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NFL Power Rankings – Postseason
Team of the Week - Dallas Cowboys
Player of the Week - QB Brett Favre - Vikings
Rookie of the Week - RB Arian Foster - Texans
Photo - QB Brett Favre - Vikings
Rank / Team / Record
1. Indianapolis Colts (14-2)
Colts lost their final two games that will be second guessed if they don’t win the Super Bowl.
2. San Diego Chargers (13-3)
Chargers won their final 11 games in a row and have peaked at just the right time.
3. New Orleans Saints (13-3)
The Saints finished with three losses in a row and get a bye week to figure out how to recapture their momentum.
4. Minnesota Vikings (12-4)
Vikings bombed the Giants in finale to capture the #2 playoff seed and get a bye week before home postseason contest.
5. Green Bay Packers (11-5)
Packers won seven of their final eight games and could be a major sleeper in the postseason.
6. Dallas Cowboys (11-5)
Cowboys continue their hot streak with win over Eagles that creates an immediate playoff rematch in Big D this weekend.
7. Philadelphia Eagles (11-5)
Eagles return to play Cowboys in playoffs with a chance to redeem themselves for regular season finale disaster.
8. New England Patriots (10-6)
Patriots face a tough playoff matchup with the Ravens coming to town this weekend.
9. Arizona Cardinals (10-6)
Cards were bombed by the Packers in finale and get same matchup this week in postseason.
10. Cincinnati Bengals (10-6)
The Bengals were horrible in finale vs Jets who they play in round one in Cincinnati this weekend.
11. Baltimore Ravens (9-7)
The gritty Ravens make the playoffs and go to New England in the first round.
12. New York Jets (9-7)
Jets won four of their final five games to make playoffs and face Bengals again this Sunday.
13. Pittsburgh Steelers (9-7)
Steelers were never able to overcome five game losing streak over the second half of the season.
14. Houston Texans (9-7)
Texans finished with a four game winning streak for their first above .500 record ever, but fell short of playoffs.
15. Atlanta Falcons (9-7)
Falcons win their finale to post back to back winning seasons for the first time in history.
16. Carolina Panthers (8-8)
Panthers finished strong after a slow start that cost them any chance at a playoff spot.
17. Tennessee Titans (8-8)
The Titans were never able to overcome their 0-6 start that put them in a huge hole early in season.
18. Denver Broncos (8-8)
The Broncos caved in after a 6-0 start and probably undergo some more personnel changes this offseason.
19. New York Giants (8-8)
The Giants fell apart late in the season and gave up over 400 points on the year.
20. San Francisco 49ers (8-8)
The 49ers had a strong turnaround season and look to more offseason improvement this year.
21. Miami Dolphins (7-9)
The Dolphins are still young and developing as a team, but have the foundation of a playoff club next season.
22 .Jacksonville Jaguars (7-9)
Jaguars lost their final four games that cost them any playoff chances.
23. Chicago Bears (7-9)
The Bears won their final two games that ended a horrible second half performance.
24. Buffalo Bills (6-10)
The Bills won their Super Bowl with a victory over the Colts in their finale.
25. Oakland Raiders (5-11)
The Raiders finished another horrible season with no recent campaign over 5 wins since their Super Bowl loss to Tampa.
26. Seattle Seahawks (5-11)
The Seahawks were actually worst than their record and face a major turnover this offseason.
27. Cleveland Browns (5-11)
The Browns won their final four games that they hope carries over to next season.
28. Kansas City Chiefs (4-12)
The Chiefs beat the Broncos in finale that ends a horrible season on a positive note.
29. Washington Redskins (4-12)
The Skins completed one of the worst seasons in their long history with HC Jim Zorn fired and Mike Shanahan hired this week.
30. Tampa Bay Bucs (3-13)
The Bucs have a huge rebuilding process ahead of them that has only begun.
31. Detroit Lions (2-14)
Lions completed another disastrous season and have just started a major rebuilding job.
32. St. Louis Rams (1-15)
The Rams are as bad as their record states and they need a few strong draft class to return to respectability.