The 2019 NFL regular season is starting to come to a close. Things have taken shape, and the playoff field is just about set. Accordingly, the Pickswise team has come up with their final NFL power rankings as we head into Week 17. There are a lot of great games in Week 16 so make sure to check our NFL Picks as well. For our top plays, check out our ‘best bets’ tab.
1. Ravens (1)
The Ravens started off slow against the Browns but ended up cruising to victory, clinching the top seed in the AFC in the process. The road to the Super Bowl goes through Baltimore.
2. Chiefs (2)
Kansas City dominated the Bears in front of a national audience on Sunday Night Football. For some reason, they’ve been a bit overlooked, but they’re still very much a Super Bowl contender.
3. Saints (3)
New Orleans picked up a big win over the Titans to help keep them alive for the number one seed in the NFC. They’re looking decent for a bye.
4. 49ers (5)
The 49ers picked up a crucial win over the Rams in an exciting game. If they win in Week 17 then they’ll be the top seed in the NFC.
5. Packers (7)
The Packers have been called overrated by a lot of people, but they silenced some of their critics with an impressive road win over the Vikings on Monday Night Football.
6. Patriots (4)
New England looked unimpressive once again, barely squeaking by the Bills on Saturday. They just don’t look like their normal selves, especially on offense.
7. Texans (9)
The Texans squeaked by the Buccaneers on Saturday. They’ve got a lot of question marks, but they also have enough talent to make some noise in the postseason.
8. Vikings (8)
The Vikings had been playing really well recently, and then they got embarrassed at home against Green Bay. It’ll be very interesting to see how Kirk Cousins fares on the road in the playoffs.
9. Seahawks (6)
The Seahawks have been a bit of a mess recently, and they lost in embarrassing fashion to the Cardinals even after Kyler Murray got hurt. Signing Marshawn Lynch isn’t going to solve all their problems.
10. Bills (10)
The Bills nearly pulled off a massive upset in New England but came up just short. If Josh Allen can pull off a road win in the playoffs, they might build him a statue in Buffalo.