Draft Insiders’ – NFL Power Poll – Playoffs Week 19
NFL Power Poll – Wild Card Week
Bills Bomb Patriots, Bucs Crush Eagles
Ram’s Matthew Stafford Burns Cardinals
Teams of the Week
Bills Behind Josh Allen Crushes Patriots, 47-17
49ers Clinch Playoff spot with Win over Rams – 27-24 OT
Raiders Get Wild Card Spot with Win over Chargers – 35-32 OT
Players of the Week
Offense – QB Josh Allen – Bills
Defense – LB Von Miller – Rams
Games of Week 20 – Divisional Playoff Week
Saturday – Jan. 22
Bengals @ Titans
49ers @ Packers
Sunday – Jan 23
Rams @ Bucs
NFL Team Power Poll – Draft Insiders’ Staff
Ranking /Record /Team
#1 – 13-4 Packers
The Packers sat out week 1 with a playoff bye. Hosting the banged up 49ers this Saturday night. Packers played with purpose this season and look to take care of business.
#2 – 14-4 Bucs
Bucs toasted the outmanned Eagles in the opening round. Host the Rams in the divisional round, relying on the Brady magic to continue their repeat march.
#3 – 13-5 Chiefs
Chiefs bombed the Steelers on Sunday night behind Patrick Mahomes. Host the hot Bills in a terrific matchup of gun slinging QBs.
#4 – 12-5 Titans
The Titans are rested after their playoff bye. Host the surging Bengals in a matchup of different styles.
#5 – 12-6 Bills
Bills rocked the Patriots with their explosive offense behind Josh Allen. They scored at will vs the veteran Pats’ defense and hope to retain their offensive pace vs the equally hot Chiefs’ attack.
#6 – 13-5 Rams
Rams crushed the Cardinals behind the hot hand of QB Matthew Stafford who dissect their defense.
They travel to Tampa to face Tom Brady, hoping to repeat their early season 34-24 victory.
#7 – 11-7 Bengals
Bengals jumped the Raiders early and walked away with their first postseason win in 31 years. Travel to Nashville, looking to keep their momentum vs the AFC leader.
#8 – 11-7 49ers
The 49ers beat the Cowboys behind a strong ground game and tough defense. Their defense is banged up for their trip to Titletown to face Aaron Rodgers on Saturday night.
#9 – 11-7 Cardinals
Cardinals lost to the Seahawks to complete their rocky closing stretch. QB Kyler Murray struggled in the spotlight and failed in big spots repeatedly over the late season.
#10 – 12-6 Cowboys
The overrated Cowboys played lousy vs the balanced 49ers. QB Dak Prescott was erratic as usual vs a good defense. Boys imploded with little discipline especially when they were behind.
#11 – 10-8 Patriots
The Pats defense was smoked by Buffalo’s Josh Allen. They never got their offense in motion and the defense failed repeatedly to contain the potent Bills attack.
#12 – 10-8 Raiders
The Raiders tried to comeback vs the Bengals, but lacked the firepower to deliver in the red zone.
Club hung together through a difficult second half to make the playoffs.
#13 – 9-8-1 Steelers
Steelers were outmatched vs the Chiefs. It ended the Ben Roethlisberger era that included two Super Bowl titles.
#14 – 9-9 Eagles
The Eagles were crushed by Tom Brady and the Bucs who jumped to a 31-0 lead. Eagles went much further than expected this season and have a foundation to build upon for next season.