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From the Hart: PFW NFL Power Rankings

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The Patriots were one of the biggest risers this week as the win in Miami, combined with the other action around the league, propelled New England up four spots to a tie at No. 3 overall in this week's Wilson-Hart Power Index.

That sets up an impressive No. 1 vs. No. 3 matchup on Monday Night Football, as Houston held onto the top spot in the Index as the Texans head to Foxborough.

The Falcons also moved up, back to No. 2 overall, as the two one-loss teams top the rankings through 12 games.

San Francisco's loss to the Rams dropped the 49ers into the No. 3 tie with the Patriots, while the Giants round out the top 5.

Three of the four teams who clinched a playoff berth this weekend are atop the rankings, while the Broncos remain at No. 9 after locking up a spot in the postseason.

At the other end of things, the three teams that have been eliminated from the postseason reside in the bottom five in the Index.

This Weeks
Rank
Last Weeks
Rank
Movement Team Current
Record
Wilson-Hart
Power Index
1 1 same Houston Texans 11-1-0 4.333
2 4 up 2 Atlanta Falcons 11-1-0 5.333
3 7 up 4 New England Patriots 9-3-0 7.500
3 2 down 1 San Francisco 49ers 8-3-1 7.500
5 9 up 4 New York Giants 7-5-0 9.167
6 5 down 1 Chicago Bears 8-4-0 9.833
7 10 up 3 Seattle Seahawks 7-5-0 10.500
8 8 same Green Bay Packers 8-4-0 11.000
9 5 down 4 Denver Broncos 9-3-0 11.333
10 3 down 7 Baltimore Ravens 9-3-0 11.833
11 12 up 1 Washington Redskins 6-6-0 12.167
12 11 down 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6-6-0 12.833
13 14 up 1 Pittsburgh Steelers 7-5-0 13.667
14 17 up 3 Arizona Cardinals 4-8-0 13.833
15 13 down 2 Cincinnati Bengals 7-5-0 15.000
16 24 up 8 Carolina Panthers 3-9-0 16.167
17 20 up 3 Cleveland Browns 4-8-0 16.500
18 26 up 8 Buffalo Bills 5-7-0 17.667
18 16 down 2 San Diego Chargers 4-8-0 17.667
20 22 up 2 Detroit Lions 4-8-0 17.833
21 15 down 6 New Orleans Saints 5-7-0 18.167
22 23 up 1 Dallas Cowboys 6-6-0 18.333
23 19 down 4 St. Louis Rams 5-6-1 19.000
24 18 down 6 Minnesota Vikings 6-6-0 20.167
25 21 down 4 Miami Dolphins 5-7-0 20.500
26 24 down 2 New York Jets 5-7-0 21.500
27 27 same Indianapolis Colts 8-4-0 22.000
28 28 same Jacksonville Jaguars 2-10-0 24.667
29 30 up 1 Oakland Raiders 3-9-0 25.667
30 29 down 1 Tennessee Titans 4-8-0 26.167
31 31 same Philadelphia Eagles 3-9-0 28.000
32 32 same Kansas City Chiefs 2-10-0 30.833

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