NFL Power Poll – Week 14
Rams Clinch NFC West
Chiefs Host Ravens In Key AFC Matchup
Team of the Week –
Chargers edge Steelers, 33-30
Upset of the Week
Dallas beats New Orleans, 13-10
Players of the Week
Offense – RB Todd Gurley – Rams
Defense – LB DeMarcus Lawrence – Cowboys
Rookies of Week
Offense – RB Phillip Lindsay – Broncos
Defense – DL B.J. Hill – Giants
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Cowboys Look to Claim Commanding NFC East Leadership
Draft Insiders’ – NFL Power Poll – Week 14
NFL Ranking /Record /Team
#1 -11-1 Rams
Rams’ drill Lions to win NFC West title.
#2 – 10-2 Chiefs
Chiefs’ pounded West rival the Raiders.
#3 – 10-2 Saints
Saints’ are rested after being shocked by the Cowboys on Thursday night.
#4 – 9-3 Patriots
Pats are ready to clinch AFC East on their trip to Miami.
#5 – 9-3 Texans
Texans’ on a nine game winning streak. Huge South matchup hosting Colts on Sunday.
#6 – 9-3 Chargers
Chargers looking to hit double digit victories for the first time since the 2013 season.
#7 – 8-4 Bears
The Bears were whipped by the GMen in last one.
#8 – 7-4-1 Steelers
Steelers’ let the Charger game get away from them. Only a half a game lead entering the final month.
#9 – 7-5 Seahawks
Seahawks are hot and host the Vikings Monday night that has major playoff ramifications.
#10 – 7-5 Ravens
Ravens drilled the Falcons. Go to Kansas City in huge test for any playoff hopes.
#11 – 7-5 Cowboys
The Cowboys are hitting stride with huge win over the Saints. Host the Eagles for East leadership in balance.
#12 – 6-5-1 Vikings
Vikings sliding with loss to the Patriots. Travel to Seattle in critical NFC matchup.
#13 – 6-6 Eagles
Eagles trashed the Skins Monday night. Travel to Big D in major East matchup.
#14- 6-6 Broncos
Broncos have won three straight coming off their bye week. Travel to San Fran looking to take another step for the postseason.
#15 – 6-6 Titans
The Titans edged out the Jets. Host the Jaguars Thursday night in key South matchup.
#16 – 6-6 Colts
Colts failed to protect Andrew Luck vs the Jaguars and were shutout to end their five game winning streak.
#17 – 6-6 Panthers
Panthers lost their fourth straight game behind Cam Newton’s four interceptions.
#18 – 6-6 Dolphins
Dolphins host the Patriots in a key matchup for any playoff hopes.
#19 – 6-6 Redskins
The Redskins lose QB Colt McCoy after Alex Smith injury. Face the Giants in a must win situation behind Mark Sanchez.
#20 – 4-8 Giants
The Giants played well vs the Bears. Must beat the Skins for any playoff mathematical chances.
#21 – 4-7-1 Packers
The Packers fired HC Mike McCarthy after a horrible home loss to the Cardinals.
#22 – 4-8 Falcons
Falcons were wacked by the Ravens. Go to Green Bay with loser out for the postseason.
#23 – 5-7 Bengals
Bengals’ are playing out the string with QB Andy Dalton on IR for the year.
#24 – 4-7-1 Browns
Browns ran into the Texans buzzsaw in last one. Host the fading Panthers this Sunday.
#25 – 4-8 Lions
Lackluster Lions travel to the desert for matchup with the equally disappointing Cardinals.
#26 – 4-8 Jaguars
Jaguars’ ended their seven game losing stretch with an impressive shutout of the Colts.
#27 – 5-7 Bucs
Bucs are playing fairly well. Host the Saints that will test any real improvement.
#28 – 4-8 Bills
Bills hosting the Jets in the East basement bowl.
#29 – 3-9 Jets
Jets’ hoping rookie QB Sam Darnold is healthy for the final month. Six game losing streak reflects marginal talent.
#30 – 3-9 Cardinals
Cardinals beat the Packers in Titletown. Host the Lions in another winnable contest.
#31 – 2-10 49ers
The 49ers were whipped by the Seahawks in last one. Host the tough Broncos this Sunday.
#32 – 2-10 Raiders
The Raiders were edged by the Chiefs. Host the Steelers this Sunday.
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 20 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.