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NFL Power Rankings Week 14: Patriots, Falcons Remain Atop The NFL

SB Nation's Week 14 NFL power rankings once again have the Patriots and Falcons at the top.

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NFL Power Rankings Week 14: Patriots, Falcons Remain At The Top

SB Nation's NFL power rankings for Week 14 are complete. Here's how things look if we break them up by conference:

AFC: Patriots, Steelers, Ravens and Jets.

NFC: Falcons, Saints Bears, Packers, Eagles and Giants.

The top two teams on our Week 14 NFL power rankings -- Patriots and Falcons -- can each make a claim that they're the best in the NFL. They each control their own destiny and appear on track for home field advantage throughout the playoffs.

You can find No. 32-21 here and No. 20-11 here. Here are the top 10 in our power rankings:

1. New England Patriots (10-2): Wow. You wanted this team to prove they're the best in the NFL? They did that with ease against the Jets on Monday night. Who can stop the Patriots? LW: 1

2. Atlanta Falcons (10-2): If it weren't for the Patriots Monday Night Football victory, the Falcons would probably be tops this week. LW: 2

3. Pittsburgh Steelers (9-3): Huge win for the Steelers who now control the AFC North. Win out and they'll be getting the No. 2 seed in the AFC. LW: 5

4. Baltimore Ravens (8-4): I can't fault them too much for losing a game like that to the Steelers. If Troy Polamalu doesn't force that fumble, Baltimore's probably sitting at No. 3. LW: 4

5. New Orleans Saints (9-3): The world champs continue to cruise. This will be a dangerous team once again. LW: 6

6. Chicago Bears (9-3): Every week I think the Bears collapse is coming but they continue to win. It looks like you can count on their Week 17 trip to Green Bay deciding the NFC North. LW: 8

7. Green Bay Packers (8-4): The Packers are probably better than their 8-4 record and a few losses may hurt them. The playoffs aren't guaranteed in a competitive NFC. LW: 7

8. Philadelphia Eagles (8-4): Mark it down. Dec. 19 against the Giants. That should give us an idea who will win the NFC East. LW: 9

9. New York Jets (9-3): I hate to drop the Jets so far but the Patriots loss was really bad. The Jets have been more like the Bills lately than the class of the AFC. LW: 3

10. New York Giants (8-4): The Giants are looking good top to bottom. This is going to be a tough team over the next month. They just need to focus on beating the Eagles and winning the division. LW: 12


NFL Power Rankings Week 14: Colts, Chargers Tumble As Jaguars Surge

SB Nation's NFL power rankings for Week 14 continue on as we see the Jacksonville Jaguars making a surge and the San Diego Chargers end their winning streak and drop one against the Oakland Raiders. Every team ranked from No. 11-20 is still in the playoff race -- some lead their divisions (Jacksonville) while others need a miracle (Miami).

Click here for No. 21-32. Here are No. 11-20:

11. Kansas City Chiefs (8-4): The Chiefs have now won three in a row. They can knock San Diego out of the division race with a victory next week. LW: 13

12. Jacksonville Jaguars (7-5): I'm not sure how many times I've written this team off but with four games to go they control their own destiny. The remaining game against the Colts become one of the biggest in years for Jacksonville. LW: 15

13. Indianapolis Colts (6-6): Um. What happened? Peyton Manning has been miserable lately. This is not the Colts we're used to seeing. I still think they can can run the table but my confidence level is not nearly as high. LW: 10

14. Oakland Raiders (6-6): The Raiders clearly have the Chargers number sweeping the season series Oakland is down two games to the Chiefs right now and play KC one time so they don't control their own destiny. LW: 19

15. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-5): You can't blame them much for last week's loss considering the Falcons are one of the top two or three teams right now but at some point they have to beat a good team if they're playoff bound. LW: 14

