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NFL Power Rankings Week 14

The NFL's Week 13 schedule ended last night with the Seattle Seahawks dismantling the New Orleans Saints. With the slate complete, we can now take a look at the NFL Power Rankings for Week 14.

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Team LW Change Week 13 Result Remarks
1 Seahawks 1 0 W, 34-7 vs New Orleans Thought Seattle need to be on the look out for a red hot Carolina taking over the top spot. After a performance like that against New Orleans, that idea is out.
2 Panthers 2 0 W, 27-6 vs Tampa Bay As long as Seattle keeps playing like they did on Monday Night Football, it does not matter how many wins ina row Carolina claims
3 Broncos 5 2 W, 35-28 vs Kansas City Sweeps Kansas City in the span of three games. Peyton Manning may not be a "cold weather" quarterback, but he still has the Broncos atop the AFC.
4 Patriots 4 0 W, 34-31 at Houston Probably should be ahead of Denver, who they beat in Week 12, but a way too close final against the 32nd ranked team this week does not rate a move up.
5 49ers 6 1 W, 23-13 vs St. Louis Welcome back Michael Crabtree.
6 Saints 3 -3 L, 34-7 at Seattle If New Orleans could play every game in the Super Dome, they would be set. When they have to venture into the elements, things just do not seem to work.
7 Bengals 9 2 W, 17-10 at San Diego Simply dominated the San Diego from seven in route to a 164 rushing yard performance.
8 Eagles 10 2 W, 24-21 vs Arizona Nick Foles has 19 touchdown passes and 0 interceptions, with a 125.2 passer rating. Why do people still ask about Michael Vick?
9 Colts 11 2 W, 22-14 vs Tennessee The Indianapolis offense is sputtering, but Adam Vinatieri's five field goals gave Indy a three game cushion in the AFC North.
10 Lions 13 3 W, 40-10 vs Green Bay It may be an Aaron Rodgers-less Green Bay, but a 40-10 performance was impressive - especially after a really bad start to the game by Detroit.
11 Chiefs 7 -4 L, 35-28 vs Denver A three game losing streak has the once 9-0 Kansas City on the outside of the top ten.
12 Cardinals 8 -4 L, 24-21 at Philadelphia Arizona won four straight games to start 2012, then collapsed. They won their last four games before losing to Philadelphia this week - so do they collapse or respond against St. Louis next week?
13 Ravens 15 2 W, 22-20 vs Pittsburgh Sitting in the sixth position for the AFC Playoffs, and with full control of their postseason destiny. Looks like the Super Bowl Champions are starting to figure it out and could make a run.
14 Cowboys 16 2 W, 31-24 vs Oakland December 1st did not bite Tony Romo and Dallas is still on top of the NFC East. Can they hold off Philadelphia, who have won four straight to put the pressure on Dallas?
15 Titans 14 -1 L, 22-14 at Indianapolis Had a chance to pull within one game of the division leaders if they had won in Indy this week. Instead, they are now three games back with four to play.
16 Bears 12 -4 L, 23-20 (OT) at Minnesota Chicago needs good news about Jay Cutler, and they need it fast.
17 Dolphins 25 8 W, 23-3 at New York Jets I was overly rough on Miami last week, so they jump back up to the middle of the pack this week. Finally, they put together a full 60-minute performance, and it looked good. Now, they have to keep it up if they want to claim the last AFC Playoff spot.
18 Giants 22 4 W, 24-17 at Washington The Playoff chances are slipping away as the season dwells. Two games back in the division, with four to play, will make it tough on the team that started 0-6 and is trying to make the postseason.
19 Rams 19 0 L, 23-13 at San Francisco
20 Packers 17 -3 L, 40-10 at Detroit Chicago may need news on Cutler fast, but Green Bay may be the most desperate team when it comes to needing good medical news about a quarterback. If Aaron Rodgers' collarbone is ready for play, they may be able to salvage the season. If now, they may start looking toward 2014.
21 Browns 18 -3 L, 32-28 vs Jacksonville Cleveland is simply in free fall at this point.
22 Buccaneers 20 -2 L, 27-6 at Carolina Losing to a red hot Carolina is not enough for a large drop from Tampa Bay, but it will be how they respond next week that determines if a 3-9 team can stay near the middle of the pack.
23 Steelers 21 -2 L, 22-20 at Baltimore Pittsburgh had been making a charge, but then ran into a Baltimore team trying to make their own claim on the playoffs. Turns next week's meeting against Miami into a must win.
24 Jaguars 27 3 W, 32-28 at Cleveland He may have only thrown for 195 yards, but that final touchdown pass from Chad Henne to Cecil Shorts was gorgeous.
25 Chargers 23 -2 L, 17-10 vs Cincinnati A 1-4 stretch over the last five games is not going to cut it in the playoff race.
26 Vikings 29 3 W, 23-20 (OT) vs Chicago With missed field goals being the story of the game, Minnesota connected on the one that counted.
27 Bills 26 -1 L, 34-31 (OT) vs Atlanta If Buffalo could actually have hung on to the ball, they may have beaten an Atlanta team that has been a hige disappointment all season.
28 Jets 24 -4 L, 23-3 vs Miami When Matt Simms' 38.9 passer rating was good performance on the day between New York's two quarterbacks, you know things aren't going well.
29 Falcons 31 2 W, 34-31 (OT) at Buffalo Atlanta won a game! They're still eliminated from the playoffs, but at least they won.
30 Raiders 28 -2 L, 31-24 at Dallas The tenth ranked rush defense in the league couldn't stop Dallas from running all over them on Sunday.
31 Redskins 30 -1 L, 24-17 vs New York Giants Continuing to help St. Louis get a better draft pick with every loss.
32 Texans 32 0 L, 34-31 vs New England Houston has the number three overall defense in the league, yet now have a double digit losing streak.