NFL Week 14 Power Rankings Feature Patriots Finally Securing No. 1 Spot, Lead in AFC

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NFL Week 14 Power Rankings Feature Patriots Finally Securing No. 1 Spot, Lead in AFC It was a season-defining week in the NFL, with a number of big-time matchups that answered a lot of questions around the league.

In the last few days, we've learned the Patriots are the best team in the AFC, while the Falcons are the class of the NFC. And the Steelers used a comeback victory against the Ravens to earn the inside track on a first-round bye in the playoffs.

A lot of things still have to shake out, but during a season with so much uncertainty, the league has at least started to provide some answers as the calendar has turned to December.

NFL Power Rankings
1 NFL Week 14 Power Rankings Feature Patriots Finally Securing No. 1 Spot, Lead in AFC
Last week: No. 1
Record: 10 – 2
New England Patriots
Danny Woodhead had 11 rushing yards and 104 receiving yards against his old team Monday night as the Patriots embarrassed the Jets 45-3 in a major statement game.
2 NFL Week 14 Power Rankings Feature Patriots Finally Securing No. 1 Spot, Lead in AFC
Last week: No. 3
Record: 10 – 2
Atlanta Falcons
Eric Weems' 102-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter was one of the most significant special teams plays of the NFL season because it keyed Atlanta's 10-point comeback and kept the Falcons one game ahead of the Saints in the NFC South.
3 NFL Week 14 Power Rankings Feature Patriots Finally Securing No. 1 Spot, Lead in AFC
Last week: No. 4
Record: 9 – 3
New Orleans Saints
Quarterback Drew Brees rescued the Saints from a second straight late-game collapse against a poor team, leading the offense down the field for a game-winning touchdown against the Bengals.
4 NFL Week 14 Power Rankings Feature Patriots Finally Securing No. 1 Spot, Lead in AFC
Last week: No. 6
Record: 9 – 3
Pittsburgh Steelers
Safety Troy Polamalu, who forced a Joe Flacco fumble that led to the Steelers' game-winning score Sunday, proved again why he's probably the most valuable defensive player in the NFL.
5 NFL Week 14 Power Rankings Feature Patriots Finally Securing No. 1 Spot, Lead in AFC
Last week: No. 5
Record: 8 – 4
Baltimore Ravens
Quarterback Joe Flacco's final fourth-down pass attempt, which short-hopped a wide-open receiver, will give him nightmares. And it was such an inappropriate way for a great game to come to an end.
6 NFL Week 14 Power Rankings Feature Patriots Finally Securing No. 1 Spot, Lead in AFC
Last week: No. 1
Record: 9 – 3
New York Jets
After a string of close calls and a blowout in a show-me game, the Jets' stock has taken a serious dive. Oh, and cornerback Antonio Cromartie, who got torched for two early touchdowns Monday, is longing for the days when Randy Moss was a Patriot.
7 NFL Week 14 Power Rankings Feature Patriots Finally Securing No. 1 Spot, Lead in AFC
Last week: No. 8
Record: 9 – 3
Chicago Bears
Are the Bears really for real? We'll know more this week after they host the Patriots
8 NFL Week 14 Power Rankings Feature Patriots Finally Securing No. 1 Spot, Lead in AFC
Last week: No. 10
Record: 8 – 4
Philadelphia Eagles
Quarterback Michael Vick is ranked 34th in the NFL with 467 rushing yards.
9 NFL Week 14 Power Rankings Feature Patriots Finally Securing No. 1 Spot, Lead in AFC
Last week: No. 9
Record: 8 – 4
Green Bay Packers
The Packers might have to win at least three of their last four games to get into the playoffs, and they finish with the Lions, Patriots, Giants and Bears. Oh, my.
10 NFL Week 14 Power Rankings Feature Patriots Finally Securing No. 1 Spot, Lead in AFC
Last week: No. 13
Record: 8 – 4
Kansas City Chiefs
The upcoming game in San Diego lost a little of its luster because the Chargers just lost, but the Chiefs-Bolts showdown will help decide the division and show everyone what the Chiefs are really made of.
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