Week 14 of the 2017 NFL regular season schedule is in the books. Now it's time to see where all 32 teams rank. For reference purposes, here is a link to last week's NFL Power Rankings.
BLG's WEEK 15 NFL POWER RANKINGS
1 - Philadelphia Eagles (LW: 3) - Don’t tell me the Eagles don’t deserve to be No. 1 because Carson Wentz is out for the season. Philly earned this spot by beating Los Angeles. Plus the Pats lost. How long the Eagles stay at the top moving forward with Nick Foles remains to be seen. For now, I’m giving it to the Birds. The Eagles can still very much clinch the No. 1 overall seed in the NFC playoff picture.
2 - Pittsburgh Steelers (LW: 4) - It looked like the Steelers were going to drop a crucial game at home to their division rivals. But then they battled back and won. Pittsburgh’s good, for sure, but they’ve had some moments that really fuel skepticism. I don’t think they’re the clear No. 1 that I’m sure a lot of power rankings will make them out to be.
3 - New England Patriots (LW: 1) - The Patriots traded the wrong quarterback. PROOF:
Career— Sammy Reid (@SammyReidFI) December 11, 2017
Brady - .781
Garoppolo - 1.000
Brady - 3.1
Garapollo - 3.5
Yards per att
Brady - 7.5
Garapollo - 8.0
Brady - 97.8
Garapollo - 100.4
Super Bowl Titles
Brady - 5 in 17 seasons (29%)
Garopollo - 2 in 3 seasons (67%)
4 - Minnesota Vikings (LW: 2) - It took a lot of things to go wrong for Minny to lose. They’re still a very good team. But they’re clearly not flawless. They had a big opportunity to control their destiny for the No. 1 seed and they gave it away.
5 - Jacksonville Jaguars (LW: 8) - Real quality win for the Jags, who are arguably the best team in the AFC. Keep in mind they destroyed the Stillers IN Pittsburgh earlier this season.
6 - Los Angeles Rams (LW: 5) - The Rams are very good, but they’re not elite. They lost to Philly and Minny recently. Their defense has some issues.
7 - New Orleans Saints (LW: 6) - Drew Brees threw a terrible pick to cost the Saints a potential win on Thursday Night Football. Is he the same Brees we’re all used to?
8 - Los Angeles Chargers (LW: 9) - Four wins in a row for the Bolts. They’ve outscored opponents 131-53 in that span. Best team in the AFC West. Now it’s just a matter of whether they’ll choke the division away.
9 - Carolina Panthers (LW: 10) - Kudos to the Panthers. I thought they were fraudulent and didn’t have it in them. But they beat Minny to keep their wild card hopes alive.
10 - Atlanta Falcons (LW: 11) - The Falcons play the Saints again soon. Winning the NFC South isn’t out of the question. If not, they’re in good position to get a wild card spot.
11 - Seattle Seahawks (LW: 7) - The biggest sore losers ever.
Michael Bennett dangerously rolls into the centers leg. Sheldon Richardson ejected for throwing a punch. pic.twitter.com/Qsyr7FJWNH— Jesse Foster (@Jesse__Foster) December 11, 2017
12 - Baltimore Ravens (LW: 12) - They lost, but Baltimore’s been playing a lot better recently. They could be a tough out in the post-season.
13 - Dallas Cowboys (LW: 14) - It only took until Week 14 for Dak Prescott to have a 300-yard passing game. They were the only NFL team without one to this point. But please, tell me more about how Dak is a top QB.
14 - Green Bay Packers (LW: 15) - Still alive after coming from behind to beat Cleveland. Aaron Rodgers might be able to play this week. The NFL is screwed.
15 - Detroit Lions (LW: 16) - Still alive in the wild card hunt. Probably going to be a one-and-done at most, though. If that.
16 - Buffalo Bills (LW: 18) - LeSean McCoy is the master of snow games. I don’t think that’s a coincidence. I think his running style fits perfect in that environment. Shady is very close to hitting the 10K mark for his career.
17 - Tennessee Titans (LW: 13) - Not nearly as good as their 8-5 record suggests. Below average team.
18 - Kansas City Chiefs (LW: 23) - The Chiefs are back! Big win over Oakland to stop the bleeding and stay alive in the AFC West hunt.
19 - Arizona Cardinals (LW: 22) - Bruce Arians’ team is showing some good fight despite going through a lost season.
20 - Oakland Raiders (LW: 17) - Derek Carr isn’t playing up to the big contract he signed in the offseason. Oakland’s defense isn’t doing their part either.
21 - Washington Redskins (LW: 19) - Officially eliminated from the playoffs with three game to go. Again, good luck paying Kirk Cousins all that money.
22 - New York Jets (LW: 20) - Still impressed that the Jets managed to win five games this year.
23 - San Francisco 49ers (LW: 26) - The Niners are ON FIRE. Two wins in a row. Jimmy Garoppolo is looking like the answer for San Fran.
24 - Miami Dolphins (LW: 27 ) - After blowing out Denver last week, the Dolphins managed to upset the mighty Patriots. Still alive in the AFC playoff picture.
25 - Chicago Bears (LW: 29) - Mitchell Trubisky finally showed some good promise in a blowout win over Cincy.
26 - Cincinnati Bengals (LW: 21) - No way Marvin Lewis is back after this season, right? For real this time?
27 - Houston Texans (LW: 24) - The Texans are down to their third string quarterback. Houston, we have a problem. I am the first person to ever make that joke.
28 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers (LW: 25) - Nothing really interesting to say. This team just sucks.
29 - Indianapolis Colts (LW: 28) - The Colts wasted one of the best kicks of all time.
30 - Denver Broncos (LW: 31) - The losing streak is over. In three games, so will the Broncos’ terrible season.
31 - New York Giants (LW: 30) - Eli Manning is back as the starter! And it changes nothing. The Giants are terrible. They’d probably lose to Cleveland. Maybe.
32 - Cleveland Browns (LW: 32) - You know what time it is.
The Cleveland Browns are 1-28 since passing on Carson Wentz.— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) December 10, 2017