FOXSports.com NFL power rankings
Brian Billick is an acclaimed NFL game analyst for FOX Sports and a Super Bowl-winning coach.
The Seahawks just dismantled one of the best teams in the league, so now the question remains: Can Seattle be stopped?
1 Seahawks 11-1
The Seahawks become the first team to clinch a playoff berth this season and did so in a very impressive manner.
2 Panthers 9-3 +1
Talk about domination. The Panthers had twice as many first downs, more than double the total offense and held the Bucs to just one third down conversion on the day.
3 Broncos 10-2 +2
Eric Decker’s 174 yards and four touchdowns put him on an exclusive list that includes only Jerry Rice and Terrell Owens. That’s pretty good company.
4 Patriots 9-3
The Patriots trailed the Texans by 10 points at halftime and have now been outscored by a combined score of 51-10 in the first half the last three games. This is clearly a problem the Patriots need to address before the playoffs.
5 Saints 9-3 -3
Drew Brees’ 147 passing yards against the Seahawks snaps a 43-game streak of at least 200 yards per game. The Saints will play the Panthers in two of their next three games to decide the division.
6 Bengals 8-4
All of the Bengals four losses this season have come on the road, but beating the Chargers in San Diego on Sunday is something they can hang their hat on. Still, Andy Dalton makes me very nervous.
7 49ers 8-4 +1
San Francisco has now won two straight and is starting to show that dynamic offense it had in the playoffs last season.
8 Chiefs 9-3 -1
During the Chiefs’ current three-game losing streak, the defense has allowed 34.3 points per game. During their 9-0 start, they were allowing just 12.3.
9 Eagles 7-5
Nick Foles now has 19 touchdowns without throwing an interception this season and leads the NFL with a 125.2 passer rating.
10 Lions 7-5 +4
The Lions outgained the Packers by 435 yards. Wow.
11 Colts 8-4
The Colts have yet to lose back-to-back games with Andrew Luck as their quarterback. He 9-0 after a loss.
12 Cowboys 7-5
The Cowboys’ seven wins this season have come against opponents with a combined record of 28-49-1. The Eagles (7-5) are the only team with a winning record that Dallas has beaten.
13 Cardinals 7-5 -3
The loss on Sunday snapped a four-game winning streak for the Cardinals, who are now two teams removed from the NFC playoff picture.
14 Ravens 6-6 +4
The Ravens are 5-1 at home this season and an amazing 38-8 at home in the Joe Flacco/John Harbaugh era.
15 Dolphins 6-6 +7
Ryan Tannehill was sacked just once on Sunday — the first time this season he was brought down less than twice in a game.
16 Steelers 5-7 -3
By dropping to 5-7 rather than improving to 6-6, the Steelers’ chances of making the playoffs dropped from 21.2 to 2.1 percent.
17 Chargers 5-7 -1
WR Keenan Allen is a future star in this league.
18 Giants 5-7 +5
Well hello there, Justin Tuck.
19 Titans 5-7
The Titans outgained the Colts on Sunday while having more first downs and a better third-down conversion percentage but turned the ball over four times in the loss.
20 Bears 6-6 -5
Alshon Jeffery is a MAN. His 249 yards on Sunday broke the franchise record that he set earlier this season.
21 Rams 5-7 -4
After averaging 40 points per game in the previous two weeks, the Rams scored just 13 against the 49ers on Sunday.
22 Jets 5-7 -2
The Jets had just 39 yards of total offense in the first half on Sunday and Geno Smith added another interception to make it 23 giveaways for him on the season.
23 Vikings 3-8-1 +3
The Vikings narrowly escaped becoming the first team to tie twice in the same season, and it would have been back-to-back weeks.
24 Packers 5-6-1 -3
The last time the Packers went winless for five games straight was 2008 — Aaron Rodgers’ first season as a starting quarterback.
25 Bills 4-8 -1
The Bills had their second-highest point total of the season but had back-to-back fumbles that cost them the game.
26 Buccaneers 3-9 -1
The Bucs converted just one of 10 third downs and had a season-low 206 total yards against the Panthers on Sunday.
27 Raiders 4-8
The Raiders have now lost four straight games on Thanksgiving; their last win was against the Bills in 1968.
28 Falcons 3-9 +1
The Falcons earned their first road win this season and produced their second highest offensive output against the Bills on Sunday.
29 Redskins 3-9 -1
The Redskins have now been officially eliminated from the playoffs.
30 Jaguars 3-9 +1
The Jaguars have won three of their last four and have won back-to-back games for the first time since 2010.
31 Browns 4-8 -1
Brandon Weeden became the first QB for the Browns to throw for more than 350 yards and three touchdowns since 2004, but he is still 0-5 as the starting quarterback this season.
32 Texans 2-10
If the season were to end today, the Texans would hold the first pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Absurd.