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Week 14 NFL power rankings: 49ers-Jets is gonna be ... well, it’s gonna be a football game

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We break down the top and bottom of the NFL in our Week 14 power rankings. There are some changes, but the top few and bottom few remain bunched together.

The NFL wrapped up Week 13 with the Indianapolis Colts pummeling the New York Jets. I honestly thought New York would give Indy a fight, but it was not even close. The Colts jumped out to a quick lead and never looked back. The Jets benched Ryan Fitzpatrick and don’t seem to have any idea what they’re doing. Next week against the San Francisco 49ers is going to one heck of an awful game.

The 49ers lost again, and it was tempting to drop them to No. 32. But the Browns remain winless, and I see no reason to remove a winless team from the bottom of my power rankings. The Bears managed a win over the 49ers and get a slight bump, but otherwise, the bottom of the rankings are mostly the same.

The top six in my power rankings remain the same. The Dallas Cowboys became the first team to clinch a playoff berth, and can clinch the NFC East next week with a win over the New York Giants. The Oakland Raiders remain one spot behind them, following a pretty thrilling win over the Buffalo Bills. I don’t see how anybody can’t enjoy watching the Raiders right now. They face the Kansas City Chiefs this Thursday in a monster matchup for AFC West superiority. A Chiefs win moves the two teams into a tie, and KC would hold the season sweep tiebreaker. A Raiders win moves Oakland two games up with three to go.

Here are my full Week 14 power rankings.

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