NFP Power Rankings

The Giants jump back into our top ten. National Football Post

Print This December 14, 2010, 01:00 PM EST

Every week, the National Football Post brings you our power rankings: a breakdown of how we stack up the league.

Week 14 Power Rankings (previous ranking in parenthesis)

Tom Brady ICONBrady carved up the Bears at Soldier Field in the 36-7 win.

1. (1) New England Patriots: 11-2
Brady reminded us—again—why he is going to walk away with the MVP trophy after throwing for 369-yards in the snow at Chicago.

2. (2) Pittsburgh Steelers: 10-3
Troy Polamalu continues to make plays for a defense that looks playoff ready in Pittsburgh.

3. (3) Atlanta Falcons: 11-2
The Falcons continue to win and should be the NFC favorite if they can lock up home field.

4. (4) New Orleans Saints: 10-3
The Champs are rolling—and head to Baltimore for great December matchup on Sunday.

5. (7) Philadelphia Eagles: 9-4
DeSean Jackson puts up video game numbers as the Eagles win on the road in Dallas.

6. (6) Baltimore Ravens: 9-4
The Ravens survive in Houston, but questions surface about the defense.

7. (10) N.Y. Giants: 9-4
The Giants host Vick and the Eagles on Sunday—which could decide to the NFC East title.

8. (5) Chicago Bears: 9-4
Lovie Smith and the Bears have some corrections to make after the blowout loss to the Patriots before they head to Minnesota.

9. (12) Jacksonville Jaguars: 8-5
The Jags can close out the Colts this week with a win at Indy—and take over the AFC South.

10. (16) Indianapolis Colts: 7-6
There isn’t any concern about Peyton Manning this week after he tore up the Titans in Nashville.

11. (9) Green Bay Packers: 8-5
The Packers are on the fence after the loss in Detroit—and up next is a trip to New England.

Mark SanchezICONSanchez and the Jets are looking for answers on offense.

12. (8) N.Y. Jets: 9-4
Time to panic in New York? It might be with the current play of QB Mark Sanchez.

13. (14) San Diego Chargers: 7-6
The Chargers will need some help to make it back to the playoffs—even after they blasted the Chiefs 31-0 on Sunday.

14. (11) Kansas City Chiefs: 8-5
The Chiefs need Matt Cassel back under center if they want to prevent the AFC West title from slipping away.

15. (17) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 8-5
The Bucs benefited from the Redskins' atrocious special teams play—and are still hanging around.

16. (20) Miami Dolphins: 7-6
Where would this Dolphins’ team be if they got consistent QB play from Chad Henne?

17. (13) Oakland Raiders: 6-7
Darren McFadden continues to show us why he is a legit No.1 RB in the NFL, but the Raiders failed to close out the Jags in a must-win game on Sunday.

18. (15) Dallas Cowboys: 4-9
Once again, the Cowboys secondary was exposed in the loss to Philly.

19. (19) Houston Texans: 5-8
Big offensive numbers and a late comeback—but the same result for the Texans.

20. (21) St. Louis Rams: 6-7
Sam Bradford struggled with the Saints’ pressure defense, but they still can win the NFC West.

21. (18) Minnesota Vikings: 5-8
Tarvaris Jackson looked and played like a backup with Brett Favre on the sidelines in sweats.

22. (25) San Francisco 49ers: 5-8
Alex Smith beat up the Seahawks’ defense—but let’s see him do it again on Thursday night against the Chargers.

23. (22) Cleveland Browns: 5-8
No other way to say it—that was a bad loss at Buffalo.

Randy MossICONMoss has been a bust in Tennessee.

24. (26) Tennessee Titans: 5-8
Remember when Randy Moss used to take over games?

25. (23) Seattle Seahawks: 6-7
The NFL’s most inconsistent team hosts the 11-2 Falcons on Sunday.

26. (24) Washington Redskins: 5-8
Dan Snyder had to expect more from Mike Shanahan this season.

27. (27) Buffalo Bills: 3-10
Chan Gailey gets another win as the Bills continue to play good football in the second half of the season.

28. (28) Detroit Lions: 3-10
Lions’ fans should be excited about that defensive line—especially after they beat up the Packers on Sunday.

29. (31) Arizona Cardinals: 4-9
How did the Cardinals score 43 points on Sunday?

30. (30) Cincinnati Bengals: 2-11
The Bengals have now lost 10 straight games. Not good for Marvin Lewis.

31. (29) Denver Broncos: 3-10
Maybe it is time to give Tim Tebow a shot under center in Denver.

32. (32) Carolina Panthers: 1-12
Time to start preparing to make that No.1 pick in April down in Carolina.

Follow the NFP on Twitter: @FootballPost

NFP's Introduction to Scouting Class is now registering for our Winter sessions! Save $200 if you register before December 1st! REGISTER NOW!

Check out our partners at TiqIQ for the best deals on all games on the 2014 NFL schedule.

NFP Inside Content. All Season.