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Vic Carucci's NFL Power Rankings: Week 14

 1. New England. No Gronk should still mean no problem vs. the Dolphins. (2)

2. Pittsburgh. Prayers for Ryan Shazier. (3)

3. Minnesota. One win away from clinching the NFC North. (4)

4. Philadelphia. Hoping second West Coast game goes better than the first. (1)

5. L.A. Rams. Goff vs. Wentz in No. 1 vs. No. 2 2016 draft picks showdown. (5)

6. New Orleans Saints. Sean Payton was only trying to call a timeout. Honest! (6)

7. Atlanta Falcons. It isn't often you pick off Drew Brees with the game on the line. (8)

8. Carolina Panthers. Looking for that lost running game. (7)

9. Seattle Seahawks. Russell Wilson has either thrown or run for 29 of their 30 offensive touchdowns. (9)

10. Baltimore Ravens. In winning 4 of last 7 at Pittsburgh, Joe Flacco has averaged 241.7 passing yards per game with 8 TDs, three INTs. (10)

11. Jacksonville Jaguars. Opposing QBs have thrown for 10 TDs vs. 16 INTs. (11)

12. L.A. Chargers. By winning three in a row and six of last eight, they have a real shot at winning the division. (13)

13. Tennessee Titans. Marcus Mariota continues to develop with the help of a strong ground game. (14)

14. Dallas Cowboys. Missing some key passes, but will it really matter vs. Giants? (15)

15. Detroit Lions. Jim Caldwell insists all is not lost, but there is evidence to the contrary. (12)

16. Washington Redskins. Can they extend West Coast winning streak to 3-0? (16)

17. Green Bay Packers. In their scramble to stay in the hunt, they can't stub their toe vs. the Browns. (21)

18. Buffalo Bills. Beating the Colts should be a given, regardless of who plays QB. (17)

19. Oakland Raiders. Huge AFC West showdown vs. Chiefs. (20)

20. N.Y. Jets. Josh McCown continues to defy journeyman status with 18 TD passes to eight INTs. (24)

21. Kansas City Chiefs. Huge AFC West showdown vs. Raiders. (18)

22. Cincinnati Bengals. Probably need a miracle to get back into the postseason picture. (19)

23. Miami Dolphins. Prime time is not the right time for this bunch, losing seven of last eight on Monday Night Football. (27)

24. Arizona Cardinals. One loss away from second straight non-winning season under Bruce Arians. (22)

25. Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Jameis Winston has 50 turnovers in 41 career games. (23)

26. Denver Broncos. During eight-game losing streak, three QBs have combined for 14 INTs. (25)

27. San Francisco 49ers. Jimmy Garoppolo is off to a good start. (30)

28. Chicago Bears. Jordan Howard is nearing another 1,000-yard season … so there's that. (26)

29. Houston Texans. This patched-up bunch must be counting the days until the end of the season. (28)

30. Indianapolis Colts. Too many injuries and too much youth. (29)

31. N.Y. Giants. Getting a running start on house-cleaning. (31)

32. Cleveland Browns. It's John Dorsey's turn to handle the mop. (32)

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