2019 NFL Power Rankings, Week 14
32. Cincinnati Bengals (1-11)
The Bengals win! The Bengals win! Don't get used to it. They're still the worst team in the NFL.
31. New York Giants (2-10)
Ohio State pass-rusher Chase Young would fit awfully well in Big Blue's defense in 2020.
30. Miami Dolphins (3-9)
The Dolphins can't even tank their season the right way. An upset win over the Eagles is great for the locker room, but it strikes a big blow in their NFL draft standing.
29. Washington Redskins (3-9)
Much like the Dolphins, the Redskins apparently want to win when it matters the least, too. Their victory over the Panthers doesn't move the needle for this team but it does hurt their first-round pick.
28. Atlanta Falcons (3-9)
That unexplainable hot streak appears to be over for Matt Ryan and the Falcons.
27. Detroit Lions (3-8-1)
The Lions are an absolute trainwreck. There's an outside chance they could end up in the top three picks of the 2020 NFL draft.
26. Arizona Cardinals (3-8-1)
Rookie quarterbacks and first-year head coaches usually combine for challenging first season. The Cardinals will get better. Eventually.
25. New York Jets (4-8)
The Jets win games they shouldn't and they lose games they shouldn't, too. At least they're consistent.
24. Los Angeles Chargers (4-8)
Add the Chargers to the list of teams searching for their quarterback-of-the-future this offseason.
23. Jacksonville Jaguars (4-8)
The Nick Foles era didn't last long. Gardner Minshew is back under center after another disappointing loss and it looks like it's his job for the foreseeable future.
22. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-7)
The Buccaneers beat the Jaguars in Week 13 but didn't inspire much confidence along the way. Even coach Bruce Arians doesn't know what the future holds for QB Jameis Winston, who continues to be the most frustrating starter in the NFL.
21. Denver Broncos (4-8)
The Drew Lock era is underway and it got started in impressive fashion with a win over the Chargers.
20. Carolina Panthers (5-7)
The Panthers downward spiral continues. Ron Rivera was given his walking papers in what's officially a lost season for Carolina.
19. Philadelphia Eagles (5-7)
Where is the Carson Wentz who once looked like an MVP candidate? The Eagles lost to the lowly Dolphins and appear incapable of making any kind of late-season run.
18. Cleveland Browns (5-7)
So much for this being the year that Cleveland finally swept Pittsburgh.
17. Oakland Raiders (6-6)
So, maybe the loss to the Jets in Week 12 wasn't a fluke. Oakland got their butts whooped by the Chiefs proving there's still a sizeable gap for Jon Gruden to close.
16. Indianapolis Colts (6-6)
The Colts are running out of gas. Their loss to the Titans was a killer in the AFC South and while Frank Reich deserves a lot of credit for keeping this Andrew Luck-less roster competitive, it looks as if the rest of the conference is passing them by.
15. Chicago Bears (6-6)
The Bears are back to .500 and face a 6-6 Cowboys team on Thursday night that will dictate whether this squad lives to play another week. Mitch Trubisky is playing better, but a playoff run still feels improbable.
14. Pittsburgh Steelers (7-5)
The Steelers' win over the Browns had to be one of the most rewarding the team has had in a while. It also keeps their playoff hopes alive heading into the final quarter of the season.
13. Los Angeles Rams (7-5)
Are the Rams back? Their bludgeoning of the Cardinals last Sunday looked a lot like the dominant Rams team of 2018. Now's the perfect time for this squad to find its mojo.
12. Dallas Cowboys (6-6)
Dallas is the most talented .500 team in the NFL and if they defeat the Bears on Thursday night, they'll have a stranglehold over the NFC East.
11. Tennessee Titans (7-5)
You have to love how the Titans are winning games. Derrick Henry is a battering ram and the defense is playing mistake-free football.
10. Buffalo Bills (9-3)
All the Bills keep doing is winning games. And no one seems to take notice. This is a 2019 playoff team with the potential to make some noise.
9. Kansas City Chiefs (8-4)
There's no doubt about who the king of the AFC West is after the Chiefs destroyed the Raiders in Week 13.
8. Minnesota Vikings (8-4)
Minnesota played Seattle tough in Week 13 but the curse of Kirk Cousins struck again. The veteran quarterback remains winless on Monday Night Football.
7. Houston Texans (8-4)
Deshaun Watson outdueled Tom Brady in what felt like a passing of the torch. Barring a collapse, Watson and the Texans will be a joy to watch in the playoffs.
6. Green Bay Packers (9-3)
Why does it feel like the Packers aren't discussed among the legitimate NFC contenders? They should be, as Aaron Rodgers and company continue to roll through their 2019 schedule.
5. New Orleans Saints (10-2)
Already at 10 wins, the Saints -- in any other year -- would be steamrolling toward home-field advantage. In 2019, they're just one of three NFC teams with double-digit wins.
4. Seattle Seahawks (10-2)
Russell Wilson may be falling behind Lamar Jackson in the MVP race, but he remains the primary reason why Seattle is a bonafide Super Bowl threat this year.
3. New England Patriots (10-2)
The mighty Patriots don't look all that mighty right now, but I won't be the fool who doubts them after a poor showing or two.
2. San Francisco 49ers (10-2)
The 49ers may have lost to the Ravens in Week 13, but it was a pretty competitive game and may have been a late-season preview of this year's Super Bowl. San Francisco is the class of the NFC right now.
1. Baltimore Ravens (10-2)
Just practice saying this: 'Lamar Jackson is the NFL's Most Valuable Player.' He is, he has been, and he continues to prove why. There's no player in the NFL right now as unstoppable as Jackson, which usually means a deep playoff and Super Bowl run is coming.