NFL Week 14: Power Rankings & Playoff Picture

There are just 4 weeks left to go in the NFL regular season, as the playoff picture begins to take shape. With a massive 33-13 win over the Eagles, the Dallas Cowboys are now leaders in the NFC East. Both teams are tied with 10-3 records with some tough matchups upcoming in the next two weeks. 

The Chiefs lost their second in a row on Sunday to the Bills, 20-17, after dropping to the Packers in Week 13. Reigning Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes has not been at his best, throwing for just 271 yards which included one touchdown and an interception. Luckily, the Chiefs have the Patriots next week where they should have a relatively easy game.

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For more results and a complete overview of the playoff picture for both the AFC and NFC, see below.

AFC Playoff Picture

The Ravens beat the LA Rams on Sunday, 37-31, to win their third game in a row. They are now 10-3 on the season to top the AFC standings. Just behind the Ravens are the Dolphins who are a game behind at 9-4. 

The Dolphins lost a close contest to the Tennessee Titans on Monday night, 28-27, after star wide receiver Tyreke Hill injured himself in the first half. Even with the loss, the Dolphins seem like favourites to come out on top in the AFC with their high powered offense.

The Chiefs and Jaguars both lost on Sunday to drop their records to 8-5. Both teams still lead their divisions but are now only one game up. With some good teams behind them, Kansas City and Jacksonville will need wins next week to stay at the top.

The wild card race in the AFC is extremely competitive. The Cleveland Browns hold one spot with a 8-5 record and the other two spots are being fought for by 6 teams tied with a record of 7-6: the Steelers, Colts, Texans, Broncos, Bills & Bengals. 

The only team mathematically eliminated from making the playoffs are the 3-10 New England Patriots.

RankTeamWinsย Losses
1d-Ravens103
2d-Dolphins94
3d-Chiefs85
4d-Jaguars85
5w-Browns85
6w-Steelers76
7w-Colts76
8Texans76
9Broncos76
10Bengals76
11Bills76
12Chargers58
13Raiders58
14Jets58
15Titans58
16Patriots310

d = current division leader

w = current wild card spot holderย 

NFL Playoff Picture

The NFC division has three teams well ahead of the pack with 10-3 records: the Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers. While all three should make the playoffs, the Eagles and Cowboys are fighting for first place in the NFC East. The winner will likely get a bye week to start while the other will need to play on Wild Card Weekend.

The Detroit Lions are winning the NFC NOrth relatively comfortably, two games ahead of the Vikings. The NFC South however has a three way tie for first place between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints. All three teams have a 6-7 record.

With either the Cowboys or Eagles almost guaranteed to take one wild card spot, only two places remain in the NFC. Right now they are held by the Vikings at 7-6 and Packers at 6-7. 

Only the Carolina Panthers have been eliminated from making the playoffs in the NFC. THe Commanders and Cardinals however are huge longshots to qualify.

RankTeamWinsย Losses
1d-49ers103
2d-Cowboys103
3d-Lions94
4d-Buccaneers67
5w-Eagles103
6w-Vikings76
7w-Packers67
8Rams67
9Seahawks67
10Falcons67
11Saints67
12Bears58
13Giants58
14Commanders49
15Cardinals310
16Panthers112

d = current division leader

w = current wild card spot holderย