Draft Insiders’ – NFL Power Poll – Pats’ Take Command of AFC East

Draft Insiders’ – NFL Power Poll Week 14

Patriots Win 7th in a Row with Victory over Bills
Cardinals, Bucs, Cowboys and Chiefs Lead Divisions

Team of the Week 
Patriots (9-4) edge Bills (7-5)
Pats’ Control Clock to Take Command of AFC East

Upset of the Week
Lions Shock Vikings – 29-27
Detroit claims first victory with gutty performance on last second TD pass.
Players of the Week
  Offense – QB Justin Herbert – Chargers        
  Defense – LB Jordan Hicks – Cardinals
Rookies of Week
    Offense – WR Amon-Ra St. Brown – Lions
    Defense – LB Jaelen Phillips – Dolphins
Games of Week 14 
   Los Angeles Rams (8-4) at Arizona Cardinals (10-2)
     Rams looking to close the gap in the West entering final month.

NFL Team Power Poll
Draft Insiders’ Staff

Ranking /Record /Team

#1 – 10-2 Cardinals
Cardinals hold the top spot with a narrow victory over the Bears. Host the Rams Monday night that may decide the West title winner.

#2 – 9-3 Packers
The Packers are rested to host the Bears Sunday night. Packers are playing for home field advantage and a playoff bye with the North title also a certainty.

#3 – 9-3 Bucs
Bucs kept rolling along. Host the Bills in a playoff primer for their high scoring attack.

#4 – 9-4 Patriots
Pats win their 7th straight game with gutting victory in Buffalo. The Belichick magic never left.

#5 – 8-4 Chiefs
Chiefs come off a win vs the Broncos. Host the Raiders looking to maintain their West leadership.

#6 – 8-4 Ravens
Ravens came up short vs the Steelers. Travel to Cleveland with a makeshift secondary for the stretch run.

#7 – 8-4 Rams
Rams rebound vs the Jaguars with their explosive air game. Travel to the desert for major West battle with the Cardinals that they must win to close the gap.

#8 – 8-4 Titans
The rested Titans host the Jaguars looking to maintain their South lead over the surging Colts.

#9 – 8-4 Cowboys
The Cowboys travel to the Capital looking to improve their East lead to three games.

#10 – 7-5 Bills
Bills continue to struggle offensively. Travel to Tampa Bay for crucial matchup where they must reestablish themselves as playoff contenders.

#11 – 7-6 Colts
The Colts shut out the Texans. Get their bye week to heal up for the stretch run.

#12 – 7-5 Chargers
Chargers came out firing vs the Bengals to stay in the tight AFC West race. Host the struggling GMen in a crucial contest for their playoff hopes.

#13 – 7-5 Bengals
Bengals defense failed to show up vs the Chargers. Host the 49ers in a must win situation this week.

#14 – 6-5-1 Steelers
Steelers won slug out vs the Ravens to keep alive their AFC playoff hopes. Travel to Minny for vital Thursday night contest.

#15 – 6-6 WFT
The WFT beat the Raiders in yet another close game. Host the Cowboys in an NFC East contest that could define divisional title.

#16 – 6-6 49ers
The 49ers failed vs Seahawks that puts them in a dogfight for the final NFC playoff spot. Travel to Cinny for vital contest that could determine both teams’ playoff hopes.

#17 – 6-6 Raiders
The Raiders came up short vs WFT. Travel to KC for major matchup with the Chiefs which has all the makings of a must win to stay in contention.

#18 – 6-6 Browns
Browns coming off their bye week and need to get their bearings to stay alive in the AFC playoff chase. Host the Ravens with major ramifications.

#19- 6-6 Broncos
The Broncos struggled offensively in the loss to the Chiefs. Host the hot Lions in a must win situation.

#20 – 6-7 Eagles
The Eagles get a late bye to prepare for the stretch run. Face an NFC East diet the rest of the schedule.

#21 – 6-7 Dolphins
Dolphins won their 5th straight behind a solid defense. Get their bye week to prep for stretch run where they hope to extend their stretch and get help for playoff possibility.

#22 – 5-7 Vikings
Vikings lost another tough game, this time to division rival the Lions. Host the Steelers Thursday night and need to win to keep their remote postseason hopes alive.

#23 – 5-7 Saints
The Saints are rested after lose to the Cowboys on Thursday night. Travel to Jets in a crucial game for their slim postseason hopes.

#24 – 5-7 Falcons
Falcons failed vs the Bucs in a critical matchup. They go to Carolina with the loser looking to next season.

#25 – 4-9 Giants
The Giants came up empty with backup QB Mike Glennon. Playing out the string from here with major changes expected this offseason.

#26 – 4-8 Seahawks
Seahawks dug in for their victory over the 49ers. Travel to Houston hoping to extend their winning despite a long shot for postseason.

#27 – 5-7 Panthers
Panthers are coming off their bye week and host the Falcons. Offense has struggled mightily since the first month with hopes they can turn it around with Cam Newton.

#28 – 4-8 Bears
The Bears will return to rookie Justin Fields for stretch run. He faces the Packers in Green Bay on Sunday Night.

#29 – 3-9 Jets
Jets reaching new levels of ineptitude on both sides of the ball. Host the Saints looking to get young players into new schemes.

#30 – 2-10 Texans
Texans host the Seahawks, hoping to recover from shut out in last game.

#31 – 2-10 Jaguars
Jaguars travel to Nashville to face the rested Titans. Looking to an offseason of wholesale changes in this collapsing organization.

#32 – 1-10-1 Lions
Hail to the Lions. Gutty win after several heartbreaking losses. Travel to Mile High looking for two game winning streak.

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