NFL power rankings, Week 17: Seahawks rise, Chargers fall

The New Orleans Saints wrapped up home field in the NFC, while the AFC has a group of teams struggling to capture their spots.

32

Arizona Cardinals 3-12

Last week: L, 31-9 vs. LAR
Last rank: 31th


The Cardinals will be making major changes.
31

San Francisco 49ers 4-11

Last week: L, 14-9 vs. CHI
Last rank: 29th


A rough season ends Sunday.
30

Oakland Raiders 4-11

Last week: W, 27-14 vs. DEN
Last rank: 32nd


We could be seeing their final game in Oakland come Monday night.
29

New York Jets 4-11

Last week: L, 44-38 (OT) vs. GB
Last rank: 28th


Sam Darnold is looking like a star.
28

Detroit Lions 5-10

Last week: L, 27-9 vs. MIN
Last rank: 27th


The Lions are a perpetual mess.
27

Jacksonville Jaguars 5-10

Last week: W, 17-7 at MIA
Last rank: 30th


Jacksonville with the ugly win.
26

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5-10

Last week: L, 27-20 at DAL
Last rank: 26th


Jameis actually looks decent lately.
25

Buffalo Bills 5-10

Last week: L, 24-12 at NE
Last rank: 25th


No shame in that loss.
24

Cincinnati Bengals 6-9

Last week: L, 26-18 at CLE
Last rank: 24th


The Bengals need to clean house… but won’t.
23

Denver Broncos 6-9

Last week: L, 27-14 at OAK
Last rank: 20th


A goodbye awaits in Denver.
22

New York Giants 5-10

Last week: L, 28-27 at IND
Last rank: 23rd


Close, but no cigar.
21

Washington Redskins 7-8

Last week: L, 25-16 at TEN
Last rank: 22nd


What a mess.
20

Carolina Panthers 6-9

Last week: L, 24-10 vs. ATL
Last rank: 21st


No Cam, no chance.
19

Miami Dolphins 7-8

Last week: L, 17-7 vs. JAX
Last rank: 17th


Fire everyone.
18

Atlanta Falcons 6-9

Last week: W, 24-10 at CAR
Last rank: 19th


One more game until it’s over.
17

Green Bay Packers 6-8-1

Last week: W, 44-38 (OT) at NYJ
Last rank: 18th


Finally, a road win.
16

Cleveland Browns 7-7-1

Last week: W, 26-18 vs. CIN
Last rank: 16th


The Browns will be good in 2019.
15

Pittsburgh Steelers 8-6-1

Last week: L, 31-28 at NO
Last rank: 8th


The fat lady is warming up.
14

Philadelphia Eagles 8-7

Last week: W, 32-30 vs. HOU
Last rank: 14th


Nick Foles is doing it again.
13

Minnesota Vikings 8-6-1

Last week: W, 27-9 at DET
Last rank: 13th


One win from the playoffs.
12

Tennessee Titans 9-6

Last week: W, 25-16 vs. WSH
Last rank: 12th


Can Marcus Mariota play on Sunday?
11

Seattle Seahawks 9-6

Last week: W, 38-31 vs. KC
Last rank: 15th


The Seahawks are very dangerous.
10

Dallas Cowboys 9-6

Last week: W, 27-20 vs. TB
Last rank: 11th


NFC East champs.
9

Houston Texans 10-5

Last week: L, 32-30 at PHI
Last rank: 6th


Just a brutal way to lose.
8

New England Patriots 10-5

Last week: W, 24-12 vs. BUF
Last rank: 9th


Tom Brady still looks very off.
7

Baltimore Ravens 9-6

Last week: W, 22-10 at LAC
Last rank: 10th


Baltimore is peaking at the right time.
6

Indianapolis Colts 8-6

Last week: W, 28-27 vs. NYG
Last rank: 7th


Now for the showdown in Tennessee.
5

Los Angeles Chargers 11-4

Last week: L, 22-10 vs. BAL
Last rank: 2nd


The Chargers must be sick.
4

Chicago Bears 11-4

Last week: W, 14-9 vs. GB
Last rank: 5th


An ugly but effective win.

 

 

3

Kansas City Chiefs 11-4

Last week: L, 38-31 at SEA
Last rank: 3rd


Looking like the same old Chiefs.
2

Los Angeles Rams 12-3

Last week: W, 31-9 at AZ
Last rank: 4th


Back in the win column.
1

New Orleans Saints 13-2

Last week: W, 31-28 vs. PIT
Last rank: 1st


The road to Atlanta goes through New Orleans.
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