NFL Power Rankings: Seahawks looming again as a title contender

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NFL Power Rankings: Seahawks looming again as a title contender

29. San Francisco 49ers (4-9)

Last week: 30

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28. Baltimore Ravens (4-9)

Last week: 27 

(Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

27. Miami Dolphins (5-8)

Last week: 24

(Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

26. Dallas Cowboys (4-9)

Last week: 19

(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

23. Detroit Lions (4-9)

Last week: 21

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22. St. Louis Rams (5-8)

Last week: 25

(Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

21. Atlanta Falcons (6-7)

Last week: 12

(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

19. Jacksonville Jaguars (5-8)

Last week: 26

(Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

18. Buffalo Bills (6-7)

Last week: 16

(Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

15. Philadelphia Eagles (6-7)

Last week: 15

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14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-7)

Last week: 14

(Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

13. New York Giants (6-7)

Last week: 18

(Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

12. Houston Texans (6-7)

Last week: 13

(Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)

11. Minnesota Vikings (8-5)

Last week: 8

(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

10. New York Jets (8-5)

Last week: 11

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9. Green Bay Packers (9-4)

Last week: 10

(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

8. Pittsburgh Steelers (8-5)

Last week: 9

(Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images)

7. Kansas City Chiefs (8-5)

Last week: 7

(Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

6. Cincinnati Bengals (10-3)

Last week: 4

(Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)

5. Seattle Seahawks (8-5)

Last week: 6

(Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

4. Denver Broncos (10-3)

Last week: 2

(Photo By Steve Nehf/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

3. Arizona Cardinals (11-2)

Last week: 3

(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

1. Carolina Panthers (13-0)

Last week: 1

(Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)


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 six of their last seven. Russell Wilson has thrown 16 touchdowns over his last four games and ran for another without throwing a pick.

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The Patriots finally found their winning ways in Week 14 with a win against Houston, but the top AFC seeds are all up for grabs as we enter the home stretch.

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