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NFL power rankings, Week 17: 49ers remain clumped with some bad teams

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I'm back for even more scrutiny with my Week 17 NFL power rankings. The 49ers season is just about finished, as they blew a 21-point lead to San Diego, and now sit at 7-8. How would you handle these rankings?

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Welcome back for the penultimate round of Fooch's 2014 NFL power rankings. They are completely mindless entertainment, but a chance to figure out what we can make of the always wild and crazy NFL. I don't think any power rankings have consistent rhyme or reason to them, and mine are no different. Sometimes I'll go in and re-assess the entirety of what I'm thinking, and sometimes I'll just make some minor adjustments. Different teams have different context to how they are rankings.

The San Francisco 49ers lost again, dropping to 7-8 following an ugly collapse against the San Diego Chargers. In my latest power rankings, I decided to drop them below Cleveland because they just can't seem to do anything right with any measure of consistency. There really was not much further to drop them because it's like comparing two train wrecks. The 49ers season has been a disaster, and it would almost be fitting for them to be in the NFC South given how awful that division has been.

The Seattle Seahawks have climbed to No. 2 in my rankings. They are on a roll right now, having won five straight games. Even if the Denver Broncos had come back to beat the Cincinnati Bengals, I would have still seriously considered moving Seattle up to No. 2. Right now, the Seahawks are playing like a team on a mission, and I don't think any of us would be surprised if they won a second straight Super Bowl. And indeed, we would never hear the end of it.

Here are the power rankings. What might you do differently?

Rank Team LW
1 New England Patriots (12-3) 1
2 Seattle Seahawks (11-4) 3
3 Green Bay Packers (11-4) 4
4 Denver Broncos (11-4) 2
5 Dallas Cowboys (11-4) 7
6 Detroit Lions (11-4) 8
7 Indianapolis Colts (10-5) 5
8 Cincinnati Bengals (10-4-1) 11
9 Pittsburgh Steelers (10-5) 10
10 Arizona Cardinals (11-4) 6
11 Baltimore Ravens (9-6) 9
12 San Diego Chargers (9-6) 15
13 Philadelphia Eagles (10-5) 12
14 Houston Texans (8-7) 18
15 Buffalo Bills (8-7) 13
16 Miami Dolphins (8-7) 16
17 Kansas City Chiefs (8-7) 14
18 Cleveland Browns (7-8) 20
19 San Francisco 49ers (7-8) 19
20 Carolina Panthers (6-8-1) 23
21 Atlanta Falcons (6-9) 24
22 Minnesota Vikings (6-9) 21
23 New York Giants (6-9) 25
24 St. Louis Rams (6-9) 17
25 New Orleans Saints (6-9) 22
26 Chicago Bears (5-10) 26
27 Oakland Raiders (3-12) 30
28 Washington (4-11) 28
29 New York Jets (3-12) 29
30 Jacksonville Jaguars (3-12) 32
31 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-13) 27
32 Tennessee Titans (2-13) 31