed on Monday night.
5. New Orleans Saints (9-3)
– Last Week: 6
The Saints are winning games on the back of a strong running game, which is scary to consider when you remember who’s taking their snaps under center.
Drew Brees has been ultra-efficient in fewer pass attempts than he’s accustomed to. But what’s really astonishing has been the play of the team’s defense – particularly their secondary. They’ve been so awful on that side of the ball that it’s difficult to trust that group, but they seem legit.
6. Los Angeles Rams (9-3)
– Last Week: 7
A big road win inside the division for the Rams this weekend. That’s the kind of thing they couldn’t have even imagined doing under Jeff Fisher. Sean McVay has done some great things with Jared Goff, but re-establishing Todd Gurley as one of the best offensive weapons in football has been key to the turnaround.
7. Seattle Seahawks (8-4)
– Last Week: 9
The Seahawks are one of those teams that gets hot as the playoffs approach, and if Sunday night’s convincing win over the first place Eagles is any indication, this is a team to be reckoned with over the final two months. Russell Wilson is the clear MVP through 12 games.
8. Tennessee Titans (8-4)
– Last Week: 10
A healthy Marcus Mariota really does make all the difference for this Titans team. Some of the decisions Mike Mularkey’s making still leave onlookers and fans scratching their heads, but the results are undeniable. The team is tied for the best record in their division.
9. Carolina Panthers (8-4)
– Last Week: 5
The Panthers went on the road and suffered a division loss that’s going to really hurt their chances of winning the South, but at least they didn’t put up the kind of stinker they’ve been shelling out in their losses this season. Cam Newton is finally getting accustomed to his new weapons and is starting to look comfortable.
10. Jacksonville Jaguars (8-4)
– Last Week: 12
Another win for the Jaguars, who are tied for the division lead in the AFC South. Their running game remains strong, and Blake Bortles is showing some flashes. But it’s the defense that really keys this team. Jacksonville has one of the best and deepest defensive secondaries in football.
The Rest Of Our Week 14 NFL Power Rankings
11. Atlanta Falcons (7-5) – Last Week: 8
12. Baltimore Ravens (7-5) – Last Week: 13
13. Los Angeles Chargers (6-6) – Last Week: 19
14. Oakland Raiders (6-6) – Last Week: 16
15. Kansas City Chiefs (6-6) – Last Week: 11
16. Dallas Cowboys (6-6) – Last Week: 17
17. Detroit Lions (6-6) – Last Week: 14
18. Green Bay Packers (5-7) – Last Week: 26
19. Miami Dolphins (5-7) – Last Week: 22
20. Washington Redskins (5-7) – Last Week: 18
21. Buffalo Bills (6-6) – Last Week: 15
22. Cincinnati Bengals (5-7) – Last Week: 20
23. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-7) – Last Week: 21
24. Houston Texans (5-7) – Last Week: 23
25. Arizona Cardinals (5-7) – Last Week: 24
26. New York Jets (4-8) – Last Week: 28
27. Denver Broncos (3-9) – Last Week: 25
28. Indianapolis Colts (3-8) – Last Week: 27
29. Chicago Bears (3-8) – Last Week: 29
30. San Francisco 49ers (2-10) – Last Week: 31
31. New York Giants (2-10) – Last Week: 30
32. Cleveland Browns (0-12) – Last Week: 32
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