The latest NFL Power rankings for Week 14 are coming in ahead of another busy week in the league. There’s a Monday Night Football game on the way that probably won’t do much to impact the top 10 rankings. In terms of any major shakeups, the top four teams continued their winning ways this past weekend. A few teams lost potential key games ahead of the postseason with just four games remaining in the 2016 NFL season. How have teams such as the Kansas City Chiefs, Detroit Lions, and Baltimore Ravens moved up, and how far have the New York Giants fallen after their loss? Here’s the latest look at the NFL Power rankings.
According to Heavy in their latest look at which teams are the ranking in the top 10, the top four squads maintained their spots. The No. 1 Dallas Cowboys picked up a close victory over the Minnesota Vikings in their Thursday Night Football game. The New England Patriots got a bit of a break as they hosted the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. Tom Brady and company picked up yet another win, but that may get tougher with Rob Gronkowski out for the rest of the season. The Raiders are also still sitting amongst the top teams with a 10-2 record after defeating the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, and Seattle still holds the fourth spot with their 8-3-1 record.
Below is a look at the latest top ten list heading towards the Week 14 matchups on the NFL schedule.
NFL Power Rankings Week 14:
- Dallas Cowboys (11-1)
- New England Patriots (10-2)
- Oakland Raiders (10-2)
- Seattle Seahawks (8-3-1)
- Kansas City Chiefs (9-3)
- Denver Broncos (8-4)
- New York Giants (8-4)
- Detroit Lions (8-4)
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-5)
- Baltimore Ravens (7-5)
The power rankings movers and shakeups came in the bottom half of the rankings. Last week, the New York Giants were riding high on a six-game win streak and held the No. 5 spot. However, they met up with a tough Pittsburgh Steelers team and lost 24-14 on Sunday. The Baltimore Ravens couldn’t be found in last week’s top 10, but with a win over the Miami Dolphins, the Ravens are now No. 10 while Miami dropped out of the 10 best teams for Week 14. Also, the Detroit Lions picked up another win, defeating the New Orleans Saints on Sunday to move to 8-4 overall on the season.
Not only did the Dolphins fall out of their No. 8 spot in the power rankings, they fell out of the NFL playoff picture, according to a report from the Inquisitr. The 8-4 Denver Broncos moved back into the official picture. Over in the NFC, the Washington Redskins also fell out of the picture, with the 7-5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers now in the conversation. With four games left, it’s going to get very interesting as teams are trying to win their divisions or simply keep winning so they can get a postseason berth.
Monday Night Football on ESPN will close out Week 13. The latest MNF game involves the 5-6 Indianapolis Colts against the 3-8 New York Jets, according to CBS Sports. As seen above, neither of these squads ranks within the Top 10 at the moment. That probably won’t change even if Indianapolis gets the win in the game. However, the Colts still remain in the hunt for a potential Wild Card spot in the AFC Playoffs. They’ll be fighting for that with a number of other teams already above them, including the Tennessee Titans (6-6), Buffalo Bills (6-6), Pittsburgh Steelers (7-5), and Miami Dolphins (7-5). A win for the New York Jets keeps them alive, but they have the slimmest of hopes of making the postseason behind their losing record and current seed spot of No. 14 in the AFC.
In terms of a game in Week 14 that could shake up the Top 10 NFL Power rankings, look no further than Thursday Night Football. A huge matchup looms between the 10-2 Oakland Raiders and the 9-3 Kansas Chiefs, which will help shake up the playoff picture as well. A win by Kansas City ties their record at 10-3 with Oakland for the division lead, which could help the Chiefs get closer towards a high seed in the 2016 NFL Playoffs.
NFL fans, do you feel the latest top 10 NFL power rankings got it right? If not, which teams would you move up, down, or remove from the standings?
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