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NFL power rankings: Week 17

Last week's ranking in parentheses.

1. New Orleans Saints (13-2).

NFC South champs clinched home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs. (1)

2. Los Angeles Rams (12-3).

NFC West champs clinch a bye with a victory or tie vs San Francisco, or a Chicago loss or tie vs Minnesota. (3)

3. Chicago Bears (11-4).

NFC North champs clinch a bye with a victory and Rams loss. (5)

4. Los Angeles Chargers (11-4).

Need to beat Denver and for Kansas City to lose to Oakland to clinch AFC West and home-field advantage through AFC playoffs. (2)

5. Kansas City Chiefs (11-4).

Can clinch AFC West and home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with a win. (4)

6. New England Patriots (10-5).

Perennial AFC East champs can clinch a bye by defeating Jets. (8)

7. Houston Texans (10-5).

Can clinch AFC South by beating Jaguars and a bye if the Patriots lose, too. (7)

8. Seattle Seahawks (9-6).

Can secure the fifth seed in the NFC by beating Arizona. (12)

9. Indianapolis Colts (9-6).

Can clinch a playoff berth by beating Tennessee; Andrew Luck is 10-0 vs the Titans. (9)

10. Baltimore Ravens (9-6).

Can clinch AFC North by beating Cleveland, or if Steelers lose to Bengals. (10)

11. Dallas Cowboys (9-6).

NFC East champs are locked into the fourth seed. (11)

12. Philadelphia Eagles (8-7).

Need to beat Washington and get a loss by the Vikings to make the playoffs. (15)

13. Minnesota Vikings (8-6-1).

Win and they’re in. (13)

14. Pittsburgh Steelers (8-6-1).

Need to beat Cincinnati and a Ravens loss to make the playoffs. (6)

15. Tennessee Titans (9-6).

Can clinch a playoff berth by beating Indianapolis at home, where they’re 6-1 this season. (14)

16. Cleveland Browns (7-7-1).

Can secure their first winning record in 11 years, since going 10-6 in 2007. (16)

17. Green Bay Packers (6-8-1).

Already interviewing coaching candidates. (19)

18. Atlanta Falcons (6-9).

Matt Ryan has 15 TDs, two INTs and a 124.9 passer rating in five games vs division rivals this season. (21)

19. Miami Dolphins (7-8).

Xavien Howard had two INTs in Week 13 victory vs Buffalo. (17)

20. Carolina Panthers (6-9).

Christian McCaffery has 106 catches, an NFL single-season record for running backs. (18)

21. Denver Broncos (6-9).

Phillip Lindsay’s magical season ends with wrist surgery. (20)

22. New York Giants (5-10).

Saquon Barkley needs 114 scrimmage yards to join Eric Dickerson and Edgerrin James as only rookies to reach 2,000. (22)

23. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-10).

Jameis Winston has 57 INTs in the last four seasons, tied with Blake Bortles for most in the NFL. (23)

24. Washington Redskins (7-8).

Adrian Peterson would “love” to return next season. (24)

25. Jacksonville Jaguars (5-10).

Bortles gets another start. (29)

26. Buffalo Bills (5-10).

Farewell, Kyle Williams. (26)

27. Detroit Lions (5-10).

Matt Patricia is “pretty confident” he’ll return to coach the Lions next season. (25)

28. Cincinnati Bengals (6-9).

Have lost six consecutive games to Pittsburgh. (27)

29. Oakland Raiders (4-11).

Derek Carr needs 136 passing yards for first career 4,000-yard season. (32)

30. San Francisco 49ers (4-11).

George Kittle ranks second among NFL tight ends with 1,228 receiving yards this season. (28)

31. New York Jets (4-11).

Sam Darnold has 594 passing yards, five TDs and no INTs in his last two games. (30)

32. Arizona Cardinals (3-12).

Can clinch No. 1 overall draft pick with a loss at Seattle. (31)

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