NFL power rankings: Week 14 hump day edition

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NFL Power Rankings, Week 14 style

The National Football League is hoping for a frantic end to the season. With only four weeks left, everybody is still mathematically alive for a playoff spot except for the Cleveland Browns. Oh, Cleveland.

The other 31 teams continue to fight it out, hoping to make a run toward January. Of course, some teams are already settling in for a huge push. The Carolina Panthers are sitting undefeated and could run the table. They will certainly be favored in every game the rest of the way, and are more than deserving of our top spot in the rankings.

Meanwhile, the New England Patriots have lost two straight games and continue to tumble down the docket. New England has been all kinds of banged up, playing without the trio of Rob Gronkowski, Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola last week against the Philadelphia Eagles. Philadelphia was shockingly able to go into Gillette Stadium and top the Patriots, putting itself back into first place in the woeful NFC East.

The playoff picture is shaping up, including big wins by the Kansas City Chiefs and Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. Both teams helped themselves on the road with big wins, vaulting them closer to a playoff spot in their respective conferences.

Now, onto the rankings…