Ravens Edge 49ers to Claim #1 Ranking in NFL Power Poll
NFL Power Poll – Week 14
Frank Coyle/ Head Scout
NFL Power Poll – Draft Insiders’
Ravens Edge 49ers to Claim #1 Ranking
Texans Beat Patriots In AFC Clash
Team of the Week
Ravens Beat 49ers, 20-17
Upset of the Week
Dolphins Beat Eagles, 37-31
Players of the Week
Offense – QB Josh Allen – Bills
Defense – DE Cameron Jordan – Saints
Rookies of Week
Offense – QB Drew Lock – Broncos
Defense – DT Ed Oliver – Bills
Game of Week #14 – Sam Francisco 49ers (10-2) at New Orleans Saints (10-2)
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Draft Insiders’ – NFL Power Poll – Week 14
NFL Ranking /Record /Team
#1 – 10-2 Ravens
Ravens continue to roll after winning big road games and deserve this ranking.
#2 – 10-2 Saints
Saints’ have quietly maintained a high level and focused on the postseason.
#3 – 10-2 Seahawks
Seahawks won another big NFC matchup and are beginning to peak for the playoffs.
#4 – 10-2 49ers
The 49ers lost a tough game vs the Ravens that forfeited first place in the NFC West.
#5 – 10-2 Patriots
Pats offense has struggled in big spots this season and it cost them vs the Texans.
#6 – 9-3 Packers
The Packers keep winning the games they should and taking advantage of a short schedule.
#7 – 8-4 Chiefs
Chiefs’ drilled the Raiders that puts them in position to clinch the AFC West within two weeks.
#8 – 8-4 Vikings
Vikings’ lost a tough one to the Seahawks and have to fight for postseason berth vs Packers and other NFC contenders.
#9 – 9-3 Bills
Bills’ host the Ravens, hoping to prove they are legitimate AFC contenders.
#10 – 8-4 Texans
Texans’ beat the Patriots in an impressive performance to establish themselves among AFC leaders.
#11 – 7-5 Steelers
Steelers have fought themselves back into playoff contention. Travel to the desert vs the fading Cardinals.
#12 – 7-5 Titans
The scrappy Titans drilled the Colts to stay alive in South division. They face the Raiders in a pivotal AFC showdown for both.
#13 – 6-6 Cowboys
The overrated Cowboys were turned into turkey bones by the Bills on Thanksgiving.
#14 – 6-6 Rams
Rams’ face the acid test hosting the Seahawks that may determine any playoff hopes.
#15 – 6-6 Bears
The Bears trying to claw back into playoff contention, but must beat the Cowboys at home Thursday night.
#16 – 5-7 Eagles
The struggling Eagles host the Giants Monday in a must win situation for any postseason hopes.
#17 – 6-6 Raiders
The Raiders peaked early and face the emerging Titans in vital matchup for any postseason aspirations.
#18 – 5-7 Browns
Browns are still alive but have little room for any loss in the tight AFC wild card hunt.
#19 – 6-6 Colts
The Colts were man handled by the Titans last week and face weekly must win situations.
#20 – 5-7 Panthers
Panthers fired HC Ron Rivera and with Cam Newton facing foot surgery will play for next season.
#21 – 4-8 Chargers
Chargers lost in Denver that virtually eliminated their playoff hopes.
#22 – 3-8-1 Lions
Lions let the Bears off the hook again and have begun to look to next season.
#23 – 4-8 Jaguars
Jaguars’ will bench QB Nick Foles after a short return that leaves major questions about his future in Jacksonville.
#24 – 5-7 Bucs
Bucs coming off a nice win over the Jaguars. Playing for a shot at .500 mark.
#25 – 3-9 Falcons
Falcons lost to the Saints that puts them in the South basement.
#26 – 3-8-1 Cardinals
Cardinals’ offense is struggling to protect rookie Kyler Murray and have just started their rebuilding process.
#27 – 4-8 Jets
Jets’ lost to the winless Bengals in another brutally awful performance.
#28 – 4-8 Broncos
Broncos beat the Chargers in a meaningless game. Expect huge offensive overhaul this offseason.
#29 – 3-9 Dolphins
Dolphins won another one over second half of season. Young core is gaining valuable experience.
#30 – 3-9 Redskins
The Redskins rookie top pick QB Dewayne Haskins gets his first victory. They travel to Titletown for major test.
#31 – 2-10 Giants
The Giants will play Eli Manning with rookie Daniel Jones nursing ankle injury. They face a key offseason in personnel decisions.
#32 – 1-11 Bengals
Bengals’ got their first win vs the Jets. They would love to end the Browns playoff delusions.
Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with NFL and college coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards – Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff etc for the past 25 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for CBS, ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to NFL and College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites