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NFL power rankings: Which playoff team is the best?

In our latest NFL power rankings, we look at how the 14 playoff teams stack up entering Wild Card Weekend.

14. Pittsburgh Steelers

The Steelers are one of two teams in the playoffs with a negative point differential (Raiders are the other). Going to Kansas City, Pittsburgh is a two-touchdown underdog and rightfully so.

13. Philadelphia Eagles

If Philadelphia goes into Tampa Bay and beats Tom Brady, it’ll be one hell of an upset. The Eagles will need to open it up in the passing game, something they’ve been hesitant to do.

12. Las Vegas Raiders

The Raiders have moved up the NFL power rankings due to an an amazing run to get into the playoffs. To stay there, Derek Carr has to be great, and the pass rush must continue to ride Maxx Crosby’s talents.

11. New England Patriots

This is simple: how far can Bill Belichick carry Mac Jones and his limited offense?


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10. Arizona Cardinals

The Cardinals desperately need DeAndre Hopkins to return and be a star. If he does, Arizona could be a tough out in the playoffs.

9. Cincinnati Bengals

Joe Burrow is used to be great in big games from his LSU days. Same for Ja’Marr Chase. Will that translate in the NFL playoffs?

8. San Francisco 49ers

San Francisco can run the ball, pressure the quarterback and has a pair of elite playmakers on offense in Deebo Samuel and George Kittle. Don’t sleep on them.

7. Los Angeles Rams

The Rams are going to go as far as Matthew Stafford takes them. Can he avoid the big mistakes and still provide the highlights?

6. Tennessee Titans

Tennessee lacks a star quarterback, but it has a great front seven and the weapons are excellent around Ryan Tannehill.

5. Dallas Cowboys

The Cowboys draw a tough assignment in the Wild Card round, taking on the 49ers. It’s all about their wicked front including Randy Gregory, Micah Parsons and DeMarcus Lawrence.


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4. Buffalo Bills

The Bills don’t have a ton of quality wins this year, but this is a talented group with a great quarterback in Josh Allen. Buffalo is capable of winning it all.

3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tampa Bay the defending champion and despite its injuries, could win it all again. Don’t count out Tom Brady and Co.

2. Kansas City Chiefs

Kansas City is the favorite in the AFC. The Chiefs are loaded offensively and while the defense is inconsistent, it has shown it can dominate at times.

1. Green Bay Packers

The Packers are a terrific offensive team and should be getting healthier over the next few weeks. Factor in the bye, and they’re the favorite.

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