NFL power rankings, Week 15: Eagles clearly atop them all

In this week’s NFL power rankings, the Philadelphia Eagles are beginning to showcase why they’re the class of the league.

32

Houston Texans 1-11-1

Last rank: 32nd

Houston almost pulled a massive upset against its in-state rival, but couldn’t finish.

31

Denver Broncos 3-10

Last rank: 31st

The Broncos scored 28 points to notch a season-high, and still managed to lose.

30

Chicago Bears 3-10

Last rank: 30th

Coming out of their bye, the Bears have a chance to play spoiler over the last month.

29

Los Angeles Rams 4-9

Last rank: 29th

Very little has gone right for the Rams this season, but Thursday night was something else.

28

Arizona Cardinals 4-9

Last rank: 27th

The loss hurts, but Kyler Murray’s injury looms large going forward.

27

New Orleans Saints 4-9

Last rank: 26th

New Orleans should be much better than it is, but the Saints have become one of the league’s biggest disappointments.

26

Indianapolis Colts 4-8-1

Last rank: 25th

Jeff Saturday has four more games to prove himself worthy of a look for 2023.

25

Atlanta Falcons 5-8

Last rank: 23rd

Desmond Ridder is getting a look for the last month, giving the Falcons an idea of what they have.

24

Pittsburgh Steelers 5-8

Last rank: 22nd

Pittsburgh had an opportunity to make faint noise in the AFC playoff picture, but losing to the Ravens finished those notions.

23

Las Vegas Raiders 5-8

Last rank: 21st

Only the Raiders.

22

Carolina Panthers 5-8

Last rank: 28th

Carolina is one game out of first place in the NFC South. Sam Darnold in the playoffs?

21

Cleveland Browns 5-8

Last rank: 20th

Deshaun Watson has looked terrible so far. The Browns have to be hoping it’s temporary rust.

20

Jacksonville Jaguars 5-8

Last rank: 24th

Jacksonville demolished the Titans on Sunday, giving the Jaguars some reason to believe they can catch Tennessee.

19

Green Bay Packers 5-8

Last rank: 19th

The Packers are only playing for pride. The question is how much pride do they have?

18

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6-7

Last rank: 15th

This offense is impossibly brutal to watch. Tom Brady must be praying for the season to end.

17

Detroit Lions 6-7

Last rank: 18th

The Lions are suddenly one game out of a playoff spot after crushing the Vikings. Detroit has real life late in December.

16

New England Patriots 7-6

Last rank: 17th

It’s not over for New England, but a brutal schedule lies ahead.

15

New York Jets 7-6

Last rank: 14th

Mike White is a gamer and the Jets have a real defense. Those elements just weren’t enough to beat the Bills in Buffalo.

14

Seattle Seahawks 7-6

Last rank: 13th

Seattle is starting to fall apart. Additionally, the Seahawks have a tough stretch ahead with the Niners and Chiefs.

13

Tennessee Titans 7-6

Last rank: 11th

What was that? Tennessee is falling to pieces at the wrong time.

12

New York Giants 7-5-1

Last rank: 10th

A full month without a victory. If the Giants don’t beat the Commanders in Washington this weekend, it’s likely over.

11

Washington Commanders 7-5-1

Last rank: 12th

Washington is off its bye and has the aforementioned enormous tilt with Big Blue. The winner is in good shape. The loser is in anything but.

10

Los Angeles Chargers 7-6

Last rank: 16th

The Chargers beat the Dolphins and looked terrific doing so. Best effort of the year.

9

Minnesota Vikings 10-3

Last rank: 7th

Minnesota has a great record, but the Vikings are a tough team to believe in come the playoffs.

8

Miami Dolphins 8-5

Last rank: 6th

The Dolphins need more from Tua Tagovailoa. The last two weeks have been rough, to be kind.

7

Baltimore Ravens 9-4

Last rank: 9th

Even with myriad injuries, the Ravens are soldiering on with ugly victories. Can they get another this week against Atlanta?

6

San Francisco 49ers 9-4

Last rank: 8th

Brock Purdy, the greatest quarterback of all-time? People are whispering.

5

Cincinnati Bengals 9-4

Last rank: 5th

Cincinnati is starting to look the part of a Super Bowl favorite. Quality win over Cleveland, who had previously beaten the Bengals in five straight games.

4

Dallas Cowboys 10-3

Last rank: 4th

The Cowboys were a train wreck for most of their game against Houston, but found a way to drive 98 yards for the win.

3

Buffalo Bills 10-3

Last rank: 3rd

Josh Allen doesn’t seem completely right, but the defense stepped up, Allen made enough plays, and the Bills won a critical game.

2

Kansas City Chiefs 10-3

Last rank: 2nd

The Chiefs went up 27-0 on Denver, then allowed 21 straight points before winning 34-28. Not playing their best lately.

1

Philadelphia Eagles 12-1

Last rank: 1st

Nobody is more complete than Philadelphia. The Eagles have an MVP candidate in quarterback Jalen Hurts, terrific weapons, an excellent offensive line, and a phenomenal defense. It’s all there.