NFL power rankings 2013, Week 14: Seahawks are consensus best

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A 34-7 dismantling of the Saints was enough to convince experts that the Seahawks are the best team in the NFL.

The Seattle Seahawks had a much anticipated matchup against the 9-2 New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football and managed to make the game thoroughly uninteresting by dismantling the No. 2 seeded team in the NFC, 34-7. The victory ended any remaining doubt about Seattle's supremacy in the NFC and convinced the experts that they are the best team in the rest of the NFL as well.

Behind the Seahawks, the Denver Broncos, Carolina Panthers and New England Patriots each split No. 2 rankings and stayed very close in the composite scores, although the Broncos came out on top as the second best team in the NFL.

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At the bottom of the rankings, the Houston Texans remain in the bottom spot. Unlike last week though, they are now the unanimous worst team, as a hot streak pulled the Jacksonville Jaguars out of the bottom spot and supplanted them with the Texans, who now have the NFL's worst record and a 10-game losing streak.

Here's a full look at how the sports media outlets ranked the teams after Week 13:

Rk. Team Record SB Nation ESPN CBS NBC FOX Yahoo! Average
1 Seattle Seahawks 11-1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1.00
2 Denver Broncos 10-2 2 2 3 4 3 2 2.67
3 Carolina Panthers 9-3 3 3 5 2 2 3 3.00
4 New England Patriots 9-3 4 4 2 3 4 4 3.50
5 New Orleans Saints 9-3 6 5 4 5 5 5 5.00
6 San Francisco 49ers 8-4 5 6 8 7 7 6 6.50
7 Cincinnati Bengals 8-4 7 8 7 6 6 7 6.83
8 Kansas City Chiefs 9-3 9 7 6 8 8 8 7.67
9 Philadelphia Eagles 7-5 12 10 10 10 9 9 10.00
10 Indianapolis Colts 8-4 11 9 9 12 11 12 10.67
11 Detroit Lions 7-5 8 12 12 13 10 10 10.83
12 Dallas Cowboys 7-5 14 11 11 9 12 13 11.67
13 Arizona Cardinals 7-5 10 13 13 11 13 11 11.83
14 Baltimore Ravens 6-6 13 14 14 14 14 15 14.00
T15 Miami Dolphins 6-6 15 17 16 19 15 16 16.33
T15 San Diego Chargers 5-7 16 16 15 16 17 18 16.33
17 Chicago Bears 6-6 18 15 17 18 20 14 17.00
18 Pittsburgh Steelers 5-7 20 18 21 21 16 17 18.83
19 Tennessee Titans 5-7 21 21 18 20 19 19 19.67
20 St. Louis Rams 5-7 19 20 22 17 21 20 19.83
21 New York Giants 5-7 17 22 20 22 18 23 20.33
22 Green Bay Packers 5-6-1 30 19 19 15 24 24 21.83
23 New York Jets 5-7 28 23 23 23 22 21 23.33
24 Buffalo Bills 4-8 27 24 30 24 25 22 25.33
25 Oakland Raiders 4-8 23 25 24 29 27 25 25.50
26 Minnesota Vikings 3-8-1 24 28 25 27 23 28 25.83
27 Cleveland Browns 4-8 22 27 27 26 31 26 26.50
28 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3-9 25 26 28 28 26 27 26.67
29 Atlanta Falcons 3-9 26 29 29 30 28 29 28.50
30 Jacksonville Jaguars 3-9 31 31 26 25 30 30 28.83
31 Washington Redskins 3-9 29 30 31 31 29 31 30.17
32 Houston Texans 2-10 32 32 32 32 32 32 32.00

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