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NFL Power Rankings 2014 Week 14: Eagles continue to move up

Ranking all 32 NFL Teams.

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Now that Week 13 of the 2014 NFL season is over, it's time to see where all 32 teams rank. For reference purposes, here is a link to last week's NFL Power Rankings.

The Philadelphia Eagles earned a big win in a key division game. They didn't move up too much due to the teams in front of them also winning.

Let's dive right in to the rankings.


1) Green Bay Packers (Last Week: 2) - How the heck is anyone going to beat Aaron Rodgers at Lambeau? I don't know. New England had won seven match-ups in a row by an average of 20 points per game before the Packers beat them. The road to the Super Bowl in the NFC is likely going to go through Green Bay and that's bad news for playoff teams.

2) New England Patriots (LW: 1) - Even Touchdown Tom knows how good Aaron Rodgers is. Brady was seen on the sideline cursing multiple times throughout the game. It was easy to see why he was frustrated.

3) Denver Broncos (LW: 3) - The Broncos essentially locked up the AFC West with a win at Arrowhead.

4) Philadelphia Eagles (LW: 5) - Philadelphia went down to Dallas and blew out their division rival in front of a national audience. The Eagles absolutely dominated the Cowboys in the trenches on both sides of the ball. The Birds are in good position to win the NFC East.

5) Seattle Seahawks (LW: 6) - Seattle is 5-1 in their last six games. The Seahawks defense has only allowed six points combined in their last two contests.

6) Indianapolis Colts (LW: 7) - Two convincing wins over bad teams is a nice way to bounce back after a home loss to New England.

7) Detroit Lions (LW: 11) - The Lions only scored 15 points combined in the two weeks heading up to their 34-point Thanksgiving performance. Detroit's defense is very good and the team is alive in the playoff hunt.

8) Dallas Cowboys (LW: 6) - The Dallas Cowboys were exposed against the Eagles. The Cowboys are very good when they're running the ball well, but if that's not working for them, it all shuts down. Tony Romo looked like he was seeing ghosts against Philly's pass rush.

9) Arizona Cardinals (LW: 4) - The Cardinals may still be tied for the best record in the NFL but it doesn't look like that will last for much longer. Arizona is going nowhere fast with Drew Stanton at quarterback. Will the Cardinals fall out of the playoff race entirely?

10) Cincinnati Bengals (LW: 14) - The Bengals probably don't deserve to be this high but here they are. Cincy survived a tough three-game stretch on the road by going 3-0 and advancing to 8-3-1. The Stripes lead the AFC North after an ugly, ugly win in Tampa Bay. Marvin Lewis' illegal challenge ended up helping the team win.

11) Miami Dolphins (LW: 15) - The Dolphins needed a come-from-behind win to beat the Jets in an ugly game. Football Outsiders' DVOA metric is big on Miami. They currently rank 5th overall in the NFL.

12) San Francisco 49ers (LW: 9) - San Francisco's point differential ranks well below average at 21st overall. The 49ers are on the outside looking in when it comes to the playoff race and it continues to look like Jim Harbaugh won't be back after this season.

13) San Diego Chargers (LW: 16) - The Bolts scraped out a much-needed road win in Baltimore to keep their post-season hopes alive.

14) Baltimore Ravens (LW: 12) - Baltimore still owns the league's fifth best point differential after only losing by one point.

15) Kansas City Chiefs (LW: 10) - Stat via @ClayWendler: Alex Smith's record when the opponent scores 24 or more points is 3-36-1.

16) Buffalo Bills (LW: 17) - The Bills are still alive in the playoff hunt after twinning their last two games.

17) St. Louis Rams (LW: 19) - The St. Louis Rams are awesome. They're not actually good, but they're a tough opponent every week. The NFL should really allow them to compete in the NFC South.

18) New Orleans Saints (LW: 21) - The Saints are probably going to fire Rex Ryan after this season. New Orleans defense is awful. In the meantime, they still have a realistic shot to win the division if they can beat the Falcons.

19) Pittsburgh Steelers (LW: 13) - Really hard to trust this Steelers team. They seem to play down to the level of their competition.

20) Houston Texans (LW: 20) - Houston was forced to go back to Ryan Fitzpatrick due to Ryan Mallett suffering a season-ending injury. Fitzpatrick won't be returning to the bench anytime soon. He threw six touchdowns against the lowly Titans.

21) Atlanta Falcons (LW: 23) - The Falcons are very much alive in the NFC South. They currently hold first place in the division after earning a win over the Cardinals.

22) Cleveland Browns (LW: 17) - Is it Johnny Football time in Cleveland? If not, it should be. Brian Hoyer is bad.

23) Minnesota Vikings (LW: 24) - Mike Zimmer seems to be doing a good job with this Vikings team. They're flawed but they've fought hard despite missing their best player for most of the season.

24) Chicago Bears (LW: 22) - Chi-town owns the league's seventh worst point differential, so this seems like the appropriate rank. That Jay Cutler contract isn't looking so hot.

25) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (LW: 27) - The Buccaneers may have been able to upset the Bengals if they didn't have 12 men on the field late in the game. The Bucs are bad but they haven't lost by more than 10 points since early October so they're keeping games close.

26) Carolina Panthers (LW: 25) - The Panthers haven't won a game since October 5.

27) Washington Redskins (LW: 28) - Colt McCoy didn't look bad against the Colts (3 TD, 0 INT, 113.1 rating) but the Washington defense sure did. 49 points allowed on 49 plays is awful. That's a point per play!

28) Jacksonville Jaguars (LW: 32) - I have no idea how the Jaguars managed to win two games this season. That's a major accomplishment.

29) New York Jets (LW: 30) - The Jets are so bad that they've caused underage kids to start drinking.

30) New York Giants (LW: 26) - The G-Men own the NFL's current longest losing streak with seven losses in a row. New York hasn't been the same since Philadelphia crushed them in Week 5. The Giants somehow managed to blow a 21-0 lead over the Jaguars. Is it only a matter of time before the Tom Coughlin-Eli Manning era is over?

31) Tennessee Titans (LW: 31) - Still boring and awful.

32) Oakland Raiders (LW: 29) - The Raiders followed up their first win of the season win a 52-point shutout loss. Yikes. It seems like Oakland may try to trade for Jim Harbaugh in the offseason.

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