16. San Diego Chargers (6-6): So the Chargers annual midseason winning streak is not what we thought it was. They lost to the Raiders in a game they had to win. If they lose next week against the Chiefs, they'll be eliminated from winning the division. LW: 11

17. Miami Dolphins (6-6): It's hard to get a read on this team. They're just...average. All around it seems. You can't be average when the Patriots and Jets are in your division. LW: 16

18. Cleveland Browns (5-7): The Browns are sort of like the Bills. Their record doesn't indicate the type of team they are. If I'm a contender, I don't want to play the Browns down the stretch. LW: 22

19. Houston Texans (5-7): It looks like Gary Kubiak and Co. will be missing out on the playoffs once again. Maybe he can go back to Denver. LW: 17

20. Tennessee Titans (5-7): Six points in a game against a division rival with your season on the line. The Titans, like the Texans, will be watching the playoffs from home this year. LW: 18


NFL Power Rankings Week 14: Cowboys Gaining Respect; Broncos Are Not

No. 21-32 of SB Nation's NFL power rankings are out and there aren't a whole lot of surprises. Your usual suspects are at the bottom -- Cardinals, Panthers and Bengals -- while the Seahawks and Rams are neck-in-neck in our rankings and the NFC West.

There are four weeks remaining so there's plenty of time for change but you can get used to most of these teams being ranked low. The rest of the teams will be released later on Tuesday.

21. Seattle Seahawks (6-6): I have yet to figure this team out. They're 24th on offense and 21st in defense. They've yet to win (or lose) more than two games in a row. They just need to give themselves a shot in Week 17 when they meet the Rams. LW: 21

22. St. Louis Rams (6-6): Sam Bradford is moving along nicely in his rookie season, especially the last month. Like Seattle, the Rams just need to keep pace with the Seahawks to give them a shot in Week 17. LW: 23

23. Dallas Cowboys (4-8): Did anyone see the Cowboys beating the Colts? (Cowboys nation raises their hand.) I sure didn't. Jason Garrett is proving he's the man for the job in 2011. LW: 25

24. Minnesota Vikings (5-7): I received an email last week when we had the Bills ranked above the Vikings. The Minnesota fan was wondering if I was out of my mind. I said we can figure out whose right this week when the Vikings meet the Bills. Well, Minnesota beat Buffalo by 24 points so we know who was right. LW: 28

25. Washington Redskins (5-7): Ouch. I'm looking for something good to say...but I can't find it. The Redskins are making their fans turn to the NFL draft already. LW: 20

26. San Francisco 49ers (4-8): Jed York still thinks the 49ers can win the NFC West. You know what the saddest part is? Even at 4-8, there's some truth to that. The 49ers are two games out with four to play. LW: 24

27. Buffalo Bills (2-10): Yeah, the Bills are a two-win team but this was their first loss by more than three points since Oct. 10. The Bills will play spoiler for someone down the stretch. LW: 26

28. Denver Broncos (3-9): Josh McDaniels is fired leaving plenty of questions for the Broncos in 2010 and beyond. None may be more important than Tim Tebow's future role on the team. LW: 27

29. Detroit Lions (2-10): Like Buffalo, they've played some close games despite their record. Chicago could only top them by four points despite being one of the top NFC teams. The Lions aren't there yet -- but they're getting closer. LW: 30

30. Cincinnati Bengals (2-9): The Bengals are in an impressive nine-game losing streak at the moment. The worst part? It may not be getting better. Their schedule the rest of the way: Steelers, Browns, Chargers and Ravens. LW: 29

31. Carolina Panthers (1-11): The Panthers should be on their way to locking up the No. 1 pick in the draft. Interesting question becomes which direction they go after picking up Jimmy Clausen last year. That's a much more interesting topic than, you know, the Panthers actually playing football. LW: 31

32. Arizona Cardinals (3-9): John Skelton may be starting at quarterback next week for the Cardinals. You know, John Skelton? This season is getting worse for Arizona. LW: 32

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