NFL Power Rankings: Denver Broncos tumble after Week 15

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NFL Power Rankings: Denver Broncos tumble after Week 15

32. Cleveland Browns (3-11)

Last week: 31

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(AP Photo/Scott Eklund)

31. Tennessee Titans (3-11)

Last week: 30

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(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

30. San Diego Chargers (4-10)

Last week: 32

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(AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

29. San Francisco 49ers (4-10)

Last week: 29

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(AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

28. Baltimore Ravens (4-10)

Last week: 28

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(AP Photo/Gail Burton)

27. Dallas Cowboys (4-10)

Last week: 26

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(AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

26. Miami Dolphins (5-9)

Last week: 27

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(AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

25. Chicago Bears (5-9)

Last week: 24

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(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

24. New Orleans Saints (5-9)

Last week: 25

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 (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

23. Detroit Lions (5-9)

Last week: 23

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(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

22. Jacksonville Jaguars (5-9)

Last week: 19

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(AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

21. Indianapolis Colts (6-8)

Last week: 20

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(AP Photo/AJ Mast)

20. Buffalo Bills (6-8)

Last week: 20

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(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

19. St. Louis Rams (6-8)

Last week: 22

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(AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

18. Oakland Raiders (6-8)

Last week: 16

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(AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

17. Philadelphia Eagles (6-8)

Last week: 15

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(AP Photo/Michael Perez)

16. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-8)

Last week: 14

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(AP Photo/Billy Hurst)

15. New York Giants (6-8)

Last week: 13

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(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

14. Atlanta Falcons (7-7)

Last week: 21

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(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

13. Washington Redskins (7-7)

Last week: 17

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 (AP Photo/Mark Tenally)

12. Houston Texans (7-7)

Last week: 12

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(AP Photo/AJ Mast)

11. Minnesota Vikings (9-5)

Last week: 11

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(AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

10. New York Jets (9-5)

Last week: 10

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(AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

9. Denver Broncos (10-4)

Last week: 4

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(AP Photo/Don Wright)

8. Kansas City Chiefs (9-5)

Last week: 7

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 (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

7. Cincinnati Bengals (11-3)

Last week: 6

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(AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

6. Pittsburgh Steelers (9-5)

Last week: 7

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 (AP Photo/Don Wright)

5. Seattle Seahawks (9-5)

Last week: 5

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(AP Photo/Scott Eklund)

4. Green Bay Packers (10-4)

Last week: 8

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 (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

3. Arizona Cardinals (12-2)

Last week: 3

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 (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

2. New England Patriots (12-2)

Last week: 2

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(AP Photo/Steven Senne)

1.Carolina Panthers (14-0)

Last week: 1

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(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)


One week closer to the finish line in the NFL, and the playoff picture is looking as clear as ever.

Carolina continues to lead the way in the NFC, but quickly on their tails come the defending conference champion Seattle Seahawks -- winners in seven of their last eight -- and the Green Bay Packers.

SEE ALSO: Tom Brady and the Pats are at the center of controversy again

In the AFC, the Patriots are trailed by a myriad of interesting and talented clubs who have caught fire at the right time.

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