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NFL power rankings, Week 14: 49ers climb a little bit

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Week 13 of the 2015 NFL season is finished, and the 49ers dropped to 4-8. But again, how far down should they go? We present Week 14 NFL power rankings.

Week 13 of the 2015 NFL season is officially a wrap following a wild Monday Night Football game. The game was pretty horrific for 90 percent of the time. The final two minutes however saw a fumbled punt return, two touchdowns, and a game-winning field goal as the Dallas Cowboys edged out Washington in what became a pretty fun finish. Dallas improved to 4-8, while Washington slipped to 5-7. There is now a three-way tie atop the NFC East, and Dallas is only a game back of all three teams.

The San Francisco 49ers beat the Chicago Bears 26-20 in a wild overtime affair at Soldier Field. The 49ers improved to 4-8, while the Bears dropped to 5-7. The 49ers are tied with six other teams at 4-8, but obviously not all 4-8 teams are created equal. I have the Detroit Lions at the top of list of 4-8 teams in spite of their loss to the Green Bay Packers. They lost on a Hail Mary, but otherwise have played some strong football lately. On the other hand, the Jacksonville Jaguars are pretty awful lately. And while the St. Louis Rams do have a win over the 49ers, they playing some awful football lately, and have just fired their offensive coordinator.

Here are my Week 14 power rankings.

Team LW
1 Carolina Panthers (12-0) 1
2 Arizona Cardinals (10-2) 3
3 Cincinnati Bengals (10-2) 4
4 Denver Broncos (10-2) 5
5 New England Patriots (10-2) 2
6 Green Bay Packers (8-4) 6
7 Seattle Seahawks (7-5) 9
8 Pittsburgh Steelers (7-5) 11
9 Kansas City Chiefs (7-5) 10
10 New York Jets (7-5) 13
11 Minnesota Vikings (8-4) 7
12 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-6) 14
13 Indianapolis Colts (6-6) 8
14 Buffalo Bills (6-6) 16
15 Houston Texans (6-6) 12
16 Oakland Raiders (5-7) 15
17 Miami Dolphins (5-7) 24
18 Detroit Lions (4-8) 20
19 Philadelphia Eagles (5-7) 23
20 Washington (5-7) 19
21 New York Giants (5-7) 18
22 San Francisco 49ers (4-8) 26
23 Chicago Bears (5-7) 17
24 Atlanta Falcons (6-6) 21
25 Dallas Cowboys (4-8) 27
26 New Orleans Saints (4-8) 25
27 St. Louis Rams (4-8) 22
28 Baltimore Ravens (4-8) 29
29 San Diego Chargers (3-9) 28
30 Tennessee Titans (3-9) 31
31 Jacksonville Jaguars (4-8) 30
32 Cleveland Browns (2-10) 32