Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) celebrates the win at the conclusion of the fourth quarter during a Week 17 NFL game, Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati. The Cincinnati Bengals defeated the Kansas City Chiefs, 34-31. With the win the, the Cincinnati Bengals won the AFC North division and advance to the NFL playoffs.Kansas City Chiefs At Cincinnati Bengals Jan 2 /
In our final NFL power rankings of the season, the Cincinnati Bengals climb while the Indianapolis Colts fall.
One more loss and it’s the No. 1 overall pick.
The Lions have played hard most of the year, but that was ugly.
The Texans can sweep the Titans on Sunday, but that’s a tall order.
Nobody beats the Jets and gets away with it.
The Panthers gave some hope to their fans, then laughed and turned into a pumpkin.
Maybe a parting gift from Russell Wilson and Pete Carroll for Seattle fans.
Nice of the Bears to show up the last two weeks and tank their draft stock.
Atlanta actually hung around for a bit, then remembered it’s Atlanta.
Washington and its stadium fell apart in rapid fashion.
The Broncos have pieces, but they desperately need a quarterback in 2022.
Brutal season for a team that had Super Bowl ambitions in September.
Injuries polished off the Ravens. Very tough collapse.
Great run, but in the end, the Dolphins couldn’t beat good teams.
And with that, Ben Roethlisberger is done in Pittsburgh. Great career, tough ending.
The Saints need to rebuild their offensive weaponry, but they have no cap space to do it.
Beating Washington isn’t exactly cause for celebration, but making the playoffs is.
The Raiders have done a heck of a job down the stretch. Win and in on Sunday.
Can’t lose that game. The Colts will make the playoffs, but that’s a hideous loss.
The Chargers only need to win a game they’re expected to for a playoff spot. What can go wrong?
Trey Lance was rough, but the Niners won and that keeps hope alive for the playoffs.
Beating the Jaguars was great, now the Patriots need to handle quality teams in January.
The Cowboys went from having two home playoff games to only one. Rough weekend.
Great win to reestablish their position as an NFC contender before the playoffs. Nice job.
Phenomenal win by the Bengals, who put the full star-power of Ja’Marr Chase and Joe Burrow on display.
The Bills did what they needed to do, but Josh Allen can’t be throwing three interceptions.
The Rams are winning, but Matthew Stafford isn’t playing winning football.
With their victory and the Chiefs’ loss, the Titans likely have the AFC’s bye.
The Buccaneers are now without Antonio Brown and Chris Godwin. Not ideal.
The Chiefs lost, but they don’t drop. They remain the AFC’s best, but the road is now tougher.
The NFC will go through the Packers, and that’ll be a tough chore.