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PFW NFL Power Rankings Week 14

Patriots Football Weekly's Andy Hart offers his PFW NFL Power Rankings heading into week 14 based off of the Wilson-Hart power index.


Patriots Football Weekly has created a weekly Power Ranking based on the proprietary Wilson-Hart Power Index. The system uses the most important statistics in the game — those most closely associated to winning and losing — to rank all 32 NFL teams based on their performance to date this season.

Given the Seahawks impressive blowout of the previously No. 2-ranked Saints in Seattle on Monday night, it's no surprise that the Legion of Boom maintains its top spot in the Wilson-Hart Power Index this week. What is notable is the Seahawks Index number and how far ahead of the now No. 2-ranked Panthers Pete Carrol''s team is. According to the statistics, Carolina is actually closer to the No. 10-ranked Broncos than it is to the No. 1 overall spot. Seattle is as highly ranked and as far ahead of the competition at this point in the season as any team we've seen previously in the Index.

After the Panthers, the Chiefs and Saints are now tied for the No. 3 spot, just ahead of the Patriots at No. 5.

As we've seen in recent weeks, late season action only alters the Index a bit on a weekly basis. No team rose or fell more than three slots this week, and 14 of 32 teams actually remained in the same spot where they resided a week ago.

The Jaguars continue to hold onto the basement in the Index, although the Texans are now at No. 31 and making a push to give Jacksonville a run for its money after Houston lost its 10th straight game at the hands of the Patriots.

11sameSeattle Seahawks11-1-01.667
24up 2Carolina Panthers9-3-06.833
33sameKansas City Chiefs9-3-07.167
32down 1New Orleans Saints9-3-07.167
55sameNew England Patriots9-3-07.333
55sameSan Francisco 49ers8-4-07.333
77sameCincinnati Bengals8-4-010.000
88samePhiladelphia Eagles7-5-010.167
910up 1Dallas Cowboys7-5-010.833
109down 1Denver Broncos10-2-011.333
1111sameChicago Bears6-6-013.000
1212sameArizona Cardinals7-5-013.167
1315up 2Miami Dolphins6-6-013.500
1416up 2Indianapolis Colts8-4-014.167
1413down 1Tennessee Titans5-7-014.167
1618up 2Detroit Lions7-5-014.833
1714down 3St. Louis Rams5-7-015.333
1817down 1Pittsburgh Steelers5-7-016.000
1920up 1San Diego Chargers5-7-017.500
2019down 1Green Bay Packers5-6-117.667
2121sameBaltimore Ravens6-6-018.000
2223up 1Buffalo Bills4-8-019.500
2221down 1Tampa Bay Buccaneers3-9-019.500
2426up 2New York Giants5-7-021.833
2524down 1Cleveland Browns4-8-023.000
2624down 2Oakland Raiders4-8-024.167
2727sameWashington Redskins3-9-024.833
2828sameAtlanta Falcons3-9-025.333
2929sameMinnesota Vikings3-8-125.667
3030sameNew York Jets5-7-026.500
3130down 1Houston Texans2-10-027.833
3232sameJacksonville Jaguars3-9-028.500

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