PFW's Week 14 power rankings

PFW's Week 14 power rankings

Russell Wilson
© Joe Nicholson | 2019 Dec 2

Russell Wilson © Joe Nicholson | 2019 Dec 2

Pro Football Weekly’s Power Rankings are updated every Tuesday during the NFL’s regular season and intended to rank teams based on their talent and performance to date. Rankings will change each week because of personnel changes, injuries and performance, and a team’s ranking in any given week has no impact on where they might rank in weeks to come. Rankings will fluctuate a great deal more the first few weeks of the season as teams seek their levels and schedules balance out. These are PFW’s Power Rankings entering Week 14 of the 2019 season.

Rank / Team / The Skinny

1. Ravens (10-2): Sure is nice to have not only the best offense in football but the best kicker in NFL history for days like Sunday, when the league's best defense is in town.

2. Saints (10-2): Nine sacks, two Taysom Hill touchdowns and a Hill punt block — the Saints can win in a multitude of ways but don't expect to see this recipe too often.

3. Seahawks (10-2): Hottest team in the NFC takes the top spot in West with outstanding victory over Vikings and appears to be hitting stride at right time.

4. 49ers (10-2): Style points in defeat? Color us impressed with the way the Niners went into the muck in Baltimore, delivering nearly as many haymakers as they absorbed.

5. Patriots (10-2): The defense was obviously due for a mortal outing. Of greater concern: Brady has been due for this type of drop-off for years.

6. Texans (8-4): Was that a changing of the guard Sunday night? Still a bit premature but what a special win for O'Brien, Watson and the Texans.

7. Packers (9-3): They did what they were supposed to do against awful Giants. Now comes another confidence boost in Washington prior to hosting Bears.

8. Chiefs (8-4): Much like Mitch Trubisky owns the Detroit Lions, the Chiefs simply own Derek Carr at Arrowhead. Brady and Belichick at Foxborough, well, that's a different story.

9. Vikings (8-4): Kirk Cousins wasn't the problem Monday, but Cook injury, Rhodes' mounting concerns beyond shrinking wild-card lead.

10. Bills (9-3): As they prepare to clash Sunday, Josh Allen and Lamar Jackson are the top two quarterbacks from the 2018 draft, just as we all expected.

11. Titans (7-5): We knew it was Derrick Henry szn. Field-goal block szn coinciding as Tennessee exorcises Colts demons!?

12. Steelers (7-5): Why isn't Mike Tomlin at or near the top of more Coach of the Year lists? Pittsburgh's steel resolve this season is astounding.

13. Rams (7-5): Now do that in prime time vs. Seattle and on the road in Dallas and San Francisco over next three weeks, Jared Goff.

14. Cowboys (6-6): The Jerry Jones vote of confidence: "Jason Garrett will be coaching in the NFL next year."

15. Colts (6-6): Losers in four of five, with Vinatieri's misses now totaling 14. Credit their early-season valiance but this is hole becoming too deep.

16. Raiders (6-6): Not so fast on the Raiders' first-rounder being higher than the Raiders' first-rounder from the Bears, eh?

17. Bears (6-6): They're average, but it appears there may be room for one or two average NFC squads in the dance this postseason; can Chicago beat Dallas Thursday before Hicks' return?

18. Bucs (5-7): Matched their win total in previous two years and have a chance to get to .500 or better with three of final four at home.

19. Browns (5-7): Whether or not Pittsburgh started it, it sure feels like the Browns' loss to Steelers Sunday unofficially ended Freddie Kitchens' one-and-done tenure.

20. Eagles (5-7): So much for taking advantage of the easy schedule? Blowing a 14-point third-quarter lead in Miami seemingly suggests it ain't the Eagles year.

21. Panthers (5-7): What happened to Carolina? The exposure of that run defense a lot more surprising than Kyle Allen reality sinking in.

22. Broncos (4-8): We'll see if Drew Lock, now 1-0 as NFL starter, is the real deal, but there's no question he's got the real-deal WR1 in Courtland Sutton.

23. Chargers (4-8): "Chargering": Plus-3 point differential, yet looking up at Broncos (-39) and Raiders (-87) in standings and looking toward next season before December.

24. Falcons (3-9): They spent two first-rounders on their O-line but are still on track to allow Matt Ryan to absorb more sacks than ever.

25. Jets (4-8): In an embarrassing season, fitting that they were the first team to lose to the Bengals.

26. Dolphins (3-9): All things considered, shaping up to be a vastly successful maiden head-coaching voyage for Brian Flores.

27. Cardinals (3-8-1): Arizona found its quarterback and his weaponry but better build Kyler Murray a new defense this offseason.

28. Jaguars (4-8): What a disaster. The next Jaguars regime inherits Nick Foles' $22 million cap hit and the reality that he's not the future.

29. Lions (3-8-1): David Blough can play in this league. Whether Matt Patricia will have a chance to be a head coach, and Bob Quinn a general manager, beyond next 4 games is unclear.

30. Washington (3-9): Dwayne Haskins is improving and his supporting cast actually may be a bit better than we initially thought.

31. Giants (2-10): With the skid reaching eight, in a shockingly empty MetLife Stadium, hard to imagine Shurmur and Gettleman surviving, but mum's the word in East Rutherford.

32. Bengals (1-11): Andy Dalton leads them to win No. 1 en route to securing franchise passing TD mark. Should they rebury him for Burrow?

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