PTBN NFL Power Rankings – Week Seventeen

St Louis Rams v Seattle Seahawks
Each week, we will bring you staff NFL Power Rankings. The overall rankings are a combination of polls submitted by Justin RozzeroMarc ClairChad CampbellGreg Phillips, Andrew Flanagan & Maurice Pogue. Each team is assigned points based on rank and then compiled and ranked overall based on total points. Managing Editor Brad Woodling has the power to break ties.

  1. Seattle Seahawks (128 pts): Seattle has a clinched a playoff berth and clinches NFC West division and home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with a win or San Francisco loss in Week 17.
  2. Denver Broncos (124 pts): Denver has clinched a playoff berth, the AFC West and a first round bye. They can clinch home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with a win or New England loss in Week 17.
  3. San Francisco 49ers (119 pts): San Francisco has clinched a playoff berth and clinches NFC West and first-round bye with a win and Seattle loss in Week 17. San Francisco clinches NFC West and home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with a win, Seattle loss and Carolina loss in Week 17.
  4. Carolina Panthers (117 pts): Carolina has clinched a playoff berth clinches NFC South and first-round bye with a win or New Orleans loss in Week 17. Carolina clinches NFC South and home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with a win, Seattle loss and San Francisco win in Week 17.
  5. New England Patriots (110 pts): New England has clinched a playoff berth and clinches a first-round bye with a win or Cincinnati loss and Indianapolis loss in Week 17. New England clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with a win and Denver loss in Week 17.
  6. New Orleans Saints (110 pts): New Orleans clinches a playoff berth with a win or San Francisco loss or Arizona loss in Week 17. New Orleans clinches NFC South and a first-round bye with a win and Carolina loss in Week 17.
  7. Arizona Cardinals (102 pts): Arizona clinches a playoff berth with a win and New Orleans loss in Week 17.
  8. Kansas City Chiefs (102 pts):Kansas City will be the #5 seed in the AFC playoffs and play at the #4 seed in the Wild Card round.
  9. Cincinnati Bengals (97 pts): Cincinnati has clinched a playoff berth and clinches first-round bye with a win and New England loss in Week 17.
  10. Indianapolis Colts (96 pts):Indianapolis has clinched a playoff berth and clinches first-round bye with a win, New England loss and Cincinnati loss in Week 17.
  11. Philadelphia Eagles (93 pts): Philadelphia clinches a playoff berth and he NFC East with a win or tie in Week 17.
  12. San Diego Chargers (82 pts): San Diego clinches a playoff berth with a win, Baltimore loss and Miami loss in Week 17.
  13. Chicago Bears (77 pts): Chicago clinches a playoff berth and the NFC North with a win or tie in Week 17.
  14. Baltimore Ravens (75 pts): Baltimore clinches a playoff berth with a win and San Diego loss or a win and Miami loss or a Pittsburgh loss, San Diego loss and a Miami loss in Week 17.
  15. Green Bay Packers (71 pts): Green Bay clinches a playoff berth and the NFC North with a win in Week 17.
  16. Dallas Cowboys (69 pts): Dallas clinches a playoff berth and he NFC East with a win in Week 17.
  17. Miami Dolphins (67 pts): Miami clinches a playoff berth with a win and Baltimore loss or a win and San Diego win in Week 17.
  18. Pittsburgh Steelers (62 pts): Pittsburgh clinches a playoff berth with a win, Baltimore loss, Miami loss and San Diego loss in Week 17.
  19. Detroit Lions (56 pts): Eliminated from postseason contention.
  20. St. Louis Rams (53 pts): Eliminated from postseason contention.
  21. New York Jets (47 pts): Eliminated from postseason contention.
  22. Tennessee Titans (44 pts): Eliminated from postseason contention.
  23. Buffalo Bills (34 pts): Eliminated from postseason contention.
  24. New York Giants (32 pts): Eliminated from postseason contention.
  25. Minnesota Vikings (30 pts): Eliminated from postseason contention.
  26. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (27 pts): Eliminated from postseason contention.
  27. Cleveland Browns (25 pts): Eliminated from postseason contention.
  28. Atlanta Falcons (22 pts): Eliminated from postseason contention.
  29. Oakland Raiders (20 pts):Eliminated from postseason contention.
  30. Jacksonville Jaguars (18 pts):Eliminated from postseason contention.
  31. Washington Redskins (9 pts):Eliminated from postseason contention.
  32. Houston Texans (2 pts): Eliminated from postseason contention.

Biggest Rise: Arizona Cardinals (+5)

Biggest Fall: Baltimore Ravens (-4)

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