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NFL Power Rankings 2015, Week 17: Eagles collapse yet again

Ranking all 32 NFL Teams.

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Now that Week 16 of the 2015 NFL regular season schedule 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 dropped even closer to the bottom with their second straight loss.


1) Arizona Cardinals (Last Week: 2) - They might not have the best record in the league, but the Cardinals are the best team in the NFL right now. Their offense is unstoppable. Their defense is really good, too, even with the loss of Tyrann Mathieu. Nine wins in a row.

2) Carolina Panthers (LW: 1) - The Panthers are no longer undefeated. 14 days after beating the Falcons by a score of 38-0, the Panthers lost by a touchdown to their rivals. It's really hard to go undefeated in this league.

3) Kansas City Chiefs (LW: 5) - Andy Reid is dabbing in Kansas City after the Chiefs have won nine in a row. Good for the former Eagles coach.

4) New England Patriots (LW: 3) - Pro tip: Don't elect to kick the ball in overtime when you have Tom Brady.

5) Denver Broncos (LW: 9) - Denver did their best to overshadow the Peyton Manning HGH story by clinching the playoffs with a win in overtime on Monday night.

6) Seattle Seahawks (LW: 4) - Seattle was averaging 34 points per game in their last six before only scoring 17 at home against St. Louis. Division matchups are always bound to be weird.

7) Minnesota Vikings (LW: 10) - The Vikings struggle to beat good teams but they've dominated some bad ones. They've outscored opponents 87 to 34 in the last two weeks.

8) New York Jets (LW: 11) - J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS! Todd Bowles' team can clinch the playoffs by beating former Jets head coach Rex Ryan this week. That should be a fun game.

9) Cincinnati Bengals (LW: 8) - There's not a lot of shame in losing to the Broncos in overtime at Denver with your backup quarterback starting. AJ McCarron has played well, especially relative to expectations.

10) Pittsburgh Steelers (LW: 6) - This Steelers offense hadn't scored less than 30 points since Nov. 1. How did they only drop 17 in a loss to the Ravens? Again, division games can be weird.

11) Washington Redskins (LW: 12) - YOU LIKE THAT? Yes, Washington fans do like that they won the NFC Least. Now they get to look forward to probably losing in the first round.

12) Green Bay Packers (LW: 7) - Crazy stat: Aaron Rodgers has the worst passer rating of all starting quarterbacks over the last nine weeks.

13) Houston Texans (LW: 13) - The Texans are winning games with Brandon Weeden. What a world.

14) Oakland Raiders (LW: 14) - Cool to see that Charles Woodson's last home game with the Raiders was a win. This Oakland team might have a bright future.

15) Buffalo Bills (LW: 17) - Rex Ryan can keep the Jets out of the playoffs by beating them this week. You know he's going to want to win so bad.

16) Detroit Lions (LW: 18) - You have to hand it to this Lions team. They've played a lot better in the second half of the season. They're 5-2 in their last seven games. Matthew Stafford has been playing well under Jim Bob Cooter.

17) Atlanta Falcons (LW: 19) - Atlanta was officially eliminated from the playoffs, but it's hard for them to be too sad. They beat their undefeated rivals.

18) St. Louis Rams (LW: 21) - The Rams swept the Seahawks this season. Jeff Fisher is totally going to keep his job despite only having six winning seasons in his past 21 years as a head coach. His last winning season was seven years ago, by the way.

19) Indianapolis Colts (LW: 20) - Indy is barely still alive in the AFC playoff picture. They need a ton of things to happen. The Colts might be starting former Eagles practice squad quarterback Stephen Morris this week despite just signing him last week. Crazy!

20) New Orleans Saints (LW: 23) - It remains to be seen what the future holds for Sean Payton and Drew Brees. In the meantime, they got a meaningless win on Sunday.

21) Chicago Bears (LW: 24) - Chicago was able to snap a three-game losing streak by getting a win in Tampa Bay.

22) New York Giants (LW: 15) - Ever wonder how bad the Giants would be without Odell Beckham Jr.? Well, you saw it on Sunday Night Football. NYG is 55-56 since 2009.

23) Philadelphia Eagles (LW: 16) - The Birds had a chance to keep their playoff hopes alive but they blew it at home. The Eagles are just a bad team (but don't tell Chip Kelly that). Philadelphia must find a way to lose to the G-Men this week.

24) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (LW: 22) - Lovie Smith didn't get revenge on his former team.

25) Baltimore Ravens (LW: 28) - For being a bad team, the Ravens aren't that terrible. They only have the ninth worst point differential. They were 18th in DVOA heading into this week. Baltimore should be able to bounce back next year when everyone gets healthy.

26) Miami Dolphins (LW: 25) - The Dolphins are dull and lifeless.

27) Jacksonville Jaguars (LW: 26) - Gus Bradley was brought in to help shape a good defense in Jacksonville, right? Well, he hasn't accomplished that. Do your job, Gus.

28) San Diego Chargers (LW: 27) - The Bolts are about to be 0-6 against AFC West rivals if they can't beat the Broncos in Denver in Week 17.

29) San Francisco 49ers (LW: 29) - Probably the worst team in football but somehow not actually the worst team in football.

30) Dallas Cowboys (LW: 30) - The Cowboys are clearly tanking with Kellen Moore starting and Dez Bryant not even playing. Dallas doesn't really need to tank to be bad, though.

31) Cleveland Browns (LW: 31) - Give the Browns some credit: they only lost on the road to the Chiefs by four points. Moral victory!

32) Tennessee Titans (LW: 32) - Former Eagles quarterback Marcus Mariota might not be able to play in the Titans' season finale.