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We’re beyond the biggest waves of free agency, the draft, the voluntary offseason workouts and sailing into the calmest period of the NFL calendar. Players have scattered, some back to their hometowns and some on vacation, with instructions from their coaches to remain in shape and out of trouble. It’s a time for rest and relaxation before the start of training camp …

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With the end of the NFL season, a number of outlets have published early power rankings for the 2019 season. There is not necessarily a ton of optimism that the Bills will rebound from their 6-10 season. On the gambling front, the Bills are among six teams listed as plus-10,000 to win the next Super Bowl by bovada.lv. The only longer odds belong to Washington at plus-15…

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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 R…

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Here are the NFL power rankings for Week 16. (Does not include Saturday's games. Last week in parentheses.) 1. New Orleans Saints (12-2) One more victory secures homefield advantage throughout NFC playoffs. (1) 2. Los Angeles Chargers (11-3) Welcome back, Melvin Gordon. (3) 3. Los Angeles Rams (11-3) Can earn a first-round bye with a win and Chicago lo…

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Through Thursday's game. Last week's ranking in parentheses. 1. New Orleans Saints (11-2). Division champs, can clinch a first-round bye with a victory and Chicago loss. (3) 2. Los Angeles Rams (11-2). Same scenario as Saints. (1) 3. Los Angeles Chargers (11-3). Beat the Steelers and Chiefs on the road in a span of five days. (6) 4. Kansas City Chiefs …

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1. Los Angeles Rams (11-1). Already clinched the NFC West; need a win to secure a bye. (Previous: 1) 2. Kansas City Chiefs (10-2). Patrick Mahomes has seven games with four or more TD passes this season, second most in NFL history. (2) 3. New Orleans Saints (10-2). Drew Brees leads the league in completion percentage (75.5) and passer rating (123.2). (3) …

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Through Thursday's game. Last week's ranking in parentheses. 1. Los Angeles Rams (10-1) Clinches NFC West with a win or Seattle loss or tie by both. (Previous: 2) 2. Kansas City Chiefs (9-2) Have won six of last seven against Oakland. (3) 3. New Orleans Saints (10-2) Ten-game winning streak snapped, but one more victory clinches playoff berth. (1) 4. N…

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1. New Orleans Saints (10-1). Ten consecutive victories, the longest active winning streak in the NFL. (Previous: 2) 2. Los Angeles Rams (10-1). Face just one team currently above .500 the rest of the regular season. (3) 3. Kansas City Chiefs (9-2). Still poised for home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs. (1) 4. Pittsburgh Steelers (7-2-1). A…

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1) Kansas City Chiefs (9-1). Patrick Mahomes’ 31 TD passes are the most in a single season in franchise history. (Previous: 2) 2) New Orleans Saints (8-1). Drew Brees passed Brett Favre for the second-most passing TDs in NFL history. (3) 3) Los Angeles Rams (9-1). Can clinch the NFC West with a win and Seattle loss. (4) 4) Pittsburgh Steelers (6-2-1). …

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1) New England Patriots (7-2) Tom Brady will play in his 300th career game, including postseason. (Previous: 2) 2) Kansas City Chiefs (8-1) Patrick Mahomes has at least 300 passing yards and three TDs in four consecutive games. (3) 3) New Orleans Saints (7-1) Drew Brees’ completion percentage (76.3) and passer rating (120.6) are best in the NFL. (4) 4) Lo…

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1. Los Angeles Rams (8-0). Undefeated through eight games for the second time in franchise history. (Previous: 1) 2. New England Patriots (6-2). Looking for 10th consecutive victory at home. (2) 3. Kansas City Chiefs (7-1). Patrick Mahomes has thrown four TD passes in three consecutive games. (3) 4. New Orleans Saints (6-1). Drew Brees has been sacked …

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(Through Thursday’s game. Last week’s ranking in parentheses) 1. Rams (7-0). Todd Gurley has scored multiple TDs in three consecutive games. (Previous: 1) 2. Patriots (5-2). Tom Brady owns a 28-3 career record against the Bills. (2) 3. Chiefs (6-1). Patrick Mahomes leads the NFL with 22 TD passes through seven weeks. (3) 4. Saints (5-1). Drew Brees …

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(Through Thursday’s game. Last week’s ranking in parentheses) 1. Rams (6-0). Todd Gurley leads the NFL with 870 scrimmage yards and nine rushing TDs. (Previous: 1) 2. Patriots (4-2). Still the cream of the AFC. (5) 3. Chiefs (5-1). Patrick Mahomes leads the league with 18 TD passes. (2) 4. Saints (4-1). Drew Brees needs one TD pass to join Peyton Ma…

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1. Los Angeles Rams (5-0). Off to their first 5-0 start since 2001. (Previous: 1) 2. Kansas City Chiefs (5-0). Will the road to the Super Bowl travel through Kansas City? (2) 3. New Orleans Saints (4-1). All hail King Brees! (4) 4. Cincinnati Bengals (4-1). Have lost last six games against the Steelers. (5) 5. New England Patriots (3-2). Hosting …

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1) Rams (4-0). Aaron Donald and Ndamukong Suh will have Russell Wilson on the run. (Previous: 1) 2) Chiefs (4-0). The NFL’s top-ranked scoring offense... (2) 3) Jaguars (3-1). … faces the top-ranked scoring defense. (4) 4) Saints (3-1). How much will Mark Ingram eat into Alvin Kamara’s workload? (5) 5) Bengals (3-1). Vontaze Burfict returns from …