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NFL power rankings, Week 15: Lions roar up list

In this edition of our NFL power rankings for the NFC, we see the Detroit Lions win once again, strengthening their playoff chances.

16. Chicago Bears (LW: 16)

The Bears are coming out of their bye and drawing the Eagles and Bills. The biggest of yikes.

15. Arizona Cardinals (LW: 12)

What a fall from grace. The Cardinals were the last undefeated team in football last year. Now, a complete train wreck.

14. Los Angeles Rams (LW: 15)

The Rams are terrible, but at least they had their proverbial moment in the sun with an insane comeback to beat the Raiders.

13. New Orleans Saints (LW: 13)

The Saints are one of the league’s biggest letdowns this season. New Orleans has talent, but nothing to show for it.

12. Carolina Panthers (LW: 14)

Somehow, the Panthers control their own destiny. Win out and win the NFC South. And it’s highly unlikely they’ll actually need to win out.

 

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11. Atlanta Falcons (LW: 11)

Coming out of the bye, Atlanta is going with rookie quarterback Desmond Ridder the rest of the way. Let’s see what the kid has.

10. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (LW: 8)

It should be a federal offense to televise the Buccaneers’ offense. Just a horrific unit.

9. Green Bay Packers (LW: 9)

The Packers are trying to run the table and hoping for a ton of help. Not very likely, but that’s their plight.

8. New York Giants (LW: 7)

The wheels are falling off for Big Blue. New York is 0-3-1 in its last four games and running back Saquon Barkley is clearly less than 100 percent.

7. Detroit Lions (LW: 10)

Nobody is hotter than the Lions right now, who have won five of their last six and now visit the Jets and Panthers over the next two weeks.

6. Washington Commanders (LW: 6)

After a week off, the Commanders play a critical game at home against the Giants. Win, and the playoffs are in Washington’s future.

 

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5. Seattle Seahawks (LW: 5)

Seattle is starting to circle the drain. The Seahawks are falling off defensively, and Geno Smith, while still good, isn’t playing incredibly anymore.

4. Minnesota Vikings (LW: 3)

The Vikings need to start playing better defensively, or the playoff run will be quick.

3. San Francisco 49ers (LW: 4)

If Brock Purdy can continue to simply play like a point guard, the Niners are title contenders.

2. Dallas Cowboys (LW: 2)

Way too close for comfort against the Texans, but the Cowboys were able to survive and stay two games back in the NFC East.

1. Philadelphia Eagles (LW: 1)

Best team in football, and there’s no argument.

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