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.


Houston Texans 1-11-1

Last rank: 32nd

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


Denver Broncos 3-10

Last rank: 31st

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


Chicago Bears 3-10

Last rank: 30th

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


Los Angeles Rams 4-9

Last rank: 29th

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


Arizona Cardinals 4-9

Last rank: 27th

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


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.


Indianapolis Colts 4-8-1

Last rank: 25th

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


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.


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.


Las Vegas Raiders 5-8

Last rank: 21st

Only the Raiders.


Carolina Panthers 5-8

Last rank: 28th

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


Cleveland Browns 5-8

Last rank: 20th

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


Jacksonville Jaguars 5-8

Last rank: 24th

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


Green Bay Packers 5-8

Last rank: 19th

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


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.


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.


New England Patriots 7-6

Last rank: 17th

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


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.


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.


Tennessee Titans 7-6

Last rank: 11th

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


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.


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.


Los Angeles Chargers 7-6

Last rank: 16th

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


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.


Miami Dolphins 8-5

Last rank: 6th

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


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?


San Francisco 49ers 9-4

Last rank: 8th

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.