Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Power Rankings

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Power Rankings

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(Last week's ranking in parentheses)

1. DALLAS COWBOYS (1)

Throwback Thursday. It's been a while since a Cowboys-Redskins matchup had this much meaning.

2. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (2)

After taking care of 49ers, soft stretch of schedule continues with Jets on Sunday, then Rams.

3. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (3)

C.J. Procise injury is a setback for team that's running out of backs. It's Thomas Rawls or bust.

4. OAKLAND RAIDERS (5)

Believe it or not: If the playoffs started tomorrow, the Raiders would hold top seed in the AFC.

5. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (4)

After finessing their way through injuries and close calls all season, it caught up with them vs. Bucs.

6. DENVER BRONCOS (6)

Back in the fire after bye week with Sunday nighter vs. Chiefs. AFC West will be fun down the stretch.

7. NEW YORK GIANTS (8)

Have won five in a row, taking close call vs. Bears; six in a row coming Sunday in Cleveland.

8. WASHINGTON REDSKINS (9)

More than one Brink's truck may be needed to pay quarterback Kirk Cousins this offseason.

9. HOUSTON TEXANS (7)

The Texans are an upscale version of the Rams so far this season; strong defense, not much offense.

10. ATLANTA FALCONS (10)

Arizona game Sunday begins a stretch of three NFC West opponents over next four weeks.

11. DETROIT LIONS (12)

Who'd have thunk it? Lions-Vikings open Thanksgiving triple- header with battle for NFC North lead.

12. MIAMI DOLPHINS (13)

Amazing late escape vs. Rams makes it five in a row for NFL's youngest head coach, Adam Gase.

13. MINNESOTA VIKINGS (15)

Vikings snap four-game losing streak, and it only took a pair of 100-yard plays to do so vs. Arizona.

14. BUFFALO BILLS (19)

Win over Bengals ended 3-game losing streak, looks like two in a row as Jaguars come to town.

15. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (11)

Despite glee for Chip Kelly firing, hype for Carson Wentz arrival, is another so-so season looming?

16. ARIZONA CARDINALS (14)

It's just not clicking for the Big Red this season, and Bidwill's bunch is starting to run out of time. …

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