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NFL Power Rankings Going Into Week 15

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Athlon Sports' weekly rankings of NFL teams. The New England Patriots have moved into the top spot after knocking out previous the No. 1 Houston Texans, while no team is playing worse than the recently humiliated Arizona Cardinals.

Here are our NFL Power Rankings following Week 14 of the season:



1. Patriots (10-3) March to seventh straight victory in MNF statement.

2. Texans (11-2) Six-game winning streak ends in decisive fashion.

3. Falcons (11-2) Lose to Panthers for second time in last 10 games.

4. Broncos (10-3) Stampede to eighth straight victory against Raiders.

5. 49ers (9-3-1) Aldon Smith sets team single-season sacks record with 19.5.

6. Packers (9-4) Earn 22nd consecutive home win over rival Lions.

7. Seahawks (8-5) Rush for 284, hold Cards to 43 yards on ground.

8. Redskins (7-6) Griffin suffers mild LCL sprain in fourth straight win.

9. Giants (8-5) Eli throws four TDs for first time since Sept. 2011.

10. Ravens (9-4) Defense can’t stop RG3 backup rookie Kirk Cousins.

11. Colts (9-4) Andrew Luck leads sixth fourth-quarter comeback.

12. Vikings (7-6) Adrian Peterson on pace for 1,969 rushing yards.

13. Bears (8-5) Jay Cutler suffers neck injury in upset loss to Vikes.

14. Steelers (7-6) Ben Roethlisberger returns, throws three TDs in loss.



15. Cowboys (7-6) Dedicate victory to fallen teammate Jerry Brown.

16. Bengals (7-6) Burn timeouts early, unable to stop clock late in loss.

17. Rams (6-6-1) Win three straight games for first time since 2006.

18. Saints (5-8) Paul Tagliabue vacates player bounty suspensions.

19. Buccaneers (6-7) Post second three-game losing streak of season.

20. Jets (6-7) Tim Tebow spends J-Ville homecoming on bench.

21. Panthers (4-9) Back up Hardy’s promise of “payback” vs. Falcons.

22. Chargers (5-8) First win at Pittsburgh in 15 regular-season visits.

23. Browns (5-8) Have more wins than 2011 after three-game streak.

24. Titans (4-9) Confused, call QB sneak on first down in loss at Indy.

25. Bills (5-8) C.J. Spiller to carry load after Fred Jackson injury.

26. Dolphins (5-8) Jonathan Martin struggles to replace Jake Long at LT.

27. Lions (4-9) Fifth straight loss in prime time at snowy Lambeau.

28. Eagles (4-9) End eight-game slide with Nick Foles’ first victory.

29. Raiders (3-10) Is it Terrelle Pryor time after sixth straight defeat?

30. Jaguars (2-11) Mike Mularkey hospitalized for undisclosed illness.

31. Chiefs (2-11) Dwayne Bowe done for season due to broken ribs.

32. Cardinals (4-9) Ken Whisenhunt’s ninth straight loss a 58–0 margin.

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